Golden Frog Inn

Inn in El Valle

Attentive and relaxing, this deluxe Canadian-Panamanian–owned lodge with 11 very different rooms and suites is the perfect place to laze after a long day of play. Start with the swimming pool and migrate to the open-air living spaces and library. The expansive grounds include orchids and fruit trees; adjoining trails mean you can hike from right out the door.

The three suites have their own kitchens, while the other guest rooms share a common one. Our favorites have always been suites 1 and 2 by the pool for their lovely terraces and hammocks, but we're now also more than partial to the three spanking new guest rooms above the library in the main building with their stunning views of the hills and surrounding countryside.