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ArchitectureConstructionDesignNew Urbanism
27 June, 2018

The Beauty of Tradition

When construction on Las Catalinas began in 2009, the team of developers, architects and builders designing the town had a single goal in mind: create an environmentally-sustainable paradise while embracing the Costa Rican landscape and culture. While many new developments prioritize modernity over the tradition, Las Catalinas’ ARC has sought to combine New Urbanist…
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GardensWilderness
20 June, 2018

Garden flowers

Every day, gardens in town are splashed by the liveliest of colors. Evaristo, Efrain, Erick, Roberto and the rest of the gardening team love sharing their endless knowledge about all these tropical beauties. Many of these blooms can be found in markets, flower shops and plant nurseries near and far. As most of the…
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ArchitectureDesignNew UrbanismUrbanism
13 June, 2018

Plazas

Las Catalinas’ picturesque plazas provide a welcome diversion for residents and visitors. This is an introduction to three of the plazas in town. Plaza Escondida  On Paseo de los Niños, Plaza Escondida offers respite for sun-weary pedestrians, thanks to its shady palm tree perimeter. Known for its combination of form and function, Plaza Escondida’s…
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Friends of Las CatalinasOutdoor sports
6 June, 2018

A talk with Leo Chacón

Athleticism is in Olympian Leonardo Chacón’s blood. Son of triathlete Rafael Chacón, 33-year-old Leonardo has dedicated his life to the pursuit of greatness, one he’s achieved by testing his mettle in two Olympics, competing in the 2012 and 2016 summer games. In his native Costa Rica, Chacón continues to challenge himself by showing off…
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AnnouncementsPlanning
21 May, 2018

And the Winners Are…

Plaza Iguanas in a nailbiter over Plaza Guanacaste and Paseo Miraflores in a romp!  Thanks for your help! https://www.surveymonkey.com/results/SM-V3Z636MDL/
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AnnouncementsPlanning
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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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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