Rainy Days Happen

December 2nd, 2010

The Caribbean coast of Costa Rica is a true rain forest and beach experience and it is impossible to predict what kind of weather you will get on your vacation. Along with the many beautiful sunny days perfect for beach lounging and daiquiri drinking come a handful of rainy days-not so good for beach lounging but great for daiquiri drinking! Fear not my future guests! If you come prepared for both, we think you’ll find yourself able to enjoy whatever the wind brings. There is a ton to do and see here in the rain and as long as you’re interested in relaxing and experiencing the rain forest, you will have a memorable time here in Playa Chiquita, Costa Rica.

Here is a list of our favorite rainy day activities:

Lounging in a hammock with a good book. There’s just nothing like relaxing to the sounds of the jungle on the front porch of a bungalow. Our little book exchange has a nice selection and all are welcome to it.

Explore the jungle with a local guide. Truth be told, a lot of the coolest critters amongst us really like the rain and are almost only out and about when the skies open up. For example that cute little Costa Rican tree frog everybody wants to see, colorful snakes only some of us want to see, and lots of other wacky and wild animals.

Massage. Treat yourself to a very special rain forest massage at one of the area’s studios or spa’s. If you want something fancy, Pure Jungle spa offers things like chocolate facials and papaya scrubs. Or take a quick stroll down the road to get a relaxing massage at Body & Mind studio by Denise.

What about those daiquiris? The numerous restaurants from Puerto Viejo to Manzanillo offer everything from local Caribbean chicken to fine Italian and each meal (and beverage) is a special moment.

Just breath. Take in the cool, fresh rain forest air. There’s really nothing else like it.

Playa Chiquita featured in New York Daily News!

November 14th, 2010

The caribbean bungalows of Playa Chiquita were written up in the New York Daily News and Tierra de Suenos was featured!    Check out the article.   It does a good job of describing the Puerto Viejo area, the typical bungalow and the laid back lifestyle.  Here’s a blurb:

“Most can be classified as eco-lodgings, which means ceiling fans instead of air conditioning, mosquito nets over the beds, and nature all around. Howler monkeys gather in the trees overhead. Colorful birds waddle through the underbrush. As I lay in a hammock at Tierra de Sueños (tierradesuenoslodge.com) one afternoon, I watched an agouti – a quick little rodent related to the guinea pig, forage only feet away.”

Watch a work of art unfold:

August 5th, 2010

Caribbean art has a feel of its own.  Funky, lively, raw, enticing- a lot like Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica.  This video linked below shows the artist at work who carved all the beds, tables and porch posts of the Caribbean bungalows at Tierra de Suenos.  He also did the mosaics in the showers.  Quite a talent!

Check out this youtube video!

La Niña

July 7th, 2010

Everybody knows about El Niño and the crazy weather patterns it brings up from the south; rain, thunderstorms. powerful ocean currents and generally crappy weather. Last year we got a good taste of El Niño’s power and it was impressive indeed. This year, however, we have been introduced to La Niña! And what a joy it has been. Although not so pleasant for all places, La Niña arrived this year and brought us, here on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, weather conditions everybody dreams about. Crystal clear waters, blue skies, light cooling rainfall, calm perfect seas, and sun! Sometimes too much sun, but who’s complaining? During the last few months of what is usually a more wet time of year, we have experienced numerous months of glorious weather. While most other parts of Costa Rica have been under water, we have been soaking up the rays! We keep expecting it to turn and become the rainy wonderland we love, but each day continues to be more beautiful than the next. We can’t promise these perfect days will hold out throughout the rest of the summer but it doesn’t show signs of stopping yet…..

Sloth Crossing

March 11th, 2010

Has a wandering sloth ever crossed your patio? It happens here every now and then. Check out the our first video of what you may experience when staying at our rain forest lodge! This is the Costa Rica jungle at it’s best. Click here to see the video!

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