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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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Savvy Medical Travelers Recover in Comfort at Los Sueños Resort, Costa Rica

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Los Sueños Resort is paradise perfect for recovering from that cost-effective medical procedure you procured in Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s proximity to the United States, along with its reputation for top-notch medical care, beauty, safety and peace, has placed it among the top 5 destinations in the world for medical procedures.

With savings of up to 45-65%, more and more “medical travelers” are choosing to visit Costa Rica for procedures that are either too costly to do in the United States, Canada or Europe, or that have a lengthy waiting list. From dental work to plastic surgery, and more, Costa Rica is a perfect option for those seeking fast, affordable medical care.

According to the WHO (World Health Organization) Costa Rica’s healthcare system ranks just higher than the system in the United States. Over the past 30 years, private hospitals have expanded their operations and others have opened in the country; likewise, the government has invested hugely in the health sector.

With hundreds of board-certified physicians, surgeons, and dentists practicing in or near the capital city of San José, health travel has gained a strong foothold in Costa Rica; in fact, over a million Americans travel to the small country annually, and about 15% of those for medical care.

Post-surgical care and recovery can become a relaxing Costa Rica vacation when spent at Los Sueños Resort, which is located just an hour outside of San Jose where most major private hospitals and doctors reside.

Los Sueños Resort has all of the amenities and comforts needed for a tranquil, private retreat during the days or weeks following surgery in Costa Rica. With a private nurse by your side (easily found via recommendation from your doctor or clinic), you’ll be comfortable in a luxury one, two or three-bedroom condo that is situated in one of the beautiful gated communities of Los Sueños.

Many Costa Rica medical travers opt to stay in all-inclusive “recovery retreats” in, or near San Jose, but those who choose to stay at Los Sueños Resort report a much higher quality, peaceful, private, and luxurious experience. Every private, vacation condo in Los Sueños Resort offers a fully equipped gourmet kitchen, high quality furnishings, beautiful interior design, top of the line linens, and private balconies or terraces with beautiful views of the ocean or forest. With all this, it’s easy to see why…..

A $3million private Beach Club facility, multiple restaurants, day spas, an 18-hole championship golf course, a 200-slip marina, private pools and fitness gyms in every community (and most private homes or villas), its close proximity to San Jose, and gorgeous Costa Rican surroundings are just a few of the things that make a recovery stay at Los Sueños Resort the perfect choice.

With HRG’s exemplary concierge team, it’s easy to schedule grocery deliveries, a private chef, a driver, massage therapy, airport or city transfers, and more; all it takes is a phone call.

When you’re feeling better, your concierge can also help arrange easy-going tours and activities in the resort and the surrounding area. Whether it’s a round of golf, a sunset cruise, or a beautiful rainforest dinner at Adventure Dining, the Team at HRG has an extensive list of gentle, non-taxing activities to keep you having fun, and enjoying all that beautiful Costa Rica has to offer.

With all that it has to offer, why would you choose any other place than Costa Rica to get that long-awaited tummy tuck or dental implant? Make it the gift to yourself that keeps on giving, with lovey memories of a peaceful vacation at Los Sueños Resort.

 

 

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A Day With The Family at Los Sueños Resort

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Los Sueños is so full of fun things to do, you don’t even have to leave the resort

Los Sueños Resort & Marina, beautifully overlooking Herradura Bay in the central Pacific of Costa Rica, is probably as close as you can get to the perfect place to vacation in Costa Rica. Though there are so many eco-adventure activities nearby that you’ll be hard pressed to find some down time, there is also much to do right in the resort; if you do feel like taking a break from all that river rafting, ATVing, hiking, horseback riding, and Zip-lining, you can hang right in Los Sueños for a day and still have an amazing time with the entire gang. Her is our top 10 list of fun things to do in a day at Los Sueños Resort & Marina:

