Located at the end of the road, with more than 4.8 hectares (12 acres) of land, and a private reserve that takes up most of a sizeable peninsula, this resort-style hotel covers some serious ground. The property is inhabited by the same animals you’ll see in the national park, and it’s beautifully landscaped, laced with trails and dotted with swimming pools (including a fabulous, large two-tiered family pool with a concrete crocodile in the shallow end and a central fountain and swim-up bar). The resort has four restaurants, a spa, and a wide range of lodging options. The best suites and views are found in the five-story “Las Suites” building, on a hilltop at the far side of the property. The remote and protected Biesanz beach is a short walk or shuttle ride away (the shuttle also goes to Playa Espadilla). Hotel Parador has earned “5 Leaves” in the Certification for Sustainable Tourism program.