Los Suenos Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort and Costa Rica Marriott Hacienda Belen offer guests exciting immersive experiences for 2021. The pura vida (pure or simple life) lifestyle of Costa Rica is a significant part of its culture.
Both properties offer guests the Taste of Place experience. Guests take part in local coffee and chocolate pairings, and honey tastings from Costa Rica’s agricultural regions. The gift shops at both properties feature works from local artisans for purchase. In 2021, these artisans will host in-person workshops demonstrating their craft of creating jewelry, folk art, woodwork and other handcrafts.
“As we mapped out our on-property experiences for the new year, we wanted to bring the focus to the local culture and resources that surround both properties,” said Dennis Whitelaw, area general manager, Marriott, Costa Rica. “With the creation of our Taste of Place programming and additions to our retail stores, we hope to leave travelers enchanted with the destination and all it has to offer.”
Marriott values the health and safety of its guests. The properties adhere to Marriott’s Global Cleanliness Council’s standards of cleanliness. The in-person experiences follow social distancing measures and use of masks to ensure safety for participants. Guests also have the option to participate in these experiences virtually.
For some extremely last-minute holiday gifts this year, you can still give back by gifting with the all-new Adopt an Animal program with Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium. Based in Springfield, Missouri, the museum’s virtual program allows would-be guests and nature lovers around the country to connect with the 35,000 resident animals of Wonders of Wildlife.
Step right up to the greatest show on Earth as FXExpress Publications, Global Traveler, trazeetravel.com and whereverfamily.com celebrate their 2020 award winners! Join the big top on Dec. 14 as we virtually award the winners of the 17th annual GT Tested Reader Survey awards, including the Airline and Hotel of the Year; the 17th annual Wines on the Wing Airline Wine Survey; the eighth annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards; the sixth annual The Trazees; and the third annual Wherever Awards.
New Year’s Eve is going to look a little different this year. With celebrations scaled back and reduced gatherings, people seek different ways to ring in the New Year. Whether spending the holiday in your hometown or going on a little getaway for a change of scenery, check out these cities to spend the holiday.
Travelers go on trips for various reasons: Some love to enjoy unique culinary experiences, while others want to explore new cultures and have authentic local experiences. Whatever the reason, vacations should have one thing in common — rest. In fact, healing and healthy ways to boost the immune system are trending topics now and Korean-style wellness is just what you need on future trips. At the 48 recommended wellness travel destinations in Korea, visitors can relax and recharge by enjoying different types of Korean therapy and participating in programs that seek healing in nature. Stay at home and visit Korea for a wellness vacation when it's safe to travel again.