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Mercado Flats
Life in Town
13 February, 2020

The Daily. Thursday, February 13th, 2020.

Construction, stucco, windows, and external woodworking of the three Mercado Flats has been completed, and as internal and detailing work continues, the space that they will frame, Plaza del Mercado, has begun to take shape. These beach flats will be mixed-use commercial and residential buildings, which blend first-floor shop space with upper floor flats.…
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Beach Town Las Catalinas, Kayaking in Las Catalinas, Paddle Board,
Life in Town
12 February, 2020

The Daily. Wednesday, February 12th, 2020.

The moon is just past full hanging in the sky far above Punta Guachipelines this morning, above near-glassy waters with a moderate swell (between 06m and 1m, and dying down later this week) at high tide. This time of year conditions often flip between ideal for sailing and ideal for snorkeling from day to…
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Costa Rica Vacations
Life in Town
11 February, 2020

The Daily. Tuesday, February 11th, 2020.

A good morning for walks in town, along the beach, the trails, and throughout Town. Clear skies with temperatures in high 70s, and a gentle breeze is filtering through town from the northwest and out onto Playa Danta, where the half meter swell is breaking over the flats at a rising mid-tide.  A few…
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Life in Town
10 February, 2020

The Daily. Monday, February 10th, 2020.

After a very mild and moderate beginning to the dry season, including an exceptionally rare February rain, this weekend brought the start of a return to more of the expected weather, with a firm, steady breeze from the northwest.  Most of the weather in the dry season can be traced back to the trade…
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Daily Report
9 February, 2020

The Daily. Sunday, February 9th, 2020.

As the TRI weekend winds to a close, for both yesterday afternoon and today it seemed that rest was on everyone’s mind.  Next up for town is MTB Fest 2020, a three day festival centered around Mountain Biking that features a three-stage race as the main event, as well as casual trail runs, last-day…
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Daily Report
8 February, 2020

The Daily. Saturday, February 8th, 2020.

Today is TRI day, and from before dawn town has been alive and humming, all centered around Playa Danta. Conditions were perfect: cooler in the morning with a gentle breeze and warm waters, and El TRI started a little after sunrise at 6 am, followed by the Aguas Abiertas immediately afterward, and now the…
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Triathlon in Costa Rica, TRI Las Catalinas, Offroad Triathlon
Daily Report
7 February, 2020

The Daily. Friday, February 7th, 2020.

In Town this morning, the anticipation for the TRI is palpable, and will only continue to build. The staging area is set, and by this afternoon it will be filled with over 100 bikes and sets of equipment. The finish line is coming together on Paseo del Mar, and behind them, the stands, stalls,…
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Baird's Trogon, Birds in Costa Rica
Daily Report
6 February, 2020

The Daily. Thursday, February 6th, 2020.

One of the three fundamental principles of Town’s generative urbanism is the preservation of views, and a great deal of thought is put into the visual character of the homes, flats, streets, plazas, and places around Las Catalinas. After all, sight is the sense that humans rely on most. However, the most immediate human…
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Daily Report
5 February, 2020

The Daily. Wednesday, February 5th, 2020.

Walking along Playa Danta during the dry season, the rugged beauty of the Guanacaste coast comes to the forefront. The hills have faded to a dappled blend of greens and golds, dotted with scattered floral blooms in reds, pinks, purples, yellows, and the receding foliage accentuates the topography of town, formed by Costa Rica’s…
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The TRI, TRI Las Catalinas, Costa Rica Triathlon
Daily Report
4 February, 2020

The Daily. Tuesday, February 4th, 2020.

Two things that you are almost certain to find around town at any time of year are mountain bikes and people out exercising. During this week, in particular, it can seem as though bikes and athletes are everywhere you look, most getting ready for El TRI.  Some competitors, like the group of bikers from…
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