Run, don't walk! If you're on the fence about visiting, don't think twice and just go. You won't be sorry. This is quite honestly one of the most beautiful properties I've ever stayed at. The views are second to none. The amenities are spectacular. I promise you won't regret it!
It can’t get any better This was our best vacation ever. We decided to get out of the cold weather and lockdowns in NY and boy am Im glad we did. From the moment we were picked up at the airport in what I must say was the most awesome 4X4 12 passenger Mercedes van I’ve ever seen, all black and was like being picked up in a deluxe limo. Jesse the driver and Arthur his sidekick were the best, from the Yeti cooler filled with beer, water and fruit and the site seeing we did it made the trip most enjoyable. When we finally arrived we couldn’t believe the views, ocean in the front and lush tropical jungle in the back. Their motto luxury in the jungle is no understatement. They even arranged a chef to prepare appetizers and dinner which was waiting for us when we arrived. The staff was waiting for us to take down our luggage and show us our private villas and all they had to offer. Throughout the rest of our week we were driven to all the area had to offer, waterfalls , quad tours, surfing, restaurants, beaches and the list goes on and on. Jesse his wife Karen, Arthur, Karina, Minor, Liz, Andre and Laura spared no expense in making sure we were taken care of. All I can say is leave your worries behind pack light and show up at the airport and the rest is taken care of. We will definitely be back and sooner than later. Pura Vida Oren and family
Al R
Al R
Costa Rica Fun! This was my first time to Costa Rica. The property is amazing and Jesse and Karen are wonderful hosts. The views are spectacular! If you like to watch the sunset, this is a great place to enjoy them. This is a very unique experience. I saw the pictures of the property and expected it to be beautiful and we weren't disappointed. Jesse and team keep the place in looking great. The biggest reason I say this is a unique experience is because of Jesse and team. They genuinely care that the guest have a great time. They serve you a great breakfast every morning and help to plan and book all the excursions. It's like having a personal travel agent on premises. They recommended great activities - ATV, horse-back riding, and snorkeling excursion that everyone enjoyed. They will take you to and from each of the excursion locations. Had great diners in and out. Jesse arranged to have a chef come in to prepare a nice steak and seafood dinner for us after a day on the run. They also had great suggestions for lunch and dinner restaurants and they transported us to and from. No car needed.
Stephen P
Stephen P
Like coming home We visited Costa Rica, but what made the vacation so wonderful was staying at Punta Gabriela, where we experienced a wonderful family atmosphere with caring hosts and all our needs met with a smile. Punta Gabriela is not simply a luxurious accommodation with dazzling sunsets and stunning views of the ocean below, but a place where we came to better know Costa Rica, its culture and people, through our hosts. Plus we were driven to local shops, restaurants, beaches and towns by the owners and advised on the best activities available to enhance our visit. Punta Gabriela can be whatever Costa Rican vacation you'd like it to be; from relaxing to adventuresome. We made friends there and would return in a heartbeat. Great memories, fantastic place!
Best Vacation We Have Ever Had! We arrived to Costa Rica and were greeted by Edwin from Punta Gabriela on time. He drove our family to Punta Gabriela which has to be one of the most stunning vacation homes we have ever stayed at and "we travel alot". The service provided by Edwin and his staff during that week made us feel like family. He took care of every detail of our trip to Costa Rica. During our stay we had Edwin cook for the family and although he does not call himself a chef, every meal cooked by him was incredibly delicious and I would be safe to put him up against any chef in that area! He helped us arrange our tours and took us to every destination we wanted to visit while we were there. The house is equipped with everything a family needs to have a great stay. It is extremely clean and well maintained and just plain beautiful! It is nestled on a hill and the views of the Pacific ocean are breathtaking. I highly recommend Punta Gabriela to anyone looking to experience Costa Rica. Our experience was second to none. Edwin and his staff are truly professional in every way and they make sure you have everything you need while you're there and most importantly that you are having the vacation of a lifetime. We plan to go back very soon to visit our new friends at Punta Gabriela! I cannot say enough about our great experience, the beautiful house or Edwin and his staff! My wife celebrated her 51st birthday at Punta Gabriela and Edwin planned a surprise party for her that we will never forget!
Heaven on Earth!!! Wow, wow!! Where do I start. My family and I stayed there for a week and we did not want to leave. We rented the whole property for ourselves. The property in itself is beautiful, the views are spectacular , rooms are very spacious and super clean. The zip line on the property is great way to see a beautiful sunset or see whales. The caretaker of the property is Edwin. He will spoil you and makes you feel like family. He cooked all of our meals and we loved ALL of them. Edwin and his staff take pride in everything they do. Our meals and our excursions were all taken care of by Edwin. We had no complaints! I can say it is our best vacation we have ever taken as a family. We celebrated my birthday there and Edwin and staff threw a small surprise party for me. A beautiful dinner, delicious cake, balloons, streamers, and a guitar player!! I was so touched by this, i will never forget that birthday celebration. I can go on and on. The views from the property, the villas, the pool, the service is beyond words. Thank you! Thank you, Edwin for treating us like family. We will never forget you or the beautiful property. We will definitely be back again and I would recommend this property 100%.
Trip of a Lifetime! I do not even know where to start. This trip was absolutely AMAZING from start to finish. I went with a group of friends to celebrate a birthday. Edwin picked us up from the airport and we began the 3 hour drive to paradise. TIP: buy your liquor at the airport as the stores charge quite a bit closer to the property. The property and the views it offers is breathtaking. I stayed in one of the villas. All the sleeping quarters are comfortable and peaceful. All villas had a coffee maker in the room and a fridge. Not all villas have a tv, but in a world full of technology it was nice to disconnect. In the mainhouse there are 2 other bedrooms and a beautiful penthouse with its own private jacuzzi over looking the ocean. We enjoyed coffee every morning by Villa #1 in the jacuzzi and infinity pool over looking the ocean. Our days were spent by the main pool where the drinks flowed, music played, and good company was shared. We enjoyed sunsets from the roof , which is also a Helipad, and from their own private treehouse. We went on a few excursions such as white water rafting and an all day ATV trip to a waterfall. They also have their own zipline on property. We walked on Dominical beach and shopped the local shops and ate at a brewing company. All of these things were located close to the property. Now on to the man of the house, Edwin. By the time we left we felt like family. Edwin was AMAZING! The first day we were there we went over our menu for the week and went shopping. Every meal was cooked for us and the food was amazing. I am missing his fantastic breakfast. You must request the fruit pancakes (pineapple, watermelon, mango). They even have a brick oven for pizza. Our homemade pineapple and chorizo pizza was perfect. Many times we needed to run out to the store and either Edwin would drive us or he would make the run for us. The rest of the staff was friendly and kind. Liz was very sweet and helped with breakfast every morning. On the way to the airport back we opted to fly out of Quepos on a smaller plane that took about 20 mins. This was a trip of a lifetime and if you have a chance to visit Costa Rica Punta Gabriela is the way to go. I cant wait to visit again.
Excellent Stay! The property itself is beautiful and has an excellent view of the surrounding area. There are plenty of things to do on the property as well as many excursions to take in the immediate area. On property staff are extremely kind and helpful to whatever you need. The rooms are excellent and very comfortable. I would highly recommend visiting for a few nights.
BEST VACATION EVER!!!!! Punta Gabriela was the best vacation ever! The staff and the amenities that it brings to its guest are 10/10. I had so much fun every single day on this trip and would recommend it to any one that wants to get away or has never been to Costa Rica before. Edwin, who is the caretaker on the property, was amazing. He cooked us breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and let me tell you, it was amazing every single time. He took care of us and made sure we always were having the time of our lives. The property is stunning and the rooms are so amazing and comfortable! The views are to die for, with 180 degree views of the ocean and the jungle surrounding you, I mean how much better could it be! Will definitely be coming back! We love Punta Gabriela!
Dianne M
Dianne M
Gorgeous views!! Beautiful!!! Went there recently with friends for my birthday. Have been there before, but gets better each time I go!! Best trip ever with friends!! Great food...oh that Edwin!! Amazing chef!! I was having withdrawals when I got home for his pancakes in the morning. I’m coming back next year!!!!

