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Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort

Junction 4.6 Km On Route 618 Turn Right Onto Road To Arenas Del Mar, Manuel Antonio, Quepos 60601 Costa Rica
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#6 of 49 hotels in Manuel Antonio
2022 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
GreenLeaders Platinum level
Just when you thought easy beach access in Manuel Antonio didn't exist... We know. It can be tough to decide on the perfect spot to spend your vacation — especially in Manuel Antonio! You’d love the best hotel that’s close to the beach with loungers and umbrellas and cocktails. You’d love to see monkeys and sloths. You’d love a great meal. Arenas Del Mar in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica is that easy beachfront luxury resort you’ve been searching for. Beachfront. Ocean views. Rainforest. Wildlife. Manuel Antonio National Park on your doorstep and adventure at your fingertips. What you’ll remember most is our easy atmosphere. You’ll have all the luxuries only the best hosts can provide. Let us show you what your Costa Rica vacation could look like at Arenas Del Mar. You’ll be well-taken care of. Arenas Del Mar is a proud member of the award-winning Cayuga Collection.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Children's television networks
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Horseback riding
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Head massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Additional bathroom
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Grade: 60 out of 100
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2Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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Emma wrote a review Jun 2022
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Absolutely fabulous - it was truly the best to stay here at this gorgeous place, with wonderful staff taking care of us, delicious food all day, relaxing and amazing ocean and wildlife views. The sloths, the monkeys, iguanas, yoga, kids movie night, knowledgeable guides, and staff who arranged everything we needed. From here we took marvelous family day trips from Arenas Del Mar, in between stunning ocean beach and pool visits. Parasailing, rainforest zip lining with Amigos Del Rio, waterfall hike to Nauyaca were highlights. We have already recommended to friends and family that they should come witness the beauty and special experience of this eco resort. And worth noting — 100% welcoming for our LGBT family.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Happy_Tica wrote a review Jun 2021
California574 contributions79 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
Arenas del Mar is the best complete hotel experience in Costa Rica. The hotel is ideally located on property facing the ocean, surrounded by the jungle, and with access to the beach. The rooms are well design meeting a perfect balance between luxury and sustainability. Out suite had comfortable beds with top-of-the-line sheets and towels, a beautiful balcony with an outdoor jacuzzi, and 180-degree ocean views. Complimentary: tico-bar with beer, wine, non-alcoholic drinks, and snacks, laundry, and activities at no extra charge. Local and international calls are free of charge. We took the Sustainability Tour and were very impressed about all the effort and commitment of Cayuga Collection and Arenas del Mar to maintain this balance between Luxury, Hotel, Community, and Environment. The staff: friendly and professional, every person we met appeared to feel proud to be a part of this hotel. The quality of the food, the services, and all the vacation experiences was outstanding. Since the day we arrived in Arenas del Mar, all the staff ensured to provide the best experience ever. Excellent chefs and staff guarantee a whole gastronomic experience every time we ate there. When you get to Arenas del Mar, you forget that the rest of the world exists, and this paradise melts into your soul. The hotel offers a shuttle to the national park, Quepos, and surrounding areas for a low fee. The hotel can also arrange transportation from the airport and to the hotel. Directors of Operations, managers, drivers, housekeepers, front desk, restaurant and barternders, and all staff work as team members, and make sure your vacation is a complete success. We will be back!
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Date of stay: May 2021
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5 Helpful votes
Response from Hans Pfister, General Manager at Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort
Responded Jun 21, 2021
Thank you for this wonderful review. We are especially happy that you took the time to go on our back-of-the-house sustainability tour. I wish all of our guests would do that. It really makes a difference. We offer this tour at all the Cayuga Collection Hotels and Lodges. Maybe you get to visit another one on your next trip. Glad to hear you will be back. See you soon.
