Rio Perdido is a small hotel with a long list of sustainability credentials, which include an Elite Level certification in the Costa Rican Tourism Institute’s Sustainable Tourism programme. The surrounding 1,500-acre wildlife reserve offers one of the rarest ecosystems, home to lush jungle within the canyons and a rare dwarf forest on the higher grounds. Each bungalow is reached by its own pathway that connects it to the rest of the hotel and forest paths. Singed wood walls and private terraces up in the leafy canopy leave you feeling as if you live amongst the trees. This connection between inside and out continues in the stunning open-air restaurant, where you’ll enjoy authentic Costa Rican dishes like casado and sip purified spring water (or a signature cocktail) sourced from the hotel grounds. From whatever perspective you view the forest, expect to see a kaleidoscope of flora and fauna within one of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet. And at this hotel, Howler and Capuchin monkeys will be your alarm clock.