Starting at $345 per night

Overview

Perched majestically on a bluff overlooking the pristine beach, Arenas del Mar Beach and Nature Resort stands as the epitome of luxury in Manuel Antonio. This boutique-style gem with thirty-eight exquisite rooms leaves nothing to the imagination, offering an unparalleled beach and rainforest experience. As a proud member of the prestigious Cayuga Collection, an internationally acclaimed group of sustainable eco resorts, our luxury haven proudly boasts a five-star rating and the coveted five leaf distinction. Guests will be enchanted by an array of amenities, including a sparkling swimming pool, a gourmet restaurant and bar, a rejuvenating spa, WiFi coverage in most areas, and lush tropical gardens to explore.

Manuel Antonio is undeniably Costa Rica's crown jewel of beach destinations. Its palm-fringed beaches are nothing short of breathtaking, framed by verdant forested hills that seem to roll endlessly into the horizon. The area is a haven for wildlife enthusiasts, as it's not uncommon to spot monkeys, sloths, and colorful parrots right at the edge of the beach!

Manuel Antonio offers an abundance of exciting and unforgettable activities. A visit to Manuel Antonio National Park is a must-do, where the park's modest size belies its incredible wildlife diversity. Guided tours within the park are a wildlife photographer's dream come true! For a romantic interlude, indulge in a catamaran cruise along the lush Central Pacific coastline. These leisurely journeys offer you the chance to unwind with a refreshing drink and savor the serene pace of life. Adventurers will find their paradise in Manuel Antonio, which boasts more adventure activities than any other region in Costa Rica. Embrace the thrill of high-flying canopy ziplines, navigate the exhilarating whitewater rapids of tropical rivers, embark on canyoneering adventures down lush rainforest waterfalls, or catch some waves while surfing in the warm embrace of the Pacific waters.

However, if relaxation is your goal, you need not venture far from the resort to enjoy a truly soothing experience. Situated on an 11-acre expanse of lush rainforest teeming with wildlife and extending to the beach, the hotel's natural surroundings offer endless possibilities. The beach that lies below and in front of the resort is an idyllic paradise. Roaming the property in search of exotic birds, monkeys, and sloths can be a delightful pastime. Of course, the beach beckons with opportunities for swimming, boogie boarding, and blissful relaxation. For those seeking inner harmony, the resort offers complimentary yoga classes to nourish your body and soul.

Arenas del Mar's exclusive Las Brisas Wellness Center provides an array of health and beauty treatments and therapies. Whether you seek a rejuvenating facial, a soothing massage, or a custom-tailored treatment, our skilled therapists are at your service. Reservations for spa services are recommended, and we kindly suggest making them at least a day in advance.

The dining experience at the resort's restaurants is nothing short of delightful. We take pride in offering health-conscious dishes crafted from local ingredients whenever possible. With a backdrop overlooking the beach, the open-air El Mirador Restaurant and Bar is the perfect setting for savoring fresh seafood and authentic Costa Rican cuisine during breakfast and dinner. We happily accommodate special dietary requests, including gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan options. The El Mirador Bar boasts an impressive selection of tropical cocktails, craft beers, and an extensive wine list. Meanwhile, the Playitas Restaurant and Bar serves up lunch and refreshing drinks at the beachfront area of the lower part of the property.

All our rooms at Arenas del Mar Resort are tastefully adorned and thoughtfully equipped. Each room offers air-conditioning and ceiling fans, cable TV, a coffee maker with local coffee, WiFi connectivity, a telephone, an in-room safe deposit box, a plush bathrobe, and a spacious bathroom with a rejuvenating shower. Please refer to the Amenities Section for a detailed list of what each room category includes.

Our hotel will be undergoing annual maintenance work in both rooms and public areas from September 1st until November 2nd, 2024. While we will make every effort to minimize disruptions and accommodate our guests, we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Your understanding and patience as we work to improve our offerings and services for your continued enjoyment are greatly appreciated.

Hotel Tags

  • Luxury
  • Beach Front
  • Resort
  • Eco Style
  • Boutique
  • Spa
  • Romantic
  • Hilltop
  • Yoga
  • Sustainable

Hotel Amenities

  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Trails
  • Gardens
  • Handicap
  • Computer Station
  • Parking
  • Wifi
  • Wifi Free
  • Laundry Service
  • Air Conditioning

Room Amenities

Rainforest View Suite

  • AC
  • Fan
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet Free
  • Hair Dryer
  • Jungle View

Ocean Breeze Suite

  • AC
  • Fan
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet Free
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron
  • Sofa Bed
  • Kitchenette
  • Sitting Area
  • Balcony
  • Jungle View

Ocean Breeze Superior Room

  • AC
  • Fan
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet Free
  • Hair Dryer
  • Kitchenette
  • Terrace
  • Jungle View

Ocean View Premium Suite

  • AC
  • Fan
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet Free
  • Hot Tub
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron
  • Sofa Bed
  • Kitchenette
  • Balcony
  • Ocean View

Ocean View Superior Room

  • AC
  • Fan
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet Free
  • Hair Dryer
  • Kitchenette
  • Terrace
  • Ocean View