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Bryan M wrote a review Jun 2022
Dalton, Georgia33 contributions4 helpful votes
Arenas del Mar is a jewel. The staff care about guests and made our stay wonderful. The views from our ocean view room were so fantastic. Much wildlife to see, sloths, monkeys, etc. Beach very nice. Playitas bar also nice. Breakfast each morning with the gorgeous view was awesome, and food great. Special thanks for Jorge, Nelson, Farlen, Brian, Alexander and Maria Theresa. There is so much to do in the area, this makes a great base. Thank you!!
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Date of stay: June 2022
Sleep Quality
Response from Guest Service, Guest Services / Front Office at Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Bryan, thanks for your recommendation for potential guests visiting us in Manuel Antonio "just to book it". We really appreciate the thumbs up from you. You summed it up very well in just a few sentences why Arenas del Mar is special. The views of Manuel Antonio National Park and the Pacific Ocean. Wildlife at the doorstep of your room. Access to two sandy beaches. The food. But most importantly of course our great team of locals that take care of our guests and are very proud to share their home with you. We love reviews where our guests remember the names of our staff. Thanks for this. Please come back soon to Arenas del Mar or any of the other Cayuga Collection Hotels and Lodges in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama.
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Kathee J wrote a review Jun 2022
Portland, Oregon33 contributions50 helpful votes
This was the second leg of our Costa Rica trip and Arenas Del Mar was great. The rooms are nicely appointed yet comfortable. Very clean and well kept. Nice surprise: laundry service is FREE! And we needed it after the previous week in the rain forest. There is a semi private small beach which is lovely and fun, They also have a bar there at the beach and will serve you drinks and some food. There is also a larger beach (different access which you can walk for over a mile and access the Manuel Antonio Reserve Park. All kinds of things to do along there, including horseback riding, surfing lessons, paddle boarding lessons/rental. Some locals may have things for sale but none were at all pushy. Over all this hotel has great friendly staff and really good food. We would visit agin. Oh! Forgot to mention the bed and linens were AWESOME in the main bedroom. The second bed (converted futon-type couch in the living area) was fine and also had great linens.
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Date of stay: June 2022
Jenny H wrote a review Jun 2022
Montclair, New Jersey4 contributions
Stayed here with our family of 4 (tween and teen) over spring break and could not have been happier. The property is beautiful with steep winding paths that run right through the jungle that is teeming with wildlife (we saw monkeys within 5 minutes of our arrival). The view is spectacular and the ability to walk down to the beach in Manuel Antonio is really unique. But it’s really the kind, cheerful, and attentive staff that makes this place so special. They run a very tight ship with service and it seemed everyone was prepped of our very next move before we even made it. The golf cart drivers knew our names after the first day. The staff jumped through hoops to make sure we were well cared for. The nature guides (we had Maria) were amazing, so friendly and informative. My only small, small suggestion is that the rooms could have a little more color for visual interest. Our room was white on white and there is such vibrancy in the Costa Rican style that I think it would be lovely to showcase it in the rooms. But that is a small thing in a nearly perfect stay. Overall, fabulous property and you will not regret staying here.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Candace B wrote a review Jun 2022
1 contribution2 helpful votes
My family and I just returned from the most AMAZING vacation ever!! We had never been to Costa Rica so we didn't really know what to expect. We frequent the Bahamas and Florida Keys, but Arenas Del Mar is unbelievable! There was 11 people total in our group. When we arrived at the San Jose airport, a Mercedes Van was waiting to transport us to the hotel. We walked into the open air lobby and were immediately handed welcome drinks - the rooms are spotless and set up great for families. There is so much attention to detail at this resort that it is mind-blowing! The beaches, walking paths and entire property is paradise! I felt as if I was living in a fantasy world- we saw toucans, sloths, monkeys and many other animals every day. One of the things that makes this resort "the best" is the staff! We felt like family when the week was over. They have so much knowledge about the area that it was fun to be able to just talk with them and learn the Costa Rica way of life. Nelson, Karla, Alexandra, Brian all waited on us during our trip. You can tell they love their job and they will do anything to accommodate whatever you need. Anytime we needed to book an adventure or excursion, Nadia and the people at the front desk were awesome. They made everything so simple. The lifeguard played soccer and volleyball with the kids on the beach. Miguel (the chef) cooked Tuna that we caught and it was soooo delicious. All the fruit, juices, every meal we ate was so fresh and so many options for people with certain dietary needs as well. Farland was one of the golf cart drivers and he learned all 11 of our names by the 2nd day! There is so many activities offered on the property as well- they have yoga, surfing, volleyball, bingo, tortilla making, movie night, dinners on the beach with live music. I can honestly say that I can't think of one negative thing I could say about Arenas Del Mar. My family and I hope to visit every year going forward. BEST Vacay ever :)
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Date of stay: June 2022
2 Helpful votes
Response from Ever Cayuga Collection, Revenue Management at Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Candace, thanks for taking the time to write such a complete review. We loved having you stay with us. And of course, we are very excited that you are planning to come back every year. We will pass your nice comments on to our staff. Greetings from sunny Manuel Antonio.
