Perched on a rainforest hilltop before ocean views, the 5-star hotel near Los Suenos offers deluxe accommodations, two restaurants, an infinity pool, and a unique Greek amphitheater for taking in stunning sunsets.
The contrast is striking; a stately château rising from an untamed tropical landscape. Elegant French-colonial structures with Victorian notes peek out from the dense rainforest on a secluded cliff overlooking the ocean. They’re fronted by a broad infinity pool and a classical Greek amphitheater carved into the unspoiled mountainside that dramatically slopes down to Pacific waters.
Interiors continue the mix of neoclassical elegance and New World touches, with fine oriental rugs and exquisite European artworks complemented by vibrant colors and Latin American handiworks such as fired-clay masks and hand-carved wooden sculptures.
As you can probably guess by its name, the Anfiteatro Restaurant sits astride the impressive Greek amphitheater and its tiered arena seating that looks out over the Pacific. Choose a refined indoor dining room or head out to the terrace for seafront tables. The outdoor space is especially welcoming during Happy Hour when the martini bar is in full swing and patrons await the day’s sublime sunset over shimmering ocean waters.
The Mirador Restaurant offers a cultivated culinary experience, either in its graceful indoor dining space or along a colonial-style veranda with ocean views. For something more laid-back, check out El Pelícano down on the private pebble beach. Unwind in a gazebo, savor a tropical cocktail oceanside, and delight in a light lunch in paradise.
You’re spoiled for choice when selecting accommodations. Standard Deluxe rooms offer balconies with ocean views and can connect to adjoining rooms for families and groups. The spacious standalone villas that dot the mountaintop welcome with private terraces and lounge areas. Junior and Junior Superior Suites feature outdoor Jacuzzis and seating on private patios with great views. Or step up to a Master Suite with a private infinity plunge pool, dining area, and a terrace that beckons you to sway in a hammock before splendid vistas across the Pacific.
All accommodations embody the vision of interior designer Dennis Roy, the French owner, and creator of Villa Caletas. Elegance and opulence are warmed by Victorian charm with period tile flooring and textured walls meeting hand-woven wicker settees and furnishings handcrafted from rich local hardwoods. Splashes of color that embrace the tones of the tropics blend with more muted design schemes featuring distinctive natural hues. Spacious bathrooms invite pampering with deep-soaking tubs and luxury bath products.
Spoil yourself with a rejuvenating treatment at the Serenity Spa, a calm-inducing hilltop space before ocean views with the songs of exotic birds in the tropical foliage mere steps away. Perhaps indulge in a wrap with Costa Rica’s famed mineral-rich volcanic mud or a soothing massage with essential oils and other ingredients sourced from the local rainforest. Or maybe you’ll enjoy a massage for two in a private cabana down on the beach.
A short drive from Playa Jaco, the upscale hotel in Costa Rica awaits to immerse you in Old World luxury amid New World nature.