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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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2012

Where most bars, restaurants and hotels can't figure out that the working staff is its most important asset, Arenas Del Mar should be their model. Every person we encountered including reception, maintenance, security and especially the wait staff were over the top friendly (and appeared truly happy to be working there). By the 2nd day most of them were calling... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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16 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

This hotel is heaven on earth! Two remote private beaches (like in paradise) add to the already extremely high value of this place. Great staff, fantastic food and simply a superb spot to relax. Monkeys stroll along the beach, while you can enjoy a fresh Pina Colada in your hammock. It's pricy but worth the money. Not too ritzy. Also... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

This is a little bit of paradise, situated on a cliff in a forest just outside Manuel Antonio park on the west coast of Costa RIca, one of our favorite places that we have visited. You can easily get to the two gorgeous (uncrowded) beaches adjacent to the hotel. The beach is nice soft sand with warm water. You have... More 

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New York
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

First you take a nose dive down the steep, twisting driveway. Then you meet the gracious staff at the 'Welcome' center, they whisk away your luggage, give you a brief orientation, and put you in golf carts for the trip uphill to reception. At reception you are greeted by name, given a pineapple/mint smoothie, and assigned your rooms. The staff... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

We had a very nice room with one bedroom and a living room and 2 bathrooms. The main bathroom was absolutely huge and beautiful. Everything was clean and modern but still has Costa Rican pura vida charm. We loved the local snacks that were put in our room each day. The staff was wonderfully helpful and kind no matter who... More 

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Orinda
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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

We had a first floor suite with a beautiful terrace overlooking the jungle and a little view through the trees at the beach. Monkeys swung in the treetops. Birds came to sing outside the rooms. Iguanas hung out on the tops of the trees. This was a magical place. The rooms could use a little updating but hey you're in... More 

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Selden, NY
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

My husband & I stayed here for 4 nights in September 2011 (Green season). All I can say is WOW. The room was perfect - spacious, clean and comfortable. We stayed in the Ocean View Premium Suite with the hot tub on the balcony - it was well worth it. We saw sloths, monkees and iguanas on the property every... More 

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houston
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

i have been to Arenas del Mar four times and will go every time i visit this part of Costa Rica. The beach, food, service, animals, rooms, spa and proximity to numerous activities are such an amazing combination that no other hotel in the country comes close. Many hotels have some of the qualities of Arenas del Mar, but there... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2012

I booked this hotel over Christmas for our extended family based upon reviews in TripAdvisor and other sources of travel information. Many of the very positive reviews single out the friendliness of the staff and they are correct. What is equally important in my view is the competence of the staff and in this area they excelled also. Everyone was... More 

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

Dear LH0ust0n, Thank you for your great review about your recent family vacation at Arenas del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort in Manuel Antonio. We are so happy to hear that you had a great vacation and that your expectations were exceeded. Our staff is very proud of having the opportunity to work at Arenas del Mar and share with... More 

New York City
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38 reviews 38 reviews
34 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

If you want luxury in a rain forest setting, this is the place. It's about half-way down the Pacific Coast, right on the water. The Premium Suite rooms have a panoramic view of a horseshow beach which is unbelievable. It has an outdoor Jacuzzi with the same view, and a separate lounging area, both on the same fabulous terrace. The... More 

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