Las Olas Resort

Resort in Playa Barqueta

Capping the western end of the beach is this sprawling yellow hacienda-style resort. Its 48 terraced rooms and suites are decorated with soft, natural colors and feature sweeping ocean views. Facilities include bars and restaurants, an ocean-view pool, a spa and gym, and an equestrian center (note the decorative saddles in the lobby). Children stay and eat for free.

Renovated room 109, with two double beds and a terrace facing the ocean, is sublime. Room rates drop from April to November.