Parador Resort and Spa
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I have stayed at several hotels and always check out the website before visiting. This is one hotel that is gorgeous on the website, but even better in person. We LOVED this hotel. Everyone was friendly and helpful. It was so relaxing. The food was wonderful. Our only regret was that we didn’t stay longer. We walked the trails, went to the beach, played putt-putt, and spent a lot of time by the pool. I would go back in a heart beat. BEAUTIFUL hotel!!
If you “don’t” want to dream about a White Christmas then go to Costa Rica in December. To escape the hustle and bustle at the start of the Holiday season, my wife and I jetted off, for 9 days, to the green rainforest jungles of Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica…more specifically to the hotel Parador Ocean Resort and Spa. The rainy season is now over and there’s nothing but blue skies and azure waters on the horizon. We booked the trip ourselves online and there was a slight glitch in our reservation that was no fault of the Parador but was directly related to us. However, Evelyn Lopez, Reservations Agent for the Parador, quickly and graciously assisted us and made everything right in a matter of moments. One thing you will notice right away at the Parador is the attentive and friendly staff. From check-in to check-out the staff is always there for your vacationing pleasure.The hotel itself is, on a peninsula, set upon a hill and from our luxurious suite we overlooked the Pacific Ocean in the morning and watched the beautiful sunsets at night. The suite was always meticulously clean. Housekeeping does an over the top job in making sure that everything is in it’s place when you return from a day of excursions and the excursions are a must do. More on that later. Not only is everything in it’s place at the Parador, the grounds are amazing and landscaped to perfection. As you walk the paths around the pools and fountains you will come across Flora and Fauna the likes that you have never seen. There’s an abundance of native animals such as white face capuchin, howler and squirrel monkeys in the trees and lizards and macaws are everywhere. Dining at the Parador is also an adventure and a pleasure experiencing authentic Costa Rican specialties. Breakfast was included with our package and they had everything to get your day started. From fresh fruit, juices, pastries, omelets, beans and rice and an assortment of sides, the Parador has it all covered. Did I mention Costa Rican coffee? Oh yeah! I will say, that one night we took a cab into Quepos ($10 one way) to eat dinner at Ronny’s Place. This is a restaurant that is frequented by the locals and it’s definitely off the beaten path. The food and Sangria are the best around. Not to mention the sunset view. A real diamond in the rough. Don’t miss it.Now for the excursions. As I mentioned before, they are a must do. Our package included three…Manuel Antonio National Park tour, Mangrove tour and the Jungle Night tour. All three were amazing and educational. The naturalist guides are extremely knowledgeable on all things nature in Costa Rica. Our naturalists, May, Elias and Rafael could not have been more fun to show and teach you about the sights, sounds and all of the animals that live at the tops of the trees. I will finish as I started and say that the Parador is the place to be when in Costa Rica. Especially during the Holidays. You could not want for more but all good things do come to an end and we had to trade the green jungles of the Parador for snow covered vistas at home. The Parador is the best gift you can give to yourself and when you’re sitting around the Christmas tree with a “tan”, your family and friends will be just a wee bit envious. Until next time…Pura Vida
Fantastic hotel with excellent service and nice people doing their best to help. Great pools with a stunning view. Shuttle service for great beaches and national park visits. Sloths and monkeys outside the window made you feel you were in the jungle.
We were somewhat disappointed in the Parador after reading some of the great reviews. The pool area is extremely small and seating there is extremely limited. We knew that the hotel was not on the beach; however the transportation provided was not convenient for our family Also, the Parador’s website offers four restaurants; in actuality, this is one restaurant with several eating areas. Overall, not up to our expectations.
We stayed for 2 nights in Parador during our 11 day trip in Costa Rica in late December. This was the best hotel we have stayed in this beautiful country. My family including my two teen age kids loved this hotel so much. Beautiful grounds and forests, nice private beach (a walk in rocks though), clean rooms with great view, infinity pools, delicious food, super customer experience. We booked several tours at the tour desk and they are all awesome. We even saw a sloth at the property. High recommend this hotel. It is really expensive during the holiday and its quality is much better than similar priced hotel in the area.
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
- Hotel transfers for packages to USA
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- 97 Rooms
- 3 Pools
- Tennis court
- Gift shop
- Meeting facilities
- Tour desk
- Common Area Wireless Access
- Outdoor whirlpool
- Spa services
- Coin operated laundry services
- Jogging trail
- Garden view
- 2 double beds or 1 king-size bed
- 1 bathroom with shower only
- Air conditioning and ceiling fan
- Cable television
- Mini-bar ($)
- Coffee maker (coffee included)
- In-room safe available for a fee
- Voltage 110v
- Maximum occupancy of 4
Resort Location Map
Parador Resort and SpaSan Jose,Costa Rica
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
PO Box 284, Quepos, Manuel Antonio National Park Costa Rica
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.
Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.
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