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Arenas del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort

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Punta Quepos, Manuel Antonio 60601 Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 07/25/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/25/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#4 of 47 hotels in Manuel Antonio
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2020 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)
Pool
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Beach
Diving
Children's television networks
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Hiking
Horseback riding
Snorkeling
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
24-hour security
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Additional bathroom
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Luxury
Hidden Gem
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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Grade: 61 out of 100
27Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
2Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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jepatrick wrote a review Sep 2020
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This is a long, long overdue review for our December 2019 stay at Arenas del Mar. We stayed four nights in early December and got married (a low-key, elopement-style ceremony) on the beach at this lovely resort. The location is perfect: you're surrounded by lush jungle but also right on a private beach. Our room was not huge but had an expansive deck where we could enjoy the ocean views and watch the monkeys play. The resort was incredibly clean and everyone who worked there seemed genuinely kind. Arenas del Mar is not in the middle of town or within walking distance to much, so if that is what you are seeking you might look elsewhere. But the resort has two very good restaurants and a bar, so we did not feel the need to go into town to dine. If you do, they are very helpful in arranging for cabs. The best part was of course our wedding. The event planner (at the time it was Elaine, but not sure if she's still there since so much time has passed) was the best! She made the planning process super easy and stress free -- I arranged the perfect little wedding with just 6 emails or so. Elaine provided recommendations on a photographer, officiant, hair & makeup people, and the resort provided flowers and food. The pricing of our elopement package was extremely affordable, and the whole wedding went off without a hitch. That is, until the day after the wedding, when my new husband went swimming in the ocean with his wedding band on -- and lost it! Guys -- your fingers will shrink in cold water, and the tides are strong enough to pull a ring off! Don't wear jewelry in the ocean! Anyway, after we looked for the ring the best we could, we informed both the lifeguard and the front desk, and asked that they keep an eye open in case anyone found a missing platinum wedding band. We then left the beach for a couple of hours, really disheartened by the loss of the ring. When we went down again later that afternoon we saw a young man swimming and looking around in the ocean. It was the young lifeguard looking for the ring for us! We thanked him and asked him to please not risk his life in a strong current to find our ring :) . It blew me away that he would go out of his way to do that for us despite the fact that it would be almost impossible to find. So even though we never found that lost ring -- our gift to the ocean! -- our hearts were so warmed by the kindness of everyone at Arenas del Mar. Thank you so much for an incredible stay!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Response from Hans Pfister, Owner at Arenas del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thanks for taking the time to write the "long overdue" review. First things first. We still have not found your wedding band, but if it shows up on the Playitas beach, we will let you know. Hard to believe that almost a year went by since your wedding. How about a trip back to Arenas del Mar for an anniversary celebration. We are open and ready for you. We reopened in July of this year and our guests are back to enjoy nature, ocean views, and beach experience here in Manuel Antonio. We have implemented solid protocols to keep everybody healthy. We can arrange for private tours and activities. Just let us know when you can visit again. All the best from all of us at Arenas del Mar. Saludos.
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Fiona T wrote a review Jun 2020
London, United Kingdom136 contributions21 helpful votes
We absolutely loved this place having stayed here for five nights as we wanted some luxury and pampering after a week of hiking and yoga. It was worth every penny and we have some beautiful memories of this place including spotting a sloth on the grounds where it had come down to defecate (very rare!); free mini bar fully stocked every day with healthy snacks and kombucha as well as alcohol; sitting by the pool enjoying the views across the ocean; planting your own tree; hikes on the grounds; burger day. The service was flawless and we spoilt by the friendliest staff where nothing was too much trouble and they were always smiling! Go and spoil yourself.
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Date of stay: July 2019
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Response from Hans Pfister, Owner at Arenas del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort
Responded Jul 14, 2020
Dear Fiona, thanks for the wonderful review. The sloths are still here and after three months of being closed due to Covid, the grounds of our hotel are bustling with wildlife. We have reopened in early July and our guests are having a very special experience in terms of wildlife observations right on the resort grounds. Just last week, a family was able to see a similar scene at Playitas Beach. A sloth came down the tree, dragged itself over to the forest to defecate, and then climbed back up. It only took about 2 hours (-: We hope you are able to come back again soon. Saludos from Manuel Antonio.
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31112345 wrote a review Apr 2020
Alexandra, New Zealand6 contributions4 helpful votes
Our first resort holiday and we picked a fabulous one. Staff were so helpful and friendly, resort spotless and food fabulous. Beautiful surroundings in bush but on the beach, wildlife to die for all around us, fascinating guides that taught us heaps, warm sea to swim in - just paradise for couples and families.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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The Spenceleys wrote a review Mar 2020
20 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed here for six nights, following time in La Fortuna, and were very glad that we had chosen this hotel. Suite 302A was very good, with a huge balcony overlooking the ocean, with a jacuzzi. We were able to spot iguanas, monkeys, and many birds, including a scarlet macaw, from here. The room was spotless, and the air conditioning, which was vital in temperatures of 30 degrees, and more, was quiet and very efficient. The room overlooks the beach restaurant, which sometimes had music, but this never went on past 9pm, so did not intrude at all. Breakfast was cooked to order, and was always very good. As were meals we had in the restaurant. Our travel agent had already booked tours for us, and although these were not through the hotel, everything worked extremely well. The hotel is on a very steep hill, and although we did walk up and down from the reception/restaurant occasionally, the heat meant that most times we used the super-efficient golf buggies. The grounds had a couple of short walks, which allowed us to encounter wildlife, including sloths. Indeed we even had lunch one day at the beach restaurant under a tree, in which a sloth was resting! The staff were all superb, always polite, helpful, and went out of their way to highlight any wildlife in the area. A couple of small things to consider: Firstly, this beach does not have nice, gentle, lapping waves, but large waves, which crash on to the shore. If you are a light sleeper, this is something, which you may want to consider. Secondly, with two pools, it might be an idea to designate one as a 'quiet' pool, as at times both had children playing in them - just a thought. Overall, however, this did not distract from a really lovely hotel. We would like to wish all the staff all the best with their health, and for the future in these difficult times.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Rene wrote a review Mar 2020
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We would give 7 stars if we could to Rodbin and his entire staff of the most friendly and knowledgeable people. Everything was perfect:service superior, beach gorgeous, food and tours great,room spotless. We particularly enjoyed lunch on the beach and delicious hearty breakfast. The provision of frequent tasty free treats is very much appreciated. We went on four excellent tours. Three were led by Esteban (who has encyclopedic knowledge): Manuel Antonio national park (lots of critters especially monkeys),Big Day bird watching with lots of birds, and Nayauca Falls where you can swim under the falls. Maria Theresa led us on the fourth tour around the property, showing us toucan and motmot among others. She also has encyclopedic knowledge. Also, they were very considerate guides, using cellphone and spotting scope to get great pictures of wildlife. Finally, we must mention our very friendly considerate and knowledgeable driver Rupert. On the way from the airport to the resort, he stopped along the way on several occasions to show us Crocs macaws and other wildlife. Thanks again to all of you for a perfect visit. Cairy and Rene.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$412 - $965 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Arenas del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasManuel Antonio
NUMBER OF ROOMS
37
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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 (0.02 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 Restaurant & Lounge Pool Bar, TuleCafe 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 an airport shuttle?
Yes, Arenas del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort offers an airport shuttle 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.