Villa Camilla: Pedasi
The sleepy town of Pedasi, on the tip of the Azuero Peninsula, attracts surfers in search of big swells, off white- and black-sand beaches. Sybarites, meanwhile, come to Villa Camilla, a tranquil hotel overlooking the Pacific breaks. Conceived by a French couple who set up an artisans' workshop in the area, it has seven suites in the main house, beach-facing suites, split-level lofts and a private three-bedroom villa.
Villa Camilla, Playa Los Destiladeros, Pedasí, Azuero Península, Los Santos (00 507 994 3100; villacamillapanama.com). Doubles from US$225 (£141), room only.