La Iguana Golf Course at the Los Sueños Marriott - 17th Hole
La Iguana Golf Course at the Los Sueños Marriott - 17th Hole

Do you like golf? You've come to the right place - Costa Rica is chock full of amazing fairways! The La Iguana Costa Rica Golf Course is nestled between an exotic rainforest and sprawling ocean views, and I've had the pleasure of sitting up in the trees watching golfers tee off many times. From the golfers I've seen here, it seems like a very challenging course, but no one seems to mind because it's one of the country's (and possibly world's) most exotic. The 18-hole, par-72 championship course is a golfer's dream, and is actually a great place to spot some wildlife - hey, I like to hang out in the forests here, and I've seen macaws and monkeys in the region also!

Other famous golf spot, Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course
Other famous golf spot, Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course

The Resort

La Iguana Golf Course is located in one of Costa Rica's newest and most extravagant luxury resorts, Los Suenos. Deemed one of the world's best by Travel + Leisure, this resort also boasts several restaurants, a casino, spa and much more. The course was landscaped specifically to include the native, exotic animals that populate the Playa Herradura region. You'll see plenty of birds, too - there are more than 150 resident species here. Just be sure to watch out for the local fauna during your game - you don't want to get your ball stolen by a monkey!!

Los Suenos Resort in Herradura Beach and background Jaco Beach
Los Suenos Resort in Herradura Beach and background Jaco Beach

Workin on your Game

Designed by Ted Robinson, the 6,698-yard course is Costa Rica's most scenic. But it is very challenging, so don't be too shy to get a PGA-certified golf professional's instruction while here. You can improve your game with the help of the most innovative video system around. You can learn the best practices for pitching, chipping, putting and dynamic golf strategy. If I had opposable thumbs, I'd take a lesson!

Other beautiful Golf Spot, Hacienda Pinilla
Other beautiful Golf Spot, Hacienda Pinilla

Take a Walk

You can take in the whole environment with the La Iguana Experience. Visitors of this resort can take a leisurely stroll or hike to explore the abundant flora and fauna in the jungle. Hey, you might just run into me or one of my friends along the way! Guided tours are perfect for you if you want to come visit this resort, but still want to experience all the wildlife in Costa Rica. Plus, it gives golfers an advantage because they can get a one-of-a-kind look at the course from the rainforest.

If you're looking for a Costa Rica all inclusive resort to stay in, there's nothing like Los Suenos. Plus, can you think of a better place to hit the green?