8 Apr 2017
Los Sueños Resort and Marina makes a great family destination for Spring Break. Los Sueños’ luxury vacation rentals include fully furnished, very spacious, luxury condos or vacation villas; there’s no need to cramped up with the entire gang in a hotel room. A vacation rental at Los Sueños Resort is a good choice for families with members of all ages. The concierge staff can arrange for unique necessities, such as portable cribs and highchairs; they can also help organize family tours and activities, babysitting services, golf cart rentals and more.
Between the swimming pools, tennis courts, and private beach club, there are plenty things to do even if you never leave the resort. The Beach Club, for guests’ exclusive use, is a 2-acre facility that includes a free-form pool, Jacuzzi, fountains, swim-up bar, the Al Fresco Restaurant, and an elevated, white sand beach with shade palapas and a children’s playground.
Farther afield, there’s even more to see and do. One of the most popular tours is ziplining, good for ages 7 and up. Guides point out the points of interest, including the canopy inhabitants. Families with very young children can try the aerial tram, where the guide, an expert in local wildlife, will explain the plants and animals as you travel through the treetops. The nearby Jacó Ropes Adventure Park offers a bit more adrenaline with its zipline, teak bridge, Tarzan swing, swing walk and more.
An ATV tour will take even the most inexperienced rider (suggested for families with teens, rather than little ones) can take you and the kids farther afield.
Horseback riding is another option; guides will lead your group through the rainforest to nearby waterfalls and pools.
Mountain bikes are perfect for the active family, and present a special kind of fun challenge for discovering all that the rainforest has to offer.
The surf break off Jacó Beach is gentle and perfect for beginners who ready to learn. Surf shops and schools will help the most inexperienced beginner catch a wave. For experienced surfers, Hermosa Beach is just down the road and has more challenging breaks.
Tour operators at Los Sueños Marina offer sunset cruises, snorkeling trips to nearby Tortuga Island, crocodile and mangrove cruises, and of course, Costa Rica’s famous sports fishing. Other boat trips include a crocodile tour on the Tarcoles River and a monkey-spotting mangrove tour in the swamps near Damas Island.
Finally, there is always the beach:
Playa Esterillos is just 25 minutes away, a long stretch of black sand beach where sunbathing, long walks, surfing and shell seeking are the perfect way to spend the day.
Playa Blanca is just to the north; you’ll need to take the dirt road just before the Punta Leona entrance and head for Playa Manta- there will be guards, so just let them know you’re on your way to the beach. You’ll find parking at Playa Manta and then you can make your way over the rocks to Playa Blanca; be sure to bring a picnic basket, some blankets and maybe even a hammock so that you can make a day of it.
Manual Antonio National Park in just over an hour south and has two gorgeous white sand beaches, which are perfect for swimming as they are enclosed in a cove and don’t present heavy undertows or crashing waves. The best part though, is the abundance of wildlife. Watch out for the monkeys! The mischievous little stinkers will steal your stuff looking for food!
Los Sueños is a family-friendly vacation community, with everything you can imagine might be needed for a perfect Costa Rica family vacation.