Crystal blue coincides with emerald green to produce Arenas Del Mar, an extraordinary beachfront and rainforest resort that encapsulates the sheer beauty of Costa Rica. Situated within walking distance of Manuel Antonio National Park, the haven is set in the heart of an eleven acre private nature reserve, boasting nature trails throughout the forest and access to two beautiful beaches: public Espadilla Beach and private Playitas Beach. Providing remarkable views of the National Park and Pacific Ocean, the eco-luxurious accommodations will carry you to sleep with the distant sounds of crashing waves and the nocturnal speech of the forest. Committed to sustainability in all practices at Arenas Del Mar, this includes the culinary aspect, where the El Mirador and Playitas Restaurant’s strive to produce environmentally friendly dishes from responsible growing and catching. Furthermore, carbon neutral applications, waste management facilities, and water conservation systems have been implemented to demonstrate an environmental commitment and to prove that luxurious living is not exempt from this ecological responsibility. Being the first Costa Rican luxury hotel to be awarded the Five (out of five) Sustainability Leaf Award, enter the bliss of Arenas Del Mar, and feel good about it.
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Each of the Ocean Breeze Superior rooms features private decks facing the Pacific Ocean with views through the rainforest. These ten rooms are located on the first, second and third floors. Along with the standard in-room amenities for all room types, each Ocean Breeze Superior rooms have a deck facing the Pacific Ocean through rainforest, covered deck has outdoor kitchenette and seating area, bedroom and a spacious bathroom with shower.
The Ocean Breeze Suites face the Pacific Ocean, like the Ocean Premium suites, but with views through the rain forest. Enjoy warm ocean breezes from your private deck with views. The ten Ocean Breeze Suites are located on the first, second and third floors. Along with the standard in-room amenities for all room types, the Ocean Breeze Suites feature a deck facing the Pacific Ocean with views through the rainforest, private tiled hot tub and lounge chairs on the covered deck, a bedroom, spacious living area (some with full-sized pull out sofa bed for two small children or one adult), kitchenette with dining table and small refrigerator, bathroom with tiled shower (some Ocean Breeze suites have two bathrooms), and iron & ironing board.
Each of the Ocean View Premium Suites has been designed to provide the most eco-luxury accommodations in Costa Rica's Central Pacific Coast. These eleven rooms are located on the second or third floor and offer spectacular ocean views with the sound of lapping waves below. Along with the standard in-room amenities for all room types, the Ocean View Premium Suites feature a deck overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Manuel Antonio National Park, private tiled hot tub and day bed on the covered deck, bedroom, a living area with full-sized pull out sofa bed and a kitchenette with dining table and small refrigerator, two bathrooms (each has a shower), iron & ironing board, and a DVD player (DVD library at the front desk).
The seven Ocean View Superior Rooms are located next to Ocean View Premium Suites and offer the same amazing unobstructed views of the Pacific Oceans from their private decks. From your room, you have spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and hear the lapping waves. Along with the standard in-room amenities for all room types, all of the Ocean View rooms boast a deck overlooking the Pacific Ocean; covered deck has outdoor kitchenette and seating area, bedroom, spacious bathroom with tiled shower, and a DVD player (DVD library at the front desk).
As a convenient family option Connecting Rooms are available for guests consisting of a Suite located next to a Superior Room (e.g. an Ocean View Premium Suite located next to an Ocean View Superior Room). This room type offers a large living space with spectacular ocean, rainforest and beach views.
El Mirador Restaurant is located near the reception area and pool, overlooking Espadilla Beach, Manuel Antonio National Park and the Pacific Ocean. El Mirador—which means “the viewpoint” in Spanish—has an open air, covered interior dining area and outdoor seating. Along with breathtaking views and gorgeous sunsets, the restaurant serves breakfast and dinner using fresh, local ingredients. Start your day with complimentary breakfast: fresh fruits, homemade granola, warm muffins and breads, eggs, pancakes and of course, Costa Rican coffee. The dinner menu includes highlights such as locally caught fish and other delicacies at this authentic full-service Costa Rican restaurant.
Located just outside the restaurant and behind the pool, El Mirador Bar boasts the same spectacular views with a nightly happy hours, it is a gathering spot for guests and a great place to enjoy a sunset drink. The bar has all the offerings you would expect—an extensive wine selection, mixed drinks or espressos—along with Costa Rican specialties such as Guaro Mojito, Tico Sour, and Horchata. So pull up a stool and get to know the local bartender. By the end of your stay, he’ll know your name and maybe even your favorite drink.
Situated next to the secluded Playitas Beach on the lower part of the property, the Playitas Restaurant serves a delicious lunch in an unforgettable setting. Sink your feet into the sand while you enjoy a fresh fruit smoothie and seared Pacific tuna salad. Choose a poolside table for a snack or sit in the shade of the restaurant. There’s not a bad seat in the house. Don't forget your swimsuit and binoculars—you won’t want to miss a sloth lazing in the trees above you or a troop of white-faced monkeys swinging through the branches. And when you’re finished lunching, you’re steps away the secluded Playitas Beach where a shaded lounge chair awaits you.
After a full day of exploring, you may find yourself craving a little down time around dinner time. The room service menu includes appetizers, entrees, snacks, specialty coffees, a selection of teas and desserts for you to enjoy. Room service beverages include wines, beer & liqueur along with mixers and soft drinks.
Costa Rica is a birder's paradise. With over 856 different species, you just need to go for a short walk to see a multitude of colorful exotic birds. Here, in Arenas Del Mar, the trees, bushes and flowers planted just outside your room, were chosen because they attract different species of tanager, euphonias, flycatchers, robins, woodpeckers and over 180 different species of birds. During the morning hike, spot monkeys, sloths and agoutis as well.
Arenas del Mar is nestled high enough in the rain forest to enjoy stunning views of the Pacific and Manuel Antonio National Park, while low enough to walk to the two beautiful beaches right in front of the property: Playa Espadilla and Playitas Beach. Both beaches have the coveted and prestigious Blue Flag Award, which guarantees that you are visiting a safe and clean public beach. At both beaches are provided beach chairs, towels, fresh water and a security guard to watch your things while you swim. Don’t feel like walking? Call one of the electric golf cars to deliver you to and from the beach.
Relax by the pool in Playitas or El Mirador with a fresh, tropical drink, in the Jacuzzi on your private deck overlooking the rainforest, the ocean or the sunset, in your room´s luxurious bed with a massage in Las Brisas Spa, reading on your balcony with gentle ocean breezes.