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Buying Real Estate Los Sueños

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10 Reasons why Los Sueños is the home of your dreams

When you buy property in Los Sueños Resort, Costa Rica, you get so much more than just a beautiful new home with impressive views.  Whether you’re retiring or just embarking on a new chapter in life as an expatriate, Los Sueños, Costa Rica is bound to be the perfect spot to settle in. Here are our top ten reasons why Los Sueños Resort is the perfect setting for the home of your dreams. Close proximity to the United States Something that U.S. expatriates often fail to consider when making the decision to move abroad is the distance from home. Seeing grandchildren, visiting friends and family, or making short trips for business or pleasure can be costly and time-consuming when done from other top expat destinations in the world. Not so when it comes to Costa Rica. With direct flights from several major International Airports in the States, Costa Rica is as little as 3 to 5 hours away. Close proximity to San Jose Far enough from the city but close enough for convenience, Los Sueños Resort is perfectly situated. Like most beach towns in Costa Rica, Herradura and nearby Jaco Beach are small towns that don’t lend to major shopping trips, business centers, hospitals and other amenities that are “city-centered” The terrific thing about Los Sueños Resort is that you are near enough to nature and the ocean, but also only just over an hour outside the city and all of its conveniences. Activities and amenities With its 18 Hole championship golf course, tennis courts, and $3million exclusive Beach Club facility the resort is full of activity and fun. With so much to do, you will never get bored when living in Los Sueños. 200 Slip marina Isn’t it nice that you have a place to park your boat? One of the things residents of Los Sueños appreciate most is the beautiful marina and its state of the art facilities that allow them to dock their boat and get out on the water anytime they please. Master planned community with U.S. quality infrastructure. Need we say more? Much as many of us would like to escape the U.S. and live in a more cost-comfortable, tranquil and beautiful setting, most of us would also like to have the conveniences and infrastructure that goes into a master planned community. The idea is to live a better life; not to give up life’s little luxuries in order to do so. All that you need Close to amenities such as Automercado (one of the best grocery stores in the country), pharmacy, dining, and entertainment. In fact, everything you need is nearby. Jungle meets ocean kind of beauty Snuggled in the rainforest, and right on the Central Pacific Coast, this luxury is nestled in the lap of abundant nature and beauty; what more could you ask for? On-site medical center For the little emergencies that may come up, there is a convenient and excellent medical center right inside the resort. Day spas on site Getting your nails done or having a message on the regular will be no problem when living in Los Sueños. Life’s little luxuries are indeed appreciated by Los Sueños residents. The Village shops The village shops include Jimmy T’s gourmet grocery, Scotia Bank, a car rental agency, an art gallery, a clothing store, an ice-cream shop, a premium wine and liquor store, and more than a few restaurants; all just a short walk or golf cart ride away from home when you live in Los Sueños. And, the best part of all: Some of these establishments deliver!

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Thanksgiving in Los Sueños Resort, Costa Rica

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How to plan the perfect thanksgiving weekend away with the family in Los Sueños Costa Rica

Thanksgiving is a terrific time to plan a four-day weekend away in Costa Rica; why not grab the entire family and book a nice spacious vacation villa or family condo through HRG Vacations at Los Sueños Resort?

There are a number of great restaurant options in the area for that traditional Turkey dinner; typically, El Galleon serves terrific traditional fare for the holiday, but with six amazing restaurants to choose right in Los Sueños Resort’s own Marina Village, you can also go for something a little more on the non-traditional side, like Italian or Sushi. Jaco Beach, right next door, has a bounty of options to choose from too, and according to one reviewer on TripAdvisor, Lemon Zest Restaurant serves “the best Thanksgiving dinner ever.”

Still, restaurant thanksgivings don’t always feel quite traditional enough and the food just isn’t quite the same as Mom’s or Grandma’s. If you’re looking to create your own Thanksgiving feast in your own home away from home, that’s easy to do too.

Plan ahead by sending a shopping list to your concierge team at HRG Vacations. We can stock your fridge and pantry before you arrive with all the ingredients you need, plus breakfast foods, wine, and beer too.

