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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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

We have recently returned from Arenas Del Mar after spending 4 nights here as part of a 15 night trip during July for our honeymoon. I can't sing the praises of this hotel enough, the staff especially are superb. Special mention to Danny, Roger, Robin and Ariel who were so friendly and made our stay here so much more enjoyable,... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

I went last January with my two grown children. We stayed at several hotels in different areas during our trip to Costa Rica. This hotel was the answer to my dream vacation. The staff was friendly and made us feel like family. The surroundings, in the jungle environment with access to the beach, was incredable. We enjoyed sitting in the... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

We really enjoyed our stay here--there are too many positive things to write but I will try-- The staff is amazing--friendly, interested in speaking with you, great service overall The food is incredibly fresh-- every morning my husband would comment "this is the best _____ I have ever had." Fill in the blank with mango, avocado, egg, etc. Kitchen will... 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 Tropical Greetings from Manuel Antonio. Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review about your stay with us at Arenas del Mar. Your comment about the “free” Tico Bar made us all smile as we all have travelled and know about that traditional minibar experience of “not touching anything”. We are happy to hear that your... More 

Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

I could not have been happier with my stay at Arenas del Mar. The staff were incredible -- tending to our every need and being so friendly all the while! The rainforest/beach setting was incomparable -- take the sustainability tour -- you will NOT be disappointed. I could not have asked for a better experience -- from the happy hours,... More 

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Aurora, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

After checking in, I was invited to play soccer with the staff at 3 PM. I showed up and was the only guest , and since I am very poor at soccer was really worried. The staff could not have been more fun and helped me with the game. We enjoyed fresh fruit and fruit drinks on the beach. A... More 

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St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

We certainly will not forget our stay here. The Arenas del Mar is a beautiful hotel that blends perfectly into the lush surroundings. The food is delicious! We enjoyed a private dinner to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. The breakfasts which are included are very tasty. We enjoyed eating while looking at the ocean and the monkeys even joined us... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

I spent four days at Arenas del Mar last May with my husband and toddler son. All the employees were super friendly and the hotel itself is amazing. I enjoyed spending time at the pool while my husband and son played in the sand. This is the only hotel in Manuel Antonio that is beach front, so I sat at... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

We stayed at Arenas del Mar for a family vacation with our 9 & 12 yr old kids and they weren't bored! Touch down! The beach is great and there are loads of excursions to choose from. The staff was helpful with the kids, especially Ersel,(guide - ask for him). We even got a few Spanish lessons in there during... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

I did lots of research before we booked our Costa Rica vacation...I knew that we wanted a place with a private beach and a view of the ocean. Based on trip advisor reviews we selected Arenas del Mar resort...and I have to say it was an amazing vacation!! This is the most beautiful resort...it really is paradise!! The wonderful staff... 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 Page and Jennifer, Thank you so much for your wonderful review of our Beachfront and Rain Forest Resort. Your comments are a great motivation for us and we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Arenas del Mar. Thanks for pointing out all the names of the staff members that made your stay so special.... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

We stayed he with a teenage son for 5 nights. My son has food allergies and we prefer less busy hotels. LIKED - Our suite had two full baths, sofa in sitting area converted to double bed. Large balcony with jacuzzi, view of the beach, surrounded by trees that had monkeys on occasion. Small private sandy beach, could eat lunch... More 

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