Costa Rica a democratic country with a proud heritage and some of nature’s most exuberant beauty—a painted land that jump-started the eco-tourism movement and lives by the mantra pura vida, pure life. The locals are famously friendly. Costa Rica ranks first as the happiest nation in the world in many studies. This small county harbors 6% of the earth’s biodiversity and 24% of the land area is dedicated to national parks and wildlife preserves. Welcoming villages and scenic back roads beckon exploration.
Las Catalinas is located in the Guanacaste province on Costa Rica’s north Pacific coast. This peaceful province is known for its soulful beauty: sunny beaches, fascinating forests and rolling savannas where sabaneros (cowboys) still ride. The country’s second largest airport in Liberia welcomes direct flights from Atlanta, Houston, Dallas, Denver, Charlotte, Newark, Chicago, Toronto, Montreal, and other cities into Guanacaste’s capital, just 23 miles from Las Catalinas. Once you land, the drive to Las Catalinas takes about 45 minutes.
Las Catalinas is located right in the center of the “gold coast” area of Guancaste that is within close situated on the pristine Zapotal Peninsula and is part of an important and impressive dry forest ecosystem. Just south of us, you’ll find the towns of Potrero and Flamingo, featuring enticing restaurants and beaches. A little farther, a string of world-famous surfing spots beckon —Playas Ventana, Grande and Avellana, plus the lively surf town of Tamarindo. Off shore, anglers relish some of the best deep-sea fishing in the country, while scuba divers encounter a fascinating underwater world at Islas Santa Catalinas and other famous dive spots. Here is a road map of our area:
Below you will find a video introduction to Costa Rica and Guanacaste. Enjoy!