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Playing Golf in Costa Rica is always unforgettable as you dip into impressive nature scenes:

With its six outstanding 18-hole golf courses as well as a same number of 9-hole properties it is considered to be a small, but indeed an exclusive inside tip. Boasting with 30 adjacent National Parks, tropical rainforests, volcanoes and precious beaches are just the perfect frame for an unforgettable roundtrip for each golf-enthusiast and their companions. The exclusive hotel offer ranges from the cherished and small Boutique Hotel up to large, renowned and international luxury hotel groups. With no doubt, all this will provide you the most exclusive and remarkable stay while enjoying golf.

A Costa Rican golf experience might also be perfectly combined with further Latin American countries as well as the Caribbean. Despite of its unknown fame, its neighbouring countries like Panama in the south and Nicaragua bordering in the north, offer a perfect infrastructure, two, still undiscovered golfer spots. Popular golf destinations like the Dominican Republic and Mexico are just a 2 hour flight away and suit perfectly into transnational golf experiences, a field we are specialized in!

Golf & Luxury / Guided

Description

For lovers of golf, this is a charming trip, where you will be part of the best golf courses that can be found in this beautiful country. Specially designed for people who do not want to worry about driving on their vacations, you will have your private transfers between the different places you will visit. Start your journey with a splendid time at the Central Valley, and continue to Herradura, a delightful beach, home of one of the most elegant marinas and one of the most impressive golf courses from Costa Rica. The road continues to the North Pacific coast, where you will be close to some of the best golf courses, such as Haciendo Pinilla, Four Seasons and Reserva Conchal, even better, you will have the opportunity to use them!

Itinerary

Day 1: Juan Santamaria International Airport - Central Valley Hotel

Upon arrival at the airport in San José, you will be expected after the passport control by a representative of CANATUR who guides you through baggage claim and customs to the airport exit. Here, your English-speaking airport guide from ARA Tours is already waiting. You will receive your travel documents and have the possibility to ask questions. Afterwards, a private transfer will bring you to your hotel in the Central Valley region.

Included today: No further services

Day 2: Central Valley Hotel - Golfing at Cariari Club - Playa Herradura

After your breakfast, a private transfer with Spanish-speaking driver will pick you up to take you to the first golf course you will play in Costa Rica. Cariari Country Club Golf course is located about 5km from your hotel. If you are looking for a challenge, then this 18-hole course (par 71) is perfect for you. Narrow Fairways and abundant vegetation with a lot of trees call for a very precise game. A creek has to be crossed over repeatedly. But surely the amazing view of the Central Valley´s mountain range and watching the many birds inhabiting the area will calm your nerves and soul. Afterwards, your journey continues down to the Central Pacific coast where you will arrive at the magnificent Los Sueños Marina. The afternoon is at leisure. Enjoy the great resort and the beach right in front of the hotel!

Included today: Breakfast, green fee at Cariari Golf Course, golf cart, caddy

Day 3: La Iguana Golf Course / Los Sueños

After breakfast, the La Iguana Golf course is waiting for you. This gem is a special treat for nature enthusiasts. Surrounded by pure rainforest with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean this 18-hole/72 Par Golf course belongs to a huge tourism complex which includes Villas, the Los Sueños Marriott Hotel and a Marina. The golf course, designed by Ted Robinson, is a challenging one. Long, wide fairways take turns with narrow, tree-lined ones. The Greens are demanding and call for a precise game and good monitoring and estimating of the ball´s rolling path. Monkeys, Macaws, Armadillos, Iguanas, Coatis and countless other animals usually closely watch your swing and provide for distractions and other topics than Golf.

The afternoon is at leisure. You may wish to visit the Carara National Park located close-by, go to Jaco to look for souvenirs or just relax at the pool or on the beach.

Included today: Breakfast, green fee at La Iguana, golf cart with GPS

Day 4: Playa Herradura - Playa Mansita

Your journey continues on a private transfer along the Pacific coast to reach your next destination, Playa Mansita.

The nice, small, light-sanded beach Playa Mansita is found directly in front of Hotel JW Marriott. Beautiful sunsets can be watched from here. As there are some rock outcroppings and lumps of rock near the beach, be careful while swimming or walking in the water. This afternoon is completely at your leisure.

Included today: Breakfast

Day 5: Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course

Today you will be picked up by a private transfer to drive to Hacienda Pinilla. The 18 hole golf course at the Hacienda (7300 Yards / 72 Par) was designed by Mike Young. It is a true Bijou, which does not only meet international standards but has also recently received an award for its nature-friendly concept. Wide and partly lined with lush vegetation, the fairways let players realize most different golf varieties. Particularly challenging are the wind conditions here, especially between December and March. You will enjoy the spectacular views of the Pacific ocean: one of the greens lies right on the beach and needs to be played against the surf. It is simply breathtaking! This well-maintained course will definitely thrill you.

Info:

No Caddies available

Included today: Breakfast, green fee at Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course, golf cart

Day 6: Reserva Conchal Golf Course

Early in the morning, a private transfer will pick you up to travel to Reserva Conchal Golf Course. It lies next to Playa Conchal beach, located in the north-west of the country in the province of Guanacaste, and one of the prettiest beaches on the Pacific coast. The Garra de Leon Golf Course (71 Par / 6‘6956 yards) was designed by Robert Trent Jones II and impresses with its natural beauty. The championship course offers plenty of challenges for all levels, as the different tee areas were cleverly placed. The ever changing wind conditions and a few water hazards require a corresponding strategic game. From the rolling hills, you can catch some great views of the ocean, and from time to time iguanas as well as different species of birds will pass by close to you. This golf course promises an excellent golfing experience on a well-maintained site.

Included today: Breakfast, green fee at Reserva Conchal Golf Course, golf cart

Day 7: Four Seasons Golf Course

After your breakfast, a private transfer will pick you up to travel to the Golf Course at Four Seasons Resort.

This course is, without a doubt, the flagship among Costa Rica’s golf courses. Designed by Arnold Palmer, this varied course offers attractive fairways, some of them with large differences in altitude and spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. Golf Digest counts it among the 100 best golf courses outside the USA, and it is a privilege to play a round here.

Included today: Breakfast, green fee at Four Seasons Golf Course, golf cart

Day 8: Playa Mansita - Juan Santamaria International Airport

This morning, you will be picked up by a private transfer and travel to the Central Valley directly to the airport in San José or your hotel close to the airport. You always have the option extended you vacations in JW Marriott or in Four Seasons Papagayo, where you may continue to play more rounds of golf.

Included today: Breakfast (depending on your flight´s departure time)

Included entrance fees / tours: none

Included meals: Dinner

Golfing Costa Rica in Style / Guided

Costa Rica > Central Valley > San Jose

Description

Combine your passion for golfing with visits to some of the most interesting areas in Costa Rica. To get used to the climate and new surroundings, you will start your holiday in our capital, San José, and play your first round of golf at a course in the heart of the Central Valley. During your trip enjoy the stunning nature Costa Rica offers and experience several of the highlights, such as the cloud forest in Bajos del Toro, the traditional farm in a small town close to La Fortuna, the impressive Arenal volcano and the lively beach village of Tamarindo. At the end of your trip, you will get to experience the beautiful Central Pacific coast region, where you will enjoy golf rounds on one of the most interesting golf courses in Costa Rica but also have time to just relax, enjoy and take some time out.

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival San Jose International Airport / Alajuela

Upon arrival at the airport in San José, you will be met after the passport control by a representative of CANATUR who guides you through baggage claim and customs to the exit. Here, the English-speaking airport guide from ARA Tours is already waiting for you. You will receive your travel documents as well as important information and you may ask any questions you might have. Afterwards, a private transfer will bring you to your hotel.

Included today: No further services

Day 2 San Jose - Golf round at Valle del Sol Golf Course

After breakfast, you will be picked up by your private, English-speaking guide and bus and drive to the 18-hole golf course Valle del Sol in the heart of the Central Valley. Designed by the recognised North American architect Tracy May, the course is 7.011 yards, Par 72 and is rated championship category. It has wide undulating fairways surrounded by majestic trees and vast lakes that attract a diverse and vibrant wildlife. Surrounded by colourful gardens, the greens present a surface that is smooth and fast, and without a doubt, will be a challenge for the players. Each hole offers an average of 4 or 5 tee positions for various levels of the game, which makes the course a challenge for professionals while being friendly and enjoyable for the less experienced. The greens are extremely well maintained and even during the rainy season it is a delight to play here.

After the golf round, you will return to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Feel free to explore downtown San Jose on your own or just relax in the hot tub on the large terrace of the hotel.

Included today: Breakfast, Green Fee Valle del Sol and golf cart

Day 3 San Jose - Bajos del Toro/El Silencio Lodge

Late morning you will leave San Jose and together with your guide and driver head further into the mountains towards Bajos del Toro and El Silencio Lodge. After arrival, you have time to explore the vast grounds of the lodge, which include several hiking trails leading to beautiful waterfalls and offer an abundance of wildlife. The lodge is a luxurious hideaway that guarantees a break from the usually stressful everyday life. The love for the country and nature is evident and a lot of the details reflect the decoration of traditional Costa Rican farms and estates.

