Arenas del Mar is a must stay on your next visit to Quepos, Costa Rica. From the moment you arrive to the minute you leave you will be treated like royalty while on property. As you drive off the main road and down the hill to the hotel you are amazed that a resort could be located in a rain forest with a beautiful terrain. We were greeted at the parking area by smiling staff members who welcomed us and asked our name, by the second day the entire staff knew our names and room number. We hopped on a golf cart to head up to the reception area where we were welcomed by a smiling manager and a staff member who offered us a cold fruit juice drink. By the time we completed the required paper work at the reception desk our bags had been delivered to our rooms. And we were given a layout of the property by the front office staff.
The rooms are well appointed and the beds were very comfortable. Depending on your room, the views from the patios of the Pacific and the beaches are awesome, and views of the forest are equally beautiful. The free wi-fi on property was good, great TV reception and perfect telephone connection.
The golf cart drivers make you day from the first second you see their smiling face at the welcome center to each time they pick you up at any location on property. All the cart drivers make it a point to remember your name and ask you about your day, they are also very knowledgeable of the property and can answer any question about the hotel. Thank you to all of Rodbin's team.
All of our meals were delicious. We were fortunate to be on property when two guest Chefs from Philadelphia restaurants were on location to prepare wonderful meals for your enjoyment. Featured was Chef Steve Howells from Blackfish and Chef Joshua Lawler from The Farm and the Fisherman. You could choose to dine from the 5 course menu, with wine pairing or the standard menu. And, just like the cart drivers, the servers knew your name, room number and remembered your choices of drink from the previous day.
This beach front property is located close to many activities, if you would like to try zip lining, kayaking tours through the mangroves or white water rafting, the hotel concierge , Laura, will make it happen for you.
You will find the entire staff at Arenas del Mar truly amazing, especially the little things. At the happy hour one evening I requested a Moscato wine, which the bar did not stock. The next evening YES, they had a Moscato. The entire staff at ADM strives to make your vacation memorable.
We had an amazing vacation at Arenas del Mar and cannot recommend it highly enough. The Resort, food, beaches, and staff were all absolutely outstanding and I truly never wanted to leave. I am ready to bring my grandchildren in June.
- 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