With an urban terrace vibe, the rooftop makes for the ideal place to sunbathe and enjoy the 377 square-foot swimming pool.
Cosmopolitan minds and curious spirits naturally gather here, gracefully connecting and epitomizing “pura vida” – a life where people and their wellness are top priorities and where nature is cared for and enjoyed by all.
Ponciana is Santarena Hotel’s signature restaurant & bar, conceived by the influence of Biarritz 1972 and inspired by Basque cuisine and joie de vivre. Ponciana sources its unique Costa Rican dishes from ingredients found in the sea, mountains, and farms. A social and cultural space where people gather to eat, drink, and socialize. Enjoy dinner in the restaurant or cocktails at the bar.
Cuatro Calle la Ronda is an all-day bakery that offers breakfast, lunch, and snacks on the go. It’s a welcoming and friendly space providing a cozy atmosphere with an outdoor terrace. Cuatro Calle la Ronda offers a variety of baked goods, breads, juices, coffee, and teas. Homemade items such as jams, pickles, ferments, and preserves are also available for purchase.
At the Santarena Hotel, we are committed to making your stay seamless, luxurious, and the upmost extraordinary. All rooms offer an ideal place to rest, recover and recharge between active sunny days and sophisticated social evenings.
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.
Whether you’re traveling alone, with your family, or your closest friends, the Santarena Hotel has activities for everyone. From 40+ kilometers of trails, beaches, and nature adventures to learning about the sea and exploring the sea via snorkeling, kayaking, or swimming, we have you covered.
Moderate & Connecting
This 344 sq. ft category king room boasts high ceilings and is conveniently located with easy access to common areas. All rooms have spacious bathrooms, some have balconies, while the others have a peaceful, small garden to enjoy. All rooms come fully stocked of locally made toiletries, WiFi, cable, television, air conditioning, fan, and easy access to Calle Ronda.
The Corner Suites, totaling 602 square-feet, 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.
The 344 sq. ft Premium rooms are located on the top floors, some offering sweeping ocean views and with balcony to take in every ounce of beauty around you. All rooms have king beds and come fully stocked of locally made toiletries, WiFi, cable, television, air conditioning, fan, and artisan crafted, hand-made balcony tile floors.
The 344 sq. ft Deluxe rooms are conveniently located on the second and third floors, offering spacious bathrooms and unparalleled views of the ocean and Las Catalina’s main plaza. All rooms come fully stocked of locally made toiletries, WiFi, cable, television, air conditioning, fan, and picturesque wood floors.
Pura Vida Ride
Pura Vida Ride is your Costa Rican activity mecca. Located just steps away from the Santarena Hotel, Pura Vida Ride has all the equipment for all the activities you can think of- including mountain biking, snorkeling, kayaking, stand up paddle boarding, surfing and more!
ConnectOcean Dive Center & Aquatic Academy
ConnectOcean believes that the ocean is for everyone, and we couldn’t agree more. Focusing on creating hands-on activities to connect sea-lovers to the ocean, ConnectOcean offers everything from diving and sea experiences to swimming lessons and educational programs.
Take in views of Dantita Valley and the nearby beaches while meditating or resting from a run or hike. Need a peaceful yoga spot? Take your pick from the surrounding beaches: Guachiepelin, Carreta, Rueda, or Playita del Amor.
Take in 270º views of the ocean, Flamingo Beach, and the forest covered valley. Make this spot your place to meditate, practice yoga, or just simply lookout to the breathtaking landscape. Platform 2 is located between the entrances to Principal and Secreto trails.
On the way to Zapotal, treat yourself to yoga with mesmerizing views of the cliff, Portero Bay, and Sugar Beach. Make sure to keep an eye out for whale sightings!
Grab your paddle board or yoga mat, and head to this tranquil area off Playa Danta - just 300 mts out at high tide.
Punta Penca Trail
The Punta Penca Trail hugs the coast out to the tip of the Punta Penca peninsula, making for a wonderful lookout point to picnic after a short hike. Round Trip time from Las Catalinas Beach Town is 30-60 minutes.
At Santarena, world-class mountain biking trails are right at your fingertips. Stretching 22+ km with unrivaled ocean views and quiet valleys, these single track trails make for fantastic wildlife sightings such as monkeys, wild hogs, deers, pizotes, and a diversity of exotic birds.
Punta Guachipelines Trail
Take the Punta Guachipelines Trail out to a striking peninsula with cliffs surrounded by the serine sea. Amazing views of the Pitahaya islands and the nesting site for local frigatebirds and pelicans make this trail a top pick. Round trip time from Las Catalinas Beach Town is 1-2 hrs.
McHenry Peak Loop
The McHenry Peak Loop trail climbs steeply up to the central high peaks of Las Catalinas at an altitude of just over 200 meters. The trail is artfully caved with looping turns offering magnificent views in all directions. This trail does require some fitness. Round Trip time from Las Catalinas Beach Town is 1-2 hours.