Below you will find some of the testimonials clients have sent to us. You can also send us your comments.
Costa Rica – The Rich Coast
With lush mountains, dense rain forests, pristine beaches, and wild rivers, it’s not an overstatement to say that Costa Rica is as close to tropical paradise as one can get. A full quarter of the country is in protected national parks, the largest percentage of protected areas in the world. On top of that, our little country, consisting of less than 0.25% of the world’s landmass, has over 5% of the entire world’s biodiversity.
The Central Pacific, in fact, has some of the planet’s most fertile fishing grounds, making the sport fishing in Costa Rica among the best in the world, with a huge diversity and abundance of fish. And we offer some of the most exciting Costa Rican sport fishing vacation packages available, along with the best accommodations in Costa Rica at the Los Suenos Resort.
Pura Vida – The Good Life
Costa Rica is not only rich is biodiversity, it’s rich in culture and in happiness. According to the Happy Planet Index, Costa Rica is the greenest and happiest country in the entire world, by a substantial lead. We know that “richness” is about so much more than just wealth, it’s about happiness, health, culture, and sustainability. We have a saying in Costa Rica: “Pura Vida”. It means “the pure life”, or “the good life”. You can say it as a greeting, or as a response to “How are you?”. It sums up just about everything you need to know about the Costa Rican people and Costa Rica in general.
The Perfect Vacation
Costa Rica really is the perfect vacation destination. We have one of the oldest and most stable democracies in the Americas. We’re close to the U.S., with clean, uncrowded beaches; a happy, friendly population; and beautiful scenery. From accommodations at the Los Sueños Resort, Costa Rican Villas and homes for rent, to vacation packages like sport fishing or romantic getaways; we at Stay in Costa Rica can offer you the best Costa Rica vacation rentals and vacation packages available in this beautiful country. If you’re looking for the perfect vacation getaway, Costa Rica is the perfect vacation destination. With ideal accommodations, adventure experiences, and relaxation, what more could you ask for?
The Robertson, Criswell, and Craig family
December 27th 2011
Planning a vacation is long, tiring, and usually quite frustrating. After the long process of booking things, confirming reservations and months and months of planning, I usually show up to my destination cranky and worn out.
Not with this vacation! From the moment I contacted Stay In Costa Rica my vacation planning was so fast and easy that I could hardly believe it. The staff at Stay in Costa RIca (especially Jose) answered all of my questions (and there were MANY of them!), gave me suggestions, information about CR and details that only true professionals would know. They were all so kind, helpful and most important, PATIENT.
I was really nervous about the time of year we were going to be in CR because when we chose the dates for our vacation many friends cautioned us that we would be going at the start of the green season and that the weather would be terrible and that was SO wrong. Jose put my mind at rest and assured me that like with any tropical location, showers happen regularly but that the time we were going that things would be fine and the weather would not ruin the day – he was so correct. We had a few showers but they did not last long. The rain was cool and refreshing and it was really fun sitting in the hot tub sipping a cocktail while the showers were happening.
Upon arriving to Los Suenos we were shown to our condos and told about all of the amenities of the property. I have to say that when I opened the door to our unit I was speechless! The beauty and attention to detail was breathtaking. Stay In Costa Rica even had snacks and beverages waiting for us to enjoy as we soaked in the beauty that was surrounding us. I had the pleasure of staying in the master suite and the bed was the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in (and my bed back home is REALLY comfy!). The linens were fresh and everything was clean and smelled so good. This place looked as if no one had ever been there before us and that it was put together just for my family. As if all of this weren’t great enough, we opened the back patio doors and the view was spectacular. The flowers, plants, pools, and ocean view made us all stop what we were doing and just stand there taking in the beauty of God’s creation. We spent lots time out there every day and night just relaxing and talking about the day’s adventures.
Here are a few of our highlights:
• The men all got the pleasure of a deep sea fishing trip leaving from the marina which was really close to our condo. The boat was top of the line and they were lucky enough to catch a marlin and sailfish. The marina is full of boats and tours to choose from too so you always have someone to take you fishing if you want.
• The restaurants were really awesome too. Bamboo was my favorite and my kids and husband loved the Hook Up. What a bonus to be able to have food delivered to our condo too! That was a real treat.
• The beach club was fun for the whole family and was safe to let the teenagers go to alone (major bonus!). The sand volleyball court and the game area by the pool was fun.
• The pool at the Marriott was nice and fun to visit and the service at the pool was great.
• The Casino at the Marriott was a lot of fun.
• DAILY MAID SERVICE FOR THE CONDO! I am sure any mother reading this will appreciate that!
• Moonlit swims and walks on the beach
I cannot say enough about the quality of customer care that was given to me but I will tell you that the end result was a perfect vacation. From the time we got off the plane to our tearful departure, we felt the true meaning of “Pura Vida”. We entered CR as tourists and left as adopted “Ticos”. Eleven days in heaven… that is the only way to describe the time we had in Costa Rica. Thank you to the folks at Stay in Costa Rica for sharing the treasure of CR and Los Suenos with us. Hopefully we will win the trip and will be able to visit again REAL soon!
For anyone wanting to book a vacation that has something for everyone, this is the place to go and Stay in Costa Rica is the company to help get you there!
The Robertson, Criswell, and Craig family
Ramsey, Mindy, Jenna, Macie, Russell, PJ, Renee, Adam, Christine, Paula, and David
Dear Stay in Costa Rica,
From the moment, we got there our driver Alex was the best (we used him all week long), Veronica was great and had everything completely under control with all the prior requests I had made. Los Suenos Resort is the most beautiful place we’ve ever been to. Del Mar 4o was just perfect. We spent time in and around the area with Alex helping us along the way. Saturday two of us went fishing on the Sunny 1 and caught 8’ and 11’ 6” Sailfish while our wives relished in the Spa at the Marriott.
