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Costa Rica is the Perfect, Kid-Friendly, Family Vacation

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A Costa Rica Family vacation has so much more to offer than any family theme park or cruise.

Costa Rica is the perfect family vacation abroad, because it’s not so far away you’ve got to take a fifteen-hour flight, its developed (but no so much you feel you haven’t left the States), and it won’t break the bank: cheap flights are readily available and the exchange rate is on your side here. Essentially, for about half the bill of a top of the line Disney vacation, you can give your kids adventure, discovery, and fun in one of the world’s most abundant natural settings.

Here are our top # reasons why Costa Rica makes the perfect family vacation for those with kids.

Nature’s wakeup call

There is something incredibly special about that morning alarm coming from a family of howler monkeys swinging through the trees nearby. But that’s only the first animal order of the day! 

Costa Rica is abundant with wild animals, birds, insects, and ocean life.  

A great way to experience nature up close and personal is to head for Manuel Antonio National Park for a family day trip. It’s an easy hike in and out; completely manageable for family members of all ages – even if one or two are riding in strollers! You and the gang can do this on your own or hire a guide at the park entrance. The benefits of a guided tour are that you’ll get wonderful explanations about all the animals, birds and plant life you encounter, plus some terrific professional photos. Monkeys, iguanas, sloths, and raccoons are just a few of the wonderful animals you’ll spot in the wild at Manuel Antonio National Park. At the end of your hike, set up camp on a white sand beach; picnic, relax in the sun, and frolic in the gentle waves of the protected cove where you can snorkel through schools of tropical fish.

There is plenty of exhilarating adventure for everyone

There are zip line canopy tours that are appropriate for everyone in the gang; most will let children as young as 4 years old strap in with an adult.

A crocodile tour down the river lets the whole family get really up close to huge crocodiles in the wild while safely sitting in a boat; the tour guide will have a ton of great information to share about all the birds and other wildlife found in and on the river.

ATV tours through the rainforest jungle are fun for families with teenagers over twelve.

Those groups with kids that are 10-years old and up will enjoy white water river rafting or river tubing; there are plenty of class I, II, and III river rafting adventures to choose from.

Surf lessons are fun for everyone in the family and kids as young as 4 can learn to catch some waves with great surf instructors, easily found in downtown Jaco Beach or through your concierge with HRG

Costa Rica is a great Eco-Green learning experience for the entire family

Today, Costa Rica is one of the greenest countries in the world (in terms of carbon and sulfur emissions and conservation practices), and the government has made a pledge to be the first developing country to be carbon neutral by 2021. Vacationing in Costa Rica is a great opportunity to educate your kids about the importance of preserving our planet and the ways in which green- conscious countries are doing their part to make that happen. Being immersed into the kind of eco-conscious culture that Costa Rica offers can have a big impact on your family.

 

With so much to learn, see, and do, Costa Rica offers a family vacation like no other. Call today and book your next family vacation at Los Sueños Resort Costa Rica.

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Holidays in Los Sueños, Costa Rica: It’s Time to Plan

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3 Reasons why you should start planning  your holidays in Los Sueños Resort, Costa Rica now.

Wait. Summer vacation in Los Sueños Resort, Costa Rica isn’t even over yet!

I can hear the objections now, but trust me when I say that, in this case, the early bird most definitely gets the most beautiful views and high adventure from his rainforest tree branch. While you may actually still be on vacation in Costa Rica (it’s summer break, after all), it is nonetheless time to start planning for your holidays in Los Sueños Resort.

Here are three good reasons to call and start planning your Costa Rica holiday vacation today:

 1. Secure your favorite accommodation at Los Sueños Resort

OK, so I basically already said it. The best spots in the resort get scooped up fast. So, if you’re looking to book that massive vacation villa for the entire family- you know the one- the one with the fantastic ocean views and private pool- well, you’ve got to get it while the gettin’ is good. There are, after all, only so many to go around. Likewise, if you’re after an ocean view condo with perfectly situated access (not that there is a bad location in the entire resort, but hey— some are better than others, no?) to all that Los Sueños Resort has to offer, the best ones go fast, so be sure to book early.

2. Have everything you need for the holidays at Los Sueños

Holidays in Costa Rica can take a tiny bit of extra planning; especially if you’re planning to bring the whole gang and need to arrange flights, and more.

