Why we like it
- The property’s cliff-side location enjoys stunning views over Manuel Antonio National Park and the surrounding coastline
- Arenas del Mar employs two naturalist guides, whose extensive knowledge will ensure you get the most out of the surrounding environment
- Enjoy a scenic walk across the secluded Playa Espadilla, which connects with the national park
- You can unwind with a yoga session on the idyllic Playitas Beach
About Arenas del Mar
Along with its stunning views, impressive jungle setting and luxurious accommodation, Arenas del Mar also offers easy access to some of the area’s best beaches. Nestled in 11 acres of private rainforest, within walking distance of Manuel National Park, this eco-chic retreat is perfect for guests who want to get close to nature without sacrificing modern comforts. The hotel's 38 rooms and suites are housed in seven three-story buildings, all camouflaged amidst the lush hillside, sloping down to a golden beach.
Suites are decorated in a tropical-chic style, with cool yellow tile floors, rattan furniture and native paintings. Most have a large veranda with a luxurious Jacuzzi and striking views of the ocean. This boutique hotel is recognised for its impressive commitment to sustainability, and for its warm, caring staff who are keen to share their extensive knowledge about wildlife and local culture. The hotel's main restaurant, El Mirador, serves delightful Costa Rica-fusion cuisine in a splendid open-air palapa overlooking the Pacific. The property’s other restaurant, Playitas, offers a light menu right next to the beach.