An Arenas Kind of Adventure

The smell of adventure is always thick in the air at Arenas del Mar.  After all, we’re located in Manuel Antonio, the activities capital of Costa Rica.  Our guests arrive in search of rainforest thrills, close monkey encounters and often a good dose of adrenaline – seldom do they leave disappointed!  With sprawling Pacific beaches and jungles housing spectacular waterfalls, raging rivers and a Noah’s Ark level of wildlife, it’s easy to experience the true essence of Costa Rica right on our doorstep.

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With so much going on from the forested mountains right down to the ocean, our guests always manage to find their perfect adventure.  And it’s always uniquely Arenas.  Accompanying them along Manuel Antonio’s suspended bridges, nature trails and little-known jungle paths are our very own Arenas del Mar naturalist guides.  As full-time sloth-spotters and rainforest-explorers, they’ve undoubtedly got the best jobs in the world and it shows in their pura vida personalities.

But what about our ocean adventures?  Rarely do our naturalists swap their binoculars for boards or their cameras for kayaks and that got us thinking – wouldn’t it be fun to put our distinct Arenas spin on the whole Manuel Antonio experience?  With so many highly experienced local surfers in our midst, it’d make sense!

Espadilla Beach at Sunset

Manuel Antonio Ocean Adventures on our Doorstep


That’s why we’ve decided to offer in-house ocean tours led by our trained resident experts.  These new aquatic guides of ours are Bell Boys by morning, long-time Concierges too, and they all bring a real taste of the famous Arenas del Mar culture to their new responsibilities.  We’ve always told our guests that if they want the whole Costa Rican experience, they need to get out onto the waters – now we can walk the talk.

Tours and Activities

Learn to Surf at Arenas del Mar

Ready to ride our world-class Manuel Antonio waves with the Arenas del Mar pros?  With direct access to two beaches, there’s nowhere better than here to get surfing.  Stand-up paddleboarding or kayaking more your scene?  We can help you experience that too – just ask!  Chat to us or get in touch at for a bespoke itinerary, and we’ll help you find your perfect Arenas adventure.  Alternatively, browse our Manuel Antonio Tours or our Instagram @arenasdelmarcr for some activity inspiration – happy adventure planning!