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1 Mar 2023
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Holiday Vacations

It’s true, we really do have it all in Los Sueños. From the multiple pools, world-class golf course, elite sports fishing marina, beautiful beach, and the award-winning restaurants, it can be hard to achieve all of your vacation goals without even leaving the resort. Nevertheless, you may get the urge to explore your surroundings if you come for more than a couple of days. Lucky for you, Los Sueños is located in a beautiful and centric location. Today, we review the best day trips within an hour from Los Suenos. 


Costa Rica’s Best National Park

First up we have the exotic, beautiful, and wild Manuel Antonio National Park. This park should be put at the top of any traveler’s list. Although it is the smallest national park in the country, it is jam packed with wildlife and breathtaking scenery. Here you can find some of the most exotic animals not just in the country, but in all of the americas. You’ll walk through the mangrove forest, in through the hilly jungles, and down a path that leads to a white sand beach with calm, clear waters. Come face to face with toucans, sloths, deer, monkeys, and a lizard who can walk on water. This natural gem is a short, one hour drive from Los Sueños.


Boat Ride to a Secluded Beach

Don’t want to drive? You don’t have to. Take a boat across the bay to the Nicoya Peninsula, and climb ashore a secluded beach called Playa Los Vivos. This beach is a picturesque paradise of white sand beaches lined with coconut trees, and clear blue waters with jumping fish. Our friends at Playa Los Vivos will assist you with lounge chairs, paddle boards, kayaks, snorkeling, and an oceanfront restaurant where you can dine on fresh caught seafood. Playa Los Vivos is the pinnacle of a tropical vacation. Enjoy the boat ride back as the sun goes down and be back at Los Sueños by nightfall.


Ride the Side-by-Side to a Hidden Waterfall

For those seeking adventure, what better way than to feel the thrill of an all-terrain vehicle cruising through the jungle. Our professional guides will lead you and your group on an all day, or half-day, off-roading adventure exploring the jungle. Hidden deep in the rainforest you’ll find a beautiful waterfall with a refreshing pool, perfect to cool down from the midday heat. You can choose to ride an individual or double ATV, or take the family in the side-by-side buggies. Nothing says tropical rainforest like adventuring through the jungle to find a majestic waterfall. Ask us about half day and full day tours for you and your group.


River Rafting

What do you get when you combine mountainous rainforests coming up against the ocean? A lot of rain water that needs to go downhill. And that’s how we get some of the best river rafting in the world. In just a few short hours, we can bring you to the cleanest rivers in Costa Rica for a rafting experience of a lifetime. For beginners, experience class II and III rapids going through calm, clean waters, with some white-water thrills. For our thrill-seeking guests, we can get to some of the most beautiful class IV and V  rapids in the world. This is a full day excursion for our thrill-seeking guests, and we would be happy to help you choose the right rafting tour for you and your group that will come with life-long memories. 


Catamaran to a Private Island

For those who wish to have a lot of fun, we recommend a day on the catamaran cruising over to a private island. Our staff can help you book any day of the week. You’ll leave in the morning from Los Sueños Marina and enjoy island music, fresh fruit, and a light breakfast on your way to the uninhabited island. Here the staff will attend to you as you sip fresh drinks and cocktails and eat fresh seafood in your lounge chair. There is much fun to be had, between snorkeling, riding on the banana boat, paddle boards, and exploring the trails. You’ll see pigs, parrots, iguanas, and all sorts of animals roaming freely on the island. This day trip is sure to make lots of memories for you and your group.


As you can see, there is so much to see, do, and explore, all within an hour of Los Sueños. Our team at HRG knows the area inside and out, and it would be our pleasure to help you plan your excursions outside of the resort. Come discover why Los Sueños is located in the best region in the world.