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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.

Golf

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.

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Gearing up for Thanksgiving in Los Sueños, Costa Rica

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Already, it’s time to start planning for Thanksgiving at Los Sueños Resort, Costa Rica

Spending Thanksgiving in Costa Rica can be an extra special, and unique way, to celebrate the traditional day of gratitude. A holiday that presents a 4-day weekend for many, it’s the perfect time to hop on a plane and head for Costa Rica, out of the cold and into the tropics.

Preparing your own Turkey day feast is easy to do, with plenty of resources nearby to Los Sueños Resort. At Automercado, just down the street, you’ll find just about anything you feel you need to make the perfect traditional Thanksgiving Day dinner. From fresh cranberries to Butterball turkeys, they’ve got it all, and should you decide to go non-traditional you’ll find plenty for that too.

For gourmet items to add to your fare, check out Jimmy T’s Provisions in the Los Sueños Marina Village. And, if you’re not into cooking while on vacation, Jimmy T’s also offers catering and can handle the whole thing for you.

If dinner out is on the menu, there are a number of wonderful restaurant choices in the resort and nearby in Jaco Beach; just ask the team at HRG and they can make reservations for you and point you in the right direction, or even order you a car and driver.

Instead of laying around watching football this year, why not head for Costa Rica? Here is a short list of things you can do on your long Thanksgiving weekend away:

 

  • Go Sport fishing
  • Golf
  • Have a spa day
  • Enjoy the thrill of a zip-line canopy tour
  • Learn to surf
  • Play tennis
  • Lounge by the pool with an umbrella cocktail in hand
  • Go hiking
  • Horseback ride
  • Take an ATV tour

 

Check with our Concierge Team at HRG and book your activities and tours ahead, book your dinner seating, reserve your golf cart rental, and even put in your grocery shopping list; after all, it’s time for a break- why not let the professionals handle it all for you?

Gathering the family around the dinner table, in the rainforest, will create some extra special memories; reach out and book now for the perfect Thanksgiving weekend in Los Sueños Resort & Marina.

 

 

 

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Labor Day 2017 at Los Sueños Resort & Marina

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7 Things to do in Los Sueños Resort During Your Short Labor Day 2017 Escape

 

Labor Day weekend is nearly here and you deserve a break! After all that hard work, it’s time to reward yourself with a long weekend away at Los Sueños Resort & Marina, costa Rica. Considering the number of short, direct flights from the U.S. to Costa Rica, there’s no reason you shouldn’t do it!

Here’s a short list of things to do over a three or four day weekend at Los Sueños Resort & Marina:

Go Fishing!

Los Sueños Resort & Marina is one of the best offshore sport-fishing destinations in all of Central America, Mexico, or the Bahamas. For a full day or half day out on the water, just reach out to the HRG Vacations Concierge Team and we’ll hook you up with a charter. English speaking captains and crews, snacks and drinks on board, and an exciting day of fishing for Black, blue and striped marlin, sail fish, tuna, dorado, and wahoo – what more could you ask for?

Go snorkeling at Tortuga Island

For a day of fun on the water, Tortuga Island is just about 45 minutes offshore and full of adventurous things to do. Grab some snorkel gear and check out the schools of brightly colored fish that are abundant around the rock, or better yet, the famous sunken boat!

Sip on a delicious Coco Loco (a run drink made with coconut water and served in the coconut) while the island’s resident peccary, a distant relative of the native pig, will come up to have his belly scratched and take any fruit offerings you might have to give him.

Rock climbing, banana boat rides, stand up paddle, and kayaking are just a few of the other fun activities you’ll be able to enjoy while on the island.  Great for a day trip, HRG can arrange it all; just reach out and ask!

Learn to Surf!

Jaco Beach, just 10 minutes outside the gates of Los Sueños Resort & Marina, is one of the best places in the area to learn how to surf. With gentle waves that are not too much for a beginner, kids and adults alike will have a great time learning the ins and outs of surfing, safety trips, and then finally catching a wave or two.

Surf board rentals are easy to come by in downtown Jaco, and instructors are right behind them. You can book your lessons through the HRG offices, or just head to Jaco and walk downtown he street- you’re bound to find plenty of offerings.

Learn to Stand Up Paddle!

Herradura Bay, just outside of Los Sueños resort is a perfect place to do a little Stand Up Paddle Boarding as the cove and marina keep the waters smooth. Board rentals are readily available on the beach in Herradura, and instructors are just as easy to come by. A fun activity for the entire family – not to mention a great workout for grown ups!- Stand Up Paddle has become all the rage in the last ten years.

Go gambling!

In addition to the beautiful landscape and its colorful exotic inhabitants, the nightlife in and around the Los Sueños Resort includes more than dinner and clubbing; it’s teaming with Las Vegas style casinos too.

Take a crocodile tour!

The Tárcoles River is one of the most densely populated crocodile rivers in the world, and home to crocodiles from tiny baby size, and up to 17 feet long! From the safety of the river boat, you’ll spot crocodiles of all sizes up close and personal, a plethora of different kinds of exotic birds, iguanas, lizards, monkeys, anteaters and more!

Experience the sight of a crocodile feeding, right up close, and learn about the river, the mangrove forest and all of its inhabitants. Tours leave five times per day and you can contact them directly to make reservations.

Have a spa day!

There is nothing quite that says, “I’m on vacation” like getting an in-room spa treatment such as a massage, manicure, pedicure, body scrub, or wrap. Working with only the best in the area, our concierge team at HRG will set you up with the pampered day of your dreams, arranging for expert services from talented local providers, right in the privacy of your vacation rental condo or villa.

 

Labor Day weekend is a great time to get away for a long weekend in Los Sueños Resort; given its close proximity and easy access, its a great choice for an adventure filled escape Skip the humdrum barbecue this year; make it a trip to 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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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.