Here at Arenas Del Mar we have beautiful and functional facilities, delicious food and wonderful service.
Does that sound familiar? So many other hotels and resorts boast having those same three things! Well, how we truly distinguish ourselves, is by offering an adventure-filled array of educational and incredibly fun tours and activities. When staying with us you can choose from more than sixteen tours, including on and off-property tours with Arenas Del Mar guides as well as tours offered by the community.
These tours are awesome and unique, as well as super close to the resort, reducing travel time and increasing the number of tours you can take part in. Guests can go from touring Manuel Antonio National Park and walking over hanging bridges and under waterfalls to making tortillas by hand and taking surfing lessons – all in the same afternoon.
Our guests love the beach. With beautiful soft sand and warm pacific water, they’re perfect for lounging and enjoying the warm equatorial sun. They’re also lovely for a walk, with many guests going at sunrise or sunset to capitalize on the gorgeous views of the sun over the ocean. With your choice of Playa Espadilla and Playitas Beach, there is much to explore and savour.
One of our beaches
This tour takes you around the property to Petatillo, where many of our staff reside. This provides guests with a very authentic experience, getting to chat with the local staff and learn more about their culture and identity. The later part of the tour takes you to tortilla making, where you can learn how to make the staple for your next Latin American themed dinner. With only four ingredients – flour, lard, salt and warm water – there isn’t too much danger of getting it all wrong, so take a chance and enjoy cooking the old fashioned way!
Sustainable Hotel Tour
Arenas Del Mar is a sustainably run hotel, with many practices in place to ensure that our footprint is as small as possible. We have energy saving practices, water conservation and management processes and waste reduction methods, and much more. This tour takes you behind the scenes, allowing you to see everything we do to serve you and the environment.
The compost bins at Arenas Del Mar
Corvocado National Park Tour
The Cordovado National Park is one of the gems of Costa Rica, and it is right on our doorstep! With 424 squared kilometers, it is the largest park in Costa Rica, protecting two thirds of the Osa Peninsula. National Geographic named the park the most biologically intense place on earth in terms of biodiversity, and we can definitely back up that claim with the astounding number of species we ourselves have seen while in the park. Guests can enjoy the park either privately or in a group, all with one of our dedicated and knowledgeable hotel guides.
A brown toed tree sloth enjoying a leaf!
Birding has steadily grown in popularity to now be one of our most popular tours! Yes at home you may be able to see crows, pigeons and seagulls… but they really don’t compare to the more than 800 species of birds you could see in Costa Rica. We believe that an integral aspect of sustainability and environmental awareness is education. When people learn about the habitats and inhabitants of an ecosystem, they feel more responsible for their protection and well being. So, birding is not only a wonderful activity because you get to see so many exotic animals, but because you get to play a role in advancing environmental understanding. With your choice of the early or sunset and the half day bird watching tours you will definitely get your fill.
White Water Rafting
This full day tour will provide for a super fun, adrenaline filled experience. As you’re racing down the Savegre river, you can enjoy the wildlife and foliage along the banks, while getting a little wet and wild too! The rapids of the Savegre are world renowned, and make for a ride that is manageable yet exciting, so bring along the whole family. We love white water rafting here and we think you will too.
Some guests enjoying their ride!
Zipping through the rainforest is not something everyone gets to do all the time. We are all about providing guests with new and different ways of seeing out country, and this is definitely one of our favorites! This tour is a lovely complement to any one of the Corcovado National Park tours, as it allows you to see the vibrant and animated jungle the way the birds see it, from above.
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