Agree with the bulk of comments set forth on this resort. One of only a few resorts in Manuel Antonia with direct beach access. Ask for Ocean View rooms if you desire a fantastic balcony view of the off shore islands. The beach is a short 5 minute walk (200 feet elevation change) from here or take the golf cart. Ask for Ocean Breeze if you wish to be close to the water. Bonus: In the week of our stay (Nov. 3-10th) we pretty much experienced the same wildlife in the jungle surrounding Arenas del Mar as we did in Manuel Antonio Park - howler, squirrel, and white face monkeys; two and three toed sloth. The staff are accomodating and friendly at all times. The restuarant is fine. This resort specializes in providing a tranquil beach side experience for couples and families. If you seek night life, are 20 - 30s something budget tourists, or desire a vibrant social scene this might not be your watering hole. We walked to a number of restuarants along the Quepos MA road but it is a steep 1 mile envigorating hike from Arenas del Mar. To take a cab or resort van to the strip is $16 round trip. It is a nice 20 minute beach walk to the park. I recommend management place a printed list of available tours around MA (rafting, zip lines, guided park tours, etc.) in the rooms for patrons to review. There is much to do and guests would benefit from the info prior to contacting the concierge.
- Also Known As:
- Arenas Del Mar Beachfront And Rainforest Resort, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica Manuel Antonio National Park
- 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, this hotel has 38 rooms with exclusive beach and nature views as it is 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—the first Costa Rican luxury hotel to be awarded the Five Sustainability Leaf Award and a Five Star Award. Arenas Del Mar is the perfect base for exploring on your Manuel Antonio vacation. ... more less
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