Or, if you get here with plenty of time to spare, you can easily do your own shopping for those dinner preparations.  Between Pricesmart and Don Fernando’s Meats (before you leave San Jose), Jimmy T’s Provisions Gourmet Shop right in the Marina Village, and Automercado just down the street, you’ll have plenty of resources for all the ingredients you need to create the perfect traditional family Thanksgiving banquet.

Want the best of both worlds (as in, no cooking and no restaurant reservations either)? Touch base with our team and arrange for a private chef or catered Thanksgiving dinner for you and the gang right there in your vacation villa or condo; it’s as easy as asking when you make your vacation rental reservation. We can either make all the arrangements for you or put you directly in touch with any number of terrific private chefs or caterers in the area.

Thanksgiving is a wonderful time for friends, family and chosen family to get together, give thanks for all of the abundances in our lives, share some laughter, watch some football and make some memories. Why not do something a little extra fun this year? Make it a long weekend, Thanksgiving escape to paradise. Make it Thanksgiving in Costa Rica.

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5 Reasons to Spend the Holidays in Costa Rica

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Holidays in Costa Rica are the best, so it’s best to book now: Here are 5 Reasons Why

It’s hard to believe it’s already the beginning of November. It’s best to book now for the busiest time of the year!

With the holidays come summertime in Costa Rica, along with the dry season comes the celebratory holiday crowd. Those who want to score a great space for the holidays should consider booking now.

But why spend the holidays in Costa Rica? Here are 5 good reasons.


Get out of the cold and into the sun.

There’s nothing like cold weather to put a damper on the holidays. In Costa Rica, it’s always bikini time in December! With tons of sun and a plethora of outdoor activities, you’ll have a holiday season filled with fun, adventure and discovery; also, most likely,  a tan!

Avoid the family shuffle.

We all know the pain of shuffling from household to household during this modern day family holiday time. I have a friend who loathes the holidays just because of all the driving she has to do to make it to everyone’s house in a day. There have been movies about couples trying to escape this dreaded day of traffic and car travel.

When you’re in Costa Rica for the holidays, you can simply post Instagram pics and make a phone call; “We’d love to be there! But anyway, happy holidays from the rainforest! We’ll bring you some coffee.”

The gift of travel is the gift that keeps on giving.

The gift of a Costa Rica vacation will create memories of a lifetime for you and the people you love; so, why not give the gift that keeps on giving? So much better than a sweater, a trip to the rainforest will come with sunshine, monkey spotting, adrenaline rush river rafting, zip line canopy tours, sport fishing, dining out, gambling, spa days,  and so much more.

Leave the cooking and cleaning to someone else.

Now this one may be just for the cook in the family (no matter who that is), but what a great alternative to standing over a basting turkey all day; and let’s not even mention the cleanup! HOlidays in Los Sueños Resort mean eating out, catering in, or at a minimum having a cleaning lady to sweep in and take care of all the clean up if cooking is what you love to do.

Everything you’ll need for a traditional holiday dinner is readily available from nearby Automercado or Jimmy’s Provisions (a gourmet market, right in the resort); and best of all, assistance is also easily obtained by dialing your concierge and asking.

Start the new year on a positive note.

There’s an old saying that the way you spend New Year’s Eve will influence the rest of your year. All superstition aside, what better way to kick off the new year than on vacation at Los Sueños Resort, playing golf, surfing, eating out, lounging under the sun, getting massages, river rafting, watching monkeys frolic in the trees and just generally having a darned good time?


With just five reasons listed, we know there are so many more; find out for yourself this holiday season. Book your Costa Rica vacation rental now for the busiest time of the year.

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Happy Halloween From Costa Rica


HRG Wishes You a Devilishly Delightful Halloween at Los Sueños, Costa Rica!

