Archive for February, 2011

Summer Blooms

Posted on: February 25th, 2011 by Sugar

Along with gusting winds and dry sunny days, summer on Costa Rica’s northern Pacific coast also brings a profusion of colour to relieve the endless sea of green that marks the rainy season.  December’s infrequent rains give way to January’s More…

Summer Fruit

Posted on: February 19th, 2011 by Sugar

The tropics are well known for their abundance of delicious fruit, and many of the dishes and drinks at the Sugar Beach Hotel restaurant reflect Costa Rica’s seasonal offerings.  Whether it’s a simple garnish of puckery-sweet starfruit, plucked fresh from More…

Fiesta Season in Full Swing

Posted on: February 8th, 2011 by Sugar

Fiesta means party in Spanish, and it is also the name for the lively celebrations of Guanacaste culture that take place each year at the height of summer.  Bearing some resemblance to the carnivals of yore, they are replete with More…

Coatimundi the Clever Forager

Posted on: February 3rd, 2011 by Sugar

No matter where there are humans, there is a raccoon-like creature that will eventually come sniffing around, and the Sugar Beach hotel grounds are no exception.  Our resident foragers are the Coatimundi – known locally as pizote – and this More…