lunes, 27 de enero de 2014

Create Adventure + Romance during your Costa Rica vacation

Prepare to immerse yourself in the most exciting romantic getaway you've ever experienced. When you are seeking an escape with your love to a land that can satiate your needs, desires, and wants, it's time to plan a romantic trip to Tamarindo Beach, Costa Rica.

First, have an adventure on the wilder side and go surfing!  We’ll set you up with one of the Tamarindo surf schools and you’ll be learning how to surf side by side. You may see each other in a whole new light after the daring surfing adventure in our warm tropical water.

Then, you can unwind and set the mood for a romantic escapade in Tamarindo by enjoying a relaxing massage here at our Costa Rica beachfront hotel.  You may also opt to add beauty treatments to your spa day at one of our local spas so that you can feel more ready than ever to indulge in romance.

After your adventures and unwinding time, get ready to enjoy the plethora of romantic restaurants and fun night clubs here in Tamarindo Beach. We can also arrange a romantic private dinner here at Sueno del Mar prepared by one of our local chefs.  The local pastries (many of which are made by one of our team members!) are to-die-for and must be sampled for dessert!

We’ll be happy to help you plan an adventurous and romantic vacation to Costa Rica.  Contact us today to learn more!

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

jueves, 23 de enero de 2014

Mango, "The King of Fruits"

Every morning we like to offer a plate of fruit and mango is always available… Lili likes to offer it to our guests as it's not only a delicious fruit but also has a lot of benefits for one's health. There is nothing better than enjoying a healthy breakfast at our Costa Rica beachfront hotel to start your day with all the vitamins you’ll need for this hot and sunny weather!

Join us for Breakfast and feel alive with energy and joy!

Health benefits of tropical Fruit: 
Prevents Cancer:
Research has shown antioxidant compounds in mango fruit have been found to protect against colon, breast, leukemia and prostate cancers. These compounds include quercetin, isoquercitrin, astragalin, fisetin, gallic acid and methylgallat, as well as the abundant enzymes.

Lowers Cholesterol:
The high levels of fiber, pectin and vitamin C help to lower serum cholesterol levels, specifically Low-Density Lipoprotein (the bad stuff)

Clears the Skin:
Can be used both internally and externally for the skin. Mangos clear clogged pores and eliminate pimples. (Read more on page 5.)

Eye Health:
One cup of sliced mangoes supplies 25 percent of the needed daily value of vitamin A, which promotes good eyesight and prevents night blindness and dry eyes.

Alkalizes the Whole Body:
The tartaric acid, malic acid, and a trace of citric acid found in the fruit help to maintain the alkali reserve of the body.


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


jueves, 16 de enero de 2014

Adding a little spice to your Costa Rica vacation!

At our Langosta Beachfront Bed and Breakfast, enjoy our freshly prepared homemade spicy sauce from scratch. Lili makes us her family recipe every week and creates a wonderful spicy flavor to add to your breakfast. We also have another local friend, Zach from Schmidty's Hot Sauce, who provides us with his hot sauce which you are welcome to purchase and take some home as a souvenir.. your family and friends will love this special and spicy gift!!

We would like to share this article on the benefits of spicy food with you!

Recent research shows that adding some spice to your meal can provide more health benefits than previously thought. Yes, you heard it right -- in addition to making your taste buds sizzle, spicy foods comes with some perks. These include:
Weight-loss: Hot peppers contain capsaicin, which can speed up metabolism and help the body burn calories faster. This is because capsaicin increases your body temperature and contributes to an increase in your heart rate. Furthermore, studies have shown that people who eat spicy foods eat smaller portions, which can reduce their calorie intake.
Heart health: Pungent food is good for heart: Hot peppers help to improve heart health by improving the body's ability to dissolve blood clots. Research has shown that low-density cholesterol (LDL or bad cholestrol, which can clog your arteries) resisted oxidation for a longer period of time when chillies were added to the diet, thus reducing the heart stroke risk. The capsaicin in peppers also fights inflammation, which has been identified as a risk factor for heart disease. Additionally, statistics show that cultures that eat spicy foods frequently have a much lower rate of heart attacks and stroke.
Improved circulation: Spicy foods also promote good circulation, and they appear to lower blood pressure. When you eat spicy food, your body's temperature is raised; therefore, it increases your blood flow and gets your heart pumping. Peppers help strengthen the blood vessel walls as they are high in vitamins A and C.
Anti-cancerous properties: Many studies have shown that regular consumption of chillies and curry decrease the risk of cancer. Capsaicin slows the growth of cancer cells and in some cases, even causes the cancer cells to die off without harming the surrounding cells. In countries where diets are traditionally high in capsaicin like India and Mexico, people tend to have lower rates of some cancers.
Improved digestion: Spices also improve your digestion because they increase the hydrochloric secretion of your stomach. This in turn will increase blood flow to the stomach and even increase the mucous lining. Capsaicin also helps to kill bacteria like H. pylori and helps to prevent or cure stomach ulcers. However, if you get heartburn from spicy foods, try taking an antacid relief tablet which will neutralise acids in the stomach.
Arthritis: Turmeric (haldi) reduces joint inflammation and bone destruction. Circumin present in turmeric helps to alleviate the pain associated with arthritis.
Cold and flu: Capasicin promotes sweating and eases the discomfort of cold and flu symptoms. It also helps to open up the nasal passages. It may also reduce sinusitis, and other flu symptoms.
Improved sleep patterns: Australian researchers have found that people who regularly consumed spicy meals fell asleep more easily. They also woke up easier and had more energy throughout the day.
Mood lifters: Chillie peppers boost the level of endorphins and serotonin, both of which dull pain and give us a feeling of wellbeing. They can act as depression fighters and powerful stress relievers.
Improved breathing: Hot peppers act as an expectorant, and can help people with asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, sinusitis and other respiratory conditions breathe easier. Hot peppers can help you to breathe better by opening up clogged nasal passages.
It is important to take spicy foods moderately, especially if you have a sensitive stomach or simply a low tolerance for them. Learn to have your food medium-spicy and hot to enjoy the amazing heath benefits that go along with it.


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