viernes, 27 de febrero de 2015

Tropical Flowers

The antorcha flower (or golden torch flower) is one of our all-time favorites here at our beachfront bed & breakfast. Not only does it grow in our gardens, but it’s also the perfect splash of color in vases around our property. The antorcha is part of the heliconia family which makes it related to the banana or ginger plant. There are over 100 species of heliconia, but the golden torch shows smaller, thinner flower bracts with colors of reds and yellow. Sometimes this flower is even called a Parrot Beak flower.

The flower bracts of the Golden Torch flower are shaped like small boats ranging from all different colors from golden yellows to deep, dark reds. You can tell the resemblance to the bird’s of paradise blooms and ginger torch flowers. (The word antorcha is Spanish for torch.)

This bright flower means pride and sunshine because of it’s spectacular color and it’s height. The flowers can grow from 1-3 meters in height. We like to keep these blooms around our property not only for their beauty and color they add to the room, but also because they attract some of the most beautiful butterflies! Come visit us at our beachfront bed & breakfast in Tamarindo, Costa Rica and see our beautiful gardens and flowers for yourself! You will not be disappointed!

viernes, 20 de febrero de 2015

Lili's Passion Fruit Juice...

Along with a three-course breakfast here at our beachfront bed & breakfast, we love offering a fresh fruit juice to accompany your meal! Every day is a different juice based on what is fresh, but one of the most loved juices is passionfruit juice. Passionfruit is a tropical fruit native to Costa Rica, which is why we get the freshest and yummiest passionfruits to prepare our fresh-squeezed juice in the mornings.

Not only is passionfruit juice delicious, it also has several health benefits! This fruit is full of antioxidants, minerals, vitamins, and fiber. The amount of fiber in this juice can hep lower cholesterol and help detox the body of unwanted toxins. Because passionfruit is full of Vitamin C, drinking this juice or eating this fruit can help boost your immune system as well as reduce any inflammation in the body. The vitamin A contained in this fruit promotes healthy skin and eyesight. Lastly, the potassium contained in this fruit helps regulate blood pressure and heat rate.

Come visit our beachfront bed & breakfast and see what fruit juice we are serving today!

viernes, 13 de febrero de 2015

Huevos Rancheros!

When you wake up here in Tamarindo, Costa Rica at our boutique bed & breakfast, we will welcome you to our breakfast terrace and treat you to a three-course meal prepared thoughtfully by our amazing cook, Lili! One of the favorite dishes that guests always rave about is our huevos rancheros. The dish is created with handmade tortillas, local eggs and avocados, and house-made sauce.

While you’re enjoying the huevos rancheros, don’t forget to try out our house-made hot sauces! We have both a green and red hot sauce - both the perfect amount of flavor and spice to add a little extra kick to your breakfast.

This dish paired with our fresh-brewed coffee will definitely start out your day in paradise perfectly! We are excited to welcome you to a breakfast with us even if you don’t stay with us. We are open to the public every day from 7-11am.

viernes, 6 de febrero de 2015

Our Tropical Flower

Here in Costa Rica we feel very lucky to be surrounded by an abundance of incredible tropical flowers! In our suite you can regularly find a bouquet of these calla lilies, and it’s no surprise to us that these flowers come from the Greek word ‘beauty’. They are a popular choice for weddings and special events because of their ivory white petals and lush green leaves.

Cala lilies come in different colors, but the white variety is the most classic and is used most frequently for special occasions and weddings. This is why we find it to be the perfect flower to welcome brides and grooms into our honeymoon Luna suite!

Although they are called lilies, the calla lily is actually not a lily at all. They grow from perennial bulbs, originate from South Africa, and their roots are actually poisonous. But the calla lily creates a beautiful white bloom that grows tall and is hardy in hot weather, making it a perfect flower to put on display here at our beachfront bed and breakfast!

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