Arenas del Mar

A rainforest and beachfront resort overlooking Manuel Antonio National Park

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With most hotels in the Manuel Antonio area, you’ll have to choose between the view and the beach. At Arenas Del Mar we’re blessed to have both – and then some! Here, you’ll enjoy stunning views of the National Park and have your choice between two – yes, two – sandy beaches. It’s the perfect base for exploring everything Manuel Antonio.

Active Adventures Manuel Antonio Park Beach-Side Restaurant


With our Nature Guide as your companion, explore Manuel Antonio National Park and see a stunning diversity of wildlife, including howler, white-faced, and squirrel monkeys, two and three toed sloths and so much more. After your walk, you’ll be rewarded with an amazing stretch of sandy paradise – bring your bathing suit! And that’s just the beginning. Learn more about Activities & Tours available at Arenas del Mar.


At Arenas del Mar, you’re only a few steps away from our two, beautiful beaches. Go for a long walk on Playa Espadilla and watch the para-sailers go by. Sink into your lounge chair at Playitas Beach, order our drink service and watch the sun go down. Read more about the beaches right on our property.


Enjoy breathtaking views from your private deck while listening to the sounds of the rainforest and the lapping waves of the Pacific below. When you’re ready to explore, catch a ride on our electric carts and enjoy our two swimming pools, two restaurants and two beautiful beaches. View our Suites.


August 21st-December 20th 2016, Stay 3 nights, get the 4th night free. *Black-out Thanksgiving week (Nov. 21-27, 2016). Check Rates & Availability.


Every day at 5am, Mama Ellie cooks up a fresh batch of tortillas for the 60+ staff at Arenas de Mar. We know – that’s muchos tortillas! Meet Mama Ellie on our Easy Being Green tour. Learn what makes our resort sustainable, tour the grounds, and learn to make tortillas as good as Mama Ellie’s. Learn more about Sustainability here.

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Your playground in paradise

See why Arenas del Mar is the perfect base for your Manuel Antonio adventure

They Say

  • "I have traveled all over the world and never have met resort staff or community where the locals are so friendly and accommodating - all of them - all the time! ...this one is a keeper!"

    Deb - Massachussets, USA
  • "BOOK THIS HOTEL! Everything about our experience (Mom, Dad, two boys ages 7 & 5) was spectacular. The private beach has to be one of the most glorious beaches known to man. Truly, a paradise on earth."

    Diana - Illinois, USA
  • "Absolutely stunning views; from the rooms, dining, the pools and beach! The staff convinced us of the friendliness of the Costa Rican people. We have never been treated better! We are already making plans to return next year!"

    Darlene - Pennsylvania, USA

Arenas del Mar Beachfront and Rainforest Resort is a 5/5 Star rated hotel & Winner of the Traveller’s Choice Award. Read all our reviews at

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