Halloween at Los Sueños Resort is always a lot of fun. There are parties and costume contests, trick or treating, and all the ghoulish goodness that comes along with a happy halloween holiday. Whether you’re a kid or just a kid at heart, get dressed up in your very best costume for halloween at Los Sueños. Keep in mind that it’s hot and muggy- and sometimes there’s even a bit of rain this time of year. That means you’ll want to pull together a costume that isn’t too warm for the weather, and, as I learned the hard way a few years back, it’s probably best to stay away from body paint. Yes, it will melt. Trick or treating typically starts around 3pm in the resort. You won’t be allowed to go into each community and up the the resident’s doors, but the guards at the gate of each community are loaded up with candy and ready for trick or treaters. Most people have or rent a golf cart for Los Sueños Trick or Treating; a big part of the fun at Los Sueños Halloween is decorating your golf cart to make it the most scary and/or fun trick or treat ride in the bunch. Head for Walmart in San Jose for plenty of decoration items; faux spider webs and spiders, skeletons, ghouls, goblins and more can be had at a fairly cheap price. There are also a number of novelty shops in the city where you can find fake blood, costumes, and decorations alike. After trick or treating around the resort, head for Marina village and hit up all the shops. They’ve got candy too! Finally, your last stop will be the Hook Up where they have an annual costume contest for kids and adults too. At the end of the day, head back to your condo or villa rental and hand the kids over to a sitter; its time for the adults to go out and play! Head back to the Hookup for a fun Halloween party night, or hit up any of the parties at the clubs in Jaco; you’re bound to find something fun to do. For more information about the event, and to make golf cart reservations or condo reservations, reach out to HRG’s concierge team today. They’ll get you squared right up. Happy Halloween!

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Gearing Up for the Los Sueños Triple Crown 2018

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Get Registered! Los Sueños Resort and Marina has announced the dates for the 2018 annual Los Sueños Signature Triple Crown billfish tournament.

SportfishingCosta Rica is known globally as the billfish capital of the world, where most of the sports fishing tournaments are held during peak season, January – April. With just 89 days till kickoff, its time to secure your spot in the 2018 Los Sueños Triple Crown billfish tournament. The calm waters and short distances to the fishing grounds put Los Sueños Resort &  Marina at the top of the big-game fishing destinations. Three three-day legs are set to kickoff Jan. 17 2018, Feb. 28 2018, and March 21, 2018 respectively. A recent rule change now permits five fishermen per boat, including one professional angler, with a sixth team member in reserve. A sixth angler may be registered at a cost of $500, however, only 5 are permitted on the boat per day. For more tournament rules, check out the official Los Sueños Tournaments website. From Los Sueños Marina, you can match your wits and skill against blue, black and striped marlin, as well as big Pacific sailfish. Costa Rica is one of the few places in the world where it’s possible to make a grand slam—catch and release three different species of billfish in a single day. Back at the marina, Los Sueños Resort has plenty to offer in offshore amenities: accommodation in one of the resort’s fully equipped luxury vacation rentals, golfing on its championship 18-hole course, La Iguana, or a full-service training center and spa. While you’re busy reeling in a record-setting catch, the non-anglers in your party can tour the canopy on ziplines or in trams, try their hand at whitewater rafting or explore the jungle on foot, horseback, or an ATV. If they prefer a slower pace, they can lounge poolside or wander down to nearby Playa Herradura, Playa Jaco, or Playa Hermosa for a day on the beach. If fine dining and nightlife are your idea of the perfect end to a great day, the resort has a variety of options. On the other hand, you can try one of several recommended restaurants and bars in nearby Jacó, Herradura or Hermosa. Whatever you choose to do after a day of sport fishing, Los Sueños Resort is the perfect choice for it. The Tournament at a Glance Leg 1: Jan. 17 – 20, 2018 Leg 2: Feb. 28 – March 3, 2018 Leg 3: March 21 – 24, 2018 Organizer: Ashley Bretecher Phone: (866) 865-9759 Email: Website:   To download the tournament guide: Prizes: The total cash prize purse will vary depending upon the number of entries in each tournament. Cash prizes go to the top three boats (based on overall billfish release points) as follows: 50% first place, 30% second place, 20% third place.

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HRG Buying Property and Moving to Costa Rica


What you need to know about moving to Costa Rica and taking, or replacing, your belongings.

When buying property in Costa Rica and moving down, it can be tough to decide; buy new things, or ship down the old. When moving to Costa Rica,  and bringing all your belongings, shipping costs and import duties can be extremely high. Because of that, we recommend shipping what you absolutely cannot live without (your grandmother’s china, that magnificent painting you picked up in Vienna, or the 1967 Fastback Mustang that was handed down to you by your dad), and replacing all the rest. Having said that, we’ve put together a short guide on how to choose a good moving company, what to ship and what to leave behind, and where to shop for replacement items once you settle in Costa Rica.

