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Living in Las Catalinas
22 February, 2018

The Daily. Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Exciting to see the next floor of #18 Cartagena going up.  This is directly adjacent to the Beach Club, which will serve the plaza and street very well.  The team at BCV Architects has done a great job setting this home up.  Anxious to see it advance.  
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AnnouncementsConstructionNews
14 February, 2018

What’s This?

There is a conspicuous hole in the ground on the eastern edge of Plaza Danta.  Towering above the hole is a large green crane.  So, you may have been wondering, what's going on here? It is a new hotel under construction!  I can't tell the whole story yet.  But it is going to be…
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ArchitectureBeach Town HomesDesignInspirationsInteriorsLiving in Las CatalinasPaseo del Mar
12 February, 2018

Beth Webb on Creating Casa Brewer

Despite the nearly 1,500 miles between Atlanta, Georgia and Guanacaste, Costa Rica, Beth Webb’s luxurious designs flawlessly translate into this tropical paradise’s language of the good life. Beth has played a pivotal role in the design of several homes in Las Catalinas and is the primary visionary behind one of the most spectacular spaces…
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Living in Las CatalinasWildlife
3 February, 2018

The Birds of Las Catalinas

The Great Kiskadee, photo by Rich Hoeg taken at Las Catalinas. We are getting to the best time of year for bird-watching at Las Catalinas.  Many of the trees have now lost their leaves for some portion of the dry season, which makes birds much easier to spot. We do have an astounding variety…
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Living in Las Catalinas
25 January, 2018

Hanging Around Plaza Danta Makes You Healthy

Increasingly my favorite thing about Las Catalinas is the unplanned causal interactions I have with the people there.  I find myself wandering around town just to see who I'll bump into.  There is something about it that just feels so good, and for me it happens more and better at Las Catalinas than it…
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ArchitecturePlanning
18 December, 2017

Ricardo Arosemena from Arosemena and Soundy Arquitectos, Panama City

“We aspire to create architecture that complements its context as opposed to disrupting it, architecture that is rational, beautiful and will last for a very long time.” Architect Ricardo Arosemana, of Arosemena & Soundy Arquitectos in Panama, played a pivotal role in the look and landscape of Las Catalinas. Ricardo and his team embraced…
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Living in Las Catalinas
24 October, 2017

Happiness in Costa Rica

Credit to Rich Roe for pointing out this fascinating National Geographic article about happiness.  It focuses on three of the countries that consistently end up on top of rankings of the happiest countries: Costa Rica, Denmark, and Singapore. The author says Costa Rica " is not only Latin America’s happiest; it’s also where people…
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CraftsmanshipInteriors
22 October, 2017

Made in Las Catalinas: The Woodshop

There’s no better way to make a house a home in Las Catalinas than by creating bespoke handcrafted furnishings at the community’s on-site Woodshop. Here residents can have one-of-a-kind fixtures designed and built by skilled carpenters using some of Costa Rica’s finest reforested wood. Filled with the smell of fresh sawdust and populated by…
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