The Preserve at Los Altos
There’s almost no better place see Costa Rica’s incredible wildlife (monkeys, sloths, iguanas, and more than 350 species of birds) than from this 21-acre rainforest property on the edge of Manuel Antonio National Park. The perks? You’ll stay in one of 26 bright and airy three- or four-bedroom apartments in two towers that overlook the tree canopy and the Pacific—not to mention that you’ll have easy access to Costa Rica’s most popular national park. It’s a chic scene for a rainforest lodge, where families and couples play volleyball and tennis or use the beach club as a base for snorkeling adventures, which helps to make it a perfect choice for those looking to see nature’s greatest hits without suffering too many bug bites. And while the ocean’s pounding swells lure surfers who love the central coast’s reliable breaks, Los Altos also has a sleek infinity pool for those who seek more relaxing moments under the sun.