Reviewed 27 September, 2021
My first visit to Costa Rica and I already can’t wait to return! The resort, the people, the food, the service was all amazing. Upon arrival to Los Suenos Marriott I received a complimentary upgrade and chose the swim up room. I then received complimentary buffet breakfast which is actually a full breakfast, omelets made to order, hot food, fruit, etc. Thank you Keyner! I have stayed at many Marriotts and the service here is unmatched. Andres is an amazing server. He provided us with an unforgettable experience. Kind and welcoming. Breakfast was amazing. The staff is all smiles all of the time. Raul is located at the beach on the property and can assist with tours and excursions. He was our fearless guide to the waterfalls. He provided a personalized experience and ensured our safety and comfort. We had an amazing time. Mayela, thank you for keeping our room so clean. The grounds are beautiful. The resort is very clean, peaceful, service is speedy, the pools are plentiful and the food is good. The views are a must see. It is perfect for a relaxing getaway. We enjoyed stand up paddle boarding and bike riding at the resort. Just up the street is Herradura Beach which has a strip of restaurants and bars. There are also local shops and liquor stores within walking distance. The Marina is accessible from the property and offers several restaurants and shops. Although we visited during the rainy season, we enjoyed several hours of sunshine daily with a few showers at night two nights..The rain did not interfere with our stay. I would return to this resort with my children as it is family friendly. Has something to offer for everyone.
Birthday getaway in Paradise
Reviewed 23 September, 2021
We stayed here for 4 days and it was definitely Pura Vida! The staff was so friendly and helpful, and the resort was beautiful. The day we arrive we had a Ceviche at the beach restaurant and it was the best we ever had. Please try the Fish tacos at the Ocho Restaurant.
Wonderful getaway for 9 nights.
Reviewed 29 August, 2021
We stayed at the Marriot Vacation Club which is part of this resort for 9 nights. We loved it! The staff was all very welcoming and great service in all the restaurants and the front desk. Our villa was beautiful and had everything one would need to prepare simple meals. ( no ovens ). The grounds are beautiful and the pools were kept clean daily. No complaints. Pura Vida.
Birthday spent in Paradise
Reviewed 27 August, 2021
Ok, I'm going to try to help and not do a diary entry :) Purpose of this trip was to safely celebrate my birthday in a place I'd wanted to visit for years!
Many thanks to front desk staff (Miguel, Douglas, Xinia, and Jorge)! Upon check in, I was greeted by a friendly team and they were all patient, understanding and awesome! Just in case you expect one to read your mind, try to be as specific as possible as while my overall expectations were met regarding the room assignment, a visit to the front desk the next day with my specific desires resulted in the perfect placement for the rest of our 7 day stay.
Breakfast was amazing EVERY MORNING! The team was welcoming and warm! Not only during breakfast, but those random trips to the pool or the day stay in a cabana yielded familiar smiles and a purpose to fulfill our needs and particular tastes so if you go, be extra nice to Henry, Andreas, Aundrey, Rubyel, Luis Enrique, and Luis! They absolutely rock!!
The SPA, can't forget about the incredibly relaxing hot stone massage I experienced after an action packed day in the jungle that had me sore just about EVERYWHERE! Ileana was FANTASTIC! Need some extra TLC? Let them help you out, I was over the moon when I was finished with my session!
The water got hot, the rooms were the Marriott tropical standard, and the property is very well kept! The birds have a serious sweet tooth so don't be alarmed if you see them pecking away at sugar packets to get their fix. Apparently, the resort was built on Iguana land so they roam freely without fear ;-)
Last but not least, get with Dorian of Pico Travel for your excursions! I listened to previous reviewers and he did not disappoint! We did Tortuga Island and at the last minute on my last day, my jet skiing dream came true :D
Also, drop in to the Liquor store on the way to the hotel. There are 2...one in a short plaza with the pizza place closest to the Mercado...Adriana is a doll and well stocked. The Mercado has liquor, just not what I wanted, Adriana's warm spirit and story made me intentionally about shopping with her for those needs ;-) I think the name has the number 8 in it.
Full transparency, it is a hike from the airport...but after spending the day in the city, I wouldn't have done a thing different! The seclusion, ocean front, clean air, and peacefulness of it all did it for me and will absolutely return after I explore the other coast :-P
Fantastic few days
Reviewed 28 July, 2021
We stayed here for 3 nights and had a wonderful time! The resort is beautiful, the employees are incredibly friendly (Susan, Andres, Luis Enrique, Justin to name a few) and made sure our time was enjoyable. We didn’t get to rent the kayaks or take advantage of other amenities but there’s plenty to take up. Also only a short ride over to Jaco