Casa Sonrisa

Central America / Costa Rica / Guanacaste Coast

Surround yourself with luxury when you stay in this memorable beachfront home.

up to 4
up to 8
Min. Nights


Every room of this house is a wonderful experience—it will be a delight to discover all the intricate details and artwork brought from different parts of the world that blend together in the perfect balance of casual elegance.

Uniquely designed by the architectural team of Abraham Valenzuela and Xyanna Bateau, Casa Sonrisa expertly weaves together indoor and outdoor living areas. All four bedrooms, each with a private bath, are separated by courtyards and fountains. Wherever you are in this home you will feel the ocean breeze, hear the sound of water, and view where the jungle meets the Ocean.

Step through the carved wooden doors of Casa Sonrisa and find yourself in a fountain courtyard equipped with an outdoor kitchen, a great spot for casual dining that will bring families together for a Friday night BBQ! A few steps further and you are in the loggia overlooking the infinity pool with amazing views of the ocean and the gardens of Las Catalinas. Continue to find a guest suite on the main level of the home, a rival for the master, with a king-size bed and a spacious bathroom with mosaic floors.

The upper level has the kids’ suite with two single beds and a touch of fun. The bathroom mirror is from Africa, carved with fish, lizards, and birds, in keeping with the nature theme of this beautiful home.

Across the breezeway from there, is the master suite. It will not disappoint! It has a king-size canopy bed, a large terrace full of views you will want to invite others up to share with you, and a bathroom adorned with carved stone panels from India.

Sleep with the windows open. Feel the breeze pass through the windows on the oceanfront side of the room and exit through the windows on the jungle side, and listen to the wave’s crash.

If you are looking for even more privacy and independence, stay in the studio bedroom on the lower level of the home. It has a private courtyard entrance with a fountain that flows from the infinity pool on the level above. It also has its own kitchen, king-size bed, and a more contemporary feel, with mural-size original art by Abraham Valenzuela. The windows look down the throat of a creek, directly to the beach.

After you finish your day at the beach with the perfect sunset, watch Casa Sonrisa come to life with colorful Moroccan lamps blowing in the breeze. Entertain family or friends on your dining terrace overlooking the ocean. You can comfortably seat up to 10 at this beautifully hand made solid Guanacaste wood table. Find your “sonrisa” while dining under a chandelier of colorful glass—an original art fixture designed by Xyanna Bateau and made from the roots of a special jungle tree.

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


4 Bedrooms, 4 Bathrooms

Sleeps 8 People




Air Conditioning


Ceiling fans

Covered patio

Lounge chairs

Modern kitchen

Open plan kitchen/living area

Outdoor furniture


Bedroom Details

Master bedroom: King bed, en-suite bathroom
Bedroom 2 (second master): King bed, en-suite bathroom
Bedroom 3 (kids' suite): Single beds (2)
Bedroom 4 (studio): King bed, bathroom

Beach Details

Playa Danta is only a 1-minute walk
Beach club access is included

Pool Details

Infinity-edge swimming pool
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
Town of Potrero: 5-minute drive
Golf: 45-minute drive
Grocery store: 5-minute drive in Potrero
Greenhouse restaurant: 1-minute walk
Clinic: 45-minute drive
Liberia Hospital: 90-minute drive
Church Potrero: 5-minute drive

Villa Notes

Check-in: 2:00 pm
Check-out: 10:00 am


Travel Dates Bedrooms Min. Night Stay Nightly Rates
November 28, 2020 - December 18, 2020
3 3 $800
November 28, 2020 - December 18, 2020
4 3 $1000
December 19, 2020 - January 03, 2021
Christmas/New Year's
3 7 $2250
December 19, 2020 - January 03, 2021
Christmas/New Year's
4 7 $3150
January 04, 2021 - February 12, 2021
3 3 $1000
January 04, 2021 - February 12, 2021
4 3 $1650
February 13, 2021 - April 05, 2021
3 3 $1150
February 13, 2021 - April 05, 2021
4 3 $1800
April 06, 2021 - June 25, 2021
3 3 $900
April 06, 2021 - June 25, 2021
4 3 $1360
June 26, 2021 - August 13, 2021
3 3 $1100
June 26, 2021 - August 13, 2021
4 3 $1650
August 14, 2021 - November 19, 2021
3 3 $800
August 14, 2021 - November 19, 2021
4 3 $1000
November 20, 2021 - November 27, 2021
3 7 $1100
November 20, 2021 - November 27, 2021
4 7 $1575
November 28, 2021 - December 17, 2021
3 3 $800
November 28, 2021 - December 17, 2021
4 3 $1000
December 18, 2021 - January 03, 2022
Christmas/New Year's
3 7 $2300
December 18, 2021 - January 03, 2022
Christmas/New Year's
4 7 $3300
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 $10/room/night Service Charge to all bookings.

Security Deposit Details


Minimum Stay Details

3 nights; 7 nights over holiday periods

Exclusive Offers

Cyber week is here, and we're offering some of the best deals of the season. With free nights in paradise, percents off, added amenities, and more - we want to show you the world while providing you the best value for your vacation dollar. Now through December 4th, reserve your 2020 and 2021 and receive up to $2,000 Destination Dollars to elevate your escape. Reserve your private catamaran tour or rent a vehicle - on us! Here's how you earn:

Villa Booking Cost

Destination Dollars

$5,000 – $15,000


$15,001 – $25,000


$25,001 – $35,000


$35,001 – $50,000


$50,001 – $75,000


$75,001 – $100,000


$100,001 +


Offer valid for new bookings made between 11/23/20 – 12/04/20 for travel from now to 12/31/21. Amount is based on the base villa cost. Minimum booking value applies. Valid for select pre-paid services only. Service offered is subject to availability. No cash value. The value of any unused credit is non-refundable. Credit cannot be applied towards booking value. May not be combinable with other offers. All offers are subject to availability and may not apply to all villas or travel dates. Other restrictions may apply; please call for full details.


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