• Joey Amato

Marriott Hotels in Costa Rica Offer New Free Cultural and Adventure Experiences

Marriott International hotels await travelers in Costa Rica with experiences that will bring them closer to the local culture, adventure and natural wealth that characterizes this Central American country, so that during their visit they can not only relax but also enjoy the unique characteristics of each Costa Rican destination.


Near the country's main airport, Juan Santamaria, Costa Rica Marriott Hacienda Belen located in the central part of the Pacific coast, launched the Taste of Place program, which includes tastings where guests can learn about honey, coffee and chocolate, as well as participating in workshops with local artists, at no additional cost.


To carry out these experiences, the hotels joined forces with small national companies who develop innovative products in an artisanal way, such is the case of Organikos and Pollen Keepers.


In the afternoons, guests are guided by experts during a tasting of products from the national brand Organikos, representing the main coffee growing regions of Costa Rica, as well as four individual farms, each with a unique flavor that reflects the soil, the weather and post-harvest processing styles unique to those locations. This company is characterized by investing all its profits in the regeneration of the bird's habitat.


During the honey tasting sessions, honey is tasted by a small national company: Pollen Keepers, run by a Costa Rican family with a long history of beekeeping, including coffee flower honey and various infusions, all with a unique essence of Costa Rica.


In addition to the gastronomic activities, there are face-to-face and virtual workshops with artists from the Wagat Cooperative, who produce pieces of great beauty from recycled material. The class is taught by a group of women whose motto is "Your garbage, our raw material", who shape pieces of jewelry as well as other items.


“We know that while travelers enjoy a resort with all the amenities and comforts, they look for options that, in parallel, offer peace of mind by complying with strict hygiene protocols and the opportunity to connect with the destination they visit, learn about culture and return home enriched by these interactions” said Sarines Oliva, Director of Sales and Marketing of Costa Rica Marriott Hacienda Belen.


Costa Rica Marriott Hacienda Belen is a unique hotel in the capital, due to its colonial hacienda style, surrounded by coffee plantations and extensive gardens, refreshing pools, golf driving range, spa, and restaurants with Costa Rican and international cuisine.


Fly to the beach with the new zipline at W Costa Rica


In Guanacaste, the beach province in the north of the country, the W Costa Rica has a new way for guests to move from the lobby to the Zona Azul beach club, and it's by canopy! Now, by visiting this hotel, you have the possibility to enjoy this free attraction from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., which will allow you to enjoy an impressive view. The W Costa Rica canopy is available every day of the week for people over 5 years old.


And for the more adventurous, the Aerial Adventure at Reserva Conchal is also available, within the same property where the hotel is located. It is an attraction to enjoy the dry forest from the ground to the air through trails, an 8-wire canopy circuit, a Tibetan bridge and tree climbing. This activity can be booked upon arrival at the hotel.


“At W Costa Rica we are disruptive, dynamic, we like to get out of the conventional, that is why we launched this attraction called Fly to the Beach, a way to move from the living room to the Zona Azul Beach Club. Now guests can take that canopy tour at lunchtime, an opportunity to appreciate from the air the beauty of the dry forest and the sea” said Hernan Binaghi, general manager of the hotel.


W Costa Rica is a hotel located in front of Playa Conchal, one of the most beautiful beaches in the country. It is a luxury property with a design inspired by local culture, which guests will be able to notice from their first contact with the hotel to in each of the rooms and other spaces. Being the only resort-style W Hotel in Central America, the W Costa Rica is surrounded by abundant dry forest, so you can observe a variety of animals during your visit. It has restaurants of national and international cuisine, spa, swimming pools and other facilities.