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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 will 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.

This property also offers Residences

Get the very best features of a luxury hotel within the comforts of a residential setting.

Casa Alba
HOTEL & RESIDENCE
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
HOTEL & RESIDENCE
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
HOTEL & RESIDENCE
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
HOTEL & RESIDENCE
Casa Cielo
  • SQ FT:
  • 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
PREFERRED RESIDENCE
Casa Indigo
  • SQ FT:
  • 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
  • SQ FT:
  • 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
HOTEL & RESIDENCE
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
HOTEL & RESIDENCE
Casa Mira Mar
  • SQ FT:
  • 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
HOTEL & RESIDENCE
Casa Sirena
  • SQ FT:
  • 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
HOTEL & RESIDENCE
Casa Sonrisa
  • SQ FT:
  • 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
HOTEL & RESIDENCE
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
  • SQ FT:
  • 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 20
HOTEL & RESIDENCE
Plaza Carlota 20
  • SQ FT:
  • 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 dining

Dining

The hotel offers three dining options available throughout the day. Taste fresh flavors that accentuate the local environment.

Ponciana Restaurant — Open for breakfast and dinner, this signature restaurant has the perfect setting for alfresco dining.

Santarena Hotel beach

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.

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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.