The Travel Channel’s new series, “Sand Guys”, arrived in Quepos in late February to shoot their fourth episode for their program, set to launch in the U.S. in July of 2011. The production team of 14 people spent five days in Costa Rica.
The “Sand Guys” are two guys who left the sand castle building competition circuit (I had no idea!) to try their luck at reality T.V. In each episode, they travel to another famous beach and work their magic on the sand they find there. In the process, they explore the area and talk about what makes that location unique.
For their visit to Manuel Antonio, the team spend a few hours at world-famous Cafe Milagro where they learned about roasting coffee and even servedsome customers.
“Each sculpture should reflect something about the place we are. That’s why we sculpted rainforest animals and sacks of real coffee beans,” said sculptor Matt Long.
Asked his opinion of Costa Rica, Long indicated he’s a first time visitor who plans to return. “I love coffee and the best coffee I’ve ever tasted is here in Costa Rica.” Photos courtesy of La Nacion