Archive for the ‘For the Birds’ Category

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…

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…

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…

Wedding Birds

Posted on: August 25th, 2011 by Sugar

Hotel Sugar Beach Wedding Season is all year round! We celebrated a beautiful beach wedding last weekend, and we have 20 more on the books for the coming months. We have noticed that even our beautiful birds enjoy a surf 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…

Daily Birds

Posted on: April 30th, 2011 by Sugar

Hotel Sugar Beach has always been a prime location for birders and bird groups from around the world. Though a small country, Costa Rica is bird-rich, with over 893 recorded species, more than the US and Canada combined. Here are 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…