Tuesday, November 29, 2011

El Castillo is Open!!

I just spoke with Don Klaus and El Castillo is open for business!   If you've ever wanted to experience the natural beauty of Costa Rica then don't miss your chance to stay at a historic landmark located right on the beach and estuary of playa Buena Vista.  Accommodations are very basic, but if you can handle the rough edges you'll be rewarded with life long memories.  Even if you don't stay in the rooms, stop by the Wunderbar and restaurant for an ice cold Pilsen or Imperial and say hi to Don Klaus and the new curators of El Castillo.  I  send my best to the new keepers of the Castle and will post new pictures when I get them.

Don Klaus - 506 8 539 9664

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Welcome Back Sunshine!

Here's a classic video celebrating the transition from rainy season to dry season.  November has a great mix of sunny days with light afternoon rain and is one of my favorite months.  The roads aren't dusty yet and tourist rates haven't kicked in so make a point to visit Guanacaste's Pacific paradise in November and December.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Curious about Rainy Season in Guanacaste?

Here's a classic video I made after one of the craziest rainy seasons in years that flooded the estuary and almost took the Wunderbar (the beach bar) with it!   Rainy season generally starts in May and then takes a break around mid-June for the "small summer" which is perfect weather, no people and just a little rain.  It picks up again in October with big storms sometimes causing mudslides, washed out bridges and flooded streets.  Stay tuned for some amazing video I have from inside a friend's house that was literally in the middle of a flooding river.   Rainy season is a beautiful, misunderstood time of the year and a must see for anyone that loves Costa Rica.

 p.s.  Be sure you have a good roof!!