Part of the popular La Paz Waterfall Gardens, Peace Lodge is about 45 minutes from the airport, near the Poás Volcano. The rooms and villas are huge and feature faux rustic decor, including massive four-poster log beds and river stone fireplaces. All have private balconies with Jacuzzis; deluxe rooms also get immense bathrooms with a second indoor Jacuzzi backed by a full wall of orchids, flowers, and bromeliads—and a working waterfall. Nightly rates have gotten unusually steep over the years, however, so I’m no longer certain the outlay is worth it for these fanciful rooms and the privilege of having unlimited access to the Waterfall Gardens. It might be if you’re traveling with nature-mad young uns. In not, you might consider staying elsewhere.