Information: Your guide and driver will stay at a different hotel close-by

Included today: Breakfast

Day 4 Bajos del Toro/El Silencio Lodge - La Fortuna

Take advantage of the morning and tour the grounds of the lodge again or get pampered in the SPA (not included in the price). In the early afternoon you will drive to La Fortuna and with favourable weather conditions, the impressive Arenal volcano will greet you long before you arrive at your next hotel. Located on the outskirts of the Arenal Volcano, Nayara Hotel Spa & Gardens is an oasis of tranquillity that provides a unique natural experience. Surrounded by lush tropical rainforest you will enjoy fantastic views, the exquisite Casitas (a sort of cabana) or suites and paths lined with tropical flowers and plants that escort you through the grounds. In the evening we recommend a visit to one of the local Hot Springs (not included in the price).

Included today: Breakfast

Day 5 La Fortuna - Cultour

After breakfast, you will visit the more than 150 years old farm La Casona Rio Fortuna, located close to the village of Sonafluca. Here you will experience the typical, rural Costa Rican life. On the farm, a variety of fruit trees grow and different vegetables and spices are cultivated. You will learn how to prepare the typical tortillas and can taste them together with a freshly brewed cup of coffee. After a walk around the farm, you will board a trailer pulled by a tractor and visit a neighbor´s family at their home. You will see plantations of pineapple, macadamia trees and papaya plants and then visit a local school, where the children will show you traditional dances and teach you about the Costa Rican schooling system. With this visit, you support not only the school itself but also other non-profitable projects of the town. During holidays the school is closed, in this case, you will see the dances at La Casona. Finally, you will enjoy a hearty lunch at the farmhouse.

Included today: Breakfast, Cultour with lunch

Day 6 La Fortuna - Liberia - Tamarindo

Today your trip continues further north and will lead you via Liberia to the beach town of Tamarindo. We recommend you stop on your way at one of the small, typical restaurants (called “Sodas”) to try the delicious national dish, the Casado. In the afternoon you will arrive at your hotel, located about 2km outside Tamarindo. It only takes between 8-10 minutes walking to get to the long, beautiful beach which is perfect for evening strolls.

Included today: Breakfast

Day 7 Tamarindo - Playa Conchal / Golf round Reserva Conchal

Today you will drive about 20mins north to Conchal. The Reserva Conchal Golf Club offers a world-class experience designed in the classic tradition of the game by the legendary Robert Trent Jones II. On one side are breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. On the other, the lush forests of Costa Rica’s northern coastline stretch towards the azure sky. Each challenging nine meanders through the rolling coastal terrain, offering stunning ocean views. This 71-par championship course provides players of all skill levels with an extraordinary eco-golf experience. Perfectly placed lakes and ravines accentuate the layout, placing a premium on well thought-out tee shots and accurate approach shots into large, manicured Bermuda-grass greens.

Included today: Breakfast, Green Fee Reserva Conchal and golf cart

Day 8 Tamarindo - Golf round at Hacienda Pinilla

After breakfast drive to Hacienda Pinilla for another interesting golf round. Created by respected architect Mike Young, the layout of the golf course conforms gracefully to the natural flow of the land, weaving through the tropical forest along the shores of the Pacific to provide an unparalleled blue water backdrop. This par 72 course, which can play up to 7,200 yards, was designed to enhance the natural landscape of Hacienda Pinilla, giving golfers an exceptional and immaculately conditioned place to enjoy a round with family and friends. Reflecting respect for its natural setting, the Golf Course has also earned designation as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary for its preservation of ecological balance. Here you have the extraordinary opportunity to enjoy your game in the natural habitats of Costa Rica, where the surrounding beauty and glimpses of exotic wildlife create a truly special experience.

Included today: Breakfast, Green Fee Hacienda Pinilla and golf cart

Day 9 Tamarindo - Playa Herradura / Los Sueños

In the late morning, you will depart towards your next destination, the Central Pacific Coast and beautiful Marriott Los Sueños Ocean & Golf Resort. The rest of the day is at leisure. Enjoy the stunning gardens and the beach right in front of the hotel.

Included today: Breakfast

Day 10 Los Sueños / La Iguana Golf course

The 18-hole championship La Iguana Golf Course is located on-site at the Marriott Ocean Resort. It offers a 73.4-course rating, par-72 and slope 145. The layout designed by Ted Robinson is situated alongside an exotic rain forest with breathtaking ocean views and also features a spectacular gallery featuring friendly monkeys and brightly hued macaws. But make no mistake: The mesmerising scenery masks a challenging game - one well worth conquering. The course is extremely well maintained all year long and all golf carts are equipped with GPS to exactly measure the distance to the next hole.

Included today: Breakfast, Green Fee La Iguana and golf cart

Day 11 Playa Herradura - Alajuela

In time for the check in for your international flight back home, you will drive to the airport or to your hotel close to the airport to spend your last night in Costa Rica. In case you have booked an extension program, you will be taken to your next hotel.

Included today: Breakfast (depending on the flight time)

Golfing Costa Rica in Style / Selfdrive

Costa Rica > Central Valley > San Jose

Description

Combine your passion for golfing with visits to some of the most interesting areas in Costa Rica. To get used to the climate and new surroundings, you will start your holiday in our capital, San José, and play your first round of golf at a course in the heart of the Central Valley. During your trip enjoy the stunning nature Costa Rica offers and experience several of the highlights, such as the cloud forest in Bajos del Toro, the impressive Arenal Volcano and the lively beach village of Tamarindo. At the end of your trip, you will get to experience the beautiful Central Pacific coast region, where you will enjoy golf rounds on one of the most interesting golf courses in Costa Rica but also have time to just relax, enjoy and take some time out.

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival San Jose International Airport / Alajuela

Upon arrival at the airport in San José, you will be met after the passport control by a representative of CANATUR who guides you through baggage claim and customs to the exit. Here, the English-speaking airport guide from ARA Tours is already waiting for you. You will receive your travel documents as well as important information and you may ask any questions you might have. Afterwards, a private transfer will bring you to your hotel.

Included today: No further services

Day 2 San Jose - Golf round at Valle del Sol Golf Course

After breakfast, you will head to the 18-hole golf course Valle del Sol in the heart of the Central Valley. Designed by the recognised North American architect Tracy May, the course is 7.011 yards, Par 72 and is rated championship category. It has wide undulating fairways surrounded by majestic trees and vast lakes that attract a diverse and vibrant wildlife. Surrounded by colourful gardens, the greens present a surface that is smooth and fast, and without a doubt, will be a challenge for the players. Each hole offers an average of 4 or 5 tee positions for various levels of the game, which makes the course a challenge for professionals while being friendly and enjoyable for the less experienced. The greens are extremely well maintained and even during the rainy season it is a delight to play here. After the golf round, you will return to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Feel free to explore downtown San Jose on your own or just relax in the hot tub on the large terrace of the hote

Included today: Breakfast, Green Fee Valle del Sol and golf cart

Day 3 San Jose - Bajos del Toro/El Silencio Lodge

In the late morning, you will leave San Jose and head further into the mountains towards Bajos del Toro and El Silencio Lodge. After arrival, you have time to explore the vast grounds of the lodge, which include several hiking trails leading to beautiful waterfalls and offer an abundance of wildlife. The lodge is a luxurious hideaway that guarantees a break from the usually stressful everyday life. The love for the country and nature is evident and a lot of the details reflect the decoration of traditional Costa Rican farms and estates.

Included today: Breakfast

Day 4 Bajos del Toro/El Silencio Lodge - La Fortuna

Day 4 Bajos del Toro/El Silencio Lodge - La Fortuna Take advantage of the morning and tour the grounds of the lodge again or get pampered in the Spa (not included in the price). In the early afternoon you will drive to La Fortuna and with favourable weather conditions, the impressive Arenal volcano will greet you long before you arrive at your next hotel. Located on the outskirts of the Arenal Volcano, Nayara Hotel Spa & Gardens is an oasis of tranquillity that provides a unique natural experience. Surrounded by lush tropical rainforest you will enjoy fantastic views, the exquisite Casitas (a sort of cabana) or suites and paths lined with tropical flowers and plants that escort you through the grounds. In the evening we recommend a visit to one of the local hot springs (not included in the price).

Included today: Breakfast

Day 5 La Fortuna - Cultour

This day is at leisure. We recommend you visit the more than 150 years old farm La Casona Rio Fortuna, located close to the village of Sonafluca. Here you will experience the typical, rural Costarican life. On the farm, a variety of fruit trees grow and different vegetables and spices are cultivated. You will learn how to prepare the typical tortillas and can taste them together with a freshly brewed cup of coffee. After a walk around the farm, you will board a trailer pulled by a tractor and visit a neighbor´s family at their home. You will see plantations of pineapple, macadamia trees and papaya plants on the way and later visit a local school, where the children will proudly show you traditional dances and you will learn more about the Costarican schooling system. With this visit, you support not only the school itself but also other non-profitable projects of the town. During holidays the school is closed, in this case, you will see the dances at La Casona. Finally, you will enjoy a hearty lunch at the farmhouse. If you prefer action, La Fortuna has many options as well, such as Zipline, Hanging bridges, La Fortuna Waterfall, Arenal National Park, Horseback riding, the Venado Caves etc.

Included today: Breakfast

Day 6 La Fortuna - Liberia - Tamarindo

Today your trip continues further north and will lead you via Liberia to the beach town of Tamarindo. We recommend you stop on your way at one of the small, typical restaurants (called “Sodas”) to try the delicious national dish, the Casado. In the afternoon you will arrive at your hotel, located about 2km outside Tamarindo. It only takes between 8-10 minutes walking to get to the long, beautiful beach which is perfect for evening strolls.

