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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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Sheridan, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

My wife and I just returned from a week stay at Arenas del Mar in Manuel Antonio. Never been treated so well by such a wonderful, helpful staff at such a beautiful location. A one-of-a-kind vacation including excellent food, wonderful scenery, great views of native wildlife and plants. I haven't seen my wife that relaxed and comfortable in years. Kudos... More 

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Del Mar, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Just left the Arenas Del Mar last night and this was without a doubt our best hotel experience in a long time. Besides the extraordinary location (forest AND beach), the staff is the most impressive feature of this hotel. So many people are eager to fulfill any wish you may have or shuttle you around the forest property. Even checkout... More 

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anguilla
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

Full Disclosure-I visited Arenas del Mar as a Chef as part of the Guest Chef Series (see Cindy W.'s review below). I can not wait to return to this incredible place. After a scenic two hour drive from San Jose (in a very comfortable van) with a short break to get a drink and see the Crocodile Bridge, we arrived... 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 Carrie, Greetings from Manuel Antonio. Thank you for your kind review of Arenas del Mar. We should be the one writing a review about your stay with us and how much we learned from you, how we loved your food and how much we enjoyed having you with us. We will plan for another Guest Chef Event for next... More 

Buckeye, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

Many hotels here have a ocean view. Ocean view from 100s of feet above the ocean on the steep mountainous coastline here. Beach access for most of the hotels here is not close. Arenas Del Mar has both, rooms high above the beach with great views and also rooms just steps from the beach. Actually they have access to two... 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 great Tripadvisor review of Arenas del Mar. We think your review will be very helpful for guests looking to make a decision where to stay in Manuel Antonio. Being the only luxury hotel right at the beach is a great plus and our guests really value this feature a lot. It is easy to walk... More 

The Villages, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

My girlfriend and I have been to Costa Rica for 4 years for a girls trip with spa and nature in mind and this by far was the best trip. We went on the Culinary Experience with Chef Carrie Bogar and took part in her cooking class. This was a great experience. She made (designed) dinner for us for 3... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012 via mobile

Arenas del Mar has so much to offer its hard to know where to start when writing this review! We stayed here as part of our honeymoon and we really can't fault this little piece of paradise. The hotel has an ethic of happy staff, happy customers and this seems to be paying dividends. Every single person we met whilst... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Simply one of the best hotel experiences I’ve ever had. We stayed with our five year old boy for 4 nights in early May in an Ocean Breeze suite, 2nd floor in the building closest to Playitas beach. Weather, was great, some rain in the late afternoon, otherwise sunny and hot. Room: Very comfortable. Spacious bedroom with very comfortable bed,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

After we got to the resort, we appreciated that our room was ready even we arrived couple of hours before official check in hours. We loved the welcome drinks and fruit on our arrival.  However the receptionist did not inform us about the complimentary tours - one of them was a tortilla tour explaining the costa rican lifestyle etc. 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 Adriana, Greetings from Manuel Antonio. We are very sorry to hear that your experience at our hotel was not what you expected. We are proud to be Costa Rica’s first hotel to combine 5 Star Quality with 5 Leave Sustainability. Some things went wrong though. Thanks for pointing out all the very positive aspects about your stay with us... More 

San Jose, Costa Rica
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Arenas del Mar is a must-to-see place in the rain-forest of Manuel Antonio. The place is amazing since you feel that you are in the middle of the wildlife but you are in your jacuzzi just meters away from your bed.

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Malvern, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

From the moment we arrived at the front desk till we bid "hasta la vista" to the staff, our experiences as guests at Arenas del Mar were delightful. When I saw the incredible view from our room -- it really took my breath away! This was our first visit to Costa Rica and it was tremendously helpful to have our... 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 What a great review. Thank you. Your review is a great motivation for all of us to continue to create “Pura Vida” experiences for all of our guests. Wildlife viewing with our expert guides, great meals at the Playitas beach or with views of the Manuel Antonio National Park and of course the personalized service by our staff. We... 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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