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30 January, 2020

The Daily. Thursday, January 30th, 2020.

In this Daily: The Beginner’s Guide to Starting Swimming Training For a beginner looking to get into swimming as a fitness activity and also as a sport, there are a few ways to take the first steps, starting with the basics and adding aquatic activities to get stronger, faster, and more confident in the…
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Fish in Costa Rica, Snorkel in Costa Rica, Scuba Dive Costa Rica
Daily Report
29 January, 2020

The Daily. Wednesday, January 29th, 2020.

In this Daily: Some of the Costa Rican Fish Found While Snorkeling and Diving Nearby The waters in the bay off of Las Catalinas feature expansive sandflats and volcanic rock formations, all at the intersection of shallow and open water. The result is a vibrant blend of different sea life, like the golden trevally,…
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Best Beach Towns in Guanacaste Costa Rica, Where to Stay in Costa Rica, Visit Costa Rica
Daily Report
26 January, 2020

The Daily. Sunday, January 26th, 2020.

In this Daily: All around Las Catalinas, some of the iconic beach towns in Guanacaste, Costa Rica Thanks to an intersection of mountains, forests, beaches, ocean, and town, there’s a lot to do in Las Catalinas. Add in the fact that town is on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, just a short drive…
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Inflatable vs Rigid Paddle Boards, How to Pick a Paddle Board, stand up paddle boarding
Daily Report
24 January, 2020

The Daily. Friday, January 24th, 2020.

In this Daily: Inflatable vs Rigid Paddle Boards, a Starter Guide on How to Pick a Paddle Board Paddle boards fall into two major categories, inflatable and rigid boards, which each provide a different experience from transport to time on the water. From portability and storage to stability and speed, choosing between rigid body…
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Blue Zones of Nicoya, Healthy Living, Wellbeing
Daily Report
23 January, 2020

The Daily. Thursday, January 23rd, 2020.

In this Daily: The Peninsula de Nicoya’s Blue Zone, Costa Rica’s Longest-Lived Area The Nicoya Peninsula, which Las Catalinas is on the northern edge of, is one of the world’s five blue zones, geographic areas where high numbers of the population consistently live to 100 years and older while maintaining vitality, energy, and high…
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Coral Recovery, Ocean Conservation, Guanacaste Conservation
Daily Report
22 January, 2020

The Daily. Wednesday, January 22nd, 2020.

In this Daily: A Coral Population Explosion at Las Catalinas I have been snorkeling around Las Catalinas since 2006.  There has always been lots of life, lots of interesting fish.  But until the last 5 years or so, there was no live coral, at least not things that were obviously live coral to me.  …
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Weather in Costa Rica, Dry Season, Rainy Season, Las Pintas
Daily Report
20 January, 2020

The Daily. Monday, January 20th, 2020.

In this Daily: The Weather in Costa Rica Throughout the Year According to Las Pintas The beginning of this year also brought the beginning of Las Pintas, a Costa Rican folk belief that indicates that the weather on the first days of the year “paint” the weather of the rest of the year. Las…
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Mountain Bike in Costa Rica, Costa Rican Mountain Biking, Best Trails in Costa Rica
Daily Report
19 January, 2020

The Daily. Sunday, January 19th, 2020.

In this Daily: The Southern Highlands Trails Bring Two New Elements to Town as Costa Rican Mountain Biking Destination Two new single track mountain biking trails opened at the beginning of January 2020 in the 1000 acre tropical dry forest reserve in Las Catalinas. These bikeable trails include a circular loop through the Southern…
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Daily Report
17 January, 2020

The Daily. Friday, January 17th, 2020.

In this Daily: Outreach in Guanacaste, and the Organizations Giving Back to the Community There are numerous outreach and nonprofit organizations in Guanacaste, like Abriendo Mentes, CEPIA, SwimSafe, and the many partners of the Guanacaste Community Fund. These community organizations support the region in many ways, providing a wide range of services ranging from…
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Divemaster, PADI Certifications, Scuba Dive in Costa Rica
Daily Report
16 January, 2020

The Daily. Thursday, January 16th, 2020.

In this Daily: A Lifetime of Learning in Scuba, from Bubblemaker to Divemaster and Beyond Diving is classified into two very broad categories: recreational diving and technical diving. Recreational diving is limited to depths of 130 feet, and follows certain no-decompression limits, while technical diving encompasses all other forms of deep diving, saturation diving,…
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