Whether its Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukah, or just Halloween, there will be a bit of meal planning to do. Will you cook in or eat out? Reservations, and/or menu planning in advance are a good idea; especially if you want to book at a restaurant or stay in and book any one of Los Sueños Resort amazing resident chefs who will cater your dinner.  Keep in mind too, that the HRG concierge staff will happily stock your refrigerator before you arrive.

Gift giving, Halloween costumes (yup, there’s trick or treating in Los Sueños Resort and always a great party for the grown-ups; of course, costume contests are a given), or a special bottle of wine for Thanksgiving, or that winter celebration dinner, will also need to be seen to in advance. You may want to think about the pros and cons of packing and flying with all that’s needed (the airlines and their charges for every single bag these days!), or shipping down in advance.

3. Beat the crowds; secure your reservations for activities and fun at Los Sueños

Holidays are high season and that means more people. More fun, yes! After all, as they say, the more the merrier, and holiday season in Los Sueños Resort is most definitely merry and fun. But, it also means more people vying for fishing boat charters, golf cart rentals, aerial tram rides, Zip lining, ATV tours, horseback riding, hiking trails, Adventure Dining, tee times at La Iguana Golf Course, dinner reservations, and spa appointments among other things. When you plan early, you can book all of your adventures and activities with HRG’s Team Concierge ahead of time, save money with those early booking discounts, and assure that you and the gang get to do everything you want to do while in Costa Rica for the holidays.

 

So, what are you waiting for? Call now and start planning your holiday vacation at Los Sueños Resort & Marina. Come this winter, when you’re chilling with a cocktail and gazing out at the ocean, you’ll be glad you did.

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5 Reasons to Plan Your Bachelor Party at Los Sueños, Jaco Beach, Costa Rica

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Make your bachelor party the best that it can be when you celebrate the end of your single days at Los Sueños, Costa Rica.

Posh digs for you and the guys at Los Sueños Resort

You and the guys will stay like VIPs at your luxury condo or vacation villa in Los Sueños Resort & Marina; with enough space for the entire gang, every condo and villa in the resort is luxurious, spacious, and fit for a king and his entourage.

Golfing with the gang

La Iguana Golf Course is a great place to spend the day for bit of a friendly competition among you and your buddies. With 18 holes professionally designed by Ted Robinson you can’t go wrong with this fun and challenging course, it’s gorgeous backdrop of prime rainforest, and the company of capuchin monkeys and macaws.

Sport fishing with the boys

Los Sueños Resort & Marina is widely considered to be the best sport-fishing destination in all of Central America, Mexico, or the Bahamas. In fact, some of the biggest names in tournament sport fishing base their operations out of Los Sueños’ 200 slip full service marina. Whether it’s a half day for inshore fishing, or full day for inshore and offshore fishing, you and they guys will have a heck of a day filled with fun and challenging adventure.  Each sport fishing trip includes a bilingual captain and crew, bait, tackle, snacks, lunch, drinks and plenty of exciting opportunities for a great catch. When the day is done, your concierge team at HRG can arrange for a chef to come around to your condo or villa and prepare a delicious meal out of the day’s catch.

Adventure & Discovery

River rafting, Zipline canopy tours, fast and furious ATV rides; there is no end to the fast-paced adventure that Los Sueños Resort and surrounding areas has to offer.

There is no thrill quite like facing the rapids on a swiftly racing river. Costa Rica’s many rivers offer numerous opportunities for you and your buddies to experience whitewater rafting, whether it is your first time on a raft or you are looking to challenge yourselves on some of the world’s fiercest rapids.

When it comes to seeing Costa Rica’s rainforest, nothing compares to seeing the country’s dense foliage and beautiful wildlife from high up in the trees, or flying through the air over the top of the canopy. Want to feel like superman for a day? Book a zip-line canopy tour through your concierge at HRG.

And, last but certainly not least, to really experience all that the mountains and jungles of Costa Rica offer, there’s no better way than on an all-terrain vehicle, or ATV. Whether you’re on a smooth beach or braving a muddy, jungle trail, these four-wheeled vehicles give you the freedom of a motorcycle with the ability for off-road adventuring.

It’s party time

Jaco Beach is a town known for the fiesta and all the boys will have a great time meeting up with party girls, whether at the local night club, on the beach, or at one of the many Vegas style casinos. Of course, we know our groom will behave himself and admire from afar, but the rest of the gang is sure to have a great time partying it up in Jaco Beach, only to retire back at your luxury condo for a little R&R after a great night out on the town.

