Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens
Costa Rica 33021
This luxe property has appeared in Travel + Leisure's list of the world's best hotels. Expect any reading undertaken in one of the Nayara suite's hammocks to be interrupted by a colorful parrot landing on the porch rail. After an hour or so sitting outside one of the hotel's 50 casitas, you might be able to scratch birdwatching from your activity list. Guests amble from their rooms onto stone walkways that brush aside the jungle, connecting wine bar, pools, two restaurants, health club and spa. The Altamira restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with a view of the formidable Arenal volcano.