Punta Islita Travel Guide

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Punta Islita Hotel Makes Us Wish for Tax Season

Where: Plaza Mayor, Punta Islita, Costa Rica
January 2, 2009 at 9:15 AM | by | ()

Cubicle Dreamin' is a feature in which we ask the hotel mavens to take some time out of their busy work day, surf the Internet, and tell us what hotel they wish they could beam themselves to right that very second--all on the slave driving companies dime, of course. Oh, like these people aren't surfing aimlessly anyway--at least now their purposeless clicking will be cobbled together into useful hotel stories--we hope. Have a destination hotel you are just dying to leave your cube for? Send the story our way.

In this episode, Hotel Maven JennM flees this cold in New York...in her mind. Enjoy.

Iíve been hearing tons of great stuff about Costa Rica lately--nice weather, an even nicer exchange rate--so itís been put on my list of Places Iíd Like to Go to When My Taxes Are Paid. CCome on, itís January. You canít tell me that taxes (and nice weather) arenít on the brain.

Until then, Iíll head there in my mind and stay at Hotel Punta Islita. That view over there? Part of a tiered layout that looks out over the Nicoya Peninsula. There are rooms, casitas and villas available, but my choice would be one of the suites, which feature private decks and Jacuzzis.

Because Iím feeling a bit romantic, Iíll opt for the Romance & Adventure package, which isnít as kinky as it sounds. For four nights at $2,515 (Egads! Think of all the taxes that would take care of!) Iíll get a full breakfast, welcome cocktail, a torch-lit, private al fresco dinner and serenade, cultural tour, massages for two at the Casa Spa, and my choice of canopy zip-lining, guided hiking or horseback riding.

The best part of that price? Taxes are included, making that one less dollar amount I have to worry about.

So let those 1040s roll in because Iím ready to (start my savings all over again to) go to Costa Rica!