Costa Rica Vacation with Airfare from CheapCaribbean.com - Herradura

5-Night Costa Rica Vacation from CheapCaribbean.com with Airfare and Accommodations

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6-Day Costa Rica Vacation with 4-Star Accommodations Near Playa Herradura

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Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort is bounded by Pacific beaches on one side and more than 1,000 acres of unspoiled rainforest on the other. There's so much entertainment packed into this family-friendly resort that Travel + Leisure ranked it among Costa Rica's best hotels and one of the world's best hotels for families. Play a round at the 18-hole La Iguana Golf Course, or take a dip in the meandering outdoor pool, which goes past bridges, canals, and swim-up bars. Hotel staff can also help coordinate off-site excursions, from rainforest canopy tours to scuba diving.

For onsite dining, you can choose from five restaurants—La Vista Restaurant serves tipico Costa Rican cuisine al fresco, and chefs craft Latin American entrees from fresh ingredients at Nuevo Latino. For a drink, sample one of 30 different blends of coffee at Casa del Cafe. The evening can come to a relaxing close at Puesta del Sol, where the staff hand-rolls cigars for guests amid views of the Pacific sunset.

A private balcony looks out onto the jungle foliage in each rainforest-view room, which is outfitted with IPod docking stations, satellite TV, and snuggly down comforters. The on-site Sibo Rainforest and Spa Retreat pampers clients with vichy showers, couple's massages, and revitalizing body treatments infused with orange oil, coconut oil, and hydrating mud masks.

Puntarenas, Costa Rica: Surfing Beaches and Tropical Rainforests near San José

As recently as 20 years ago, Playa Herradura's distinctive charcoal gray beaches were untouched, except by small groups of local fishermen. Today, the bay's peaceful waters are perfect for swimming, scuba diving, and sportfishing, attracting visitors drawn to a setting that's relatively quiet compared to other beaches in Puntarenas.

That said, in Puntarenas, you’re never far from a beach. Costa Rica’s biggest province, Puntarenas occupies a long, thin section of the country alongside nearly 500 miles of Pacific coastline. Overlooking the Gulf of Nicoya, the town of Jacó attracts surfers from all over the globe thanks to its consistently big waves and good breaks. The best wave chasers make beelines for Playa Hermosa, a 6-mile stretch of black sand that’s considered one of Central America's top surfing destinations.

Though beaches are a big draw, Puntarenas also has a wide variety of national parks and nature reserves—part of the reason Costa Rica has become such a popular destination for ecotourism. Just a few miles inland from Jacó, Carara National Park is the country’s northernmost tropical rainforest. The park provides shelter for poison-dart frogs, two-toed sloths, and hundreds of scarlet macaws (a rare sight in most parts of the country). Los Quetzales National Park lies to the southwest in the neighboring province of San José. The park features 14 ecosystems in the Cordillera de Talamanca mountain range and is named for one of its most colorful inhabitants: the quetzal, a lime-green and scarlet bird.

The capital San José is located about 60 miles northeast of Jacó. By day, the big city bustles with open-air artisan markets and street vendors selling tamales and pupusas (corn tortillas stuffed with cheese and meat). By night, flashy discos can be found in all flavors, from ultra-sophisticated to full-on rowdy. Wandering the streets of San José, you'll encounter a confluence of architecture styles—part Spanish, part Moorish—and some of the older neighborhoods still have homes made of wood and adobe.

What You Get

  • $979 per person, 6-day/5-night Costa Rican vacation with airfare
  • Choose from select dates in October and November 2013, departing from New York (NYC); gateway based on availability

Note: All options priced per person and valid for a Travel with a Friend package (two Groupons required), or pay an additional $499 fee to travel solo. Read about package structures here.


Policies and Fees

Book by: 10/14/13

  • Cancellation policy & fees: All cancellations subject to fee of Groupon price, unless travel insurance is purchased.
  • Taxes: Tax included
  • Additional fees: Any incremental airline charges for upgrades or changes will result in extra fees

  • Airfare priced per person and based on double occupancy

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Included in all options:

  • Round-trip airfare
  • 6-days/5-nights of accommodations at the 4-star rated Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort
  • Daily buffet breakfast for two

Amenities

  • Several dining options
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa and sauna
  • Mini-golf
  • Tennis & volleyball courts
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The Fine Print

  • Book by 10/14/13 or promo value expires
  • Travel by 11/25/13
  • 2/person, +2 as gifts
  • 1/visit
  • Reservation required, subject to availability; trip may be cancelled w/refund if not enough Groupons are bought for that date
  • Alternate departure dates or gateways may be available for additional fee
  • All cancellations subject to fee of Groupon price, unless travel insurance is purchased
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking
  • Tax included
  • $499 fee to travel solo
  • Meals and beverages other than breakfast are not included.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

Rainforest-View Room

  • One king bed or two double beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: Additional guests in the same room will require incremental charges for airfare and hotel, payable to CheapCaribbean.com at the time of booking.
  • Private Patio or Balcony

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: noon
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available, please contact property for information on associated fees
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: please contact property for handicap accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

  • By plane: includes airfare from New York (gateway based on availability) (about 5-hour flight)

Traveler's Tips

  • A passport is required for all travel outside the U.S.
  • Before international travel, always check the State Department's website for important info on the destination and its entry/exit requirements.
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