In a previous review of the resort, I should have spent some time reviewing the Bar and Restaurant on the premises.
One needn't leave the resort to enjoy and sumptuous breakfast served poolside unless you choose to sit indoors. however, eating a delicious repast by the pool affords one the unique experience of wonderful service by a very attentive and knowledgeable wait staff, in addition to the local wildlife! The menu is extensive...one begins with freshly squeezed juices...the mango, watermelon,guava,grapefruit....all superb and refreshing! Freshly baked sweet rolls are plentiful...the coffee,well, the coffee is aromatic and served really hot and refills are automatic! The main courses are such that you wish you could eat each...my favorite was the French Toast with berries and nuts...my husband devoured the Eggs,beans and Rice...one could also order eggs anyway....with a side of potatoes that are exceptional!...if you prefer lighter fare, there is always a plate of fresh fruit on the table...but do indulge...just walk it off later on the beach!
Dinners for us were amazing....we were treated to the freshest fish....wonderfully prepared vegetables...lots of great local fare...we are particularly fond of seafood and the shrimps were awesome! Again, excellent wait staff, eager to make your dining experience memorable! The ambience in El Mirador is superb...cool breezes in the evening,soft lighting, great food and wine! We are incredibly lucky to have been there for the Chef's events...each night the meals were spectacular! Local fare prepared with panache!
The Bar, manned by Juan Diego, is a treat without a doubt! He delights in creating wonderful drinks using the freshest herbs and libations! We were never fans of "cilantro" until Juan Diego blended it with Rum,honey, and crushed ice....WOW! The bar is stocked with the very best wines and liquors ....but do yourself a favor and try one of their special creations....!
- 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