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Food
22 January, 2019

Knowing Your Product — Sourcing Local Ingredients with Gilberto Briceño

One of the greatest resources of the Guanacaste region and Costa Rica in general is its tremendous biodiversity and vibrant natural ecosystems, which bring with them a nearly limitless supply of different flavors, ingredients, and possibilities for cooking. And still, even with such a wealth of natural resources all across the country, the value…
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Living in Las Catalinas
21 January, 2019

The Las Catalinas Yearly Forecast — A Look at Las Pintas

After our Daily on Las Pintas -- the old Costa Rican tradition which dictates that, according to legend, the first 19 days of the year determine the weather for the year -- we decided to take a look at the weather throughout the first 19 days of January and determine exactly how the weather will…
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Mountain BikingOutdoor sportsRecreationSantarena
3 January, 2019

Triathlon Training Day — A Santarena Story

It’s triathlon training day. You wake up before the sun rises, pump up your bike tires and fill your bottles for this morning's long ride. Your bike preparation complete, you and your fellow triathlon campers caravan out to the foothills of the mountains, where after a short warm up you’re climbing. As you do,…
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Outdoor sports
2 January, 2019

XPT for the TRI

A few months after the Las Catalinas TRI in February, the XPT crew will come to Las Catalinas to host an immersive experience in the life-changing training regimen. But here are a few reasons why now might be as good a time as any to begin training with XPT, especially with the TRI just…
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Food
2 January, 2019

Guanacaste Nights — A Celebration of Costa Rican Cuisine

The culinary scene of Las Catalinas is getting quite a makeover over the next few months. Town is welcoming the arrival of Ponciana, the Santarena Hotel’s restaurant, adding a town bakery, and enjoying the continued growth and evolution of Sentido Norte, Limonada and the Beach Club, all following the arrival of Copper & Stone…
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PressSantarena
20 December, 2018

Santarena Hotel Featured in The Times

The opening of the Santarena Hotel is quickly approaching, and all around the world people are taking notice. Most recently, Santarena was featured in The Times -- one of the UK’s best-selling daily national newspapers -- as they rounded up their most anticipated new hotels of 2019. The article, written by Annabelle Thorpe, does a…
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Santarena
14 December, 2018

Santarena — A Design Perspective

The origin of Santarena is a vision of something special, even within a special town. In many ways, the hotel feels like the living room of town, where guests feel welcomed, like they want to be there. Santarena has a noble spirit, that of an old soul in the heart of our beach town. Think…
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Community
23 August, 2018

Abriendo Mentes 2018 Matching Campaign

Are you looking for opportunities to give back to the environment and to others? Would you like to make a difference in our community? Abriento Mentes is one of the organizations supported by the Guanacaste Community Fund. They offer innovative education and community development programs to children and adults living in rural and underserved…
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