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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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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2010

We went on a ten day trip to Costa Rica for our honeymoon. Arenas Del Mar was our first stop and we stayed for three nights. We stayed in wonderful places the whole trip. However, we found ourselves wishing we were back at Arenas Del Mar the whole time. Unlike most hotels in Manuel Antonio, this hotel is actually on... More

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Martinsburg, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2010

Beautiful setting,luxurious rooms attentive and friendly staff. Will go again!

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Washington, DC
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2010

Arenas was one of the best hotels I've ever stayed! Room was very comfortable, our balcony was beautiful and overlooking the ocean. It was exciting to get up every morning to find monkeys swinging from the trees right off the balcony. We went for our tenth anniversary and when we weren't hungry enough for the fancy dinner I had booked,... More

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

Dear mel588, Thanks for the great review on Arenas Del Mar. Reviews like yours motivate us to get even better and we are especially happy that you enjoyed the interaction with our staff. Sorry about the Raccoons on your balcony, but like you said, if you are looking to see wildlife in comfort in a beachfront setting, this is the... More

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2010

Arenas del Mar is the only resort in Manuel Antonio that is on the beach and a 20 minute walk to Manuel Antonio Park; all others are within a reasonable driving distance. We arrived at the resort after a long 5 hour drive from Arenal/La Fortuna (see review of Tabacon Hot Springs Resort). The drive along the coastline was a... More

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warwick, England
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37 reviews 37 reviews
21 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2010

We had a truly wonderful time at this little bit of paradise. The atmosphere is amazingly relaxed, the rooms are very comfortable with superb balcony views, the semi-private beach is divine and the staff are all incredibly polite and efficient. We were also pleasantly surprised by the restaurant and bar prices which were very reasonable considering the quality of the... More

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Sheridan, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2010

My husband and 2 daughters (11 & 8) stayed at Arenas Del Mar for 7 nights. If you go on line and look at their website "arenasdelmar.com" the photographs do not accurately show just how the beautiful hotel and grounds are. Our room was fabulous! The view is spectacular. The service was magnificent! Nothing goes unnoticed. The staff and management... More

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2010

Stayed here 2 nights with our kids 10 and 13. Probably our favorite of the 4 places we stayed on this trip, though that’s a tough call. The driveway, arriving in the dark, was a bit of an adventure. Greeted with yummy tropical drinks upon check-in. Beautiful open-air lobby/bar area. Incredibly helpful, patient, friendly and gracious staff. From Diego who... More

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Moorea, French Polynesia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2010

My wife and I stayed here for four nights on our honeymoon. We upgraded to the best suite while paying for the second-best because the second-best were all booked. The suite was awesome - a bedroom, living room/dining room, two bathrooms, and huge deck with three sections and a great jacuzzi. The staff is very friendly overall too. The hotel's... More

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

Dear Sefo 21 Thank you for your nice review of your recent stay at Arenas Del Mar. We are happy that you liked the installation, service and staff. We also think your comment about the dry vs. the rainy season is very helpful. The past months were more rainy and cloudy than usual, but as you pointed out, the advantage... More

Morristown, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2010

I don't know if my words can really do justice to the awesome experience we had at Arenas Del Mar. From the moment we arrived we were papered and cared for in a way no other hotel has done. From the welcome drink, delicious by the way, to the handling of our baggage we had no worries. Our rooms were... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2010

Arenas del Mar is the perfect location for a Costa Rican honeymoon. Their staff are all outstanding - friendly and always helpful. We had a beautiful Ocean View superior room which also happened to be a great room for monkey viewing. The room is one the small side, but our outside deck was comfy and huge. (We did get woken... 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*
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