In the shadow of Volcán Barú, enveloped by pristine forest, sits boutique hotel and coffee plantation Finca Lerida.
Listen to the morning songs of hundreds of birds. Sip coffee that was, of course, produced on-site from beans growing in the field before you, painted in the light of the rising sun. Later, explore private hiking trails through an unspoiled nature preserve, keeping a lookout for Central America’s most spectacular bird, the resplendent quetzal.
Stay in the Historic Suite, constructed by hand a century ago. Once the home of the plantation’s founder and his family, the two-story suite boasts a library and more than a touch of authentic history.