Hotel Punta Islita is the newest and the 50th independent hotel incorporated into the Autograph Collection of Marriott International, Inc., the international hotel chain said.
The hotel has high ratings in sustainable tourism as certified by the Instituto Costarricense de Turismo and is a leader in social responsibility, said Marriott.
The hotel on the Nicoya peninsula also is the first in Central America to be included in the Autograph Collection
The hotel has a nine-hole golf course, two pools, a spa, a beach club, two restaurants and conference facility, said Marriott.
The Autograph Collection is a consortium of independent hotels which assists in their marketing. Hotels involved in the group include a small, 15-room hotel in the mountains of Colorado to an 18th century neoclassical mansion in Prague, the Czech Republic.