nya town center charrette model
avenida nya town center charrette model
avenida nya town center charrette
avenida nya town center charrette


Nya Town Center / Avenida Nya is designed to be a vibrant 21.1-acre (8.53-hectare) retail town center, anchoring the main entrance of the 2223-acre (900-hectare) master-planned resort in the west of Guanacaste, Costa Rica, a short 10-minute drive from the Guanacaste International Airport. It blends retail functionality with community planning to cater to the diverse needs of both the resort’s residents and visitors from the surrounding area.

Encompassing approximately 382,249 square feet (35,525 square meters), Nya Town Center serves as the commercial gateway to the resort community, offering myriad retail, entertainment, residential, and leisure options. Central to its design is the lush, tree-lined main entry boulevard, bifurcating the site at the entrance, providing a pedestrian-friendly retail experience.

The town center’s layout transitions from 2-story restaurant-over-retail buildings near the main entrance to a more diverse mix of uses further into the project, including hotels, cinemas, and residential-over-retail spaces.

The inclusion of 43 loft residential units (30,666 square feet / 2,850 square meters) within the town center adds a distinctive residential dimension to the retail district. These modern apartments seamlessly integrate into the development, offering residents a blend of urban convenience and suburban tranquility, complete with panoramic views of the surrounding resort landscape.

Green spaces, pedestrian-friendly pathways, and energy-efficient infrastructure converge to create a vibrant yet eco-conscious urban environment. Ample greenspaces – plazas, courtyards, and pathways – provide numerous opportunities for open-air markets, community festivals, and social engagement.

From boutique shops to dining establishments and cafes, each unit is designed to offer a unique leisure experience. Beyond its functional appeal, the retail and commercial area design embodies Nya’s commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship.

Nya Town Center epitomizes modern urban planning, where commerce, sustainability, and community converge to create a vibrant and dynamic living environment, representing the pinnacle of modern urban planning.

Currently Under Construction
Urban Partners / Nya
Guanacaste, Costa Rica
382,249 sq. ft. / 35,525 sq. m.