My wife and I went to Costa Rica for our honeymoon, and we had the absolute pleasure of staying for a week at the Hotel Parador. In short, it was a phenomenal trip. We were pampered all week by the incredibly courteous staff, who all seemed to know us by name, and were beyond helpful when recommending excursions, restaurants, etc. Several times we were even asked about the specific day trips we took, which blew me away considering the size of the hotel and the high volume of guests staying there. It just made us both feel comfortable with the staff from day 1.
The hotel offers several locations for eating, all of them very good, and several swimming pools to waste the day around, a couple of them reserved for adults (yesssss!). There is even a nature trail within the hotel's grounds, where you are treated to some amazing ocean views, as well as some great wildlife.
If you opt to venture outside the resort, you'll be happy to know that there is a small beach only a few minutes away, and the Manuel Antonio national park is just a short drive from there. In fact, the national park was probably the highlight of our trip, thanks in large part to our guide, Elias, who actually works at the hotel.
I feel like it would take hours (and pages) to truly do this place justice, but in a nutshell, if you're looking for an amazing place to both relax and enjoy landscapes and wildlife that are absolutely breathtaking, Parador is your destination. I recommend getting a passion fruit daiquiri and an order of Ceviche as soon as you get settled. Give this place a try, you won't regret it.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Resort Parador
- Parador Resort And Spa Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio