Kura Design Villas, Uvita de Osa
This boutique retreat opened on a mountain ridge overlooking the whale-tale-shaped sandbar of Uvita de Osa this year. It offers six luxury villas with views across the Pacific Ocean. Each comes with a king-size bed and monsoon shower, binoculars and balconies for taking in the views. An infinity pool and spa gives the space unity, while a restaurant serves fusion cuisine from Central America. Head offshore to spot dolphins in the Ballena Marine Park, or go inland to the wilds of the Osa Peninsula.
Kura Design Villas, Uvita de Osa (00 506 839 28150; kuracostarica.com). Doubles start at US$440 (£293), including breakfast.