Top 10 Must Do’s

  1. Enjoy spectacular Pacific sunsets from your private deck or El Mirador Pool.
  2. Walk from our property’s Espadilla Beach to Manuel Antonio National Park where you can hike through the rainforest with a local guide who will point out sloths, monkeys and exotic birds.

  3. Unwind with a Tico Sour at our El Mirador Bar Happy Hour.
  4. Lunch under the palms at Playitas Beach with the sound of the waves, sea breezes and fresh, local food.
  5. Get a great shot-wildlife photo ops can be found all over our eleven-acre property or on the tours offered with our guides.
  6. Pamper yourself with a massage on the beach or at Las Brisas Spa.
  7. Zoom through the rainforest on a canopy tour high above the treetops.
  8. Learn about eco-tourism at Arenas Del Mar and take home some tricks to implement in your own life on our Sustainability Tour.
  9. Taste a local specialty during our Tortilla making with our staff where you’ll make and enjoy a traditional tortilla with a cup of local coffee made the old-fashioned way.
  10. Climb through the canopy on stunning suspension bridges in our Hanging Bridges & Waterfalls Tour—the most impressive canopy walk in Costa Rica.


We have found that an increasing number of travelers today seek an experience that goes beyond the standard tourist vacation. As a guest at Arenas Del Mar, we invite you to have a truly unique and authentic Costa Rican experience and Experience, Learn, Connect and Relax.


Laying out on the isolated beach of Playitas

  • Hiking in Manuel Antonio National Park
  • Waking up to the sounds of howler monkeys in the morning
  • Watching white faced monkeys swing through the trees while eating breakfast
  • Walking through green trails that lead to Playa Espadilla
  • Enjoying an elegant tropical drink at El Mirador Bar


About local Costa Rican culture

  • Ecology of the rainforest with a local guide
  • How to dance at the bailes típicos
  • About local Costa Rican culture
  • About community and environmental projects in Manuel Antonio
  • How to make tortillas


Walking with a local guide through the rain forest

  • Make tortillas on our Tortilla at Petatillo tour
  • Walk with a local guide through the rain forest
  • Dance with typical music at the bailes típicos
  • Plant a tree
  • Pick up local sustainability tips to take home in our Easy Being Green Tour


By the pool in Playitas

  • By the pool in Playitas or El Mirador with a fresh, tropical drink
  • In the Jacuzzi on your private deck overlooking the rainforest, the ocean or the sunset
  • In your room´s luxurious bed
  • With a massage in Las Brisas Spa
  • Reading on your balcony with gentle ocean breezes