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Arenas Del Mar is a nature hotel adjacent to Manuel Antonio National Park on the central Pacific coast of Costa Rica. “The unique and spectacular beach and nature experiences of Costa Rica, combined with the highest levels of luxury and sustainability” defines the concept of Arenas Del Mar.
Our resort offers a luxurious stay in harmony with nature, in an amazing setting of beautiful beaches next to an exuberant rainforest. We offer exclusive rooms, apartments, and suites, excellent cuisine in our two restaurants that emphasize local fresh produce, and personalized service that exceeds the expectations of our clients.
Arenas Del Mar is also the perfect base for exploring the Manuel Antonio and Quepos region. Tours and activities in the region include rafting, kayaking, and boat excursions through the mangroves, sea-kayaking, sport fishing (catch and release), guided hikes in the rainforest, canopy tours, and horseback riding.
38 rooms, apartments, and suites with awesome ocean views and private beach access.
Number of employees: 86
Percentage of local employees: 95%
Arenas Del Mar is a world-class resort in terms of services and facilities, as well as a model for sustainable development and tourism. Using the prestigious Costa Rican Tourism Institute’s Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST) program as a guide, Arenas Del Mar decided to demonstrate that sustainability and luxury can go hand-in-hand.
The total construction area of Arenas Del Mar encompasses less than 25% of the property; the rest serves as a biological corridor to Manuel Antonio National Park, one of the most popular national parks and home to monkeys, sloths, exotic bird, and other animal species.
At Arenas Del Mar, sustainability has been key since the planning and construction phase. Some of the project’s sustainable features include:
Arenas del Mar participates in the Pack for a Purpose program, where guests can bring school supplies, medical supplies, and other small items from home to donate to the local community. Guests simply drop off their donation at the hotel's front desk, and Arenas del Mar will deliver it for them.
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Nearest international airport: San José (SJO)
Nearest local/national airport: Quepos (XQP)
Travel time to nearest airport: 20 minutes
Photos courtesy of Arenas del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort, Costa Rica, for SustainableTrip.org.
The Arenas del Mar Hotel & Resort Experience in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
Manuel Antonio, Puntarenas
Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST)
Sustainability level: 5 leaves
Date: March, 2013