 

Forget about Las Vegas or Mexico; make it Costa Rica. Los Sueños Resort is where the bachelor party of your dreams will happen.

 

 

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Costa Rica’s Los Sueños is Perfect for a Long Holiday Weekend

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When you just have 3 or 4 days to escape, Los Sueños Costa Rica is the answer to a great mini-vacation

As we roll into summer, we’ve got a number of long holiday weekends on the horizon, and there is no better place than Costa Rica to get away for a quick escape.

Given Costa Rica’s close proximity to the United States and the increasingly convenient number of short, direct flights from major International airports up north, it’s easier than ever to just pack a small bag and head for paradise.

Three Holidays that will give you the perfect excuse for a mini- vacation in Costa Rica

Memorial Day in Costa Rica

Coming up in just 2 weeks, Memorial Day 2017 falls on Monday the 29th of May. You and the family (or just you and your main squeeze) can grab a quick flight into Juan Santamaria from any number of major hubs in the States and be settled in with a cold drink in hand, watching the sunset from the balcony of your luxury condo by the day’s end, as Los Sueños is but an hour’s drive down.

Independence Day in Costa Rica

Who says you have to celebrate the 4th in the States to be patriotic? Join hundreds of ex-pats as we watch the fireworks and enjoy a celebratory barbecue near the Marina in Los Sueños Resort. With much fun and activity on the agenda, Los Sueños is a great place to spend Independence Day, which falls on a Tuesday this year, making it a lovely 4-day long weekend.

Best of all??

HRG is offering a great deal! Stay 4 nights and pay for only 3!

Labor Day in Costa Rica

Finally, one last escape awaits you at the end of summer.  Labor Day, which always lands on a Monday, makes for a fantastic, final, long weekend summer hoorah. September 4th is the big day this year, so why not start planning now; it’s the perfect way to end a perfect summer, making warm weather goodbyes just a little less painful.

With Memorial Day fast approaching and the 4th of July right on its tail, you might as well start planning those getaways now. Reach out today and let our team help you put together the perfect holiday weekend.

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Costa Rica’s Peaceful Paradise: A Soulful Escape

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4 Ways a peaceful Costa Rica vacation can change your perspective, lower your blood pressure, and enrich your life

 

Life is full of challenges, both big and small, but sometimes we can give ourselves a break. Traffic; deadlines; family illness; marital tension; parent teacher conferences; the evening news. A peaceful Costa Rica adventure could be just the ticket you need to escape the stressful realities of the daily grind.

While it’s likely that all will still be there when you return from a “relaxation vacation” in Costa Rica, your frame of mind, your perspective, and perhaps even your physical health will most definitely be in a better place.

Here are 4 ways a relaxing, adventure and discovery vacation in Costa Rica can help.

There is something truly balancing and tranquil about waking up to the sounds of nature every morning. Though I’m not sure why, Costa Rica tends to nudge me awake with the birds each morning, thus giving me time for a relaxing, peaceful, reflective morning. Add the rich aroma and taste of organically grown, Costa Rican coffee and, well…. It just doesn’t get much more sublime than that.

Long walks on the beach, and daily time spent watching the magnificent, daily, Costa Rica sunset (made all the more so with green-season cloudy skies) brings a peace to my soul that no other activity can match. Appreciating the beauty of the Pacific and the consistency of nature’s rhythms lends a deep-seated reassurance that all is fundamentally right with the world, as off balance as it all may seem sometimes when confronted with the daily news and social media.

Sometimes a little bit of pampering is all that is needed to make me feel special. While luxury living and spa days may not be the norm in my default world, I get to take extra care with myself while on vacation in Costa Rica. Ordering in, or dining out, brings sumptuous delights to my palate and healthful nutrition to my body. Body scrubs, detoxifying wraps, and long, deep massage therapy (either at one of the two world-class day spas inside Los Sueños Resort, or the privacy of my vacation condo) takes relaxation and self-care to a whole new level.

