A tropically elegant oasis inspired by a palette of people and places, the Santarena Hotel will open in February 2019 and is a bohemian pearl perched between two of Costa Rica’s loveliest Pacific beaches. Stylish accommodations and inviting public spaces are seamlessly woven with gracious hospitality to make this the ideal seaside getaway, captivating visitors with an authentic, deeply refined laid-back experiential warmth.
The hotel has several options for dining and imbibing in a variety of picturesque settings in addition to room service and a “grab and go” all-day bakery. Breakfast and lunch are offered in The Atrium, a relatively casual indoor-outdoor space just off the lobby; light bites and beverages ranging from detox smoothies to proper cocktails are available at the Lobby Bar, while the dinner atmosphere shifts to a more chic sophisticated setting in the hotel’s signature restaurant, Ponciana. The hotel also boasts a rooftop lounge and 35-square-meter pool for water enthusiasts and is home to one of the region’s best beaches, Playa Danta, which is just steps away and a local favorite for swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking and snorkeling.
With crisp, linear design and contemporary sleek-but-mellow extra special touches throughout, all of the hotel’s 45 guest rooms (including 3 suites) offer an ideal place to rest, recover and recharge between active sunny days and sophisticated social evenings. All accommodations feature king beds, sustainable wood floors and spacious bathrooms with a seasonal array of locally sourced amenities; most also boast private balconies with striking handmade Cuban style pressed tiles as a dreamy perch to sip morning coffee or watch the sun slip into the Pacific.
Hotel guests are of course encouraged to rest, relax and decompress as much as possible, but are also wholeheartedly invited to take advantage of a wide range of outdoor activities at Las Catalinas, including an extensive trail system with over 40 kilometers of hiking and mountain biking trails, water activities such as SUP, kayaking, snorkeling and scuba, as well a variety of inspiring day trips and excursions via helicopter to some of Costa Rica’s most exciting offerings. The hotel’s architect, Ricardo Arosemena, is renowned and respected throughout Latin America, and interiors are by locally celebrated Andrina Fonseca. The Santarena Hotel is also a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Lifestyle Collection.
Eight unique indoor and outdoor spaces (4,806 square feet total) coupled with exemplary service throughout make Santarena an ideal base for business and social events as well. The hotel’s inspiring and versatile range of facilities are fully equipped with the latest technology and an array of thoughtful amenities to seamlessly serve special gatherings ranging from professional or cultural groups and team building trips to sports and wellness retreats.