Archive for the ‘Holiday’ Category

Nature Heals

Posted on: August 23rd, 2017 by Sugar

“There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.” – Lord More…

Buen Provecho Special Now Through September

Posted on: August 7th, 2016 by Sugar

  Buen Provecho is the Spanish version of Bon Appetit — which is French for, “Enjoy your meal!” Now through September 30 we have a special offer that will make your stay at the award-winning Hotel Sugar Beach even more More…

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…

To all the mama’s of the world, Happy Mother’s Day.

Posted on: August 10th, 2015 by Sugar

To all the mama’s of the world, Happy Mother’s Day.

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…


Posted on: October 2nd, 2014 by Sugar

Hotel Sugar Beach will be closed for staff vacations during the month of October – we reopen on October 27. Our staff has done an excellent job all year and we’re pleased that they’re going to kick up their heels 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…

Happy Mother’s Day, August 15

Posted on: August 10th, 2014 by Sugar

To all the mama’s of the world, Happy Mother’s Day.

Vacation Special, June – September

Posted on: May 30th, 2014 by Sugar

Now through September we have two special offers for your peaceful stay at the award-winning Hotel Sugar Beach. Our Green Season Special is a great value for families when you book two nights or more: $79* per adult $25* per 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…

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…

Announcing our Tico Special

Posted on: November 12th, 2012 by Sugar

Book now for our Tico Special, just $69 per person November 18 – December 18. See our reservations page or contact Sunsets on the house!

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…

Mother’s Day in Costa Rica

Posted on: August 14th, 2012 by Sugar

Mother’s Day, or Dia de la Madre, is an important holiday in Costa Rica. It falls on August 15, the Feast of the Assumption, which for Catholics marks the day that the Virgin Mary ascended to Heaven at the end 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…

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…

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…

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…

Six Day Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Posted on: October 14th, 2011 by Sugar

Hotel Sugar Beach is proud to host a six day yoga and spiritual retreat with don Miguel Ruiz and his son don Jose Ruiz, November 27 – December 3. This week-long Experience Magnificence and Freedom Retreat includes: Full accommodations for More…

Mother’s Day Mother Nature

Posted on: August 14th, 2011 by Sugar

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…

Mardi Gras

Posted on: March 6th, 2011 by Sugar

Costa Rica is a predominantly Catholic country, and observant of most major religious holidays, and Easter is no exception.  Semana Santa, or Holy Week, as it is known, is one of the busiest times along the Guanacaste coast, sending hordes More…