viernes, 29 de noviembre de 2013

The benefits of cinnamon

Cinnamon is one of the oldest spices and was at one time considered more precious than gold!  At our Langosta Bed and Breakfast, we use cinnamon in many of our foods, including our classic cinnamon rolls and apple spice muffins!  

Cinnamon is considered one of the world's healthiest foods.  It contains manganese, fiber and calcium.  It can help control blood sugar and help prevent heart disease and diabetes.  It has been shown to reduce triglycerides and LDL (bad) cholesterol as well as boosting brain function! We recommend sprinkling a little into your coffee to start your day!

We serve breakfast at our Langosta Beachfront location everyday from 7 am to 11 am!! Come and visit us!

You will feel right at home at our beachfront Bed and Breakfast located near Tamarindo, Costa Rica.

sábado, 23 de noviembre de 2013

Costa Rica's Arribada - Turtle Season in Ostional

One of our best tours for this month at our Bed and Breakfast is the famous "arribada de Tortugas".  The season runs from September through the end of January!  The arribada only happens on certain days of the month when the moon and tides are just right.  If you happen to be visiting us during one of these special days, we will be happy to arrange a tour for you!  Your guide will pick you up at Sueno del Mar in Playa Langosta and after an hour and a half drive you will arrive at Playa Ostional to watch this wonderful event of nature.

The Ostional National Wildlife Refuge (ONWR) encompasses 400 acres of land and 4,050 acres of ocean on the Nicoya Peninsula. Ostional Beach is 7 kilometers long, with Punta India to the north and the Nosara River mouth to the south.

So what happens during this incredible act of mother nature?  Thousands of Olive Ridley sea turtles arrive at the beach to lay their eggs. At first only a few hundred turtles arrive which is then followed by a steady stream of females for the next three to seven days. The Olive Ridley sea turtles are endangered and there are guides at Ostional to ensure the safety of the turtles.  

You will feel right at home at our beachfront Bed and Breakfast located near Tamarindo, Costa Rica.

lunes, 18 de noviembre de 2013

Superfood: Spinach

Every Sunday, Ellen prepares for us a delicious Omelet with sauteed spinach, mushroom, black olives and cheese.  It is a delicious way to start our day! Usually Sundays at our Bed and Breakfast is one of our busiest days. Not only our guests like our Sunday brunch but other people staying nearby as well as our local residents in Tamarindo come and visit with us!
We always try to serve different types of foods with ingredients that nourish and help us have a balanced diet and stay healthy. Today we will provide you with more information about spinach.

Spinach is a powerhouse of nutrients! It is high in protein, Vitamin A, K, C and many other nutrients including folate/folic acid which is important for pregnant or nursing women.  It also has fiber and caretenoids.

Spinach is beneficial to one's health in so many ways...

It helps protect against heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and cancer.  It has been shown to help with age-related memory loss and helps with inflammation, skin health and eye health as well as helps keeps our bones strong!

Whether you are a guest at our Tamarindo Bed and Breakfast, staying nearby or live in town, stop in on a Sunday morning for a healthy and delicious brunch!

Our beachfront hotel in Playa Langosta is the perfect setting for your next Costa Rica vacation.