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Arenas del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

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Ko Samui, Thailand
Reviewed December 26, 2013

In a country that appears to have a plethora of delightful hotel staff this one shines. Everybody here seemed to be enjoying their work and to genuinely engage with and be interested in guests (although by the time I left Costa Rica I was ready to punch the next person who asked me where I’m from and / or is...

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Cambridge MA
Reviewed December 25, 2013

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...

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed December 21, 2013

This resort was an amazing place to stay while visiting Costa Rica. The property was beautiful and the staff provided great service. Daveed, Alexander and Emilio were very friendly and welcoming. Also, if you want to surf Alex is set up at the beach to help you learn. He was friendly and professional. Justin and Kiki were great and give...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed December 21, 2013

I am not one of those “repeat each year” kinds of traveler, but I have been to Arenas del Mar several times. I have been here solo, as a couple, with friends and this place is just perfect. It has the most amenities you can possibly have while staring nature in the face … it’s a private property with exactly...

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El Sobrante, California
Reviewed December 19, 2013

Stayed four nights two weeks before Christmas in a Superior Ocean View room--breakfasts and one dinner included. Service was superb (thanks to the staff and especially our host, Ariel). Guests are constantly asked if they are comfortable, if everything is fine. They address you by your name. The room was attractive and clean--a little tight, but there was plenty of...

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San Anselmo, CA
Reviewed December 18, 2013

My wife and I spent 3 nights at Arenas Del Mar during December 2013. It was the final stop on a 10-day tour that included stays at two other luxury properties in Costa Rica - Nayara (Arenal) and Florblanca (Santa Teresa/Malpais). It took me a couple of days to make reservations here for a couple of reasons. There are many...

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Reviewed December 17, 2013

If John Milton had been with us on this trip, he may have changed the title to his book. Arenas del Mar is truly Paradise Found and what we found here was a dream vacation. Tucked away on a mountainside, surrounded by exotic flora and fauna, this resort surrenders itself to its natural surroundings- which includes a beach that is...

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Sarasota, Florida
Reviewed December 15, 2013

My husband and I travelled with another couple and shared one floor of a building near the beach -- two bedrooms and adjoining living room. A bottle of wine and a fresh cheese plate awaited our arrival. Our room had a view of the rainforest and we slept to the sound of crashing waves in an insanely comfortable bed. We...

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Cayuga S, Manager at Arenas del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, responded to this review

Dear Susan G, greetings from Manuel Antonio and Arenas del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort. Thank you for your raving review about your recent stay with us. We love the fact that you felt "at home" in an exotic setting. We are flattered by your favorable comparison with such established hospitality brands such as Four Seasons and Ritz Carlton. We...

Lone Tree, Colorado
Reviewed December 10, 2013

My husband and I recently visited the Arenas del Mar for a 5 night stay to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. As I am a travel agent I did a LOT of research before picking the Arenas and a few times I almost changed our reservations to another resort in the area. I am so very glad I went with...

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Reviewed December 6, 2013

Sometimes one romanticizes a vacation and the resort to which one visited...over the course of a year, I had hoped this wouldn't be the case...and indeed, our return trip to Arenas Del Mar,was nothing short of spectacular! The staff welcomed us as though we were family! Our suite was just as I had remembered and loved...facing the Pacific and glorious...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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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 

Additional Information about Arenas del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Address: Punta Quepos, Manuel Antonio National Park 311-6350, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range: $352 - $950 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Arenas del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica 4.5*
Number of rooms: 38
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#2 Spa Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
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“We got the premium room with ocean views. Totally worth it.”
 of 5 bubbles Janet_writes, 2 days ago | Read review
“It's nice to be close to the "Playitas" pool with small children”
 of 5 bubbles laneymc, 6 days ago | Read review
“Room 302B Gorgeous view”
 of 5 bubbles laurawF3538EG, 1 week ago | Read review
“I would avoid buildings 1 and 2 since the forest blocks the view to some degree.”
 of 5 bubbles ValueFinder29455, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“We had a 'garden' room and wished we had something better.”
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