There is much to like about this hotel and all the other positive reviews are spot on. The beach must be one of my top 5 favorites ever. The staff is super friendly and accomodating. The grounds are gorgeous. The restaurants are very competent, in fact the management offered to have the chef prepare a special meal for us on our last night, -- it was superb. The bar staff make great drinks. Loaner laptops and free wi-fi is typical of how far they go to please their guests. With only one note of caution, I would absolutely stay here again.
So, the caution: when booking your rooms, unless you are booking a suite, be aware that some of the rooms are on the small side. The suites are very spacious, but any room ending with the letter B, will be smaller than we expected, for the price. By the end of our 6-night stay, we had figured out how to stow everything, and were quite comfortable. Never the less, the size of our room was not up to the standard of comparable resorts.
- 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