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Erica Q wrote a review Jun 2022
7 contributions
What an amazing experience! I have been to the Florida Keys, Bahamas and other tropical locations and NOTHING compared to this! To start, the facilities, rooms, beaches, pools and community areas are manicured to perfection. We saw toucans, white faced monkeys, howler monkeys, sloths and many other animals on the resort grounds. The people make the place though. Nadia at the front was so generous with my children and assisted in booking many excursions. Alexandra, Karla, Nelson and every other person that waited on us for our meals was outstanding. Miquel cooked some tuna for us that we caught and it was cooked to perfection. One evening while we were eating dinner, the gentlemen at the front desk noticed the kids getting anxious and he put on a movie for them. We didn’t ask him to do it but it was exactly what we needed. The kids sat in an AC room to watch a movie while the adults in the group finished up but we were still in eye sight of them. One of the gentlemen( I think his name is Farland) learned all of our names (there was 11 of us) and he was always making us laugh. There is a beach where you can rent surf boards or get lessons that was very convenient. We rented the boards but the guy came out to give us some pointers. They offer a night walk that we wanted to do, but never could make that happen. This trip was easily the best vacation I have ever been on and I hope to return next year!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Marisol C wrote a review Jun 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Best hotel we have stayed at! Everything has been simply perfect! From the first day we arrived, we were greeted with beautiful people with such great service. The food, pool and rooms are amazing! Thanks to the special attention from Kenneth Blas and Alissa Gonzalez.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Lisa wrote a review May 2022
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Everything Arenas del Mar claimed on their website was true! I can't express adequately in mere words the absolute amazing time we had there. The staff was unlike any we had ever experienced, the food was fresh, sustainable and delicious. I think we had the best rooms at this gorgeous boutique hotel. The view was outstanding. We saw more wildlife daily, then when we went on the tour to the national park. Although I do recommend that experience, Manual Antonio National Parque. We will miss Alex, Farlen, Ariana, Brian, Minor, Leandro, Julian, Dixon, Rafael, Nidia, Freiner, Daniel, Wilton, Fabiola, Carla, Elizabeth and Veronica. The spa services were amazing and so professional. Want to go back already!!!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Angel E wrote a review May 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
I would highly recommend staying here. Our room was right on the beach and the balcony to enjoy it is perfect. The grounds are beautiful and full of wild life. The staff and service was excellent and went out of their way to provide top notch service. I will be back!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Response from Hans Pfister, Other at Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort
Responded May 17, 2022
Thank you for this great review. We hear great comments about our staff and our service in many reviews. But it makes our hearts beat faster every time. This is what hospitality is all about for us. We are service! Thank you and see you soon.
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Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasQueposManuel Antonio
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Frequently Asked Questions about Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort?
Nearby attractions include Playa Biesanz (0.4 miles) and La Playita (0.01 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Shana Restaurante, Karolas Restaurant, and Rico Tico Jungle Grill.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, fitness classes, and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.