Included today: Breakfast

Day 7 Tamarindo - Playa Conchal / Golf round Reserva Conchal

Today you will drive about 20mins north to Conchal. The Reserva Conchal Golf Club offers a world-class experience designed in the classic tradition of the game by the legendary Robert Trent Jones II. On one side are breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. On the other, the lush forests of Costa Rica’s northern coastline stretch towards the azure sky. Each challenging nine meanders through the rolling coastal terrain, offering stunning ocean views. This 71-par championship course provides players of all skill levels with an extraordinary eco-golf experience. Perfectly placed lakes and ravines accentuate the layout, placing a premium on well thought-out tee shots and accurate approach shots into large, manicured Bermuda-grass greens.

Included today: Breakfast, Green Fee Reserva Conchal and golf cart

Day 8 Tamarindo - Golf round at Hacienda Pinilla

After breakfast drive to Hacienda Pinilla for another interesting golf round. Created by respected architect Mike Young, the layout of the golf course conforms gracefully to the natural flow of the land, weaving through the tropical forest along the shores of the Pacific to provide an unparalleled blue water backdrop. This par 72 course, which can play up to 7,200 yards, was designed to enhance the natural landscape of Hacienda Pinilla, giving golfers an exceptional and immaculately conditioned place to enjoy a round with family and friends. Reflecting respect for its natural setting, the Golf Course has also earned designation as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary for its preservation of ecological balance. Here you have the extraordinary opportunity to enjoy your game in the natural habitats of Costa Rica, where the surrounding beauty and glimpses of exotic wildlife create a truly special experience.

Included today: Breakfast, Green Fee Hacienda Pinilla and golf cart

Day 9 Tamarindo - Playa Herradura / Los Sueños

In the late morning, you will depart towards your next destination, the Central Pacific Coast and beautiful Marriott Los Sueños Ocean & Golf Resort. The rest of the day is at leisure. Enjoy the stunning gardens and the beach right in front of the hotel.

Included today: Breakfast

Day 10 Los Sueños / La Iguana Golf course

The 18-hole championship La Iguana Golf Course is located on-site at the Marriott Ocean Resort. It offers a 73.4-course rating, par-72 and slope 145. The layout designed by Ted Robinson is situated alongside an exotic rain forest with breathtaking ocean views and also features a spectacular gallery featuring friendly monkeys and brightly hued macaws. But make no mistake: The mesmerising scenery masks a challenging game - one well worth conquering. The course is extremely well maintained all year long and all golf carts are equipped with GPS to exactly measure the distance to the next hole.

Included today: Breakfast, Green Fee La Iguana and golf cart

Day 11 Playa Herradura - Alajuela

In time for the check in for your international flight back home, you will drive to the airport or to your hotel close to the airport to spend your last night in Costa Rica. In case you have booked an extension program, you will be taken to your next hotel.

Included today: Breakfast (depending on the flight time)

Golfing Costa Rica / Selfdrive

Costa Rica > Central Valley > San Jose

Description

Golfing in the tropics! Enjoy the breathtaking nature Costa Rica has to offer and get to play the best golf courses in the country. You will also see several of the highlights of Costa Rica, as well as a few hidden gems such as the cloud forest paradise of San Gerardo de Dota, the southern Pacific coast and Guanacaste´s beautiful beaches. We take care of the itinerary and tee time reservations and you take care of enjoying yourself, having fun and some relaxed time.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in San José/Costa Rica - Transfer in

Upon arrival at the airport in San José and after having passed the immigration point, you will be welcomed by a representative of CANATUR, who will accompany you to the baggage claim and through customs to the exit. Here, the English-speaking airport guide from ARA Tours is already waiting for you. He will provide you with your travel documentation and answer any question you might have. Finally, a private transfer will bring you to your hotel. The terrace of your hotel opens directly to hole #3 of the Cariari Golf Course - what better way to start your golf vacation than having a direct view of the upcoming green!

Day 2: Cariari Country Club

In the morning you will visit the Cariari Country Club golf course, located next to the hotel. If you are looking for a challenge, then this 18-hole course (par 71) is perfect for you. It has a demanding layout that plays along rolling hills that lie 1,000 meters above sea level. The course, formerly a coffee plantation before being turned into a golf course in the 70's, features dense tropical forest throughout that provides shade and scenery but also proves to be a difficult element of the course. The fairways are narrow and the large greens are well protected by numerous sand traps. Due to the undulating terrain, some of the downhill greens move very fast and some landing areas are uphill. Strong winds also affect play on the course. The golf round is scheduled for 9 am, afterwards, you will return to the hotel. In the afternoon you may want to explore downtown San José and visit interesting and historically important buildings like the National Theater and the Gold Museum (entrance fees not included in the price).

Day 3: San José - Optional Golf Round Valle del Sol - San Gerardo de Dota

After breakfast, you will leave the hotel and now have two options to continue your adventure: If you prefer another round of golf, you drive to the Valle del Sol Golf Course about 30mins south-west of the hotel. It offers impressive views of the Barva Volcano further north and a beautiful mountain range in the south. As everywhere in Costa Rica you will also find abundant flora and fauna. The beautiful 18-hole golf course planned by Tracy May (7011 yards/72 Par) offers plenty of variety. It has wide undulating fairways surrounded by majestic trees and vast lakes that attract a diverse and vibrant wildlife. Surrounded by colourful gardens, the greens present a surface that is smooth and fast, and without a doubt, will be a challenge for the players. Each hole offers an average of 4 or 5 tee positions for various levels of the game, which makes the course a challenge for professionals while being friendly and enjoyable for the less experienced. If you prefer sightseeing, you may first visit the Irazu volcano, the highest volcano in the country (3432m above sea-level). With good weather conditions - the best time to visit is early to mid morning - and a bit of luck you can see both the Pacific as well as the Caribbean coast from the top of the colossus. Afterwards, stop and visit the former capital of the country, Cartago, on the way to the next hotel. The famous cathedral, located in the heart of downtown Cartago, is a destination for millions of pilgrims each year (mainly during the month of August) and well worth a visit. Six blocks further west you will also find Las Ruinas (the ruins), which are not actually ruins but rather the remains of a church that was never finished building. Whatever you prefer, later today continue driving to the cloud forest region around San Gerardo de Dota.

Day 4: San Gerardo de Dota - Quetzal Hike - Dominical

This morning you take a break from golf. It pays to get up early and take a morning walk with a local, English-speaking guide. While exploring the vast evergreen cloud forest you will definitely get to see a lot of amazing animals, maybe even glimpse the legendary quetzal, a charming colourful bird that was sacred to the Mayans. Here, you may have the opportunity to take some of the most impressive photos of the entire trip, since flora and fauna are simply remarkable at this altitude, full of colours and life. After the hike, you leave this cloud forest paradise and head down towards the Pacific coast. The changes in climate and surroundings, which you will notice on the way to Dominical, are remarkable and you will experience up close the difference in vegetation, temperature and humidity between the cloud forest and sea level.

Day 5: Dominical

This day is at leisure. You have the option to play golf at 9-hole San Buenas Golf course, about 35mins further south and off the beaten track. Flanked by impressive mountain ranges, this golf course is surrounded by dense vegetation but the Greens and Fairways are impeccably maintained. Trees, water obstacles and cleverly placed bunkers provide interesting challenges. Exotic birds, monkeys, iguanas and sometimes even an armadillo make for a different audience than your usual spectators. Due to its somewhat remote location, you will often have the course to yourself, even in high season, however, please note that there is no Club house (a small typical Rancho provides refreshments after the game). Alternatively, you may book a Whale-/Dolphin watching tour. Whales can usually be seen during about 8 months of the year (mid-July to End of October and mid-December to End of March) so your chances of spotting one during this boat excursion are pretty good.

Day 6: Dominical - Jacó

Today drive parallel to the Pacific coast further north to the lively beach town of Jaco. On the way, you may want to stop in Manuel Antonio and visit the world famous National Park of the same name. This is one of the most visited parks in Costa Rica and protects a large piece of rainforest in which, among lots of other animal species, mainly the endangered Squirrel Monkeys live. The park also incorporates several beautiful beaches perfect for swimming and snorkelling.

Day 7: Jacó - La Fortuna

Playa Herradura to start your golf round at 7 am. This gem is located on the central Pacific coast and a special treat for nature enthusiasts. Surrounded by pure rainforest with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean this 18-hole/72 Par Golf course belongs to a huge tourism complex which includes Villas, the Los Sueños Marriott Hotel and a Marina. The golf course, designed by Ted Robinson, is a challenging one. Long, wide fairways take turns with narrow, tree-lined ones. The Greens are demanding and call for a precise game and good monitoring and estimating of the ball´s rolling path. Monkeys, Macaws, Armadillos, Iguanas, Coatis and countless other animals usually closely watch your swing and provide for distractions and other topics than Golf. After the golf round, continue driving up north. On the way, you may stop at the bridge that crosses the Tárcoles river to have a look at the large population of crocodiles inhabiting this area. Then you will continue your drive towards La Fortuna and with a bit of luck and good weather conditions, the impressive Arenal Volcano will greet you long before you arrive at the hotel. In the evening you have time to visit one of the local hot springs (not included).

