Arenas del Mar Beachfront Rainforest Resort

The Only Beachfront Eco-Luxury Boutique Hotel in Manuel Antonio.



Rate per night from $420

For a limited time, stay 4 nights and pay for 3! Inquire for more details.

‘Arenas del Mar’ is perfect for:

Couples, groups, and families who want to stay at an eco-friendly hotel with ocean views.

Arenas del Mar Resort is located near the famous Manuel Antonio National Park on Costa Rica’s Central Pacific Coast.

This hotel is the ideal choice for anyone looking for nature vacation packages in Costa Rica and understated sustainable luxury with direct access to two beaches, rainforest, and wildlife.

Though it’s particularly ideal for couples, travelers of all ages will enjoy the hotel’s peaceful ambiance, top-notch service, and privileged location.

What to Expect

  • Nature. The suites and apartments feature views of the hotel’s gardens, the surrounding rainforest, the sea, and the wildlife that thrives in them.
  • Oceanfront property. Arenas del Mar is the only luxury hotel directly on the beach in Manuel Antonio.
  • Eco-sustainability. The hotel is committed to innovative environmental practices.

What NOT to Expect

  • Adult-only vacation. Arenas del Mar welcomes travelers of all ages.
  • Loud resort experience. This is a boutique hotel that provides a more personalized and intimate approach to Costa Rica.

Nestled in the Pacific Coastline

Arenas del Mar is located on Quepos Point, a cliffside overlooking the Pacific Ocean in the Manuel Antonio area.

This is a three-hour drive from the San José International Airport and 10 minutes from Manuel Antonio downtown. The iconic Manuel Antonio National Park is within a 15-minute drive from the hotel, or a 30-minute stroll along the beach.

High-End Boutique Experience

The atmosphere and service at Arenas del Mar make it one of the best Manuel Antonio beach resorts in Costa Rica.

This boutique resort focuses on providing a luxurious experience that enhances relaxation, and their dedication to guests is palpable from the design to the amenities it offers. The idea is that you get to know Costa Rica’s natural beauty, culture, and food.

The rooms are well-appointed, with terraces or balconies where you can sit and listen to the waves and birds outside. There are little details everywhere to pamper you, such as the complimentary Costa Rican snacks in the minibar. Even the ocean view invites you to sit back and enjoy your surroundings.

Staff is service-oriented, responsive, and committed to contributing to your vacation in the best way possible. Let them know of any special needs or requests and they’ll do their best to accommodate you.

Eco-Friendly Stay with Rainforest & Ocean Views

Arenas del Mar has a stunning location that showcases exactly what Manuel Antonio is all about—This is where the rainforest and the ocean meet.

The property’s gardens are lush and well-kept and the flora and fauna abound all around, hinting at the rich biodiversity of the area.

Since the beach is right in front of the property, the view is unbeatable. The hotel is perched on a cliffside on Quepos Point, which allows expansive views of the sea and rainforest.

The view from the hotel’s main restaurant, Miramar, has even featured in 1,000 Places to See Before You Die. This is also the only Manuel Antonio beach resort with direct access to the ocean.

The resort’s dedication to the natural beauty of Manuel Antonio is palpable. Of the property’s eleven acres, only 25% is developed. This means plenty of untouched flora and opportunities for wildlife-spotting right on the property.

The hotel also has a series of eco-friendly practices such as banishing one-use plastics, heating water with solar panels, cleaning and recycling wastewater for irrigation, and growing their own hydroponic vegetable garden.

In addition, it belongs to the Cayuga Collection of Hotels and Lodges. This is a group with sustainable practices that have been recognized worldwide with National Geographic’s World Legacy Awards and WTTC Tourism’s Tomorrow Award.

Awarded with a Level 5 (highest level) Certificate of Sustainable Tourism through the Costa Rican Tourism Board, the concept behind Arenas del Mar has always been to minimize the impact on the surrounding environment while providing the most benefit to the local community through employment and growth opportunities.

Visit the Beach, Explore Nature & Unwind

Arenas del Mar provides several opportunities for indoor and outdoor activities. It’s the perfect chance to get a dose of nature to leave your worries behind.

Those who love being outside have plenty of options. The resort has direct access to the closest beach, Playitas. Borrow a boogie board to get into the water, or get sand toys for the kids and let them build castles.

The waves here are more appropriate for surfers, but if you walk up 10 minutes there is a little cove where swimming is easier.

One of the hotel’s most popular tours is birdwatching. Book this tour to walk around the property’s trails and paths as the guide pinpoints as many tropical birds as you can find, including species like toucans and motmots. There are other animals that hide in the trees, so keep your eyes open to spot sloths, iguanas, or monkeys among the branches.

The hotel also offers additional on-property tours and classes. The complimentary tortilla-making class is a hit with guests, and the included sustainability tour will fulfill your curiosity about the hotel’s green practices.

Other on-site amenities include Las Brisas Spa, gift shop, and two swimming pools. Get a couples massage, get a souvenir, or splash in the water to take your mind off everyday hassles.

Sustainable Gourmet Dining

Arenas del Mar is sure to exceed guests’ expectations with two restaurants that feature fresh local produce.

Enjoy complimentary a la carte breakfast each morning in El Mirador, the resort’s main restaurant. Wake up with a fresh cup of Costa Rican coffee and a stunning view overlooking the Pacific coast and national park.

This is the view featured in 1,000 Places to See Before You Die, and once you take it all in it’s easy to understand why: the expansive sea and the rainforest meld in an incredible sight! El Mirador also serves dinner, using only the freshest local ingredients.

Everything from your three choices of daily juice in the mornings to fruit to the gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options are made with locally ingredients or with ingredients from the resort’s hydroponic vegetable garden.

Lunch and snacks are offered at the beachfront Playitas Restaurant and Bar. Order right from your beach chair or dine under the shade of the covered open-air restaurant. Be sure to enjoy the sunset from the Mirador Bar, and don’t miss happy hour.

In addition to this, Arenas del Mar organizes special evening events every week, such as “wok nights” and “guest chef nights”. Make sure to ask about the week’s activities and enjoy different culinary experiences!

Pools & Ocean Views

Arenas del Mar has two pools for guests to splash in and fight the coastal heat.

The infinity pool is located next to the Mirador Restaurant, and is the perfect place to sit with a cocktail and enjoy the ocean view. Depending on the season, you can even spot whales faraway!

Lounge in the chairs to sunbathe, and listen to the songs of birds in the nearby trees. This pool opens directly to the view mentioned in 1,000 Places to See Before you Die, so make sure to stop and admire it.

The other pool is next to the other restaurant, Playitas. This is a favorite for families as they can ask for smoothies and snacks from the restaurant. The kids will love trying to spot the monkeys moving among the trees, and you will love to relax while they play.

Got Questions?

If you want to be sure Arenas del Mar is the destination for your Costa Rica vacation, we can help. We are local travel experts, simply contact us and we will answer your questions and advise you.

*Prices reflect the least expensive rates during low season and are subject to change at any time. You will receive a 100% accurate price when you inquire with us and share your travel dates. Final package pricing includes taxes, domestic transport, tours and lodging as described unless otherwise indicated. The package does NOT include international airfare or optional travel insurance or any other services not expressly mentioned.