By far the most luxurious option in Tamarindo, Cala Luna offers beautiful guest rooms done in warm tones with a stone-wash effect on the walls. Sawed-off tree trunks are used as nightstands, and sea shells and driftwood are incorporated into the decor. However, the real draws here are the two- and three-bedroom villas, each with its own private kidney-shaped swimming pool, a large and fully equipped kitchen, ample living and dining areas, and a washer and dryer. Playa Langosta is reached via a short private path across a dirt road, and Tamarindo is a short taxi ride or a 15-minute walk away. The hotel’s grounds and gardens are lushly landscaped, and it’s not uncommon to spot howler monkeys in the trees.