Costa Rica's El Silencio Lodge and Hotel Punta Islita named favorites in Central America in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2017 Readers’ Choice Awards

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Grupo Islita, a boutique Costa Rican hotel development and management enterprises places two of its three unique destinations in Condé Nast Traveler's 2017 Readers'' Choice Awards. El Silencio Lodge & Spa and Hotel Punta Islita recognized as two of the top 10 resorts in Central America.

“We are also grateful to our guests for taking the time to voice their heartfelt enthusiasm through Condé Nast Traveler. We now aim to establish our third hotel, island-glamping Isla Chiquita as a favorite among those who seek novel travel experiences." -Karin Zurcher Managing Director Grupo Islita

Condé Nast Traveler announced the results of its 30th annual Readers’ Choice Awards featuring two of Grupo Islita’ three unique hotels in Costa Rica: El Silencio Lodge & Spa in the #2 position with a score of 97.62 and Hotel Punta Islita in the #7 spot with a rating of 96.43.

“We welcome the news with gratitude, thanking our teams for making the travel experience truly memorable for our visitors. We are also grateful to our guests for taking the time to voice their heartfelt enthusiasm through Condé Nast Traveler”, commented Grupo Islita’s Managing Director, Karin Zurcher. "We now aim to establish our third hotel, island-glamping Isla Chiquita as a favorite among those who seek novel travel experiences."

Grupo Islita is a boutique Costa Rican hotel development and management enterprise. Its unique business model favors off-the-beaten path destinations, following a planet-friendly, people positive outlook that links its surrounding eco-systems and communities. The resulting synergies highlight engaging experiences that connect the traveler to the land and culture.

El Silencio Lodge & Spa is an intimate wellness retreat set in Costa Rica’s cloud forest. It offers a natural immersion experience that reflects elements of Costa Rica’s traditional rural farms and countryside homes. It is the first Central American property to be included in the Relais & Châteaux curated portfolio of extraordinary hotels and restaurants.

Hotel Punta Islita is an experience-intense destination set in a secluded beach of Costa Rica’s Guanacaste coastline. Its signature program of included activities lets travelers enjoy eco-adventures, art and cultural experiences.

The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry and are commonly known as “the best of the best of travel.” The list is published online at: http://bit.ly/CNT-TopResortsCA2017

About Grupo Islita

Grupo Islita is an independent Costa Rican enterprise that develops uniquely authentic hotels and engaging life experiences. Its business model is internationally recognized for being planet-friendly and people-positive. Its portfolio currently includes, Hotel Punta Islita, El Silencio Lodge & Spa and Isla Chiquita –Costa Rica’s only island-glamping hotel.

El Silencio Lodge & Spa is a world-class boutique hotel embedded between two national parks in Bajos del Toro, Costa Rica. A member of the Relais & Châteaux curated collection of extraordinary destinations.

Hotel Punta Islita is an experience-intense destination set in a secluded beach of Costa Rica’s Guanacaste coastline. Its signature program of included activities lets travelers enjoy eco-adventures, art and cultural experiences.

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