Las Catalinas is an enchanting 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’s a place where connecting with other people, and with nature, is easy. We think it is one of the most important and beautiful new towns in the world.
Physically, a beautiful place is being built, composed of houses, shops, restaurants, small hotels and inns, pedestrian streets, plazas, parks, and recreational facilities. All elements are arranged to produce a series of wonderful, walkable public spaces interwoven with the natural environment. The architecture is adapted for outdoor living. Motorized vehicles are refreshingly absent. The comings and goings of residents and visitors enrich the scene. Every street leads to an overlook of the picturesque landscape. Each home frames incredible views.
One side of Las Catalinas is embraced by over 1,000 acres of tropical dry forest, with spectacular hills and valleys that afford extensive hiking and biking. On the other side is the Pacific Ocean, where two of the finest beaches in Costa Rica offer swimming, stand-up paddle-boarding, kayaking, boogie-boarding, and snorkeling.
There’s something magical about coming out of your front door and finding yourself in an engaging town where you can socialize, take care of your daily business, and participate in leisure activities, all under your own power. There’s something magical about having unspoiled nature right there at the edge of town, connecting you to its rhythms and energy. We believe there is something magical about being surrounded by beauty. We want more people to experience this magic.