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The Trailblazer
8 February, 2019

Looking Ahead To The Las Catalinas TRI with Jessica Jacobs

Yesterday we sat down with Jessica Jacobs, 4x IronMan Champion, Triathlon coach extraordinaire, and one of the current leaders of this week’s RaceQuest training camp. The subject largely covered how to make preparations before a big race. While we were there, we also took some time to ask about her love for Triathlons and why they…
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Well Seasoned
7 February, 2019

Fiesta en La Plaza — The Guanacaste Nights Finale

Two Saturdays ago saw the finale of Guanacaste Nights. The festival was a two night event bringing Guanacaste cuisine to the forefront through the creativity of six international chefs. After a fabulous dinner at Sentido Norte featuring six courses  on Friday night, the chefs brought a festival-style touch to the event at Fiesta en…
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The Trailblazer
7 February, 2019

Prelude To A Race: Just Two Days Until The Las Catalinas TRI

With the Las Catalinas TRI coming up in just a few days, we sat down with Jessica Jacobs to discuss preparation. Jacobs is a 4X Ironman Champion and one of the current ace coaches of RaceQuest (a Triathlon Training Camp currently running in town). We had the opportunity to talk a little bit about…
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Life in Town
7 February, 2019

Enjoy the Guanacaste Nights In The Heart of Winter (Sort of)

It's that time of year again in Las Catalinas. While enjoying the beautiful days and luxurious Guanacaste nights, residents of town get versions of the same question asked over and over again from friends and family. "So, how's the winter treating you down there?" Well, what do you think? The Guanacaste Winter In case…
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Life in Town
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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Well Seasoned
22 January, 2019

Knowing Your Product — Sourcing Local Ingredients with Gilberto Briceño

One of the greatest resources of the Guanacaste region and Costa Rica in general is its tremendous biodiversity and vibrant natural ecosystems, which bring with them a nearly limitless supply of different flavors, ingredients, and possibilities for cooking. And still, even with such a wealth of natural resources all across the country, the value…
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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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The Trailblazer
3 January, 2019

Triathlon Training Day — A Santarena Story

It’s triathlon training day. You wake up before the sun rises, pump up your bike tires and fill your bottles for this morning's long ride. Your bike preparation complete, you and your fellow triathlon campers caravan out to the foothills of the mountains, where after a short warm up you’re climbing. As you do,…
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