After recovering from the shock of the road Down and uninviting entrance to the hotel grounds, which leaves you wondering why you are about to get into, and then the golf cart ride down and up the hill to the main entrance building, we found this hotel to be a gem -- great service, great staff, lovely beaches, excellent breakfasts and lunches, and we had a terrific ocean breeze suite on the third floor down by the hotel private beach. The staff merit special mention --Rodbin and Jose were exceptional in getting us settled, responding to every request or issue, and providing personalized care and treatment. They were not alone. The only two downsides we found: the dinner selections are limited and, hence, Dinner there three nights is not recommended; and, second, to go anywhere off the property requires a taxi or use of the hotel service and, hence, you pay. But they can range it all. Otherwise, everything except a fitness center is right there, and the key features are two nice pools and a very nice private beach and easy access to the huge Manuel San Antonio beach. While totally different in size, feel and cost, it rivals the quite spectacular 4 seasons five hours further north off Liberia in papaguyu peninsula, where we began our 8 day vacation.
- 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