Las Catalinas is a new beach town located on the Guanacaste Coast of Costa Rica. Its purpose is to create a way of life that is healthy, sustainable, fulfilling, and fun. It is a place where it is easy to connect with other people, and with nature itself. We think it is one of the most important and beautiful new towns in the world.
Physically, we are building a beautiful place composed of houses, shops, restaurants, small hotels and inns, pedestrian streets, plazas, parks, and recreational facilities. All elements are arranged to create a series of wonderful, walkable public spaces interwoven with nature. Architecture is adapted for outdoor living. Motorized vehicles are refreshingly absent. A constant ebb and flow of fellow residents and visitors enrich the scene. Every street leads to scenic overlooks. Every home frames incredible views.
On one side our town is embraced by over 1,000 acres of spectacular tropical dry forest hills and valleys with extensive hiking, biking, and horseback trails. On the other side is the Pacific Ocean where we have two of the finest beaches in all of Costa Rica with great swimming, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, boogie boarding, and snorkeling.
The resort is near active volcanoes and a thriving rainforest in the only country to meet all five criteria to determine environmental sustainability. There are green, gray, and black sands (consisting of lava fragments) of interest to the local area. The resort is 30 minutes from the airport in the closest major city of Liberia. It has been reported that 5% of the world’s biodiversity resides in Costa Rica amongst the 25% of the land that is protected from human activity.