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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 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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Living in Las Catalinas
7 October, 2013

Off-season Beauty

This, right now, is about as off-season as it gets around Las Catalinas.  We are at the statistical peak of rainfall for the year, and some hotels and restaurants in the area close.  However, that doesn't mean it isn't pretty.  The last few days have been exceptionally beautiful, with sun, clear water, moderate temperatures,…
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Living in Las Catalinas
16 August, 2013

Green Season is Great

I know I've said this before, but I can't help repeating myself.  It is just sooo nice here in Las Catalinas this time of year.  People from more northerly latitudes typically (and reasonably) think "Wow - it is hot where I am.  It must be really hot down in the Costa Rica."  Well, not…
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Living in Las CatalinasRecreation
22 May, 2013

Change of Seasons

  Sketch by Markham Smith, May 18 2013. View from Las Catalinas of sea with Islas Pitahayas and Islas Catalinas. The dry season is lingering at Las Catalinas.  We would expect rain by now, but other than a couple of early rains a few weeks ago and a good shower the other day very…
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Living in Las Catalinas
7 August, 2012

3:15 pm, 84 Degrees, Incoming Tide, Hoping for Rain

  It has been an extraordinarily beautiful summer in Las Catalinas, sunny and dry. The afternoon showers that we expect this time of year haven't quite been materializing. Town has been lively and full, with high occupancy in the rental houses and lots of visitors for the beach and our merchants. Today we have…
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Living in Las Catalinas
7 November, 2011

A New Season, a Poem, and Pictures

The arrival of each new wet season or dry season is always a welcome event, and especially so this year as we had one of the wettest Octobers in many years.   Oh my is it beautiful at Las Catalinas right now.   The temperatures are perfect, everything is lush, the streams are flowing,…
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Living in Las Catalinas
7 November, 2011

Las Catalinas Climate

Las Catalinas Climate Summary:   Las Catalinas has two very distinct seasons, a wet one and a dry one.   Both are quite wonderful.   The dry season begins in early to mid-November and runs until about the second week of May.   During this time it will barely rain at all.   Humidity…
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Living in Las CatalinasRecreation
10 May, 2010

Great site for Las Catalinas weather, waves, wind, tide

My friend and extraordinary all-round beach athlete Todd Clark was kind to turn me on to this site: http://www.windguru.cz/int/index.php?sc=4877 It gives accurate, several times per day forecasts for wind, waves, and weather.   Great information to have when planning one's activities! And here is another great one for surfing conditions which includes tides: http://magicseaweed.com/Tamarindo-Surf-Report/444/…
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NewsWilderness
26 April, 2010

The Rain Has Come

After an absence of several months, the rain returned to Las Catalinas last night.   A steady rain fell all through the night.     This is a wonderful and welcome event each year.   Nature's response to this annual event is so rapid and so profound that it tends to amaze people -…
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