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Myriam and Marcel Say Goodbye to the Giardino

Another Nosara landmark is about to change hands as Myriam and Marcel Schaerer leave the Giardino Tropicale. Thankfully, however, these two pillars of Nosara´s civic life will not be leaving town. They arrived in 1999 with 20 boxes of belongings. ¨We rented a place in Condominios Las Palmas and started [...]

June 30, 2017|Those Were the Days|

Reflections of a Marimba Player

If you've heard marimbas at a local fiesta, dance, or restaurant, chances are you've heard the Gutierrez brothers’ band. You’ll find them at gigs from Tamarindo to Samara, Nicoya, and Santa Cruz. Locally, they play regularly at Taco Taco, El Manglar, Kaya Sol, Cafe de Paris, and Lagarta Lodge. Antonio [...]

April 28, 2017|Those Were the Days|

Ruth Says Goodbye to Rancho Suizo

Another Nosara landmark is undergoing a transition, as the owner of the second hotel in Pelada departs. Before she left, former owner Ruth Luescher shared some memories with us. Nearly 30 years ago Ruth and René Spinnler set off on an adventure. After working for nearly three decades in their [...]

March 24, 2017|Those Were the Days|

Rollin’ on the River

Egrets and herons galore, roseate spoonbills, ospreys, iguanas and, with luck, a crocodile. If you’ve seen these creatures in a single morning in Nosara, chances are you’ve taken a River Safari tour with Leroy and Kirsten through the Ostional Wildlife Refuge and alongside the Lagarta Lodge Preserve. Here’s some good [...]

January 27, 2017|Those Were the Days|