La Gaviota Tropical

Hotel in Playa Hermosa

It's ingenious: a vertical hotel. All five huge suites – fully equipped and impeccably decorated – face the glorious sea. Climb to the top floor to cool off in the small but spectacular infinity pool. Downstairs, you can enjoy an excellent meal at Roberto's restaurant or walk a few steps to the sand.

These folks can also rent you an entire house at the other end of the beach ($270).