Playa De Jaco Travel Guide
Here's a shot of the infinity pool at Costa Rica's Hotel Villa Caletas. Sure the hedges behind the pool need to be trimmed to blur the line between man- and god-made bodies of water. But the place still looks pretty serene, and it's surrounded by plenty of other natural wonders that make us feel guilty for our Christmas-only church routine.
The hotel offers four-night packages, starting at $965 in low season. Included in the package is a tour of the nearby Manuel Antonio National Park. Guests can glide on zip lines through the jungle canopy and or paddle on kayak through the winding rivers, scoping for the country's famed fauna breadth. The park alone has more than 100 mammal species and almost 200 species of birds. Or you can just lay by the pool and watch the whales and dolphins migrating out at sea.