Day 8 La Fortuna

The day today is at leisure. We recommend visiting the more than 150 years old farm La Casona Rio Fortuna, located close to the village of Sonafluca. Here you will experience the typical, rural Costa Rican life. On the farm, a variety of fruit trees and different vegetables are grown and spices are cultivated. You will learn how to prepare the typical tortillas and can taste them together with a nice cup of coffee. After a walk around the farm, you will board a trailer pulled by a tractor and visit a neighbor´s family at their home. You will see plantations of pineapple, macadamia trees and papaya plants on the way and then visit a local school, where you will learn about the Costarican schooling system and the children will proudly show you traditional dances. With this visit, you support not only the school itself but also other non-profitable projects of the town. During holidays the school is closed, in this case, you will see the typical dances at La Casona. Finally, you will enjoy a hearty lunch at the farmhouse. At the hotel reception, you can also book more activities like Arenal hike, Hanging Bridges, Chocolate Waterfall Adventure, Horseback ride and Canopy Tour.

Day 9: La Fortuna - Playa Panama

Day 9: La Fortuna - Playa Panama After breakfast, there is time for another optional activity or some relaxed time at the pool before you head back to the Panamerican Highway and from there continue to the northern Pacific coast. The Casa Conde Beachfront Hotel offers comfort and relaxation in a welcoming environment. It is located at Playa Panama, one of the most pristine beaches in Costa Rica, and only 20 minutes away from the Liberia International Airport in Guanacaste. Playa Panama, surrounded by lush vegetation, is quiet, secluded and certified with the Blue Flag for being one of the cleanest beaches in the country. The hotel rooms are spacious and clean and the 2 large pools (one regular, one with salt-water) invite to relax.

Day 10: Playa Panama

Guanacaste offers a great variety of golf courses and within max. 1.5hrs driving from Casa Conde you will find three of the best ones:

- Golf at Four Seasons Papagayo (34km from Casa Conde): Designed by Arnold Palmer, this 18-hole, par-72 championship golf course is ranked among the "Top 100 Courses Outside the United States" by Golf Digest. Your experience begins atop one of Peninsula Papagayo's highest plateaus and spectacular water views await you at 14 of the 18 holes. The course, not only set amid crystalline waters but also deep green forests, has labelled important trees, turning the cart path into a botanical garden. Hole to hole, the course offers a chance to see and appreciate a diversity of colourful plant, tree, bird and animal species. The congo (howler) and capuchin (white-faced) monkeys are among visitors' favourites. The Resort offers a driving range, a sand-bunker practice area and putting and chipping greens.

- Reserva Conchal (42km from Casa Conde): This 18-hole / 71 par golf course was designed by Robert Trent Jones II and impresses with its natural beauty. The championship course offers plenty of challenges for all levels, as the different tee areas were cleverly placed - the layout consists of two distinct returning nines wandering through native forests, lagoons and along 1.6 miles of white sand Pacific Ocean beach. The different wind conditions and a few water obstacles require a strategic game. From the slightly rolling hills, you can catch some great views of the ocean, and you will fairly regularly see iguanas as well as many bird species close by. This golf course promises an excellent golfing experience on a well-maintained course.

Hacienda Pinilla (63km from Casa Conde) The 18 hole golf course at Hacienda Pinilla (7300 Yards / 72 Par) was designed by Mike Young. It is a true Bijou, which does not only meet international standards, but has also recently received an award for its nature-friendly concept. Wide and partly lined with lush vegetation, the fairways let players realize most different golf varieties. Particularly challenging are the wind conditions here, especially between December and March. You will enjoy the spectacular views of the Pacific ocean: one of the greens lies right on the beach and needs to be played against the surf. It is simply breathtaking! This well-maintained course will definitely thrill you.

Relax & Golf 15 Days _ 14 nights / Guided

Costa Rica > Central Valley > San Jose

Description

On this beautiful trip through Costa Rica, you will not only have the chance to play on some of the most amazing golf courses but also see several of the most interesting areas of the country. To get acclimatized you will start the golf rounds in the Central Valley, where you also have the possibility to visit the capital, San Jose. Afterwards cross over the highest point of the Interamerican Highway, the Cerro de la Muerte, where you can enjoy the fresh mountain air, and then descend towards the Pacific coast. You will also experience the traditional, rural Costa Rican life close to the Arenal Volcano. The last days of the trip you will spend close to the beautiful beaches of Guanacaste, where you will play some of the best courses in the country and also have time to just relax and enjoy some time off.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in San Jose and Transfer in

Upon arrival at the airport in San José and after having passed the immigration point you will be welcomed by a representative of CANATUR, who will accompany you to baggage claim and through customs to the exit. Here, your English-speaking guide from ARA Tours (might not be the same one who will accompany you during your trip) is already waiting for you. He will provide you with your travel documentation and answer any question you might have. Finally, a private transfer will bring you to your hotel.

Day 2: San Jose - Valle del Sol Golf Course

After breakfast, you will be picked up by your private, English-speaking guide and bus and drive to the 18-hole golf course Valle del Sol in the heart of the Central Valley. Designed by the recognized North American architect Tracy May, the course is 7.011 yards, Par 72 and is rated championship category. It has wide undulating fairways surrounded by majestic trees and vast lakes that attract a diverse and vibrant wildlife. Surrounded by colourful gardens, the greens present a surface that is smooth and fast, and without a doubt, will be a challenge for the players. Each hole offers an average of 4 or 5 tee positions for various levels of the game, which makes the course a challenge for professionals while being friendly and enjoyable for the less experienced. The greens are extremely well maintained and even during the rainy season it is a delight to play here. After the golf round return to your hotel. In the afternoon you will explore downtown San Jose with your guide and see the most important places, buildings and sights of this city. Visit the bustling Central Market, where from herbs to leather articles, clothes, fish, meat, vegetables, fruit and food stalls all kinds of goods can be found. Of course, you can taste some of the delicacies if you wish (not included). Walk to the National Theater and enjoy its architectural beauty, pass by the House of Parliament and finally arrive at the National Museum, the building that partly looks like an old castle. After the tour return to your hotel for a well-deserved rest.

Day 3: San José - Pérez Zeledón

After breakfast, you will leave San José and drive over the Cerro de la Muerte pass until you reach the Hacienda Alta Gracia. After arrival, the afternoon is at leisure, enjoy the amazing views from your terrace or one of the two pools. For adventurous travellers, we recommend a flight with one of the Ultralight Planes the Hacienda owns. You will take off from their small airstrip and see either the surroundings of the Hacienda as well as the city of San Isidro or even fly towards the Pacific Coast and over the Marino Ballena National Park and its iconic rock formation that looks like the tail of a whale. If you prefer to relax, there is also a SPA with a variety of treatments.

Day 4: Pérez Zeledón

This day is at leisure. There are many activities the hacienda offers, such as hiking, birdwatching, horseback riding, mountain bike tours or cooking classes. Or you may want to visit San Isidro de El General with your guide. The biggest city in the district with its famous cathedral is probably one of the most authentic ones you will find during your trip. Tourism is considerably less present than in many other places around the country since historically the area surrounding the city was and is used for agricultural purposes. If you prefer quiet time, stay at the hacienda and relax, enjoy the fresh, clean air and the amazing views this place offers.

Day 5: Pérez Zeledón - Uvita

After breakfast, you will leave this small piece of paradise and drive towards the Pacific coast. The changes in climate and surroundings, which you will notice on the way to Dominical / Uvita, are remarkable and you will experience up close the difference in vegetation, temperature and humidity between Pérez Zeledón and sea level. After arrival, the rest of the day is at leisure. You have the option to play golf at 9-hole San Buenas Golf Course, about 35mins further south and off the beaten track. Flanked by impressive mountain ranges, this golf course is surrounded by dense vegetation, however, the greens and fairways are impeccably maintained. Trees, water obstacles and cleverly placed bunkers provide interesting challenges. Exotic birds, monkeys, iguanas and sometimes even an armadillo make for a different audience than your usual spectators. Due to its somewhat remote location, you will often have the course to yourself, even in high season, however, please note that there is no club house (a small typical Rancho provides refreshments after the game).

Day 6: Uvita

This day is at leisure. Relax in the Infinity Pool, which offers an incredible 180 degrees view of the surroundings and the coast, including the famous rock formation - the Whale´s tail - of the Marino Ballena National Park. Or you may want to visit the aforementioned National park, take a trip to Caño Island to go snorkelling or book one of the other tours offered in the area. Your guide will gladly help you with reservations.

Day 7: Uvita - Manuel Antonio National Park (closed on Mondays) - Playa Herradura

Leaving Uvita and driving north along the Pacific coast you will eventually reach Quepos and Manuel Antonio. Here you will visit the famous Manuel Antonio National Park (closed on Mondays). Beautiful beaches and well-maintained pathways provide for a nice stroll inside the park, where you usually will spot Monkeys, Sloths, Iguanas, Armadillos and Coatis. Later you will continue to drive to your hotel at Playa Herradura.

Day 8: Herradura - La Iguana Golf course

After breakfast, the La Iguana Golf course is waiting for you. This gem is located on the central Pacific coast and a special treat for nature enthusiasts. Surrounded by pure rainforest with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean, this 18-hole/72 Par Golf course belongs to a huge tourism complex which includes Villas, the Los Sueños Marriott Hotel and a Marina. The golf course, designed by Ted Robinson, is a challenging one. Long, wide fairways take turns with narrow, tree-lined ones. The greens are demanding and call for a precise game and good monitoring and estimating of the ball´s rolling path. Monkeys, macaws, armadillos, iguanas, coatis and countless other animals usually closely watch your swing and provide for distractions and other topics than golf. The afternoon is at leisure. You may want to visit the Carara National Park located close-by, drive to Jaco to look for souvenirs or just relax at the pool or on the beach.

