Sitting on the quiet southern end of Playa Hermosa, this is my favorite beachfront boutique hotel in the area. Rooms are large and modern and spread around the free-form pool amid the shade of tall, old-growth trees. The owners took great care to preserve these trees (which are inhabited by iguanas and troops of monkeys), and employ sound sustainable and environmental policies at every turn. The oceanfront suites come with a Jacuzzi on their private balcony and are clearly the best rooms in the house, although all the rooms are contemporary and comfortable. On the third floor of the main lobby is a three-bedroom penthouse complex that can be rented whole or broken up, and is a good option for groups or families.