Fantastic layout

James W.

Great property, excellent service when you need it, best location going.


Ilaria L.

This resort is simply incredible and magical! The staff is great and super helpful. Really beautiful people! The villas are spectacular and so it’s the view, the pool, the small zip lining in the property, the fauna and the flora. I recommend it for groups, families, and couples. Basically for everyone who is looking for a luxury experience.

Also, they make the best pancakes ever with mango inside!

Amazing staff, amazing views

Ilaria L.

This is truly a luxury property. You get so much compared to other places I stayed at in Costa Rica. It was very clean and well maintained. The staff cooked us amazing food and made the best pina colada’s. Edwin was very helpful and friendly. The views are amazing and the whole place is very picturesque. The zip line added a lot of fun and offered a great view of the stars. I hope to stay here again!

The property was breathtaking! Truly magestic.

Bella D.

I arrived by helicopter onto the pad built on top of the villa. That was such a once in a life time experience. The views were insane! I was offers a tropical refreshments opon arrival and my bags were taken to my room. I can’t say enough good things about this experience. Everything from views to the rooms were so clean and beautiful. The outdoor shower with ocean views really made taking a shower so peaceful and calming.

I will say my favorite thing about the place was Edwin. He is the house cook and everything else you need or want he takes care of. He is great and very accommodating. He made sure everyone was happy, full, and wanted for nothing.

I highly recommend the stay here and will definitely be coming back. It’s a true paradise! I got a chance to meet the owners and they are super kind and they gave us great advice on where to eat and site see. Best vacation ever!