Day 9: Playa Herradura - San Ramon - La Fortuna

The morning is at leisure and you can still enjoy the beautiful gardens and the large pool area of the hotel. Around noon you will drive up north. On the way, you will stop at the bridge that crosses the Tárcoles river to have a look at the large population of crocodiles inhabiting this area. Then you will continue your drive towards La Fortuna and with a bit of luck and good weather conditions, the impressive Arenal Volcano will greet you long before your arrival at the hotel. In the evening you have time to visit one of the local hot springs (not included).

Day 10: La Fortuna / Cultour La Casona

After an early breakfast, you will visit the more than 150 years old farm La Casona Rio Fortuna, located close to the village of Sonafluca. Here you will experience the typical, rural Costa Rican life. On the farm, a variety of fruit trees and different vegetables are grown and spices are cultivated. You will learn how to prepare the typical tortillas and can taste them together with a nice cup of coffee. After a walk around the farm, you will board a trailer pulled by a tractor and visit a neighbor´s family at their home. You will see plantations of pineapple, macadamia trees and papaya plants on the way and later visit a local school, where you will learn about the Costa Rican schooling system and the children will proudly show you traditional dances. With this visit, you support not only the school itself but also other non-profitable projects of the town. During holidays the school is closed, in this case, you will see the typical dances at La Casona. Finally, you will enjoy a hearty lunch at the farmhouse. The afternoon is at leisure. You can book more activities like hanging bridges, Chocolate Waterfall Adventure, horseback riding, ATVs and canopy tour.

Day 11: La Fortuna - Arenal National Park - Tamarindo

Together with your guide, you will hike through the Arenal National Park in the morning. The park is part of the 204.000 hectares of the Arenal Conservation Area and boasts an incredible biological and geological diversity. Several hiking trails lead through the secondary rainforest as well as over former lava trails, impressive proof of several large eruptions in recent history. Around noon, you will head back to the Panamerican Highway and continue to drive north. After arrival at your hotel in Tamarindo, the rest of the day is at leisure. How about a nice stroll along the beautiful beach?

Day 12: Tamarindo - Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course

After breakfast, you will drive to Hacienda Pinilla for yet another interesting golf round. The 18 hole golf course at Hacienda Pinilla (7300 Yards / 72 Par) was designed by Mike Young. It is a true bijou, which does not only meet international standards but has also recently received an award for its nature-friendly concept. Wide and partly lined with lush vegetation, the fairways let players realize most different golf varieties. Particularly challenging are the wind conditions here, especially between December and March. You will enjoy the spectacular views of the Pacific ocean: one of the greens lies very close to the beach and needs to be played against the surf. It is simply breathtaking! This well-maintained course will definitely thrill you.

Day 13: Tamarindo - Reserva Conchal Golf Course - Papagayo

Reserva Conchal and the Garra de Leon Golf Course (71 Par / 66956 yards) are a 20-minute drive north of Tamarindo. It was designed by Robert Trent Jones II and impresses with its natural beauty. The championship course offers plenty of challenges for all levels, as the different tee areas were cleverly placed. The ever changing wind conditions and a few water hazards require a corresponding strategic game. From the rolling hills, you can catch some great views of the ocean, and from time to time iguanas as well as different species of birds will pass by close to you. This golf course promises an excellent golfing experience on a well-maintained site. After this golf round, your trip continues north to the Hotel Andaz, located in Culebra Bay, Gulf of Papagayo, in the province of Guanacaste.

Day 14: Papagayo - Four Seasons Golf Course

The Four Seasons Golf Court is, without a doubt, the flagship among Costa Ricas golf courses. Designed by Arnold Palmer, this varied court offers attractive fairways, some of them with large differences in altitude and spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. Golf Digest counts it among the 100 best golf courses outside the USA, and it is a privilege to play a round here. In the afternoon unwind at one of the two beaches close to the hotel and enjoy the surrounding nature.

Day 15: Papagayo - San José (or extension program)

In time for your international flight, your guide will bring you back to San José to the airport or to the city hotel for the last night. In case you have booked an extension program, you will be taken to your next destination in Costa Rica.

 

Relax & Golf / Selfdrive

Costa Rica > Central Valley > San Jose

Description

On this beautiful trip through Costa Rica, you will not only have the chance to play on some of the most amazing golf courses but also see several of the most interesting areas of the country. To get acclimatized you will start the golf rounds in the Central Valley, where you also have the possibility to visit the capital, San Jose. Afterwards cross over the highest point of the Interamerican Highway, the Cerro de la Muerte, where you can enjoy the fresh mountain air, and then descend towards the Pacific coast. You will also experience the traditional, rural Costa Rican life close to the Arenal Volcano. The last days of the trip you will spend close to the beautiful beaches of Guanacaste, where you will play some of the best courses in the country and also have time to just relax and enjoy some time off.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in San Jose and Transfer in

Upon arrival at the airport in San José and after having passed the immigration point you will be welcomed by a representative of CANATUR, who will accompany you to baggage claim and through customs to the exit. Here, your English-speaking airport guide from ARA Tours is already waiting for you. He will provide you with your travel documentation and answer any question you might have. Finally, a private transfer will bring you to your hotel.

Day 2: San Jose - Valle del Sol Golf Course

After breakfast, you will drive to the Valle del Sol golf course located partly in the province of San Jose and partly in Alajuela. If you are looking for a challenge, then this 18-hole course (par 71) is perfect for you. Narrow Fairways and abundant vegetation with a lot of trees call for a very precise game. A creek has to be crossed over repeatedly. But surely the amazing view of the Central Valley mountain range and watching the many birds inhabiting the area will calm your nerves and soul. Valle del Sol: The 18 holes (par 72) are laid out in an interesting way, and you will encounter plenty of water. It has wide undulating fairways surrounded by majestic trees and vast lakes that attract a diverse and vibrant wildlife. Surrounded by colourful gardens, the greens present a surface that is smooth and fast, and without a doubt, will be a challenge for the players. Each hole offers an average of 4 or 5 tee positions for various levels of the game, which makes the course a challenge for professionals while being friendly and enjoyable for the less experienced. Our golf round trips mostly feature this course in the beginning so you can adjust to the climate and make a first contact with the open-minded Costa Ricans. After golfing you will return to the hotel, the rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 3: San José - Pérez Zeledón

After breakfast, you will leave San José and drive over the Cerro de la Muerte pass until you reach the Hacienda Alta Gracia. After arrival, the afternoon is at leisure, enjoy the amazing views from your terrace or one of the two pools. There is also a Spa with a variety of treatments (not included in the price).

Day 4: Pérez Zeledón

This day is at leisure. There are several tours and activities at the Hacienda, such as hiking, birdwatching, horseback riding or mountain biking. Or you may want to drive to San Isidro de El General, the district´s main city, visit the cathedral and experience one of the more authentic Costa Rican towns. Tourism is considerably less present than in many other places around the country since historically the area surrounding the city was and is used for agricultural purposes. Or maybe you just want to relax, do nothing and enjoy the fresh, clean air and gorgeous views at the Hacienda.

Day 5: Pérez Zeledón - Uvita

After breakfast, you will leave this small piece of paradise and drive towards the Pacific coast. The changes in climate and surroundings, which you will notice on the way to Dominical / Uvita, are remarkable and you will experience up close the difference in vegetation, temperature and humidity between Pérez Zeledón and sea level. After arrival, the rest of the day is at leisure. You have the option to play golf at 9-hole San Buenas Golf Course, about 35mins further south and off the beaten track. Flanked by impressive mountain ranges, this golf course is surrounded by dense vegetation, however, the greens and fairways are impeccably maintained. Trees, water obstacles and cleverly placed bunkers provide interesting challenges. Exotic birds, monkeys, iguanas and sometimes even an armadillo make for a different audience than your usual spectators. Due to its somewhat remote location, you will often have the course to yourself, even in high season, however, please note that there is no clubhouse (a small typical Rancho provides refreshments after the game).

Alternatively, you may book a Whale-/Dolphin watching tour. Whales can usually be seen during about 8 months of the year (mid-July to the end of October and mid-December to the end of March) so your chances of spotting one during this boat excursion are pretty good.

Day 6: Uvita

This day is at leisure. Enjoy the elegant infinity pool, which allows a 180° view of the Pacific.The hotel offers different spa treatments and excursions in this area and will gladly assist you with reservations (extra fees apply).

Day 7: Uvita - Manuel Antonio - Playa Herradura

Leaving Uvita and driving north along the Pacific coast you will eventually reach Quepos and Manuel Antonio. Here you may visit the famous Manuel Antonio National Park (closed on Mondays / not included in the rate). Beautiful beaches and well-maintained pathways provide for a nice stroll inside the park, where you usually will spot Monkeys, Sloths, Iguanas, Armadillos and Coatis. Later you will continue to drive to your hotel at Playa Herradura.

Day 8: Herradura - La Iguana Golf course

After breakfast, the La Iguana Golf course is waiting for you. This gem is located on the central Pacific coast and a special treat for nature enthusiasts. Surrounded by pure rainforest with a spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean, this 18-hole/72 Par Golf course belongs to a huge tourism complex which includes Villas, the Los Sueños Marriott Hotel and a Marina. The golf course, designed by Ted Robinson, is a challenging one. Long, wide fairways take turns with narrow, tree-lined ones. The greens are demanding and call for a precise game and good monitoring and estimating of the ball´s rolling path. Monkeys, macaws, armadillos, iguanas, coatis and countless other animals usually closely watch your swing and provide for distractions and other topics than golf. The afternoon is at leisure. You may want to visit the Carara National Park located close-by (entrance fee not included), drive to Jaco to look for souvenirs or just relax at the pool or on the beach. La Iguana Golf Course: The course was designed by Ted Robinson and really challenges the player. Long, wide fairways alternate with narrow ones lined with trees. The greens, too, are demanding and require careful observation and estimation of the ball course. Monkeys, scarlet macaws, armadillos, coatis, iguanas and various other animals watch your swing and will quite likely distract you a bit.

