Archive for the ‘Flora’ Category

The Best Parks in the World are in Costa Rica

Posted on: August 23rd, 2016 by Sugar

Costa Rica is home to some of the world’s most breathtaking national parks, 26 in all, places where you can behold an active volcano, see endangered wildlife in a natural habitat, and so much more. While the parks are a More…

Green Season

Posted on: July 9th, 2016 by Sugar

Costa Rica’s Green Season lasts from May to mid December. You can expect rain, and you can also expect to see the country don its most vibrant colors when even the trees seem breathe with the fullness of life.

9 Ways You Can Be an Eco-Friendly Traveler

Posted on: November 25th, 2014 by Sugar

Tourism is extremely important to the economy of Costa Rica. The travel boom began in the late 80s, and in 2012 the country played host to more than 2.3 million foreign visitors – a historical record. Tourism has contributed to 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…

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.

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…

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.

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…

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…

Day Trip to The Tenorio Volcano

Posted on: July 10th, 2011 by Sugar

Just three hours from the Hotel Sugar Beach lies one of Costa Rica’s lesser-known marvels, the Tenorio Volcano.  Though it is one of the country’s active volcanoes, it was only declared a national park in 1995.  Since then, trails have More…

Sugar Beach Goes Native

Posted on: June 26th, 2011 by Sugar

We are revamping our gardens and going native! With the help of ProNativas, a non-profit group based in Monteverde, Hotel Sugar Beach is putting in all-native plants, many of them unique to this very region.  We believe our guests will More…

Birders Paradise

Posted on: May 29th, 2011 by Sugar

Birding along Costa Rica’s northern Pacific coast is vastly different than in the cooler, wetter forests of the interior, where volcanoes rise and rain falls nearly daily.  In Guanacaste, where Hotel Sugar Beach is located, the forests are dry tropical, More…

Rincón de la Vieja National Park

Posted on: May 20th, 2011 by Sugar

The Rincón de la Vieja National Park is a place of dramatic and varied beauty.  Home to one of the country’s most active volcanoes, the park is made up of shifting landscapes that range from dry scrubland pocked with bubbling More…

Summer Blooms

Posted on: February 25th, 2011 by Sugar

Along with gusting winds and dry sunny days, summer on Costa Rica’s northern Pacific coast also brings a profusion of colour to relieve the endless sea of green that marks the rainy season.  December’s infrequent rains give way to January’s More…

Summer Fruit

Posted on: February 19th, 2011 by Sugar

The tropics are well known for their abundance of delicious fruit, and many of the dishes and drinks at the Sugar Beach Hotel restaurant reflect Costa Rica’s seasonal offerings.  Whether it’s a simple garnish of puckery-sweet starfruit, plucked fresh from More…