Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort
What We Love
- The lobby’s high vaulted ceilings and grand Spanish colonial design
- Making the rounds among Sibö Spa’s outdoor Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna
- The impressive 18-hole La Iguana Golf Course
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What To Know
- A 13 percent government tax per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- Although picturesque, the beach is made of dark volcanic sand
- Night owls should head to Jacó Beach, around 10 minutes away
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
A Spanish colonial palace. Resting alongside 1,100 acres of tropical rainforest and a black sand beach, the lavish hotel is done up with hand-painted floor tiles, towering vaulted ceilings and tropical hardwood and wrought iron detailing. It’s the work of Costa Rica’s most famous architect, Ronald Zurcher, who clearly enjoyed himself at Los Sueños.
Bed and Bath
All 201 guestrooms feel spacious, with yellow tile floors, Spanish colonial–style hardwood furniture and colorful curtains. Most look out at the manicured grounds and on to the mountains, but rooms at the front of the property have private balconies and views of the crescent-shaped bay. Bathrooms are clean and cookie-cutter in colored granite, with stand-alone showers or deep Jacuzzi tubs.
Outside, almond and fruit trees surround a sprawling and intricate system of pools, swim-up bars and an enormous fountain. On the dining front, La Vista restaurant serves a tasty gourmet breakfast (try the patacones with tomato ceviche and the refried beans with a quail egg), while Nuevo Latina focuses on modern Caribbean/South American fusion fare. Golfers shouldn’t miss a round on the Iguana course, ensconced in tropical dry forest, and parents can relax in the Sibö Spa while youngsters play and practice their Spanish in the Tortuga Kids Club.
How to Get There
The staff are really great here. The man from the front desk, Eduardo remembered my name from a couple days ago when I checked in. The property was beautiful and the pool always was the perfect temperature. The room was clean and well appointed. I highly recommend this place for families.
Jaco can be a little too wild and woolly so Los Suenos is the perfect option - close to town but safe and civilized. We got a suite and it was a terrific room with spectacular views. The family LOVED the breakfast buffet and we had a great time.
Hi -- we have just spend 4 nights at the Los Suenos Marriott Resort at Playa Herradura, Costa Rica. Really lovely property housed in an affluent gated community so it is in a bit of a bubble compared to the surrounding area. The staff we very attentive, polite and went that extra mile.
Really impressive pool complex around the property, swim up bar and lots of restaurants to satify everyones needs. The webiste pictures do reflect the actual property. If you are into golf looks like a pretty challenging course. A short walk to the adjacent marina provides another pretty classy venue with a great Italian restaurant. All of this comes at a price. The room rates were pretty good but as in all of COsta Rica the food -- if you want something decent is expensive. Would we go back -- YES.