by Mark Chestnut | November 06, 2019
With its reputation as an eco-friendly paradise, Costa Rica offers a naturally beautiful backdrop for meetings and incentives. The country's offerings of modern and unique event spaces, including the stunning new Centro de Convenciones de Costa Rica in the capital of San Jose, complement its lush rainforest, stunning beaches and alluring wildlife.

New and Updated Venues in Costa Rica

• The Santarena Hotel, which opened in February, is set in Las Catalinas, a Pacific coast beach town in the Guanacaste province, the area of northwestern Costa Rica that's popular for both leisure and incentive travel. The 45-room property offers ocean views and multiple dining venues, as well as a rooftop lounge and pool. Indoor and outdoor event space includes the Plaza, an open-air venue with ocean views and space for 600.

• The Nayara Tented Camp, a sister property to the Nayara Resort, Spa & Gardens and Nayara Springs, is scheduled to open in December in Arenal Volcano National Park, in the northern zone that lies north of San José. The property will have 18 luxury tents, each of which will have a master suite with en-suite bathroom and outdoor shower. Each tent also will have an outdoor living area and a plunge pool fed by water from nearby hot springs. The camp also will feature a swim-up bar, a family-friendly pool and an open-air yoga pavilion.

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