Shipping your stuff to Costa Rica

Shipping the stuff you can’t let go of is easier and less expensive than you might think. First, start with a good shipping agent; they can help you decide the size of container you’ll need for the belongings you want to ship, and also walk you through all the paperwork to get smoothly through customs once you arrive in Costa Rica. There are two standard size of shipping containers: 20 feet and 40 feet. You’ll be surprised to find that they cost about the same, though the bigger is just a little more. If you don’t have much, you could just ship only a pallet, which would then be included in another, multi-user container and could save you a bundle.

Bringing your belongings on your flight to Costa Rica

When bringing items such as clothing, your laptop, and small odds and ends that you feel you must keep with you, do a little research and find the airline with the most generous baggage allowance policies. For flying to Latin America, I’ve found Avianca to be the best when it comes to this. Extra bags will come at a fee, of course, but you can usually take as many as you can afford, usually up to 10. Finally, don’t use a regular hard sided suitcase. You can get giant, softsided (thus lighter) duffle bags on Amazon or at any sporting goods store; each bag must be under 62 inches.  Remember, you’ll be allowed only 50 to 70 lbs per bag, depending on airline and ticket class.

Buying new stuff in Costa Rica

Though there is a smaller selection and import taxes make items a bit more costly in Costa Rica, but at the end of the day, you’ll save a bundle buy just buying all new stuff once you arrive. When I came down over 20 years ago, it was nearly impossible to find things, but now there are many more options to choose from with Walmart, Pricemart (our version of Costco), Ashely Furniture, Crate & Barrel, La Artistica, and more. Appliances (referred to as “electro domesticos” or “linea blanca”), furniture (muebles), and household goods like sheets, towels, dishes, kitchen ware, and more can be found at a number of stores in the San Jose area.

  • Gollo– appliances, furniture, and electronics
  • Pricesmart – membership shopping (like Costco) for appliances, furniture, gardening tools,  electronics and more
  • Walmart-  like a Walmart Superstore, many of the typical things you’d find at any Walmart in the States, though selection will be more limited.
  • Casa Blanca- appliances and some furnishings and electronics
  • Simán, located in Multiplaza, is a huge department store similar to Macy’s  for home furnishings, knick knacks, bedding, art, kitchen ware,  and appliances
  • Cemaco- furnishings, lamps, kitchen ware, small appliances, bedding and bath.
  • Ashley Furniture– furniture and interior design
  • Crate & Barrel- the usual Crate and Barrel fare
  • La Artisitica -furniture, mattresses and box springs, interior design
  • Jiron – just beds and bedding
  • Akiro for home and office furnishings
  • Zara Home, located in the mall, is good for home decor
  • EPA is our version of Home Depot; you’ll find gardening supplies, tools, some household furnishings, lamps, and more.
  • Pequeño Mundo for inexpensive furniture, dishes, decor, kitchen items,  odds and ends

For used items visit Encuentro 24, Mercado Libre,  or Craig’s List online. Don’t count on big savings, though, like you find in the States. If you’re buying a household full of items, and you have a residency cedula, you can go to Golfito (about a 6 hour drive) and save big on televisions, kitchen appliances, and more. In Golfito there is  a duty free zone, and thus the savings are huge. You can also find alcohol, clothing, and other items here. Don’t have a cedula? There are a number of people there willing to let you use theirs. You’re entitled to c1,600,000 per year (approximately) of purchases. Finally, you can drive about an hour out of San Jose to Sarchi and get custom made, locally sourced wood beds, dressers, tables, and more. Buying property and moving to Costa Rica can be a wonderful new adventure, and filling your new home with all that you need for daily comfort can be a good deal of fun. Be prepared to pay a little more, and to visit a lot of different stores to find the best deal and all that you need, but enjoy the ride and have fun with it. Between shipping, flying down with, and buying new, you’ll have your new Costa Rica household put together in no time.

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Why Los Sueños Resort Should Be Your Next Getaway

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4 Reasons why Los Sueños Resort & Marina is the perfect getaway.

