Puerto Viejo’s Best Kept Secret

September and October  in Playa Chiquita are a blessing. July and August- with their hoards of honeymooners, European family vacations, constantly changing weather, and general busyness- leave us, and the rest of the coast, happy to indulge in glorious September. The...

A Local Costa Rican Artist

David, a local artist from Hone Creek has helped to make Tierra de Sueños something special.  Each bungalow is adorned with hand carved beds and beautiful mosaics, both of which are done by David.  Whether it’s a bed, table, mirror or post, you think of the...

Ginger

Meet the newest member of the Tierra de Sueños family……. We were expecting some puppies in the neighborhood after seeing Cody, our big jungle dog, having his way with our neighbor’s dog in the middle of the road (this is the way things are done here...

A Tribute to Mothers

May is the month when leatherback turtles come to the shores of the Carribean coast and lay their eggs. The neighboring wildlife refuge (Manzanillo-Gandoca) is home to the leatherbacks and serious efforts are being made to protect these incredible reptiles. According...

Manzanillo

No visitor can leave Tierra de Suenos without experiencing the Manzanillo Wildlife refuge. This is one of our favorite places on the Caribbean coast. With its sweeping views, secluded beaches, and lush jungle paths you feel like a real pioneer stumbling upon something...

Recap #2 One Year

We blew through our one year mark without really even noticing. Our bungalows were totally full the entire week and we were too busy to pay attention to the fact that a year had crept up on us. Looking back at our books, the first week we came down we had one bungalow...

No Pets Allowed

Several months ago a woman called asking if we allow dogs. Well, we might, depending on what kind. This policy hasn’t been established yet. I can see why it wouldn’t work out, but we like pets. We have a big dog who tends to get excited when someone approaches his...

Mr. Numbers

I picture an accountant as hyper organized, all about details, perhaps with a shirt pocket full of pencils and a calculator in hand. I don’t picture someone who travels with a few folders in a plastic grocery bag, gives props when you see him, calls you “brudda”,...

Charity Drive

Tierra de Suenos just organized our first charity effort. The flooding in November ended up displacing approximately 4,000 people and destroyed one of the largest banana plantations in the country which means loss of many jobs and security for a lot of people. This...