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Arenas del Mar

The secluded beachfront eco resort of Arenas del Mar is located close to Costa Rica's Manuel Antonio National Park, home to wild, tropical beaches, unusual flora and fauna and rocky outcrops backed by lush forest.

Manuel Antonio National Park, Manuel Antonio & Uvita, Costa Rica
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Arenas del Mar
  • One of the most comfortable hotels for exploring the Manuel Antonio National Park

  • Strong emphasis on eco-tourism

  • Set in an 11 acre private forest reserve and the only hotel in the area with direct beach access

  • Two swimming pools, a small spa and an intimate restaurant


Arenas del Mar has been built in harmony with the natural surroundings and has been awarded for its sustainability. The National Park consists of tropical jungles, rainforest, paradise–like beaches, mangroves, an estuary and a lagoon.

There are 38 guest rooms and suites, a casual beachfront café and a restaurant with spectacular views of the park as well as two swimming pools, a small Spa and a gift shop. The rooms have been elegantly decorated and feature some fantastic Coast Rican paintings by local artists to give an authentic feel.

The hotel is set in 11 acres of tropical rainforest and has private nature trails, which include a hanging bridge and access to two sand beaches. The hotel is the perfect base to explore the area around Manuel Antonio and Quepos on the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Tours and activities offered include white water rafting, mangrove kayaking and boat tours, guided rainforest hikes, ocean kayaking, catch and release sport fishing, Canopy Tours, surfing at the nearby Espadillas Beach and horseback riding excursions. Restaurants and bars are within easy reach.

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Top tip:

Take a walk along the beach from the resort to the entrance to the Manuel Antonio National Park and get a “snow cone” (Granizado in Spanish) from the local vendor at the beach.

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Location

Manuel Antonio National Park, Manuel Antonio & Uvita, Costa Rica

Arenas del Mar is located on the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica about 2 km. from the port of Quepos, in Manuel Antonio. The resort is situated on a cliff above Espadilla Beach and overlooks the Manuel Antonio National Park.

12-hour international flight to San Jose International Airport. From San Jose it's a 40-minute light aircraft flight to Quepos and short car transfer to the hotel.


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