Santarena Hotel

Stay at a Modern Hotel with Stunning Ocean Views in a Beachfront Setting



Rate per night from $300

‘Santarena Hotel’ is perfect for:

Couples, families, and groups who need a luxurious place to unwind & decompress by the beach.

Santarena is a modern boutique hotel whose exteriors are inspired by the great seaside mansions of old from the Caribbean. Here the inside and outside blend seamlessly, inviting guests to connect with the natural beauty outside in a beachfront property.

Located in the luxurious beachtown of Las Catalinas, in Guanacaste, this hotel provides an elegant experience with a laid-back atmosphere. It’s also a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Lifestyle Collection, guaranteeing top notch service and accommodations.

What to Expect

  • Stunning views. Admire the Papagayo Gulf either from a private balcony or the rooftop pool.
  • Proximity to nature. Santarena is steps away from both the beach and the tropical forest.
  • Fine dining. With two on-site restaurants and within walking distance of others, Santarena offers variety for your meals.

What NOT to Expect

  • Resort feel. This is a boutique hotel with an intimate atmosphere.
  • On-site entertainment. Santarena is a quiet place to relax, but the area provides opportunities for recreation within walking distance.
  • Although with modern and upscale furnishings, the focus of the hotel is its detailed service.

Considered the bohemian pearl of Las Catalinas, Santarena Hotel is conveniently located 45 minutes away by car from Liberia’s international airport. It’s perched on rocky hills between two beaches, providing expansive views of the Pacific ocean.

Inspired by the new Urbanist philosophy behind the town, Santarena is in a car-less setting. This makes it an ideal location for biking and on-foot exploration. Relax and decompress at the hotel so you can be ready to take on the world outside.

Santarena: Barefoot Vacation in Las Catalinas

Santarena Hotel evokes the comfort of modern urban hotels with the relaxed ambiance of a beach setting. Everything from the crisp linear designs to the sustainable wooden floors and the rooftop infinity pool inspire peace and freedom.

Inspired by Costa Rica’s nature, Santarena provides spacious accommodation on its four floors. Bright light and fresh breezes enter through the windows into the well-appointed rooms. Their wide bathrooms and locally sourced amenities provide the perfect space to sit back and enjoy a quiet morning. Room service is available for when you don’t want to leave this comfy retreat.

The ocean-facing balcony is also styled for enjoyment. The handmade pressed tiles are proof of the attention to detail placed on this property. Sip your morning coffee in the privacy of this space before starting the day, and finish it by watching the fiery sunset from a convenient chair.

One of the best features in this Las Catalinas hotel is its seamless blend between the inside and outside. The architecture is designed so you can step out easily to experience the sun, animals, and the town itself. However, it also lets you admire the views from the inside without more than lifting your gaze.

The rooftop lounge is a perfect example of this. It’s right next to the 377-square-feet infinity pool, ideal for those who want to take a dip with gorgeous views of the horizon. This is a first-class seat for the sunsets of the Pacific.

In addition, the hotel has eight venues with different features that can adjust to your needs. They all offer the latest technology, along with the hotel’s exemplary service. This means it has enough capacity for family reunions, sport events, and wellness retreats. Tell us what you want and we’ll gladly help you organizing it.

Exploring the Tropical Beach & Forest

Everything about Las Catalinas and Santarena invites you to go out and explore. Santarena’s privileged location is also perfect for those who want to enjoy the best of Costa Rica’s nature and learn from it.

Danta beach is only steps from the hotel. Take a short walk to its calm and clear waters for a day full of relaxation and recreation. It’s great for swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking, scuba diving, and snorkeling. Discover the wide biodiversity of Costa Rica’s coastline and spot as many species of birds, reptiles, monkeys, and fish as you can.

In addition, Santarena Hotel is directly in front of a protected natural area. It’s composed of 1000 acres of dry tropical forest, with trails for those more adventurous. One of these is a world-class single track trail system with ocean views. It’s designed for mountain bikes, with roughly 14 miles of paths that make the trip a seamless joy to experience.

Run or hike to your heart’s content on the other 25 miles of trails. There are also day trips you can take to explore the area around. Choose whether to explore the sea, the land, or the air. All of them are easy to access and offer great insight into the natural beauties at this Las Catalinas hotel.

Run or hike to your heart’s content on the other 25 miles of trails. There are also day trips you can take to explore the area around. Choose whether you want to explore the sea, the land, or the air. All of them offer magnificent views and a great insight into the natural beauties at this Las Catalinas hotel.

Diverse On-Site Meals & Drinks

Staying at Santarena includes not just tranquility and nature’s charm, but great food as well. The lobby’s bakery is open all day for a quick sweet bite. If you’re in a rush, grab a bagel before going out on the adventure for that day.

The Lobby Bar is also available for light snacks. Hang out on this area during the afternoon while trying one of its signature cocktails. If you are worried about your health, take one of the specialized detox smoothies, crafted to help you cleanse your body.

For breakfast and lunch, The Atrium offers a delicious menu and an indoor-outdoor space. The breeze sweeps by as you taste some of the best Costa Rican flavours in the area. If you want something more traditional, there are also international favorites for the whole family.

The hotel’s signature restaurant, Ponciana, provides a more sophisticated ambiance for dinner. Enjoy some of its contemporary gourmet dishes during a calm starry night. This place plans to become one of the main attractions of Las Catalinas, so be sure to try it.

The beachtown, Las Catalinas, also has three a la carte restaurants you can visit. One of them is right next to Santarena, which means more options during meals.

Head out to explore different cuisine styles that expand on Costa Rica’s flavor palette. Admire the Papagayo Gulf or enjoy live music, depending on the day.

Las Catalinas: A Luxury Beachtown

The town of Las Catalinas is a secluded area. It’s well connected through roads to nearby towns, but it’s also its own private world.

It’s also full of great opportunities to explore and enjoy top notch amenities. The Urbanist approach in its construction make this the perfect place to stroll around, admiring detailed architecture, plazas, and fountains.

Riding a bike across clear streets is a good and calming exercise for those who want to be more active. Stop at the little shops in the way to buy souvenirs or admire the local craftsmanship.

Santarena welcomes all those who want to experience the best of Las Catalinas, Costa Rica. Its gorgeous views and upscale service make it the perfect place to kick back and relax. Explore Costa Rica like never before and enjoy the vacation of a lifetime!

*Prices reflect the least expensive rates during low season and are subject to change at any time. You will receive a 100% accurate price when you inquire with us and share your travel dates. Final package pricing includes taxes, domestic transport, tours and lodging as described unless otherwise indicated. The package does NOT include international airfare or optional travel insurance or any other services not expressly mentioned.