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

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

The first thing we saw when we walked into the open air lobby was locals selling jewelry on card tables. The second thing was the pool which is right there... next to the open air restaurant which gets unbearably hot even at night. The beaches do not have white sands and if you go to the larger beach, there are... More 

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

Dear KelliP, thank you for taking the time to share your review on Tripadvisor. Your feedback on your stay is very valuable for us. We are devastated to hear that you had a disappointing experience at our resort and would like to apologize for not being able to provide the experience that you expected and we are known for. It... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Arenas gave my wife and I everything we could have wanted in our honeymoon. The staff was by far the most outstanding part of the hotel, as they were all incredibly friendly, helpful, and just fun to talk to. They genuinely enjoyed sitting down and striking up conversation with guests, and their commitment to making you feel comfortable is incredible... More 

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Katy, Texas, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We had an excellent stay, and the staff, especially the young men driving the golf carts were extremely pleasant! Ariel was the bomb! Keep up the fine work, young man! The view from the room was limited to the ocean, but who spends a lot of time in the room anyway? The cost was about $300/night, which was higher than... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

My family just returned from this wonderful hotel which we discovered via Tripadvisor. We spent 6 nights in rooms 302 A&B sharing the space with our 3 children (ages 8, 12 and 14). Our room had a fantastic view of the ocean and the forest canopy and had the feeling of total privacy when enjoying the expansive wraparound patio. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

Arenas del Mar is amazing and worth every penny! They made the 4 days of our honeymoon spent there truly special. Everyone on staff is very friendly and accommodating. The golf cart drivers were even willing to help me with my Spanish. Francisco and Ersel (the nature guides) are excellent and incredibly knowledgeable. The hotel offers free nature walks and... More 

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

Dear Maggiemae787, Pura vida Greetings from Manuel Antonio. Thanks for the great review of your honeymoon at Arenas del Mar. We are excited to hear that you will be coming back. Hopefully no later than your first wedding anniversary. We get more and more guests coming back wanting more the Costa Rican Rainforest and Beachfront Experience. Your review will be... More 

Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Yes the property is beautiful and the hotel staff very helpful. But the food at this resort is terrible - inconsistent with the look and feel of the resort. Four out of the 6 of us got very sick during our stay. The doctor who came to the hotel and gave one of our children IV fluids diagnosed us with... More 

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

Dear 4boysfamily, thank you for taking the time to share your experience. First of all, we are very sorry that your vacation has been negatively influenced by 4 of your family members getting sick. As you know, we did our best to accommodate your family during your stay with us and help with the recovery. Please be assured that our... More 

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

My family and I (including our two girls ages 8 and 6) stayed at Arenas del Mar from July 19th to 26th. We had a wonderful experience. We stayed in an ocean breezes suite on the 3rd floor of building 2 (Rm 203A) which was close to Playitas Beach and Playitas Restaurant. This location made it easy to get to... More 

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Herndon, Virginia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

The hotel itself was very nice and romantic with a lovely beach and good food. Unfortunately, we booked our stay on Expedia and upon arriving were told that because we booked on Expedia, we would have to stay in 3 different rooms over the course of our 6 nights at the hotel. 3 rooms in 6 days...are you kidding me?!?!... More 

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

Dear Debbie S, thank you for taking the time to send in your review about the booking problem with Expedia. Please excuse the delay in our response as we were investigating the case with Expedia to give you a better response. Above all, please accept our apologies again for having you move rooms during your stay with us. Since the... More 

Billings, Montana
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I own a small company that does customer service evaluations in the U.S. The service at this place was over the top perfect. I told my wife " I don't know what kind of happy pills the employees are taking but I want some!" Every single employee we encountered was exceptional in friendliness, eagerness to serve, thoroughness of service, and... More 

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Littleton, Colorado
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We stayed for 4 nights at the end of our adventure trip through Costa Rica. It was our 2nd anniversary and they upgraded us to an ocean view suite. Cons: the room service menu was lacking, internet was spotty at times, it would be great for the hotel to offer a free shuttle into town a few times a day... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
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: $239 - $535 (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
#2 Green Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#3 Luxury Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
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