Getting out of my head, and into nature, brings my awareness back to earth and lets me re-discover who I am.  The thrill, adrenalin rush, and empowerment of climbing to a tree-top platform and zip-lining through the rainforest canopy is nothing short of therapeutic for the mind, body, and soul. The realization of the perfection that is Mother Earth when I catch sight of monkeys, sloths, toucans, red-lapas, rare orchids, and colorful butterflies is humbling and awe-inspiring.  The Japanese practice of “shinren- yoku”, or “forest bathing,” has been scientifically proven to reduce stress and fortify the immune system; my own experience of hiking through the rainforests of Costa Rica have proven that to be true for me.

Costa Rica has often been called the “happiest place on earth.” It’s easy to see why. In addition to the culture-vibe that is pura vida (pure life), there is also no military (abolished in 1948), and the country is rich with bio-diversity and nature.  Why not escape to Costa Rica for a much needed relaxation vacation; rejuvenate, and get a little bit of that happy for yourself?

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8 Reasons Families Love Spring Break at Los Sueños Resort & Marina

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Los Sueños Resort & Marina is the perfect place for the family during spring break 2017

Family time at Los Sueños Resort & Marina during Spring break is easy and relaxed; parents will never hear the dreaded words, “I’m bored!” or “There’s nothing to do!” during a family vacation in Costa Rica- especially when staying at Los Sueños. Here are eight things to do that the kids will love about Spring Break at Los Sueños Resort in Costa Rica. Make friends Kids can make new friends at The Beach club. The beach club has a swim-up bar, large pool, volley ball court and play ground —plenty to keep them occupied. Swim Each Los Sueños Resort community has its own community pool; and sometimes several! Also, vacation villas often have a private pool. The resort’s fantastic Beach Club, a $3 million facility, is exclusive to residents and guests and features a massive free-form swimming pool complete with a huge shallow end for little ones, a swim up bar, the Al Fresco Restaurant, a raised white sand beach, shaded palapas, lounge chairs, tables, great service and more. Mount up A horseback ride to a nearby waterfall at La Quinta Farm has the plant life, wildlife and staggeringly beautiful views to impress everyone, including the kids. A dip in the mineral spring’s waterfall will refresh the entire gang before the ride home. This tour is great for families, as it is suitable for ages 5 and up. Boating Head to the marina, or Herradura Bay, for cruises and charters. Some on-the-water adventures include diving, snorkeling, stand-up paddleboards, and outrigger canoes. The Tortuga Island cruise offers snorkeling and lunch on a semi-private beach. La Fragata Sailing Club offers private lessons, weekend classes and holiday camps suitable for ages 6 – 16. Of course, for those families with older kids and teens, Sport fishing is an incredible way to spend the day at Los Sueños Resort. Zip-lining Jungle canopy tours are suitable for children 7 and older. Guides accompany the group along the cables to help ensure safety and a positive experience.  For the very young or less adventurous, the aerial tram is a great way to see the forest canopy and guides are available to point out animals and explain forest ecology. Touring on wheels Hop aboard an ATV, mountain bike, or a dune buggy and ride along jungle trails while expert guides share their knowledge of the terrain and its inhabitants. Two tours will take the whole family to waterfalls, rainforest and the beach. These tours are best suited to families with older children. Whitewater Rafting on the Savegre River is for families with kids ages 8 and older. The Class II/III river runs through primary rainforest for an exhilarating ride from a different point of view. Professional river guides provide all the equipment, instruction and supervision to keep your family safe. Hiking Nearby Manuel Antonio and Carara National Parks bring the wildlife into focus and are perfect hiking trails for the entire family as they are easy and fairly short. Manuel Antonio features level, paved paths and white-sand beaches. Nearby Carara National Park is where Amazonian and Mesoamerican ecosystems meet, forming a distinctive biological habitat.   From breakfast to dinnertime, there’s plenty to keep the kids occupied in and around Los Sueños Resort & Marina. In fact, if your kids are old enough, they can drive themselves, via golf cart, around the resort which a whole lot of fun all by itself. When you book, just ask the concierge staff for recommendations and to help with booking.

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Spring Break 2017 at Los Sueños Resort

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Spring Break is nearly here;  Los Sueños Resort, Costa Rica makes for the perfect family vacation

School’s nearly out for Spring Break 2017 and its a great time for shaking off the winter blues and enjoying some family bonding. If you’re looking for a blast of sunlight to recharge your soul until summer, as well as a little outdoor adventure, HRG Vacations makes it easy to visit Costa Rica with TWO very special spring-break promotions for your stay at Los Sueños Resort.

