Concierge.com's insider take:
Set on a working coffee plantation in the mountainous central region of Boquete, this seven-room hotel was originally built—but never used—as a horse stable. Renovated in 2005, the rustically charming guest rooms all have terra-cotta tile floors, wrought-iron chandeliers, and hand-hewn wooden beds. Though the five ground-floor units have private patios, the two top-floor suites are even better, with terrific views of nearby Volcán Barú. (The suite called Sol has a sunnier sitting room than Luna.) The property has Wi-Fi—a rarity in this part of the world—and beautiful common areas, including a breakfast room that opens onto a blossom- and bird-filled garden, and an elevated concrete walkway through rows of coffee plants. Activities in the area (which the hotel can arrange) include whitewater rafting and hikes through the cloud forest in search of tropical birds like metallic-green quetzals.