We thank you all and hope to one day come again.
Fort Myers, FL
I just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank you for all your help in planning our trip and coordinating our transportation and tours. We had a fabulous time during our stay and the condo (Del Mar, 8C) was absolutely beautiful. We really appreciate you working with us to get us that wonderful view! Everyone at Stay in Costa Rica was extremely kind and very helpful any time we needed anything. And the fishing…..Captain Walton and Cristian [CREW of boat Sunny One] are the best! Thank you for all your help in making our trip so memorable. We are already looking forward to coming back soon.
My group of 9 stayed in the Bella Vista Condos 5 D and 3 C (Jan 7 to Jan 12, 2011) for what the best vacation we have had in years. After visiting in 2008 I recommended the resort to my friends and they were delighted with the place!
The Condos were excellent as were the restaurants, Iguana Golf, the tours and the best of all the fishing as you can see by the attached pictures.
The grounds at Los Suenos are so well kept and lush that you have to see it to believe it. We will come back!
John, Sue and Robert Ault
We want to thank you for the greatest vacation we have ever had. Weeks after we are still talking about it and telling everyone we know.
Everyone at Stay in Costa Rica were wonderful and went above and beyond. The accommodations were first rate and the whole resort was five star.
My husband has been battling jaw cancer for the last five years and his biggest wish was to catch a blue marlin. It is hard to travel because he can only have liquids, but your staff made everything so simple. They had our condo rental stocked with everything we needed, and on our three days of fishing they made him a wonderful soup and fruit drinks.
John got his wish, not one but two marlins, a sailfish, four 40lb+ Mahi (which the staff at the Hook-up cooked for me and my son every night. YUM!) Our son also got his first sailfish.
I am in the hospitality industry and I will say everyone at Stay in Costa Rica and all the staff at Los Suenos were all FIVE STAR.
Thank you again,
John, Sue and Robert Ault
Riviera Beach, FL
Mike and Jake Gipson
November 27, 2008
On behalf of my son, Jake, myself, and the rest of my family, I would like to express a big thanks to Early Times Whisky, JDC Marketing, and American Bass Anglers for the opportunity of a lifetime. As a recap, my son and I won the 18th Annual Military Team Bass Tournament held 7-9 May 2008 on Dale Hollow Reservoir, TN. As a pledge of support to the military, Early Times Whisky and JDC Marketing sponsored a Costa Rica “fishing trip of a lifetime” for the winning team. We traveled to Costa Rica in early November and I just wanted to give you some highlights of a trip that we will remember forever.
We arrived at the Los Suenos Resort (www.stayincostarica.com) in Costa Rica after a three hour flight from Maimi and a one and half hour van drive. Los Suenos bills itself as the finest resort in Costa Rica with luxurious accommodations in a magnificent 1,100 acre ocean community that provides the ultimate vacation experience for you and your family. In addition to my older son I was able to bring my wife and younger son…and we all agree Los Suenos lives up to its billing. We stayed in a two bedroom, two bath luxury condominium in a complex that included its own pool and fitness center. While there we rented a golf cart and explored the resort’s other facilities including the 18 Hole Championship Eco-Golf Course, casino, 8 restaurants, health spa, private Beach Club (with white sand beaches), and international marina. The marina is recognized worldwide for the excellent fishing it provides.
After meeting our Captain on the first fishing day, we departed the Marina and headed about 25 miles out. Just barely over an hour after leaving the Marina, we had our first “tripleheader.” All three of us were in the back of the boat fighting Dorados (Mahi Mahi) at the same time…it was a bit of controlled chaos as we ducked under and over each other. The action was steady all morning, but started to taper off as we traveled further out. But the reason for focusing deeper quickly became evident. My youngest son’s rod bowed and the water erupted when a giant fish—an almost 400 pound Blue Marlin—engulfed his ballyhoo. What a sight! After nearly 30 minutes of give and take, the beautiful Marlin was released at the side of the boat. It was indeed a fish of a lifetime.
The next day we actually started out further. We did not catch as many fish, but did have one Marlin that got off and my older son and I each managed to land a Sailfish. That evening we dined on some Mahi Mahi we caught that day, prepared by the chef at the Marina restaurant. Fresh fish prepared four different ways…a fabulous meal to top off a fabulous trip.
Once again I would like to thank everyone for an outstanding fishing trip.
Mike and Jake Gipson
We had a fabulous time in Costa Rica. Villa Wagner was spectacular! It was a great place for our family and friends to spend quality time together. Diego (the chef) was so much fun everyone loved him. We made memories that will last forever! We will definitely return to Los Suenos. The Stay in Costa Rica staff was a pleasure to work with!
Thank you for making our trip so fantastic.
LAGUNA NIGUEL, CA.
I can’t say thank you enough for making are trip so wonderful. My wife and I have traveled many of places and we both would say that you gave us one of the best trips in a life time. We enjoyed meeting you and the staff and stay in costa rica. WE will definitely be back next year for the same trip. Please pass this email to all that worked with us. Anytime you want to come to Florida you will be welcome with us with open arms. Thank you again.
FL – USA
January 9 2008
My husband and I just got back from our ten day stay in the Bella Vista. The resort took my breath away and the marina was so well taken care of it made the trip even better.I am recommending Los Suenos Resort and Marina to everone I know. I tell them: “Mark this place on your Things-To-See-and-Do-Before-I-Die list”.
Thank you for the memories!
Stacy & James Schaefer