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Mountain BikingOutdoor sportsRecreationSantarena
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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Mountain BikingOutdoor sportsRecreationTrailsTraining
19 July, 2018

Las Catalinas in Triathlete Magazine

Las Catalinas’ abundant natural beauty, from its scenic trails surrounded by lush tropical dry forest to its pristine beaches with the Pacific Ocean lapping at their shores, have made it a prime destination for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. For those with an athletic inclination, Tri Las Catalinas, Las Catalinas’ annual triathlon, provides an…
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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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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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AnnouncementsLiving in Las CatalinasRecreation
18 August, 2016

Go Leo Go!

In less than an hour our good friend Leonardo Chacon will be representing Costa Rica in his Olympic Triathlon race.  Over the last few weeks it has been an honor and great pleasure to have Leo and two fellow triathlon Olympians from Hungary do their final training and preparation at Las Catalinas.  Leo's determination,…
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Press
30 June, 2016

Lava Magazine – Taking in the Triathlon Paradise that is Las Catalinas

The current issue of Lava Magazine, the official magazine of the IRONMAN triathlon organization, has a profile article by Chris Foster: "Taking in the Triathlon Paradise that is Las Catalinas."  Some of my favorite lines include: "As a pro rider who has traveled all over the world, it is a blessing to find a…
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Living in Las CatalinasNewsRecreation
22 February, 2016

Triathlon Day 2016

I have said it so much that you are probably tired of hearing it, but triathlon day is the best day of the year at Las Catalinas.  This year set yet another new high water mark.  We had some 400 athletes (triathlon plus teams plus open water swimmers) plus families and friends, about 1,000…
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Living in Las CatalinasMountain BikingRecreation
12 February, 2016

Trails Update and My New Favorite Place

My new favorite place and time is: these rocking chairs outside of Pura Vida Ride between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.  Pura Vida opens at 7:00 with their most excellent coffees - my case mocha.  These chairs are the natural place to gather before or after a ride, run, hike, swim, boat, snorkel, or…
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Living in Las CatalinasMountain BikingRecreation
3 March, 2014

Triathlon!

The second annual Tri Las Catalinas has been completed.  It was fantastic!  On Saturday February 22nd 296 athletes competed in the triathlon, open water swim, and kids race.  We had about 1,000 total visitors at Las Catalinas that day.  About 85% of the competitors were from Costa Rica, and 15% from other countries.  The…
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EventsLiving in Las Catalinas
29 April, 2013

Report on Spring at Las Catalinas

It is the changing of the seasons at Las Catalinas.  The dry season is winding down and we have had a couple of rains already.  Over the next couple of weeks the landscape will switch from dry season browns, yellows, and pinks to rainforest green.  The daytime temperatures will drop, and we will settle…
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