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24 February, 2020

The Daily. Monday, February 24th, 2020.

Strolling through town yesterday evening, Pula and Bubbs were out for their late-afternoon walk with Ivan from LaPula Shop and Studio.  Pula and Bubbs around town, and other dogs like Phinneas, are mainstays around town, something made better by the walkability in Las Catalinas. Bubbs’ favorite sunbeam outside of LaPula in Calle La Ronda…
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22 February, 2020

The Daily. Saturday, February 22nd, 2020.

Tonight is Fiesta en La Plaza, the second event of Guanacaste Nights after yesterday’s Culinary Celebration up at Casa Chameleon. Starting at 6pm and running until 9pm, the seven chefs will be finishing and serving small plates in Plaza Danta, all inspired in some way by the cooking and ingredients of Guanacaste.  Afternoon cocktails…
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21 February, 2020

The Daily. Friday, February 21st, 2020.

Tonight is the first night of Guanacaste Nights 2020, the second edition of Town’s food festival where featured chefs create Guanacaste-inspired dishes. This evening is the Culinary Celebration, a seven-course dinner hosted up at Sentido Norte. Last night, there were already celebrations of food and drink going on around town. At the Camino Flats…
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1 Punta Penca
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20 February, 2020

The Daily. Thursday, February 20th, 2020.

1 Punta Penca has begun construction, a 9 bedroom hillside home that serves as one of the welcomes to Las Catalinas to visitors entering along the main road from Potrero. The home, which features a six-bedroom main house with a guest area as well as a three-bedroom guest house united by gardens and terraces,…
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19 February, 2020

The Daily. Wednesday, February 19th, 2020.

Yesterday there were a few clouds drifting across the sun right around sunset. The result was a bit more interplay of shadow and sunlight throughout town, one which accented some of town’s more hidden spaces.  The concept of “hidden” is explored often in architecture and design, and in town partially hidden towns, streets, and…
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18 February, 2020

The Daily. Tuesday, February 18th, 2020.

Just a few days ago, the Las Catalinas Agroforestales Team was invited to Barra Honda National Park and Hojancha to participate in the founding of a partnership between MINAE, SINAC, and the Canadian National government to combat forest fires. As part of this partnership, both nations’ firefighters will collaborate during mobilization of forest firefighters,…
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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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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
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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
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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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