Los Suenos (translation: "The Dreams") is a seaside resort community on Costa Rica’s Pacific coast. The community consists of homes, condos, marina and the Los Suenos Marriott, which I have to say is one of the nicest places I’ve ever stayed. We’re staying in double rooms at the Marriott for a few days while we provision the boat and get all the Costa Rican paperwork for it done (fishing permit, permit to move the boat to Flamingo, etc.)
Los Suenos is about 5 km from the town of Jaco (pronounced “ha-co”). If you’re bored at the resort, Jaco has the local bar/club scene, plus stores, shops, etc. The cab ride from Los Suenos should be about $4 US with tip, although I heard of a cabbie charging as much as $20 US (can you say “ripoff”). If you don’t know what a cab ride should cost, ask the bellman at any decent hotel; I’ll bet if its a well-known destination they’ll know within a couple of bucks.
On the main floor of the hotel there’s a huge lobby area, awesome veranda and bar that each have amazing views of the huge pool, golf course, marina and the bay. Spectacular at dusk… The Marriott has a couple of restaurants, including one that has a breakfast buffet every morning and a different buffet offering every evening. We liked the breakfast offerings but hit the menu for dinner for a couple of nights - better value. The marina also has a bar/restaurant called “The Hookup” where we had a couple of good breakfasts and lunches.
All in all, Los Suenos is a pretty amazing place. If you go for the pampering, the fishing or the golf I’m sure you’ll have a great time. For us, its a convenient stopover, a place to meet the boat, and a place to keep it when no one’s in-country. If you’re headed to Costa Rica its well worth the stretch from San Jose (a beautiful hour and a half drive over good roads) just to see it. Call Chilli - he'll take you there.