When they need to make a city run, many beach-living expats head straight for this quiet B&B on the outskirts of Escazú, and you should, too. Rooms make nice use of local hardwoods and traditional South American art, and the main building serves as a gathering place with a large sitting area, comfortable chairs, and a fireplace. The inn is surrounded by gardens, and at night you can see the lights of San José twinkling to the east, though just three of the rooms take advantage of the view. The inn is at the end of a narrow driveway with an unassuming gate, but you'll see a sign if you've found the right place.
From southeast corner of second cemetery (the farthest west), 300 m south, Escazú, 10201, Costa Rica
/2289–9509; /2289–8591; 800-773–5013