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20 February, 2019

Andrina Fonseca Featured in Real Leaders 100

In today’s blog, we focus on one of town’s many interesting personalities, Andrina Fonseca.  About The Artist - Andrina Fonseca Originally from Costa Rica, she left the country and made her name internationally as an interior designer and architect. After designing the first Apple stores directly with Steve Jobs, she returned to the country. Coming…
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20 December, 2018

Santarena Hotel Featured in The Times

The opening of the Santarena Hotel is quickly approaching, and all around the world people are taking notice. Most recently, Santarena was featured in The Times -- one of the UK’s best-selling daily national newspapers -- as they rounded up their most anticipated new hotels of 2019. The article, written by Annabelle Thorpe, does a…
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Architecture and UrbanismNews
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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Architecture and 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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Architecture and Urbanism
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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Architecture and UrbanismLife in TownNewsState of the Union
29 May, 2018

State of the Union, May 2018

(note: this was sent to our newsletter subscribers on May 18, 2018) Dear Friend of Las Catalinas, We are at that delightful time of year when Las Catalinas is once again rapidly turning green. As such, I have lots of news to share. Whether you're thinking of becoming a full-time resident or interested in…
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Architecture and UrbanismNews
16 May, 2018

Help Name a New Plaza and a New Street

We are building an extension of Beach Town to the north.  The infrastructure work for this new part of town is going on right now.  We need your help naming a new street and a new plaza! The area in question is just north of Pura Vida Ride.  In the center of this area…
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Architecture and Urbanism
24 March, 2018

New Urbanism on the coast of Costa Rica

Urban planners, civil engineers, architects, and designers have spent centuries searching for the blueprint of utopia – the ideal town. It is a centuries-long quest for the architectural Holy Grail and while such a blueprint is likely never to be found, a new architectural trend known as New Urbanism is claiming to have the…
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Architecture and UrbanismDaily Report
15 March, 2018

Las Cruces

This week, in the midst of a very busy and completely full town, we are working on plans for a future neighborhood of Las Catalinas known as Las Cruces.  This neighborhood will be up on the hills in an area that has quite a bit of relatively level ground at around 100 meters of…
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