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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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Daily Report
10 June, 2018

The Daily. Sunday, June 10th, 2018

When talking or emailing with guests soon to come, we get the question often about what the rainy or green season is like. It's fantastic! The land is lush and green, the temperature is cooler and although weather in the tropics can be unpredictable there is normally a strong daily pattern from June to…
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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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Daily Report
4 June, 2018

The Daily. Monday, June 4th, 2018

With the Ilan Ilan trees and jasmine bushes in bloom, Plaza Carlota is smelling fantastic. Its a magic spot at night time when the flowers are even more fragrant, the dim warm lights are on, the temperature is cooler and the only noise breaking the calm are a few crickets and the running water…
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Daily Report
3 June, 2018

The Daily. Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

Many trees in the mountains are now covered with purple flowers. I looked for the name of the tree online and couldn't find it anywhere. Not happy. I like knowing tree names. It was quite confusing...The barks of trees with flowers were different colours, sizes, textures and shapes. How come? Frustration grew (not really.…
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Daily Report
29 May, 2018

The Daily. Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

We received a great visit from the grupo ecológico Futuro Verde, who came for a field trip through the trails and town lead by our Agro-forestry team. One of the organizers were our friends from Abriendo Mentes who play a very important role in the community, especially with programs directed to children's education. visit  
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Daily Report
28 May, 2018

The Daily. Monday, May 28th, 2018

In Costa Rica we know it's May when we see the first "Abejón de mayo" (May beetle). These harmless beetles appear with the first showers of the year, which are normally in May. They are part of the Melolonthinae subfamily of the scarab beetles, a very diverse group; distributed over most of the world. During the day…
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Daily Report
27 May, 2018

The Daily. Sunday, May 27th, 2018

Sunday mornings are always busy at Pura Vida Ride. Sun or rain, there is always activity, new and familiar faces, and many opportunities for a friendly chat. Hoping today's morning bike ride was fantastic (and a little muddy for some extra fun).
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Daily Report
21 May, 2018

The Daily. Monday, May 21st, 2018

This papaya tree behind Casa Indigo is full of small green papayas. In some weeks they will turn orange-yellowish and will be ready to eat. On the left there is an orange tree and also a mango tree. Seems it will be fruit salad time soon!
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