Bringing an Exciting New Wave of Urban Elegance to the Guanacaste Coast
A tropically elegant oasis inspired by a palette of people and places, the Santarena Hotel is like a bohemian pearl perched between two of Costa Rica’s loveliest Pacific beaches.
Slated to open in February, this property offers stylish accommodations and inviting public spaces that are seamlessly woven with gracious hospitality to make this the ideal seaside getaway, captivating visitors with an authentic, deeply refined laid-back experiential warmth.
This new addition to the Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast looks to be a hit months before its opening.
The hotel has several options for dining and imbibing in a variety of picturesque settings in addition to room service and a “grab and go” all-day bakery.
Breakfast and lunch are offered in The Atrium, a relatively casual indoor-outdoor space just off the lobby; light bites and beverages ranging from detox smoothies to proper cocktails are available at the Lobby Bar, while the dinner atmosphere shifts to a more chic sophisticated setting in the hotel’s signature restaurant, Ponciana.
The hotel also boasts a rooftop lounge and 35-square-meter pool for water enthusiasts and is home to one of the region’s best beaches, Playa Danta, which is just steps away and a local favorite for swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking and snorkeling.
With crisp, linear design and contemporary sleek-but-mellow extra special touches throughout, all of the hotel’s 45 guest rooms (including 3 suites) offer an ideal place to rest, recover and recharge between active sunny days and sophisticated social evenings. All accommodations feature king beds, sustainable wood floors and spacious bathrooms with a seasonal array of locally sourced amenities; most also boast private balconies with striking handmade Cuban style pressed tiles as a dreamy perch to sip morning coffee or watch the sun slip into the Pacific.
Hotel guests are of course encouraged to rest, relax and decompress as much as possible, but are also wholeheartedly invited to take advantage of a wide range of outdoor activities at Las Catalinas (see below), including an extensive trail system with over 40 kilometers of hiking and mountain biking trails, water activities such as SUP, kayaking, snorkeling and scuba, as well a variety of inspiring day trips and excursions via helicopter to some of Costa Rica’s most exciting offerings.
The Santarena Hotel is also a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Lifestyle Collection. Learn more about the Santarena by CLICKING HERE.
Eight unique indoor and outdoor spaces (4,806 square feet total) coupled with exemplary service throughout make Santarena an ideal base for business and social events as well. The hotel’s inspiring and versatile range of facilities are fully equipped with the latest technology and an array of thoughtful amenities to seamlessly serve special gatherings ranging from professional or cultural groups and team building trips to sports and wellness retreats.
About Las Catalinas
The conscious community of Las Catalinas is taking shape as Costa Rica’s newest desirable beach town. Inspired by New Urbanist philosophy, this car-free, highly walkable destination on Costa Rica’s Guanacaste Coast (45 minutes by car from the international airport in Liberia) is already well underway with 21 acres of land under development, a Beach Club, and several full-time residents. When complete, there will be approximately 180 residences (more than 70 are currently complete), 10 restaurants (three currently operating) and various other lifestyle merchants (five currently operating including Pura Vida Ride, ConnectOcean, d’Aqui Interiors, WAKE Day Spa and La Pula design shop), several thousand square feet of office space, a town hall and over a dozen plazas.
Within the town, walkable public spaces are interwoven with nature, and architecture emphasizes indoor-outdoor living with scenic views throughout. The town’s core values and beliefs include environmental stewardship, connection to one another and to the rhythms of nature—www.lascatalinascr.com
To get an overview of Costa Rica and it’s wonderful tropical setting read: Costa Rica – Pura Vida.