Las Catalinas

Las Catalinas, Guanacaste

Located on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, Las Catalinas is a modern beach town with a collection of 35+ villas, plazas, restaurants, shops, and more. Designed to create a sustainable, healthy, and fulfilling holiday experience. The town´s layout is walkable with everything you´ll need nearby and is totally free from motorized vehicles.

An idyllic spot was chosen for the property: over 1,000 acres of tropical dry forest featuring hills and valleys that are perfect for hiking and biking adventures, while beautiful beaches offer seaside fun and plenty of water activities.

Ideal For: Family vacations, car-free beach town, forest-meets-beach

  • Why we love it
  • Highlights
  • Sustainability

Las Catalinas is such a unique place, it's right on the beach, backed by forest, and there are no motorized vehicles, so everyone walks instead of driving! For families, we love the sense freedom and security this provides. Kids can run around town and make friends in a safe and beautiful community environment while parents relax and explore - it's refreshingly simple with the added fun of lots of activities on the beach and in the surrounding hills.

Las Catalinas has restored the land from pasture to its original tropical dry forest ecosystem, through preventing fires with its own fire brigade, prohibiting hunting, and planting trees – since 2007, more than 5,000 trees of 13 native evergreen species have been planted. Trails for hiking, biking, running, and reaching viewpoints have been sustainably made with local materials and erosion-resistant engineering techniques.

The property has created a recycling education campaign, is developing a recycling system for the region with the local government, and has a state-of-the-art water treatment plant so wastewater can be reused for irrigation and forest fire control. In an effort to help the local wildlife thrive, Las Catalinas features stone water holes to provide year-round drinking water, rope bridges to allow animals like monkeys to cross roads and power lines safely, and occasionally relocates animals to remote areas of the property´s dry forest habitat to avoid negative encounters.

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