Arenas del Mar is one of the most spectacular places we have ever stayed! We visited as a family with two young children (10 and 7) and had the perfect vacation. Arenas del Mar does it all right! Every detail.
We were extremely impressed by the staff - first and foremost. They are all kind, accommodating and knowledgeable. We felt at home from the moment we arrived and felt sad when we departed. EVERY staff member that we encountered was professional, courteous, and shared their knowledge. They remembered our names. They stopped to show us the wildlife. The explained the sustainability efforts. They just went above and beyond.
When it comes to details, Arenas del Mar really practices what they preach regarding sustainability, environmental conservation and earth-friendly living. From the bamboo straws, to the recycled plastic roof-tops to the recycled plastic outdoor furniture, it was all very apparent.
There are just so many things that impressed us including:
-Spacious and spectacular rooms.
-Hot tubs on the decks overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
-Special events every night.
-Every member of the staff including Michael, Davey, Luis, Victor, Cindy, and all of the others were equally as impressive.
-The spa was fantastic.
The tours are superb. We went to Manuel Antonio and our tour guide was "Flacco" and he was great. We went to Santa Juana and loved every minute especially our tour guide, Kenneth, who we requested for the night tour. The night tour was great too and nice and close to the hotel.
Every meal was excellent at Arenas del Mar and if we wanted something special, the staff accommodated us. We loved the pineapple mint drink when we arrived, the beach dining was fantastic, the service was again excellent, and the staff made every part of the experience perfect. As for other local restaurants, Kapi Kapi was spectacular.
We hope to return to Arenas del Mar and thank them for making us feel so at home during our vacation. Pura Vida Costa Rica.
- 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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