Casa Il Bon Gustaio Boutique Hotel (San Salvador, El Salvador; tel. 503/2528-4200; www.casailb.com): San Salvador's most stylish boutique hotel is really a chic assortment of dazzling white rooms and installation art situated in a peaceful atmosphere this short stroll on the bustling Zona Rosa.
Las Olas Beach House (Balsamo Coast, El Salvador; tel. 503/2411-7553):
If you like the ocean and adventure, Los Olas Beach House, along El Salvador's gorgeous Balsamo Coast, is perfect for you. This upscale adventure resort is perched atop a rocky cliff rising through the Pacific with unrivaled ocean views, a cliff-side infinity pool, and an excellent restaurant. But what really makes this place special include the English-speaking owners and managers who live the life span they sell. They will require surfing, snorkeling, sea kayaking, and off-road motorcycling, and so on more sedate hiking and horseback-riding tours.
Suites Las Palmas (San Salvador, El Salvador; tel. 503/2250-0800;www.hotelsuiteslaspalmas.com.sv): This hip city hotel is at walking distance of San Salvador's best restaurants and shops and supplies big, modern suites with unusual designs. The pool, Jacuzzi, and sleek Asian-fusion restaurant are common set around the rooftop and have amazing views, so does the exercise room, that features a wall of glass overlooking town.
La Cocotera (Barra de Santiago, El Salvador; tel. 503/2245-3691;www.lacocoteraresort.com): This is one of several finest ecolodges to all of Central America. La Cocotera provides a rare taste of international style in the remote and delightful part of the country. This six-room, semi-all-inclusive ecoresort features three modern cabins, each with two huge, luxurious rooms and Asian-
inspired bathrooms. The hotel property stretches from your bay to your beach, meaning you've water on both sides. La Cocotera features solar-powered domestic hot water and brown-water recycling, plus it even incubates turtle eggs.