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Tenafly, New Jersey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family spent on this resort 3 nights and overall this is a great place: + very private rooms; + great service; + good restaurant, although a bit over priced in my mind; + nice pool; + just few dozens steps to the beach. I would not mind to rate this place with 4 stars, withholding one star for lack... More 

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San Pedro Garza Garcia, Mexico
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the perfect getaway ! It is a beautiful beach resort in the middle of a mangrove. Although we traveled with our daughters, I think it is best for couples given the romantic setting and bungalows.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Dear Diana & Team, we want to thank you once again for a wonderful stay at clandestino. It has been our secound visit and we always choose this place to relax before we start our round trip through costa rica. The food is excellent and the rooms have a wonderful unique and cosy bamboo style. The bed is amazing big.... More 

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El Castillo, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 October 2016

This place was an amazing find! It is a bit off of the beaten path, but certainly worth it. I loved the thatched roof cottages and the hospitality was great!! The pool was perfect with a beautiful water flow design and the food was great. I loved the energy here!

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

The resort is as pictured - beautiful and peaceful. We had a great time. Used the boogie boards in the ocean. We ate exclusively at the restaurant and found the portions large, the food fresh, and generally, extremely well prepared. Loved the ceviche, the guacamole, and the beans and rice with breakfast. Be forewarned of the resort pets - large... More 

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Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

My Friend and I decided to play things by ear on our Costa Rica trip, leaving part of out vacation without being planned. I came across this spot on a website and was taken by it. Upon arriving, the pictures don't do justice to this gem and paradise we found. The rooms are cabins or bungalow style, with only one... More 

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3 reviews
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Reviewed 22 September 2016

Ok. I have a recurring dream about a remote place near a perfect dark sand beach, with amazing flawless weather, pounding surf, an endless expanse of unlittered beach where I walk barefoot, and where I don't meet another human being. I stay in a small, cool, mosquito-less cabin made of bamboo, with a palm frond roof, a stone cool shower.... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

It was so good we stayed an extra night. Clandestino is tucked away down a long beach front that feels like a private beach like no other. It's sand goes on for miles, literally, and on the other side mangroves line the river. So it means you get a great mix of wildlife we saw around the premises; monkeys, crabs,... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 1 September 2016

Beautiful place to escape the hectic of the central valley. Be aware if you go there your main concern must be relaxing as the place is really in the middle of nowhere. If you like quiet beaches and a nice pool, this the place to go! Although at sea level I did not find the atmosphere to be too humid,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

Took a short flight from capital with NaturAir (20 min flight) and took a cab from the tiny airport. You need cash to get out of airport, btw "tax". Asked the driver to make a stop by an ATM and a supermarket to stock up on some goodies. The hotel is secluded, no shops or bars around. Anyway, it was... More 

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  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Clandestino Beach Resort is a Beachfront boutique hotel, located in the Central Pacific region of Costa Rica, on a beautiful and wild beach sprinkled with coconut trees along 10 km of in Palo Seco Beach. The hotel is located at about 20 km from Quepos and 45 km. from Jaco next to the magnificent Manuel Antonio National Park. The highway from San Jose is in very good conditions, leading the guests on a two hour drive through an incredible landscape with several different microclimates and a very diverse flora and fauna. Visitors can enjoy the beauty of the area, the sounds of nature, the tropical breeze, the wildlife and of course also get to know the local culture and people. The hotel has 12 luxury rooms, designed in natural tones and built with local materials such as Teak wood structures, Royal Palm leaf roofs, natural stone bathrooms, and bamboo ceilings, terraces and furniture. We offer you 4 rooms with king size beds and 8 rooms with two queen size beds each (all rooms have TV, Free WIFI, A/C, ceiling fans, hair dryers and hot water). For your safety our hotel has security cameras and night watchmen. The hotel also features a large, turtle-shaped swimming pool facing the ocean, Jacuzzi, a waterfall, and a water mirror for sunbathing, all surrounded by lush gardens, green iguanas, wonderful birds, sloths, funny capuchin monkeys that come to the hotel from the Mangrove. It is in every sense a dream come true. The unique and beautiful restaurant features an ocean view and serves international and local dishes that appease even the most demanding connoisseurs of gourmet cuisine. In the cozy bar you will be able to enjoy a variety of delicious tropical cocktails, play pool and table tennis or just lay back and enjoy your stay. All of this with an exclusive atmosphere and good music. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Clandestino Beach Resort

Address: 5 Km este desde la entrada a Playa Palo Seco | Playa Palo Seco, Parrita 6000, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Parrita
Price Range: £90 - £350 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Clandestino Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Rooms are actually small cabins. We came off-season so there were very few people (all adults) here.”
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