  1. Part of the fun in staying at Los Sueños is zipping around in a golf cart all day… golf carts are readily available. Just ask your concierge at HRG and we’ll hook you up!
  2. Prepare an amazing breakfast in the well-equipped gourmet kitchen of your vacation villa or condo; then, enjoy it out on the terrace as you gaze out at the ocean and marina, or across the greens to the forest, and savor a rich cup of Costa Rican coffee.
  3. Head for a few rounds of golf with the entire family- watch for the iguanas, red lapas, toucans and monkeys that will keep you company during your game.
  4. Have lunch outdoors at Bamboo Sushi, alongside the marina; or, eat at La Lanterna on the patio in Marina Village. After lunch, take a stroll along the board walk and check out all the amazing boats that are docked in the marina.
  5. In the early afternoon, head for the exclusive Los Sueños Beach Club. A huge free form swimming pool, with an equally large and shallow “kiddie pool” area, as well as Jacuzzi, the Beach Club is a great place to hang for the afternoon as you enjoy snacks and drinks brought to you at your lounge chair.  Between Al Fresco Restaurant, the swim- up bar and attentive beach club wait staff, you won’t be left wanting for great snacks, meals and drinks.
  6. In the late afternoon, it’s time to head for ice cream cones and sweet treats at La Dulce Vita in the Marina Village. Afterwards, take a stroll around and do a little shopping. At Marina Village, you’ll find an art gallery, a design store, a beach basics and bathing suit shop, Los Sueños wine and spirits, Jimmy T’s gourmet market, souvenir shops and more.
  7. As the late afternoon gloaming sets in, grab a sunset cruise out of Los Sueños Marina, a great way to enjoy the end of the day with drinks and dolphin watching.
  8. Not into boating? A really perfect way to wrap up the day is with a nice long massage at either of the two on-site day spas or right in your own luxury condo or vacation villa. Reservations and appointments can be arranged through your concierge.
  9. After coming in from your sunset cruise, or that wonderful massage, get dressed up (don’t worry, nice shorts and a shirt, or summer dress and sandals will be dressy enough- you’re on vacation!) and head for El Galeon for dinner; its al fresco dining area, amazing food, and exemplary service will leave you feeling pampered.
  10. After dinner, a quiet evening spent “at home” with the family playing charades or Uno is a great way to spend the evening. Or, if you feel like getting out, a night of drinking, dancing and gaming at one of the local casinos is always lots of fun. Need a sitter for the kids? Not a problem; ask your concierge at HRG and they’ll help arrange someone reliable.

With so much to see and do right inside Los Sueños, you don’t even have to leave the resort; but, you’ll want to. Still, it’s always nice to have a relaxing day right at “home.”

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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

                  OR

  • 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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6 Romantic Things To Do During Your Valentine’s Day Escape at Los Sueños Resort

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Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to escape to Los Sueños Resort Costa Rica

This Valentine’s day, make it extra special and escape to Los Sueños Resort. Romance abounds at Los Sueños and its so perfect, you won’t even need to leave the resort. Here are our top 6 favorite things to do for a romantic holiday away at Los Sueños, Costa Rica.

Spend time forest or ocean gazing on your private terrace; enjoy meals al fresco, read a good book, make out on the couch or hammock… the romantic possibilities are endless.

Candle-light dinners are always a romance booster and at Los Sueños Resort you can enjoy one in the privacy of your luxury condo or at one of the many wonderful restaurant options available right on the property. Want to get out on the town for a bit? We love El Hicaco for romantic candle lit dinner right on the beach (great wine list; even better food!).

A unique local experience is always fun and romantic. Sunset drum circles often take place on the beach down on the South end of town, there is weekly surf contest at The Backyard Bar & Grill (complete with barbecue and live music) each Saturday afternoon, and there is a live DJ playing house music on the beach until Sunset on Fridays and Saturdays followed by live music on the beach after dark- all right in front of El Hicaco Restaurant (yep, that means you can catch a show while you dine!).

There isn’t much more relaxing and romantic than a Couples Massage; arrange it through your concierge at HRG for an appointment in your vacation villa or condo or at one of the 2 local day spas located within Los Sueños Resort.

A sunset horseback ride on the beach or an afternoon ride to a nearby waterfall both fall into line with perfection in romance. Just ask; the team at HRG can arrange everything for you.

Adventure and adrenalin never fail to get romance raging and your concierge can connect you with reservations for an amazing zip line canopy tour, ATV ride through the jungle or a day of white water river rafting.

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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

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