I normally would have given this resort a 4-5 rating. The rooms are night, the setting is lovely, the food is quite good. However, our last day at the resort was hard to forget and left a lasting negative impression. Each day at the resort, we had visited a baby sloth who had spent the prior 2-3 days napping in a tree next to the reception area. On the final day, we saw a group of staff members around the tree watching a huge boa constrictor stalk the baby sloth. I was distressed by this and asked if something might be done to save the vulnerable baby sloth. The staff members laughed at me and patronizingly tried to explain to me that "its nature." I have to see suffering and death on a daily basis at work and really didn't need to experience this "nature" on my vacation. I was disgusted by the reaction of the staff and was left with a horrible memory of this resort. Despite all of the nice things about it, I won't ever go back.
- 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 And Rainforest Resort, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica Manuel Antonio National Park