What a fantastic place and unlike any other in Quepos/Manuel Antonio. Areanas del Mar was a great get-away for our family who stayed four nights in one of the larger suites--it's very kid friendly. The grounds are gorgeous and the rooms stunning: beautifully appointed and all (it seems) with dramatic ocean-views. The pools were fantastic and the staff incredibly helpful and polished for such a new place. A few kinks still need some working out--timing for the wait staff could be improved--but when you're on vacation in a place like this, it doesn't really matter does it?
Areanas del Mar is very private and rather secluded--you would never know that you are in Quepos--with a more or less private beach in front of the hotel. All you hear are birds, monkeys, and surf. The food is excellent--high quality ingredients and very well prepared--and the breakfast that comes with the room leaves good to go. No cars are permitted on the property--there is a car park at the entrance--and guests are shuttled up and down the steep hills on golf carts. Our kids love that!
We've visited Quepos a number of times over the years and stayed/visited many of the most popular hotels. Without a doubt, Areanas del Mar is far and away the best hotel in Manuel Antonio and you would do well to book early. By this next tourist season, I suspect, reservations will be hard to obtain.
- 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