Nestling in an 11 acre rainforest reserve, Arenas del Mar resort offers eco-friendly luxury, fine food and the chance to snorkel, kayak and enjoy wildlife adventures with in-house naturalist guides. Manuel Antonio National Park, where beach meets rainforest, is on the resort’s doorstep and there is direct access to two beautiful beaches, with the low rise town a leisurely walk away.
The 37 well-equipped suites and guest rooms nestle amidst the rainforest vegetation with Ocean Breeze superior rooms featuring a private ocean facing terrace and Ocean view superior rooms boasting stunning views.
Cliffside El Mirador Restaurant offers the most stunning vistas, delightful a la carte breakfasts and a regionally-inspired gourmet menu in the evenings. Playitas beachfront restaurant serves delicious food in a toe-in-the-sand setting and as the sun sets there are lively beachside barbecues and Costa Rican street food nights; private dinners on the secluded beach can be booked for romantic occasions.
The property is one of the best for wildlife-spotting with colourful birds, sloths and monkeys, anteaters and iguanas a few of the regular visitors. Guests can book a number of wildlife hikes with the resort’s in-house naturalist guides as well as ocean and adventure tours. Or you could make the most of the two outdoor pools, enjoy two of the area’s best beaches or opt for pampering treatments at the wellness centre.