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Just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful experience we had at Manuel Antonio. Everything was so beautiful and surpassed all of our expectations. What makes your hotel so fantastic is the friendliness of the staff. All of you welcomed us as if we were your friends, not just hotel guests and that made our experience all the more better. Right now, we are at The Springs in Arenal and missing that friendliness…

Thanks again for an awesome time in Costa Rica…


My wife and I recently enjoyed our honeymoon to Arenas Del Mar. I wanted to take a minute to let you know that we have really enjoyed following Cayuga and Arenas Del Mar in particular through your social media outlets (Twitter and Facebook mostly).

While we are both back to work and school respectively (and the stresses that come with it) we have enjoyed the updates as they bring our memories back to the surface. We hope to one day return and even try some of the other terrific properties featured. I really enjoyed capturing the photos and putting together the video and would love to make another one some day.
Keep up the good work!


I want to take a moment to tell you how impressed we are with reviews of Arenas Del Mar.

I booked our trip for April this year and spent countless hours researching where to stay. I literally read 200 reviews on TripAdvisor. I have been a TA member for years and never have I read so many wonderful comments.

I take what people say with a grain of salt, if not, I would never travel. Some people just cannot be satisfied. Sure there is criticism on food and over populated tourism however, the thing that appears to set Arenas Del Mar apart from others is its staff. It is apparent that you make a conscious effort to separate yourself from the rest by, no matter what criticisms, customer service is extremely important. If this is your intent, other than the obvious sustainably, then you have achieved your goal.

We wonder if we have made the right choice but knowing that we will be taken care of once we arrive puts our minds at ease. Thank you for all your efforts and we look forward to our future visit.


We just stayed at Arenas Del Mar in late Dec 2007. Your hotel is the most beautiful hotel site I’ve seen, and we will be back! Service was very friendly and effective, especially since the hotel is so new. I am going to tell all my friends about this place – it is simply unbelievable. Thanks for a lovely break and vacation.


We had a great time; thanks for your hospitality.
Felice Ano Nuevo!


We are so grateful for the help Ingrid provided to our family yesterday to allow us to return home. We arrived safely to the San Jose International airport, and we made our flight back to Atlanta, GA as scheduled. Everyone is feeling great today, and though it was not easy for our children to travel as they recovered from their illness, all of us are glad to be home. We are so thankful for your assistance, we could not have completed our arrangements without your excellent speaking skills in both languages, and without your willingness to put our family needs at the top of your priority list. Thank you so much for your help! Your staff at Arenas Del Mar was so helpful and caring, and not just while we were suffering from our illness, but also throughout our stay. Making the cake for my birthday and then delivering it to our room when we changed our dinner plans was a thoughtful gesture that really enhanced our trip. Additionally, it was so creative of the front desk to call the Anaconda restaurant and tell them about my birthday so that they too could surprise me with a dessert and a Spanish serenade of Happy Birthday. Everyone we encountered on our visit was delightful and helped us make a memory that will last a lifetime. We hope that Arenas Del Mar continues to thrive; it will always be a special part of the lives of all who visit. Warmest wishes, Patty.


Herrol, Thanks very much for your assistance during our stay at Arenas Del Mar. We had a long wait at the bridge outside of Puntita but managed to make it to Monteverde – a long day. Particularly for the poor driver. We absolutely loved staying at Arenas Del Mar. Beautiful rooms and very friendly staff. Ali was also very helpful.


Amazing place. Absolutely loved our time there. If only it was closer, we would be back again next weekend.


We are extremely happy with our decision to stay at Arenas Del Mar during our trip to Costa Rica. We can not stop talking about our experience staying at the hotel and how helpful and professional the staff was. All of our friends and family know about the resort and say that they would like to visit in the years to come. There are plans for future travels to Costa Rica next year and you bet, we will be staying at the Arenas Del Mar resort again. “Pura Vida”


My wife Toni and I totally enjoyed our stay. We have told all our family and friends how wonderfull your entire staff were. You will see us again in the future. Again thank you for making our stay with you all such a treat.


