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Leatherback Turtles: Lords of the Sea

Posted on: January 23rd, 2017 by Sugar

We share our planet with an ancient family, one that has witnessed the rise and fall of the dinosaurs and the birth and ascent of humanity. For more than 150 million years the Leatherback sea turtle has lived in the More…

Help girls break the cycle of poverty

Posted on: October 31st, 2016 by Sugar

A sad fact about beautiful Guanacaste: it’s the poorest province in Costa Rica and women and girls in particular feel the burden. Single mothers are commonly the sole earners for large families, with domestic violence a constant problem. The teenage More…

Guest Photos

Posted on: April 1st, 2016 by Sugar

We have the best guests in the world and they make us look fabulous.


Posted on: September 24th, 2015 by Sugar

Photo by Zoraida Diaz

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.

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…

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.

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…

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…

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.

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.

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…

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…

For the Love of Monkeys

Posted on: May 21st, 2012 by Sugar

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…

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…

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.

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…

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…

Monkey Bridge Fundraiser a Howling Success!

Posted on: July 1st, 2011 by Sugar

Last week’s monkey bridge fundraiser has come and gone, and it was, if we dare say it, a howling success!  More than 75 people from the Potrero, Surfside and Flamingo communities came out to support our cause.  Thanks to their More…

Monkey Benefit – Please Join Us!

Posted on: June 15th, 2011 by Sugar

Our monkeys thank you.

Sugar Beach Hosts Open Water Swimmer

Posted on: May 8th, 2011 by Sugar

Even tsunami warnings won’t faze open water swimmer Renate Herberger, who earlier this year made Playa Potrero one of her stopovers, as she swam the entire Pacific coast of Costa Rica to draw attention to the plight of the oceans.   More…