Archive for the ‘Going Local’ Category

Wellness Day Pass

Posted on: October 22nd, 2017 by Sugar

Mondays and Fridays are wellness days at Sugar Beach. Treat your body and your mind to a well deserved break. 10:00 AM Center yourself with a 60 minute Yoga Session 11:00 AM Smooth away the rough edges with a 60 More…

A Day in the Life

Posted on: May 15th, 2016 by Sugar

Experience pure relaxation at Hotel Sugar Beach in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Our peaceful Pacific Cove will smooth away the rough edges, body, mind and soul.

Try our new menu items

Posted on: January 3rd, 2016 by Sugar

Whether your taste runs to the healthy and delicious or the delicious and decadent, Chef Julian has a dish just for you. Here are a few of the latest enchantments he’s cooking up in the Sugar Beach kitchen.

Feliz Navidad

Posted on: December 22nd, 2015 by Sugar

Christmas in Costa Rica, a country that loves its celebrations, is an especially festive time. The Navidad holiday season lasts from the beginning of December with the Festival de la luz / Festival of Light and lasts through the arrival More…


Posted on: September 24th, 2015 by Sugar

Photo by Zoraida Diaz

191 years of traditions and culture

Posted on: July 22nd, 2015 by Sugar

This July 25 Guanacaste celebrates 191 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…

Happy World Water Day

Posted on: March 22nd, 2015 by Sugar

  In honor of World Water Day, let’s take a look at something near (very near) and dear to us: waves. Not all waves have the same characteristics and they can often seem to have particular personalities. If you’re going More…

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…

Halloween or Dia de la Mascarada?

Posted on: October 31st, 2014 by Sugar

In Costa Rica, as in many countries around the world, October 31 is a day for dress up. But that doesn’t just mean the ghosts and ghouls of Halloween. The traditional holiday that falls at the end of this month More…

Month of the Nation

Posted on: September 13th, 2014 by Sugar

September 15 is Independence Day in Costa Rica and the celebration extends throughout the Mes de la Patria, or Month of the Nation. It’s a time for parades and displays of patriotic colors – red, white, and blue. 193 years More…

Modern Tropical Delights: Culinary Travel in Costa Rica

Posted on: February 25th, 2014 by Sugar

Food has always been an important ingredient in the sensual experience of travel. Whether it’s a hot fresh beignet bought on a brick street in New Orleans, or a dish of Tonkatsu you’ve waited on line for in Tokyo, what 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…

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…

The Advantages of Napping

Posted on: September 30th, 2013 by Sugar

At the end of September our staff will take their vacations, and while they are recharging their batteries, Hotel Sugar Beach will close to undergo yearly preventative maintenance. When we re-open on November 1st the staff and the hotel will More…

Bullfighting in Costa Rica

Posted on: July 24th, 2013 by Sugar

  What most people know about bullfighting comes from the Spanish tradition of corrida de toros, literally “running of bulls.” One thinks of the matador decked in satin and jewels, participating in a highly stylized ritual in which a bull More…

Buen Provecho special – Hit that Blue Zone!

Posted on: June 24th, 2013 by Sugar

Blue Zones are those special places on earth where people live longer than anywhere else. In Blue Zones: Nine Lessons for Living Longer, Dan Buettner writes that the traditional diet in much of Costa Rica, which consists of corn tortillas, 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.

Two Blue Flags Fly at Sugar Beach

Posted on: May 17th, 2013 by Sugar

Last month Hotel Sugar Beach received our fourth Blue Flag award in the beach category, an honor that also serves as a certificate of good health. On May 13 we received a second Blue Flag, this time in the category More…

Special Events, Special Food

Posted on: April 13th, 2013 by Sugar

Sugar Beach event menus feature Costa Rican cuisine using local recipes. Naturally, fish plays a key role as mahi mahi is caught off the shores of Costa Rica, and tilapia is farmed in Guanacaste. Sauces we prepare typically compliment both More…

Easter Week / Semana Santa Specials

Posted on: March 24th, 2013 by Sugar

Chef Gilad has some fresh and delicious specials for Easter Week, known locally as Semana Santa: Po’ Boy Sandwich with Homemade Pickle and Remoulade Sauce served with Spicy Coleslaw and French Fries Shrimp Stuffed Mahi Mahi with Rich White Wine More…

New Chef, New Dinner Specials

Posted on: March 15th, 2013 by Sugar

There are a few things you can count on at Sugar Beach. The restaurant has an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean. We will never add windows or move! Six days a week, you will find Victor here and he More…

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…

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…

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

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…

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…