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Hiking Trails, Costa Rica Hiking, Trails in Costa Rica
Daily Report
22 October, 2019

The Daily. Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019.

In this Daily: The Hiking Trails in Las Catalinas In addition to the 42km of single track mountain biking trails in Las Catalinas, which cover much of the tropical dry forest reserve and function as multi-use trails for both hiking and biking, there are also five trails in town that are dedicated exclusively to…
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Beach Flat, Costa Rica Flat, Flats to Rent
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21 October, 2019

The Daily. Monday, October 21st, 2019.

In this Daily: An Introduction to Cartagena Flats The Cartagena Flats have finished construction and are now in the last stages of adding furnishings, detail work, other final touches to these one and two bedroom beach flats.  The Cartagena Flats The Cartagena Flats drew from some of the successes of previous flats buildings in…
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Sloths, Baby Sloths, How Slow are Sloths
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20 October, 2019

The Daily. Sunday, October 20th, 2019.

In this Daily: Just How Slow are Sloths? Today is International Sloth Day, the worldwide holiday to celebrate these peaceful, slow-moving creatures. Sloths, or perezosos, are one of Costa Rica’s most iconic animals, and are known for their friendly faces, which often have the appearance of welcoming smiles, and their tremendously slow way of…
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Beach Purslane, Artisanification of Ingredients, Costa Rican Fruits
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19 October, 2019

The Daily. Saturday, October 19th, 2019.

In this Daily: Rediscovering Ingredients in Costa Rica Per land area Costa Rica is among the most densely biodiverse regions on earth, which includes a wide variety of native fruits, vegetables, herbs, and plants some of which can be found nowhere else on the planet. Thanks to over 300 microclimates in the country, each…
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Traditional Architecture, Costa Rican Architecture, Architecture in Costa Rica
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18 October, 2019

The Daily. Friday, October 18th, 2019.

In this Daily: Town’s Architectural Style and Innovating within Timeless Traditional Architecture The architectural style in Las Catalinas is best described as timeless tropical traditional, a name which captures the function, influences, and intention of these homes.  First and foremost, homes in Las Catalinas are designed with the considerations of life in the tropics…
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Walkable Town, Walkability Score, Walkable Street
Daily Report
17 October, 2019

The Daily. Thursday, October 17th, 2019.

In this Daily: The Walkability Score in Las Catalinas The world is coming around to walkability, with many urban areas looking to walkable solutions as a new direction from high-traffic, car-heavy design. Organizations like Toronto-based Sidewalk Labs are researching clean mass transport and mobility that’s pedestrian and bike friendly. Cities like New York and…
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Sports Lifestyle, Costa Rica Sports, Multisport Training
Daily Report
16 October, 2019

The Daily. Wednesday, October 16th, 2019.

In this Daily: Multisport Training in Las Catalinas  Thanks to 42km of tropical dry forest trails, two sandy beaches, and a sheltered swimming bay, there are many sports to participate in around Las Catalinas. These options, along with the walkability of town that makes it easy to go from home to the outdoors, are…
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LaPula Shop and Studio, Art in Costa Rica, Costa Rica Art
Daily Report
15 October, 2019

The Daily. Tuesday, October 15th, 2019.

In this Daily: LaPula Shop and Studio as a Platform for Emerging Contemporary Artists in Costa Rica LaPula Shop and Studio was founded by Ivan and Mhairi, two longtime friends of Las Catalinas, out of a passion for design and art, as a non static and welcoming space that is part shop, part living…
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Costa Rican Chocolate, Cacao Fruits
Daily Report
14 October, 2019

The Daily. Monday, October 14th, 2019.

In this Daily: Costa Rican Chocolate in Guanacaste The Cacao or cocoa plant, is native to Central America, where consumption of the drink was prominent among ancient civilizations like the Aztec, the Maya, and the Olmec among others. In fact, chocolate residue from early forms of the drink has been discovered in Nicaraguan pottery…
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Costa Rica, Walkable Town, Family Vacation
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13 October, 2019

The Daily. Sunday, October 13th, 2019.

In this Daily: Walkability on a Family Vacation Family vacations are an opportunity to connect, share new experiences, settle into a different way of life for a while, and spend time face to face with one another.  In Las Catalinas, this connection with family is easy and natural. There are new experiences to share…
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