Halloween or Dia de la Mascarada?

Posted on: October 31st, 2014 by Sugar

In Costa Rica, as in many countries around the world, October 31 is a day for dress up. But that doesn’t just mean the ghosts and ghouls of Halloween. The traditional holiday that falls at the end of this month More…


Posted on: October 2nd, 2014 by Sugar

Hotel Sugar Beach will be closed for staff vacations during the month of October – we reopen on October 27. Our staff has done an excellent job all year and we’re pleased that they’re going to kick up their heels More…

Month of the Nation

Posted on: September 13th, 2014 by Sugar

September 15 is Independence Day in Costa Rica and the celebration extends throughout the Mes de la Patria, or Month of the Nation. It’s a time for parades and displays of patriotic colors – red, white, and blue. 193 years More…

Happy Mother’s Day, August 15

Posted on: August 10th, 2014 by Sugar

To all the mama’s of the world, Happy Mother’s Day.

Vacation Special, June – September

Posted on: May 30th, 2014 by Sugar

Now through September we have two special offers for your peaceful stay at the award-winning Hotel Sugar Beach. Our Green Season Special is a great value for families when you book two nights or more: $79* per adult $25* per More…

Picture Yourself

Posted on: April 14th, 2014 by Sugar

Sugar Beach was recently the star of a photo shoot and we thought we’d show off some of our favorites.

Modern Tropical Delights: Culinary Travel in Costa Rica

Posted on: February 25th, 2014 by Sugar

Food has always been an important ingredient in the sensual experience of travel. Whether it’s a hot fresh beignet bought on a brick street in New Orleans, or a dish of Tonkatsu you’ve waited on line for in Tokyo, what More…

The Mighty Coconut

Posted on: January 25th, 2014 by Sugar

At Sugar Beach we are surrounded by one of nature’s most powerful weapons in the fight against viruses and other ailments, including the common hangover. We are of course talking about the coconut, a mighty fruit of plenty whose root More…

Where Natural and National History Meet: Santa Rosa National Park

Posted on: January 15th, 2014 by Sugar

  The Santa Rosa National Park occupies a unique place among Costa Rica’s protected areas. In addition to being one of the last, nearly complete representations of Guanacaste’s natural heritage, it is also the site of historical drama that took More…

Hotel Sugar Beach Receives Fourth Green Leaf

Posted on: November 25th, 2013 by Sugar

A warm and hearty THANK YOU to our wonderful staff. Through their hard work and dedication to sustainability Hotel Sugar Beach received an additional Green Leaf, which makes us a Four Leaf Hotel. Since our staff was so instrumental in More…


Posted on: October 30th, 2013 by Sugar

Sugar Beach will be open this weekend, taking a break from our restorative hiatus. We can’t think of a better way to start the season than with the annual benefit, Hike for the Cure, Saturday, November 2. It’s just ¢6,000 More…

The Advantages of Napping

Posted on: September 30th, 2013 by Sugar

At the end of September our staff will take their vacations, and while they are recharging their batteries, Hotel Sugar Beach will close to undergo yearly preventative maintenance. When we re-open on November 1st the staff and the hotel will More…

Weddings Costa Rica

Posted on: August 14th, 2013 by Sugar

At Sugar Beach we know weddings. We know a wedding should be one of the happiest events in the life of any couple, and with proper planning it can also be one of the most relaxed. Relaxed? you ask. A More…

Bullfighting in Costa Rica

Posted on: July 24th, 2013 by Sugar

  What most people know about bullfighting comes from the Spanish tradition of corrida de toros, literally “running of bulls.” One thinks of the matador decked in satin and jewels, participating in a highly stylized ritual in which a bull More…

Buen Provecho special – Hit that Blue Zone!

Posted on: June 24th, 2013 by Sugar

Blue Zones are those special places on earth where people live longer than anywhere else. In Blue Zones: Nine Lessons for Living Longer, Dan Buettner writes that the traditional diet in much of Costa Rica, which consists of corn tortillas, More…

Romantic Weekend Getaway

Posted on: May 23rd, 2013 by Sugar

During the month of June, take advantage of our Romantic Weekend Special. Book any two nights and receive special pricing and extra goodies. Romance Package Includes: Dinner, Breakfast, and Lunch 1 bottle of champagne and chocolate truffles at check-in Two-night More…

Raising the Blue Flags over Sugar Beach

Posted on: May 23rd, 2013 by Sugar

The entire Hotel Sugar Beach team held a ceremony to raise the two Blue Flags at Playa Pan de Azúcar. We are proud to have these recognitions for a clean, healthy beach and for our climate change mitigation efforts.