Owner’s Response:You guys were the best

So happy I got chance to meet everyone and can’t wait to see you next time you come back.

Thanks for everything.


Perfection! A Rockstar vacation

Elizabeth A.

We had the most amazing time staying at Punta Gabriela! It was exactly as pictured, clean and even more incredible in person. There were 6 couples and we all had our own private rooms and plenty of space! The design was well thought out in every way. The main house rooms and villas were beautifully furnished and decorated. We felt very safe at all times. The true gem of our stay was Edwin who cooked most meals, arranged all transportation, ATV, snorkeling, zip lining, massages and restaurants. His famous pancakes, French fries and daily pico and guacamole with homemade chips were the “best”. We felt safe and cared for at all times. In addition to Edwin, the rest of the staff Consuelo, Liz, Minor, Willy, and Andre were incredible!! We loved them all and they worked so hard to make our stay perfect! Can’t forget to mention the house dog and cat! So sweet and therapeutic having them around. While on the property we saw monkeys, iguanas, Toucans, Macaws and all sorts of tropical birds. Incredible sunsets and views and so very relaxing. We highly recommend and we WILL be back:)


Luxury stay in the jungle

Rated 5 out of 5
March 26, 2024

This vacation was one of the beast I have had. From the moment we arrived at the airport we were met by the driver who was very professional. Upon arrival we were met by Jesse and Karen and their staff. Every villa had such a magnificent view. The beautiful foliage and flowering trees were so vibrant and beautiful. Our meals were always served on time and oh so delicious and healthy. We road up a mountain on a side by side to a fabulous waterfall. The ride was exhilarating. The water was so refreshing after we had to hike at a certain point to get to the waterfall. They recently built a treehouse. Noting I could have ever imagined. The hike to the treehouse was challenging but well worth it. We also did a paraglide excursion which was also up on the mountain top. Jesse and Karen are gracious hosts and made us feel very welcome. We fell in love with their wonderful friendly dogs too. Overall this was a wonderful vacation and would highly recommend this trip to anyone who is either looking for adventure or relaxation.

Jayne Johnson

Best place on Earth!!

Rated 5 out of 5
March 25, 2024

Jayne and I went to visit our friends and met some new friends in Costa Rica. We were there almost a week and Jesse and K@aren owners of PUNTA GABRIELA showed us a great time. The resort is in Dominical right on the beach in the middle of the jungle. There are 5 beautifully decorated villas on the property along with a huge 3 story home and awesome pool right in the middle of the property. Villa one has a private pool with built in spa overlookkibg the ocean . They just finished adding a really cool 1800 sq ft TREEHOUSE above the main residences that is really awesome at sunset.

Sunsets there are like no other place we’ve been too. We used the side by sides to explore the Pacific side of the Country, venturing up to the waterfalls for the day then paragliding the next day off a high cliff overlooking the ocean. They supplied an excellent gourmet chef for us and the food was like a 6 star resort. This place is luxury in the jungle. Punta Gabriela is on Instagram and trip advisor if you’d like more information. We’re going back in June for another week of fun and sun.

Special thank you to Jesse and Karen for opening up your place to us!!! In Costa Rica you’re normally in bed by 9 then up again at 6 to start your day .

Doug & Jayne Johnson

Spectacular high-end stay

Rated 5 out of 5
March 25, 2024

The place is spectacular!! So peaceful and beautiful. Neco’s meals made me want to eat all my meals at his table. Jessie and Karen make you feel so welcome. We went paragliding and visited hugh waterfalls among other things. Looking at the ocean and beaches lulls you into such a relaxed state. Highly recommend.


Adventure, chillax, eat, repeat!!!!

Rated 5 out of 5
March 24, 2024

From the moment we arrived, to our departure, this place was incredibly relaxing. Great hosts Jesse & Karen made our stay perfect. From adventures to waterfalls, paragliding, to mention a couple. The food was was deliciously created by Chef Niko, directly from Greece. Everything prepared fresh on every meal. The accommodations were perfectly thought out in decor, function and wonderful ocean views from every room. The perfect balanced vacation. The staff is friendly and helpful. Thanks for a great time. We will be back.


Punta Gabriela was incredible!

Rated 5 out of 5
March 12, 2024

Where to begin! My wife and I recently had the wonderful opportunity to spend some time with friends in Dominical, and we could not be happier with our decision to stay with Jessie, Karen, Niko, Carina, and the whole team at Punta Gabriela. Everyone was so kind, helpful and super inviting. I highly recommend this resort for your next stay in Costa Rica. The location, the amenities, the food and hospitality were all top notch. We will definitely be back!


Jungle Paradise

Rated 5 out of 5
February 25, 2024

Punta Gabriela was the perfect getaway with friends. The property and pool are well maintained and the view is spectacular!!! House Manager Carena was extremely hospitable and Chef Niko’s breakfasts and dinners were out of this world. The small town of Dominical is close by, as well as some nice beach areas. I highly recommend Punta Gabriela for you and your friends or family!

