Isla Jesusita, Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica
Costa Rica's ultimate luxury camping experience! Blending the laidback fun of camping with the comfort and service of an upscale boutique beach hotel, Isla Chiquita offers an exclusive back-to-nature refuge in the middle of the Gulf of Nicoya. Located on an idyllic small island, Isla Chiquita is reached via speedboat from the mainland. The resort has 15 Glamping Tent Suites overlooking the ocean and one Master Sunset Suite with private whirlpool at the top of the island for the utmost in privacy. Large, airy walk-in tents have shaded private wooden decks with wicker lounge chairs from which to survey the beach. Suites are outfitted with a king bed, day bed lounger, cooling fan, coffeemaker, mini fridge, mini bar and safe. Bathrooms have double porcelain sinks, hair dryer and personal toiletry products made from local organic ingredients.
On the palm-shaded grounds edging the sandy shore, relax in a hammock or recline on canopy-shaded double-size lounge beds overlooking the beach. Enjoy superb ocean-to-table fare at Donde Tia Nora restaurant, retreating inside the thatched cabana or dining on the expansive shaded decks. A diverse menu highlights fresh-caught grilled fish, tropical fruits and colorful cocktails. Harry's Bar is a casual alternative for refreshment throughout the day. Isla Chiquita offers a wide range of eco-adventures on land and sea including sea kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, guided birdwatching, nighttime bioluminescence excursions, a visit to Don Chico's farm to learn about (and sample) sustainable local agriculture, hikes in search of wildlife on the Curu private biological reserve, and beach-hopping aboard an open boat for swimming and snorkeling on uninhabited shores.