The Santarena Hotel is a magnificent getaway that seamlessly blends the best of luxury and nature. Set in between two picturesque Pacific beaches in Costa Rica, this upscale oasis lives in Las Catalinas, a tropical town, which allows no cars and aims to inspire visitors to connect with the land and the bohemian culture. This dreamlike destination offers the best of both worlds with the sprawling sea to one side and lush forestry to the other. With gorgeous accommodations, a lively lounge, access to the area’s famed beaches, and a rooftop pool, your visit will be one to remember. Rooms and flats are built for intimate pairs or big groups and families, so there’s something for all, no matter the length of your stay.
- Rest and recharge in 45 guestrooms equipped with modern, calming designs meant to inspire and ease the soul
- Relax with friends and family or swim a lap in the pool on the rooftop lounge as you admire breathtaking views
- Swim, paddle board, kayak, or snorkel at Dantita and Danta Beach, the region’s best beaches
- Discover the lush, magical landscape on various hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails surrounding the resort
- Explore the town of Las Catalinas and its shops, plazas, parks, and restaurants — all of which sit within walking distance from the hotel
- Indulge in an urban day spa experience right across the street where you can get a manicure or a massage after a long day in the elements
Living by the mantra “pura vida,” Santarena Hotel encourages a lifestyle where wellness is a top priority and where nature is cared for and enjoyed by all. The authentic, laid-back warmth throughout the resort along with the stylish guestrooms, inviting public spaces, and gracious hospitality make this the ideal home base.
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Spread among four floors, Santarena Hotel’s 45 guestrooms are filled with a contemporary cool design with calming accents. Perfect for resting and recharging after active days in the sun and lively social evenings, rooms come equipped with comfortable furnishings and locally-sourced amenities. Large floor-to-ceiling windows overlook the lovely Plaza Almendros and sustainable hardwood floors give an extra luxurious touch. The option of adjoining rooms offer extra connectedness for close friends and families traveling together. For extended-stay guests, there’s also a wide array of residential options, from one- and two-bedroom flats to large multiple-bedroom homes.
You’ll receive attentive service and unparalleled hospitality with a stay at Santarena Hotel. Daily housekeeping, a 24-hour concierge desk, and thoughtful staff are ready to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
Get the very best features of a luxury hotel within the comforts of a residential setting.
The hotel offers three dining options available throughout the day. Taste fresh flavors that accentuate the local environment.
The Bakery — Open for breakfast and lunch.
Limonada — Just a few steps from the beach, this laid-back eatery offers an array of bites. The menu includes refreshing salads, tasty burgers, wraps, and fresh seafood — all made with local ingredients. There’s something for everyone including games for kids, lounging hammocks, and live music on certain evenings.
Ponciana Restaurant — Open for breakfast and dinner, this signature restaurant has the perfect setting for alfresco dining.
Take a plunge in the pool or sip a cocktail with friends at the rooftop lounge. Jaunt down to the beach in the afternoon and return in the evening for dinner with live entertainment.
When you feel like adventuring off site, head to the town of Las Catalinas and explore the many charming plazas, parks, shops, and restaurants, all within walking distance of the hotel. Discover Santarena Hotel’s proximity to pristine land and sea, highlighted by the many scenic overlooks and views of lush landscape. The tropical forest hills present hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails while the Pacific Ocean gives access to swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking, and snorkeling. Other area attractions include an urban day spa, sunset cruises, Marino las Baulas National Park, and a collection of beautiful beaches.
Santarena Hotel is placed along the shore of the Pacific Ocean in Las Catalinas, within the Guanacaste Province of northwest Costa Rica. The oasis sits between two gorgeous beaches and boarders lush forest hills. The town is refreshingly car-free and it prides itself on its walkable public spaces woven within nature.
Tamarindo Airport is 16 mi / 27 km from the hotel.
Liberia International Airport is 25 mi / 40 km from the hotel.
Tomas Guardia Airport is 44 mi / 71 km from the hotel.