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Santarena Hotel

2 Calle La Ronda, Las Catalinas, Guanacaste , Costa Rica
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AUTHENTIC AND ELEGANT COSTA RICAN PARADISE

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.

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Avenida La Antigua 16
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Avenida La Antigua 16
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  • BEDROOMS: 2
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  • SLEEPS: 6
Avenida La Antigua 16 is a two-bedroom, two-bathroom flat on the ground floor, offering two convenient private entrances, as well as your very own private swimming pool. For your convenience, the main entrance brings you directly into the welcoming kitchen and living room.
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Avenida La Antigua 18
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Avenida La Antigua 18
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  • BEDROOMS: 2
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  • SLEEPS: 4
Avenida La Antigua 18 is a two-bedroom, two-bathroom flat located on the flats building ground floor. With a lovely small fountain welcoming you in the main entrance, this spacious flat is the perfect combination of casual and chic.
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Avenida La Antigua 20
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Avenida La Antigua 20
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  • BEDROOMS: 1
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  • SLEEPS: 5
Avenida La Antigua 20 is a spacious one-bedroom, one-bathroom flat that can accommodate up to five people. One entrance brings you directly into the living room, while the other leads you to a private courtyard featuring a cozy plunge pool and lounge chairs.
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Avenida La Antigua 26
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Avenida La Antigua 26
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  • SLEEPS: 5
Avenida La Antigua 26 is a fabulous two-bedroom, two-bathroom flat. Whether romantic or party-themed, the kitchen allows for all sorts of culinary experiences. Relax and unwind in the homey media room, or simply rest under the natural light that falls in the family room.
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Avenida La Antigua 32
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Avenida La Antigua 32
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  • BEDROOMS: 1
  • BATHROOMS: 1
  • SLEEPS: 2
Avenida La Antigua 32 is a one-bedroom flat specially designed for solo travelers and couples. Lie on the queen size bed for a glimpse of the ocean. The kitchen is beyond ready for all your culinary inventions.
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Casa Alba
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Casa Alba
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  • BEDROOMS: 4
  • BATHROOMS: 4
  • SLEEPS: 8
Casa del Alba is a classy, four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom house featuring a high-class gourmet kitchen, spacious indoor areas, and outdoor dining table overlooking the irresistible private swimming pool.
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Casa Athena
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Casa Athena
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  • BEDROOMS: 3
  • BATHROOMS: 3
  • SLEEPS: 9
This beautiful three-bedroom, three-bathroom beachfront house is located right in the heart of a beach town, tucked behind extravagant almond trees. Casa Athena is the ultimate family place.
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Casa Cazenovia
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Casa Cazenovia
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  • BEDROOMS: 4
  • BATHROOMS: 4
  • SLEEPS: 10
Located just a few steps away from the beach, Cazenovia is a fresh and stylish rental house with four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms, allowing up to 10 people. The inviting indoor/outdoor pool, superb rooftop terrace, floor-to-ceiling windows, and various open spaces make for an unforgettable stay.
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Casa Celaje
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Casa Celaje
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  • BEDROOMS: 3
  • BATHROOMS: 3
  • SLEEPS: 8
Casa Celaje is a lovely three-bedroom, three-bathroom house perfect for families looking for a place to relax and have a great time. Each of the three levels of Casa Celaje offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean. The living room is comfortable and spacious, just as the fully equipped gourmet kitchen. Savor your meals on the beautiful main table overlooking the ocean.
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Santarena Hotel Casa Cielo
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Casa Cielo
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  • BEDROOMS: 3
  • BATHROOMS: 3
  • SLEEPS: 6
Casa Cielo is a three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom house located in the heart of Beach Town at Las Catalinas and is perfect for a family or group of friends. The entryway leads you into a garden courtyard featuring a tasteful fountain, cozy private plunge pool, outdoor dining table for six, and enchanting balcony with ocean views.
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Casa Indigo
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Casa Indigo
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  • BEDROOMS: 4
  • BATHROOMS: 4
  • SLEEPS: 8
Casa Indigo is a four-bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom house featuring a rooftop terrace designed to host sophisticated cocktail parties or to calmly admire sunrises and sunsets.
