Experience Costa Rica!

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Marriott Hotels and Resorts of Costa Rica recently visited Meeting Logistics and presented two properties to us, the Marriott San Jose and the Los Suenos Ocean and Golf Resort.

Costa Rica is located in Central America, bordering the Caribbean and North Pacific Ocean with a population of 4 million people. There is so much to do in Costa Rica, hiking in rainforests and mountains, relaxing  on their white sandy beaches, snorkeling through tropical reefs, surfing and playing golf at their ocean resort.

They offer tours of volcanoes, rainforests, canopy tours with zip lines, white water rafting, horseback riding, four wheeler jeep tours Tortuga Island and more. For the nature lover, they have bird watching and butterfly tours with opportunities to monkey watch and see stunning macaw parrots.  They have coffee tours which take place on the Doka Estate, where you can learn about the production, the harvesting, the processing plant and the roasting of the grain. We learned that coffee beans are white colored until they are roasted.

Their tropical climate is very pleasant and their dry season extends from December to April and the green season runs from May to November where there is a chance of rain is the mornings.

The Costa Rica Marriott is a 16th century colonial hacienda in San Jose situated within a 30 acre coffee plantation in the heart of the Central Valley. It is just minutes away from the two major airports. The hotel’s 14,000 square feet of conference and breakout rooms have 18 meeting rooms and great outdoor venues. It has 299 guests rooms including 8 master suites and 2 Presidential Suites decorated in a colonial theme.

The Los Suenos Ocean and Golf Resort is set on a 1,100 acre rainforest overlooking the Pacific Ocean with a marina and privately owned homes set in lovely Spanish colonial architecture. All rooms have terraces and the ground level terraces have hammocks. It has 8 meeting rooms with a total of 6,303 sq ft of total meeting space with outdoor venues as well. The 201 rooms and 10 suites all have mountain or ocean views. A highlight of this property includes the La Iguana 18-hole Golf Course alongside an exotic rainforest with ocean views. Shopping in Jaco is only 15 minutes away from Los Suenos where you can shop for Costa Rican souvenirs and enjoy other attractions in the small surf town.

Both properties have excellent restaurants with Latin-American cuisine and lounges, luxurious high-end spas, swimming pools, tennis courts and fitness centers.

Costa Rica remains one of the safest and most attractive countries for incentive and corporate travel in Latin America. The weather is paradise and there is no shortage of activities to do. Over the last decade tourism in this small country (approximately the size of West Virginia) has increased by 400%. Please contact us for more information or tell us about your experience in Costa Rica!