Hotel Solisal

Resort in Corral de Mulas & Isla Méndez

Highly recommended for groups (though solo travelers could make it work), the Solisal is famed for its floating restaurant in Corral de Mulas, on the calm peninsula of San Juan del Gozo. Lodge in a variety of wooden rooms on stilts, where the birdlife will flash by your window and the fish will dance by your back door.

The accommodations and activity offerings are impressive for such a remote and spectacular part of the world. Green mangroves and volcanoes round out a classic Central American landscape.