Day 9: Playa Herradura - San Ramon - La Fortuna

The morning is at leisure and you can still enjoy the beautiful gardens and the large pool area of the hotel. Around noon you will drive up north. On the way, you will stop at the bridge that crosses the Tárcoles river to have a look at the large population of crocodiles inhabiting this area. Then you will continue your drive towards La Fortuna and with a bit of luck and good weather conditions, the impressive Arenal Volcano will greet you long before your arrival at the hotel. In the evening you have time to visit one of the local hot springs (not included).

Day 10: La Fortuna

The day today is at leisure. We recommend visiting the more than 150 years old farm La Casona Rio Fortuna, located close to the village of Sonafluca. Here you will experience the typical, rural Costa Rican life. A variety of fruit trees and different vegetables are grown on the farm and spices are cultivated. You will learn how to prepare the typical tortillas and can taste them together with a nice cup of coffee. After a walk around the farm, you will board a trailer pulled by a tractor and visit a neighbor´s family at their home. You will see plantations of pineapple, macadamia trees and papaya plants on the way and later visit a local school, where you will learn about the Costa Rican schooling system and the children will proudly show you traditional dances. With this visit, you support not only the school itself but also other non-profitable projects of the town. During holidays the school is closed, in this case, you will see the typical dances at La Casona. Finally, you will enjoy a hearty lunch at the farmhouse. At the hotel reception of your hotel, you can also book more activities such as Arenal hike, hanging bridges, Chocolate Waterfall Adventure, horseback rides and canopy tours.

Day 11: La Fortuna - Tamarindo

After breakfast, there is time for another optional activity or some relaxed time at the pool before you head back to the Panamerican Highway and from there continue to the northern Pacific coast. After arriving at the hotel and checking in you have the rest of the day for yourself. How about taking a leisurely stroll along the beautiful beach?

Day 12: Tamarindo - Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course

fter breakfast, you will drive to Hacienda Pinilla

Courses

Los Reyes Golf & Country Club

About 20 km west of San José, nicely positioned in a well-kept residential area, lies the Los Reyes Golf Court. Here you enjoy the beautiful views of the surrounding mountain ranges and the quiet far from the hustle and bustle of the city.

The 9-hole course is relatively short (5,722 yards for 18 holes) but provides a real challenge for all players. The tricky slope and the tree population along some of the fairways require a very precise play and an exact prognosis of the ball course. You will often have the course almost to yourself, especially during the week.

We recommend this course at the beginning of a round trip in order to adapt to the tropical climate and to warm up. If you are in San José on business, the course is a nice alternative to recover from the stress.

Distances

  • San José: 30 minutes by car
  • San José Airport:10km / 30 minutes by car
  • La Iguana Golf Course:approx. 1 hour by car
  • Los Delfines Golf Course:approx. 3 ½ hours by car / ferry
  • Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course:approx. 5 hours by car / 50 minutes flight time
  • Reserva Conchal Golf Course:approx. 5 hours by car / 50 minutes flight time
  • Four Seasons Golf Course:approx. 4 hours by car / 40 minutes flight time

Important Facts

  • Golf Course Name: Centro Campero Los Reyes
  • Designed by: n/a
  • Holes: 9
  • Field length in yards: 2861
  • Course Rating: Course 69.0, Slope 124
  • Total Par: 35
  • Buggie hire available
  • Caddies available

Hole

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

Yardages

426

309

196

336

312

143

282

487

370

Par

4

4

3

4

4

3

4

5

4

Visitors welcome
No minimum handicap required

Valle del Sol Golf Course

This well-kept course is located a little outside San José in the Central Valley and offers an impressive view of the volcanoes Poás and Barva in the north and a mountain range in the south. Just like everywhere in Costa Rica, you will encounter an abundant flora and fauna. In between strokes you can watch many different kinds of animals, especially birds.

The 18 holes (par 72) are laid out in an interesting way, and you will encounter plenty of water. The first 9 holes are surrounded by beautiful old trees while the back nine are rather open and spacious. The course also has two “faces”: with or without wind. Especially from December to March there is often a strong summer wind – an extra challenge for you.

Our golf round trips mostly feature this course in the beginning so you can adjust to the climate and make first contact with the open-minded Costa Ricans. San José and its surroundings offer various accommodation options from neat small boutique hotels nestled between coffee plantations to international chain hotels. On business in Costa Rica? Ask for our different golf packages and extensions.

Distances

  • San José City Centre:15 km, 20 minutes by car
  • San José Airport:10 km, 30 minutes by car
  • La Iguana Golf Course:approx. 1 hour by car
  • Los Delfines Golf Course:approx. 3 ½ hours by car / ferry
  • Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course:approx. 5 hours by car / 50 minutes flight time
  • Reserva Conchal Golf Course:approx. 5 hours by car / 50 minutes flight time
  • Four Seasons Golf Course:approx. 4 hours by car / 40 minutes flight time

Important Facts

  • Golf Course Name: Valle del Sol Golf Course
  • Designed by: Tracy May
  • Holes: 18
  • Field length in yards: 7011
  • Course Rating: Championship
  • Total Par: 72
  • Buggy hire available: Yes
  • Caddies available: No

Hole

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

Yardageas

365

435

596

399

165

351

175

569

414

521

382

456

354

409

231

396

150

643

Par

4

4

5

4

3

4

3

5

4

5

4

4

4

4

3

4

3

5

Visitors welcome
Non minimum handicap required

La Iguana Golf Course

This gem, located on Costa Rica’s central Pacific coast, is a real treat for nature lovers. Surrounded by lush rain forest and offering spectacular views of the Pacific, this 18-hole/par 72 golf course forms part of a large tourism compound with villas, the Los Sueños Marriott Hotel and a marina.

The course was designed by Ted Robinson and really challenges the player. Long, wide fairways alternate with narrow ones lined with trees. The greens, too, are demanding and require careful observation and estimation of the ball course. Monkeys, scarlet macaws, armadillos, coatis, iguanas and various other animals watch your swing and will quite likely distract you a little.

The Iguana Golf Course is a part of our round trip programmes. We gladly book villas of different sizes for you in case of a longer stay. You can also benefit from the price advantage our special golf packages offer at the La Iguana Golf Course.

Distances

  • San José: approx. 1 hour by car
  • Manuel Antonio: approx. 1 hour by car
  • Jacó:approx. 10 minutes by car
  • Valle del Sol Golf Course:approx. 1 hour by car
  • Los Delfines Golf Course:approx. 2 ½ hours by car/ferry
  • Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course:approx. 4 hours by car
  • Reserva Conchal Golf Course:approx. 4 hours by car
  • Four Seasons Golf Course:approx. 5 hours by car

Important Facts

  • Golf Course Name:La Iguana Golf Course
  • Designed by:Ted Robinson Junior
  • Holes: 18
  • Field length in yards:6698
  • Course Rating: 73.4Total Par:72
  • Buggy hire available: Yes
  • Caddies available: Yes

Hole

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

Yardages

578

449

325

545

379

172

324

182

430

187

505

462

527

188

560

150

338

397

Par

5

4

4

5

4

3

4

3

4

3

5

4

5

3

5

3

4

4

Visitors welcome
No minimum handicap required

Four Seasons Resort Golf Court

On a headland surrounded by the Pacific Ocean lies the Four Seasons Resort with a hotel, villas, and a golf court. The Province of Guanacaste in the north-west of the country is very sunny and thus an ideal place for golfers.

The Four Seasons Golf Court is without doubt the flagship among Costa Rica’s golf courts. Designed by Arnold Palmer, this varied court offers attractive fairways, some of them with large differences in altitude and spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. Golf Digest counts it among the 100 best golf courts outside the USA, and it is a privilege to play a round here.

Four Seasons chooses its distributors very carefully, with ARA Tours being one of the few partners of this renowned hotel brand in Costa Rica. We gladly compile a custom-made golf programme for you.

Distances

  • Tamarindo:1 hour by car
  • Liberia Airport:approx. 30 minutes
  • San José:approx. 4 hours by car / 40 minutes flight time
  • Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course:1 hour by car
  • Reserva Conchal Golf Course:1 hour by car
  • Valle del Sol Golf Course:4 hours by car / 40 minutes flight time

Important Facts

  • Name des Golfplatzes: The Howler (ein Four Seasons-Golfclub auf derHalbinsel Papagayo)
  • Golf Course Name: The Howler (a Four Seasons Golf Club at Peninsula Papagayo)
  • Designed by: Arnold Palmer Signature Course
  • Holes: 18 Hole Championship Course
  • Field length in yards: 6788
  • Course Rating: 141
  • Total Par: 72
  • Buggie hire available: Yes
  • Caddies available: Yes

Hole

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

Yardage

543

174

367

538

215

446

133

390

522

433

207

601

468

383

350

305

163

550

Par

5

3

4

5

3

4

3

4

5

4

3

5

4

4

4

4

3

5

Private; only resort guests from the Papagayo peninsula (Hotel Andaz Papagayo Resort)
No minimum handicap required,everybody can play

Los Delfines Golf & Country Club

The Los Delfines Golf & Country Club lies in a large bay on the southern coast of the Nicoya Peninsula in the north-west of Costa Rica. Both the airstrip and the village of Tambor are just a few minutes away. The club can also easily be reached going from San José to Puntarenas and then continuing by ferry to Paquera. The golf course is laid out around several villas and holiday homes.