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Casa Mar y Sol
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Casa Mar y Sol
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  • BEDROOMS: 7
  • BATHROOMS: 6
  • SLEEPS: 18
This seven-bedroom house offering six and a half bathrooms sleeps eighteen guests. With two master suites and a bunkroom that sleeps six, this house is the perfect option for large groups. The third-floor master bedroom suite features a king size bed, breakfast bar, and private terrace with breathtaking ocean views.
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Casa Maya Studio
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Casa Maya Studio
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  • BEDROOMS: 1
  • BATHROOMS: 1
  • SLEEPS: 2
Few short-term rentals in Guanacaste have an atmosphere quite like Casa Maya’s Apartment, an ode to Mayan splendor that immerses you in this ancestral culture while offering modern comfort. For the sophisticated traveler interested in Latin American culture and art, these cozy beach apartments in Las Catalinas offer a great lodging option just a short walk to the sea.
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Santarena Hotel Casa Mira Mar
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Casa Mira Mar
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  • BEDROOMS: 3
  • BATHROOMS: 3
  • SLEEPS: 7
Casa Mira Mar is a three-bedroom, three-bathroom ocean-view house located in the heart of Las Catalinas. As you walk through the front door you will find a wide kitchen and dining area. Open the full-length wooden framed doors to blur the lines between the interior and exterior, in the form of wraparound terraces.
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Hotel Santarena Casa Sirena
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Casa Sirena
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  • BEDROOMS: 3
  • BATHROOMS: 3
  • SLEEPS: 8
Casa Sirena is a beautiful four-bedroom ocean-front home. This home features a great courtyard, private pool, and effortless indoor/outdoor living. Enjoy a fully equipped kitchen and a comfortable living room with ocean views and great access to the courtyard and outdoor dining.
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Casa Sonrisa Hotel Santarena
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Casa Sonrisa
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  • BEDROOMS: 4
  • BATHROOMS: 4
  • SLEEPS: 8
Casa Sonrisa expertly weaves together indoor and outdoor living areas. All four bedrooms, each with private bathroom, are separated by classy courtyards and fountains, which feature an outdoor BBQ space with immediate access to the fully equipped kitchen opening to the living room with fantastic ocean views.
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Casa Teja
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Casa Teja
  • SQ FT: 0
  • BEDROOMS: 3
  • BATHROOMS: 3
  • SLEEPS: 7
Casa Teja is a four bedroom, four-and-a-half-bathroom beachfront house that accommodates up to eight guests and is decorated with colorful Cuban tile and hand-crafted woodwork, evoking an elegantly natural atmosphere.
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Casa Tom
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Casa Tom
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  • BEDROOMS: 5
  • BATHROOMS: 5
  • SLEEPS: 12
Casa de Tom is a five-bedroom, five-bathroom beachfront house, featuring a traditional courtyard garden with an elegant fountain that connects the guest house with the main house. The main house at Casa de Tom features two large and luxurious bedrooms opening onto spacious wraparound porches with hammocks and rocking chairs.
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Plaza Carlota 10
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Plaza Carlota 10
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  • BEDROOMS: 2
  • BATHROOMS: 2
  • SLEEPS: 6
Nestled between pleasant paths to the sea and a swath of tropical dry-forest, this lovely vacation rental in Guanacaste offers the comfort of a private residence just a couple of minutes from Danta Beach, in Las Catalinas. The elegant architecture of its front exterior welcomes you to a private, cozy living space in creamy white and mignonette green hues, where the sound of ocean waves nearby will call for you to enjoy the good life.
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Plaza Carlota 11
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Plaza Carlota 11
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  • BEDROOMS: 2
  • BATHROOMS: 2
  • SLEEPS: 6
Plaza Carlota 11 is a spacious and new ground-level flat that can accommodate six adults or one to two families. A unique feature is the large, private shower in the charming foyer, a perfect place to rinse off beach sand before entering the living area.
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Plaza Carlota 20
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Plaza Carlota 20
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  • BEDROOMS: 4
  • BATHROOMS: 4
  • SLEEPS: 10
If you ever dreamed of dazzling lighthouse views of the sea with city-style luxury and amenities, this spectacular, two-story beach penthouse in Guanacaste proves that sometimes, you can have it all. Located in Plaza Carlota’s famed Monkey Tower, already considered one of the architectural landmarks of Las Catalinas, these outstanding beach accommodations offer towering, full ocean views and a superior level of comfort in the tropics.
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Santarena Hotel Plaza Carlota 21
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Plaza Carlota 21
