A serene and sumptuous stay at Arenas Del Mar welcomes you in to unite with the natural world. 

Within Manuel Antonio’s only true beach-front resort, discover an ideal balance of tranquillity and adventure, and sink into the beauty of Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast. 

Enjoy a luxurious stay at this beachfront hotel whilst nestled into a beautiful nature reserve

This luxurious hotel in Costa Rica stands side-by-side with the country’s wildlife, housing its 11-acre private nature reserve, and celebrating its proximity to the Manuel Antonio National Park. Friendly naturalists offer you a guiding hand in observing the rich biodiversity which flourishes within Arenas Del Mar Resort, as sloths amble and monkeys meander through the thick foliage covering its private bio-reserve. Intimate encounters with wildlife are always one step away, as an intentional oneness with nature defines this Costa Rica resort and its’ vast open space and luscious greenery. A rich bird population is welcomed by ample exotic flora, specially selected to attract a diverse range of species – 180 to be exact - so that you can sip your Cosmo right beside a toucan!  

Arenas Del Mar offers direct access to two stunning beaches, equipping your stay with even more variety. Sink your toes into the white sands of the cozy Playa Playitas, where a peaceful sense of privacy washes over you as you gaze ahead at the glistening Pacific. If you wish for a more action-packed day, Playa Espadilla, being Manuel Antonio’s most popular seashore, offers spectacular conditions for surfing and other high-energy water sports. For more aquatic beauty, opt for the resort’s specialist hike to Nauyaca Waterfall, where you can swim in the cooling Naucaya waters. However you choose to spend your time at this Costa Rica resort, the enchanting allure of natural beauty tingles your senses.  

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The Property

Whether you’re here with just your partner or with the kids too, this Costa Rica resort provides the opportunity to perfectly taper your holiday to your own needs and desires. The luxurious nature of this stay extends to the affability and generosity of the resort’s staff, as you are offered complimentary ocean toys (surfboards and body and paddle boards) upon arrival to accommodate your beach adventures.  

Your individuality is cherished at Arenas Del Mar, with a diversity of delicious dining (including vegan/vegetarian and gluten-free menus) at your fingertips. You may even choose between a panoramic view of the sparkling Pacific from the Mirador Oceanview Restaurant or a tropical backdrop in the Playitas Beachfront Restaurant. And perhaps afterwards, whilst the kids are keeping busy in the games room, you choose to soak up the sun in one of Arenas Del Mar’s two infinity pools or admire the far-stretching scenes with an old-school cocktail in hand. At the end of your day, whether it was spent exploring the nature reserve or reclining by the pool, your gorgeous suite awaits you. Decorated in a modern-yet-muted fashion and equipped with plush bedding and your own private terrace, serenity does not go amiss at Arenas Del Mar.   


This stay has everything you need to wind down after a day of adventuring, as Las Brisas Wellness Centre offers wellness treatments at the hands of amenable and professional staff.

Complimentary yoga and exercise classes offer an instant pick-me-up, keeping you mindful and at peace along your rainforest journey. 


Whatever the time of day, delicious, locally-sourced food and tropical juices and cocktails are right within reach, and it all comes paired with a spectacular view. 

How this resort makes your trip more responsible

The term ‘eco-friendly’ is synonymous with Arenas Del Mar, and, with a Five Leaf sustainability rating, the resort’s staff do everything in their power to protect the wildlife on its doorstep. Their no-plastic policy is only the beginning of their impressive efforts to protect the beauty of Costa Rica’s wildlife. Your dining experience at the resort is characterised by its resourcefulness, as the resort takes local sourcing to the next level with its own vegetable garden, as well as an eager show of support for local fishing. This impressive display of unity with the natural world even stretches to the complimentary eco-friendly products in your suite bathroom. 

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