Hotel & Club Punta Leona ~ Puntarenas

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About the Hotel

Hotel & Club Punta Leona is located in one of the most popular destinations in Costa Rica ~ the Central Pacific region. The area of the Central Pacific is very well known for its spectacular beaches, activities and adventure, golf, sport fishing, sunbathing, snorkeling & scuba diving and wonderful surfing!

At Punta Leona you are surrounded by the deep-blue waters of the Pacific, secluded white-sand beaches, and spectacular rainforest. Just 20 minutes from our Hotel you will find the town of Jaco, which for a long time has been a pillar of tourism in Costa Rica. 

With its close proximity to San Jose City, this beach town is the ideal spring board for those touring the west coast and its wonderful beaches. 


The Punta Leona Beach hotel in Costa Rica offers a variety of water sports you can enjoy during your stay. From a kayak tour with your friend, during which you may encounter dolphins, to boogie boarding or snorkeling, all activities are a unique experience.

Costa Rica is known for white sandy beaches, monkeys swinging in the trees that line the sand and endless waves that begged to be ridden. Punta Leona offers a great spot for surfing in Costa Rica.

One Day Tours
Near the hotel there are different tourist attractions which you can enjoy during your stay. Among the most sought after tourist attractions are:

  • Visit to Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Safari tour Crocodiles
  • Rapids in the Savegre River
  • Arenal Volcano and hot springs
  • Cruise to Tortuga Island

Outdoor fun
Dance to Latino music such as cumbia, salsa, merengue and bachata. Join more relaxing classes such as tai chi, yoga, or one of our aerobics, aqua gym and cardio gym classes for something more dynamic. The choice is yours at Hotel Punta Leona.

If classes are not your thing, you may take part to the various tournaments organized, such as football 5, beach volleyball, ping-pong, boccias, water polo, pool volleyball and water basketball.


Professionals specialized in various techniques and committed to offer you a service of the highest quality will take you to a world of aromas, relaxation and rest. In the midst of Hotel Punta Leona’s lush, the Nature Spa is an intimate oasis designed for those who seek replenishment.

You can enjoy of the following:

  • Exfoliation treatments
  • Boddy wraps treatments
  • Massages
  • Facials
  • Manicure
  • Pedicure

At night
After an intense day of sun, sand and family moments, visit the Al Garete Bar, where the Karaoke will make you laugh and bring out the artist in you or take part in the musical quiz and test your knowledge on music from the 70s, 80s, 90s to current ones. If music is not your thing, join in for Punta Leona’s Bingo and share a great moment altogether.

Children activities
During their time at the hotel, children will have the opportunity to test their skills in a series of challenges such as the famous children’s Rally or the sack race on the beach. Everything is made to put a smile on their faces and keep them in full contact with nature.

For the younger ones, we offer activities such as makeup workshops, pool volleyball, water polo, crafts workshop, birthday parties, youth cine-club as well as the Punta Leona’s mini-tournament.

If you would rather enjoy time with your family, why not join the family rally.


Guided Nature Walks

Hotel Punta Leona is one of the most important private reserves in the Pacific zone of Costa Rica and plays an important role in biological conservation.

Due to its unique geographic location and an important conservation plan, the reserve is one of the few remaining forests situated in the transitional zone between the Dry Forest of the Northwest and the Rainforest of the Southwest.

The reserve is home to more than 330 species of birds as well as to various mammals, such as the white white-faced monkeys, raccoons, kinkajous and spider monkeys. Discover the reserve and its wildlife through its three easily accessible and well marked trails or stop near one of the various feeding stations for hummingbirds, birds and other mammals.

Bird Watching
Enjoy the exciting experience of one of our trails and discover the extraordinary variety of the exotic flora and fauna surrounding the area. Feel the thrill of walking through an environment where the only noise is the harmonious and unique sound of nature.


Don’t forget to bring your binocular, so you don’t miss out on the opportunity to watch some of the 330 species of birds that live in the area.

The more adventurous will also have the opportunity to enjoy night walking tours, during which they will encounter animals such as frogs, scorpions, snakes and various insects. Closed Shoes and long pants are necessary for this tour.

Nature walks are about an hour long, during which you will be accompanied by a bilingual guide. All you need is to book your spot one-day in advance at the reception.

Butterfly Garden & Insects Observatory
Enter the beautiful world of the butterflies; learn about the full cycle of their metamorphosis, their natural habitat, their peculiar way of living with the surrounding ecosystem and immerse yourself in the deep blue of the morpho.

Discover a world that can only be observed at nighttime. Bring your flashlight and join our guide for this unique adventure.


Whether you prefer a beachfront restaurant, eating in the middle of the rainforest or near the swimming pool, at Hotel Punta Leona you can choose according to your taste. Walking to the different restaurants and enjoy the exotic environment is always a great experience. Of course, using the internal shuttle service is always another option.

El Leon Marino
Located next to the swimming pool, offers snacks options or light meals. You will have the choice between delicious pizza, fried plantains, casados and burgers, among other things.


Is located in the heart of the rainforest, next to the Selvamar rooms. Every meal at the Carabelas restaurant is a unique experience.

Playa Blanca
After a refreshing swim in Playa Blanca, sit down and enjoy some fried squid accompanied with a local beer, or discover the various flavors and colors of the Costa Rican cuisine with a michelada and a cassado.

