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Arenas del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort

Junction 4.6 Km Route 618, Manuel Antonio 60601 Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#4 of 48 hotels in Manuel Antonio
2021 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Just when you thought easy beach access in Manuel Antonio didn't exist... We know. It can be tough to decide on the perfect spot to spend your vacation — especially in Manuel Antonio! You’d love the best hotel that’s close to the beach with loungers and umbrellas and cocktails. You’d love to see monkeys and sloths. You’d love a great meal. Arenas Del Mar in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica is that easy beachfront luxury resort you’ve been searching for. Beachfront. Ocean views. Rainforest. Wildlife. Manuel Antonio National Park on your doorstep and adventure at your fingertips. What you’ll remember most is our easy atmosphere. You’ll have all the luxuries only the best hosts can provide. Let us show you what your Costa Rica vacation could look like at Arenas Del Mar. You’ll be well-taken care of. Arenas Del Mar is a proud member of the award-winning Cayuga Collection.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Children's television networks
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Horseback riding
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Head massage
24-hour security
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Private balcony
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Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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GRSteve wrote a review 9 May
39 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed at Arenas Del Mar for four nights during a 2 week self managed tour of Costa Rica and it was definitely the best place we stayed at. Finding the hotel is a little challenging but once you have parked your car in their lot and you get into the golf cart you will find that all of the staff are so customer and service oriented that all of your needs will be taken care of. We stayed in 703B - a phenomenal room with a curved balcony overlooking the ocean. The room had a bedroom with bath and a living room with an additional bath. The outside deck also has its own hot tub. the mini bar feature a variety of drinks including wine and beer and is restocked daily at no additional charge. We also appreciated the complementry laundry service that they offered. We arranged a tour through Manual Antonio park with the hotel's guide Esteban and he was absolutely wonderful. Seeing the park is a must if you stay here. We also usually had lunch at their second restaurant which is on the beach. Too far to walk but the resort frequently and regularly has golf carts that go between the registration area and the beach so its really effortless. The breakfast and dinners in the main restaurants were average but its super easy to take a taxi to local restaurants usually for $10. one night we went to Raphael's terrazas for dinner and enjoyed their musical entertainment - recommend going there as well. We also went fishing out of Quepos,with Mirse Azul sportsfishing - caught several large groupers and had them grilled for dinner that evening. I'm definitely going back to Arenas.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Room Tip: 703B is a gigantic room with sweeping views of the ocean
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Sils0l wrote a review 8 May
San Jose, Costa Rica17 contributions5 helpful votes
I visited Arenas with both my parents (in their 70’s) and my newborn child (2month), and it was a great place to take a time for family, outside our house, for the first time in a year. We felt how the staff was concerned not only to provide a superb service, but also to make us feel safe about the Covid-19. The food was good, no need to go to other places, specially because at lunch you can pick your favorite spot at the beach and the service will find you and pamper you.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Julie P wrote a review 6 May
Tamarac, Florida5 contributions
Disclosure: I made an entire video and took tons of photos solely for the purpose of living a review. But unfortunately, my phone was a causality to the seas lol. My boyfriend took photos on his phone, so hopefully you get the idea. Staff - My boyfriend and I traveled to Costa Rica to celebrate his birthday. From the moment we checked in, we were blown away. The staff was so amazing, extremely helpful and really made us feel special during our stay. No matter who you encountered, everyone knew our names and provided great suggestions/recommendations. While everyone at the hotel was amazing, Rafael & Rodbin really made our trip special. Thank you! Room - I believe we stayed in a BEAUTIFUL ocean breeze suite which was extremely spacious for 2. It came with 2 full sized bathrooms, a kitchenette, living area and large bedroom. The view from our balcony was unreal and you have easy access to the private beach where you could literally walk out to. We'd get daily visits from spider monkeys and be awoken by the beautiful sounds of macaws. Just be prepared for the monkeys, I got a bruise the way I jumped from the sofa the first time they boldly jumped on our patio. Food - The hotel has 2 restaurants, one that provides lunch and another that provides breakfast and dinner. The breakfast was included and was delicious. My boyfriend who is a pretty picky eater had multiple options. We tried dinner & lunch and it was ok. For the most part, we ate at alot of local restaurants which were amazing.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Room Tip: We stayed in suite 302 and had the most amazing view of the ocean and forest. The suite was very...
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MPopp17 wrote a review 3 May
San Diego, California15 contributions1 helpful vote
Don’t look any further! Arenas Del Mar is simply magical! Hard to put exactly into words how amazing it is. I truly feel it can only be experienced yourself. The hotel is set in an incredible surrounding with gorgeous ocean and rainforest views. We splurged for an oceanfront room with a hot tub on the balcony and it was worth every penny and more. The view is stunning and the white face capuchins also came to visit our balcony daily which was super cool. There is an abundance of wildlife right at the resort! There are monkeys, sloths, boa constrictors, red eye tree frogs, iguanas. We have two boys ages 5 and 7 and they were in heaven. The guided tours offered through the resort are incredible. We had the pleasure of having Esteban as our guide and he is truly a gem! There are certain people in life you meet who instantly feel like family and he was one of those. He is not only super knowledgeable about the wildlife, but he is also genuinely passionate about it and it radiates through in all he does. On our last night when we ended our tour with him,our whole family talked about how it was a little sad saying goodbye to Esteban. When got back to our room, our 5 year old immediately started drawing a picture that he didn’t want anyone to see until it was finished. It was a picture of Esteban showing us squirrel monkeys through his scope. He sure made an impression! All of the staff were so friendly and they go out of their way to make you feel welcome and even spot out wildlife. One night while waiting for a golf cart to pick us up, our driver asked if we wanted to see something special. It was a baby sloth very close to the ground climbing a tree. What a miraculous thing to witness! Don’t hesitate booking a stay here. I promise you won’t regret it.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Andy H wrote a review Apr 2021
San Antonio, Texas3 contributions
The moment we arrived at the pickup zone, we were carted away through a rainforest trail up a hill to the property overlooking the ocean. At the top, they greeted us with a delicious fresh fruit mocktail for check-in. We came to soak up nature and be immersed in luxury at the same time...mission accomplished. The thing that's impossible to not mention is the wide-sweeping vistas of one of the most beautiful beaches on earth. Sitting on our private patio with a private spa tub, we had visits from monkeys, agouti, land crabs, iguanas, lizards, and a plethora of interesting birds. Also, their property boasts two fantastic open-air restaurant areas; one for dinner/breakfast and one for lunch along with two pools and a private beach area. The staff was all so very helpful and cheerful which you'll find worthy of the biggest tips you can spare. The only disappointment was that we only heard the macaws and toucans, but never got to see them. The sloths and monkeys were plentiful which made up for it.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Room Tip: ground floor "ocean breeze suites" have more area and still have amazing views.
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US$412 - US$965 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Arenas del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasManuel Antonio
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Frequently Asked Questions about Arenas del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Arenas del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort?
Nearby attractions include Playa Biesanz (0.6 km) and La Playita (0.03 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Arenas del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Arenas del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Arenas del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Arenas del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Arenas del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Shana Restaurant & Lounge Pool Bar, Rico Tico Jungle Grill, and TuleCafe Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Arenas del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, fitness classes, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Arenas del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Arenas del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Arenas del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Arenas del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Arenas del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.