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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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Atlanta, Georgia
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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 

LONDON
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 215 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 

Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

we left arenas del mar just this morning. it is a hotel with direct access to two beaches of which one is only accessible from the hotel. rooms are well equiped and mainly which spectacular views on the manual antonio beaches. food is excellent and service orientation of the staff is outstanding. romantic ambience is well mixed with easy going,... 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 Reto, Warm Greetings from Manuel Antonio and Arenas del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort. We hope you made it back safely to Switzerland and would like to thank you for staying with us. We are happy to hear that you had a great stay with us and were able to experience the spectacular views of Manuel Antonio National Park... More 

Kirby, Montana, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

My friends and I had a wonderful experience here. The staff is more than responsive to requests and very knowledgeable about available activities as well as the "wild life". Having taught enviornmental science, I found the efforts made at Arenas to inform and preserve were well presented. A feeling of seclusion yet transportation was readily available to other sites. Don't... More 

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Paradise Valley, Arizona, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

One of the few properties in Manuel Antonio with direct access to the privet beach. Rooms are bit gloomy, but well maintained. Some rooms has a nice view, some not, your luck. Staff are very helpful and friendly. Food just OK. Nothing spacial. Classic mix of what they think an "average american" would eat. Overpriced, like everything in Costa Rica,... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

This place is great just because you have access to the beach. The beach was amazing. The rooms are a little dated which is shocking because I was told it was built in 2006. The rooms look more like the early 90’s or late 80’s. We stayed in room 402A which had an amazing view. Don’t say here unless you... 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 Cameron, Thank you for your review of our resort. We appreciate your feedback and are happy to hear that you consider coming back and have already recommended us to other people. Thanks for pointing our the great advantages of a stay at Arenas del Mar such as the direct beach access and the amazing views and wildlife. The Halloween... More 

Marlton, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

Waking up each morning a few yards from the private beach starts each day perfectly. From the beautiful rooms, the super friendly staff, great happy hour concoctions, awesome coffee, to the great food, each detail is well executed. Certainly a great retreat to get away from everything. The national park is one of the best experiences we have had. I... More 

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

Dear Greg, Thank you for your strong recommendation for future guests to stay at our Arenas del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort. Your concise review sums it up very well what the experience is all about. We are just a few steps from private beaches and very proud of our friendly Costa Rican staff. Thanks for the compliments on our... More 

colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

We were so looking forward to staying at this resort. We actually changed plans and were hoping to get another two nights here - so, so, super glad we couldn't and ended up at Makanda by the Sea for the other two nights. One thing very positive was the experience with the golf carts - they always came very promptly... More 

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

Dear Hezzer, Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay with us. We are sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations. Your comments are very valuable for us and we will take them very seriously and look for ways to improve our operation. We wish you would have let us know some of the inconveniences during... More 

Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

My experience at Arenas Del Mar was exceptional. From the moment we arrived to the end of our stay nothing was left undone. There were five of us women who travelled together. Three of us shared a suite and the other two were upstairs in a suite. The rooms were spacious with two bathrooms. The master bath was so large... More 

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