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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2011

Stayed here in March for a week - as a part of our honeymoon to Costa Rica. Stunning setting with superb beaches & plenty of wildlife. Food and drink could not have been any better and the staff were exceptionally good. With strong committment to environmental sustainability too, this is a "must - stay" hotel if planning a visit to... More 

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los angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2011

We came with our 2 teenage kids and stayed in a great beach front one bedroom suite. everyone that worked there was so friendly. We saw more animals (monkeys, sloths and iguanas) on the property than on our tour of the national park. We stayed for 4 nights then went to the four seasons for 3 nights, why did we... More 

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seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2011

Arenas Del Mar is THE ONLY high end hotel on the beach near Manuel Antonio. It is a very new, 5 star hotel on the beach about 30 min walk from Manuel Antonio. All other luxury hotels strategically "imply" they are on the beach so don't be fooled, call be fore booking any where else. Only 40 rooms, many are... More 

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Philadelphia
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011

My family (me, wife, boys 7 and 4) recently returned from a week of paradise at Arenas Del Mar. Quite frankly, I cannot say enough wonderful things about this resort. On our first morning there, we walked up to breakfast (by choice, and not very strenuous). On our walk, we saw 3 iguanas, 10 white faced monkeys, and 2 sloths.... More 

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

Dear PhillyAsthmaDoc, Thank you for your great review of your family vacation at Arenas Del Mar. Wow, so much praise! We appreciate this very much and it motivates us to get even better. Thanks for pointing out how walking instead of taking the golf carts pays off in terms of wildlife viewing and for noticing our commitment to sustainability. We... More 

Los Angeles, California
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

I honestly don't know how much better my stay at Arenas could have been. The staff and overall service was incredible. You could tell that they genuinely wanted everyone to love Costa Rica the same way they all do. There were always fun activities for the guests to participate in including dancing and making music. The food and drinks were... More 

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

Dear courtkiehl, Thank you for your great review of Arenas Del Mar. Reviews like yours are very important to us as we thrive on feedback, good or constructive. Thanks for pointing out the activities where we try to get our guests involved in the experience of dancing salsa, making tortillas and participating in presentations. We were also happy to hear... More 

Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2011

Arenas del Mar provides a fabulous vacation experience for its guests. The staff are very friendly, speak excellent english, and are extremely helpful to guests. They go out of their way to make sure your stay is the best it can be. For example, one morning we were eating breakfast and were talking of our plans to go hiking through... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2011

Nice location and the suites were excellent. I do wish the view from the balconies was better though, no close enough to the ocean and too close to other buildings. The beach is nice but not very good for swimming, there are some large rocks and when we were at the hotel there was somewhat heavy waves constantly. The staff... More 

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Sheridan, Wyoming
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

This resort is definitely 10 stars out of 5!!!! If I had the chance to go to the Bahmmas or to Arenas Del Mar, I would choose Arenas Del Mar easily. there is no money in the WORLD that would make me go antwhere else, honestly!!!!!! This resort is the best of the best NO DOUBT!!!!!!

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El Segundo, California
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15 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

We just returned from 3 wonderful days in Arenas del Mar and had a wonderful time. The location and rooms are beautiful, this place and the staff will spoil you forever. Throughout our stay in Costa Rica I was humbled by the kindness of the staff, and this place was no different. Everyone went out of there way to make... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011

Just returned from a fabulous family vacation at Arenas del Mar. I could have stayed a month! Great spot to base yourself and take as many day trips for activities as you'd like. Perfect for doing everything or nothing at all. The white water rafting is now one of our favorites and zip-lining is always a must. No request 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
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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