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Pineapple, Hot-Chili and vodka?

By Emiliana García
photos By Adam Dietrich

If anyone ever offered you hot-chili with vodka at a party, you probably would've responded that they are nuts! However, during Wednesday nights at Playa Guiones, everyday life disappears as the palate absorbs new pleasures. 

Nosara has several bars, many of them really nice, with ocean views, great service and good music; however, the drinks menu usually offers only Mojitos, Caipirinhas, Cuba Libre and Sangria. It does not go beyond these classics. For those of us who live here, and when it comes to going out, the search for new flavors does not always lean towards food. Cocktails also matter.

Each Wednesday, the Juice Bar at Harmony Hotel breaks a bartender's mold by offering drinks like: “Hot Pepper-tini” (pineapple juice with Panama peppers-infused vodka), “Passion-tini” (passion fruit, carrot juice and ginger-infused vodka) “Earl-tini” (vodka infused with Earl Grey tea and a dash of lime) and Coffee-tini (organic coffee, coconut milk and vodka).

Now, we don't recommend going overboard as vodka is present and, after two cocktails, the living room lounge-style hanging lamps start moving without any wind, the body starts to sink into the couches and one may finish the evening quite ungracefully, and Harmony is all about elegancy.

For the moment, Wednesdays will continue to take place only during the month of March, with several singers already confirmed to delight us with their unplugged shows. Among them, Addison Wakefield on the guitar and Kim Spilker singing, both indie eclectic musicians with original songs and covers in English, Spanish and French; and our local Giuselle Picado, from Garza, with a voice every bit as beautiful as Adele's, the renowned singer.

 
Chilis lost their color inside the bottle of Vodka
   
 
Chili-Tini

Ashley Laux (amazing vocals) and Jay Swan with the electric guitar will also be participating; all under the direction of host Paul DaCosta.

If you are looking for a quiet night out with friends or, better yet, if you are going out on a date, Wednesdays can be your night. Harmony is just steps away from the beach and the ever so starry March sky.


 

More Entertainment News

McPherson, 3 Guitars Featured in April 4 Concert

Guitarist Bill McPherson, who anchored the local music scene with the Medicine Show Band and his solo performances beginning in 2005, is returning April 4 with two other talents for an acoustic concert titled appropriately “3 Guitars.”

Nosara, Not Your Average Easter

Nosara Costa Rica, the wave rich town where the jungle meets the Pacific will welcome thousands this week for "semana santa" or 'holy week'. Named on the New York Times "The 45 Places to Go in 2012" list, Nosara has much to see and do from surf competitions to reggae concerts.

Fiesta to Support Samara EBAIS

Five more days of fiesta are coming your way in Cangrejal of Samara from Thursday, March 29 to Monday, April 2. Activities will include the traditional fireworks, food sales, a cantina and bull riding starting around 7 p.m. each night followed by a dance.

Funk Moved the Gilded Iguana

The Gilded Iguana hosted a special edition of their Tuesday music night on March 20. The Motet, a funk inspired octet from Boulder Colorado performed to a packed audience of about 250 people. The show had people on their feet dancing and grooving in the bar and on the lawn and drew a diverse crowd as well.

The Motet will perform at the Gilded Iguana

Boulder Colorado’s, The Motet is coming to the Gilded Iguana on Tuesday March 20. This will be the first international show they’ve played and according to the bands facebook page they are excited.

Party to the Beat of the Drums

Twice a month, Hotel Café de Paris changes its name and rhythm. On Fridays, every two weeks, you can hear the drums and see the improvised dancers going into a trance. Now, the hot spot on Fridays is the “Fish Bar”.

Caricaco Music Festival is Now an Addiction

It’s evident that practice makes perfect, because in its fourth edition, the Caricaco Music Festival earned applause, cheers and hours of dancing from the more than 700 fans that attended the event on Saturday, March 10th. The words most often heard, or rather chanted, were “more… we want more.”

Nosara’s Fiestas: Lots of bulls, few people

In January the Nosara fiestas drew huge crowds numbering in the thousands, this March it was less than that. However, despite the small crowds for the opening night there was still an excellent showing. The main attraction, the rodeo, featured doubles riding, dancing and even an amateur event.

Highly successful debut of ‘El Fin’ in Nosara

A new Costa Rican film which was filmed partly in Nosara, made a very successful debut in Nosara on March 8. Organized by the Voice of Nosara, about 400 people gathered to watch the film ‘El Fin’ projected onto the side of a truck under the stars.

Music and Art Mingle in Samara's New Art Studio

The premise of El Jardin de los Artistas (The Artists' Garden) is simple: a place where artists can meet other artists in an environment of respect that fosters creativity and culture.

The Voice of Nosara Brings “El Fin” To You

If you can’t go to the movie theater, then the theater will come to you! The Voice of Nosara is proud to present the movie “El Fin” (The End) on Thursday, March 8th in the events hall of the Nosara Fiestas, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. 

Marbella, not just for surfing anymore

VON recently caught wind of a new restaurant on the remote beach of Marbella, just 15 miles away from Nosara, so we took a trip north to this beautiful stretch of Coastline to get the scoop.

Nosara Rodeo Take On a Second Round 

If you have yet to enjoy the adrenaline of the Guanacaste bulls, here is your chance! The second round of the Nosara Fiestas will take place from March 9th to the 11th. This year's festivities, which are usually held in April, will take place before the start of the rainy season so people may fully enjoy them.

Astrology VON March 2012

Aries: Financial productivity is likely; this is the perfect time to tackle any project that you have been putting off. Disruptions and delays could be par for the course. Dot your I’s and cross your T’s to insure that everything comes off without a hitch. Use this time to review any plans for the future.

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