Arenas del Mar - Ownia Collection

Arenas del Mar

Costa Rica

Arenas del Mar beachfront & rainforest resort is the only luxury resort in Manuel Antonio – right on the beach. Can’t decide between a great view or direct beach access? Arenas Del Mar is blessed with both. You’re within walking distance of Manuel Antonio Park and all the adventure activities you could imagine.

The resort sits on 11 acres of protected rainforest and beachfront, offering sustainable, luxurious lodgings immersed in a tropical setting. At Arenas del Mar you’ll have it all! Chilling by the beach, exploring the local natural wonders and wildlife. Plus, a delicious foodie experience!


Guest rooms are spacious, cozy and air-conditioned to offer you the most comfortable experience. Right from the comfort of your room, you can enjoy the amazing ocean or rainforest views right from the terraces. Plus, most suites feature private hot tubs.


Arenas Del Mar features two gourmet restaurants: Playitas Beachfront Restaurant & Mirador Oceanview Restaurant.

Both restaurants have spectacular views, and delicious fresh food, including vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options. A truly delight and unique gourmet experience you’ll definitely want to try!


At Arenas del Mar you have every option to have the most relaxing, nature-immersing, and adventurous vacation.

Relax at the Wellness Center, and If you’re the adventurous type, the experience team can arrange adventures a bit further afield, such as white-water rafting, canopy tours, mangrove kayaking,  late-night rainforest treks,  and more!

Arenas Del Mar Beach & Rainforest Resort is located in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica on the Central Pacific coast.

Fly to Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO)


Many of Cayuga’s hotels occupy remote Rainforest locations. That’s why Arenas del Mar makes it a priority to preserve the natural surroundings, protecting thousands of acres of endangered tropical rainforest.

The property sits on 11 acres – 75% of this has been untouched, protected as a nature reserve that acts as an ecological corridor to expand the area surrounding Manuel Antonio National Park. As a result, wildlife is abundant on the property

Cayuga Collection believes that the concept of “local” is essential to sustainable tourism. That’s why they hire locals, buy local, and invest in the well-being of the community and natural surroundings. Making a conscious effort to source as many products as close to home as possible. Therefore, all Cayuga’s Collection mini bars are stocked with only local drinks and snacks. Their Spa products and bathroom amenities are 100% national. The gift shops offer a variety of products handmade by local artisans. To support the local economy even more, much of the furniture and art is also locally produced. Creating an authentic sense of place for the guests. Other sustainable practices include supporting the Dock to Dish program, engaging a deeper relationship with local fisherman to provide fresh, local, and sustainably caught seafood, as well as aiming to source organic products, free from pesticides and other chemicals.
Some of Arenas Del Mar’s sustainable practices include using solar panels to heat hot water and implementing an underground electrical system to not disturb the surrounding wildlife.
A smart solution to irrigating their lush hotel grounds For many months of the year, the grounds of Cayuga’s rainforest properties become bone dry and need to be watered. To ease the demand for freshwater, Cayuga’s hotels and lodges put their wastewater to good use by purifying it onsite through a special biological system, making it completely safe and suitable for irrigating their gardens. Their drip irrigation systems then make sure that not a single drop is wasted.

Cayuga Collection banished all single-use plastics from all their hotels. These products take a vast quantity of fossil fuels to produce and are non-biodegradable, and can’t be recycled either. Instead, Cayuga replaced all single-use plastic straws with locally-made bamboo, and other biodegradable products that are compostable, which helps reduce the amount of non-recyclable waste. Also, Arenas del Mar is equipped with a recycling center to recycle organic waste via an advanced, vermiculture-based compost system.