Teresa L

Piece of heaven ☀️

Rated 5 out of 5
February 18, 2024

Just spent an amazing week here with friends making the best memories! Comfortable clean and so convenient. Jesse and Karen are so inviting and make everything accessible that you need! We were in Villa 3 and had amazing views waking up to the ocean and sounds of the birds and waves. The food was delicious as well! Love it- pure piece of paradise!!! Highly recommend and we will be back for sure!

Kim Bell


Rated 5 out of 5
February 14, 2024

The owner and staff are awesome. The chief is from Greece. The food is amazing. The pool, the villa, and the facility is amazing. The views are gorgeous. Jessie has a ton of great adventures if you would like or you can just sit at the house and chill. Thank you Jessie and staff.

Alan Nickell

A vacation in paradise

Rated 5 out of 5
January 30, 2024

This is by far been my most favorite place to vacation in Costa Rica, for that matter, almost anywhere I’ve been so far. Jesse and Karen Have an absolutely beautiful piece of paradise. The Villas are super spacious, clean and comfortable! The views are spectacular. We had Five couples in our group and Nobody had any complaints for the entire week we were there. Jesse, Karen, Karina and Nikos Quickly became like family to us. Jesse goes above and beyond for his guests helping arrange or provide transportation, excursions, onsite messages , food requests etc. He thinks of everything! Definitely will be back!

Jennifer Freeman

My favorite vacation ever!

Rated 5 out of 5
January 29, 2024

I could go on forever about my perfect trip to Punta Gabriela. It was absolutely my favorite vacation ever, and we can not wait to go back and take our kids. I have never felt to safe, comfortable and at home on a trip before. Besides that this house is gorgeous, comfortable and spotless. The staff and owners felt like family by the end and we were sad to leave. Jesse Karen and their staff are wonderful. Jesse takes care of you every step of way, as if you were old friends. It’s wonderful and not something you get anywhere else. I loved every second of this experience. You can not go wrong if you stay at Punta Gabriela!

Stephanie Eikenberg

Best views I’ve seen

Rated 4 out of 5
January 21, 2024

Definitely in for an adventure and great experiences! Never a dull moment and always something more exciting and unique to do and see.

Pura Vida 🙂



Rated 5 out of 5
January 21, 2024

beautiful villas and amazing tour guides . the view from our villa was spectacular!

bella and ayla

Amazing Stay at Punta Gabriela

Rated 5 out of 5
August 20, 2023

We had a one of a kind experience. We stayed in Villa 1 and it was magical!! The pool is wonderful, and the beach views are stunning. Jesse and Karen are very friendly and helpful with great amenities and thoughtful touches to make your time there special. Best vacation ever.

Adrian Sralla

Real life Paradise!

Rated 5 out of 5
July 22, 2023

Punta Gabriela is real life paradise! From the moment we arrived, I felt like I was in ultimate luxury surrounded by beautiful nature and spectacular views from our villa! The owners of the resort made us feel so at home, felt like I was staying with family! They even took us on fun excursions to see the spectacular waterfalls which truly made our trip so memorable.

Valentina Pope

Heaven on earth

Rated 5 out of 5
July 22, 2023

This is a slice of heaven like no other resort.

It’s absolutely breathtaking, tranquil, lush exotic surroundings, friendly warm host make you feel at home. Wild life, stunning pacific coastal views of the mountains and ocean waves crashing on the shore. You will fall in love with Punta Gabriela.

Josephine Bonell

Best trip and time ever!!!

Rated 5 out of 5
July 16, 2023

From the second we landed and boarded the helicopter to the resort – we knew we were going to have the most amazing time! Karen and Jesse were amazing and unbelievable hosts. Our villa was beautifully designed, immaculate, pristine, comfortable, beautiful, and spotless! We were well taken care of and had use of everything we needed. We went on an ATV excursion with Jesse and Karen to a beautiful waterfall, went to a coffee grower in the hills, dined at delicious restaurants, had yummy tacos in Dominican, and the list goes on and on. I highly recommend Punta Gabriela to anyone who wants the perfect get away in a beautiful setting hosted by a great couple who will do anything to make your stay enjoyable and memorable! We can’t wait to go back!!!

Howard and Karen

Simply amazing

Rated 5 out of 5
July 16, 2023

Pleasantly surprised and worth the adventure if you looking to recharge your battery.

Truly amazing – if you want to reconnect with your soul in the middle of a jungle paradise and get back to nature this is the place to go.

Location is absolutely perfect – it’s mere seconds to the beach with nature all around you.

If you’re stressed out I can’t say enough about how this place helps you to reconnect.

Accommodations are five star the food is amazing and the staff very accommodating.

Find yourself again at the Villas at Punta Gabriela. I will be back!!!

