Until recently fishing the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica meant roughing it. Not limited amenities, virtually none at all. Enter William Royster. Exhausted from battling a 700-pound marlin, he gazed ashore at the 1,100-acre cattle ranch that is now the resort-hence Los Sueños, "The Dreams" in Spanish. Construction began in 1997 and the Marriott Ocean & Golf Resort greeted its first guests at the millennium. A year later a well-protected 200-slip marina opened, accommodating yachts to 200 feet with floating docks, reliable power, and in-and-out storage for boats to 30 feet, with marine supplies and facilities on par with any destination marina in the States. Nearby Jacù, a $6 cab ride away, offers shopping, casinos, night life, even surfing schools for first-timers and their grommets.