Dear Herrol. It was a pleasure to work with you and all the staff at the Arenas Del Mar. Thank you for all the hard work and effort to make the group’s stay a very enjoyable one. I was very impressed with the operation of the resort given the short time you have been open. Well done! Please pass on my appreciation to everyone who contributed to this successful visit. I wish all of you the best in your future work and look forward to working with you again in the year to come.


Dear Herrol, I arrived back to the US Sunday after our very quick 10 day trip in Costa Rica. I wanted to thank you for taking your time to share your wonderful property with Grace and myself. I have always been a fan of boutique hotels and it is good to see your property and know that it would be perfect for some of our FIT clients. I now can personally recommend your hotel in Costa Rica and will be sharing this information with the sales staff here in Oak Brook, Illinois. Good luck with the completion of your project! Dinner was very good. We also appreciated your efforts to get our laundry done in such a short period of time. Grace was thrilled by your call to verify that the she enjoyed the Canopy experience a very thoughtful touch!


Of all the beautiful places in the world, Arenas Del Mar is definitely at the top! Your everyday stress seems to magically disappear as you fall into the tranquility of the place. We had a wonderful, ocean front suite, literally feet away from the beach. We could hear the soothing sound waves crashing all through the day and night! We will not forget our too-brief stay and will definitely share all of our great memories with our friends.


Waking up this morning to cold and snow instead of sun, palm trees and the ocean was quite a shock to my system! My first trip to Costa Rica has exceeded my expectations. I have returned home with a new respect for your country’s beauty, nature, and wonderful people. Herrol, I want to thank you for taking the time to give me and Jane a tour around your lovely property, for a great dinner, and for arranging to have our laundry done, even with a power outage. Those clean clothes really were a bonus at the end of our trip. I do hope that your first holiday season will be a success. On a personal note, it was so nice to receive that follow up call from you to see if I survived my canopy adventure. The photo of me is scary, however it provides the proof I needed to convince family and friends that I actually did do it.


Our first time here and definitely not our last!! You have made a paradise here for us to enjoy!! We will be back! Thank you!!!


Arenas Del Mar the people we met, the food we ate and the enjoyment all the nature surrounding it is definitely a great definition for “pura vida!”All the hectic moments before our wedding melted away in this remarkable setting.We will come back! We promise!


What a special place!Our stay could not have been more enjoyable. The service was really, really good, warm and attentive. The views were breathtaking, the accommodations so comfortable and the food amazing. We will always rememberArenas Del Mar as one of our favorite vacations.


Arenas Del Mar, Manuel Antonio, waves crashing, monkeys during breakfast, sloths all around, great birds, the best beach outside your room Thanks to the wonderful staff for a truly amazing experience. We love you all!


Arenas Del Mar was all that I pictured and more. The management and staff were extremely efficient and professional. The whole experienced will be forever engraved in our memory. Truly the honeymoon of our dreams Thank you, for even the sunsets from our jacuzzi were perfect!


I truly enjoyed my vacation here. The food was outstanding, it could be in any restaurant in NYC or LA, especially the fresh fish! Thank you Dixon!!


We had the most incredible stay at Arenas Del Mar and it definitely exceeded our expectation. The staff is so sweet and friendly, you wouldn’t tell the hotel just opened a couple of months ago. We can not wait to come back!


When we booked Arenas Del Mar we werent sure what we were in for because it was such a new hotel. But as soon as we arrived and were greeted by the most friendly and smiling car driver, I started to relax. The cocktail upon arrival washed away all the fears we had and as soon as we arrived in the rooms, we knew this was the place for us. You have done a wonderful job with the staff, the food, the rooms, everything! Its a just magical place to be in!! We will be back!


We would like to thank you for creating Arenas Del Mar. We had a wonderful time and the interaction with the staff was delightful. The food was outstanding and the beach and nature around the hotel is unbelievable. We hope to see you next year and we will definitely send our friends down here.