Starting at $215 per night


Discover the meaning of pura vida at the Isla Chiquita Glamping Resort! Envision an idyllic scenario – glamorous camping on an unspoiled island, relishing in raw oysters, tuna tartar, and freshly caught fish. If you're drawn to the allure of camping without the hassle of lugging equipment, enduring damp ground, and subsisting on freeze-dried fare, your dream comes alive in Paradise itself! Welcome to Isla Chiquita Costa Rica, where the essence of luxury melds harmoniously with the thrill of the great outdoors. Nestled off the Nicoya Peninsula, this haven beckons with 15 sumptuously appointed tents perched on covered platforms, offering resplendent ocean breezes, ceiling fans, and expansive decks – an oasis of comfort enveloped in secluded shade. The on-site gourmet restaurant indulges every palate with artfully prepared cuisine, catering even to discerning vegetarians.

Your sojourn to Costa Rica signifies a communion with nature, an escape from life's obligations, and a rendezvous with tropical splendor. At Isla Chiquita's tent resort, this seamless immersion is your reality, from the moment you're whisked away by boat, leaving all worries behind. Feel free to let go and wander barefoot across the island's sands, all while relishing in the company of perfectly crafted umbrella drinks, herbal lemonades, or fresh fruit smoothies.

Beyond leisurely beach walks, island exploration, and serene swims in the sheltered waters of Paquera Bay, Isla Chiquita extends kayaks and stand-up paddleboards for your enjoyment. A guided nocturnal hike unveils the enchanting bio-luminescence of ocean microorganisms, a magical sight to behold. Engage in guided birdwatching, embark on sport fishing expeditions, and venture into island hopping escapades, all while the resort can organize off-island tours for you.

For relaxation, seize the moment to lounge with a book or binoculars, serenaded by the symphony of the rainforest, with birds gliding on currents and awe-inspiring sunsets transitioning into a celestial tapestry. The resort may lack a swimming pool, but the vast ocean invites you to plunge in its refreshing embrace.

For the ultimate relaxation and wellness, take advantage of the resort's Nimbu Spa. Nimbu, derived from the melodic Chorotega word for water, perfectly encapsulates the uplifting ambiance of Isla Chiquita. Nestled within a secluded bluff atop the island's tranquil heights, our wellness deck offers an exclusive haven for your well-being journey. With the boundless ocean as a backdrop, you'll discover a range of rejuvenating massage therapies crafted to unwind the body, calm the mind, and elevate the spirit. Nimbu serves as a profound connection between your inner essence and the harmonious rhythms of the sea and the lush forest surroundings. Guests can also practice yoga on the beautiful beach or on the wellness platform.

A delectable array of seafood delicacies graces the moderately priced menu. Begin with a symphony of flavors – tuna tartar timbale, mango-sauced croquettes, or a choice between shrimp cocktail, fresh ceviche, and crispy calamari. For mains, savor tuna fillet with fennel sauce, grilled octopus, or ocean sea bass paired with cassava mash. Savory pork chops, grilled tenderloin, and gourmet chicken options cater to every taste. The menu extends to soups, salads, and even a pizza selection, all marked by fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Breakfast and lunch mirror the same culinary excellence, with breakfast included. Keep in mind the menu changes regularly.

The glamping concept weaves an opulent outdoor experience with resort-like luxury. Each camping enclave showcases a spacious tent anchored to a sprawling deck, encompassing a king-sized bed with a headboard, a daybed, mini-bar, double sink bathroom with a hot water shower, storage space, bedside lamp, overhead lighting, and ceiling fans. Windows, screens, and curtains grace these tented sanctuaries, while the deck hosts reclining lounge chairs, a table, and two chairs under a protective canvas canopy. All tents command spectacular ocean vistas.

Boat transportation from Paquera town is thoughtfully provided by Isla Chiquita Costa Rica, ensuring a seamless journey. While luggage weight limits aren't rigid, a recommended guideline is 50 pounds per person. If traveling from San Jose, the ferry from Puntarenas to Paquera is a viable option, with parking solutions in both locales. The convenience of Isla Chiquita offices offers free parking about a mile from Paquera, though you will need to arrange transportation or a taxi to bring you to Paquera. Alternatively, if arriving from northern Guanacaste, you can drive to Paquera without ferry involvement.

With camping elevated to such ease and splendor, seize this golden opportunity to experience the art of glamping in Costa Rica!

Hotel Tags

  • Midrange
  • Luxury
  • Beach Front
  • Spa
  • Ecolodge
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Remote
  • Sustainable
  • Pet Friendly

Hotel Amenities

  • Restaurant
  • Trails
  • Gardens

Room Amenities

Tent Suites

  • Fan
  • Terrace
  • Ocean View

Premium Tent Ocean View

  • Ocean View
  • Plunge Pool
  • Day Bed

Handicap Accessibility

  • Accessible Path Of Travel
  • Accessible Bathroom
  • Roll-in Shower
  • In-room Accessibility


Latitude: N 9° 50' 23.69"
Longitude: W 84° 53' 40.39"