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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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Daily ReportLiving in Las Catalinas
12 June, 2018

The Daily, June 12 2018

Well, I've been away from Las Catalinas for a few weeks and it is stunning how different it looks all decked out in its beautiful rainy season green! We have had large waves for the last week or so, which has made for fun boogie boarding but has stirred up the sand and made…
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Daily ReportLiving in Las Catalinas
9 May, 2018

The Daily. Wednesday, May 9th, 2018

For those of you reading in Costa Rica, tonight at 8PM there will be more artisan beef available through Hacienda Sur.  One of our neighbors here in Las Catalinas, JP, introduced me to this farm.  The whole operation is cared for in the most impressive of ways. Knowing where my food comes from requires…
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Daily ReportLiving in Las Catalinas
20 April, 2018

The Daily. Friday, April 20th, 2018

With summer break approaching, our Travel team is busy planning vacations.  We have more and more families taking advantage of the unique learning activities that exist here.  Book a trip soon and enjoy some of my favorite week long programs: Tropical Agroforestry Tour is a chance to walk through our entire agroforestry systems in…
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Daily ReportLiving in Las Catalinas
19 April, 2018

The Daily. Thursday, April 19th, 2018

With more humidity in the air, we are getting unbelievable sunsets this week.  Everyone must get down to the beach for sunset.  The tide is low in the evenings, and there is a very solid swell in this week.   Great surfing and body boarding at sunset is such a great way to end…
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Daily ReportLiving in Las Catalinas
6 April, 2018

The Daily. Friday, April 6th, 2018

Sombra - One of the treats in Town is finding the routes through the streets which are shaded, even at mid day.  We are fortunate to have paths all around that are always fresh and cool.  I find myself planning routes around the shade during our summer months.  Sure beats planning my routes around…
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Daily ReportLiving in Las Catalinas
30 March, 2018

The Daily. Friday, March 30th, 2018

Our colleague Julio took a few great pictures this morning on his way through Town.  The tall tree with the yellow flowers is the Cortez Amarillo.  During the dry season, these trees drop their leaves and then we get treated for a special week when the flower.  These bright yellow trumpet flowers last for…
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ArchitectureDesignLiving in Las CatalinasNew UrbanismUrbanism
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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Daily ReportLiving in Las Catalinas
22 February, 2018

The Daily. Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Exciting to see the next floor of #18 Cartagena going up.  This is directly adjacent to the Beach Club, which will serve the plaza and street very well.  The team at BCV Architects has done a great job setting this home up.  Anxious to see it advance.  
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