There are a number of different interests to take into account when you’re trying to plan your Costa Rica vacation. There is obviously the proximity to the beaches, which flank each side of the narrow and beautiful Central American nation, as well as proximity to the lush rainforests which fill out it’s center. Then there are other interests, like golf, which is tough to find in a country more known for beach life and dense jungles. Fortunately, there are resorts like the Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort, that addresses all of these desires in one remarkable Costa Rica vacation package.
The Los Suenos Costa Rica Gold Resort is nestled in an exotic rain forest that has fantastic ocean views and an 18 hole, par-72 championship golf course known as La Iguana, that has been carved amongst the dense and gorgeous rainforest. The layout was designed by golf legend Ted Robinson, and totals nearly 7,000 yards of doglegs, rises above the jungle and shots into small valleys. Adding to the natural difficulty of the course is the wildlife and foliage. Exotic plants and banana trees line the course and there are over 150 species of birds in the rainforest gallery, watching each swing you take. Monkeys are occasionally known to wait beside greens and steal golfer’s balls, though the course allows a mulligan in the event this ever occurs.
La Iguana also offers PGA-qualified golf pros in the clubhouse, a massive driving range, a well groomed putting green and top of the line tailor made rental equipment for those who wisely decided not to lug their clubs on an international vacation. Carts are obviously available for rent, but it is often recommended to walk the La Iguana course, as it allows players to take in the full natural splendor of Costa Rica, from ocean to jungle. The professionals at La Iguana are also happy to help and offer advice to those less experienced golfers on how to play better in their round out on the course.
With the breathtaking scenery and a challenging professional course, playing a round at La Iguana at the Los Suenos Resort is a golf experience you are likely to never forget.