I’m very late in writing this, but because our experience at Arenas del Mar was so wonderful, I want to thank the resort staff. Everything about the resort is incredible-the refreshing welcome drink, beaches, property, rooms, food, and most of all, the staff. Ersel, the naturalist, is so knowledgeable about the wildlife that can be found all over the grounds. He was so kind and shared lots of interesting information. There were a couple of sloths that were easily visible (once Ersel pointed them out and explained the type of tree they like) during our stay and it was a lot of fun watching them move ever so slowly. The property sits on a steep hill but the bellmen are always right there when you need a ride.
We began each morning with a wonderful breakfast on the patio next to the pool, watching the iguana in the tree and listening to the birds singing. Each day ended with a soak in the jacuzzi tub on our patio watching the stars and listening to the ocean. Our room was an ocean view premium suite and it was absolutely amazing.
We spent an afternoon at Playitas, the small, private beach, and enjoyed watching the monkeys playing in the trees and on the beach. We were also treated to fresh coconuts….so refreshing and sweet! The current is very strong at this beach so be careful if you take a dip.
I can’t wait for my next visit to Arenas del Mar!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Arenas Del Mar Beachfront And Rainforest Resort, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica Manuel Antonio National Park