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23 May 2023
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The 4th of July. Independence Day in the United States of America. For many people, the 4th of July is synonymous with barbecues, fireworks, and cold beverages on a hot summer day. Here in Los Sueños, Costa Rica, we have all of that and more to make your Independence Day as patriotic as possible.


The Ideal Setting for a Celebration

“Costa Rica? Why go there for the 4th of July?” Great question. Did you know that there are somewhere between 100,000 - 200,000 U.S. citizens living full time in Costa Rica? In Los Sueños in particular, most of the homeowners are themselves Americans, and while they may be “expats”, they are still every bit as patriotic.


At the Beach Club in Los Sueños, there is a very special 4th of July fireworks event. At the Al Fresco beach bar and cafe, they serve a special barbecue menu for the occasion and open the entrance to the public for this day only, so that fellow Americans from outside of the resort can come dressed in red, white, and blue, to celebrate their home nation’s independence.


Have you ever noticed that a palm tree has the same form as a firework? The resemblance is hard to ignore after you’ve watched the fireworks go off above the great, beautiful palm trees that line the property of Los Sueños Resort on Herradura Bay. 


The Perfect Time for a Vacation


July is one of our most favorite times of year here on the central pacific coast of Costa Rica. Locals often call July a “second summer”, with the main summer being from December - April. Yet in July, the rains seem to cease once more, making it a great moment for Costa Ricans to visit the beaches and for tourists to travel down for vacation. The vegetation is green and thriving and the skies are blue.


While it’s not quite as busy as the “high season” of December - April, it’s a great time where we often receive visitors who take advantage of summer vacation to travel to Costa Rica. Spending the 4th of July in Costa Rica will certainly be a memory your children will cherish forever.


The Peak of Summer, the Peak of Vacations


There is no arguing that the 4th of July is the pinnacle of summertime. It’s when the freedom of summer vacation is at its fullest. Last year’s tests and exams are long forgotten and thoughts about going “back to school” have yet to creep in.


It’s the best time to enjoy the company of your family without homework and iPads and the day-to-day hustle and bustle.


It’s the time to live without inhibition, seeking adventure in Costa Rica. At HRG, we take pride in showing our clients the best possible experiences. Waterfall jumping, world class Sportfishing,  ATV rides, surfing, and monkey tours are just a part of our day to day here.


So let us show you and your loved ones a 4th or July filled with freedom and adventure.


Costa Rica and Independence


“Will Costa Ricans be celebrating independence too?” Well, not quite. On September 15, 1821, all of Central America obtained their independence from Spain. Like many towns in the U.S., Costa Ricans celebrate their independence with a day off from work, and most towns have a parade with marching bands and other festivities. Around Los Sueños, however, many ticos are happy to join in the celebrations with their friends from the U.S. on the 4th of July. 


Celebrate Independence with HRG


For these reasons and more, that first week in July is special for all of us around here in Los Sueños. Let us help you celebrate Independence Day with style and class. We would love to host you and your family in one of our many condominiums and villas, where you can make memories that will last a lifetime.