Archive for the ‘Going Local’ Category

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…

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…

Sugar Beach Turtle

Posted on: February 13th, 2012 by Sugar

Our own little tortuga makes his way to the sea. Good luck and God speed!

Eco Friendly Weddings

Posted on: January 27th, 2012 by Sugar

With its exotic flora and pristine beaches Costa Rica has long been a popular choice for destination weddings. At Hotel Sugar Beach we host dozens of wedding events each year and many of the couples we have met along the More…

January in Guanacaste

Posted on: January 15th, 2012 by Sugar

January in Guanacaste

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…

Eco Friendly Weddings

Posted on: August 2nd, 2011 by Sugar

With its exotic flora and pristine beaches Costa Rica has long been a popular choice for destination weddings. At Hotel Sugar Beach we host dozens of wedding events each year and many of the couples we have met along the More…

Guanacaste Day

Posted on: July 25th, 2011 by Sugar

Only July 25 Costa Ricans commemorate the 1824 annexation of the Partido de Nicoya, a major portion of Guanacaste Province. The national holiday, known as Guanacaste Day, is celebrated throughout the country with parties, parades, public dances, traditional costumes and 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…

Monkey Benefit – Please Join Us!

Posted on: June 15th, 2011 by Sugar

Our monkeys thank you.

Brides in Bloom

Posted on: May 25th, 2011 by Sugar

It’s been a busy season for weddings at Hotel Sugar Beach – our favorite kind of celebration. Whether it’s an intimate gathering of immediate family, or a party replete with flower girls and second cousins, a destination wedding allows everyone More…

Blue Flag Flies at Sugar Beach

Posted on: May 18th, 2011 by Sugar

Hotel Sugar Beach is proud to hoist the Blue Flag for the ninth consecutive year. The flag acts as a certificate of good health – vouching for clean seawater, a clean beach, clean drinking water and getting the local community More…

Cultural Tourism in Costa Rica

Posted on: April 18th, 2011 by Sugar

According to the United Nations Environment Programme, an instigator of change in global environmental practices, there are 10 key sectors to making the world greener. They are inter-related and include construction, agriculture, fishing, tourism and water management.  But environmental awareness More…

Guanacaste: Life Portraits

Posted on: April 9th, 2011 by Sugar

There is a Chinese proverb that says that a book is like a garden carried in the pocket. One assumes this refers to what the end-user, aka, the reader, should feel.  For me, publishing the photo book Guanacaste: Life Portraits, More…

Flamingo Art Festival

Posted on: March 24th, 2011 by Sugar

March gathered some of Costa Rica’s finest artists to Flamingo, as part of the second annual “Festival de Arte.”  The weekend-long festival showcased the work of painters and sculptors from across the country, whose work largely reflected a distinctly Costa More…

Fiesta Season in Full Swing

Posted on: February 8th, 2011 by Sugar

Fiesta means party in Spanish, and it is also the name for the lively celebrations of Guanacaste culture that take place each year at the height of summer.  Bearing some resemblance to the carnivals of yore, they are replete with 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…