The most magical places are rarely the easiest to get to, and Pacuare, part of the Boena group, is no exception - the journey here is a key part of the adventure. Guests whitewater raft down the mighty Pacuare River, past jagged cliffs and tumbling waterfalls, deep into the folds of the Talamanca Mountains and pristine virgin rainforest. Arriving at a lodge of such beauty it’s astonishing to think it’s also a serious eco hotel. Twenty exquisite suites, built from sustainable wood, have traditional thatched roofs woven by local Cabécar Indians, and are largely open-air, immersing guests in the jungle and its incredible wildlife. Hardwood floors, kingsize beds and gorgeous indoor/outdoor bathrooms set the tone; top-of-the-range villas also have spring-fed swimming pools and alfresco bathtubs. Food wows too, innovative farm-to-table cuisine made from their own organic produce. Activities - led by excellent local guides - include rainforest hikes to hidden waterfalls and visits to the Cabécar people. Also, bird watching (sun bittern, black-cheeked woodpeckers), a thrilling canopy zipline and canyoning. Back at the lodge, a beautiful saltwater infinity pool is perfect for a peaceful swim as the sun goes down and candles light the night. The lodge exists in symbiotic harmony with nature, its energy 100% renewable, and its tours carbon-neutral. Utterly inspiring all round.