We spent 3 nights at this hotel. We'd been travelling around Costa Rica and wanted to end with some seaside sun. We were not disappointed.
This hotel is superb for accessing two great beaches with fab waves.
The room was nice with an excellent beachfront view, large enough for us but not as spacious as other 5 star places we stayed in Costa Rica.
The staff were very welcoming and friendly. We enjoyed the golf cart rides to and from the welcome desk as the drivers were chatty and knowledgable.
Easy to get taxis to either Quepos or Manuel Antonio and to other restaurants nearby. We took a taxi to a few restaurants and to the national park at very reasonable prices.
Breakfast is made to order rather than buffet style, which was not as expected but still tasty (if you have a tour or particular time you need to leave for then make sure they know as the service speed is 'leisurely').
We enjoyed the proximity to the beach and the fabulous proximity to wildlife. One morning a troop of white faced monkeys stopped is returning to our room as they passed through the resort. One night whilst waiting for a buggy from the welcome centre to our room we saw an ant-eater adjacent trees!
The hotel was maybe more family orientated than I anticipated but still very peaceful.
I would recommend this hotel to anyone for a taste of Costa Rica. We enjoyed our stay very much.
- 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