After arriving in the nation’s capital city of San Jose, most visitors will head either for Los Sueños Resort Marina or the seaside community of Quepos, about 45 minutes south of Los Sueños. Los Sueños hosts one of the largest charter fleets in the nation, plus a variety of available condos in addition to a Marriott resort. Rent a golf cart and you’ll never have to leave the resort; there’s fishing, dining and drinking, shopping, sightseeing and even golf available right on property. Meanwhile, Quepos is the gateway to Manuel Antonio, one of the nation’s best-loved nature parks. The guided rainforest tours are not to be missed, especially for any budding naturalists in the family, and the white-faced monkeys, colorful toucans and elusive sloths are kid favorites. Picturesque hotels and great local restaurants abound in the hills above Quepos as well.