SEE THE REVIEWS
Submit your review
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!
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!
My wife surprised me with a trip for my 50th with 5 other couples to this amazing place in Costa Rica. None of us had been to this location or the country before. We had an amazing stay at Punta Gabriela. Edwin and his team took great care of us and we all loved the house, the property and the staff (Consuelo, Willy, Minor, Liz, and Andrey). The rooms were well appointed and all had luxury finishes and access to ocean views. We stayed in Villa #1 which has a hot tub and infinity pool overlooking the ocean and each night our group of 12 had drinks and watched the sun hit the ocean from this beautiful spot. Knowing how hard it is to judge places from your home by pictures and reviews - I can only say this: Come here to see one of the most amazing places to stay in the world. It is a combination of a top end rock-star home with an amazing group of people that work with you to be sure you are eating well, coordinating your trip from landing to take-off home, seeing the local sites and enjoying every minute of your stay. On the night of my birthday Edwin even arranged a band to play at the house and we had a great, crazy night with too much rum and too much fun. Can't say enough about this place and Edwin. Don't read any more - just go.
PS- Jesse (the owner) is an amazing communicator and helped my wife make this all happen. Can’t say enough about this place. Hope whoever is reading this gets a chance to go here.
This is an outstanding property. We had multiple couples coming together and it was so nice that there was room for everyone to be together and also affording privacy. Edwin (property manager and so much more) was invaluable in getting us organized, cooking, arranging outings, and so much more. We really appreciated all of the staff (Consuelo, Willie, Minor, Audrey, and Liz) who seemed to truly care that our vacation was magical. We hope to return.
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:)
We had an unforgettable first trip to Costa Rica to celebrate a good friend's 50th birthday. Our friend who planned the trip could not have chosen better. I kept thinking that anyone would be so lucky to have spent their 50th there. The property is absolutely gorgeous - well designed group of accommodations where all 6 couples had spacious, private spaces with beautiful landscaping and unbeatable views. I think what made it extra special was the group of staff working there making sure all of our needs were met. Edwin, the house manager extraordinaire, made sure we were well fed and happy. We started the day with a delicious breakfast he made and then depending on the day lunch and dinner also made by him. The best meals we had on this trip were right at the house. He is an absolutely wonderful and kind person who always had a smile on his face. He also set us up with excursions that were fantastic. Snorkeling, zip-lining, ATV tour were all an absolute blast. It was a completely relaxing trip because he took care of it all. Of course, that wouldn't all have been possible without the other staff who were also awesome - Consuelo, Willie, Minor, Andrey and Liz. No shortage of smiles from everyone and they were all very hardworking. My husband and I wished that we could take Consuelo home with us! I was always happy to see her in the kitchen in the morning, big smile on her face. We just left a couple of days ago and already miss our nightly sunset dips in the infinity pool. I'm not sure I'll ever experience a more beautiful sunset again...until I come back!
From the moment we arrived we knew we were in the right place. Traveling as a group of 12 friends celebrating a 50th birthday, this was the perfect gathering spot. The rooms and villas were beautiful, the pool and common area perfect for dining, relaxing and reading. Edwin and the rest of the staff were wonderful. Always there to help, guide and make our stay perfect. The food was fantastic - clean, flavorful and delicious. We highly recommend adding this service to your stay as it was preferred over any restaurant. We enjoyed snorkling, ATV tour and zip lining close by but enjoyed being at the pool, watching the monkeys play in the back and just relaxing. Thank you Jesse and Edwin for making it so easy and helping us celebrate a special birthday with a band, cake and decorations. We would highly recommend and we all hope to be back soon!
