26 Apr 2018
As one of the best destinations for family vacations in the Americas, Costa Rica offers adventure, wholesome entertainment and lots of fun for children and adults alike. Even though major hotel chains often market their all-inclusive offerings to families traveling to Costa Rica, vacation rentals at luxury resorts such as Los Sueños are by far the best option.
Not all vacation rentals are family-friendly; if you look at Airbnb listings, for example, many properties in Costa Rica will mention being located close to family attractions. Most of the time, this claim is based on attractions and amenities five to ten kilometers away (between three and six miles); what this usually means is that the property may be surrounded by other families but three miles away from everything. If you know a little about Costa Rica, you will know that six miles can be a very long way if there are mountains, rivers, forests, and coffee farms to cross.
Vacation rentals at Los Sueños are not like random Airbnb or Hotel listings in Costa Rica. First of all, Los Sueños is a world-class residential community developed specifically for residents who prefer a luxury resort lifestyle; everything you can expect from an all-inclusive resort you will find at Los Sueños, albeit with a more luxurious flair.
Here are some important aspects of vacation rentals as they relate to family vacations in Costa Rica:
Lodging Space- Stay Together
All-inclusive resorts and hotels tend to focus too much on young families traveling with toddlers who can all fit in a single room; when they market to large families, they are simply trying to sell more rooms, charge more money and boost their occupancy rates. When the high tourist season starts in Costa Rica, you can forget about getting contiguous hotel rooms for your family at all-inclusive resorts. As much as booking managers try to reserve blocks of rooms for families, they cannot guarantee to keep your family together.
When you book a single-family residence at Los Sueños, you will get a multi-bedroom house with various bathrooms, a full gourmet kitchen, a great room, den, balconies, and most times a backyard with your own private pool. If your idea of a family vacation is bonding and having fun, a hotel where your children are staying in rooms located on different floors of the hotel will not be conducive to bonding.
Convenience and Amenities
As previously mentioned, virtually all the amenities typically offered by all-inclusive resorts and hotels in Costa Rica can be found at Los Sueños. If there is a chef in your family, booking a vacation rental complete with a gourmet kitchen will be perfect for when you return from your chartered fishing trip with catch that you are allowed to keep. Imagine your children reeling in a nice catch of dorado in the morning, letting a crew member filet the fish, and enjoying a nice dinner prepared by the seafood chef in your of your family. Not a chef in the family? No problem, private chef services are readily available by executive chef Jimmy Tancrell of Jimmy T’s. If you need spices, provisions and groceries, you can get them at the Jimmy T’s gourmet market in Marina Village or make arrangements with the concierge desk.
Fun Family Activities
Not many all-inclusive resorts or Hotels in Costa Rica are able to provide the luxurious experience offered by Los Sueños, a place that has its own private beach club, full service marina, golf course, spa services,world class sports fishing adventures, and restaurants. The activities available outside of the resort but arranged through HRG include: sailing classes, canopy and zip lines, whitewater rafting, volcano adventures, horseback riding, and more.
All in all, Los Sueños can be a much better option for families visiting Costa Rica. If providing value and the best experience for your family is your main vacation concern, our consultants can help you design the best luxury vacation package.