The Santarena Hotel to Open in Costa Rica in February

(Photo provided by Santarena Hotel) Photo provided by Santarena Hotel

Arriving next month, the Santarena Hotel will provide the perfect escape for travelers seeking tropical relaxation. Situated on Costa Rica’s northwestern coast, the property will offer not just easy access to the beach, but also to miles of biking and hiking trails and the car-free streets of Las Catalinas.

Sloping hills and stunning ocean views have helped turn Las Catalinas into a mountain biking destination. The area’s trails are all moderate grade, ensuring perfect rides with roller coaster-like ups and downs and no sustained climbs. Visitors looking to test out the sport can head to the hotel’s local partner, Pura Vida Ride, for bikes, guidance and tours.

The surrounding area offers around 14 miles of hiking and biking trails, with routes including the ridgetop Punta Guachipelines trail, the flatter Punta Penca route and the physically challenging McHenry Peak Loop. While exploring the roughly 1,000 acres of protected forest, travelers should also keep an eye out for the wildlife, which includes monkeys, pizotes (coatis), deer, peccaries (wild hogs) and a host of exotic birds.

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Guests staying at the Santarena Hotel will have the unique opportunity to explore a modern town devoid of cars. Made for people, Las Catalinas’ streets offer the perfect escape for travelers looking to escape the bustle of their everyday life.

As far as food goes, the hotel will provide guests with an assortment of options throughout the day. An all-day bakery will sell ‘grab and go’ snacks, The Atrium will serve breakfast and lunch in a casual setting and, in the evenings, the hotel’s signature restaurant will bring a more sophisticated option. For the main course, we recommend trying the hotel’s signature arroz caldoso de marisco with roasted tomato cheese.

The Santarena Hotel offers 45 guest rooms, most of which come with private balconies. All accommodations include king-size beds, sustainable wood floors and expansive bathrooms. For the best view, guests should consider the corner suites, each 603 square feet, on the third and fourth floors.

For more information, travel advisors can reach out to Las Catalinas travel industry sales manager Maria Jose Mora at [email protected].

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