Sleep in an open-air bamboo hut at Tropical Treehouse (from $100). Each two-story structure, called a "hooch," includes running water, a private flush toilet, and a queen-size bed with a view of the ocean.
Get off the grid at the Horned Dorset Primavera (from $360), a largely TV- and Internet-free resort where regional dishes like root-vegetable fries and coconut-crab chowder are delivered to you on the beach. Each of the simply adorned, white-stucco suites has a small private pool.
Hang with surfers at the Lazy Parrot ($165), popular for its affable poolside bar crowd and proximity to Marias and Domes beaches. Request a “superior” room for a private balcony overlooking the pool and La Cadena Hills.