Because Your Family Vacation
Should Be Just. Plain. Easy.

Arenas Del Mar Beach & Rainforest Resort

Heres to Your Best Ever Beach Vacation in Manuel Antonio

Let’s talk about your family for a minute. 

Do you love a lot of action? Do you need a lot of beach time? Would your ultimate dream be a family vacation that’s totally planned — or (gasp!) completely spontaneous?

We’ve hosted many families at Arenas Del Mar Resort. We know what it takes to create family getaways that are easy for everyone.

If this is your first time in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica, we know you’ll have lots of questions.

Talk to our Family Vacation Specialists. We’ll give you our best recommendations along the way.

Arenas Del Mar Beach & Rainforest Resort for Families

  • Best beach and family-friendly hotel in Manuel Antonio
  • Spectacular direct beach access to Playitas Beach
  • Lots of wildlife like monkeys & sloths right at the resort
  • In-house tours & kid-friendly activities included. Movie Nights, Tortilla Making, Bracelet-Making Classes & more
  • Surf boards & surf lessons available upon request
  • Our Naturalist Guides make hiking family-friendly
  • Kid-friendly meals, healthy choices & 1/2 portions
  • Wi-Fi connected, but choose when the devices come out
Arenas Del Mar Beach & Rainforest Resort

Manuel Antonio Adventures for All Ages

Best Advice for Families

We want your family to have the best ever beach vacation in Manuel Antonio. That’s why, we’ve put together a few pieces of our best advice.

  • We welcome children of all ages at our family-friendly resort. Ask us for a crib or extra bed. Whatever you need to make your stay comfortable.
  • Most families arrange a full itinerary with us. This means we pick you up at the airport, take you directly to Arenas Del Mar, and help you get around once you’re here.
  • Want instant Pool and Beach access? Consider our rooms & suites located on the lower part of the property next to Playitas Pool & Beach.
  • Family of 5? We recommend booking our Playitas Suite or a Connecting Room (an Ocean View Premium Suite that’s located next to an Ocean View Superior Room, for ample space & comfort).
  • Consider staying at least 5 nights in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. We find families who stay fewer nights often feel rushed. They wish they’d stayed longer so they could do more activities and get in enough beach time.
  • Use our Tour Planning Service. Especially if you prefer to have a loose itinerary or don’t enjoy planning. We’ll make it happen.
  • Older Children & Teens? We find teenagers like a fun challenge like surfing, waterfall rappelling, or hiking to the Nauyaca Waterfalls — a majestic 120ft waterfall!
Arenas Del Mar Beach & Rainforest Resort

Families Love Us
Why Choose Arenas Del Mar Resort?

Easy, Direct Beach Access

Direct Beach Access

Monkey & Sloth Sightings, Right on the Resort

Monkey & Sloth Sightings, Right at the Resort

4 Naturalist Guides at the Ready

Onsite Naturalist Guides

We'll Get You to Manuel Antonio & Plan Every Detail

We'll Get You to Manuel Antonio & Plan Every Detail

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This detailed Family Guidebook will help you get closer to the extraordinary experiences and special moments that matter most on your family vacation.

  • Get here easily with The Gang. Learn how to get here by Air and ground and how to Get Around if you don’t want to rent a car.
  • Discover experiences you won’t find on TripAdvisor. Use our cheat sheet of Must-See Costa Rica Experiences, Evening Activity Ideas that won’t cost a thing and Local Secrets at our luxury hotels & lodges.
  • Create your Food Strategy. Use our quick view of family-friendly dishes, must-try drinks, and local snacks. We all know what it’s like to want more options than hamburgers, pizza, and chicken fingers.
  • Map out your route to see more of Central America. See how our luxury hotels can help you explore the gorgeous Pacific Coast of Panama, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua.

How Would You Like to Contact Us?


Monday – Thursday:
7am — 9pm CST
Friday – Sunday:
8am — 7pm CST

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Monday – Thursday:
7am — 9pm CST
Friday – Sunday:
8am — 7pm CST


US & Canada Toll-Free:
+1 888 385-9218

Costa Rica direct:
+(506) 4040-0422

Hotel Concierge:

Costa Rica direct:
+(506) 2777-2777



Arenas Del Mar Beachfront & Rainforest Resort
Junction 4.6km on Route 618 turn right onto
Road to Arenas del Mar
Manuel Antonio, Puntarenas
Costa Rica 60601