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Community
23 August, 2018

Abriendo Mentes 2018 Matching Campaign

Are you looking for opportunities to give back to the environment and to others? Would you like to make a difference in our community? Abriento Mentes is one of the organizations supported by the Guanacaste Community Fund. They offer innovative education and community development programs to children and adults living in rural and underserved…
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AnnouncementsLiving in Las CatalinasPlanning
16 August, 2018

Beach Town North – Introducing Las Catalinas’ Newest Neighborhood

(Note: This went out as a newsletter to our subscriber list on August 16, 2018) Dear Friend of Las Catalinas, I am delighted to introduce Las Catalinas' newest neighborhood, Beach Town North. Beach Town North is located along the beach adjacent to the beloved Pura Vida Ride and Plaza Danta.  In the center of the neighborhood is Plaza del Mercado,…
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Mountain BikingOutdoor sportsRecreationTrailsTraining
19 July, 2018

Las Catalinas in Triathlete Magazine

Las Catalinas’ abundant natural beauty, from its scenic trails surrounded by lush tropical dry forest to its pristine beaches with the Pacific Ocean lapping at their shores, have made it a prime destination for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. For those with an athletic inclination, Tri Las Catalinas, Las Catalinas’ annual triathlon, provides an…
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ArchitectureDesignFriends of Las CatalinasOutdoor sportsRecreation
4 July, 2018

Aquatic Academy at the Beach Club

Inspired by David Hayes’ design and executed by architect Ricardo Arosemena and interior designer Andrina Fonseca, the Las Catalinas Beach Club is a beautiful oceanside gathering spot for local and visitors to socialize, swim, exercise, and relax. Today, the club’s partnership with ConnectOcean is making it an even more exciting destination by offering environmental…
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ArchitectureConstructionDesignNew Urbanism
27 June, 2018

The Beauty of Tradition

When construction on Las Catalinas began in 2009, the team of developers, architects and builders designing the town had a single goal in mind: create an environmentally-sustainable paradise while embracing the Costa Rican landscape and culture. While many new developments prioritize modernity over the tradition, Las Catalinas’ ARC has sought to combine New Urbanist…
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GardensWilderness
20 June, 2018

Garden flowers

Every day, gardens in town are splashed by the liveliest of colors. Evaristo, Efrain, Erick, Roberto and the rest of the gardening team love sharing their endless knowledge about all these tropical beauties. Many of these blooms can be found in markets, flower shops and plant nurseries near and far. As most of the…
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ArchitectureDesignNew UrbanismUrbanism
13 June, 2018

Plazas

Las Catalinas’ picturesque plazas provide a welcome diversion for residents and visitors. This is an introduction to three of the plazas in town. Plaza Escondida  On Paseo de los Niños, Plaza Escondida offers respite for sun-weary pedestrians, thanks to its shady palm tree perimeter. Known for its combination of form and function, Plaza Escondida’s…
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Friends of Las CatalinasOutdoor sports
6 June, 2018

A talk with Leo Chacón

Athleticism is in Olympian Leonardo Chacón’s blood. Son of triathlete Rafael Chacón, 33-year-old Leonardo has dedicated his life to the pursuit of greatness, one he’s achieved by testing his mettle in two Olympics, competing in the 2012 and 2016 summer games. In his native Costa Rica, Chacón continues to challenge himself by showing off…
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