Giada means "jade" in Italian, and this small, eco-conscious hotel in the heart of town, with two small swimming pools surrounded by greenery and brilliant bougainvillea, has been decorated with the artistic Italian owners' precious, polished creations. Sunny yellow washes give the walls an antique Mediterranean look, and the terraces of the back rooms overlook a curvaceous blue pool surrounded by tropical plants; newer rooms with terraces look out onto another turquoise pool. The rooms have whimsical bamboo furniture, Guatemalan wall hangings, and hand-painted bathroom tiles. The owners have earned four leaves in the national sustainability program. Pizza & Pasta a Go-Go, the hotel's Italian restaurant, also serves Costa Rican dishes. The main drawback here is noise from the restaurant and the street, which is why roadside rooms should be avoided; ask for a room overlooking the pool. A small breakfast is included in the room rate and hungrier guests can order more from a menu.