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Your Next Destination: Adventure and Relaxation in Costa Rica

Discover the cultural experiences offered by Marriott hotels at their San José and Herradura Beach properties.

Costa Rica’s lush nature, rich culture, and the pura vida warmth of the people guarantee an unforgettable visit. Recognized by prestigious international publications as one of this year’s top travel destinations, the country’s wide range of activities make it a holiday haven for people of all interests.

Just minutes from the main air terminal (Juan Santamaría International Airport), the Costa Rica Marriott Hacienda Belén hopes to be your first host in this country. Set in a coffee plantation, the hotel building and surrounding historical attractions recall the era of colonial haciendas. Many of the activities are designed to introduce visitors to local culture, small Costa Rican producers, and the area’s natural beauty.

You might wish to independently discover the history of the hotel and the artifacts on exhibit or you could join a guided tour of the organic vegetable garden. Other options include luxuriating in locally sourced spa treatments, practicing your golf swing, taking classes in guided meditation, yoga, or Pilates, or watching a movie under the stars.

Another activity recently added to the list is the complimentary Taste of Place program, which organizes tastings that offer guests the opportunity to learn about the honey, coffee, and chocolate produced in Costa Rica and participate in workshops with local artists.

The property is further enhanced by refreshing swimming pools; comfortable rooms with decor inspired by coffee; meeting rooms; restaurants serving international cuisine; and the more than twenty species of birds that can be seen in its spacious gardens. Yet another advantage of the Costa Rica Marriott Hacienda Belén is its easy proximity to museums, volcanoes, and national parks.

Leaving the city, your Costa Rican adventure now takes you to the Los Sueños Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort on the Pacific coast. This hotel boasts more than 150 rooms (some with private pool in an exclusive adults-only zone); a recently renovated main pool; a new pool open to all guests; three restaurants; a cafeteria; a spa; and a golf course.

At Los Sueños Marriott, possibilities run the gamut from sunbathing and recharging in the spa to striking out in a kayak or on a stand up paddleboard, or getting to know the surrounding countryside by bicycle. As you make the most of all these activities, don’t forget nearby attractions such as the Manuel Antonio National Park, Jacó beach, or adventure parks that offer horseback riding, zip lining, or the highest Tarzan swing in Central America.

Costa Rica works its magic any time of the year.