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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
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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Daily Report
17 March, 2018

A Great Day for Snorkeling and Boogie Boarding

We should have great conditions today for snorkeling and also a nice moderate swell for boogie boarding.  Yesterday I went snorkeling and the visibility once I got outside the surf zone to a depth of 15 feet or so was EXCELLENT.  I saw a big spotted moray eel just swimming freely along the rocky…
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Daily Report
15 March, 2018

Las Cruces

This week, in the midst of a very busy and completely full town, we are working on plans for a future neighborhood of Las Catalinas known as Las Cruces.  This neighborhood will be up on the hills in an area that has quite a bit of relatively level ground at around 100 meters of…
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AnnouncementsConstructionNews
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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Living in Las CatalinasWildlife
3 February, 2018

The Birds of Las Catalinas

The Great Kiskadee, photo by Rich Hoeg taken at Las Catalinas. We are getting to the best time of year for bird-watching at Las Catalinas.  Many of the trees have now lost their leaves for some portion of the dry season, which makes birds much easier to spot. We do have an astounding variety…
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Living in Las Catalinas
25 January, 2018

Hanging Around Plaza Danta Makes You Healthy

Increasingly my favorite thing about Las Catalinas is the unplanned causal interactions I have with the people there.  I find myself wandering around town just to see who I'll bump into.  There is something about it that just feels so good, and for me it happens more and better at Las Catalinas than it…
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ArchitecturePlanning
18 December, 2017

Ricardo Arosemena from Arosemena and Soundy Arquitectos, Panama City

“We aspire to create architecture that complements its context as opposed to disrupting it, architecture that is rational, beautiful and will last for a very long time.” Architect Ricardo Arosemana, of Arosemena & Soundy Arquitectos in Panama, played a pivotal role in the look and landscape of Las Catalinas. Ricardo and his team embraced…
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Living in Las Catalinas
24 October, 2017

Happiness in Costa Rica

Credit to Rich Roe for pointing out this fascinating National Geographic article about happiness.  It focuses on three of the countries that consistently end up on top of rankings of the happiest countries: Costa Rica, Denmark, and Singapore. The author says Costa Rica " is not only Latin America’s happiest; it’s also where people…
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