Everything—walls, furniture, decor, pools, staff uniforms—is blindingly white, a striking contrast to the lush greens of the hillside grounds, and the service might seem over the top if you just want a quiet beach vacation. Even so, it's easy to get accustomed to the gracious luxury: a butler—yes, that's the term used here—unpacks your bags upon arrival, packs them again at departure, and tends to all your needs in between. Bathrooms are spacious and modern, and rooms have sleek touches like oversize tufted headboards, glass desks, and white flat-screen TVs. The restaurant highlights Costa Rican dishes. Rooms are often half price in low season.
Road to Quepos, 300 m downhill from La Mansión Inn, Manuel Antonio, 60601, Costa Rica