This hillside hotel sports Mediterranean decor with its arched doorways, terra-cotta flooring, and manicured gardens. The spotless bungalows have high ceilings, hand-painted ceramic sinks, and barrel-tile roofs. They come with satellite TV and other modern amenities, but their best selling points are the terrace views of the forest and bay. There is a tiny pool, and a long stairway leads past the bungalows to a sliver of beach and a dock where you can leave for island trips. The open-air restaurant ($$–$$$$) has the best view on the property, serving light lunches and delightful dinners ranging from grilled tenderloin to shrimp pasta.
On left just before town, Boca Chica, Panama
507-851–0036; 786-735–1475-in the U.S.