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This award-winning resort has 38 rooms and suites, each with a balcony or terrace overlooking the Pacific Ocean or the Manuel Antonio National Park. You’ll enjoy organic and local cuisine, a spa, two pools, a private beach, and a range of activities to explore the natural beauty and wildlife of Costa Rica. The resort is located on a cliff overlooking the ocean, surrounded by lush rainforest. The resort is adjacent to the Manuel Antonio National Park, one of the most biodiverse places on earth, home to monkeys, sloths, toucans, and more. The resort is also close to the town of Quepos, where you can find shops, restaurants, and nightlife. The resort has a contemporary and elegant style, with a touch of tropical flair. The rooms and suites are spacious and comfortable, with wooden floors, king-size beds, sofa beds, air conditioning, ceiling fans, minibars, coffee makers, safes, and Wi-Fi. The bathrooms are luxurious, with double sinks, rain showers, and organic toiletries. The rooms and suites also have balconies or terraces with hammocks or jacuzzis, where you can enjoy the views and the breeze.
The resort is committed to sustainability and social responsibility. It has a five-leaf rating from the Costa Rican Tourism Board’s Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST), which is the highest level possible. It also has a carbon-neutral certification from the Carbon Neutral Commission of EARTH University. The resort uses solar panels to heat water, LED lights to save energy, biodegradable products to reduce waste, and organic and local ingredients to support farmers. The resort also supports various environmental and social projects, such as reforestation, recycling, education, health care, and community development.
The resort is part of Cayuga Collection, a company that aims to create positive impacts through hospitality. The resort employs local staff and managers, who are trained and empowered to provide excellent service and share their culture with guests. The resort also supports local artisans and businesses by sourcing handicrafts, furniture, and services. The resort also encourages its guests to learn about and respect the culture and nature of Costa Rica, by offering activities such as cooking classes, coffee tastings, wildlife tours, and cultural visits.
The resort has 38 rooms and suites, divided into four categories: Ocean Breeze Superior Rooms, Ocean View Premium Suites, Garden Superior Rooms, and Garden View Suites. All rooms and suites have balconies or terraces with ocean or rainforest views. The Ocean Breeze Superior Rooms are located on the upper level of the main building, and have king-size beds, sofa beds, and hammocks. The Ocean View Premium Suites are located on the lower level of the main building, and have king-size beds, sofa beds, jacuzzis, and lounge chairs. The Garden Superior Rooms are located in a separate building near the beach, and have king-size beds, sofa beds, and hammocks. The Garden View Suites are located in a separate building near the pool, and have king-size beds, sofa beds, jacuzzis, and lounge chairs.
Food and drink
The resort has two restaurants and two bars, offering a variety of cuisine and drinks. El Mirador Restaurant is located on the upper level of the main building, and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The restaurant offers a fusion of Costa Rican and international dishes, using organic and local ingredients. The restaurant also has a terrace with panoramic views of the ocean and the rainforest. El Mirador Bar is located next to the restaurant, and offers a selection of wines, beers, cocktails, and spirits. Playitas Restaurant is located on the beach, and serves lunch and snacks. The restaurant offers a casual and relaxed atmosphere, with grilled seafood, salads, sandwiches, and pizzas. Playitas Bar is located next to the restaurant, and offers a selection of drinks and smoothies. The resort also offers room service, private dining, and special events.
Things to do
Arenas del Mar offers a variety of activities for its guests, both on-site and off-site. You can enjoy the two swimming pools, the spa, the fitness center, and the private beach access. You can also try kayaking, surfing, snorkeling, hiking, birdwatching, and wildlife tours. The hotel organizes daily activities such as yoga, cooking classes, salsa lessons, and cultural presentations. You can also book excursions to nearby attractions such as Manuel Antonio National Park, Rainmaker Park, and Damas Island.
Arenas del Mar is located in the Central Pacific region of Costa Rica, which is known for its biodiversity and natural beauty. You can explore the lush rainforest, the stunning coastline, and the charming towns and villages. You can also learn about the history and culture of the country through museums, markets, and festivals. Some of the highlights of the region include:
Manuel Antonio National Park: A popular destination for wildlife lovers, this park is home to monkeys, sloths, iguanas, and hundreds of bird species. You can also enjoy the scenic beaches and trails.
Rainmaker Park: A private reserve that offers a canopy walkway, waterfalls, hanging bridges, and a butterfly garden. You can also spot frogs, snakes, bats, and other animals.
Damas Island: A mangrove island that you can explore by boat or kayak. You can see crocodiles, crabs, birds, and fish. You can also enjoy a typical Costa Rican meal at a local restaurant.
The resort is very family friendly. Guests have direct beach access, Arenas del Mar puts on plenty of activities for kids including movie nights and cookery classes and hikes can be adapted to suit little legs,
Arenas del Mar is about 2.5 hours drive from San Jose International Airport. You can rent a car or book a shuttle service from the airport. You can also fly to Quepos Airport, which is 15 minutes away from the hotel. The hotel offers free parking and free Wi-Fi.
- Actively reduces consumption
- Carbon neutral
- Solar powered or renewable energy
- Employs local people
- Jungle or forest
- Beach or coast
- Private pool
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