Las Catalinas is a d r e a m. Pura vida {Costa Rica’s country motto, pure life} can be easily achieved in this enchanting pedestrian town with it’s old quarter style to your left and it’s private black sand beach to your right. The sound of waves crashing heard from your front door will surely make you want to hit the beach or the outdoors as early as you can. You can rent all sorts of water equipment, mountain bikes, or sign up for outdoor activity tours at Pura Vida Ride. Did I mention Las Catalinas is surrounded by world-class hiking and biking trails?

After you’ve hit the waves for a while, head over to Limonada to grab some fish tacos or tuna tartare. If all of those weren’t enough to win you over – you are sure to fall in love as soon as you experience your first picture perfect sunset – followed by a dark sky with thousands of stars gleaming above you.

Here are my favorite Las Catalinas living pictures I captured in our month stay.

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