Romance in the Kitchen at Los Sueños Resort and Marina
Romance in paradise is a given at the luxurious Los Sueños Resort and Marina on Herradura Bay just outside of Jaco, Puntarenas, Costa Rica, but when my partner and I decided to go for a weekend escape we weren’t really thinking about the abundance of restaurants, bars and casinos in the area of Jaco and Herradura, nor were we giving much, if any, thought to the beaches, the surf or any of the adventure activities in the area; we were thinking about food.
Well. We were thinking mostly about food. We were thinking about food, rest, relaxation and a chill weekend of romance, amazing meals and the quiet, romantic enjoyment of each other.
My partner is a chef and we both love to cook. It is so rare that we get away for a romantic weekend, or even a long vacation, and have an amazing, well-equipped, spacious gourmet kitchen to enjoy as a bonus. As a result, we were both extra thrilled about our weekend escape to Los Sueños Resort and Marina.
When we called for our reservation, the staff at HRG Properties and Rentals offered to stock our refrigerator for us before arrival. Though we were thrilled by the impressive customer service that was at our disposal, we love shopping for food almost as much as we love creating in the kitchen, so we declined, opting instead to do our own shopping to pick up our wine and groceries.
Making a few stops on our way out of San Jose, a short hour and fifteen minutes drive from the resort, we picked up a few gourmet goodies and some terrific wine at our favorite little shop just outside of Lindora in Pozos de Santa Ana; a little known delight in the form of an Italian deli that carries the most incredible imported cheeses, Italian wines, the best prosciuttos in town, along with all kinds of Mediterranean specialties like olives, sundried tomatoes and homemade pastas.
Upon arrival at Herradura, we stopped in at Herradura plaza where we poured over, and selected, beautiful organic herbs, veggies and fruits from the extensive organic section at AutoMercado, one of Costa Rica’s best supermarkets; finally, to complete our grocery list, we went on to Jimmy T.’s, our favorite onsite gourmet shop in the Los Sueños Village, dockside in the Los Sueños Marina, for the final touches to our delectable weekend. Then, we headed for our weekend home away from home for a weekend of fun, food, kitchen creativity and romance.
The best part? The cleaning lady stopped in each morning to do the dishes and clean up our mess! Los Sueños Resort and Marina; romance, relaxation and amazing food in the jungle.
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