El Grill
If you are planning a romantic dinner for two or want to enjoy a la carte meal with your family, “El Grill” will delight you with a variety of international meals.

Bar al Garete
Try one of our various house cocktails while watching the sunset on Mantas Beach or enjoy a beer while meeting people from different parts of the world.

Bar Cafe 1492
The perfect place to read a good book accompanied by your favorite fresh coffee, and enjoy the cool and pleasant atmosphere of the tropical rainforest.



  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Carabelas Restaurant (buffet style)
  • Restaurant Leon Marino and Restaurant Playa Blanca (set menu)
  • Snacks:  Restaurant Leon Marino (set menu)
  • Drinks:  Algarete Bar, Restaurant Playa Blanca (juices, house wines, national beers, selected alcoholic liquors and cocktails) liquor is served to over 18s)
  • A la Carte Restaurant:  For three nights stay or longer, you can enjoy and la carte dinner (reservation required)
  • 50% discount on lobster or shrimp on set menu prices
  • Entertainment  activities
  • Children's activities
  • Mini golf
  • Snorkel-kayak
  • Butterfly tour
  • 15 minutes per day of free International calls or 1 hour per day of national calls
  • Internet services (in the room and  throughout the hotel)
  • Daily guide walks (requires reservation)

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Extra Staff Bonuses!

Book By Extra
For stays during
23 Dec 2021

* NO CANCELLATION CHARGES OR AMENDMENT FEES up until and including day of check in

28 Aug 2020
24 Dec 2021
23 Dec 2021


28 Aug 2020
24 Dec 2021

* Space Available Late Check Outs

"Space Available" Room Upgrades and Late Check-out, if granted will be at the time of check-in/check-out and at the sole discretion of the hotel.



Selvamar Rooms

The Selvamar rooms of Hotel Punta Leona have been strategically designed and located to minimize their impact on the environment without compromising with your comfort and enjoyment. These rooms are distributed in modules of four units, linked by a small courtyard.

Standard Room 
These rooms are distributed in modules of four units linked by an internal courtyard. Overlooking a tropical garden, the Selvamar Standard are equipped with two double beds, a private bathroom, a mini-fridge, AC, cable TV, a coffee maker, a telephone, a hair dryer and a safe.

Superior Room 
Surrounded by vegetation, these recently renovated rooms come either with a king bed or two double beds.

With their high ceilings, large windows with view on the rainforest, comfortable beds and large private bathrooms, the superior rooms are a great option for those who seek nature and relaxation. All rooms are equipped with ceiling fan, coffee maker, cable TV, telephone, hair dryer, AC and a safe. Some of the superior rooms have terraces with garden view.



Double Chatlet Apartments
Apartments are located near the entrance’s roundabout. Built in one-floor houses, the Double Chalet have two bedrooms, with two double beds in each, two bathrooms and a kitchen area. The latest is equipped with a stove (2 burners), a microwave, a rice cooker, an oven, a coffee maker and kitchenware.

Arenas Apartments
The Arenas Apartments are located on the private road that goes to Playa Blanca, approximately 1 km away from the hotel’s front desk. Designed with a Mediterranean flair, the Arenas Apartments are spread out over two levels. The first level comprises a bedroom with two double beds, a bathroom, a living room, a kitchen, a dining room and a terrace overlooking the sea.

The second floor (downstairs) comprises a bedroom, with two double beds, and a bathroom. The kitchen is equipped with a stove, an oven, a microwave, a rice cooker, frying pans, a coffee maker and kitchenware. AC is available in the bedrooms and ceiling fans in the common area. The apartment also comes with a parking area for one vehicle.

Leonamar Apartments
The building is located in front of a neighborhood street, which could cause discomfort for passing vehicles. The buildings do not have an elevator. Additionally, it has services for children, swimming pool for adults, green areas, parking area, security 24/7.

They are located 150 meters east of the Punta Leona Chapel. In a private residential that offers security, tranquility and a very Costa Rican atmosphere. With access to white sandy beaches only 15 minutes walking through areas of great natural beauty. 


Arrecife Apartments
The Condominiums are located 150 meters east of the Punta Leona's chapel, in a private residential area that offers security and a peaceful Costa Rican atmosphere. Access to White sand beaches at only 15 minutes walk through a beautiful natural environment.

If you don’t have a car the hotel's internal transportation runs approximately every 30 minutes from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. The condominiums are located on a residential street and traffic noise could be a problem. The buildings do not have elevators.

Additionally, it also has a swimming pool for kids, a swimming pool for adults, green garden, snack bar, laundry, parking area, 24/7 security, box exchange, internal shuttle, tourist service office, restaurants, bars, discotheque, supermarket, water sports ($), canopy tour ($), 24/7 front desk.


Bella Leona Apartment
Located 10 minutes away by foot, or 5 if you use the internal shuttle service, from the resort’s center, Bella Leona Condominium is a modern two-storey building with three apartments on each floor.

The building has an internal garden, a small swimming pool and a ranch with BBQ facilities. The use of the ranch area must be coordinated in advance at the front desk.

The apartments have two bedrooms, one with a king bed and the other with two single beds or a queen size bed. The living room is equipped with a cable TV and a queen size sofa bed.

The apartments also have a fully equipped kitchen with stove-oven, microwave, refrigerator and cooking utensils, a dining room, a private balcony and a covered parking place with a capacity of one car per apartment.

Resort Plan

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