Mark Bodkins

Off the Charts

Rated 5 out of 5
July 2, 2023

I spent 5 days in this serene ocean/jungle playground. The grounds are pristine and stunningly beautiful. The small local area of Dominical is only minutes away and has many small family style eateries, crafts and to my surprise a great microbrewery and all at extremely reasonable prices. On the days we wanted to just sit by the pool and chill the chef located on the grounds cooked us local Costa Rican entree’s. You cant beat the weather.

I was very surprised by the selection of healthy food choices including gluten free, holistic products and services all available onsite or within minutes.

I live in Florida Keys and I would take the Costa Rica weather anyday. Its warm but not oppressive, the lack of pesky mosquito’s was also a surprise. I came home with no bites. I want to study up on why there are no mosquito’s. Several nights we sat on the veranda smoking cuban cigars and sipping Port.

From the pool we watched monkeys, parrots, iquanas, toucans it was great.

This is NOT a hotel with lots of noise and people action. It is a ZEN experience with a touch of home. I made new friends and was converted to Costa Rica lifestyle.

Many thanks to Jesse and Karen the owners for a wonderful experience. “I’ll be back”

Steven James

Exceeded expectations!!!

Rated 5 out of 5
June 30, 2023

Great choice to stay at Punta Gabriela. Our family (3 generations) all loved the entire experience. Owner and team insure all your needs are met.

Janet D.

Best vacation ever!

Rated 5 out of 5
June 29, 2023

My family has been all over the world and Punta Gabriella ranks at the top of the list! We loved the accomidations and had so many great adventures in the Dominical and Manuel Antonio areas. Karen and Jesse treated us like royalty and their staff is amazing. We can wait to get back and spend more time there.

Ben M


Rated 5 out of 5
June 23, 2023

The food is amazing, the people are amazing, the service is amazing and there was nothing bad about this place besides bugs in the pool


Look no further

Rated 5 out of 5
June 13, 2023

Jesse and his team at Punta Gabriela are wonderful. The resort itself is kept extremely clean, it has amazing views of the coastline and surrounding jungle, and many toys to use and take around town which is helpful. My family and I stayed the entire week and rented out all villas. Jesse was extremely helpful in setting up massages, excursions, reservations, and anything else we needed! We will definitely be back.

Ashley klaybor

Amazing Punta Gabriela Costa Rica

Rated 5 out of 5
June 12, 2023

Punta Gabriela is an amazing place to visit. They go above and beyond your expectations. The service, food, the whole place is outstanding. The views are beautiful. The villas and whole place is breath taking. The sound of the ocean relaxing. You leave with a great time , great memories and make great friends they are so friendly, fun , and very accommodating. You will def want to return. Thank you for such a great vacation for our 30th year anniversary with our family and friends we will always remember and all the beautiful pictures and videos we captured at Punta Gabriela 🥰 .

T&K Klaybor

The place dreams are made of

Rated 5 out of 5
May 6, 2023

Came here for my wife’s birthday and would have to say it was one of our best vacations ever. The staff made our stay truly memorable and treated us like family . The views, food, and hospitality can not be beat. Would recommend Punta Gabriela to anyone looking to capture the experience of a special get away.

Neil Caporale

Best trip ever!!

Rated 5 out of 5
May 4, 2023

We had the best week at Punta Gabriela! The resort was stunning, the team was amazing, the food was on point, and I can’t wait to go back. There was so much to do in the area and the PG staff took care of making all arrangements. We had nearly all meals prepared by the incredible chef. Jesse and Karen are so welcoming and made our stay phenomenal. Can’t wait to go back!


Truly paradise

Rated 5 out of 5
May 4, 2023

What a magical place! We traveled with 3 couples and had the place to ourselves for one unforgettable week. As soon as we arrived, we felt like family. Activities were arranged for us upon arrival, to include zip lining, fishing, waterfall tour and yacht rental. We even had an on property massage! The chef cooked breakfast and dinner for us daily and every meal was incredible. We thoroughly enjoyed the pool, spectacular views, gorgeous sunsets and just enjoying the peace of paradise. The villas were very spacious and comfortable. A magnificent view anywhere on the property. Jesse, Karen, German, Karina and team were outstanding hosts. I cannot recommend Punta Gabriela enough.

Dawn Ziff

Amazing, family friendly luxury

Rated 5 out of 5
March 26, 2023

Me and my husband came here 7 years ago, it was incredible then and we finally came back, this time with two kids and it was just as amazing! The experience is like a top-of-the-line bed and breakfast, with delicious, homemade meals made by their private chef German every morning and evening. We enjoyed interacting with the owners and staff helped us book activities to see the waterfalls. My husband and I were able to easily book a babysitter that was highly recommended and get out one day without the kids. We rented one of their 4×4 vehicles and explored the area on our own which was so much fun! Overall a wonderful experience, highly recommended.

