The final leg of our Costa Rican adventure & what a great resort! I would recommend this place to couples, families, business, nature lovers, beach lovers, foodies, or whatever category you're in. There aren't enough good things to be said. We were in Building 7 & had a view that had a WOW factor. Could have sat on our deck the entire trip (of course, having a hot tub on the deck didn't hurt)! In other words, there are a lot of places to stay in Manuel Antonio, but you will miss out on the best resort in the area if you don't stay here.
The staff was awesome! The excursions were very close with expert guides. The 2 pools were relaxing. The 2 beaches were beautiful. Daily events happening around the resort. The food was great! One dinner had multiple stations on the beach (Thursday nights?) that is not to be missed. One of the highlights of our trip! Fell in love with ceviche that night. Plenty of monkeys, raccoons, pacas, toucans, & other animals/birds on site. Plus you're very close to Manuel Antonio which is not to be missed. Try to get Mauricio as you're guide. Even when we wanted to go to Quepos, the resort had a shuttle service that was $11 roundtrip. Can't beat that rate & Cristian was our very entertaining driver.
Don't miss staying Arenas del Mar. When we spoke to other people about their resorts, none compared to Arenas del Mar. And when I bring my kids back to Costa Rica someday, we will definitely stay here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located within walking distance of Manuel Antonio National Park, Arenas Del Mar is an extraordinary beachfront and rainforest resort catering to travelers looking for more than the typical luxury hotel experience. Stunning, luxurious, and sustainable, our hotel has 38 rooms with exclusive beach and nature views, nestled in eleven acres of rainforest with private trails and two tree-shaded white sand beaches. Unique among the hotels in Manuel Antonio, our carbon-neutral property offers sustainable, luxurious lodging. As well, we are proud to be the first Costa Rican luxury hotel to have been awarded the Five Sustainability Leaf Award and a Five Star Award. With this stunning location and a myriad of personalized services, on-property activities and land and water-based tours catered for honeymooning couples and families alike, Arenas Del Mar is the perfect base for exploring on your Manuel Antonio vacation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio