36 Plaza Carlota

Central America / Costa Rica / Guanacaste Coast

From its privileged vantage point on the third floor of Plaza Carlota, this warm and inviting condo in Las Catalinas offers unparalleled ocean views from its private, large rooftop terrace.

up to 2
up to 6
Min. Nights


Please note that there is construction taking place next to the homes and noise may be heard during the day. Please inquire with a Villa Specialist for more information.

The eight-person dining table and luxurious hanging couch there make this vacation home in Guanacaste a favorite spot for friends and family to enjoy daily happy hour, a classic tropical dining experience, and breathtaking sunset views.

Featuring locally-crafted, genuine Costa Rican wood furnishing and finishes, this warm and inviting condo invites you to its spacious living room, in comforting soft blue, red and sunny yellow shades. There is a simple, unpretentious beauty to its living spaces, with echoes of Al-Andalus and a local flavor that effortlessly connects you to the surrounding nature.

Move seamlessly from its famed social spaces to its lovely accommodations, ideal for a Costa Rican family vacation. The master bedroom features a king bed, en-suite bathroom, private terrace, and Juliette balcony with ocean view, the junior bedroom includes two single beds that can be turned into a king, and a pullout couch in the living room can be turned into a full bed.

Full of light, color, and sun, this one of a kind vacation condo at the heart of Las Catalinas, Guanacaste, offers irresistible sights of one of the premier beach towns in Costa Rica. Up to six guests can be accommodated at this Carlota apartment, where children are welcome.

Las Catalinas

Surrounded by tropical nature on land and at sea, Las Catalinas is a beautiful, car-free, fully walkable beach town in Costa Rica. The purpose is to create a way of life that is healthy, sustainable, fulfilling, and fun. Definitely one of the most fun things to do at Las Catalinas is simply to explore the town. Most of the streets are made for people. Every little passage seems to lead to a beautiful plaza or a view of the ocean.

Baranda Villas Collection

Charming residences, friendly service, and thoughtful amenities make this the best way to embrace life in town. Baranda is comprised of studios, flats, and up to six bedroom homes with remarkable locations in town, all just a short walk away from the beach, as well as town’s restaurants, shops, and outdoor activities.

Services & Amenities

  • Beach Club and Gym Access
  • Daily Housekeeping Service
  • Personalized Pre-arrival service from booking to arrival
  • Welcome juice + cold towels upon arrival, in house
  • High Speed WiFi
  • Cable TV
  • Town & Surroundings Talk at Central
  • Activities Calendar
  • Baranda a la Carte Services


Boogie Boarding

Playa Danta is one of the best body surfing and boogie boarding beaches you will ever find. Go at medium to low tides when the beach is very flat. The swells are typically moderate, safe, spaced 15 seconds apart, and perfectly formed. These waves are unlike anything many of us have seen in other parts of the world. Costa Rica has many famous surfing beaches but Las Catalinas is partially sheltered from the prevailing southern swell, and that is what makes Playa Danta “just right” for boogie boarding.


Some of the best snorkeling in Costa Rica is right at Las Catalinas. The best spots are wherever you see rocks: the far side of Playa Dantita, the reef in between Danta and Dantita, along the shore of Punta Penca, or out at the Islotes Pitahayas islands just offshore. You’ll find lots of reef fish, coral, interesting underwater topography, big spotted eagle rays, sea turtles, and who knows what else.

Kayaking and Paddle-Boarding

Las Catalinas is an ideal location for sea kayaking and stand up paddle-boarding. The protected bay of Playa Danta is perfect for beginners and often offers glassy smooth conditions. The Islotes Pitahayas just one kilometer offshore is a great destination with the swell surging dramatically on the rocks. The islands are a famous nesting site of pelicans and frigate birds. The coastline in both directions is dramatic and interesting with a variety of beautiful beaches, cliffs, and great snorkeling and swimming all within paddling range.

Yoga and Fitness

With an average temperature of 74 degrees year-round, Las Catalinas is the perfect place to get in a fitness groove. Whether it's weekly interval training classes, beachfront yoga under an Almendro tree, or grab some weights, this is a mecca for athletes and yogis alike.

Shopping and Dining

In the shops of Las Catalinas, you’ll find everything you need to elevate your stay in town. Get outfitted to enjoy the town and outdoors, set a course to learn about ocean protection, bring home an unexpected Costa Rican gift, give some local life and flair to your home, or relax and take care of your body. It’s all here, and it’s all within a few minutes walk.

Guanacaste is quickly becoming a major player in Costa Rica’s culinary scene, and Las Catalinas offers some of the best options available just a few steps from your front door.

Beach Club

Located on a bluff overlooking the beach, Las Catalinas Beach Club is a central gathering spot for local residents and visitors to socialize, dine, exercise and enjoy an array of amenities for the whole family including:

  • 25 Meter lap pool with four swim lanes
  • Separate adult lounging pool and hot plunge pool
  • Ample seating and comfortable lounge chairs
  • Kids play pool
  • Hot tub
  • All-day dining at the Beach Club restaurant
  • Cocktail bar
  • Octagonal pavilion available for private events
  • Exercise room with weightlifting and cardio equipment


2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

Sleeps 6 Guests


Bedroom Details

Bedroom 1: King bed, private terrace, Juliette balcony, air conditioning, ceiling fan, bathroom
Bedroom 2: 2 Twin beds (can be converted to a king), private terrace, Juliette balcony, air conditioning, ceiling fan, bathroom
Sofa bed

Beach Details

Beach Club access is included

Pool Details

Access to the Las Catlinas Beach Club 3 pools:
25 Meter lap pool with four swim lanes (communal)
Separate adult lounging pool and hot plunge pool (communal)
Kids play pool

Staff and Services

Daily Housekeeping Service
Personalized pre-arrival service from booking to arrival
Welcome juice + cold towels upon arrival, in house

Location Details

International airport: Approximately 1 hour, 15 minutes

Villa Notes

Check-in time is 3:00 P.M - Check-out time is 10:00 A.M
No pets are allowed
No smoking is allowed in any home or apartment
Maximum occupancy cannot be exceeded without prior consent
Beach Club access is provided only for guests staying at Las Catalinas


Travel Dates Bedrooms Min. Night Stay Nightly Rates
April 06, 2021 - June 25, 2021
2 3 $ 700
June 26, 2021 - August 13, 2021
2 3 $ 775
August 14, 2021 - November 19, 2021
2 3 $ 600
November 20, 2021 - November 27, 2021
2 7 $ 950
November 28, 2021 - December 17, 2021
2 3 $ 600
December 18, 2021 - January 03, 2022
Christmas/New Year's
2 7 $ 1500
January 04, 2022 - February 11, 2022
2 3 $ 600
February 12, 2022 - April 18, 2022
2 3 $ 650
April 19, 2022 - June 24, 2022
2 3 $ 1050
June 25, 2022 - August 12, 2022
2 3 $ 1250
August 13, 2022 - November 18, 2022
2 3 $ 600
November 19, 2022 - November 25, 2022
2 3 $ 1250
November 26, 2022 - December 16, 2022
2 3 $ 600
December 17, 2022 - January 06, 2023
2 3 $ 1600
USD rates above based on approximate currency conversion. Holiday dates may not be listed in rate chart. Rates are subject to change without notice. Please confirm rate, holiday dates, and currency with your Villa Specialist at time of booking.

Check In Times

Check in: 3:00 pm - Check out: 10:00 am

Tax Service Charge Details

Please add 13% tax to all rates.
Please add a $10/room/night Service Charge to all bookings.

Security Deposit Details

$1,000 Pre-collected

Minimum Stay Details

Minimum night stay may vary by villa. Please contact a villa specialist to confirm.

Exclusive Offers

When you choose to book with Villas of Distinction for MileagePlus, you can exclusively earn 3 miles per $1 spent on your villa experience, excluding taxes, fees and optional fees.
To qualify for 3 miles per $1 spent, bookings must be made through the Villas of Distinction for United MileagePlus program. Miles earned are awarded to only one traveler per villa booking. The actual number of miles earned by a member will be based upon the total base nightly villa rate excluding taxes, fees and optional fees. MileagePlus number must be provided prior to travel for mileage offer to be fulfilled. Miles are posted to member's accounts 6-8 weeks after travel has been completed. Bookings must be paid in U.S. currency. New bookings only. Offers are subject to availability, capacity-controlled and may be changed or withdrawn at any time without notice. Other restrictions may apply.


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