Panamonte Inn: Boquete
Pitched in the cool Chiriqui Highlands, this luxury inn has offered a refined sanctuary to guests since 1914. Tiled floors, wicker chairs, teak furniture and plump beds set the scene, with Jacuzzi baths and fireplaces in some rooms. It's a place to unwind after hiking amid lush coffee plantations, listening for songbirds and howler monkeys in La Amistad National Park, wallowing in hot spring pools or rafting on the Río Chiriquí.
Panamonte Inn, Avenida Central, Boquete, Chiriqui Highlands (00 507 720 1324; panamonte.com). Doubles start at US$138 (£86), including breakfast.