This beachfront hotel is located at the heart of Las Catalinas, a tropical car-free town that aims to continually inspire visitors and locals to connect with nature and other human beings.
Its intriguing walkable public spaces include charming plazas, shops and restaurants interwoven with nature, waiting to be explored from Santarena’s doorstep. The hotel not only boasts a rooftop lounge and 35 square meter pool for water enthusiasts, but one of Guanacaste’s best beaches, Playa Danta, is also steps away and is a local favorite for swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking and snorkeling.
As one of Latin America’s most exciting natural playgrounds, nearly 1000 acres of protected forest interlaced with extensive hiking and biking trails also beckon just steps away from dawn to dusk. This world class ocean view single-track mountain bike trail system (more than 22kms, roughly 14 miles) make Las Catalinas the most prominent mountain biking destination in the American tropics. The trails are sustainably built with moderate grades offering fantastic “flow” riding with dramatic swoops and roller coasters but no sustained grunting climbs. It’s heaven on two wheels. Or feet.
Day trips by sea, land and sky can also be arranged and are encouraged for those interested in exploring Costa Rica’s interior and surrounding areas more deeply. Liberia International Airport (LIR) has many direct flights available as well as great connections to major cities, and is a 45-minute ride away.