We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Arenas del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Travelers' Choice award winner
GreenLeadersPlatinum level
Hotel website
Punta Quepos, Manuel Antonio National Park 311-6350, Costa Rica
Offers & Announcements
Stay 5 - pay 4
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
Arenas del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
Professional photos View all
Browse nearby
Arenas del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
Add Photo

1,245 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this property
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    1,053
    133
    33
    19
    7
See reviews for
333
697
22
9
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (396)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (1245)
  • Mar-May only
    (356)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (335)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (237)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (317)
All months
Georgia
Level Contributor
26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are over 1000 reviews here already that can help explain the unique beauty, wildlife, and accommodations of this wonderful resort, so I won't address those. For me, the staff at Arenas del Mar was the best I have ever encountered at a resort. Each and every one went out of their way to make our stay enjoyable. Each time... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Boston, Massachusetts
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family spent a week at this hotel exploring the region and going on various adventures. It was perfect in every respect and was just the antidote we had all been looking for. The setting is spectacular and the service - from every single person we encountered- really is exceptional. I had many questions and was always treated graciously and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
San Clemente, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Everything about this property is amazing. Our family of five just returned from a five-night stay and I can't rave enough about the accomodations, service and beauty of Arenas del Mar. First, the staff is amazing. The excursions they planned for us (canopy tour, river rafting and horseback riding) were top-notch and the hotel handled every aspect of these trips.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Cayuga S, Manager at Arenas del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, responded to this review

Dear Dan, greetings from Manuel Antonio. Thank you for your great review. Before anything, we totally agree with your kids. You should come back- and soon. We appreciate your praise of our staff, the rooms and the food. It was our pleasure to take care of you and your family and how great that we were able to celebrate a... More 

London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel is 10 years old and the buildings could probably do with some updating. Notwithstanding that, it is a fantastic place for a family holiday to Costa Rica, being located a few hundred metres from the entrance to Manuel Antonio, the closest national park to San Jose. The staff are delightful, welcoming and knowledgeable and the food, which makes... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Opening our windows on the first morning onto the sea view as monkeys jumped in the neighbouring trees and a variety of lizards joined us over a tropical fruit breakfast was the perfect antidote to London life and a great start to a fantastic trip which encompassed many nature treks at different times, Manuel Antonio national park and beach side... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Texas
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We recently stayed at Arenas. The service was exceptional. Bell staff were fantastic. The food was terrific at both restaurants. Breakfast was wonderful, especially overlooking the ocean. We echo all the other reviews except the decor and design of the rooms. We had one of the better located ocean front suites. The rooms can use a little updating, Furniture did... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
The Woodlands TX
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been so depressed since leaving this resort! My husband and I have been to Costa Rica twice before many years ago. This was by far our best experience. The staff couldn't have been nicer and our room was amazing. We stayed in room 503A. It was apparently one of the best ocean view rooms on the property. I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Potomac, Maryland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I cannot say enough good things about this hotel! My family had the most amazing stay. The staff is incredible and made our vacation extra special. We will definitely be coming back! The Arenas del Mar was by far our favorite hotel in Costa Rica.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My experience at this hotel was incredible. It all started with the people that worked there. Robyn, Freddie and Juan Pablo are a few of the many employees who are exceptional. The property is beautiful with the most amazing beach I have ever seen. It was one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in and I would definetly... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
central coastal CA
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not everyone is looking for the same thing in a hotel, restaurant, or overall vacation, so we did some research and read the reviews to help determine if this was right for us. Here are the reasons we loved Arenas del Mar. (For the record, I am 60 and my husband is 70. We are active and in good shape... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

1,266 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (987)
Viewed
Dining (83)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (179)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (228)
Viewed
View from room (58)
Viewed
Room/suite (173)
Viewed
Bathroom (13)
Viewed
Family/play areas (4)
Viewed
1:57
Videos (4)
Viewed
Other (245)

Expert photos: Taken by TripAdvisor travel experts

Viewed
All expert photos (261)
Viewed
Amenities (12)
Viewed
Beach (35)
Viewed
Lobby Pool (20)
Viewed
Ocean Breeze Superior Room (34)
Viewed
Ocean View Premium Suite (40)
Viewed
Ocean View Superior Room (16)
Viewed
Playitas Pool (12)
Viewed
Restaurants and Bars (37)
Viewed
The Hotel (55)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (18)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (8)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (1)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
View from room (1)
Viewed
Other (3)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check In Check Out Check Out
Price Your Stay