Arenas del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort
Arenas del Mar Resort is a beachfront resort located in a rainforest in the Manuel Antonio area, about 173kms/107miles from San Jose. Ground travel takes about 2 hours and 40min from the capital, traversing a scenic road (mountains, ocean, and palm tree plantations). Daily local flights are also available; these take around 30 minutes and depart to and from San José/Quepos (the closest town to Manuel Antonio).
Arenas Del Mar Resort offers a luxurious lodging experience in complete harmony with Costa Rica’s natural environment, located amidst a spectacular beach and rainforest setting. The Resort is situated on a cliff with direct access to two pristine sand beaches: Espadilla Beach and Playitas Beach. The property overlooks the spectacular Manuel Antonio National Park (within walking distance).
The hotel was built with an ambitious combination of deluxe accommodations and the highest certified sustainability level. The buildings housing the guest rooms were altered to fit around existing trees, water was heated with solar panels, and grey water was reused for irrigation. The Resort’s rooms offer spectacular views of Manuel Antonio National Park, the Pacific Ocean, and the tropical rainforest. The great advantage of the guest rooms at Arenas Del Mar is that they are located right on the beach and include a secluded beach and facility access.
The hotel has two restaurants with great upscale dining options. Las Brisas Spa offers relaxing treatments, including massages, facials, wraps, scrubs, pedicures and manicures, babysitter service, beautiful gardens, and a gift shop.