Welcome to Isla Chiquita Glamping Hotel
Enjoy our Glamping Experience in Costa Rica
Rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit as you forge a meaningful connection to nature at Isla Chiquita Glamping Hotel. Perched on the tiny island of Isla Jesusita in Costa Rica's picturesque Gulf of Nicoya, our hotel is the first and only destination of its kind in the country.
Celebrate the island’s artisanal fishing heritage with a delicious seafood meal at Donde Tía Nora Restaurant, or sip a drink at Harry’s Bar & Restaurant as you survey the beauty that envelops you. Embark on an adventure by land or sea; bioluminescence expeditions, birdwatching, forest bathing hikes, snorkeling excursions and island hopping are among the engaging experiences we offer. Upon returning to the hotel, relax in our tropical lounging gardens or soothe tired muscles with a massage on our wellness deck.
What is "Glamping"?
"Glamping" (a combination of the words “glamour” and camping”) blends the adventure and eco-friendly appeal of a camping holiday with the comforts and amenities of a traditional hotel. Isla Chiquita elevates the glamping experience with premium tent accommodations featuring plush bedding, organic bath products and lounging decks with gorgeous ocean or tropical forest views.
Glamping Costa Rica
Perfect for families or groups, these tents offer either one king or two comfortable double beds, an en-suite bathroom, a mini refrigerator and a lounging deck with breathtaking ocean or forest views. Our King Tent Suites also include a day bed. Our six Premium View Tents put the spotlight on the Gulf of Nicoya with dazzling views.
Set at the cusp of the island, this magnificent suite is our most luxurious. It features an unparalleled 360° ocean view and is furnished with a king bed, two day beds, a spacious en-suite bathroom, a Palapa lounging deck and a bubbling outdoor whirlpool.
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The Best of Costa Rica
Seasonal, local seafood, creative cocktails and unmatched views: all of this and more are yours to relish at Donde Tía Nora Restaurant and Harry’s Bar & Restaurant, our signature dining and drink destinations.
Our thrilling experiences are designed to help you achieve mindful harmony with the world around you. Explore the bounty of the land or discover the wonders of the sea through our unique tours, excursions and adventures.
Discover our Nimbu Spa
Nimbu, the melodic Chorotega word for water, captures Isla Chiquita's feel-good essence. Embedded in a secluded bluff on the island’s high grounds, our wellness deck fosters a private wellness retreat. A backdrop of endless ocean complements a selection of massage therapies designed to relax the body, soothe the mind and uplift the spirit.
How to Reach Our Hotel
Isla Chiquita Glamping Hotel is separated from the mainland by a 10-minute boat ride from Paquera, Puntarenas. The hotel offers a floating dock for dry-foot arrivals by yacht or boat, as well as a clearing for helicopters. There is a complimentary round-trip water taxi that serves both our dry land facilities in Punta Cuchillos and the Paquera Ferry arrival platform.
Frequently Asked Questions
Environmental sustainability is of the utmost importance to all of us at Isla Chiquita Glamping Hotel. We’re committed to protecting and preserving the beauty of our surroundings, with a host of green-friendly initiatives and programs.
Exceeded all expectations!This spectacular glamping experience far exceeded all expectations. Spacious, well appointed “tents” include all the amenities of a nice hotel, like double vanity sinks, tiled walk in shower and even robes. The covered outdoor patios have spectacular views of the Nicoya Gulf. But the true draw to Costa Rica is its nature and this small island offers it all. The restaurant is amazing! There are plenty of other things to do here - they have kayaks and paddle boards on property, a spa, yoga deck and many excursions such as line fishing, island hopping, a luminescent night tour, etc. We hope to come back soon with family and friends in order to share what we feel is a hidden gem tucked away in a spectacular country to visit.2022-10-12
Fuimos de luna de miel y nos alojamos tres días en este pequeño paraíso maravilloso. En cuanto llegamos a la isla nos quedamos alucinados de lo bonito que es todo, una isla con ¨tiendas de campaña¨de lujo muy aisladas unas de otra con una privacidad y unas vistas que solo habíamos visto en películas.
Pudimos hacer padelsurf, kayak y pedalos, lo pasamos de maravilla, también hicimos una ruta de senderismo que da la vuelta a la isla donde las vistas por toda la isla eran increíbles.
Island retreat, 5 star service
We loved our time at Isla Chiquita. We stayed 3 nights in mid August with our 2 adult daughters and we all wished we could stay for a couple more days. From the moment we arrived the service was superb. They made us feel special. The food and drinks were satisfying and presented well. Monkeys migrating through the trees just outside our tent was a bonus. One of our 3 nights was in the master sunset suite at the top of the island. Blew our minds. We are returning 2 months later just to stay in this suite, (during the rainy season), because it is that good!2022-10-19
Un personnel au top dans un site de rêve
Une expérience de glamping (mix entre glamour et camping) niveau haut de gamme ! Le site est au milieu de la nature et on peut voir des singes hurleurs, des iguanes, des serpents, même un tatou ! se promener librement. C'est magique. Deux incontournables selon moi : la balade en kayak pour observer le plancton bioluminescent et la visite du parc national de Curu. Les guides nous permettent d'apprendre une foule de choses. Un grand merci et bravo à Daniela, Rafa, Nelson et Jeffrey ! Et tous les autres !2022-05-23
Experiencia única en el país!
Una experiencia inolvidable! El lugar es precioso, rodeado de abundante naturaleza en su totalidad. Dentro de la isla existen muchas actividades para disfrutar durante la estadía, también se pueden hacer tours como avistamiento de ballenas y bioluminiscencia asi que el abanico de opciones para sacarle el máximo provecho a la visita es bien amplio y variado. Las tiendas son muy espaciosas, y bastante cómodas, la cama tiene muy buen colchón y la ropa de cama impecable. La comida es un climax del viaje, ya que es demasiado fresca y con excelente sabor, también destacamos lo variado que es el menú. Solo queda decir que volveremos pronto!2022-09-21
I loved my stay at the beautiful Isla Chiquita!
The staff went out of their way to make me feel welcome and make sure I had everything I need. The food was delicious and varied with new daily specials using the local produce.
The resort had a number of activities that they were willing to organise for a single as well as the ability to walk on trails around the island. I enjoyed paddleboarding, kayaking and a day trip to the Isla Tortuga. My tent was uniquely beautiful and an experience I will never forget including the howler monkeys who woke me up with their cries and the views out from my tent.2022-10-13
Magical experience in Costa Rica; definitely a must-visit!
Wow, what a beautiful experience is staying at Isla Chiquita. We never expected it to be this special. From the moment you hop onto the private water taxi to the island, to the way you are welcomed, to the moment you get to see your "tent" (glamping taken to the next level!), to the overall experience on the island... it was all so beautiful! The food was delicious, the kayaking and SUP-ing around the island so much fun, and the many howler monkey visits made us smile throughout the day. Special shout out to the incredibly friendly team who are really doing an excellent job!2022-09-12