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Parador Resort and Spa
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Richmond, Virginia
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20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Perfect way to end the week”
Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

After staying in more rustic resorts in the north central part of Costa Rica we really enjoyed the Eco-luxury that the Parador resort provided for the last 4 days of our vacation. A room upgrade set the stage for a delightful stay. Howler monkeys climbed in the trees right outside our room and white faced capuchin monkeys played on the grounds. The room was beautiful and modern. Breakfast was included and included made to order omelets.

We organized our tours through the activities desk and had great experiences with knowledgable guides in Manuel Antonio National Park and doing a mangrove kayak tour.

I can highly recommend the Parador Resort when you want Eco-luxury accommodation when in Quepos.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Carlos C, Guest Relations Manager at Parador Resort and Spa, responded to this review, 5 August 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing Parador Resort & Spa for your vacation in Manuel Antonio. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your room, the food, the amazing wildlife surrounding the resort and the tours provided by our Tour Desk. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Pura vida!
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Reviewed 30 July 2014

The scenery was great and the service remarkable. I went with my two kids, and we all had a wonderful time. There are activities for the whole family. The food was great also. This is the hotel you want to go if you want luxury and comfort in the middle of a beautiful natural park.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Carlos C, Guest Relations Manager at Parador Resort and Spa, responded to this review, 5 August 2014
Dear Luis,

We are so happy to hear that you chose Parador Resort & Spa for your vacation in Manuel Antonio and that you and your family enjoyed your time with us! We hope to welcome you back again in the near future. Pura vida!
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

Stayed for 4 nights and wished that I would have stayed longer. The hotel arranged transportation from the airport. We were greeted with refreshing towels and bottled water. When we arrived to the hotel they also greeted my family with drinks and icecream for the kids. Staff was polite and helpful. The property has sloths, monkeys, iguanas and a trail that can be walked through at night.
I took a complimentary yoga class and played tennis. I scheduled all the excursions through them and I was never disappointed. The room was clean, modern and comfortable. I stayed in the tropical room and it was fine.
Breakfast was the best! Every day there was a variety of typical breakfast foods as well as unique Costa Rican specialties.
My only critique would be the restaurant during dinner. I ordered Sushi one night and it was warm. The food is overpriced and after the first night we ended up getting a taxi and eating elsewhere. Unfortunately, a 5 minute taxi ride is $10 each way and that added to the cost of our meals. I would have eaten more often in the hotel if it was more reasonable. I also would have used the spa services if that was more reasonably priced. $90 for a 50 minute massage is just too much.
In any event, I will recommend this hotel to all my friends and will certainly return.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Lydia G, Guest Relations Manager at Parador Resort and Spa, responded to this review, 30 July 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time out to write your review. We appreciate reading all the great kudos and certainly the observations, as well, as they help us to keep making our product—and our guests' vacation—better and better. We hope to see you again in Manuel Antonio! Pura Vida, amigos!
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Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 27 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for three days. The hotel has monkeys, hummingbirds, and iguanas. The grounds are immaculately kept and the staff is on the ball for any requests. The food at breakfast was great and our room was clean and nice.
We had a wonderful time and its close to the main street where there are a ton of restaurants that serve gourmet meals.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Lydia G, Guest Relations Manager at Parador Resort and Spa, responded to this review, 30 July 2014
We're so glad you enjoyed your stay at Parador—thank you for taking the time to write a recommendation! We hope to see you again in Costa Rica in the not so far future. Pura Vida, amigos!
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Richland, Washington
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

Hotel Parador has good professional service, and is in a lovely location. However, it is a long walk to the beach (for those interested), and a longer walk to town. If you are happy to stay put (which we were), you will enjoy this property very much. We stayed in the garden rooms and they were fine. The views in the higher buildings were magnificent. (You can tram to the rooftop.)

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Carlos C, Guest Relations Manager at Parador Resort and Spa, responded to this review, 26 July 2014
Dear Alison,

Thank you for choosing Parador Resort & Spa for your vacation in Manuel Antonio. We are delighted to hear about your experience in Parador and that you truly enjoyed your vacation! We hope to welcome you back again in the near future. Pura vida!
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Boulder, Colorado
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46 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful hotel. Spotless housekeeping. Setting on a beautiful hill above the Pacific Ocean and lush mountain forests. The people who worked there did everything possible to make our stay memorable. I felt truly welcome. Family friendly, but adult only areas available. Convenient free shuttle to Manuel Antonio beach and preserve, a 10-15 minute ride. Also a beautiful trail you can walk to beach. Grounds are incredible, like a park. Worth every penny.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Carlos C, Guest Relations Manager at Parador Resort and Spa, responded to this review, 26 July 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing Parador Resort & Spa for your vacation in Manuel Antonio. We are very happy to hear about your experience and that you truly enjoyed stay with us! Thank you for sharing your comments in this forum. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Pura vida!
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rotherham
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

We had a five night stay here at the end of our holiday, The location of the hotel is beautiful, views over the Pacific on one side and forest and secluded bays on the other.
The hotel was busy but the staff always very pleasant and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. Eric was lovely and very helpful, always happy and rushing around.
We used the adults pool to watch the wildlife mainly! We did the nature trail a couple of times and saw Sloths, Capuchins, Howler and Squirrel Monkeys.Had the Cara Cara bird visiting on our balcony most early mornings too.
The room and grounds were very clean,no problems with ants what others have said.
The breakfast was amazing! We've (English) never seen so much choice and as a Vegetarian found it very good! As my clothes are saying now too! There is a veggie menu you can ask for if eating in the restaurant later on.
There is a hotel bus what runs to and from Manuel Antonio, you need to book your place.
Would return here tomorrow if we could!

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Carlos C, Guest Relations Manager at Parador Resort and Spa, responded to this review, 26 July 2014
Dear Rebina,

Thank you so much for choosing Parador Resort & Spa for your vacation in Manuel Antonio. We are delighted to read about your experience in Parador including enjoying the amazing wildlife surrounding the resort! Thank you for sharing your comments on this forum about our service, food, amenities and overall experience during your holiday. 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 National Park, Costa Rica
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
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 National Park
#4 Luxury Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#5 Spa Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
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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