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Los Suenos or Los Sueños is a beach resort and golf course close to Herradura, near Jacó in the Central Pacific coastal region of Costa Rica. It is nestled between the warm waters of the Pacific and a 1,100 acre tropical rainforest.

Get in[edit]

Los Suenos Resort and Marina is about a 45 minute to an hour drive from the Juan Santamaria International Airport in San Jose. You can either rent a car or take advantage of the shuttle buses that run daily.

If driving yourself you will leave the airport and head west for about 5 miles until you see the Dos Pinos factory. Once you see the factory look for the exit for Orotina and Jaco. Take the exit and continue for about 2 1/2 miles where you will look for the exit for Highway 27 towards Caldera. Next you will be going about 16.5 miles until you see signs for the exit to Jaco. Follwing the signs drive 21 miles to Herradura. Go right on Herradura Rd. The Los Suenos Resort main entrance will be approximately 2 miles.

Get around[edit]

Getting around Los Suenos is very easy. If your planning on staying on resort property you can simply walk around or even rent a golf cart.

The beach is only a couple of minutes from the pool area making it a quick trip back and forth. The Marriott hotel is right there you can easily spend as little or as much time at the beach without the hassle of driving, parking or leaving super early to get a spot.

The marina is about a ten minute walk from the Marriott Hotel on a nice green tunel with brick path. This is extremely handy as many people visit Costa Rica for it's world famous fishing.

If you are looking to see a little more of the country you may want to rent a car or take a taxi. While most people do tend to stay within the resort other then when going on the various tours offered others do like to go out on their own. If you do take a taxi be sure it is an official taxi.

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While the actual Los Suenos resort area is rather small there are some great views of both the ocean and the rainforest. There are also plenty of things to see in the surrounding areas that are close and easy to get to. Costa Rica is well known for it's wild life from exotic birds to various animals such as monkeys and sloths. There are a lot of different tours that leave either from Los Suenos or nearby Jaco Costa Rica. Carara National Park is only 30 minutes away with plenty to see and do.

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There are lots of activities to choose from when staying at the Los Suenos resort. You can find plenty of things to do to just relax such as visit a spa, hit some of the restaurants or just walk the beaches and take in the sun. If your looking for a more active visit then there are more then enough tours available to keep you moving during your visit.

Los Suenos Fishing Charters[2] - Costa Rica is famous for it's fishing and Los Suenos Marina is host to both the Annual World Billfish Series Championship and the Los Suenos Signature Billfish Series. For offshore fishing you could go for Sailfish, Marlin, Yellow-Fin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo. The inshore fishing is just as popular with some of the best Roosterfish, Snapper (Pargo), Grouper and Jacks.

Offshore and Inshore Fishing [3], Costa Rica Deep Sea Fishing with over 15 years of experience just can’t be beat. We offer many packages to choose from and the most common is for you to just tell us what you want. If we don’t have a trip to meet your needs then we will just make it.

Zip Line Canopy Tours[4] are also very popular among adventure seekers in Los Suenos. This unique way of site seeing puts you above the rainforest making it easy to enjoy the wildlife Costa Rica has to offer. You can see Scarlet Macaws to White-faced Monkeys while zipping across the rainforest.

For a relaxing day at the spa you could make an appointment at the Oxygen Spa[5]. They offer everything from massage to various treatments such as facials, manicure, pedicure, reflexology and more.

Another great way to enjoy the wildlife of Los Suenos is with an ATV tour. You can go just about anywhere on the ATV's and these tours offer the opportunity to see much more then you could on foot alone.

The Los Suenos Marriott[6] also is home to it's own 18 hole championship golf course. If golf is your game you can get in a round at La Iguana. They have PGA-qualified golf professionals and tournament planners on staff so everyone from beginners to advanced players can get in a great day on the greens.

