Hotel Punta Islita, Autograph Collection 4.0

Playa Samara, Province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica
This small Central American country is home to hundreds of diverse habitats, making it easy to enjoy beach days, eco-tourism, and outdoor adventures in the same trip and without having to travel long distances — and that also means never being parted from these gorgeous pools for very long. Taking a dip at the end of the day never felt (or looked) so good. This ultra-remote, rustic luxe hideaway is worth the bumpy, two-and-a-half hour drive from Liberia Airport — if only for this stunning infinity pool. The property also features unparalleled views and a ruggedly beautiful (if rocky) beach. Plus, this is a hotel with a heart: Punta Islita is environmentally friendly, and gives back to the local community.

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