We can think of dozens of reasons why Los Sueños Resort & Marina should be your next getaway, and we thought we’d share a few with you.

Regardless of whether it’s a long weekend escape or a veritable “stay-cation,” Los Sueños Resort has much to offer for single travellers, couples, groups, and families alike.

Here are our top 4 reasons why Los Sueños Should be your next getaway:


It’s close and convenient.

We love that Costa Rica’s Juan Santamaria International Airport is just a short, direct flight from so many major U.S. cities; even better, though, is that Los Sueños Resort is just an hour’s drive away, after landing in Costa Rica. This close distance makes it easy to choose Los Sueños for a short weekend away or a nice long vacation.

In the future, Los Sueños Resort will be even closer, as Juan Santamaria International has plans to begin building a new airport next year in the Orotina area, which will place the resort just a half hour away once the project is completed. According to a recent article in the Tico Times, this airport is scheduled to be fully operational by 2027. Yes, that seems like a long way away, but for those who fall in love with Costa Rica and Los Sueños, this is great news for investment opportunities.

There is plenty to do.

Los Sueños Resort & Marina is perfectly situated to allow visitors to Costa Rica to take advantage of all that this beautiful country has to offer. From sport fishing to golf, river rafting and rainforest canopy tours, there is a mountain of eco-adventure activity to be had in and around the resort.

Regardless of whether you’re the lounge lizard type who prefers spa days and sunbathing, or the adrenaline junkie who can’t get enough of the rush offered by ATV tours, waterfall rappelling, and surfing, Los Sueños, Costa Rica has plenty to offer, making it the perfect Costa Rica vacation spot.

A vacation rental is so much better than a hotel.

The thing we love the most about staying in Los Sueños for a Costa Rica vacation is that the vacation rental properties offered by HRG are like being in a home away from home; but even better. With luxury furnishings and spacious digs, gorgeous views of ocean and forest, every property in the HRG portfolio is a portrait of comfort and convenience. Fully equipped gourmet kitchens, fine linens, and top of the line bath products; staying in a rental property is so much more than staying in a hotel.

It’s in the rainforest, but still, has all the creature comforts of civilization.

Everyone loves visiting the rainforest, but let’s face it:  it’s not always great to be so far out in the jungle that you can’t even get a decent bottle of wine, or access the Internet. One of the things we love the most about vacationing (short or long term) in Los Sueños resort is that it’s right in the rainforest and next to the sea, but we still have access to a great grocery store with imported, as well as local, products, dozens and dozens of excellent restaurants, high speed Internet and good cell phone communication, well paved roads, emergency medical care,  and most any other creature comfort you’d expect to find in the city- minus the noise, pollution, and  congestion, of course.


We could probably go on and on about the dozens of reasons Los Sueños Resort is the perfect escape, but we won’t bore you; we’ll just invite you to come down and discover them yourself! Book your next escape now; experience the perfect Costa Rica vacation.


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Best Beaches Near Los Sueños Resort Costa Rica

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A big part of visiting Costa Rica is enjoying its beautiful beaches.


There are numerous beaches near Los Sueños Resort Costa Rica, so wether you’re into swimming, sunning or surfing, there is a little something for everyone. The good news is, some of them are even quite hidden, and the less crowded (in our opinion) the better!

Here are a few of our favorite beaches, in and around, Los Sueños Resort & Marina

Los Sueños Beach Club

Of course, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention Los Sueños Resort’s very own white sand beach, located within- and accessible by- the exclusive multi-million dollar Los Sueños Beach Club. With a massive, free-form swimming pool, swim up bar, kiddie pool area, Alfresco Restaurant, and playground, this beach pretty much has it all. Protected by the Herradura Bay, this beach is perfect for swimming.

Herradura Beach

Right outside the main gates of Los Sueños Resort, turn right toward the ocean. At the end of the road you’ll find a great swimming beach, kayaks for rent, and a few beachside restaurants. This beach tends to be a bit crowded, but it’s fun for lunch and for sunsets. This is a good beach for swimming as it is protected by the bay.

