Beautiful hotel. Staff was very attentive (even when the FIFA match was on). This a very unique hotel in that it's actually in part of the Manuel Antonio park. Sloths, howler monkeys & raccoons everywhere. Our first night we were in the living room with the kids and the sliding glass door opens up and in comes this raccoon! Not like the ones here. This little guy just checked us out and left, without closing the door behind him. We were warned about the monkeys. We had a howler monkey do a face plant just outside of our room. Poor guy, he was swinging from a branch and the next branch snapped sending him onto what very little concrete they have there.
The room was wonderful, huge bathroom with a shower that makes you feel like your under a waterfall. Complimentary "Tico" bar in the room (has chips, water, juice). The balcony was huge with an outdoor bathtub with jets, large sofa on one side, table with chairs in the middle and 2 lounge chairs on the other side. The balcony kind of wraps around the room giving you beautiful views, of the ocean and rainforest, from everywhere but the shower!
This property has two beaches, both wonderful. Strong currents, so watch the water before you go in. Huge waves the last day we were there (husbands IPro got some good shots when he got caught in the spin cycle of a wave). They have boards there and you can get lessons. Golf carts take you to and from the beach.
Really can't say enough good things about this place!
- 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