  • Book a 7-night stay and pay for only 5 nights

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  • Stay 4 nights and pay for 3

 

Just an hour’s drive from San Jose, Los Sueños, a private resort community, sits within a 600-acre rainforest reserve. Overlooking Herradura Bay, the resort offers luxury accommodation in privately owned condominiums, villas and sprawling eco-friendly homes—each with spectacular views of ocean, jungle, mountain, marina or lush fairways.

As visiting residents, guests have access to the oceanfront Los Sueños Beach Club with its large free-form swimming pool, Jacuzzi, shower and changing facilities, extensive decks, a swim-up bar and an elevated, white sand beach. Relax under shaded palapas for a stunning view of the marina and Herradura Bay.

Marina Village’s restaurants offer a wide range of international cuisine with menu specials each weeknight. Bambu Sushi hosts regular Sushi Mondays, while El Galeón, serves or delivers prime rib dinners each Sunday. Thursdays at the Lanterna enjoy two-for-$39 three-course Italian specials. Wine Wednesdays at the Terrace Lounge, just upstairs from Lanterna, feature bottles of specially selected wines at half-price. The Terrace is also a great place to meet and mingle with the barkeeper’s specialty cocktails while enjoying the Pacific sunset. Try Dolce Vita on the square for an open-air brunch or afternoon ice cream and sweets.

The Village’s merchant square offers banking, business and retail services, as well as an urgent care medical clinic. The square is a venue for special events, including outdoor concerts, an arts and crafts festival or wine tastings.

There are plenty of recreational opportunities on or off-site. A variety of cruises, fishing charters or kayak rentals are available and bookable through the HRG concierge. Other activities include zip line canopy tours, horseback rides to waterfalls, ATV and buggy tours through the jungle. All activities include bilingual guides, safety orientations and equipment. Transportation, equipment, snacks and beverages are usually included, as is (quite often), lunch.

Most canopy tours are suitable young children age 7 and older. Tour guides will accompany your family along the cables and point out the canopy inhabitants. For youngsters or the faint-of-heart, try the aerial tram for a truly excellent tour through the canopy. Your guide will stop the car to point out the animals and explain canopy life.

Of course, there is also the kids club at Los Sueños; The Undr8teen’s Family Activity Center is Los Sueños’ latest effort to provide exceptional amenities for families with school age children and teens. Packed with loads of fun, the Unr8teen Activity Center has free Wi-Fi access, a giant flat screen TV with a Play Station 4, movies, and music videos. If Ping Pong, Air Hockey and Foosball are more appealing, those options are available too. Colorful and cool, this relaxed, safe environment is located right next door to the marina and is great fun for kids and teens to hang out on Fridays and Saturdays from 4pm to 11pm. Undr8teen also offers a snack bar, loaded with goodies like popcorn, chips, hotdogs, smoothies, sodas and more.

For a wonderful escape from the winter up North and a fabulous, memory making spring break 2017, reach out to the team at HRG today and book a great spring break deal.

 

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Planning A Valentine’s Day Getaway at Los Sueños Resort

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner; why not start planning now?

With February still a month away, it may seem much too early to think about a Valentine’s day get-away to Los Sueños Resort and Marina. However, it falls smack in the middle of Costa Rica’s high season and early booking is essential for a successful romantic vacation. As a master-planned community, Los Sueños is a tropical paradise perched on the crystalline blue waters of the Pacific coast set against the backdrop of a tropical rainforest. Los Sueños, literally meaning dreams, is the perfect setting for romance as you drift through magical days and nights. For your Valentine’s Day treat, try Sibö Rainforest Spa and Retreat where the private rooms overlooking exotic gardens provide an intimate atmosphere for a couple’s massage. Take an extra half hour for an indulgent shower or a soak in a tub for two. The resort’s private Beach Club features shade palapas on an elevated, white sand beach overlooking the Marina and Herradura Bay. Other amenities for a languorous day in the sun include pool, Jacuzzi, shower and changing facilities, expansive decks, fountains and a swim-up bar. Finish off a perfect day by booking a private chef for your intimate candlelight dinner for two on the terrace of your luxury Los Sueños condo for complete privacy will make it an evening to remember. For a livelier evening, try any of the resort restaurants for excellent food, soft lights and music, warm tropical breezes and exemplary service. Throughout your stay at Los Sueños Resort, there are plenty of outdoor activities for two to keep you busy.

