COSTA RICA – 2nd October 2017: Stay at the stunning All Inclusive 5* Dreams Las Mareas – 2 weeks – €2289pp

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Having opened its doors on 1st November 2014, this is the first hotel on Costa Rican soil from luxury chain Dreams Resorts & Spas. Like all Dreams hotels, the Las Mareas operates the ‘Unlimited-Luxury®’ all inclusive programme, which means nearly everything is included – from gourmet meals through to fine wines by way of top-shelf spirits

This luxury hotel is tucked in an away-from-it-all spot on a private stretch of beach. Plus, it boasts a first-class spa and dining scene.

‘Contemporary’ and ‘stylish’ – these seem to have been the watchwords foremost in the architect’s mind when designing this high-end retreat. One of the latest additions to Costa Rica’s burgeoning hotel scene, the Dreams Las Mareas is the talk of the town, boasting a lagoon-like pool scene, a top spa and a first-class restaurant line-up.

In terms of location, the hotel is set on a golden swathe of private beach and is entirely cocooned by mountains and jungle. As such, it enjoys a wonderfully secluded, off-the-beaten-track setting, making it the perfect choice if you’re really looking to leave civilisation behind and get away from it all.

THE OFFER:
All flights
1 Night at airport hotel
Airport taxes
Resort Transfers
Junior Suite Room
All Inclusive

€2289pp

Your Junior Suite:

Facilities:

    • Audio Dock
    • Balcony/Terrace with Private Whirlpool
    • Bathrobes
    • Double Bedroom
    • King-size Bed
    • Minibar
    • Mountain View (Upgrades available please ask for details)
    • Safety Deposit Box
    • Shower in Bath
    • Slippers
    • Tea or Coffee-making Facilities
    • WC
    • Wi-Fi

Two lagoon-like pools sit firmly at the heart of this sweeping complex. They’re criss-crossed by bridges and surrounded by palms, and come complete with a kids’ waterslide. The dining scene is worth a mention, too. There are 8 speciality restaurants in all, as well as 6 bars and lounges. The Dreams Spa by Pevonia® offers a huge selection of treatments including Swedish massage and papaya and pineapple pedicures.

FOOD & DRINK

As well as 24-hour room service, the hotel has 8 speciality restaurants to its name, 5 of which are à la carte. There’s also a buffet, a grill and a café. The Unlimited-Luxury® package on offer here means that breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks are all part of the package. And as you’d expect from a hotel of this calibre, this is wristband-free territory.

  • El Patio restaurantWith its oversized star-like Moorish lamps and low-slung tables and chairs, this eatery serves up Mexican specialities. It’s open for evening meals. When it comes to the dress code, men need to wear full-length trousers, and sleeveless shirts and flipflops are a no-no.
  • Himitsu – Asian fusion restaurantWith its funky bar stools, obsidian black walls and purple neon strips, this restaurant is like a little bit of downtown Tokyo in Costa Rica. Expect authentic Oriental dishes.The dress code follows the theme of casual elegance here – think trainers or sandals, and full-length trousers for men. It’s a ‘no’ for sleeveless shirts and flip-flops, though.
  • Oceana – seafood restaurantWith its bright and breezy design and summery colours, this place serves up from-the-net-fresh seafood. In keeping with the relaxed vibe, long shorts, trainers and sandals are all fine to wear. That said, ladies will need to wear a cover-up over swimwear, and sleeveless shirts are a no-no for the men.
  • Portofino – Italian restaurantSwathed in elegant neutrals, this high-end Italian serves traditional fare inspired by ‘the Boot’. Just so you know, men need to wear full-length trousers here, and you can’t wear sleeveless shirts or flip-flops. Trainers are fine, though.
  • Seaside GrillAs the name suggests, this place comes with a side-order of sea views. The menu features grilled specialities and tropical cocktails. In keeping with the relaxed beach vibe, things like Bermuda shorts, trainers and sandals are fine to wear. That said, ladies will need to wear a cover-up over swimwear, and shirts with sleeves are a must for men.
  • World CaféThis is the main buffet serving international dishes. It’s nothing like a traditional hotel buffet – the décor of the restaurant alone looks like something from a high-end dining establishment in London. In terms of dress code, you’ll be fine with long shorts, trainers and sandals here. It’s worth remembering, though, that swimwear needs to be covered and sleeveless shirts are a no-no.
  • Barefoot GrillSet by the infinity pool, this is the place to head for a quick snack, light bites and grilled fish.
  • Coco CaféCoffee is the name of the game at this café that also does a mean line in pastries and deli snacks.

ENTERTAINMENT

The hotel boasts six bars and lounges where you can relax in with a cocktail come sundown. There are also themed parties, live music and night-time shows from time to time.

  • Big-screen movies
  • Weekly beach party
  • Theme nights and parties
  • Desires – music lounge and nightclub

SPORTS & ACTIVITIES

Down by the beach, you can enjoy snorkelling and kayaking while back at the hotel you can head to the state-of-the-art fitness centre that’s kitted out with exercise bikes, treadmills and weight machines. For kids, there’s the hotel-run Explorer’s Club – a fully supervised children’s programme – while teens can hang out in the Core Zone.

  • Cooking and cocktail classes
  • Dance lessons
  • Spanish lessons
  • Beach football
  • ‘Beach Olympics’ competitions
  • Boccia
  • Table tennis
  • Wildlife watching
  • Jogging
  • Introductory scuba diving lessonYou’ll get an introductory scuba diving lesson in the pool as part of your All Inclusive package.
  • Non-motorised watersports
  • Snorkelling
  • Water polo
  • Water aerobics
  • Kayaking
  • Kitesurfing*
  • Excursions*The hotel offers up a selection of trips including scuba diving, fishing trips, sailing and snorkelling, stand-up paddle boarding and surfing.

*Local fee

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BOOK TODAY ON 059 8633 836

IAN WALSH
Travel Counsellors
059 8633 836
ian.walsh@travelcounsellors.com
http://www.travelcounsellors.ie/ian.walsh

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