Esterillos, Costa Rica
23 rooms / 4 stars / $$$
Located along beautiful Playa Esterillos Este, in Costa Rica''s breathtaking Central Pacific region, Alma del Pacifico Hotel is the ultimate seaside escape. The sun-splashed beach, glistening ocean waves and steep verdant cliffs create an awe-inspiring landscape. Lovely walking paths lead through colorful ornamental, herb and vegetable gardens. And the incredible wildlife (including multitudes of endangered scarlet macaws, butterflies, iguanas and lizards) brings Costa Rica''s natural wonders right to your doorstep.
In addition to its unmatched location and spectacular natural environment, Alma del Pacifico Hotel features an array of wonderful on-site amenities. The open-air, thatched-palm restaurant and bar has sweeping views of the beach and gardens from every table. Featuring gourmet international and Costa Rican dishes, it emphasizes fresh seafood and produce, with many fruits, vegetables and herbs grown in the hotel''s own gardens. The hotel''s lovely seaside spa offers an extensive menu of therapies that incorporate organic local ingredients, and treatments rooms that open onto private tropical gardens.