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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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Daily ReportLiving in Las Catalinas
16 October, 2017

The Daily, Rain from Nate, and More

(Note: this update was sent to LC newsletter supscribers on Oct. 13) Dear Friend of Las Catalinas, I have news on the following topics for you today: The Daily - our new daily publication Tropical Storm Nate Completion of Plaza Carlota Pura Vida Ride expansion and new sales offices at Plaza Danta The Daily -…
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Press
11 September, 2017

Las Catalinas on the Cover of Travel and Leisure!

Yes, that is our very own swim dock on the cover of Travel and Leisure Magazine, along with many nice mentions in the article itself, which is by Adam Leith Gollner. Brian Funcik and Estafania Pignani on the cover!  Esteban Vargas ("hyperfit!") of Pura Vida Ride and our architect Juan Carlos Avelar quoted extensively!…
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Announcements
11 September, 2017

Las Catalinas State of the Union August, 2017

Dear Friend of Las Catalinas, It is too long since I have shared a State of the Union with you!  Today's topics include: Raving about summer in Las Catalinas Growth of our town Push for full-time residents
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Living in Las CatalinasMountain BikingUncategorized
6 June, 2017

Happy Anniversary, Pura Vida Ride!

We have just passed the sixth anniversary of the opening of Pura Vida Ride, our wonderful outfitter/bike shop/boutique/coffee shop/general store.  Happy Anniversary, Pura Vida Ride!  You have been a huge contributor to our town since the very beginning.  Your opening date in 2011 also pretty well marks the beginning of Las Catalinas being up…
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Announcements
20 March, 2017

Critical Mass and Goals Met

"The town will make the setting more beautiful. And the setting will make the town more beautiful. This is truly how it ought to be." - Las Catalinas unveiling presentation, March 2010. Long ago we dedicated ourselves to a goal of having 100 properties sold and six retail businesses operating in our town.  We…
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EventsLiving in Las CatalinasMountain BikingNews
28 February, 2017

“The Best Off-road Triathlon in the World”

  This year's triathlon was the best ever, by far.  From the moonlit preparations for the swim, to the triathlon itself, to the open water swim events, to the afternoon kids races, to the evening awards ceremony, it was a magical day.  The video above captures it very well. Thanks to the Guanaride team…
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Announcements
17 January, 2017

Las Catalinas State of the Union, January 2017

(This went out as a newsletter to our Las Catalinas mailing list today) Dear Friend of Las Catalinas, In the past year I think many of us at Las Catalinas have begun to more greatly appreciate the importance of what we are doing.  Our purpose is to create a better way to live, one…
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Living in Las CatalinasLocal Area
16 December, 2016

Dry Season Has Arrived

The rainy season ended on Monday. It rained for several hours that day, ending around 4:30 pm Costa Rica time (which is 6:30 Las Catalinas Time, but I'm not getting into that). Tuesday was sort of a transition day, Wednesday the easterly Papagayo Wind began to blow gently, and by Thursday it was really feeling…
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Announcements
6 December, 2016

Fiber-optic Connection Arrives in Las Catalinas

Las Catalinas is now connected to the internet via fiber-optic cable.  CoopeGuanacaste, a local electricity and telecom provider, recently installed fiber-optic cabling into Las Catalinas, and this fiber is now the primary backbone of our internet service.  We continue to maintain connections with other providers for redundancy to ensure consistent internet up-time. We are…
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