In 1999, the Krauskopf family immigrated from Mt. Shasta, California to the Lake Arenal. For income, they made sausages and sold them from the back of a truck. In time, the sausages became so popular, that the line extended for as far as the eye could see. This was the genesis of the restaurant Caballo Negro.
Monika and Wille had triplet daughters who were eight years old when they arrived in Costa Rica They were trying to describe a ladybug and it kept coming out Lucky Bug, so that was how they arrived at that name..
They wanted to finance rescuing dogs and cats and other animals by selling art pieces. This was the beginning of the Lucky Bug Gallery. Now it is known throughout Costa Rica as a gallery with fine pieces of Costa Rican art, ceramics, sculptures and other things that are not seen in one place at other stores in the country. With Willie passing away, and the triplets out of the nest to pursue their own lives, Monika keeps the gallery, restaurant and bed and breakfast thriving. This is not just a destination to stay at the Bed and Breakfast, but it is on the main route around Lake Arenal and is a great stopping point for anyone going between the Atlantic and the Pacific in the Northern zone..