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Parador Resort and Spa
Ranked #10 of 46 Hotels in Manuel Antonio
Certificate of Excellence
Carlisle,MA
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
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Reviewed 3 May 2014

My sister, son and I recently went to Costa Rica and spent 4 nights at the Parador. I cant say enough good things about our experience there. We had a nice room with a wonderful balcony that had a beautiful view of the pool and the ocean. The facilities were top notch. We would spend our mornings doing various activities and then return to the hotel mid afternoon where we would then relax in the pool, play tennis or mini golf and then have drinks and watch the sunset while relaxing in the pool. The buffet breakfast was excellent. We ate 2 dinners in the hotel - one of which was a buffet and one of which we ordered from the menu. The food was decent but nothing special. My only issue with the hotel is that it is far from anything and although they have shuttle buses to and from the beach, you need to take a taxi if you want to go out in the evening which adds up. However that's a small price to pay for an otherwise wonderful hotel.

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Carlos C, Guest Relations Manager at Parador Resort and Spa, responded to this review, 20 May 2014
Dear Lisa,

Thank you for choosing Parador Resort & Spa for your vacation in Manuel Antonio. We are happy to hear that you had a wonderful relaxing time and enjoyed the amenities that we have to offer. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Pura vida!
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Purcellville, Virginia
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

This is a lovely hotel. Great staff - friendly and helpful. Very nice rooms, with awesome views from a very spacious balcony. A great breakfast buffet, lovely pools with swim up bars and monkeys on the property!! The setting is beautiful enough to make you not mind the taxi ride to any of the local restaurants ($10 each way) A great choice for families or couples looking for a great home base to return to after partaking in the many activities the area has to offer.

Room Tip: worth upgrading to make sure you get a room with a great ocean view - worth every penny!
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Carlos C, Guest Relations Manager at Parador Resort and Spa, responded to this review, 30 April 2014
Dear Michelle,

Thank you for choosing Parador Resort & Spa for your vacation in Manuel Antonio. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the views, the amazing wildlife surrounding our resort, restaurant, amenities and activities. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Pura vida!
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Reviewed 28 April 2014 via mobile

Nice location, good pool, mini golf for families but a bit dirty around the terraces, no wifi in the room, expensive laundry service, poor service (trying but struggling) and restaurant short of expectations.
They do provide towels for the beach and there is in theory a shuttle to the national park every 90 minutes though the driver did not show up the morning we needed it and we were informed casually to take a taxi!

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Carlos C, Guest Relations Manager at Parador Resort and Spa, responded to this review, 30 April 2014
Dear Guest,

We are very sad to hear that Parador did not meet your expectations. Nevertheless, thank you for choosing Parador for your stay in Manuel Antonio and for sharing your feedback as it helps us improve our product and service. Pura vida!
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

OK, this resort WOWED us on this trip. It was better than what I had expected. We upgraded to the Master Suites, well worth the price I must say. We relaxed on the balcony overlooking the point on Manual Antonio National Park. We participated in a couple of the nature hikes on the resort and it's incredible. Wish we had planned a longer stay! Next year.

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Lydia G, Guest Relations Manager at Parador Resort and Spa, responded to this review, 27 April 2014
Thank you so much for your review: we love to hear when we exceed expectations! :) Manuel Antonio is indeed a magical place and we very much look forward to your return next year. Pura vida, amigos!
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

The staff were extremely polite, helpful and very welcoming. The resort is beautiful! Every detail is met and everything throughout the property is immaculate!
The Hotel Management met all of our expectations. They were Professional, courteous and accommodating

Our bedroom was very clean and fully equipped. There were 3 of us (2 adults and a child) so we opted for garden plus room, but if you, can stay in a suite- they are gorgeous.
Beds were really comfortable & cosy. Room had working air-conditioning all the time, hairdryer, desk, shower and balcony. They have a wonderful nature trail right on the property where you can see a variety of monkeys, sloths, insects and so much more.

The drivers to and from San Jose airport was so accommodating. They even took us back to the airport at 3am to catch a 8:00am flight! The staff at the restaurants, bars and shuttle services were so friendly and easy-going! Truly a nice bunch of people. Breakfast buffet was included and was very good. There is one main restaurant La Galeria which serves a different themed dinner every night ( Italian, Japanese, Costa Rican etc…).- the food was very good too. There are also local restaurants nearby to enjoy if you want to venture out.

