Ecohotel Juanita has an unparalleled view of coffee farms and magnificent vistas of mountains that extend out to a hazy horizon. No, I'm not being overly descriptive. It is one of the most beautiful views I've ever seen in my entire life, and I grew up in Hawaii.
A tropical bird slept in the planter that hung outside our window, and there's a short forest trail from the hotel's steep staircase that will lead past plants and clear-winged butterflies. When you eat breakfast on the balcony, colorful birds visit the feeder to eat any fruit left there as others soar off into the distance. After breakfast, we walked down the dirt road to tour a coffee finca, led by the owner who has lived there for decades.
I don't review most of the hotels I stay at, but I had to review Ecohotel Juanita. Don't get me wrong, this is not a luxury resort like those in Dubai or Las Vegas. But if you are looking for immersion in nature with simple, kind service, this is it.