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

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Reviewed 27 November 2014 via mobile

Truly, as good as it gets. One of the best vacations I've ever had. I've been to 37 countries, Costa Rica being the 38th. It started the moment we got there. The manager met us at reception to make sure our rooms were acceptable. The rooms were extremely comfortable with two huge balconies overlooking the Pacific. Free, amazing in room...

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Reno, Nevada
Reviewed 26 November 2014

We just returned from 5 nights at Arenas del Mar in Manuel Antonio. In the other parts of Costa Rica we visited, we truly experienced 5* services, amenities and accommodations. I want to be very honest about Arenas del Mar in my own opinion, because so many rate it as a 5* and that has me scratching my head. It...

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

Dear 974 Traveler, we would like to sincerely thank you for writing such a complete review of your stay with us. While we are very proud of our resort and the great reviews we typically receive, we also realize that sometimes it takes a review like yours to make sure we don't fall into a "comfort zone" and don't see...

Reviewed 25 November 2014

We could not have asked for a better experience at Arenas Del Mar. Everything about the resort was excellent, especially the service. Highlights of our stay were tortilla making, taking a Spanish lesson, brushing up on our Costa Rican slang, and seeing a sea turtle laying her eggs. We felt like we were friends with the hotel staff - everyone...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 23 November 2014 via mobile

I wish I could keep this place a secret!! It was too good to be true. We got here at night and were greeting by some very vocal howler monkeys and a very friendly and inviting staff. Thamar, Ariel, Bryan, Serjio were very accommodating, informative, and worthy of a special mention. A great introduction to a magical place. Thankfully I...

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London
Reviewed 21 November 2014 via mobile

A fabulous location, great beaches, a fantastic suite, good food and perfect service, this is the very best in Manuel Antonio. Four nights here after six in the cloud forest and two in San Jose was the perfect balance. Thanks for a memorable experience.

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Chalfont, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 20 November 2014

My wife and I needed a vacation; we're both hardworking people; I was the successful bidder at a charity auction in April and was high bidder on a two bedroom unit at Arenas del Mar, a hotel on an 11 acre property on the Pacific side of Costa Rica near the towns of Quepos and Manuel Antonio. From the time...

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Reviewed 20 November 2014 via mobile

We have now been home for almost a week and I cannot wait until we get back there someday! This was simply an amazing vacation. The staff at Arenas Del Mar is wonderful!! They're so friendly and instantly know you by name. I have a food allergy and they were aware of that every time I sat down for a...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Reviewed 19 November 2014

The hospitality here is amazing. They are eager to help and anticipate your needs. Everyone is so friendly and there are carts to get you around the grounds which are hilly. I was surprised the food was so amazing because I had heard the food in the country wasn't good. This is clearly from people who haven't been to Arenas...

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2Thank Mary S
Hamilton, Canada
Reviewed 15 November 2014

We loved Arenas del Mar and if we had to choose the top thing we loved about it we would say that it was the service. From the manager, to the waiters/waitresses and especially the bell boys who would take us back and forth from our room to the lobby in the golf carts. They were so friendly, willing to...

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

Dear Sara, thank you for your very kind review of your stay with us at Arenas del Mar. We were happy to hear that you got to experience the abundant wildlife around the property and that you enjoyed the beach experience. But as you clearly pointed out, what it really comes down to is the service. We are very happy...

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Reviewed 11 November 2014

I would recommend this hotel. Food is great. Staff is very friendly, attentive, but not annoying, Forest where hotel is located is nice with lots of animals. Beachfront is amazing, You can enjoy the sun or the walk along the beach, or jumping on waves or surfing, or just taking beautiful picture. Rooms are quite dark (you are in the...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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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
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
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: RM1,575 - RM4,248 (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 Green Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#2 Spa Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
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“Room 302B Gorgeous view”
 of 5 bubbles laurawF3538EG, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I would avoid buildings 1 and 2 since the forest blocks the view to some degree.”
 of 5 bubbles ValueFinder29455, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We had a 'garden' room and wished we had something better.”
 of 5 bubbles P3624DPdavidm, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Wonderful views of the ocean and beach on the top floor near reception.”
 of 5 bubbles kerrierabbit, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ocean view with a balcony, not ground floor unless you like racoon visits early evening!”
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