An open air event center for any occasion

The natural beauty and abundance of Costa Rica makes this country an excellent setting for hosting events. And the Tamarindo area takes it a step further, with a backdrop consisting of a shining blue ocean, glorious sandy beaches and stunning sunsets.

But there’s no more idyllic location for your event than Calatea Event Center. Nestled among banana trees, ginger, heliconias and bright hibiscus flowers, the newly constructed open air pavilion provides an embracing atmosphere for any type of gathering or get-together. It is situated near all of Cala Luna Boutique Hotel & Villas’ premier amenities, including the main pool, restaurant, lounge, spa and exclusive beach, and just a few minutes away from the busy beach town of Tamarindo. Meanwhile, the event center is secluded from passing guests and outside noise, affording your group privacy within the heart of a luxurious setting. This is truly Costa Rica’s superior rental space for events, groups, retreats, and anything else you can dream up.

Offering nearly 1,000 square feet of open space, Calatea Event Center is ideal for groups of almost any size, depending on the use. It is covered by a beautiful palapa and the ceiling is paneled with and supported by exposed wood beams carved from indigenous woods occurring naturally in Costa Rica. Surrounding the open air space is a series of darker hewn wooden pillars or columns. The flooring is a third species of indigenous wood. Overhead, ceiling fans keep the area cool and breezy, and the space includes a small kitchen area and a bathroom, as well natural wood shelving. The design comes together to blend contemporary styling with nature’s own gifts.

For weddings, families, events and retreats

a luxurious space for your group

Make Calatea’s plein air space at Cala Luna Hotel work for your event, no matter what type. Take advantage of the proximity to the services, culture and nightlife of nearby Tamarindo, as well as the privacy afforded by hosting your event in a quaint location bordered by tall tropical plants. Calatea Event Center can be decorated and outfitted to suit any kind of group gathering, and don’t hesitate to ask us to take care of putting together the details to make it happen – we have a team of event planning staff on hand at the hotel who have plenty of experience doing just that!

Our chef-led Cala Moresca Restaurant and La Caletta Bar and Lounge, both just steps away, are available for catering events hosted at Calatea. We’re proud to serve mostly organic and local foods, many of which are grown right here at Cala Luna Hotel, or at farms in the neighboring area. Our wine list is mainly organic and biodynamic, and we concoct ingenious tropical cocktails as well as classic highballs and other beverages at the bar.

In addition, just steps away is Cala Luna’s exclusive access to a secluded slice of Playa Langosta where your group can be together to witness Costa Rica’s spectacular Pacific sunsets.

Best for large groups, Calatea is great for between 10 people for certain kinds of gatherings or up to 70 or more. Rent Calatea for: 

  • wedding receptions
  • wedding rehearsals
  • yoga retreats
  • cooking classes or other workshops
  • dine arounds
  • business conventions
  • speaking events
  • performances
  • family reunions

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If you’re interested in renting Calatea Event Center for your event, why not let us take care of the details. You can relax stress-free, knowing we’ll put together a luxury-inspired space for your gathering. Our event planners have established connections with event suppliers across Costa Rica, but mainly in the Tamarindo area, so we can bring you the best this beautiful country has to offer. From fresh flowers to table and chair rentals, live music and professional photographers, we can arrange all the elements you’ll need to make your group event unforgettable.

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Inject classic romance and intimacy to your wedding reception, catered with organic fusion fare from our restaurant.

Host a spiritual yoga retreat where the proximity to nature’s gifts is undeniable. Enjoy healthy catered meals and easy access to Tamarindo, a relaxed surfer town with great restaurants and nightlife.

Inspire others with cooking classes, using farm-fresh ingredients from just down the road and offer wine pairings where you can learn about the trend toward biodynamic wines.

At Calatea, the possibilities are truly endless.