Iguana vs Garrobo: A Lizard by Any Other Name

Posted on: January 21st, 2011 by Sugar

There are lizards of all colours and sizes scurrying and clambering throughout Guanacaste, but most notable are the large, imposing, spiny-backed iguanas that can be found solemnly basking in the sun, or munching on bright red hibiscus flowers. Locals will More…

The Bold and Beautiful Magpie Jay

Posted on: January 11th, 2011 by Sugar

The white-throated magpie jay is one of Sugar Beach’s more flamboyant – and brazen – visitors.  Large birds, measuring up to two feet, with regal blue and white plumage, black necklace and a dainty crest, they are eminently photogenic and More…

Vacation Unplugged

Posted on: December 9th, 2010 by Sugar

In a networked world, going on vacation can be a lot like staying put: emails, roaming cell phone calls and telecommuting can downright drown your time away in a barrage of working-world demands.  And yet, in these times of 24-hour More…