This is my first entry on trip advisor and even though we went to Costa Rica in June, I still have wonderful memories of our trip and have wanted to write this review since the day we came home. My family and I went to Costa Rica for the first time and we stayed at Arenas del Mar in June 2014. We all loved it so very much! The staff were amazing! All of the staff were so warm and friendly and so accommodating! We felt like family! We stayed at Arenas del mar during the World Cup and the hotel guests and the staff all watched the soccer games together and they painted our faces with the Costa Rican flag. We all cheered and hugged when the Costa Rican team won. The staff and management went out of their way to make our trip so memorable. Our room was immaculate as was the whole resort! The beach was beautiful and we enjoyed the waves and the kids loved their surfing lessons with Alex. Alex gave us a pineapple and the bartender gladly cut it up for us and we all shared it! We still talk about the fantastic food and fruit that we got on our trip!! We loved the nature tours, the beach and surfing, the food and the pools! I especially enjoyed the functional training workouts in the early mornings! At first I was disappointed because there was no fitness room, but these workouts were more challenging than any workout I could have done in a gym and they were lead by the hotel manager!! Thanks for everything! I would highly recommend Arenas del Mar to families, couples or single individuals!!! Beth and Frank
- 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