I’m always skeptical because sometimes the VRBO’s are not as good as the pictures, but this one was BETTER!! The house was amazing and the best part was EDUIN, the house manager!!! He went above and beyond everything, and made our trip the best it could be!!! Not only did he plan all of our excursions, but he was an AMAZING chef and wonderful driver and tour guide!! The end of the trip, my son got really sick and we didn’t know what to do, so Eduin even went with us (drove us and was an interpreter) to the hospital and we found out he had Strep Throat!! He got us the medicine (it was all free thanks to him talking to the staff) and he was on the road to recovery!! We would love to go back soon and stay again!!! We also shared the info with several families who want to go visit too!!!
Pristine property, beautiful views and professional, courteous and friendly service. Edwin and staff satisfied our every need. A once in a lifetime vacation.
The main house and the villas are spectacular, well appointed, Luxury in the middle of nature. What made the trip special was Edwin. Edwin is the man! Top notch chef, bartender and all around nice guy. Everyone at Punta Gabriela focuses on you having a trip of a lifetime. Thanks!!!!
Punta Gabriela was absolutely everything described and more. Edwin took amazing care of us all. The main house and villas were all spectacular.
This was a beautiful awesome property! We had no complaints! The rooms were very clean! Edwin who is there to take care of your whole stay is the nicest guy ever! The food he cooks is excellent! He makes sure everything is set up from activities to anything you need. He makes you feel right at home! Did I mention his food is amazing lol!
Our group began planning our dream vacation when we saw the incredible on-line video of Punta Gabriela. And still, this vacation exceeded our expectations!
Edwin seems to be the property manager/chef/and everything guy! Your life will be blessed tenfold by meeting him and knowing him/his family. He and the incredible staff at Punta Gabriela take world-class care of you. The accommodations are impeccable; the food is fresh and healthy every day (and yet Edwin won’t mind to make an ice cream or chocolate run for you!) Edwin bends over backwards to make your experience in Costa Rica the best trip ever. He genuinely cares about your welfare, and will only recommend you to go on boats with insurance. He recommends you to people he trusts and knows will provide you with great experiences. So go on that zip line tour (they call it canopy), go white water rafting, go on the ATV tour – you won’t regret it! The resort roof is a helicopter pad, so it’s truly the highest-end private resort imaginable.
Don’t forget to take the time to get a professional massage as the ladies are the best in the world here. And for those not-so-adventurous, don’t worry, Punta Gabriela is a perfect place to remain your entire trip! There’s 24-hour security guards - 100% safe – with gorgeous pools and hot tubs, hammocks, an acoustic guitar for those who play, incredible wildlife like toucans and monkeys. Your days relaxing here will be the best of your life.
Edwin also speaks perfect English. While in town shopping, many places take Visa and Mastercard, but they prefer to take cash. They take US dollars and colonies. Best if you bring smaller bills vs $100 USD bills. Don’t forget to tip the staff at Punta Gabriela before you leave - they are well-deserving of it! Your trip here will be so memorable that you’ll start planning your return to Punta Gabriela before you even depart!
We absolutely loved Punta Gabriela. The property was very well maintained with breathtaking views. Edwin and the rest of the staff felt like family to us. Edwin made our trip so special his recommendations and all our excursions were perfect. We went whitewater rafting, zip lining and an atv tour. All three of these are a must. When it was time to leave the tears were flowing. We will be back!!!
I have vacationed at many different places across the US, Mexico and Canada. Of all of the places I have stayed, the Villas at Punta Gabriela are the top of the list. We did research on the location, amenities, facility and customer service prior to the trip. I can say without any reservation that we found all of the information to be exactly as presented. I would rate our experience to be the highest in all categories. Our concierge and chef Edwin was exceptional. The food, hospitality, customer service, and attention to our needs was met perfectly by Edwin. Being a traveler from the US, we needed a good person on the ground to make sure that we were connected with reputable people for the excursions, and that we traveled in areas that were safe. Edwin made sure that all of that was handled to the best of his ability. He is well connected with the local community, which made us feel safe. Everyone knows Edwin, and you can tell he is well liked by all those that come in contact with him. We can say with out reservation that we would definitely return for another visit, and are planning to do so next year.