This 9-hole course is a true gem surrounded by lush tropical vegetation – home to numerous scarlet macaws which you can watch fly across the fairways. Many jungle trees and strategically placed water obstacles make for special challenges and require a precise play. Golfing here is a true nature experience.

The Los Delfines Golf Course is included in some of our round trip programmes. Do not hesitate to ask us about the different golf packages with attractive rates and special services.

Distances

  • San José:approx. 3 ½ hours by car/ferry
  • San José Airport:approx. 3 ½ hours by car/ferry
  • La Iguana Golf Course:approx. 2 ½ hours by car/ferry
  • Valle del Sol Golf Course:approx. 3 ½ hours by car/ferry
  • Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course:approx. 3 hours by car
  • Reserva Conchal Golf Course:approx. 3 hours by car
  • Four Seasons Golf Course:approx. 4 hours by car

Important Facts

  • Golf Course Name: Los Delfines Golf & Country Club
  • Designed by:n/a
  • Holes: 9
  • Field length in yards:3187
  • Course Rating72.8
  • Total Par: 36
  • Buggy hire available: Yes
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  • addies available: No

Hole

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

Yardage

337

408

477

416

318

425

183

472

151

Par

4

4

5

4

4

4

3

5

3

Visitors welcome
Non minimum handicap required,everybody can play

Cariari Country Club Golf Course

This golf court is a mere 15 minutes from the airport and 20 minutes from the centre of San José. Several international chain hotels are just a few minutes away. The Cariari Country Club Golf Course is private; access is only possible in connection with certain hotel reservations via ARA Tours.

If you are looking for a real challenge, this 18-hole course (par 71) is just right for you. Narrow fairways and an extensive tree population, complemented by the repeated crossing of a watercourse, require a very precise play. Yet the beautiful view of the central valley’s mountain ranges and watching the numerous bird species help to quiet the mind and recover the concentration.

Playing on this course has to be planned in advance. On Saturdays, the course is rather busy. Ask us about the different golf packages.

Distances

  • San José Airport:15 minutes
  • San José City Centre:20 minutes
  • Valle del Sol Golf Course:20 minutes
  • La Iguana Golf Course:approx. 1 hour by car
  • Los Delfines Golf Course:approx. 3 ½ hours by car/ferry
  • Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course:approx. 5 hours by car / 50 minutes flight time
  • Reserva Conchal Golf Course:approx. 5 hours by car / 50 minutes flight time
  • Four Seasons Golf Course:approx. 4 hours by car / 40 minutes flight time

Important Facts

  • Golf Course Name: Cariari Country Club Golf Course
  • Designed by: George Fazio
  • Holes: 18
  • Field length in yards: 6579
  • Course Rating: 144
  • Total Par: 71
  • Buggy hire available: Yes
  • Caddies available: Yes

Hole

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

Yardage

425

417

337

147

425

387

165

499

444

359

356

512

177

520

434

421

183

371

Par

4

4

4

3

4

4

3

5

4

4

4

5

3

5

4

4

3

4

Only guests from certain hotels are allowed.
Non minimum handicap required

Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course

The enormous Hacienda stretches from the Pacific coast to the back country and houses not only this beautiful 18-hole course (par 72) but also different villas and two hotels. Guanacaste, located in the north-west of Costa Rica, is the country’s sunniest region.

Designed by Mike Young, the course offers wide fairways surrounded by abundant vegetation. The trees, some of them centuries old, are both sun shades and natural obstacles. Hole 15 is the highlight: you play in the direction of the surf onto the green directly next to the sea. From December to March, wind plays an important role here and makes for an extra challenge.

The Pinilla Golf Course is a destination on our golf round trips. For longer stays, we offer golf packages with different hotels. The combination of this course with the Reserva Conchal and Four Seasons golf courses is also very convenient.

Distances

  • Tamarindo:approx. 10 km / 20 minutes by car
  • Tamarindo Airstrip:approx. 10 km / 20 minutes by car
  • Liberia Airport:approx. 1 hour by car
  • San José:approx. 5 hours by car / 50 minutes flight time
  • Reserva Conchal Golf Course:approx. 15 km / 30 minutes by car
  • Four Seasons Golf Course:approx. 1 hour by car
  • Valle del Sol Golf Course:approx. 5 hours by car / 50 minutes flight time

Important Facts

  • Golf Course Name: Hacienda Pinilla
  • Designed by: Mike Young
  • Holes: 18
  • Field length in yards:7296
  • Course Rating: Championship
  • Total Par: 72
  • Buggy hire available: Yes
  • Caddies available: No

Hole

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

Yardage

435

401

216

443

379

547

171

591

426

363

178

440

445

601

180

442

441

597

Par

4

4

3

4

4

5

3

5

4

4

3

4

4

5

3

4

4

5

Visitors welcome.
No minimum handicap required

Reserva Conchal Golf Course

Reserva Conchal is a stunning site with luxurious weekend homes that also houses the hotel The Westin Golf Resort & Spa. Playa Conchal, located in the north-west of the country in the Province of Guanacaste, is one of the prettiest beaches on the Pacific coast.

The golf course (18 holes, par 71) planned by Robert Trent Jones II is beautifully embedded in the gentle hilly landscape and offers breathtaking views of the Pacific and the jungle. The championship course is among the best in Costa Rica and challenges the players with strategically placed bunkers and water obstacles to choose more direct, risky variants. Monkeys, coatis, armadillos and many different exotic bird species accompany you on this attractive golf round.

The Reserva Conchal Golf Course forms part of our round trips. Please ask for good-value packages in combination with the Westin hotel, rental villas or other attractive hotels on Costa Rica’s sunny coast.

Distances

  • Tamarindo:approx. 10 km / 20 minutes by car
  • Tamarindo Airstrip:approx. 7 km / 15 minutes by car
  • Liberia Airport:approx. 1 hour by car
  • San José:approx. 5 hours by car / 50 minutes flight time
  • Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course:approx. 15 km / 30 minutes by car
  • Four Seasons Golf Course:approx. 1 hour by car
  • Valle del Sol Golf Course:approx. 5 hours by car / 50 minutes flight time

Important facts

  • Golf Course Name: Reserva Conchal Golf Club
  • Designed by:Robert Trent Jones II
  • Holes: 18
  • Field length in yards:7021
  • Course Rating74,9 / 137
  • Total Par: 71
  • Buggy hire available: Yes
  • Caddies available: No

Hole

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

Yardage

317

442

474

592

216

435

535

181

422

454

189

435

448

404

154

557

210

556

Par

4

4

4

5

3

4

5

3

4

4

3

4

4

4

3

5

3

5

Visitors welcome
No minimum handicap required,everybody can play

 

Hotels

 

Tango Mar

If you are looking for calmness, this is the place. Great location, beautiful views and well-maintained grounds. There are plenty of things to see and do in the area. However, if you like it here, there are also lounger chairs and hammocks all around the resort where you can simply do nothing at all but wait for your drink. It’s really all up to you!

Tango Mar is located on an incredibly beautiful beach which is definitely worth the drive here.

Number of rooms

  • 18 Beachfront Rooms
  • 12 Tropical Suites
  • 5 Tiki Suites
  • 4 Villas
  • 39 rooms altogether

The owners of Tango Mar have changed the traditional Tango Mar into a fantastic, exotic boutique hotel. There is a gourmet restaurant for breakfast and dinner overlooking the Pacific Ocean, ideal for fancy dinners at sunset, and a swimming pool for a refreshing dip after a long day out. A wide choice of excursions and activities can be booked at the hotel’s tour desk. Tango Mar offers three different types of rooms, all of them with great views.

A large property located in the south of the Nicoya Peninsula and right in front of Playa Quizales. The hotel facilities are located close to the beach, while the golf course, some villas and a fantastic lookout point are located above the cliffs. Paquera, the village where the ferry arrives, is 45 minutes away from the hotel. It takes 25 minutes to get to Tambor airstrip. Montezuma and Cabo Blanco National Park are 12 km away from Tango Mar.

Transfer Time:

3.5 to 4 hours from San José depending on the waiting time at the ferry. If you choose to fly, it takes 25 minutes to Tambor’s airstrip and from there 15 minutes by car to Tango Mar.

Our Opinion

An ideal place that is both luxurious and quiet for beach holidays in a beautiful, exotic environment.

Los Sueños Marriott

The Los Sueños Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort is located directly on the Central Pacific coast on a 445 hectare property covered by tropical forest. Its elegant colonial style architecture is really impressive and offers the guests high-quality facilities and service during their stay. Just a 1 ½-hour drive from the international airport Juan Santamaría, this is the perfect retreat for a luxurious weekend.

