March is the peak of the dry season in Costa Rica, which makes it ideal for exploring the country’s verdant jungles and pristine beaches. The Nicoya Peninsula offers the best of both worlds and is a burgeoning spot for surfing. Book a stay in at the Hotel Nalu Nosara, designed by architect Benjamin Saxe, which comprises three private villas with their own saltwater swimming pools and shaded terraces. The complex includes a purpose-built yoga pavilion that can be used as a dance studio or gym for wellness freaks.
Best for: surfing and exploring nature
Cost: starting from $255 per night direct