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Zoo in Islita Area

Ara Project

A local NGO that is dedicated to the conservation of Costa Rica's two species of macaw: the great green macaw and the scarlet macaw. The group rehabilitates injured or rescued birds and eventually reintroduces them …
Museum in Islita Area

Museo Islita

Facing the soccer field, this little museum, sponsored by the Hotel Punta Islita, is an imaginative contemporary-art house. It's basically a studio and gallery, featuring artwork and handicrafts by local artists. Pi…
Wildlife Reserve in Islita Area

Refugio Nacional de Vida Silvestre Camaronal

A good beach and point break, this charcoal gray stretch north of Punta Islita is strewn with driftwood and sheltered by two headlands. This beach also happens to be a protected nesting site for leatherback, olive r…
Costa Rican in Islita Area


The restaurant at the Hotel Punta Islita showcases Tico flavors with the freshest seafood, local meats and poultry, and organic produce. A superlative ocean view complements the beautiful food presentations.
Beach in Islita Area

Playa Corzalito

About 4km south of Punta Islita, Playa Corzalito is backed by mangrove swamps, offering plenty of opportunities to spot birds and other wildlife.
Beach in Islita Area

Playa Bejuco

South of Punta Islita, Playa Bejuco is backed by mangrove swamps, offering excellent wildlife-watching opportunities.