Number of Rooms

  • Deluxe Rainforest ViewRoom: 82
  • Deluxe Garden Terrace Room: 28
  • Deluxe Ocean View Room: 52
  • Deluxe Partial Ocean View Room with Balcony: 11
  • Deluxe Ocean Front View Room with Balcony : 18
  • Presidential Suite: 1

The hotel is located on the Central Pacific Coast at the gorgeous Herradura Beach. The Los Sueños Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort is one of Costa Rica’s most luxurious hotels and resorts.Just an hour from San José you can enjoy this impressive colonial-style beach hotel surrounded by tropical forest and beautiful gardens. TheLos Sueños Marriott offers activities for all tastes, including an 18-hole golf course designed by Ted Robinson, La Iguana Golf Course, that offers a good combination of short and long fairways. The best about this course are the surroundings – the tropical forest bustling with monkeys, scarlet macaws and other exotic animals, lively colours and scenic landscapes make each game an unforgettable experience.

Thanks to the hotel’s location close to excellent offshore fishing grounds and several modern boats, avid fishermen will also find ideal conditions. Besides, other excursions and water sports are offered. Families with children can choose from a wide range of care and entertainment options even for the youngest. After an adventurous day out, you can relax in the luxury spa and allow yourself to be spoiled with high-quality ecological products, or enjoy the casino, the tennis and volleyball courts or walking paths. The gastronomical offer is very varied, too – the different restaurants on site serve international and local dishes in upscale or laid-back atmosphere. Take your pick! The staff of this luxury hotel with 202 rooms will do everything they can to make your holiday an unforgettable one from the very first moment.

Transfer time

1 hour 15 minutes by car from the international airport Juan Santamaría, just 1 hour from the Manuel Antonio National Park and 45 minutes to the Carara National Park in Jacó.

Our opinion

Thanks to its location, the hotel Los Suenos Marriott is the ideal starting point for your holiday in Costa Rica. An unforgettable stay with many lovely details, attentive service and really welcoming staff awaits you.

Four Seasons Costa Rica

The Four Seasons is Costa Rica’s most classy luxury resort. It is located in the middle of a remote nature reserve on the tip of the Papagayo peninsula on the North Pacific coast and has two gorgeous private beaches with light sand and gentle waves. Its location makes this hotel a unique holiday destination in Costa Rica – a peaceful place that exceeds even the highest expectations.

Number of Rooms

  • Terraza Room: 30
  • Brisa Room: 30
  • Cielo-Room: 60
  • Canopy Suite (one bedroom): 15
  • Canopy Plunge Pool Suite (one bedroom): 6
  • Canopy Premier Plunge Pool Suite (three bedrooms) 3
  • Pacifico Two-Bedroom Resort Residence: 4
  • Pacifico Three-Bedroom Resort Residence: 5
  • One-Bedroom Residence Villa with Plunge Pool: 1
  • Two-Bedroom Residence Villa with Plunge Pool: 3
  • Three-Bedroom Residence Villa with Plunge Pool: 16

The resort is situated at the narrowest part of the Culebra Bay in the Papagayo Gulf, overlooking the bay on one side and the Pacific on the other. It is surrounded by dense forest and offers stunning views.

This impressive luxury hotel has been built according to the principle of environmental integration. Its majestic structure perfectly matches the surrounding forest and makes it a cosy, memorable beach hotel. The many leisure and entertainment offers include a golf course designed by Arnold Palmer and unequalled in the region. From 14 of the 18 holes you can enjoy a stunning view of the ocean. Golfers of all levels will enjoy the five drives on one of the most beautiful world-class golf courses.

Afterwards you can relax in the modern spa and allow yourself to be spoiled with excellent service while refreshing mind and body. There are also 4 swimming pools at your disposal, one of them 1000 m² large with a view of the coast and another, smaller one especially for children.

On the premises you will find numerous great facilities created to meet even the highest expectations, among them well-kept gardens and spacious rooms harmonically decorated with native woods and natural stone reflecting the beauty of the surrounding nature. Every room has a comfortable balcony or a terrace offering a nice view of either the garden or the sea. The gastronomic offer with its three separate areas (elegant, informal and tropical) is among the region’s best. Enjoy different Latin American and Italian delicacies made from fresh, local produce – an unforgettable culinary experience.

Transfer Time

The hotel is a 35-minute drive from the international airport Daniel Oduber in Liberia.

Our Opinion

Exquisite design, spectacular surroundings and outstanding service make your stay a unique and unforgettable one.

The Westin Playa Conchal

This luxurious resort and spa with all-inclusive service is characterised by elegance, sophistication, exclusive service and beautiful natural surroundings. Despite the large size of the premises, personalised attention and lots of privacy for the guests go without saying. The resort is located right in front of one of Costa Rica’s most beautiful beaches, Playa Conchal, with turquoise waters and sand of millions of small shells – without doubt a gorgeous scenery for spending an unforgettable holiday.

Number of Rooms

  • 249 Deluxe Junior Suites
  • 33 Family Junior Suites
  • 84 Royal Beach Rooms
  • 18 Royal Beach Suites
  • 20 Royal Beach Junior Suites/Bungalows
  • 2 Royal Beach Villa Suites/Bungalows
  • 406 altogether

The Westin Playa Conchal is situated on the North Pacific coast, next to the idyllic beach Playa Conchal, in the province of Guanacaste.

Experience untroubled holidays during your stay in Costa Rica. The Westin Resort and Spa, also known for being one of the best world-class golf resorts in the whole of Central America, offers an 18-hole golf course with par 71 designed by Robert Trent Jones II. From the very first drive surrounded by an incredible scenery, your mind and body will feel refreshed. Enjoy the wonderful site – it does not matter if you want to relax, have adventures, pass time with your family, spend your honeymoon or play golf, this hotel meets even the highest expectations.

The numerous offers at this hotel include 9 different restaurants serving national and international dishes for all tastes. Children can have fun in the Kids Club with various entertainment programmes and activities, sports fans will appreciate the fully equipped hotel gym, and those seeking quiet and relaxation can immerse in the world-class spa. Spend some pleasant days of pure indulgence in an all-inclusive hotel and allow yourself to be spoiled with excellent service by the friendly staff.

Transfer Time

The Westin Golf Resort & Spa Playa Conchal is located at 45 minutes (60km) from the international airport in Liberia. The local airstrip in Tamarindo is just a 15-minute drive away.

Our Opinion

This exquisitely equipped resort is the perfect place for a luxurious stay at one of the country’s prettiest beaches.

JW Marriott Resort & Spa

Get ready to let yourself be spoiled by the incredible luxury this hotel has to offer! The JW Marriot in Guanacaste is a paradise for golfers and vacation guests who truly value the exclusiveness of a renowned holiday resort. In front of the hotel complex guests can enjoy the beautiful Mansita beach, as well as the Hacienda Pinilla golf course directly next to it. Within the hotel complex immaculate lawns, grand courtyards, and luxurious extras fully enrich the guests’ experience.

Anzahl der Zimmer:

  • 95 Garden View Deluxe Rooms
  • 57 Pool View Deluxe Rooms
  • 105 Ocean View Deluxe Rooms
  • 32 Ocean Front Deluxe Rooms
  • 8 One Bedroom Suite Garden View
  • 7 One Bedroom Suite Ocean View
  • 5 One Bedroom Suite Ocean Front
  • 1 Presidential Suite
  • 310 altogether

This hotel is known as one of the most exclusive and luxurious resorts in all of Latin America. A wide range of swimming pools, such as overflow pools and kids’ pools, equipped with a pool bar, sun loungers and sun umbrellas, offer guests a very unique opportunity to relax. Four different types of restaurants are available, including a steakhouse and an Asian restaurant. Furthermore, a pub, a fitness centre and a spa with 22 treatment rooms, massages and many soothing health and beauty treatments complete the list of extravagant features this exclusive resort has to offer. A kids’ club provides the younger guests with plenty of fun activities. One of the major attractions of this resort is the neighbouring 72-par and 18-hole, waterfront golf course of the Hacienda Pinilla with a green fee.

  • A spa with 22 treatment rooms and a wide range of treatments is available.
  • Family activities such as cycling, jogging, hiking, sauna, solarium, snorkelling, table tennis, volleyball, and a fitness centre are available
  • Kids’ activities such as board games, cooking courses, building kites, environmental activities and treasure hunts are available.

Located directly by the serene Mansita beach on the northwestern coast of Guanacaste, in the region of Santa Cruz, the hotel is merely a 20 min. car ride from Tamarindo. The resort is a part of the Hacienda Pinilla, a “rustic luxury“ in the typical Guanacaste style with marvellous beaches and vast, green lawns ideal for both guests seeking a relaxed beach vacation and golf enthusiasts. From May till December the vegetation all over the luxurious complex is lush and from January till April it is rather dry.

Transfer time

A 4 – 5 hour car ride from San José, 50 min. from the Tamarindo air strip (flight duration from San José to Tamarindo: 30 min.), or a 1 hour car ride from Liberia’s international airport.

Our opinion

This luxurious and exclusive beach hotel with its traditional colonial, Hacienda style is an excellent choice for all golf enthusiasts.

Direct Flights in Costa Rica

Fortunatelly, Costa Rica has a wide range of flights from many parts of the world. You can find direct flights from North, Central and South America. Recently, several European airlines have included direct connections to their flight plans, offering an even more comfortable journey to Costa Rica. Panama City and various U.S. hubs are the most used, but other countries could offer the best flight connection for your travel plans.

Find more information of direct flights available from Europe and South America here.

Direct Flights

For your journey from Zurich (ZRH) to San José (SJO) we recommend you especially Edelweiss Air.

Advantages:

  • Golf baggage for free
  • Non-stop flight
  • Connecting flights from over 40 European cities with SWISS.

Flights can be booked easily at Edelweiss Air: flyedelweiss.com

Contact Information

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Address

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San José, Costa Rica

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