The cream-color rooms vary in size and amenities, but the intimate atmosphere and hospitable staff make you feel as if you're staying with a friend rather than at a hotel. The comfy, open living-room area extends to a balcony lined with a wooden counter and stools with views to the mango-shape pool below and a tranquil cove framed by the rain forest. More-expensive rooms have semi-private balconies, and those on the top floor can connect for families. Monkey-attracting
mango trees surround the building, and a steep 20-minute trail leads to a secluded beach. All the rooms here are nonsmoking.
Between La Mariposa and Makanda, Manuel Antonio, 60601, Costa Rica