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7 March, 2020

The Daily. Saturday, March 7th, 2020.

Expecting a warm and sunny day this Saturday with few (if any) clouds in the sky, for a typical dry season day in Guanacaste. Then, when the breeze picks up around 3:30pm this afternoon, the temperature will fall off to the low 80s, leaving clear skies and gentle sunlight that make way to some…
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6 March, 2020

The Daily. Friday, March 6th, 2020.

Healthy swell between .8 - 1.4m, and the tides low right today around dawn (close to 6am) for a morning surf session out at Playa Grande, conditions that should repeat both Saturday and Sunday. There are three factors that make for the ideal surf day at Grande: decent swell, a low tide, and gentle…
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5 March, 2020

The Daily. Thursday, March 5th, 2020.

Today, flat 10 Plaza del Mercado is ready to welcome its homeowners. Flat 10 is the first completed residence in the Flats on Plaza del Mercado. This 3-bedroom flat is on the second floor of this mixed-use building, but is the first residential floor and offers sunset ocean views through large windows and a…
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4 March, 2020

The Daily. Wednesday, March 4th, 2020.

The cortez amarillos / yellow cortez trees (Tabebuia ochracea) in Town first burst into bloom yesterday and will continue today, filling the treeline and the streets with color and drawing some mono congos / howler monkeys (Alouatta palliata) out to snack in the trees.  The cortez amarillos are native to Central and South America,…
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3 March, 2020

The Daily. Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020.

A beautiful morning to wrap up two days in Las Catalinas from a Backroads Costa Rica family expedition group. Looking out from Santarena Hotel where they’ve been staying, the sea is glassy and calm, there are a few clouds in the sky, and the breeze is gentle, setting up for a warm and sunny…
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2 March, 2020

The Daily. Monday, March 2nd, 2020.

There’s a gentle breeze throughout Town today from the northeast, a milder day for the trade winds (or Papagayos as they’re known in Costa Rica), which are hanging about 8-10 mph on average with infrequent gusts up to around 15mph. Along the streets of Town, perceived wind speed is even gentler, dispersed by Town’s…
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1 March, 2020

The Daily. Sunday, March 1st, 2020.

Taking a walk around town, there’s always something new to discover. Looking up from Calle Cartagena towards the hillsides of Calle Virginia, and Punta Penca, new homes are in progress, reflecting the light from today’s clear sunny skies.  There are changes happening in the heart of town too, including in one of the longest-finished…
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29 February, 2020

The Daily. Saturday, February 29th, 2020.

Today’s Leap Day, and 2020’s extra day seems set to come and go as a perfect Guanacaste summer day. There were a few clouds right at sunrise, with some briefly cooler temperatures thanks to an onshore breeze. The tide’s been falling as the air’s gotten warmer, which was perfect for a midmorning boogie board…
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28 February, 2020

The Daily. Friday, February 28th, 2020.

A cool and breezy morning throughout Town, with temperatures in the high 70s, a 5mph breeze from the northeast occasionally switching onshore, and a few clouds slowly drifting out to sea. Two prominent sounds arise as you descend from the main road down through town: the gentle rustle of the foliage blowing in the…
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27 February, 2020

The Daily. Thursday, February 27th, 2020.

Yesterday’s clouds turned out to be more than just a sign of moisture in the air, and condensed into a brief lluvia between 1-2am last night. One Guanacaste downpour in February is rare for the weather in Costa Rica, but two is exceptionally so, as the historical data shows.  February and March are the…
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