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Architecture and Urbanism
18 December, 2017

Ricardo Arosemena from Arosemena and Soundy Arquitectos, Panama City

“We aspire to create architecture that complements its context as opposed to disrupting it, architecture that is rational, beautiful and will last for a very long time.” Architect Ricardo Arosemana, of Arosemena & Soundy Arquitectos in Panama, played a pivotal role in the look and landscape of Las Catalinas. Ricardo and his team embraced…
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Architecture and Urbanism
22 October, 2017

Made in Las Catalinas: The Woodshop

There’s no better way to make a house a home in Las Catalinas than by creating bespoke handcrafted furnishings at the community’s on-site Woodshop. Here residents can have one-of-a-kind fixtures designed and built by skilled carpenters using some of Costa Rica’s finest reforested wood. Filled with the smell of fresh sawdust and populated by…
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Architecture and UrbanismLife in Town
20 March, 2017

Critical Mass and Goals Met

"The town will make the setting more beautiful. And the setting will make the town more beautiful. This is truly how it ought to be." - Las Catalinas unveiling presentation, March 2010. Long ago we dedicated ourselves to a goal of having 100 properties sold and six retail businesses operating in our town.  We…
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Las Catalinas in 2016
Architecture and UrbanismLife in TownState of the Union
17 January, 2017

Las Catalinas State of the Union, January 2017

(This went out as a newsletter to our Las Catalinas mailing list today) Dear Friend of Las Catalinas, In the past year I think many of us at Las Catalinas have begun to more greatly appreciate the importance of what we are doing.  Our purpose is to create a better way to live. One…
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Architecture and UrbanismLife in Town
2 December, 2016

Casa Chameleon Las Catalinas Opening in February!

I'm happy to say that another big milestone for Las Catalinas is approaching, the opening of our town's first hotel!  Casa Chameleon at Las Catalinas announced yesterday that they will be opening in February, in time for our Las Catalinas Triathlon weekend of February 11 and 12. It is hard to exaggerate how dramatic…
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Architecture and UrbanismLife in Town
18 November, 2016

Las Catalinas announced the opening of Plaza Central

The Unique Homes Magazine wrote about our announced of the Plaza Central in Las Catalinas and other exciting updates for the forthcoming season Referred to as one of the most important and beautiful new towns in the world by renowned  Notre Dame School of Architecture  Professor Douglas Duany,  Las Catalinas  welcomes the highly anticipated…
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Architecture and UrbanismLife in TownNews
13 October, 2016

Creating a Better Way to Live

(This post was sent as an newsletter to the Las Catalinas mailing list today.) Dear Friend of Las Catalinas, Las Catalinas exists to help create a better way to live.   I'd like to talk about what this means and share some new thoughts  about  the values of our town. We think the way…
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Architecture and UrbanismLife in Town
25 July, 2016

My Stay at Podere Spedalone: Relationships, Social Connectivity, and Authenticity

I had a remarkable stay at the Podere Spedalone last week.   This is an "agritourismo", farm stay B&B place near Pienza, in Tuscany.   It is a modestly priced place with a capacity of about 30 people.   The building is old, and cool, but not fancy.  It may have originally been a…
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Architecture and UrbanismLife in TownNewsState of the Union
31 May, 2016

Las Catalinas State of The Union, May 2016

(This message went out to our mailing list today.) Las Catalinas  is all about connecting with beauty, nature, and the people around you.   As we grow, the experience of being in Las Catalinas keeps getting more compelling.  There are more things to do, more places to go, more people to meet, and more…
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