Casa Shangri-La

Top choice guesthouse in Canoa

This fantastic place is owned by a friendly Dutch guy, Jeroen, who has created a chilled-out surfer spot with a big garden, a plunge pool, very nice rooms and a super-relaxed vibe. There's a bar and a library, and surfboards to rent. It’s a short walk from town, which also means you won't hear the reggaeton from the beachfront all night.

Following the 2016 earthquake, Jeroen and Karina rebuilt the place, which is surrounded by starfruit and papaya trees, and home to an affectionate Great Dane. Also on offer is a tour of a beautiful cacao plantation in nearby El Águila, a site full of birdlife and howler monkeys.