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4 April, 2019

Vogue Announces the Arrival of Santarena

  A big mention for the Santarena Hotel today, with an excellent writeup in Vogue! We think they've got a pretty good handle on what makes town special, touching on a bit of past, present, and future, and we're just as excited to the Santarena coming to life as they are. If you'd like to…
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Architecture and UrbanismNews
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. Originally from Costa Rica, she left the country and made her name internationally as an interior designer and architect, designing the first Apple stores directly with Steve Jobs. Lucky for us, she returned to the country, coming back to Costa…
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Life in TownNews
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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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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Architecture and UrbanismNews
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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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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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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14 February, 2018

What’s This?

There is a conspicuous hole in the ground on the eastern edge of Plaza Danta.  Towering above the hole is a large green crane.  So, you may have been wondering, what's going on here? It is a new hotel under construction!  I can't tell the whole story yet.  But it is going to be…
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