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There is also plenty of shopping both in Los Suenos as well as close by. There is an onsite gift shop at the Marriott with shopping just about everyplace you might visit. In the Marina Village you will find restaurants, banks, shops, tours, golf carts and vacation rentals, mini market and a car rental counter,just to name a few, grouped in one central location. Jaco is only 15 minutes away and a trip down it's main strip offers many different shops. Here you can find anything from t shirts to Costa Rica gifts. Almost all the shops will accept US currency and if your buying a large amount some will give you a discount but, you have to remember to ask.

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The Los Suenos Resort Marina Village offers a wide variety of restaurants to choose from making it easy to have a different type of cuisine almost every day as well as find something for the pickiest of eaters. Some of the more popular spots are:

Dolce Vita Coffee and Sweets[7], This little cafe offers breakfast and lunch. You can choose from their fresh baked breads and muffins or just get a cup of coffee or fruit smoothie. They are also well known for custom cakes for birthdays, weddings or any other special occasion.

The Hook Up Restaurant and Bar[8], offers a more american casual dining experience. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner this is a great place to simply get a burger or enjoy the fresh catch of the day. It's located on the second floor of the Marina Entry and boasts a view of the Rainforest Mountains, the Marina as well as the Pacific waters in Herradura Bay. The simple ye tasty food plus the relaxed atmosphere make this a great place to enjoy any of your meals.

Lanterna Italian Steakhouse[9] , has been featured in Travel and Leisure Magazine and was voted best Italian restaurant in Costa Rica by it's diners. They have everything from chicken and veal to pasta to fresh made pizzas. They also have a nice selection of red and white wines to choose from as well. The seafood specials are some of the best that the catch of the day has to offer as well. If our looking for a nice Italian meal be sure to stop in the Lanterna Italian Steakhouse.

Bambu Sushi and Asian[10] ,open for lunch and dinner, and offers delicious fresh sushi, sashimi, and many succulent dishes inspired from travels to the Far East.

Al Fresco Beach Club Restaurant[11] ,for those staying at the resort, the private Beach Club is home to Al Fresco beachfront restaurant. Open for lunch and dinner, Al Fresco offers poolside favorites, cooked in the open-air kitchen complete with a wood fired pizza oven.

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The Beatle Bar [12], is another hot spot in Jaco beach that offers a party atmosphere that is well known through out Latin America and the world. It is a one block away from the beach and is open year round, 7 days a week. They offer a wide variety of drinks and food, have one of the best light shows in any club.

Los Amigos Restaurant and Bar[13] , For a more relaxed bar atmosphere you may want to check out Los Amigos. It is located in the center of downtown Jaco and offers a combination of great food and drinks. They have large plasma screen TV's surrounding the the bar so it's also a good place to catch a sporting event while enjoying a beer or two. They are open 7 days a week year round and are the perfect place for a beer and burger or spend the night enjoying the bar crowd and great service.

Clarita's Bar and Grill[14] , is a much more mellow place that is perfect if your just looking to relax with a few drinks and some good food. This open air bar is right on the beach adding a great view to the overall experience. They also have 7 big screen TV's for sporting events, pool tables and darts to keep you occupied along with various themed activities on different nights such as Karaoke.

With Jaco Beach being so close there is a wide range of themed bars, clubs and restaurants to choose from. There are also some great on site places to relax and have a drink at the Los Suenos resort and marina making it easy to find the right place to fit your mood any time.

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Because Los Suenos is a resort community there are plenty of places to stay when visiting. You can choose from a simple hotel room to a condo or even a full rental home. No matter what your budget you should have no trouble finding the perfect spot to spend your nights.

First up is the Los Suenos Marriott , If your looking for an all in one place to stay then this luxury hotel will fit the bill. This Marriott has a lot to offer including it's own 18 hole golf course, an in house casino, in house spa, in house fitness center, 6 restaurants on site, cable TV including movie channels, air conditioned rooms, turn down service and more. The rooms also offer a great view of the Los Suenos surrounding areas including the rainforest mountains and the Los Suenos Marina. Everything you want or need can be found while staying at the Los Suenos Marriott.

