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

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Punta Quepos, Manuel Antonio National Park 311-6350, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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 

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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 

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The Woodlands TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 

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Potomac, Maryland
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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.

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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 

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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 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of five had the most incredible vacation in Costa Rica, and that was entirely due to our experience at Arenas del Mar. Waking up to the fantastic view overlooking the bay was eclipsed by some of the friendliest and most professional service that we have ever encountered. The Arenas del Mar team went out of their way to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So prior to Arenas de Mar- my wife Lauren and I had been to the Grano De Oro (affiliated with Arenas Del Mar as a Cayuga hotel) and then Pacuare Lodge (on National Geographics list of unique lodges). Both of the aforementioned places were awesome- from the staff to the food and finally the rooms. We had a long day... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Costa Rica was a "bucket list" destination for my wife and we decided on the Manuel Antonio area and the Arenas Del Mar Resort based on a recommendation from a Costa Rican friend. The whole experience was outstanding. From the moment we arrived the staff made us feel like family. Every single employee treated us like we were the most... More 

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