  • Kayak along the coastline to stunning Playa Agujas; you’ll find the scenery is fabulous.

 

  • Try a guided trip to Damas Island and the surrounding mangroves.

 

  • A walk or horseback ride through the resort’s rainforest reserve leads to spectacular waterfalls where you can enjoy a quick dip. Keep a sharp eye out for the colorful flora and fauna you’ll meet along the way.

 

  • Tours depart from Puntarenas and from Los Sueños Marina for Tortuga Island in the Gulf of Nicoya every day. This is a must do excursion, full with snorkeling, sunbathing and lunch.

 

  • Other sea worthy adventures offer diving, snorkeling and sportfishing trips for an up close and personal look at an astonishing assortment of marine life.

 

  • Sunset cruises on Herradura Bay serve cocktails and bocas while you enjoy the scenery and the blazing colors of sunset over the Pacific.

 

  • Enjoy a round of golf on the 18 hole championship golf course designed by Ted Robinson.

 

  • River rafting is a thrill and always enjoyed by all.

 

  • Zip line canopy tours get you up close and personal with the tree tops and their inhabitants.

 

  • Sundowner cocktails at the Terrace Lounge or The Hookup in the Marina Village make a great start to a night out, followed by a great meal at any of the resort restaurants or one of the many in Jaco Beach.

The concierge team at HRG Vacations has the local knowledge and connections to tailor your Valentine’s visit to Los Sueños; all you have to do is ask.

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Superbowl Sunday, a Golf Tournament by night, and Los Sueños Costa Rica

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A Golf Tournament by Night + Superbowl Sunday in Los Sueños, Costa Rica; it just doesn’t get much better then this!

A golf trip in Costa Rica can provide everything you need to get away from it all – a few nights far from home, a relaxing, leisurely game where you and your buddies can catch up and unwind, and definitely a day of sport fishing. Top all that off with great food and wonderful amenities, and you’ve got yourself a golf trip to remember. Imagine, though, combining all that with the Superbowl this February 4, 2017. That’s right, you can enjoy Superbowl LI 2017 via the big screen from the comfort of your luxury vacation villa or condo in Los Sueños Resort, right after a long day of superb golfing. Of course, we don’t know who’s going to the bowl yet, but they’ll be playing in Texas, and you can watch them from Costa Rica.   The 15th edition of the La Iguana Invitational is open, by invitation only, to La Iguana Golf Course Los Sueños Marriott Members, residents and owners in Los Sueños Resort, boat owners with slips in the marina, and professional golfers from around the country. The tournament will be held on Superbowl Sunday, February 4, 2017 at 11:00am and going on through the night. A different experience, you will be golfing with neon balls at night. For more information about joining the tournament, you can contact the La Iguana Golf Course directly.   Los Sueños Resort is the perfect place for a golf trip. Not only does the Los Sueños Resort offer beautiful vacation condos and villas with fantastic amenities, it also has a first-class golf course that makes for a worthy game. The La Iguana Golf Course is a naturally challenging, 18-hole championship golf course designed by Ted Robinson. And, as if that were not enough, the course is set in paradise. La Iguana backs up to the rainforest, and also features spectacular ocean views. So what does a jungle golf course mean for your golfing experience? It means that the rainforest is part of the course itself. This is not a walk on a hilly barren green – this is an exotic place, with brightly colored flowers and lush green tropical plants. This is a place where a monkey just might steal your golf ball, and you may see a macaw peering down at you from a banana tree as you tee up for a hole. A place where you can experience the rainforest as you play against a seaside backdrop. The La Iguana course is deceptively challenging. Fortunately, there are PGA-qualified golf professionals on hand to help you, and you’ll have access to state-of-the-art golfing equipment and a huge putting green and driving range. And what is a golf game without a solid challenge, anyway? HRG Vacations offers great golfing packages, which include a stay in a luxury condo, unlimited golfing for two days, and airport transfers. The rates are reasonable, and the golfing is great year around, so of course you can come any time, but we do recommend making a Superbowl weekend out of it. For those times when you’re not on the course, there is plenty to do. Whether you want to hit the spa for a deep tissue massage or head out for a zip lining adventure, an ATV trek through the mountainside, or try your hand on a sport fishing trip, you can do it all in or near Los Sueños Resort and Marina. If you get hungry after a long day of golfing, Los Sueños offers 12 restaurants, all of which will cater to your door should you feel like staying in. There are also lots of great restaurants nearby where you can get some great local cuisine. And if you’re looking for something to after-hours, the breezy beach town of Jaco – known for its great night life — is just a few minutes away. Why not plan a long weekend at Los Sueños Resort and join in the golf tournament to boot? Call today to make your reservations; it could be the best boy’s weekend away you’ve had in a while.

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Los Sueños Resort & Marina has much to Offer During Costa Rica’s Dry Season

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Check out our favorite tours and activities during dry season at Los Sueños Resort, Costa Rica

High season, also known as “dry season” in Costa Rica, is a great time to visit; especially if you like a celebratory atmosphere with your vacation. For those who are seeking a bit of a party along with their rest, relaxation, adventure and discovery, high season is the perfect time of year to visit Costa Rica as the entire country is a little fuller with happy travelers. The dry season (December through May) includes almost all of Costa Rica (the Caribbean costs tends to be a bit rainy), with February through March being the driest months. Temperatures range from the low 80s in the central valley to the mid to upper 90s on the coast. Combined with 10 to 12 hours of daily sunshine, the climate makes nearly every tour or activity possible. Here are some of our favorite things to do in and around Los Sueños Resort & Marina during dry season:

  • Sport fishing is probably the number one adventure for those staying at Los Sueños Resort & Marina. In fact, it may be safe to say it’s the go-to activity its most widely and well known for. With its 200-slip marina, famous sport fishing tournaments, and happy angler-lifestyle, Los Sueños Resort & Marina will almost be lost on you without at least one day out on the water. Half day charters or full, newbies and old-salts, sport fishing is a must and your concierge team at HRG can help hook you up with a great boat, captain and crew.

 

  • Dry season is also the perfect time to surf Costa Rica’s excellent waves. The northern Pacific’s winter weather patterns and offshore winds combine for challenging surfing up and down the coast; from Pavones to Paya Hermosa, and Witch’s Rock to Santa Teresa, the Nicoya Peninsula shelters the central Pacific coast from the strong swells common farther north. Beginning surfers can take lessons at nearby Jacó Beach, just 10 minutes from Los Sueños Resort.

 

  • If you’re not up for being out on the water, pick one of many beautiful beaches in the area and just lounge under the sun and shade for the day. Be careful though. Remember how close we are to the equator in Costa Rica (use sunscreen!), and keep in mind that not every beach is a swimming beach; many require some kind of floating device such as a boogie board, surf board, kayak or stand up paddle board.

 

  • The forests have much to offer, as well. Why not join waterfall rappelling adventure tour, visit the hanging bridges, or hike the trails of any of Costa Rica’s nearby national parks?

 

  • Zip-lining through the canopy will give you a sloth’s eye view (at Superman’s speed) of the treetops and the ground below; it will also give you quite a rush.

 

  • And speaking of rushes, white-water river rafting is an adventure that can’t be missed. Don’t worry if you’re a beginner or have kids in the gang; all of the river rafting companies have terrific guides who are very experienced and have excellent safety training. Also, there are different levels of rapids to choose from when you decide which tour to take.

 

  • Olive Ridley, leatherback and green sea turtles come ashore in huge numbers in November and December all along the Pacific side, and there’s usually a steady flow of hatchlings headed for the surf through May. You and the family can volunteer to help them get safely out to sea or even just pick up trash along the beach to help protect them in their environment.

 

  • Humpback whales are also a common sight along the Pacific shore, as are other whale species, dolphins and porpoises. Consider a sunset cruise, or better yet, a Tortuga Island tour, which comes complete with snorkeling gear and lunch.

 

  • And, finally, there is plenty of fauna to fascinate you during your Costa Rica vacation. Bird watching is excellent, with many different species; the monkeys—white-faced Capuchins, howlers and titis (spider)—are always entertaining; sloths are harder to spot, but ever present; coatis and raccoons are everywhere (watch out for your lunch!); and, well, there is never any shortage of Iguanas, butterflies, dragonflies, and army ants. In all cases, a local guide is a great asset in spotting the local wildlife. HRG staff can help you find the right guide.

From spa days to drinking and dining, ATV tours, horseback riding and river floating, the dry season at Los Sueños Resort & Marina is a great time to see and e