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

4.5 of 5 Punta Quepos, Manuel Antonio National Park 311-6350, Costa Rica
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Boston, Massachusetts
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

My girlfriend and I just returned back home after an amazing five-day stay at Arenas del Mar last week. Let me tell you, we were blown away by the service and quite impressed with the amenities. Between us, we've stayed at some of the nicest hotels in the world (including lots of various resorts) and this ranks up there as... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

This hotel has it all. Private beach access, towels and chairs waiting for you once you get there, great food at the restaurants, amazingly friendly hotel staff, the chance to see tons of animals (we saw sloths, monkeys, iguanas, basilisks, even boa constrictors!) I just wish we could've stayed longer.

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

Dear Thank you for your concise and to the point review of Arenas del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort in Manuel Antonio. If we had 30 seconds to tell somebody, why we think a stay at our resort would be worth their hard earned money, this is exactly what we would mention: Private beach access, great food, friendly staff and... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

From the moment we got there the service was amazing. The people are so friendly and accomidating. Both restaurants have great food, you have to try the seafood risotto:) The hotel is surrounded by 2 private beaches perfect for couples. The room was absolutely perfect. There was a private jacuzzi in our room that was very romantic. It was great... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

We had an absolutely wonderful time and never wanted to leave! From the moment we arrived to the hotel we were blessed to see a monkey family!! They were like 30 of the Capuchin ones!!! It was owesome. Also at the Playitas pool bar, we saw a Jesuschrist lizard, actually like 3! Everything they say they are at their website,... More 

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

Dear Pat, We hope you had a safe trip back to Ohio and are very thankful that you spent your vacation with us at Arenas del Mar in Manuel Antonio. We are also very grateful to hear that you will be recommending us to your friends and we hope they will have the same great wildlife experience at our resort.... More 

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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012 via mobile

We had a great experience at Arenas del Mar. We found it on Concierge.com and chose it because we wanted a resort on the beach that still had a rainforest feel (so many of the great Costa Rican resorts are up in the mountains without beach access).  The property: The property is huge with steep windy roads throughout that you... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

We just returned from ten days in Costa Rica, having spent our last five at Arenas del Mar. Everything about our stay exceeded our expectations. As noted by so many others, the friendly and professional, helpful staff really sets this place apart. We stayed in a Ocean View Premium Suite and would highly recommend this splurge to anyone planning a... More 

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

Dear, Thank you for your rave review of Arenas del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort in Manuel Antonio. We are delighted to hear that you are planning to come back to stay with us again in 2013. There is no better praise from a customer than a desire to come back. Thank you very much. We are very proud to... More 

Stuttgart, Germany
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

Best hotel experience in Costa Rica We just got back from Arenas del Mar last week and were really happy we ended our trip at Arenas del Mar. We were a bit disappointed with the Arenal area and were really looking forward to our beach destination. The hotel exceeded all of our expectations. The location and views are incredible. We... More 

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

Dear Hank, Warm greetings from Manuel Antonio. Thank you for choosing Arenas del Mar for your vacation and taking the time to write such a nice review about your stay. We are excited to hear that you found your room with the Jacuzzi to be great value. Our guests really enjoy this feature and the incredible views of the National... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

Of the four hotels/resorts we stayed at in CR, this was my favorite. The food, facilities, and service was really top notch. Eating breakfast up top with the view out to the Pacific is something else. The beach access was good, although the beach itself wasn't as pretty as the one in Manuel Antonio (a lot fewer people, though). Restaurant... More 

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

Dear Dodgingcars, How are you? We hope you had a safe trip home after your vacation in Costa Rica. We are excited to hear that Arenas del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort was your favorite hotel in Costa Rica. What an honor. Thanks for pointing out how you thought that the food, facilities and service exceeded your expectations. This feedback... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

pros - great location on the beach with fantastic waves for body surfing and swimming. cons 1. rooms need serious updating they are old and musty and no cupboard space and loud aicon units all of which is a shame because the location seems the best of all the hotels in MA 2. food is mediocre in particular breakfast is... More 

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

Dear, Greetings from sunny Manuel Antonio. Thank you for your candid review of our property. We take your feedback very seriously and will work hard on improving on the points you mentioned. In some cases, we are already well under way to improve some of your points. First of all, thank you for pointing out that our hotel has a... More 

Miami, Florida
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206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

We decided on Arenas del Mar due to its location on the water and the ability to walk from the National Park to the hotel on the beach. For these reasons we had a very successful stay. The views we had were outstanding and as usual in Costa Rica we were awaken by the birds at 5am. The grounds are... More 

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

Dear, thank you for your review and taking the time to bring your concerns to our attention. First of all, thank you for pointing out that you had a great stay overall and that we are located within walking distance from the National Park and two secluded beaches. However, we are concerned about our inability to address the situation that... 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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Arenas del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica 4.5*
Number of rooms: 38
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