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The Trailblazer
8 November, 2012

La Ruta Champ Paolo Montoya Visits Las Catalinas

Paolo with Las Catalinas cycling enthusiast Luis Diego. Today we were honored to have 2012 La Ruta de los Conquistadores winner Paolo Montoya, visit Las Catalinas.  La Ruta is one of the most famous and difficult mountain bike stage races in the world.   It is held annually in Costa Rica and the route…
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Naturally Speaking
16 October, 2012

Restoring a Forest

Walking on Las Catalinas trail.   I love the land that is Las Catalinas.   I love the trees, the animals, and the hills.   I love the sounds, the smells, and the breezes.   I love the trails that allow us to get out and enjoy the land. To me, and to all…
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Architecture and Urbanism
21 September, 2012

Lesson from Italy, September 2012

This is one in a series of "Lessons from..." documents I have written after visiting places that are of interest as precedents for Las Catalinas. Some of these towns I have visited before. I stayed in Pienza circa 2004 on a study trip with the Seaside Pienza Institute. Civita de Bagnoregio I visited way…
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11 September, 2012

Newsletter – Breakout Summer at Las Catalinas

This newsletter went out to our mailing list yesterday.   If you want to be on out mailing list but are not click on "Connect with us" at upper right of this page: Dear Friend of Las Catalinas, The summer of 2012 marked a breakout, coming of age moment in Las Catalinas' history.  …
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Life in TownThe Trailblazer
4 September, 2012

Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga

  Participants in SUP Yoga Instructor Training Class Stand Up Paddle Yoga with instructor Dori Matthews and Pura Vida Ride is a favorite activity of many people that visit Las Catalinas.  The fast growing sport combines SUP (Stand Up Paddleboard) with the ancient tradition of yoga.   Yogis of all levels and ages return…
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Daily Report
7 August, 2012

3:15 pm, 84 Degrees, Incoming Tide, Hoping for Rain

  It has been an extraordinarily beautiful summer in Las Catalinas, sunny and dry. The afternoon showers that we expect this time of year haven't quite been materializing. Town has been lively and full, with high occupancy in the rental houses and lots of visitors for the beach and our merchants. Today we have…
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25 July, 2012

Liberia Airport Up 42% Year to Date

Arrivals into Liberia's Daniel Oduber airport (just a 40 minute drive from Las Catalinas) are up by an amazing 42% year to date.   The list of direct flights into Liberia now includes Houston, Atlanta, Miami, Dallas, Newark, Toronto, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, New York JFK, El Salvador, and Panama. That and many other tasty…
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Life in TownNewsThe Trailblazer
19 June, 2012

Paddle Battle 2012

This is a big weekend at Las Catalinas, with Pura Vida Ride putting on their second annual stand up paddle challenge on Saturday, June 23.   This year is is the Paddle Battle 2012, in support of the beloved nearby La Paz Community School.   It is shaping up to be a really great…
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