Stayed at Arenas del Mar and loved it. Our room overlooked the ocean and it was huge! Loved the jacuzzi in the balcony and relaxing on the lounge chairs listening to the sound of the waves.
The Tico Bar (free minibar filled with Costa Rican specialties) was a really cool touch.
Had lunch on the private beach and it was great. Of course, had the ceviche.
Did the sustainability tour at the hotel (free) and it was really interesting to see all the things the hotel does to be green. It was fun to get a behind-the-scenes view.
The hotel is quite removed from the main road so you'll have to take a taxi if you want to go into town but that also adds to the experience!
Saw monkeys on the trees bythe pool: cappuchin and ti-ti plus lots of iguanas.
Overall a great place to stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located within walking distance of Manuel Antonio National Park, Arenas Del Mar is an extraordinary beachfront and rainforest resort catering to travelers looking for more than the typical luxury hotel experience. Stunning, luxurious, and sustainable, our hotel has 38 rooms with exclusive beach and nature views, nestled in eleven acres of rainforest with private trails and two tree-shaded white sand beaches. Unique among the hotels in Manuel Antonio, our carbon-neutral property offers sustainable, luxurious lodging. As well, we are proud to be the first Costa Rican luxury hotel to have been awarded the Five Sustainability Leaf Award and a Five Star Award. With this stunning location and a myriad of personalized services, on-property activities and land and water-based tours catered for honeymooning couples and families alike, Arenas Del Mar is the perfect base for exploring on your Manuel Antonio vacation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Arenas Del Mar Beachfront And Rainforest Resort, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica Manuel Antonio National Park