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Conservation at Work | Native Costa Rican Animals in the Las Catalinas Nature Reserve

10 February, 2020
In early July, motion-activated cameras were placed all across the 1000-acre tropical dry forest reserve at Las Catalinas, with the purpose of tracking native Costa Rican animals that live in the area. This project is part of a partnership with Guanacaste Wildlife Monitoring (GWM), a local...
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LaPula Shop and Studio as a Platform for Emerging Contemporary Artists in Costa Rica

15 November, 2019
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 room and part office.
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The Walkability Score in Las Catalinas

15 November, 2019
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...
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An Adventure Worth The Ride: Night Mountain Biking in Costa Rica

22 October, 2019
Passionate biker Jason Abernathy from Pura Vida Ride lives on two wheels. A competitive road racer back in his twenties, he now rides a Trek Pro Caliber 9.8 SL cross-country race bike and prefers long gravel rides and the sport of MTB in Costa Rica. Jason is enthusiastic to share his love of the...
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Las Catalinas: A Town In Harmony with Nature

03 October, 2019
A core belief that has helped shaped the town of Las Catalinas in Costa Rica is that towns are best visited, enjoyed, and lived in when they coexist in harmony with nature. Las Catalinas’ style of urban development is inherently better for both nature and the human condition and intrinsically...
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The Beauty of Summers in Las Catalinas Beach Town

11 June, 2019
To many, going south for summer vacation seems counterintuitive. A general rule for the Northern Hemisphere is that temperatures rise quite rapidly as you head towards the equator, and to most the summer is warm enough already.
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How to Find Costa Rica’s Hidden Gems

25 February, 2019
For seasoned travelers, a trip to Costa Rica might be synonymous with rest and relaxation. And certainly, the country offers ample opportunity to kick back for a few days and leave the rest of the world behind. However, for some travelers a trip to Costa Rica isn’t just about relaxation – It’s...
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Top 5 Experiential Travel Activities in Costa Rica

25 February, 2019
Experiential activities are meant to immerse travelers in the local culture, giving them a personal understanding of what makes a destination unique. A progressive approach to tourism, the key principles of experiential travel include authenticity, sustainability, and activity — all with a...
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