Paige Shiffman

Heaven on earth

Rated 5 out of 5
March 26, 2023

We stayed at Punta Gabriela for one week with our family for spring break. The grounds were beautiful and well kept and the pools were crystal clear. The views could not be beat. The staff was friendly and attentive and their on staff chef, German prepared incredible meals throughout our stay. You can tell Jesse and Karen take pride in Punta Gabriela and were amazing hosts. They were very helpful with fun activities for the whole family and really made us feel at home. Can’t wait to plan our next trip back soon!

Amanda and Ryan Broadhurst

Amazing week at Punta Gabriela

Rated 5 out of 5
March 26, 2023

Our week long visit to Punta Gabriela exceeded all expectations! Karen, Jesse and their crew made us feel like family. Everything was exceptional starting with villas and the views from the property, the delicious meals, the beach just down hill, to the tours they set up for us. If you are looking for a place to have a getaway in style, this is the place. We can’t wait for our next trip to visit with the folks at Punta Gabriela.

Mike Cherkiss

Amazing for families

Rated 5 out of 5
March 26, 2023

Just spent a week at Punta Gabriela with my family, including a 4 year old and a 2 year old. We had an amazing time! Jesse and Karen and their team were incredibly helpful. They helped us book fun things to do and the kids didn’t want to leave! The chef prepared delicious meals, and all of the staff were incredible. 10/10 would stay again, and when we come back to Costa Rica, we will stay here again.

Diana C.

Crushes expectations!

Rated 5 out of 5
March 10, 2023

Punta Gabriela is a gem! From the moment I arrived after the Envision festival wanting to relax and absorb the beauty of Costa Rica, Jesse, Karen and their team went above and beyond to enhance the experience. From the stunning location, to the way any vacation experience was an ask away, everything was top-notch. So much, that when there was a mixup at the local airport connecting me to SJO, Jesse had the helicopter pick me up with no up charge! Five stars is an understatement.


Amazing trip, amazing house, amazing hosts and staff!

Rated 5 out of 5
February 10, 2023

We spent a full week at Punta Gabriela over the Christmas and New Year holiday and I can’t say enough about what an incredible trip it was. The property, the hosts and the staff were some of the best I have come across in my travels. No ask was too big or too small to accommodate and the adventures we booked through them were top notch! Will definitely plan to return to Punta Gabriela if we are lucky enough to have the opportunity to.


Outstanding Week at Punta Gabriela

Rated 5 out of 5
January 24, 2023

The property is beautiful. Great ocean views and the suites are luxurious. German the chef and manager was the best. Great food every day.

Jesse and Karen were welcoming and made the stay feel like you were at home.

Would love to come back again some time.

Greg Hardy

Pure love & magic

Rated 5 out of 5
January 22, 2023

So grateful to have experienced the pristine magic that Punta Gabriela has to offer and I will spend countless words convincing people to experience it in their lifetime. I cannot imagine a better way to absorb the essence of pura vida than through the lens of this magical jungle paradise.

Every detail of the stay & property was oozing with love and intention that immediately opens the heartspace and changes you as a person. The nature. The views. The flowers. The food. The fluffy pillows. The furry friends. The warm smiles and pure hearts. Every detail is set to provide the most loving and pure experience imaginable, and they will put every effort in to help cultivate your dream vacation, whatever you want that to look like.

I truly cannot express my gratitude for every member of the Punta Gabriela family in enriching and being a part of our experience, I feel like I left Costa Rica with family and I’m already longing for my next visit. I cannot wait to see this beautiful corner of Earth and beautiful people again. Thank you, thank you, thank you Punta Gabriela familia. Mucho amor ❤️

Paige D

Come for the views, leave feeling like family

Rated 5 out of 5
January 9, 2023

We have traveled to a lot of beautiful places in the world, but this place is definitely a small piece of heaven. Jessie and his staff make you feel like family. We used every room on this property with family ages 5-75 and everyone was amazed by the views, food, rooms and service. Just an overall amazing experience. Pictures don’t do it justice – you have to go! Truly a magical place. 5 star accommodations and service.

Stephanie B

Family Vacation of a lifetime

Rated 5 out of 5
January 2, 2023

Dominical is the cutest hippy town in the Manual Antonio area. The Punta Gabriela is just 3min from Dominical which has just about everything; grocery store, yoga, surfing, souvenir shopping, brewery, and helado.

Punta Gabriela is ultimate living on the cliff overlooking the ocean. The staff took amazing care of us, and the little niños we had with us. The kids will remember this as the time of their lives. We went out on a boat, arranged by Punta Gabriela, ATV from the Villas, and ziplined. Every day, German made breakfast for the entire family working around dietary restrictions and preferences. They did all the shopping, even for snacks and other drinks & alcohol that we wanted during our stay. We stayed over NYE and Jesse, Minor, and staff arranged an amazing fireworks display from the helipad. I’ll say there wasn’t a request or ask that anyone had that the staff wasn’t already ahead of and already addressed. After renting the entire place for our extended family, we’re looking forward to returning with the just the 4 of our immediate family to enjoy again. Loved it and couldn’t be happier.

