Arenas del Mar is boutique hotel located on a forested hillside above Playitas Beach. Direct beach access is a rarity in Coast Rica’s Central Pacific Coast, and Arenas del Mar has the added benefit of being surrounded by 11 acres of rainforest—habitat for sloths, monkeys, and colorful birds.

This private beach features dark sand, blue water and wild rainforest.

Accommodations

The 38 rooms and suites feature natural stone, native wood, private terraces, and large windows. Some upper category rooms add ocean views and jetted tubs. Each guestroom is furnished with a kitchenette, air conditioning, television, security box, mini-bar, bathrobes, slippers, and hairdryer. Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.


Ocean View Premium Suite

These suites have a King-size bed, pull out bed and can accommodate up to 3 adults, or 2 adults & 2 children.


Ocean Breeze Suite

These suites have a King-size bed, pull out bed and can accommodate 3 adults or 2 adults & 2 children.

The ocean breeze suite features a king size bed, artwork, bedside tables and wood floors.

Ocean View Superior & Ocean Breeze Superior

These rooms feature a King-size bed and can accommodate up to 2 guests.

This bathroom includes a green tiled shower, granite countertops, mirror, sink and towels.

Garden Room 

These rooms feature a King-size bed and can accommodate up to 2 guests.

The Garden Room at Arenas del Mar features a king bed, white curtains, wall artwork and bedside tables.

Amenities

Among the hotel’s amenities are two swimming pools, two restaurants, a spa, and a boutique.

The swimming pool at Arenas del Mar looks out onto the blue ocean below and is accented with umbrellas and lounge chairs.A platter of fruit includes pineapple, strawberries, pink smoothies and glasses of water.

Activities

From Playita–the little beach in front of the hotel–guests can can walk about a mile along Playa Espadilla to Manuel Antonio National Park. The park can also be reached by car in about 10 minutes. Manuel Antonio National Park is home to over 100 mammal species and even more birds.

This part of the Central Pacific Coast offers dozens of active adventure options. LANDED arranges privately guided visits to the national park, as well as sailing, waterfall hiking, riding, biking, zip-lining, sport-fishing, surfing, and kayaking excursions. Looking for more? How about a visit to a wildlife rescue, a butterfly garden, or a rainforest conservation project?

A man leads a couple on a hike through a rainforest trail.

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