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As soon as you enter this apartment you will be welcomed by the high ceiling and dark wood colors contrasting the natural light that flows through the floor to ceiling windows. The living spaces overlook the spectacular gardens of Plaza Lucia with partial ocean views as well as Plaza Carlota. The living room is comfortably arranged for six guests allowing the perfect setting for those lazy evenings playing board games, watching TV or simply spending quality time with family and friends.
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Plaza Carlota 24
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Plaza Carlota 24
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  • BEDROOMS: 2
  • BATHROOMS: 2
  • SLEEPS: 6
When charmed by the spell of Las Catalinas, Guanacaste, few places allow you to open your arms, breathe, and embrace the many lovely views in front of you as does this elegant beach apartment’s classic wrapping balcony. Its ample corridor is perfect to bask in the scent of your morning coffee or enjoy an aperitif at dusk, as you overlook the beautiful village below you and glimpse at the sea beyond.
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Plaza Carlota 26
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Plaza Carlota 26
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  • BEDROOMS: 2
  • BATHROOMS: 2
  • SLEEPS: 4
The main living spaces of this home are tastefully decorated. The fully equipped kitchen opens up to the living room with views to Plaza Carlota. The Master Bedroom has a king bed with private bath and the guest bedroom has two full beds facing each other, offering a great space to share with family or friends. all bedrooms also have a private bathroom, AC, and ceiling fans.
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Plaza Carlota 28
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Plaza Carlota 28
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If there is any flat in Las Catalinas that particularly echoes the refined beauty of its façade, it may be this spacious vacation rental in Plaza Carlota, featuring a large balcony with a terrace overlooking the plaza and town below. Inside this cozy Costa Rican beach apartment, white and cream-colored walls contrast with dark wooden doors, windows, and furnishings, while turquoise and blue notes spread around are a lovely reminder that the sea calls from nearby.
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Plaza Carlota 33
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Plaza Carlota 33
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  • BEDROOMS: 1
  • BATHROOMS: 1
  • SLEEPS: 3
Located in Plaza Central, this one bedroom apartment offers one of the best views of Las Catalinas. This apartment is tastefully decorated with white and blue colors which are the perfect match to enjoy the Panoramic Ocean Views.
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Plaza Carlota 34
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Plaza Carlota 34
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  • BEDROOMS: 2
  • BATHROOMS: 2
  • SLEEPS: 6
Sunsets are a must-see from the large wrapping balcony of this cozy beach apartment in Las Catalinas, but you could just as well spend your entire day there, basking in the sun and taking in the sights and sounds before you. Refreshing mint and white hues await inside so that you relax and freshen up as soon as you come back to the interior of this delightful Guanacaste penthouse with full ocean views.
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Plaza Carlota 36
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Plaza Carlota 36
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  • BEDROOMS: 2
  • BATHROOMS: 2
  • SLEEPS: 6
From its privileged vantage point on the third floor of Plaza Carlota, this warm and inviting condo in Las Catalinas offers unparalleled ocean views from its private, large rooftop terrace. The eight-person dining table and luxurious hanging couch make this vacation home in Guanacaste a favorite spot for friends and family to enjoy daily happy hour, a classic tropical dining experience, and breathtaking sunset views.
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Plaza Carlota 4
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Plaza Carlota 4
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Classic elegance and sleek modernity combine in this surprisingly roomy one-bedroom beach apartment in Plaza Carlota, one of the architectural highpoints of Las Catalinas Beach Town. It’s exterior area, with wide, comfortable sofas, and a modern, refreshing pool, allow you to relax while admiring the building’s Spanish colonial-style wooden balconies. Whether you visit for work, play, or both, this Guanacaste vacation rental may be just what you need.
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Plaza Carlota 8
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Plaza Carlota 8
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Cozy, colorful, warm, elegant, and fun, this surprising vacation rental in Guanacaste packs a lot of punch in its eclectic living spaces, allowing guests to experience Las Catalinas in a fun, different way. Cozy in the shade, yet just a couple of minutes from the beach, this lively Costa Rican beach apartment offers old world comfort and tropical delights, with a few playful notes and a mix of styles that make it one of a kind.
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Dining

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.

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Activities

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.

Location

Camino Catalinas

Camino Catalinas 2 Calle La Ronda, Guanacaste , Las Catalinas 800-742-1076

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.

Transportation

Airport
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.