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

4.5 of 5 Resort   |   Punta Quepos, Manuel Antonio National Park 311-6350, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011
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Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

My husband and I recently went to Costa Rica on our honeymoon. The Arenas Del Mar was our first stop while there. It was such a treat for us to stay at this hotel. We had an amazing view from our hotel room and spent several hours each day sitting on our balcony enjoying it. We also had a great... More

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GuestserviceADM, Manager at Arenas del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your recent stay with us. While we are very happy that you liked the hotel overall and pointed out great things about your stay such as the views, beach time, breakfasts and dinners, we are sorry that you did not like the lunch and one part of the couples... More

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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

We booked this hotel based on tripadvisor and its location close to the beach. While we were impressed with the hotel, and the staff were exceptional, we were very disappointed with our room (superior sea breeze) which was small, dark with an outdated bathroom. We paid $450 + tax a night which was extremely poor value as this room type... More

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GuestserviceADM, Manager at Arenas del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, responded to this review

Thank you for your very nice review of your recent stay at Arenas del Mar. We are happy to read that you had a great stay and enjoyed the beach time at Playitas as well as the lunches served at the beachfront restaurant. We are happy that we were able to solve the situation with the room that you pointed... More

New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2011

Our room at Arenas was beautiful with a great view of the ocean. We had the premium room, in the building closest to the pool. I would have preferred one in the next building that would have overlooked only the ocean, rather than the one overlooking the ocean and the pool . It would have been a bit more private.... More

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Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2011

Just got back from 6 days at Arenal Del mar. We had problems with our outbound flight and got there two days later than planned. The hotel changed our room and even upgraded us so that we didn't have to change rooms while we were there. We appreciated their gesture to make our trip enjoyable despite coming 2 days later... More

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GuestserviceADM, Manager at Arenas del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, responded to this review

Thank you for describing Arenas del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort as fantastic, exceptional and wonderful. You pointed three of the many great things that we offer at the hotel: Incredible access to wildlife viewing without ever leaving the hotel grounds, great beach access at the footstep of your hotel room and our desire to provide the best service in... More

Bethesda, Maryland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2011

We spent another spectacular 10 days at Arenas Del Mar from December 4 - December 14. Similar to our stay last year, the staff are superior and make you feel like royalty. The rooms are marvelous, and I would urge you to take the ocean view with jacuzzi if one is available. The selection at Mirador is extensive and the... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2011

this was my first trip to Cost Rica and, my, it was a wonderful one!! We stay the first three days in Puntarenas and the last three near the Manuel Antonio Nat'l Park at the Arenas Del Mar Resort.. The two rooms we had, one in bldg 5 and one in bldg 1, were both nice size and beautifully decorated.... More

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2011

I am just back from my trip to Costa Rica (I am a travel agency owner and travel several times a year). This trip was business and pleasure. I am so happy I chose Arenas del Mar out of so many to pick from. It was by far the best resort in Manuel Antonio, I checked out several properties that... More

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GuestserviceADM, Manager at Arenas del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, responded to this review

Dear swallace123, Thank you for your most generous review of your stay at Arenas Del Mar in Manuel Antonio. This is especially gratifying for us as it comes from a professional. Thank you for the bullet point format, you sum up the great things about our hotel in a very concise way. Sorry we were not able to let Rodbin... More

Grand Junction, Colorado
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2011

This was a wonderful resort with excellent people. Our suite was beautiful with a wonderful balcony from which we could see monkeys playing and iguanas courting. The people who worked there were extremely friendly and helpful. There was nothing they could have done to improve upon our experience. It was wonderful.

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27 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

Yes all reviews are right. This was the best resort out of the 12 we visited this year. Extreme luxurious. Very friendly staff, beautiful rooms, good restaurants (even one on the beach) and nice pools. Can really recommend this place!

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Valparaiso, IN
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2011

We have now been to 50 foreign countries, but Arenas del Mar was far and away the BEST hotel experience we've ever had. The site -- with two "private" beaches; wonderful views of ocean, rainforest, sloths, iguanas, and monkeys; two restaurants; a short and fun walk to Manuel Antonio National Park -- was impressive in itself, but the service is... More

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Address: Punta Quepos, Manuel Antonio National Park 311-6350, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
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Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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#1 Top resorts Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park #2 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park #2 Luxury Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park #2 Spa Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
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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, this hotel has 38 rooms with exclusive beach and nature views as it is 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—the first Costa Rican luxury hotel to be awarded the Five Sustainability Leaf Award and a Five Star Award. Arenas Del Mar is the perfect base for exploring on your Manuel Antonio vacation. ... more   less 
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