Las Catalinas is a small resort town on the northern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. There are no cars. No chain stores. Only brick and cobbled paths threading through Mediterranean style archways, plazas, and fountains. In one direction is 25 miles of trails that beckon hikers and mountain bikers, in the other, a scallop of beach yawns as the salty waves wrap you in nature's sound bath.

Our Town

Center of Joy is in Guanacaste, which is a dry forest. The season's cycle between Green (our rainy season) is from June to October and Golden from November to May. Almost every day through the cycle of the year is beautiful, in the rainy season the skies usually start out sunny before yielding to rain at some point during the day.



Places to Stay

For lodging, the Santarena Hotel has 45 rooms, or you can rent a villa, flat, or studio apartment. Contact BeJoy@centerofjoy.com for rental information.  You can always have the Casa Chameleon hotel pick you up in a golf cart and bring you up the hill to Sentido Norte Restaurant


Places to Eat

For dining, Center of Joy can cater your meals. You choose the cuisine and we make it happen. Contact BeJoy@centerofjoy.com.

If you want to mix it up you can enjoy some of the town's restaurants. For dining, a variety or restaurants serve varied cuisines with an ocean view. 

- Copper & Stone is a gourmet market where you’ll find all kinds of fresh food and takeout.

- Beach Club is a private bar and restaurant; non-members can dine for an additional fee.

How to get here

Liberia International Airport is the closest airport. From there, it takes about an hour's drive. Center of Joy will arrange transportation or a pick-up.

Center of Joy

11 Calle Danta, Las Catalinas, 4Km Norte De Playa Potrero, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, 50504

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