Two Blue Flags Fly at Sugar Beach

Posted on: May 17th, 2013 by Sugar

Last month Hotel Sugar Beach received our fourth Blue Flag award in the beach category, an honor that also serves as a certificate of good health. On May 13 we received a second Blue Flag, this time in the category More…

A Beach Wedding to Dream For

Posted on: April 14th, 2013 by Sugar

Sugar Beach Hotel provides a beautiful, tranquil beach destination for all private and semi-private events. Our secluded beach is the ideal location for a sunset ceremony, and our open air, ocean view restaurant has the perfect ambience for your reception, More…

Special Events, Special Food

Posted on: April 13th, 2013 by Sugar

Sugar Beach event menus feature Costa Rican cuisine using local recipes. Naturally, fish plays a key role as mahi mahi is caught off the shores of Costa Rica, and tilapia is farmed in Guanacaste. Sauces we prepare typically compliment both More…

Easter Week / Semana Santa Specials

Posted on: March 24th, 2013 by Sugar

Chef Gilad has some fresh and delicious specials for Easter Week, known locally as Semana Santa: Po’ Boy Sandwich with Homemade Pickle and Remoulade Sauce served with Spicy Coleslaw and French Fries Shrimp Stuffed Mahi Mahi with Rich White Wine More…

New Chef, New Dinner Specials

Posted on: March 15th, 2013 by Sugar

There are a few things you can count on at Sugar Beach. The restaurant has an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean. We will never add windows or move! Six days a week, you will find Victor here and he More…

What were your first steps like?

Posted on: February 23rd, 2013 by Pablo Herrera

What were your first steps like? Your mom probably was circling you like a hawk with the video camera, your dad practically begging you to ‘come here buddy’ as if you were a dog, and you, confused why you were More…

Beach House

Posted on: January 28th, 2013 by Sugar

Now through June 15 receive a 20% discount for a 5 night stay, or a 25% discount for a 7 night stay in our newly renovated Beach House. The Beach House at Sugar Beach is located on the secluded Southern-most More…

Women’s Empowerment Program

Posted on: January 23rd, 2013 by Sugar

Hotel Sugar Beach is proud to support the Women’s Empowerment Program (Mujeres Activas de Potrero, MAP), a program created by the local non profit organization Abriendo Mentes (AM). Over the past four years we have seen the positive impact that More…

Watercolor Weekend, January 25 – 27

Posted on: December 31st, 2012 by Sugar

Discover what you can do with watercolors during our special Sugar Beach Art Weekend. The Watercolor Workshop is open to artists of all levels. The focus of this weekend course is on fundamentals. We’ll work with figure drawing and discuss More…

Join Us For Art Week, Jan. 22 – 29

Posted on: December 2nd, 2012 by Sugar

Art Week offers an inspiring small group adventure suitable for novice and experienced painters alike. Explore Costa Rica’s abundant nature, Guanacaste’s “cowboy” culture, and the quiet beauty of the northern beaches. Sketch, paint and relax. January 22 – 29 *Intinerary More…

The Walk for Cancer

Posted on: November 25th, 2012 by Sugar

On Saturday, November 17 Hotel Sugar Beach coordinated a Walk for Cancer with co-sponsors Hotel Bahia Del Sol, Las Catalinas, Lola’s Restaurant, ECOTRANS and Flamingo Beach Resort. Proceeds benefitted ANASOVI and Elige Vivir, with more than $1,400 in donations. We More…

Announcing our Tico Special

Posted on: November 12th, 2012 by Sugar

Book now for our Tico Special, just $69 per person November 18 – December 18. See our reservations page or contact info@sugar-beach.com. Sunsets on the house!

Ruta La Paz III

Posted on: November 5th, 2012 by Sugar

Hotel Sugar Beach is a proud sponsor of the Ruta La Paz III 5k & 10k race on November 10th. We’re raising funds for local scholarships at La Paz Community School.