This is certainly one of the most exotic and luxurious locations anywhere in Central America. The food is stunning, local, delicious, and innovative. There are tastes of cultural favorites and clever new ideas. The chocolate is magnificent. The rum bar is inspired. The drinks are unmatched in their depth and complexity.

The staff is accommodating, thoughtful, and so friendly. At one point our toddler ran off from the table. Before we could retrieve her, one of the wonderful staff had corralled her and began to entertain her with a book so that we could continue dining. We’ve never experienced that while dining and were delighted.

The general managers seem to play an active role in many elements of the property and their attention shows through for the ease and comfort of guests.

If the food and staff were not enough to book another visit, then the gorgeous room that looked out at the river below, and regular visits by the Howler monkeys closed the deal. We will be back, no doubt.