If your looking for something a little bigger then a room you may want to rent a Condo. There are a few places that offer nice sized condo's for a competitive price.

The Ocean Terrace condos ,offer both 2 and 3 bedroom condos with either an ocean view or golf course view. You are only a few minutes walk away from everything in Los Suenos such as the golf course, marina, village, casino and the multiple restaurants. The Condos are air conditioned, have king or twin beds, a full kitchen, living room, dining room and sun deck. There are also 3 pools, a BBQ/picnic area, Jacuzzi, air conditioned fitness center and cable.

The Seaside Resort Condominiums , Also offer both 2 and 3 bedroom options and are priced similarly to the Ocean Terrace Condos. Like Ocean Terrace they also offer many of the same Amenities such as air conditioned, have king or twin beds, a full kitchen, living room, dining room and sun deck. There are also 3 pools, a BBQ/picnic area, Jacuzzi, air conditioned fitness center and cable. You can choose from an ocean or golf course view as well.

If your really looking to go all out then a vacation rental home may be what your looking for. These rentals are definitely going to cost more money but, you can book them with multiple people to save on costs and the amenities are truly top notch.

The Wagner Estate at the Los Sueños Resort , offers 3 suites with 4 bedrooms with an ocean and marina view. There are also 4 bathrooms, a private pool, jacuzzi, gourmet kitchen, living room, dining room, air conditioning, washer and dryer, a guest house and more. You even get a complimentary massage and full time maid service.

Casa Los Monos , is one of the smaller vacation home rentals but, still offers all the luxury of the bigger homes. These are perfect for a few people or just a family and have an amazing ocean view. They also offer 24 hour security and maid service, a detached master bedroom, private pool, jacuzzi, air conditioning and a complimentary massage as well.

La Villa Oasis , is a large 5 bedroom vacation home with 1 super master suite and 2 additional master suites. These rentals boast 6 bathrooms, a Large Kitchen, Living room and dining room. Private pool and jacuzzi, Foosball table, high speed wireless internet, air conditioning and a rainforest/golf course view. You also get the complimentary massage, as well as 24 hour maid service and security. This would be great for a bigger group like a couple of families or a nice sized friends or even the small group that loves to have plenty of space.

The Harmon Manor , is one of the biggest vacation rentals available in the Los Suenos resort offering 6 bedrooms with 3 separate suites including a detached master suite. They also have 6 bathrooms, large living area, kitchen and dining room. Also included is a private swimming pool, high speed wireless internet, cable, washer and dryer and 24 hour maid service and security. If your looking for a large place to stay hen you will not find much bigger then this in the Los Suenos area.

Get out[edit]

If your looking to see more of Costa Rica there is plenty the country has to offer.

Tortuga Island , is about an hour by boat and always a popular destination for people vacationing in the Los Suenos Resorts. Known for it's white sands and clear waters this is a great trip for anyone looking to do some snorkeling or fishing as well as just spend a quiet day in the sun. On the way you also have a good chance of seeing some Dolphins, sailfish or even whales.

Manuel Antonio National Park , is located about 50 miles away and an hour drive from the Los Suenos resort. While one of the smallest national parks in Costa Rica it is still one of the most popular among visitors getting around 150,000 visitors per year. The park is well known for both the large diversity in wildlife and it's white sand beaches.

The Arenal Volcano National Park , located a little over 3 hours away this park is host to the Arenal Volcano. The volcano was considered to be dormant until a surprise eruption in 1968. Activity has decreased now, although it is still considered active there have less explosions. The Park also has a large number of various wildlife including hundreds of different types of birds, monkeys, jaguars and various reptiles as well.

Tortuguero National Park , Located to the northern Caribbean side of Costa Rica was founded in 1975. There are many different types of wildlife that can be seen in this particular park due to the various types of habitats in it. From rainforest to beaches to swamps. the diverse living conditions also mean a diverse group of wildlife to be seen here.

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