This place really has everything. I recommend requesting room #703A or B for the most spectacular view, crashing wave ambience and some porch privacy. The food was excellent-lunch and dinners priced reasonably. Fresh vegetables and fruits throughout the menus. The hotel provided excellent guides for our birdwatching and kayak tours. Everyone we spoke to enjoyed their tours of rafting and zip line. All the staff was friendly and helpful without being overbearing and hovering. We could sit at the beach and pool without being pestered to buy drinks or anything. Upon arrival our room's ceiling fan squeaked and needed oiling. The stafff was very prompt at sending a maintainence man to correct the problem. My husband and I don't speak Spanish, but never had communication problems with the staff since they were all bilinguel. My lack of 5 stars for service is the result of a 45 minute wait at check in for our room to be ready. We were hot and tired from driving 4 hours, although we were seated in their beachside restaurant while they readied our room. We had to change rooms during our stay which I knew about ahead of time and the staff was efficient and very considerate helping us do that. We saw monkeys, sloths, and birds all of our 5 days. Happy hour drinks were 1/2 price and great live music was played during 2 nights. Free internet located in their gift shop. If you want a fantasic dark chocolate dessert go to Kavi Kavi for their chocolate souffle cake with vanilla ice cream. It is perfect.
- 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