Archive for September, 2011

All Hail the Gumbo Limbo!

Posted on: September 12th, 2011 by Sugar

There is magic in the trees. Or if not strictly magic, than certainly wonder, when one is talking about the ubiquitous Gumbo Limbo, a tree so robust that its cut branches will easily sprout when stuck in the ground. Because More…

Descent Into the Past: Barra Honda National Park

Posted on: September 8th, 2011 by Sugar

The Barra Honda National Park in the heart of the Nicoya Peninsula may appear unassuming at first glance, but beneath the sprawling backdrop of dry tropical forest and chattering monkeys a buried treasure lies waiting to be explored: a network More…

Butterfly Garden

Posted on: September 4th, 2011 by Sugar

In June we reported that Sugar Beach was revamping its gardens by installing plants that are native to Guanacaste. These species are well adapted to the local cycles of rain and drought, and they play a key role in supporting More…