Arenas Del Mar

Arenas del Mar is Manuel Antonio’s only luxury beachfront property and the first hotel in Costa Rica to gain a perfect rating of five-star in luxury and sustainability.


Manuel Antonio Beach.

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Arenas del Mar

Facing 2 lovely white sand beaches and flanked by dense rainforest, Arenas del Mar has an enviably perfect location. Combine this with sumptuous accommodation, creative cuisine, 2 swimming pools, a top quality spa and you might never want to stray beyond the confines of the hotel. But with the lush rainforest and rich wildlife of Manuel Antonio National Park a stone’s throw away you’ll certainly be tempted to explore. The variety of plants and abundance of animal and bird life is dazzling. Add to that the thrills of a canopy tour, watching impossibly vividly coloured frogs in an aquatic garden, opportunities to go surfing, whitewater rafting and kayaking, and your days can be as action packed as you wish. With so much choice and so many attractions it’s easy to see why Arenas del Mar is popular with people of all ages.

Why go to Arenas del Mar?

If you want to experience the wildlife of the rainforest and the beauty of some of Costa Rica’s finest beaches while enjoying top quality accommodation and facilities, Arenas del Mar is the place for you. Within walking distance of Manuel Antonio National Park, this luxury lodge offers a broad range of activities to delight nature lovers and plenty of pulse-quickening adventures such as surfing, whitewater rafting and canopy tours to please thrill seekers. With a choice of restaurant and bars, gourmands, too, will be in their element.

Wildlife around Arenas del Mar

Arenas del Mar is nestled in a rainforest with wildlife aplenty, including a rich bird population of some 180 species. The hotel has 2 resident naturalist guides available at all times to answer your questions and lead you out into the different habitats to make sure you get the most out of your experience. The trees, bushes and flowers planted just outside your room were specifically chosen because they attract different species of tanagers, euphonias, flycatchers, robins and woodpeckers. It’s not all birds, though, and you’re highly likely to observe monkeys, sloths and agoutis as you stroll in the hotel grounds.

Alta Las Palomas highlights

  • 2 lovely white sand beaches
  • Adjacent to Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Superb rooms and suites, all with private terraces
  • On site spa
  • Guided night walks in the reserve
  • Range of watersports and adrenalin adventures
  • Delicious cuisine and choice of restaurants

Arenas del Mar Location

Arenas del Mar


  • 38 Rooms and Suites
  • Open all year round
  • Children of all ages are welcome, and is especially recommended for those aged 6 years and over. Children under 12 stay for free.


  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars
  • Lounge
  • 2 swimming pools
  • Spa
  • Access to Espadilla and Playitas beaches
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi internet access


  • Tortilla-making lessons
  • Easy Being Green sustainability tour
  • Nature and night walks in the private reserve
  • Numerous bird watching trips
  • Guided tour in Manual Antonio National Park
  • Surf lessons on Espadilla Beach
  • Kayaking
  • Catamaran cruises
  • Rainforest canopy tours
  • Whitewater rafting
  • Mountain adventure tour
  • Botanical garden tour
  • Spices, garden and flavours excursion
  • Whale watching tours (seasonal)
  • Tennis and golf are available locally

Arenas del Mar Rooms

There are 38 rooms and suites in 5 different categories.

All have king size beds, air conditioning and ceiling fans, Wi-Fi, telephone, TV, coffee maker, minibar with local snacks and drinks, safe, en-suite bathroom with shower and a supply of locally-made organic toiletries.

Rana the frog likes this because…

“The lodge looks after their staff, promoting personal and professional growth, access to healthcare and providing year round employment (not seasonal). They hire local and buy local from food to toiletries and curios. They support the homeless and those less fortunate and work with local charities to support a school. Water is heated with solar energy, cleaning products used are organic and they use purified wastewater for the gardens.”

And don’t forget … for every booking we get, Costa Rica Specialists plants trees in deforested areas of latin America through The Travel Forest, and we back The Tribes Foundation’s conservation and social projects.

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