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Savvy Globetrotters Again Accolade Costa Rica's Sustainable Destinations in Condé Nast Traveler's 2012 Reader's Choice Awards


Costa Rica's Grupo Islita celebrates year on year awards for its two select, sustainable properties: Hotel Punta Islita and El Silencio Lodge & Spa.

(PRWEB) October 26, 2012

Grupo Islita's is delighted to announce that Hotel Punta Islita and El Silencio Lodge & Spa are once again featured among the best Central & South American resorts in the just-released Condé Nast Traveler's 2012 Readers' Choice Awards.

With this latest accolade Hotel Punta Islita achieves a “stellar seven”, recognized as one of the best in its category for seven consecutive years. Its sister property, El Silencio Lodge & Spa makes the list for the second time in a row, continuing to fulfill the high expectations set forth by its 2008 designation as one of the globe's most promising new properties in Condé Nast Traveler's Hot List.

Grupo Islita's Director, Mr. Gustavo Segura celebrated the good news and stated: “Grupo Islita is honored to embody Costa Rica's uniquely successful commitment to excellence and sustainability. As Costa Ricans, we are especially proud to have our properties consistently rated as travelers' favorites. We are grateful for these longstanding international recognitions and pledge to continue showcasing the best of our nation's natural and cultural attractions while championing its people-positive, planet-friendly ideals. Grupo Islita's double-win underscores that a strong commitment to sustainability can go hand in hand with superlative facilities and services.”

The Condé Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Awards is one of the travel industry's most respected rankings, representing the independent opinion of more than 40,000 experienced travelers.

About Grupo Islita
Grupo Islita is a leading Costa Rican luxury hotel development and management company. Its signature commitment to corporate social responsibility fosters cultural authenticity, economic opportunity, and optimal environmental stewardship. Grupo Islita's properties currently hold the maximum 5-Leaf Rating in Costa Rica's government-sponsored Certification of Sustainable Tourism Program (CST).


About Hotel Punta Islita
Hotel Punta Islita is a secluded Costa Rican beach resort set along the Nicoya Peninsula's open-ocean coastline. Inaugurated in 1994, it is globally recognized for its award-winning responsible tourism program emphasizing community development through art, entrepreneurship, and education.

About El Silencio Lodge & Spa
Inaugurated in 2008, El Silencio Lodge & Spa is a sixteen-suite natural immersion eco-destination. Embedded in a 500 acre private cloud forest reserve, it is flanked by two national parks in Costa Rica's central volcanic valley.

Contact: Maria Barquero, Outreach Manager.
outreach(at)grupoislita(dot)com / 202-470-0979 / +506 8842-6870

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