Playa Escondida

This is an excellent point break just beyond Los Sueños Resort & Marina, has plenty to offer for rights and lefts, and the waves are best at high tide. Beach club members of Faro Escondido can access the break from the beach; visitors can rent a boat from Playa Jacó or Playa Herradura, and make their way around the cove to the break from the water. This beach is best for surfing, sunning, and swimming (you’ll have to walk down the beach from the break).

Playa Manta

From Los Sueños Resort, drive along the Costanera highway toward San Jose. Immediately before Punta Leona Resort, turn left onto the unmarked dirt road at Soda Nimar. Continue along for 10 minutes. You’ll pass fields and also pass through the Punta Leona Resort where a security guard may stop you and take down your license plate number.  Just let them know you’re headed for Playa Mantas, which is right next door to Playa Blanca. Upon arrival, you’ll find a small parking area. There will be a guard who will charge a small fee to watch your car for the day.  This beach is great for swimming.

Playa Blanca

This beautiful beach is technically located in Punta Leona, North of Los Sueños Resort along the Costanera, and thus part of the Punta Leona resort. However, all beaches in Costa Rica are open to the public. If you’re a guest at Los Sueños Resort, just follow the directions to Playa Manta, then once on the beach – during low tide- you can cross over the rocks onto Playa Blanca. This beach is great for swimming.

Playa Hermosa

This long stretch of beach is great for intermediate to advanced surfers and those who love long walks and lounging in the sun. Sprinkled with restaurants and hotels, you’ll be able to easily find a spot nearby a place to eat. If you prefer a more secluded area, just drive down the outer road beyond the Hermosa village till you find the perfect spot, grab your stuff and pull up a piece of sand! This beach is a surfing beach; do not enter the water without some kind of floatation device.

Playas Esterillos Este and Oeste

These beaches are a bit further down the road at about a half hour to 40 minutes from Los Sueños Resort. The good news is, they are far less crowded than Herradura, Jaco or Hermosa; the not so great news is that there are far fewer places to eat and drink; though there are a few bars, restaurants and hotels sprinkled along the way. These beaches are best for surfing and sunning.





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Family Reunion Los Sueños Costa Rica


Paradise is Perfect for a Big Family Gathering When You Book Your Party at Los Sueños Costa Rica

There’s no better place for a family reunion than Costa Rica. The weather is great, the scenery is beautiful, and there’s something for everyone to do. Plus, it’s a chance for family members to truly get away from it all. However, if you want to hold your reunion in Costa Rica, it’s important to plan ahead. Here are some tips for planning the perfect trip: Create a guest list. To truly know how to plan for your trip, you need to know how many people will be able to make it. You don’t have to have a specific head count at first, but a rough estimate is helpful in order to know what size venue you need, and what type of accommodations. Consider your group demographics.  Does your group include a lot of children, or is it composed of mainly adults? Do you have a lot of adventurers in your family, are you more partial to partying, or relaxing on the beach? If your group is really diverse, you can send out a quick poll to find out what everyone would like to get out of the trip. You don’t have to please everyone, but planning activities is easier if you know what everyone would prefer to do. Research activities. It’s important to thoroughly research available activities so that you can create a solid itinerary. Some activities are good for larger groups, while some are best for smaller groups. Some require you to make deposits ahead of time. Some are only available on certain days and times, or during a certain season; some may not be suitable for young children or the elderly; and some may be too taste-specific for everyone to enjoy. It’s a good idea to build some large-group activities that everyone will likely enjoy into your itinerary – a celebration on the beach, a tour of a national park, or a catered family meal, for example – and then create some options for small groups or individuals. When you plan and book in advance, the HRG Concierge Team can help you select the perfect activities for everyone. Research accommodations. Accommodations for large groups are not as readily available as those for smaller groups. It is important to find and book a property well in advance so that you can be sure that you have plenty of space for all. Be sure to ask about amenities — your family members will appreciate having access to spas, golf courses, pools and a variety of dining options. You may also want to find a property with access to a private club or a banquet area for large get-togethers. Scope out restaurant venues. If you plan to do a family dinner on the town, make sure to research venues to ensure that they are large enough to accommodate your party, and that they take reservations. Your Concierge Team can give you great suggestions, and help you with booking well in advance, as well as tell you about any additional fees, special menu options, or large group policies they may have. Of course, at Los Sueños Resort, it is always possible to have terrific dinners catered in your vacation residence. The holiday season is coming up and Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hannuka, and New Year’s are a great time for a family reunion at Los Sueños Resort & Marina. Call today and book the perfect vacation villa for you and the family. Be sure to ask about our special holiday season packages.

