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Arenas del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

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2 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This property is truly stunning! On one side you have the Pacific ocean and on the other you have the rain forest. Our rooms were set in the forest but just steps away from the beach. We saw many different types of birds including toucan, monkeys, sloths, iguana and more! We had an Ocean Breeze suite - we loved the... More 

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1 Thank hiworld123
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed for several nights and would stay here every time. The staff is absolutely wonderful! The experience of Manuel Antonio is even better here at Arenas. The restaurant has amazing food. Tons of wildlife even right on the grounds. Definitely worth a night or two if you are on a budget.

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2 Thank Scott G
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a last minute change in our plans and booked the arenas Del Mar from their website. It was the best decision we made! The hotel is beautiful. It is essentially on its own rainforest reserve and it has its own private beach. It's hard to describe how amazing the property is. The staff is beyond friendly and the... More 

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1 Thank deffenboo
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff are superb, so friendly and attentive. Excellent service! We booked our stay very quickly and were not at all disappointed. Their private beach is stunning, we wish we had more time to spend there! The food is outstanding, beautifully presented but always a hearty and tasty dish. We mainly explored on our own, spotting sloths, monkeys, iguanas, frogs... More 

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1 Thank DaniPittorino
Cayuga S, Manager at Arenas del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, responded to this review

Dear Dani, thanks so much for the great review. It means a lot to us to read this written by somebody who travelled half way around the world from Australia to stay with us in Arenas del Mar. We also wish you could have stayed more time. But maybe you have the chance to come back and stay with us... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arenas Del Mar is the first upscale hotel in Costa Rica to be awarded five (out of five) leaves in the Sustainable Tourism Certification program. This carbon neutral property is among the country’s finest examples of sustainable tourism. The resort was built around the existing rainforest, with few trees felled to make way for its construction. Water heated through solar... More 

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Naples, Florida
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was a bit taken back by the resorts entrance. When arriving you feel that you must be in the wrong place because of its location. Check in turned out to be a nightmare. My son, who was traveling throughout CR picked me up at SLO and drove us 5hours to the resort. Upon arriving, I was told that he could... More 

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Cayuga S, Manager at Arenas del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, responded to this review

Dear Pat, greetings from Manuel Antonio. Thanks for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor. We once again apologize that we were off to a "rough" start. The fact that you had a reservation for two guests, but then there were four of you was probably not handled in the best way by our front desk staff at first. But as you... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was a trip of a lifetime - Costa Rica - Pura Vida! & staying at the Arenas del Mar in Manuel Antonio. The staff were like angels watching over us & knowing us & doing everything to provide the tours (bird watching, spice tour, shopping, wildlife in rainforest, language) and the most delicious meals ever in the restaurant with also... More 

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Cayuga S, Manager at Arenas del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, responded to this review

Dear Dian, thanks for taking the time to write the "best" review ever. I think we never had a review with the word "best" mentioned four times in the header... We are so glad that we exceeded your expectations in terms of the food, location, rooms and the excursions. But a special thanks for pointing our focus on sustainable practices.... More 

New York City, New York
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have stayed in some of the nicest hotels in the world, and the location, amenities, food and staff have surpassed most if not all of the hotels in which I have stayed. First, arriving at the hotel, we were greeted by the extremely well trained and friendly staff at the sky lobby. We were then transported through a beautiful,... More 

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Melville, New York
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What type of 5 star hotel doesn't give you a bathrobe? What type o f 5 star hotel gives you weird beer and no soda in the mini bar? What type of 5 star hotel reserves an "ocean view" room that requires you to crane your neck around the corner to view the ocean? I only thought they pulled that... More 

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Cayuga S, Manager at Arenas del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, responded to this review

Dear Roy, thank you for taking the time to share your feedback on your recent stay with us. We are very sorry to hear that we did "not quite" meet your expectations. But we will make sure that based on your comments, we improve our operation for future guests. We will make sure we better explain the differences between the... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a week in heaven at Arenas Del Mar....perfection ! private beaches, beautiful pools, the rainforest is such a spectacular place to see wildlife, birds, exotic plants, etc. The staff was the best, always there for your every need and want. Two happy hours....what could be better ! Restaurants were fabulous... from breakfast on the beach, to lunch by... More 

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Cayuga S, Manager at Arenas del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, responded to this review

Dear gnhopkins86. greetings from all of us here at Arenas del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort in Manuel Antonio. Thanks for such a wonderful review. We appreciate your comments on the staff as we know that customer service is by far the most important element of hospitality. But of course, we are also happy that you loved the beachfront location,... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
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About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
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 

Additional Information about Arenas del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Address: Punta Quepos, Manuel Antonio National Park 311-6350, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range: $494 - $1,358 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Arenas del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica 4.5*
Number of rooms: 38
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#2 Spa Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#2 Green Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#3 Luxury Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
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