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    Community Outreach program with Abriendo Mentes

Live the “pura vida” at the new Santarena Hotel in Costa Rica.

The Setting

In the heart of Las Catalinas, a tropical car-free town overlooking the Pacific with charming plazas, shops and restaurants interwoven in nature, is the recently christened Santarena Hotel. Paying homage to the old mansions of cities like Havana and Cartagena, this bohemian pearl offers authentic coastal relaxation, picture a stunning rooftop terrace pool, sweeping ocean views and shaded areas perfect for meditation and yoga. Oh, it doesn’t stop there. You’re mere steps away from 40+ kilometers of hiking and biking trails and postcard-worthy Playa Danta, where paddleboarding, swimming, kayaking and snorkeling are on the daily menu.

Sleep and Sanctuary

The 45 stylish rooms and suites at Santarena are seamlessly woven with gracious hospitality and feature king sized beds,  woods floors made from sustainable materials, and large bathrooms that showcase locally sourced amenities. Most of the rooms come with balconies adorned with handmade Cuban-style tiles and all offer modern touches like Wi-Fi, HDTV with cable and independent AC thermostats.

Eat. Pray. Eat.

Inspired by Basque cuisine and a little joie de vivre for good measure is Santarena’s signature restaurant and bar, Ponciana. This handsome boite with early 70’s Biarritz vibes, sources unique Costa Rican dishes from ingredients found in the sea, mountains and farms. The social epicenter of the resort perfect for laughing, ingesting and imbibing. 

Ponciana - Spend your evenings here while you savor a farmers harvest of protein based and vegetarian dishes like roasted radishes with olive, orange and basil followed by coffee stick roasted pumpkin with coriander kimchi and preserved citrus bok choy.

4 Calle la Ronda - all day bakery offering breakfast, lunch and snacks on the go. Along with juices, coffee and teas, find homemade jams, pickles and ferments.

The Art of De-stressing

With 40 kilometers of hiking trails and exquisite Playa Danta at your doorstep, de-stressing will surely be tops on your to-do list. Hop on the picturesque Punta Penca or Punta Gauchipelines Trail, or take in the majesty of the mountains by sea from a stand-up-paddleboard.

While you’re at it, take your paddleboard out 300 meters into the tranquil Playa Danta waters to the Sea Platform for quiet meditation. In fact, Kind Travelers will be eager to enjoy the four separate meditation platforms located in Las Catalinas, each showcasing the surrounding natural splendor. Don’t forget to bring your yoga mat.

  • Airport Transportation

  • Complimentary Breakfast

  • Complimentary WiFi

  • Restaurant

  • Bar Lounge

  • Flat Screen TV

  • Concierge

  • Kids Club

  • Beachfront

  • Valet

  • Pool

  • Handicap Accessible

  • Golf Course Nearby

  • Free Parking

  • Room Service


The Moderate & Connecting King guest rooms boast high ceilings and easy access to all common areas. All of these stunning rooms have spacious bathrooms with rain showers, and some have balconies while others have a peaceful garden. Naturally, all rooms are stocked with locally made toiletries, cable HDTV’s, Wi-Fi and easy access to Calle Ronda. 

Deluxe Rooms are conveniently located on the second and third floors, offering unparalleled views of the ocean and Las Catalinas main plaza. Add to your list of resort-wide amenities picturesque wood floors.

Premium Rooms offer the same luxurious amenities on the top floors for sweeping ocean views and a balcony with artisan handcrafted tile floors to take in every ounce of beauty surrounding.


The Corner Suites offer high ceilings and an extended double balcony or terrace, allowing extra natural light to greet you. Enjoy Cuban-style tile floors, a plush king bed, a spacious bedroom with a seating area, and impressive views of both the ocean and mountains. The Suites’ oversized bathrooms, with double sinks, and showers, come fully equipped with seasonal, locally sourced toiletries.

  • Check In
    3:00 p.m.
  • Check Out
    11:00 a.m.
Kind Eats and Drinks
  • Limonada is a casual beachfront resto inspired by life in the tropics
  • Enjoy sea and farm to table bites in a spectacular setting at Sentido Norte
  • Koji’s is a local fave for fresh sushi under a tin roof
Conscious Culture
Mindful Adventures
Do Good for the Day
Be Kind to Yourself
  • Stretch it out on the beach at ReFLEXion Yoga Tamarindo
  • Pamper yourself a stone's’ throw away at Wake Day Spa
  • Take in the natural beauty and peace at any of the four surrounding yoga and meditation platforms.

Las Catalinas, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica

By Plane
  • 40 km from Liberia International Airport (LIR) (Taxi approx: $50-$65) Santarena is happy to arrange transportation from LIR.
By Bus/Metro
  • Roughly 4 hours ($4-$6) via Nicoya-Liberia line to Playa Danta with stops through Santa Cruz.
By Automobile
  • Car rental is the preferred mode of transportation and several carriers are serviced at LIR. 25 miles or 1 hour drive from LIR to Santarena Hotel via route 911. Parking is free for guests, however, Las Catalinas is a car free town. The hotel can be reached through the adventurous Monkey Trail (4WD needed) or the longer paved route through Belen.
By Uber
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