We stayed at Arenas del Mar for a family vacation with our 9 & 12 yr old kids and they weren't bored! Touch down! The beach is great and there are loads of excursions to choose from. The staff was helpful with the kids, especially Ersel,(guide - ask for him). We even got a few Spanish lessons in there during meals! We were a little worried taking our picky kids to a new country with food other than mac & cheese, but they LOVED the food! We adults loved the seafood and I recommend the Sangria!) The room was large enough for the 4 of us without feeling cramped; very well kept up and the beds were really comfortable (though just being away from the computer might be part of that!?) Overall - great family experience - new culture, new animals, new food. The kids are still talking about it...and we know they learned without it feeling like they were learning. We will be coming back and really recommend it to families who are maybe on edge about bringing their kids to a 5* hotel. It is time well spent with family.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio