Spotlight on Business
Los Suenos Resort and Marina, Costa Rica
by DeAnne T. Appleby
Located on the central pacific coast of Costa Rica is Herradura Bay, home to Los Sueños Resort and Marina. Los Sueños is located a few miles from the beach town of Jacó, and is a two-hour scenic drive from the thriving capital city of San José. The region around Los Sueños has an abundance of natural beauty and a quiet, peaceful atmosphere.
Costa Rica has a well-developed infrastructure and a strategic location between North and South America, allowing it to participate in world vacation markets. It has international ports on both its Pacific and Caribbean coasts, offering various air, ocean and ground transportation services. Costa Rica has designated 27% of its land mass as national parks or reserves, making it an eco-recreational paradise for visitors from all over. The country contains nine active volcanoes, diverse forest environments, hot springs, wetlands, lakes, island reserves and 600 miles of beaches on its two coasts.
Construction of the Los Sueños Resort and Marina began in 1997, including a vast drainage network, sewage treatment plant, road system and residential areas. It has been declared a project of national interest for Costa Rica, and the country’s first Marina Law was enacted based on its exceptionally high construction standards. Costa Rican President Miguel Angel Rodriguez personally laid the cornerstone for the Los Sueños Marina.
Los Sueños hosts the Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort, with its pools, restaurants, lounges and casino. It also hosts the La Iguana 18 hole championship golf course. The Los Sueños Marina is the only government sanctioned marina operating in Costa Rica. It contains 200 wet slips, 100 dry slips, and fuel dock. Los Sueños contains several residential communities, including condominiums, villas and private residences. The Marina Village Commercial Center offers a variety of amenities, including shops, restaurants, spas, banking and travel services.
Los Sueños Resort and Marina offers a great getaway in a beautiful, relaxing and eco-friendly environment. You can contact Los Sueños any time by visiting their web site at www.lsrm.com, by calling 1-866-865-9759 or by mail at Los Sueños Resort and Marina, Interlink 313, P.O. Box 25635, Miami, FL 33102-5635.