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Living in Las CatalinasMountain BikingUncategorized
6 June, 2017

Happy Anniversary, Pura Vida Ride!

We have just passed the sixth anniversary of the opening of Pura Vida Ride, our wonderful outfitter/bike shop/boutique/coffee shop/general store.  Happy Anniversary, Pura Vida Ride!  You have been a huge contributor to our town since the very beginning.  Your opening date in 2011 also pretty well marks the beginning of Las Catalinas being up…
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EventsLiving in Las CatalinasMountain BikingNews
28 February, 2017

“The Best Off-road Triathlon in the World”

  This year's triathlon was the best ever, by far.  From the moonlit preparations for the swim, to the triathlon itself, to the open water swim events, to the afternoon kids races, to the evening awards ceremony, it was a magical day.  The video above captures it very well. Thanks to the Guanaride team…
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Living in Las CatalinasLocal Area
16 December, 2016

Dry Season Has Arrived

    The rainy season ended on Monday. It rained for several hours that day, ending around 4:30 pm Costa Rica time (which is 6:30 Las Catalinas Time, but I'm not getting into that). Tuesday was sort of a transition day, Wednesday the easterly Papagayo Wind began to blow gently, and by Thursday it was…
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AnnouncementsLiving in Las Catalinas
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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AnnouncementsLiving in Las CatalinasRecreation
18 August, 2016

Go Leo Go!

In less than an hour our good friend Leonardo Chacon will be representing Costa Rica in his Olympic Triathlon race.  Over the last few weeks it has been an honor and great pleasure to have Leo and two fellow triathlon Olympians from Hungary do their final training and preparation at Las Catalinas.  Leo's determination,…
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AnnouncementsLiving in Las Catalinas
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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AnnouncementsLiving in Las Catalinas
24 February, 2016

Las Catalinas Vision, Ten Years In

(This newsletter was sent out to our mailing list today) Dear Friend of Las Catalinas, In June of 2006 I wrote "A Vision of Las Catalinas in 2016" (note: click that link and read it).   At that time I had explored Las Catalinas (the land) pretty thoroughly and was hoping to lead a…
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Living in Las CatalinasNewsRecreation
22 February, 2016

Triathlon Day 2016

I have said it so much that you are probably tired of hearing it, but triathlon day is the best day of the year at Las Catalinas.  This year set yet another new high water mark.  We had some 400 athletes (triathlon plus teams plus open water swimmers) plus families and friends, about 1,000…
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Living in Las CatalinasMountain BikingRecreation
12 February, 2016

Trails Update and My New Favorite Place

My new favorite place and time is: these rocking chairs outside of Pura Vida Ride between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.  Pura Vida opens at 7:00 with their most excellent coffees - my case mocha.  These chairs are the natural place to gather before or after a ride, run, hike, swim, boat, snorkel, or…
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Living in Las Catalinas
6 January, 2016

Holiday Pictures

When people arrive at Las Catalinas for the first time the frequently tell me "Wow! This is so much nicer/more beautiful/better/more amazing than it looked on the website!" I prefer to take that as a compliment for the town, not an insult to the website...  Anyway, I am certain that this batch of photos…
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