There are multiple pools 1 kid pool and 3 or 4 adult pools. All of them are lovely. If you want to take a tour to the Manuel Antonio National Park or even a Canopy or ATV tour, you have Aventura Tours Quepos Verde right on the property. The tour guides and staff are amazing! Elias Mora is the best guide of them all! He was very accommodating and understood when I had to modify my tours for my 6 year old son. He was courteous and caring throughout all of our tours. My son loved him  The other guides I dealt with were also very good- David and May. During our stay we did the Tico Village and Waterfall tour which was wonderful as well as the Manual Antonio and Canopy tours. All tours were very professional and informative. The guides know the areas very well and will also give provide you with historical facts and information to make the tours that much more interesting.

I was completely happy with our stay and would highly recommend this resort for anyone looking for a great place to stay near Manuel Antonio.

Gracias!
Lisa Pereira

Room Tip: If you can afford a suite I highly recommend it. They are beautiful! Otherwise book nothing less tha...
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Carlos C, Guest Relations Manager at Parador Resort and Spa, responded to this review, 25 April 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you so much for choosing Parador for your vacation in Manuel Antonio. We are so pleased to hear about your experience and that you fully enjoyed all that Parador has to offer - from the amazing wildlife surrounding the resort to the excursions offered by our tour desk, Quepos Verde Aventura. Many thanks for commending our nature expert, Elias Mora and the Quepos Verde Aventura team. We will share your kind comments with them! We hope to welcome you back in the near future so that you can experience 'Pura vida' in Parador!
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binghamton ny
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2014

We stayed 3 nights at the Hotel Parador during our two week vacation in Costa Rica. The property itself is quite beautiful. There is an outstanding view of the Pacific from the pool area and there are some hiking trails that provide beautiful views of the ocean as well. There is a 20 minute walk[ a little longer coming back uphill] to the beach that I would highly recommend you take advantage of. We had all our breakfasts and 2 dinners at the hotel. They were all good but you may want to sample some local restaurants for dinner for better value and a different experience. Staff were all friendly and helpful. Some minor issues that prevented a 5 star rating by me- the pool areas are not very large and this is a popular hotel, so lounge chairs get occupied very quickly and are hard to come by. Two, our room had some minor plumbing issues with the toilet and shower. Not major, but more slightly annoying than anything else. We stayed in one of the Tropical rooms and I think the high rise suites are more modern. So, if you can get one of those rooms, it may be more preferable. With that said, it was an overall positive experience at the Hotel Parador.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Carlos C, Guest Relations Manager at Parador Resort and Spa, responded to this review, 25 April 2014
Thank you for choosing Parador Resort & Spa for your vacation in Manuel Antonio. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and the beautiful nature that surrounds the resort. Thank you for your feedback as it helps us improve our amenities. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Pura vida!
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Pacific Palisades, California, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2014

This hotel has a beautiful view. It is up on a cliff in a jungle overlooking the Pacific. The staff was so friendly and accommodating especially Alan the general manager. The rooms are nice but I would have liked more amenities such as robes. The breakfast was great. I felt the grounds needed some updating though. It is not walking distance from the town. The hotel has a shuttle to the national park and beaches but if you want to go to town for dinner you need a cab which is very expensive. That's the only thing I didn't like. Everything else was great.

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Carlos C, Guest Relations Manager at Parador Resort and Spa, responded to this review, 25 April 2014
Dear Lily,

Thank you so much for choosing Parador for your vacation in Manuel Antonio. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your experience in our resort. Thank you very much for commending Alan's service. We have shared your kind words with him! We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Pura vida!
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Property: Parador Resort and Spa
Address: | Punta Quepos, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Manuel Antonio
#4 Luxury Hotel in Manuel Antonio
#5 Spa Hotel in Manuel Antonio
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Parador Resort and Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 121
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Parador Resort & Spa, Costa Rica’s premier eco-luxury resort. Sitting high above the Central Pacific coastline, this award-winning hotel is built on 12 acres of rainforest in beautiful Manuel Antonio, just minutes from Costa Rica’s best beaches.Known for its dedication to preserving and protecting Mother Nature as well as its first-class amenities, Parador offers a long list of activities for your enjoyment and a staff ready to accommodate your every need. Experience inspired cuisine. Take a walk along a white sand beach. Swing through the rainforest canopy. Or simply relax and take in the view from your splendid suite. It’s all about responsible luxury, pura vida style. Parador Resort & Spa… Where Green Is More Than Just A Color. ... more   less 
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