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7 February, 2019

The Heart of Winter (Sort of)

It's that time of year again in Las Catalinas, when residents of town get versions of the same question asked over and over again from friends and family elsewhere. "So, how's the winter treating you down there?" As it turns out, pretty great! It's actually in the middle of summer in Guanacaste, where the…
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Life in TownNews
4 February, 2019

The Las Catalinas Collection

The most recent addition to town’s shopping scene is the Las Catalinas Collection, a colorful new boutique located in the Las Catalinas Beach Club. Offering a carefully curated selection of elegant beach attire, stylish athletic wear, and accessories for both home and personal use, the Las Catalinas Collection is the perfect partner to Las…
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Life in Town
21 January, 2019

The Las Catalinas Yearly Forecast — A Look at Las Pintas

After our Daily on Las Pintas -- the old Costa Rican tradition which dictates that, according to legend, the first 19 days of the year determine the weather for the year -- we decided to take a look at the weather throughout the first 19 days of January and determine exactly how the weather will…
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Life in Town
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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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, and I have lots of news to share: General Update Our New Hotel Beach Town North Wake Day Spa Copper…
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Daily ReportLife in TownThe Trailblazer
17 March, 2018

A Great Day for Snorkeling and Boogie Boarding

We should have great conditions today for snorkeling and also a nice moderate swell for boogie boarding.  Yesterday I went snorkeling and the visibility once I got outside the surf zone to a depth of 15 feet or so was EXCELLENT.  I saw a big spotted moray eel just swimming freely along the rocky…
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Life in Town
25 January, 2018

Hanging Around Plaza Danta Makes You Healthy

Increasingly my favorite thing about Las Catalinas is the unplanned causal interactions I have with the people there.  I find myself wandering around town just to see who I'll bump into.  There is something about it that just feels so good, and for me it happens more and better at Las Catalinas than it…
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Life in Town
24 October, 2017

Happiness in Costa Rica

Credit to Rich Roe for pointing out this fascinating National Geographic article about happiness.  It focuses on three of the countries that consistently end up on top of rankings of the happiest countries: Costa Rica, Denmark, and Singapore. The author says Costa Rica " is not only Latin America’s happiest; it’s also where people…
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Daily ReportLife in Town
16 October, 2017

The Daily, Rain from Nate, and More

(Note: this update was sent to LC newsletter supscribers on Oct. 13) Dear Friend of Las Catalinas, I have news on the following topics for you today: The Daily - our new daily publication Tropical Storm Nate Completion of Plaza Carlota Pura Vida Ride expansion and new sales offices at Plaza Danta The Daily -…
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Life in TownNews
11 September, 2017

Las Catalinas on the Cover of Travel and Leisure!

Yes, that is our very own swim dock on the cover of Travel and Leisure Magazine, along with many nice mentions in the article itself, which is by Adam Leith Gollner. Brian Funcik and Estafania Pignani on the cover!  Esteban Vargas ("hyperfit!") of Pura Vida Ride and our architect Juan Carlos Avelar quoted extensively!…
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