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7 Fun Adult Activities at Los Sueños Resort, Costa Rica

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Kids Are Back in School- Time for a Grown-up Getaway to Los Sueños Resort, Costa Rica

Let’s face it: Summer vacation with the kids at Los Sueños Resort can be a blast, but a grown-up getaway without them can be even more fun, not to mention relaxing.

You deserve it; it’s been a long summer, and the kids are back in school; now it’s time for mommies and daddies to get away. So call up grandma, or aunt Sue, or the nanny, and ask her to stay. You’ve earned it, you two, a long, sweet, grown-up getaway.

Here are 7 fantastically fun things to do – just the two of you.


A day out on the greens is just the ticket for some beautiful, peaceful, quiet relaxation. A little competition between the two of you is always fun, and La Iguana Golf course just fits the bill. 18 holes of championship design, the course is made extra special by the rainforest that surrounds it and you’ll find that you’re accompanied, not by noisy children, but by toucans and monkeys.

Sport Fishing

There is nothing like a day out on the water, fishing for blue marlin, that gets the adrenalin pumping, and the feeling of freedom flowing. No kids, no worries- just you, your partner, and the challenge of the big one. With the sun sparkling off the Pacific and a cold one in hand, you’ll enjoy a day of sport fishing off the shores of Costa Rica, with no worries at all other than where you’ll be having dinner that evening.

River Rafting

For a day of challenging rapids, lots of laughter, grown-up good times, and fun, river rafting in Costa is just what the doctor ordered. There are a number of class III and IV rivers near to Los Sueños Resort and, at this time of year (green season!), the rivers are high and fast, the jungle is lush and green, and the animals of the forest are out to be seen.

Casino Gaming

An evening out on the town is made extra exciting by a night at the gaming tables. With plenty of glamorous, Vegas- style casinos in the area, you’re sure to have a good time and maybe even take home enough winnings to pay for your vacation! Whether black jack is your game, or maybe roulette, you’ll find plenty of exciting fun at the casinos of Jaco Beach, and surrounding areas.

Drinking and Dining

What would a vacation be without food and beverage? The foodies among us will much appreciate the abundant choices of restaurants, lounges, cafes, and bars that are available both inside of Los Sueños Resort & Marina, and out. Whether you’re looking for Italian, Japanese, French, or fusion, the area has much to offer on the food front, and you’ll be happy to enjoy all the delectable offerings, sans kiddos.

Feel like staying in for a romantic, candlelit dinner on the balcony of your luxury vacation condo, sails bobbing on the water just below? Even better! Just give your concierge team a call at HRG, and we’ll set up catering to prepare it all for you, right in your very own kitchen.

Spa Day

There are two wonderful day spas right in the resort, and quite a few nearby. Ask your concierge to schedule your appointments, and set up transportation while they’re at it. From Sebo Spa at the Marriott, to Blush Spa & Beauty Salon you’ve got some wonderful options that are just a golf cart ride away.

Outside the resort, spa junkies might really appreciate Serenity Spa, located just up the hill at Villas Caletas.

Don’t feel like leaving your digs? Ask them to schedule a therapist to come to your vacation villa or condo; what could be better than living in your robe for the afternoon, and then hitting the sack after a wonderful massage?

Lounging by the Pool

Finally, there’s no tropical vacation complete without a day of lounging by the pool. Whether it’s the private pool at your villa, the community pool of your condo, or the exclusive Los Sueños Beach Club (my personal favorite, as it has servers to bring me drinks and delicious snacks from Al Fresco Restaurant & Bar), a day by the pool- book and umbrella drink in hand- is a perfect way to unwind.


No kids. Just the two of you. Rest, relaxation, and fun. What more could you ask for? Book your grown-up getaway today and have a long, quiet, beautiful weekend at Los Sueños Resort. After this summer of family fun; you’ve earned it.