The article by Jesse Doris, titled “Arosemena & Soundy Arquitectos’ Santarena Hotel is Authentically Costa Rican”, begins with a brief overview of Las Catalinas as a car-free Costa Rican destination, touching on architect Ricardo Arosemena’s vision for a building that would be “authentic to Costa Rica and the region.”
The article goes onto focus on the local building materials, sweeping views of the surrounding beauty, custom elements from local craftsmen, and seamless integration into the surrounding town as key pillars of the Santarena Hotel’s design, all surrounded by the car-free nature that sets Las Catalinas apart from many other tropical destinations.
In all, the article captures both Interior Design and Arosemena’s perspectives on Santarena, to visions of “town’s living room” and how it has already become integrated into Town.
Incredibly, two of the five worldwide Urban Guild Design Excellence Awards have been won by projects in Las Catalinas!
Las Catalinas has more than 42kms of multi-use single track trails in the 1000 acre tropical dry forest reserve that surrounds the beach town in Costa Rica. Ranging from the lowlands up through the hills to wind alongside the seaside cliffs and then down to the beaches and forest on the back of the ...
Happy to share today that Aspen Sojourner magazine has featured Guanacaste Nights 2020 Chef Mawa McQueen, one of seven featured chefs that brought the second edition of town’s food festival to life.
Beach Town Travel presents three-fold options for travelers to the destination of Las Catalinas: the cultural and ecological tourism the country’s tourist industry was founded on, a perspective on the New Luxury of pampering through connection, and as a growing trend of sabbatical-style stays. ...
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