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


Starting at

$219 /nt
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  • Aquatics Fitness

    Aquatics Fitness

  • Massage Services

    Massage Services

  • Non-Smoking Hotel

    Non-Smoking Hotel

  • Hiking Trails

    Hiking Trails

  • Running Paths

    Running Paths

  • Vegetarian Food Options

    Vegetarian Food Options

  • Fitness Programs

    Fitness Programs

    Stand up paddleboard


  • Towel Program

  • Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products


  • Responsible Watering

  • Recycle Program

Community Impact

  • Donates Back

  • Local Artisan Products

  • New Jobs Created

  • Community Charity

    Community Outreach program with Abriendo Mentes

Guest Rooms

Danta Standard Room


Free Cancellation by Oct 04, 2022

sleeps 2 | taxes & fees excluded | after donation | perks included

Our 344 sq. ft Danta Standard Room are conveniently located on the second and third floors, offering spacious bathrooms and unparalleled views of the ocean and Las Catalina’s main plaza.

Plaza Balcony Room


Free Cancellation by Oct 04, 2022

sleeps 2 | taxes & fees excluded | after donation | perks included

Our 344 Sq. Ft. Plaza Balcony Room are located on the top floors, some offering sweeping ocean views and with balcony to take in every ounce of beauty around you.

Ocean View Premium


Free Cancellation by Oct 04, 2022

sleeps 2 | taxes & fees excluded | after donation | perks included

The 344 sq. ft Ocean View Premium rooms are located on the top floor, offer high ceilings and an oversized terrace, allowing in extra natural light and impressive views of the ocean.

Ocean View Suite


Free Cancellation by Oct 04, 2022

sleeps 2 | taxes & fees excluded | after donation | perks included

This one-of-a-kind top floor Ocean View Suite, totaling 602 sq ft, has high ceilings and two oversized terraces, allowing in extra natural light and impressive views of both the ocean and mountains.

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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.



  • Airport Transportation

  • Complimentary Breakfast

  • Complimentary WiFi

  • Restaurant

  • Bar Lounge

  • Flat Screen TV

  • Kids Club

  • Beachfront

  • Valet

  • Pool

  • Handicap Accessible

  • Golf Course

  • Free Parking

  • Room Service


  • 3:00 PM | Must be 18 years old to check-in
  • Early and Late check-in upon availability
  • 11 AM
  • Late check-out upon availability, the fee is 50% of the room rate
Special check-in instructions
  • The front desk is open daily from 5:30 AM - 11:30 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds
  • Children are welcome
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD $80 per day
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD $60 per stay



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.