Two Bedroom Playitas Suite

  • AC
  • Fan
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet
  • Internet Free
  • Hot Tub
  • Hair Dryer
  • Kitchenette
  • Living Room
  • Sitting Area
  • Separate Bedroom
  • Two Bedrooms
  • Terrace
  • Partial Ocean View
  • Dining Room
  • Sun Bed
  • Hammock
  • Walk In Closet
  • Desk

Garden Room

  • Cable Tv
  • Sofa Bed

Rainforest View Suite with Sofa

  • AC
  • Fan
  • Cable Tv
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Mini Fridge
  • Phone
  • Coffee Service
  • Internet Free
  • Hair Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Jungle View

Handicap Accessibility

  • Accessible Bathroom
  • Roll-in Shower
  • In-room Accessibility

Location

Latitude: N 9° 23' 52.35"
Longitude: W 84° 9' 47.28"

Reviews

  • Overall 94.1% (92 Guest Ratings)
  • Cleanliness: 93.9%
  • Comfort: 94.8%
  • Meeting Expectations: 92.7%
  • Staff: 95.8%
  • Value: 93.1%

12/14/2022

Excellent hotel! Would stay there again.

12/29/2021

Rather expensive, but we loved the hotel, room, staff, beach, food...

11/29/2021

Gorgeous resort and surroundings. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The added bonus of the upgrade to a suite for our honeymoon made this extra special. Can’t wait to go back.

07/01/2021

Excellent in every way. I plan on returning. Staff was great!

06/07/2021

Hotel staff was friendly, included breakfast was great, we did not eat dinner at this resort again after the first night.

05/09/2021

The staff at this hotel went above and beyond to make us feel like royalty. The room was gorgeous, and the views were spectacular. The hotel’s restaurant was quite delectable, and the private beach was exactly how I envisioned Costa Rica’s beaches in my mind. I look forward to the thought of returning one day!

05/28/2019

This place was breathtakingly gorgeous!

03/28/2019

The room was air conditioned, but a lot of the resort was not. It was beautiful. The atmosphere was great, and the staff was amazing.

02/12/2019

Beautiful hotel!!! The staff is awesome.

11/20/2018

This is a 5 star resort food,staff location, beach everything was great our dream resort

10/10/2018

Was very nice and great service. Was a little older than expected and due to renovations, the nice restaurant was closed but understandable since it was off-season.

01/11/2017

Hotel was very nice but the room was quite small when you compare it to others for what you pay. Nonetheless it as quite beautiful and the staff extremely friendly.

07/13/2016

Hard to compare after staying at Nayara so may be a little biased. Room was a little small with nowhere to sit except outside on balcony. The staff was extremely friendly and service was great. Again, compared to Nayara, the choices for eating were limited but food at Playitas was very good. Walk from property to Manuel Antonio along the beach was nice.

07/06/2016

We were disatissfied with the room and food offerings

03/08/2016

Beautiful hotel. Loved the grounds and thank goodness for the golf carts. I have food allergies and they remembered my issues which was so appreciated. Kind staff and excellent stay.

01/21/2016

This is one of the best hotels we have ever stayed at. The staff was amazing and the views incredible.

12/07/2015

This hotel exceeded expectations. I can not wait to come back !!

08/05/2015

Exceptional hotel start to finish.

07/29/2015

We loved our suite and thought this was the most beautifully situated property. The hotel has a great staff and the bar and restaurants are good. They have happy hour and special movie nights for the kids which was fun.

06/25/2015

From the time we arrived with the golf cart all decked out with balloons and sign for our fifty anniversary to the fabulous private dinner on the beach and the beautiful flower arrangement it was a trip we will never forget.

06/22/2015

Great place right on the beach. Staff was excellent!

06/06/2015

The Good: Wonderful private beach and beach staff. Great Bell staff and always on time, every time. Everyone got us where we wanted to go, when we wanted to go. Absolutely loved the location and grounds.

The Not So Good: (And VERY frustrating). We paid for the Ocean Breeze with outdoor jaccuzzi overlooking the beach. It worked exactly 1 night of our 5 night stay. The other 4 nights the pump would attempt to begin but would not find power to cause flow. We called, they would send someone later, and it still would not work when we tried to use it later in the evening. We were able to use it for about an hour on our last night at the resort. I really think there should be some type of restitution on this matter since it was a highlight of booking that particular class of suite.

Finally, I suppose ice is a prized commodity there. We had to CONSTANTLY request ice and they would bring a small amount in a small unninsulated bucket and ice would be gone in minutes. Call again, ask for larger bucket and get one but it would be 1/2 full at best. I really got tired of tipping for an ice delivery every 25 minutes.

04/26/2015

Must try to do something about lizards in the room. I know the place is surrounded woods and they are very cautious about environment but the lizards in the room is just not good thing.

02/22/2015

The staff was impeccable. Always asking if we needed anything. They arranged transportation every night when we went to dinner. Very eager to make sure we had a good time. Excellent choice. Also right on the beach.

02/05/2015

Magical place. We have never encountered a hotel or service like this in our life. Will definitely return even though it is costly.

01/13/2015

Very accommodating