Mollie DeBolt

Easy, Peaceful and Relaxing

Rated 5 out of 5
December 14, 2022

This was my third trip to Costa Rica and because of Jessie and Karen at Punta Gabriella, I won’t stay anywhere else.

As a retired five star hotelier, I have very high expectations when traveling. Punta Gabriella has always provided a first class experience.

Take your friends, family or coworkers… it’s so easy when you have Jessie n Karen handling everything from airport transfers to amazing excursions to five star dining!

Just book your flight and go!

Susan G Fitch

A week in paradise

Rated 5 out of 5
November 30, 2022

Absolute lovely stay at Punta Gabriela. Great views, awesome staff and Jesse / Karen / Karena super helpful in all requests we had.


Amazing location, incredible food, great accommodations, and really interested hosts to make your stay perfect

Rated 5 out of 5
November 28, 2022

We have just returned from our stay at Punta Gabriela and we already miss it. There is something really special about being so high up in the mountains overlooking the ocean amongst all of the nature on the property. Considering a blend of hospitality, location, amenities, and adventure options this is a sure win for your group or family.

Starting with the staff on site, as this is what will make your stay here more beneficial, you are taken care of. They brought our bags down to our villa, they cooked as many delicious meals as we asked for, they had the property in immaculate condition, and they made us feel like we are at a 5-star resort. The hosts on the property are Karen and Jesse and they for sure will go out of their way to guarantee you have the best time. The leader of the staff is definitely the Chef German but he was aided by Rider and several others on site to make it a fully complete experience. Before arrival, Jesse was easy to communicate with to start planning and asking questions. During the stay, they were both very hands on and extremely helpful to ensuring we had the best time.

The rooms were so cool. Essentially, they were villas for each couple or family. This worked out great as we could spend time with our group but had the option to get away with some private space which typically isn’t the case in a short-term rental. The rooms were all outfitted with very comfortable bedding, hot showers, working toilets, and great air conditioners!! Very comfortable and cozy overall. Our group had 14 people and there was enough room for a few more.

On our trip, the hosts helped us arrange many adventures and thrills. While at Punta Gabriela we were able to use the ATV trucks, the huge pool, hot tub, ping pong table, ring game, cable tv for the thanksgiving football games. Oh yes, they actually cooked us a real thanksgiving dinner which was totally over the top. Also, the hosts were able to help secure our adventure guide who took us on the ATV tour along with some extreme waterfalls to explore. We also zip lined, river rafted, did a monkey tour, and saw the whale tail in a natural reserve.

Bottom Line: If you are going to Costa Rica, stay here!!

Mitchell Adams

Best family vacation

Rated 5 out of 5
November 27, 2022

Hey Jesse,

Just wanted to drop you a quick note thanking you, Karen and your entire team for being such welcoming and gracious hosts. Your property is amazing, as is the country you live in. PG was an incredible home base for us and the girls enjoyed every bit of it, which is what it’s all about. One of my goals is to have a place in CR one day, and this trip continued to reinforce that desire.

Thanks again for everything. We really appreciate you all going above and beyond for us and sharing your lovely property (and jungle animals / insects / reptiles) with us. Herman and minor, and the supporting staff, were allstars and a pleasure to be around.

Will come see you again sometime in the near future.




One of the top vacations I have ever taken!

Rated 5 out of 5
August 3, 2022

Punta Gabriela was an amazing place to stay, and we will definitely return. My two granddaughters, age 8 and 11, were with us and there were plenty of things to do to entertain them….waterfall hikes, zip lining and swimming at the beach and on the property. The chef made us many meals, mostly breakfast and dinner, and they were all outstanding. The rest of the staff was helpful and friendly…it was like staying with family!! Definitely one of the top vacations I have taken!

Debra Pletscher

Absolute Paradise/Surreal Resort!!!

Rated 5 out of 5
June 24, 2022

This was my second stay at Punta Gabriella and the best word to describes this place is absolutely SURREAL. This resort is so spectacular, it is both beautiful, calm and tranquil, with a tantalizing yet cool vibe. It’s meticulously design and absolutely breath taken views of the Pacific Ocean and jungle, along with exotic animals seen at various time willmake you never want to leave the property. The people who own it and the staff there are wonderful, you feel at home and very comfortable. They are very warm, accommodating and friendly. This is a very unique resort and experience. I feel like it’s the best combination of the mediterranean islands and the tropics of the Exumas/Bahama.

Most unique way to visit Costa Rica!!!!


Most Beautiful Resort in Costa Rica!

Rated 5 out of 5
June 24, 2022

I had the best stay at Punta Gabriela! It was my first time in Costa Rica but the owners really made me feel at home. Not only are the views absolutely breathtaking but the vibe of the entire resort is what I imagine heaven to be like! I will definitely be coming back in the future this resort is my new found happy place.


