The Journal


Oh, hello - Bienvenidos to Santarena Hotel

14 November, 2019
The Santarena Hotel is a tropically elegant oasis inspired by a palette of people and places, located between two of Costa Rica's loveliest Pacific beaches at the heart of Las Catalinas. This tropical car-free town on the Guanacaste Coast aims to inspire visitors and locals to connect with...
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The Doors at Santarena

09 October, 2019
When towns are built to be walkable and to the scale of people, they change fundamentally. Brought within sight and touch to passersby, pedestrian street-facing facades in walkable towns allow for thoughtful detail and design so that simple elements like doors add character to the street.  ...
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A Place for People -- The Santarena Vision

18 April, 2019
One of the most exciting additions to town this year has been the arrival of the Santarena Hotel, an elegant urban hotel located just a few steps from the sands of Playa Danta. Bringing a unique presence to downtown Las Catalinas, the Santarena has already become a central part of the rhythm of...
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Santarena: A Design Perspective

06 March, 2019
The origin ofSantarena 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 old...
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The Costa Rican Architectural Tradition

12 February, 2019
Looking around an average Costa Rican neighborhood, you’ll notice the country looks different from its fellow Central American nations. In fact, within each region and even within a few city blocks it’s possible to see a range of styles that traverse time and architectural traditions. For...
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