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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
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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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3 February, 2020

The Daily. Monday, February 3rd, 2020.

A warm and sunny summer day out on Playa Danta, with a few more clouds than usual, perhaps remnants of the very rare end of January rain in the area. The pelícanos pardos (brown pelicans / Pelecanus occidentalis) are dotting this morning’s calm water, individuals intermittently taking off along the breaking waves before looping…
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2 February, 2020

The Daily. Sunday, February 2nd, 2020.

Today, many participants are traveling home from the Santarena Hotel after the Math + X Symposium, a yearly gathering organized by Rice University to encourage novel collaborations between mathematics and other disciplines in science and engineering minds. This year’s symposium focused on “inverse problems and deep learning, mitigating natural hazards,” and discussed modeling and…
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1 February, 2020

The Daily. Saturday, February 1st, 2020.

Starting today, The Daily will return to its original vision. The Daily will send timely, brief daily reporting about what’s going on in town and the surrounding areas. Long form posts about Las Catalinas, the community that creates and surrounds it, its urbanism and architecture, sports and recreational activities, food and beverage outlets, experiences,…
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31 January, 2020

The Daily. Friday, January 31st, 2020.

In this Daily: How Surf Breaks Form A surf break requires a number of key conditions to form, requiring just the right underwater topography, offshore swell direction, and wind at the right times to culminate in a clean and surfable wave. These conditions can be rare, which is what makes Guanacaste and its wide…
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30 January, 2020

The Daily. Thursday, January 30th, 2020.

In this Daily: The Beginner’s Guide to Starting Swimming Training For a beginner looking to get into swimming as a fitness activity and also as a sport, there are a few ways to take the first steps, starting with the basics and adding aquatic activities to get stronger, faster, and more confident in the…
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Fish in Costa Rica, Snorkel in Costa Rica, Scuba Dive Costa Rica
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29 January, 2020

The Daily. Wednesday, January 29th, 2020.

In this Daily: Some of the Costa Rican Fish Found While Snorkeling and Diving Nearby The waters in the bay off of Las Catalinas feature expansive sandflats and volcanic rock formations, all at the intersection of shallow and open water. The result is a vibrant blend of different sea life, like the golden trevally,…
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Best Beach Towns in Guanacaste Costa Rica, Where to Stay in Costa Rica, Visit Costa Rica
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26 January, 2020

The Daily. Sunday, January 26th, 2020.

In this Daily: All around Las Catalinas, some of the iconic beach towns in Guanacaste, Costa Rica Thanks to an intersection of mountains, forests, beaches, ocean, and town, there’s a lot to do in Las Catalinas. Add in the fact that town is on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, just a short drive…
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Inflatable vs Rigid Paddle Boards, How to Pick a Paddle Board, stand up paddle boarding
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24 January, 2020

The Daily. Friday, January 24th, 2020.

In this Daily: Inflatable vs Rigid Paddle Boards, a Starter Guide on How to Pick a Paddle Board Paddle boards fall into two major categories, inflatable and rigid boards, which each provide a different experience from transport to time on the water. From portability and storage to stability and speed, choosing between rigid body…
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