Arenas del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort Hotel

Punta Quepos, Manuel Antonio National Park 311-6350, Costa Rica, PUNTARENAS PROVINCE, ,Costa Rica
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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. Unique among the hotels in Manuel Antonio, our carbon neutral property offers sustainable, luxurious lodging. We are the first Costa Rican luxury hotel to be awarded the Five Sustainability Leaf Award and a Five Star Award.
The Property
Del Mar is nestled in 11 acres of rain forest. We are fortunate to have an abundance of wildlife on & near our rainforest beachfront reserve. On our property, you'll not only hear the exciting sounds of the jungle but also experience and see wildlife all around you. Our reserve is home to monkeys, sloths, iguanas, crabs, birds, butterflies & frogs. Having the opportunity to see wildlife up close in its natural setting is just one of the many extraordinary experiences you will have during your stay with us.  There is wildlife aplenty, including a vibrant bird population for birders. To ensure you get the most out of your tours, our hotel has 2 resident naturalist guides available at all times to answer your questions and take you out into nature to make sure you get the most out of your experience.

The Beaches
Arenas Del Mar is the perfect base for exploring on your Manuel Antonio vacation. The resort is situated on a cliff with direct access to two pristine sand beaches: Espadilla Beach and Playitas Beach. Our property overlooks the spectacular Manuel Antonio National Park & is located within walking distance of Costa Rica’s most visited national park & beaches. Guest rooms and Suites at Arenas Del Mar offer stunning views of the national park, the Pacific Ocean, our secluded beaches & surrounding rainforests.

The National Park
Many first-time visitors to Costa Rica plan their vacation around seeing the national park & that visit does not disappoint: the views from the hills overlooking Manuel Antonio are spectacular, the beaches are idyllic & its jungles are inhabited by howler, white-faced & squirrel monkeys, two & three toed sloths, tropical birds & other exotic wildlife.

From the initial construction of Arenas del Mar in 2006 to our day-to-day operations today, we have taken strict measures to ensure that all of our practices meet the highest possible sustainability standards in all facets of our operations.  Our hotel is set in eleven acres of nature with private nature trails filled with wildlife and access to two beautiful beaches. Inspired by the natural beauty that surrounds us, we at Arenas del Mar are committed to demonstrating that a world class resort can successfully combine the highest levels of sustainability, rigorous standards in environmental stewardship and social responsibility, all while operating completely carbon neutral. Learn more about our other programs below.

Treat yourself to our indulgent Las Brisas rituals during your stay at Arenas del Mar for a rejuvenating and relaxing experience. The wellness center features a variety of health and beauty therapies to promote optimal well being. Our friendly and helpful wellness team will be delighted to talk to you about booking a treatment or to explain and recommend treatments.  We also offer complimentary yoga classes to our guests throughout the week.

El Mirador overlooks the beaches of Manuel Antonio. El Mirador means “the viewpoint” in Spanish—has an open air, covered interior dining area and outdoor seating next to the pool. Complimentary a la carte breakfast is served here including fresh tropical fruits, homemade granola, freshly baked pastry and breads, eggs, pancakes and of course, organic Costa Rican coffee. The dinner menu has a focus on locally caught seafood, fresh greens & vegetables as well as local Costa Rican dishes with a special touch. Gluten-free, vegetarian & vegan options are available. Our bar has all the offerings you would expect, an extensive wine selection, mixed drinks & craft beers, along with Costa Rican specialties. El Mirador Bar is a great gathering spot for guests to enjoy a sunset drink before dinner

Situated next to our secluded Playitas Beach on the lower part of our property, Playitas Restaurant serves a delicious lunch in an unforgettable setting. Sink your feet into the sand while you enjoy a fresh fruit smoothie and seared Pacific tuna salad. Don’t forget your swimsuit and binoculars because you won’t want to miss a sloth lazing in the trees above you or a troop of white-faced monkeys swinging through the branches. And when you’re finished lunching, you’re just steps away from the waves of the Pacific Ocean.

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