My family of 5 (3 kids 10-17) just returned from a week at the Arenas del Mar. This resort is incredible. We had an ocean view suite, with a connecting room. It provided us with 3 bedrooms, and 3 bathrooms. We were to comfortably be together in one room, or we could spread out and have our own space. The decks are very nice to spend time on - have a snack, watch the monkeys, or the waves in the ocean. The city of Manuel Antonio is a popular resort town, and the local beach can get very crowded. The Arenas, though, has a private beach that takes you away from all the crowds and noise. There are very helpful staff wiling to get you a lounge chair, drink, snack, or show you the baby sloth in the tree. If the riptide is too strong at the moment, there are two different pools you can swim in. It is wonderful how the resort is built into the rainforest - trees are growing through the restaurant. It feels very natural, compared to a perfectly manicured and fake resort in Palm Springs. I wondered if a week would be too long there, but we were all sad to leave when we did. We hope to return there soon!
- 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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