Absolutely Amazing Vacation

Rated 5 out of 5
June 21, 2022

The difference between this place and all others is that you are not left to fend for yourself! Jesse and his wife Karen are close by and will help you with anything you need, from a ride into town to arranging any trips you want. He really knows the people and that helps with getting the best deals and good quality excursions. For example, you can take a guided quad ride to the highest waterfall in Costa Rica, but instead Jesse has side by side razors and a private guide. This allowed us to go at our own pace. There is a staff of 4 people and they are all wonderful, they will cook your breakfast, we supplied the food. We utilized the cooks he has come in 5 of the 7 nights because it was both convenient and we have a 16 month old with us and the restaurants are not that fast. We hated to leave as much for the beauty of the place as the people we met. Highly recommend Punta Gabriela

Anthony Kocis

Great Getaway

Rated 5 out of 5
May 3, 2022

We took a group of senior staff here for a week. The separate villas combined with the big common areas were absolutely perfect; the owners and staff were attentive, helpful and just great people. We loved every minute of it.



Rated 5 out of 5
March 21, 2022

Punta Gabriela is an incredible property!! We had so much fun at PG, from the gorgeous villa’s…. all of them, to the wonderful views from the property and the owners Karen & Jesse! We awoke to the waves, tropical wildlife, fresh coffee & breakfast with the amazing Karena……..and truly the maker of the BEST Guacamole we have all ever had! Cocktails in the pool, not to mention our private pool and hammock chair in Villa 1. We brought our kids too, everyone had a wonderful vacation and enjoyed all the local activities, food, and the towns of Dominical and Quepos. NOT a bad Villa on property, you truly feel like you have your own slice of paradise!!

Angela Budd

Amazing Destination

Rated 5 out of 5
March 7, 2022

Hands down this location provides luxury accommodations, the views are spectacular, the hosts Jessie and Karen and their staff are happy to make Punta Gabriela your ultimate vacation stay.


Better than the pics!!!

Rated 5 out of 5
February 21, 2022

This place is unreal gorgeous! The pictures don’t do it justice. Each villa is large and comfortable with all the best amenities. The grounds are meticulously kept and absolutely beautiful. Hosts are great and will hook you up with anything you need from chefs to excursions, restaurants etc etc.


Amazing property!

Rated 5 out of 5
February 14, 2022

Punta Gabriela is one of the most picturesque properties that I’ve experienced anywhere in the world. The separate villas provide the perfect amount of privacy and the common areas (pool, kitchen, bar) were the perfect gathering for large groups. It provided the ideal balance. The location is ideal in that you have outstanding views of the lush rainforest AND the ocean while also being close to town. This property is one of a kind.


Amazing week away with friends!

Rated 5 out of 5
February 13, 2022

The house and location were absolutely beautiful! Fabulous and friendly staff there to help with anything you need!

Would highly recommend a vacation here and looking forward to going back in the future!

Rachel C.

Slice of Paradise

Rated 5 out of 5
February 12, 2022

This place is absolutely amazing! The views are incredible and you won’t find better service anywhere! The food is amazing as well! I would highly recommend this place!!!

T. Marzluff

A little piece of heaven

Rated 5 out of 5
February 12, 2022

This is a great place to get a away with a group of friends. It is a little piece of heaven.


Costa Rica’s Paradise

Rated 5 out of 5
February 12, 2022

It is really hard to describe just how wonderful Punta Gabriela is. The views from all over the property are amazing. Each villa feels like its own private getaway. Jesse, Karen and Carina are the most generous hosts you will ever come across. They made sure we were always taken care of, wether it be on the property, or running around with all our daily excursions. I can not wait to come back year after year.

R. Courtin

Jungle Paradise !!!!!

Rated 5 out of 5
September 26, 2021

Starting out with a bang !!! We landed on the penthouse rooftop Heli-pad in a private helicopter and it kept getting better. Amazing views, privacy, comfort while super close to beach, stores, excursions and more!!! The villas are amazing.

Looking forward to coming back often.


Freakin' Amazing!

Rated 5 out of 5
September 25, 2021

This place was fantastic!! I loved the open, social vibe with the community kitchen, deck, and pool area. But we also had our beautiful private villas when we wanted our own space. The best part was taking a helicopter flight from the top of the house. Unreal!!



Rated 5 out of 5
September 24, 2021

What a beautiful surprise. I almost cancelled my Costa Rica trip and I’m so happy I didn’t. Punta Gabriela is a one of a kind paradise. The property is very well maintained and so many things to highlight. I really enjoyed making my meals in their commercial grade kitchen, waking up to gorgeous views (I stayed at their penthouse suite) and being in Dominical (very cute town, close to. some cute. bars. +good waves to surf!!). Jesse and Karen are also the best hosts!!! Really made the stay memorable and special. & everyone at PG are all very welcoming and made me feel like it’s home away from home! Everything was beyond expectation from the moment I stepped foot there. I can’t wait to return and this was really one to remember!

PS – literally was tearing up as I leaving cuz I just had such a wonderful time!!



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