We arrived on a charter plane from San Jose, Punta Gabriela's staff manager was waiting for us on the ground with water, and other drinks. We went to the property which is amazingly beautiful from top to bottom. Accommodations are impeccably decorated and perfectly clean. Meals were ready for us, bar always open for a refreshing or alcoholic beverage and snacks. At sunset (probably the best ones you will ever see), the party ramped up, music (DJ at our request) started and everyone had a blast, appetizers, tropical drinks and dance. Dinner was served and we enjoyed every bite of it. We visited a pretty remote waterfall and what a trip that was into the mountains, small bridges and dirt roads... a real Costar Rican adventure. After the hike and swim, I had the best massage ever, they can arrange that for you too. There are other activities to do in the area, but we were too busy enjoying the property. Could not ask for more. Thanks to Edwin, Mainor and the rest of the team. Can't wait to go back in the near future.
Our trip was amazing! From the moment we stepped foot into Punta Gabriela. The food was excellent. Everything we ate was so fresh and colorful. The weather was always perfect. A little rain and lots of sunshine. The property was incredible and the gardens surrounding the property were abundant and beautiful. My husband and I and our 2 young girls stayed in Villa 1. This villa is my favorite of all the villas in Costa Rica. Spacious, with big beds, a/c, mini frig, nice bathroom, large shower and best of all it’s own private outdoor space and pool where we could see the ocean and hear the waves crashing into the beach. Truly an aww-inspiring destination. Magical in many ways.
We began planning our dream vacation when we saw the incredible on-line video of Punta Gabriela. And still, this vacation exceeded our expectations!
Edwin seems to be the property manager/chef/and everything guy! Your life will be blessed tenfold by meeting him and knowing him/his family. He and the incredible staff at Punta Gabriela take world-class care of you. The accommodations are impeccable; the food is fresh and healthy every day (and yet Edwin won’t mind to make an ice cream or chocolate run for you!) Edwin bends over backwards to make your experience in Costa Rica the best trip ever. He genuinely cares about your welfare, and will only recommend you to go on boats with insurance. He recommends you to people he trusts and knows will provide you with great experiences. So go on that zip line tour (they call it canopy), go white water rafting, go on the ATV tour – you won’t regret it! The resort roof is a helicopter pad, so it’s truly the highest-end private resort imaginable.
Don’t forget to take the time to get a professional massage as the ladies are the best in the world here. And for those not-so-adventurous, don’t worry, Punta Gabriela is a perfect place to remain your entire trip! There’s 24-hour security guards - 100% safe – with gorgeous pools and hot tubs, hammocks, an acoustic guitar for those who play, incredible wildlife like toucans and monkeys. Your days relaxing here will be the best of your life.
Edwin also speaks perfect English. While in town shopping, many places take Visa and Mastercard, but they prefer to take cash. They take US dollars and colonies. Best if you bring smaller bills vs $100 USD bills. Don’t forget to tip the staff at Punta Gabriela before you leave - they are well-deserving of it! Your trip here will be so memorable that you’ll start planning your return to Punta Gabriela before you even depart!
This property is beyond luxury in the most incredible setting overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The sunrise and sunsets are spectacular ! The service and staff are impeccable ! Edwin makes delicious meals, books excursions, and takes care of every detail of your trip including transportation once you arrive. You are always safe, secure and taken care of. I highly recommend this stunning property for a fantastic destination vacation! This place is truly magical. The landscape and wildlife are mesmerizing.
Stayed at the beautiful Punta Gabrielle for thanksgiving vacation with the family. This place is paradise! The service was amazing. Edwin and the staff took care of all our needs. The villa we stayed in was beautiful! Will definitely come back. We highly recommend this place!