Hike For the Cure

Posted on: October 23rd, 2012 by Sugar

After the hike join us at Hotel Sugar Beach for a benefit dinner with proceeds going to Elige Vivir and ANASOVI. The evening event starts at 7:00 pm.

Sensational Sunsets

Posted on: October 8th, 2012 by Sugar

We don’t mean to brag (we totally do), but we know sunsets and the sunsets you’ll find at Sugar Beach will take your breath away. Like snowflakes, no two are quite alike. Please take a stroll through a very short More…

Honeymoon Special

Posted on: September 22nd, 2012 by Sugar

Is it your dream to Honeymoon on a pristine secluded beach in one of the world’s most exotic and naturally beautiful locations? Then we have an enticing offer for you! Our Honeymoon Special includes three nights in a Master Suite, More…

Independence Day

Posted on: September 12th, 2012 by Sugar

September 15 is Independence Day in Costa Rica, commemorating the day in 1821 when the authorities in Guatemala declared all of Central America independent of Spanish rule. The celebrations begin on September 14, when students, parents, and teachers go out More…

Guaitil Pottery: A 5,000 Year Old Tradition

Posted on: August 22nd, 2012 by Sugar

The town of Guaitil, located in San Vicente de Nicoya, Guanacaste, has for more than 5,000 years produced some of the world’s most stunning pottery. Today, residents use the same traditional and ancestral techniques of the Chorotega indigenous groups, a More…

Mother’s Day in Costa Rica

Posted on: August 14th, 2012 by Sugar

Mother’s Day, or Dia de la Madre, is an important holiday in Costa Rica. It falls on August 15, the Feast of the Assumption, which for Catholics marks the day that the Virgin Mary ascended to Heaven at the end More…

188 years of traditions and culture

Posted on: July 20th, 2012 by Sugar

This July 25 Guanacaste celebrates 188 years of being part of Costa Rica. What makes this day so special? We have fiestas, dances, parades, bull rides, and of course plenty of tasty food. But what all of this truly means More…

Join us for Art Week, September 22 – 30

Posted on: July 10th, 2012 by Sugar

Are you an aspiring painter? Whether you’re a mid-range artist, a novice, or simply have a notion that you’d like to paint, we have a wonderful opportunity for you to explore your passion. What better place to get started than More…

Day of the Tree

Posted on: June 18th, 2012 by Sugar

In commemoration of Arbor Day, the nonprofit organization Abriendo Mentes brought together local community leaders and a highly spirited group of 4th graders to plant trees in the surrounding area of the soccer field. Staff from the Hotels Sugar Beach, More…

For the Love of Monkeys

Posted on: May 21st, 2012 by Sugar
Baby Howler Monkey

At Hotel Sugar Beach we take our responsibility to our neighbors very seriously. Our neighbors include the residents of Portreo and greater Guanacaste, as well as the wildlife which inhabits our grounds, sea, sky and tree tops. In service to More…

Wedding Styles / Stylish Weddings

Posted on: May 7th, 2012 by Sugar

Not all beach weddings are alike. While they share a similarity of decor – the sun, the surf, the proximity of vibrant nature – the individuals at the heart of the ceremony bring their unique selves to the celebration. By More…

May Day Tribute

Posted on: April 27th, 2012 by Sugar

If you are traveling in Latin America on the first day of May, you can expect to find banks, government offices, stores, post offices and businesses closed as people celebrate the Día Internacional Del Trabajo, or International Workers Day. Costa More…

Sofia’s Turtles

Posted on: April 25th, 2012 by Sugar

As we transition from Dry Season, also known as High Season, we’ve asked our staff to relay some of their favorite experiences. This one comes from manager Sophia Granados Chaverri, a city girl who has learned to love nature at More…

Blooms of Costa Rica

Posted on: April 20th, 2012 by Sugar

Some of our favorite flowers and blossoms which reach their peak of beauty during dry season.

