Pelican Eyes: San Juan del Sur
Seafood shacks and sail boats line the shore of San Juan del Sur – a one-time sleepy fishing village that's now a favourite with surfers and sunbathers. Here, set above the crescent-shaped bay, Pelican Eyes stares down from its verdant hillside location with a collection of one-bed rooms, spacious studios, larger townhouses and family sized villas, all with kitchens and dining rooms. There are several pools in the grounds and two restaurants serving authentic local food.
Pelican Eyes, San Juan del Sur (00 505 2563 7000; pelicaneyesresort.com). Doubles from US$210 (£131), room only.