Tree House Lodge, Punta Uva
This playful resort on the Caribbean coast has more than a few unusual quirks. Four accommodation options, sleeping four to six, include a stilted treehouse that offers a back-to-childhood escape; a beach suite with a space-rocket-style bathroom; and a garden lodge that resembles a wacky wendy house. The final beach bungalow offers windswept seclusion, 80 metres from the shore. The Gandoca-Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge is nearby.
Tree House Lodge, Punta Uva (001 415 878 3786; costaricatreehouse.com). The Garden Lodge starts at US$200 (£133), including breakfast. Sleeps six.