A Great Season

Posted on: April 15th, 2012 by Sugar

Semana Santa marked the end of the dry season, when the higher volume of travelers seeking sun, the sea and warmer temperatures travel to Guanacaste. This year, the hotel staff would like to say thank you to all of our More…

Every Year On Good Friday

Posted on: April 4th, 2012 by Sugar

Easter, throughout the greatly Catholic countries of Latin America, is celebrated with masses, processions and the traditional rites that accompany the resurrection of Christ next Sunday. In Costa Rica the Metropolitan Cathedral in San Jose started the week’s festivities with More…

Spring Special At Sugar Beach

Posted on: March 20th, 2012 by Sugar

Welcome to Costa Rica! Need an excuse for a relaxing spring getaway to one of the top beaches in Costa Rica? How is this for a tempting bargain: Beginning April 12 your stay at Hotel Sugar Beach is just $79 More…

Bare-Throated Tiger Heron, a Costa Rica Specialty

Posted on: March 11th, 2012 by Sugar

The photograph of this Bare-throated Tiger Heron, Tigrisoma mexicanum, was taken by Hotel Sugar Beach waiter and up and coming nature photographer Manfred Jimenez. Manfred took this stunning photograph by the estuary on Penca Beach, just two small coves away More…

Care of the Monkeys

Posted on: March 5th, 2012 by Sugar

Last week our own Sophia and Yeimy visited with Potrero elementary school students to speak with them about the importance of protecting our native monkeys. One of the key ways we can help our monkey neighbors is by installing special More…

Tico Chef

Posted on: February 22nd, 2012 by Sugar

Gorgeous photos by Marco Gonzalez Murillo, a wonderful chef we know from San Jose. Please visit his blog to see more.

Sugar Beach Turtle

Posted on: February 13th, 2012 by Sugar

Our own little tortuga makes his way to the sea. Good luck and God speed!

Eco Friendly Weddings

Posted on: January 27th, 2012 by Sugar

With its exotic flora and pristine beaches Costa Rica has long been a popular choice for destination weddings. At Hotel Sugar Beach we host dozens of wedding events each year and many of the couples we have met along the More…

January in Guanacaste

Posted on: January 15th, 2012 by Sugar

January in Guanacaste

The Wedding of Ana and Eduardo

Posted on: December 12th, 2011 by Sugar

We offer our heartfelt best wishes to Ana and Eduardo Montero who celebrated their wedding with us on December 10, ushering in what promises to be a summer filled with beaming brides and proud grooms. For those of you contemplating More…

Hummingbird Wars: Size Doesn’t Really Matter

Posted on: November 28th, 2011 by Sugar

There are few birds that draw gasps of delight quite like the hummingbird. With deft, precise motions, these brightly coloured birdlets move quickly from flower to flower, wasting no time in extracting the sugar-rich nectar they depend on for energy. More…

The Wedding of Lindsay and Chino

Posted on: November 15th, 2011 by Sugar

A lovely video from the wedding of Lindsay and Chino, a celebration that brought together family and friends from all over the U.S. and Costa Rica. Don’t they make a beautiful couple?

November Special

Posted on: October 24th, 2011 by Sugar

In November, Hotel Sugar Beach is teaming up with Pura Vida Ride to offer our guests the best adventure tours Costa Rica has to offer, at an unbeatable price – free. Just book three nights at our pristine beach front More…

Twilight of the Turtles

Posted on: October 20th, 2011 by Sugar

There is a reason the leatherback turtle looks so ancient. As a species, she has lived on the earth for more than 65 million years, since the time of the dinosaurs. The oldest and largest living reptile, the average leatherback More…

Six Day Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Posted on: October 14th, 2011 by Sugar

Hotel Sugar Beach is proud to host a six day yoga and spiritual retreat with don Miguel Ruiz and his son don Jose Ruiz, November 27 – December 3. This week-long Experience Magnificence and Freedom Retreat includes: Full accommodations for More…

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…