I have to say I was disappointed by this hotel. All of the reviews had be excited but when we compared it to the other hotels we stayed at in Costa Rica this one just missed the mark in a few ways.
The positives are that it is one of if not the only hotel in Quepos that is right on the bach which was a nice plus. There are two pools which was also a nice bonus.
Our room seemed clean enough and the beds were very comfortable. One key thing to note is that they DO have black out curtains which was a godsend given the sun comes up so early in Costa Rica.
We enjoyed our afternoon visit by a little cheeky monkey who was out hunting for treats left by other guests on their balconies.
The staff at the hotel are very friendly especially the guys that drive you around in the golf carts.
The negatives would be 1) the food at the hotel is ok. There is nothing wrong with it but its just ok. Nothing we ate was delicoius but it wasn't horrible either. 2) the bathrooms are a bit dated -perhaps it was just the color scheme? 3) no fitness center
Because the hotel is close to the beach you have to walk up and down the hills or take a golf cart to get around. Your car is left at the main gate so its not very convenient to pop out at night to a nearby restaurant or bar as we didn't want to drink and drive.
- 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 And Rainforest Resort, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica Manuel Antonio National Park