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Neighbors
29 March, 2010

Guanacaste Airport Arrivals Way Up!

From the Tico Times: The number of tourists who landed in January and February at the Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia, a short drive from popular beaches in Costa Rica's northern Pacific province of Guanacaste, was up more than 24 percent from the same span in 2009, according to the Costa Rican Tourism…
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Architecture and UrbanismLife in Town
28 March, 2010

New Place Names – The Winners

Thanks for your votes, everyone. Here are the results: 1. Plaza Danta - this was actually only a close second in the votes, but I'm bumping it up to be winner because I think it is a bit more unique than Plaza del Mar. 2. Plazita Los Alemendros - a clear winner. 3. Paseo…
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Architecture and UrbanismLife in Town
22 March, 2010

Naming First Places at Las Catalinas

Please help us name the first places at Las Catalinas.   Here are some finalist names for some of the first places we are creating.   Please vote, and tell your friends to vote!   Feel free to suggest new names as well.   I'm not saying we will necessarily go with the top…
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Architecture and Urbanism
11 March, 2010

Flamingo Unveiling Part

We had a big presentation/party here at the Yellow Fin Bar in Flamingo, Costa Rica tonight.   Tons of people including lots from the brokerage community.   It went great.   And more of a party than I could handle!
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Naturally Speaking
26 February, 2010

Whale of a Drama off Las Catalinas Shores

The day before yesterday Jim Berry called and told me there were two adult whales and a baby just offshore from our Punta Penca.   Then last night I saw this story about a baby whale tangled in a net out by the Catalina Islands (also nearby): http://costaricanconservationnetwork.wordpress.com/2010/02/25/baby-humpback-whale-rescued-from-fishing-net/ I wonder if it was the…
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Architecture and Urbanism
25 February, 2010

Construction Underway

Construction on the Phase Zero site (our first seven houses plus restaurant and a beach/bike rental building) has been getting underway the last few days.   Here are a couple of photos!   The first is looking across the building site with Punta Guachipelines in the distance and second shows the bodega (materials storage)…
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Naturally Speaking
22 February, 2010

No Hurricanes in Costa Rica

I believe it is a fact that no storm with hurricane force winds has ever hit Costa Rica.   Basically the country is at too low a latitude for the coriolis effect to kick in and give storms the rotational punch they need to become hurricanes.   Google comes up with three hurricanes that…
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