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4.0 of 5 Resort   |   PO Box 284, Quepos, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic views and surroundings. Lots of wildlife in and around the hotel area - monkeys, lizards, vultures, and lots more. We were desperate to see some toucans and the concierge was nice enough to call our room when a couple were spotted! We went down to the pool area to see them and it was one of the highlights of... More

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Carlos C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

Dear Giles, Thank you so much for choosing Parador Resort & Spa for your stay in Manuel Antonio and for sharing your wonderful memories about your stay in this forum. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your vacation at the resort including the amazing wildlife that surrounds us. We hope to welcome you back in the near... More

Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this hotel! Right when we drove up, we were given wet towels and a drink, and we continued to be treated like royalty for our entire stay. We had a garden room, which had a balcony with gorgeous trees, birds, and sounds! The pools at the hotel are gorgeous, and we even saw monkeys at one! There's also... More

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Lydia G, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

Dear Becca - Thank you so much for your kind review! Looks like you were able to immerse yourself in the whole Costa Rica/Parador experience and we're very glad you enjoyed it all. We're lucky to be so close to Manuel yet tucked away on our own... It's a fun location. We'll be here waiting if you decide on another... More

Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
6 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our last stop on our weeklong stay in Costa Rica, and a great way to end our trip. The Hotel Parador staff was wonderful and made our stay a relaxing, pampered finale to a perfect week. The hotel is well maintained, we were in one of the newer suites in the high rise. it was not too crowded... More

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Lydia G, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review! Looks like you were able to enjoy the best Parador and Costa Rica have to offer (and that includes our guides!) We look forward to another visit from you in the future, but in the meantime, always enjoy pura vida, amigos! More

Chicago, Illinois
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62 reviews 62 reviews
13 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Did not stay here but enjoyed lunch at this very lovely hotel! Décor is based on the Spanish Paradors-dark wood, white stucco walls, castle type ambiance. Hotel sits on the Punta Quepos overlooking the ocean-stellar views, very good security and private. Exclusive ambiance adds to its special feel. La Galeria restaurant served beautifully prepared lunch. All our family's lunches were... More

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Carlos C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for visiting the resort and having lunch at La Galeria Restaurant. We are delighted to hear about your lunch experience, the ocean view and service. We will share your comments with our Executive Chef Alejandro Torres. We also hope to welcome you back again in the near future. Pura vida! More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful place to stay. Our room was great - A whirl pool on the balcony and ever changing views of the amazing landscape in any direction you looked. Pacific ocean on the one side, Monkeys and Toucans on the other. The staff was very nice and quite helpful. Lots of activities for the whole family in the immediate surrounding... More

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Carlos C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

Dear Eric, Thank you so much for choosing Parador Resort & Spa for your vacation in Manuel Antonio. We are so happy to hear about your experience and that you enjoyed your suite, the view, our amenities, the service and the amazing wildlife surrounding the resort. We hope to welcome you back again in the near future. Pura vida! More

San Jose, Costa Rica
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

By far the Parador is one of the top destination hotels for honeymoons and weddings. I've worked for several weddings in this hotel and all of them were just incredible. Parador team and service its highly experienced in wedding events. Wedding photo shooting spots just arises everywhere you see around the hotel, this will assure boosted pictures of the big... More

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Carlos C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

Dear Costa Rica Fotografo, Thank you so much for choosing Parador Resort & Spa for your stay in Manuel Antonio and for recommending the resort as the ideal setting for destination weddings and honeymoons due to its unique location. We greatly appreciate your comment as a professional photographer and hope to see you soon photographing more weddings! Pura vida! More

Chandler, Arizona
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When we arrived at Hotel Parador we did not have a room booked yet and we were not sure if we wanted to stay in a standard room or suite. The staff was nice enough to show us both options and after seeing the amazing suite it was hard for us to pass up staying in that beautiful part of... More

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Carlos C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

Dear Callie, Thank you for choosing Parador Resort & Spa for your stay in Manuel Antonio. We are very happy to hear about your experience and great appreciate that you shared it with other travelers in this forum. We are also glad to hear that you enjoyed the amenities, service, the suite and the amazing flora and fauna that surrounds... More

Sahuarita, Arizona
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First I have to start with the people-- they are wonderful and provided such amazing customer service. Eric served us many meals and was so funny and interested in us. Nereyda was also excellent, along with Morgan and Carlo. Oh, and David and Shirley were great for setting up tours and assisting us with our needs. Elias took my older... More

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Carlos C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

Dear Sean, Thank you for choosing Parador Resort & Spa for your family vacation in Manuel Antonio! We are so happy to hear about your experience and greatly appreciate that you shared it in this forum. Also thank you for commending the service of our staff; we'll share with them! We love hearing from guests like you who truly enjoy... More

Miami, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Hotel Parador for two nights and it was not enough! The actual hotel is interestingly decorated with views of the ocean on both sides. We stayed in a Suite and the view was priceless. The staff...what can I say about the staff? They were helpful, friendly and professional. They were able to help us with booking our... More

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Lydia G, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

Hola amigos! Two days is never enough, is it? There's so much to do and we're glad you were able to squeeze in quite a bit :) Please come back again and, hopefully, with more time! Pura vida! More

San Jose, Costa Rica
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

El Parador is Manuel Antonio’s only resort-type of a hotel! Bold statement, but it has a nice-sized main pool, two adult-only pools, spa, tennis court, mini-golf course, on-site nature trail, two restaurants, pool bar and three private dining rooms. It sits on a hilltop, with the first row seats to the Pacific Ocean. What a view! We were lucky enough... More

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Lydia G, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

Wow! We're thrilled you guys managed to get so much done in only TWO days! Now that you have a "taste" of Parador, we sure do hope you come back for an extended stay. Pura vida, amigos, and thank you for your great review! More

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Address: PO Box 284, Quepos, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Parador 4*
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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center 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
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#2 Top resorts Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park #4 Spa Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park #4 Luxury Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
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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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