Don’t miss the chance to eat at one of the best restaurants in northwestern Costa Rica. Chef Eyal is the larger-than-life, New York–trained Israeli chef who turns out transcendent meals from the freshest local fare. Favorites include mushrooms smothered in gravy, blackened tuna salad, and enormous, juicy, grass-fed burgers. It’s big food that goes down well. Cash only.

If you want to sleep where you eat, book one of the sweet boutique rooms upstairs, each showcasing fabulous murals and other artwork by local creatives.