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Clandestino Beach Resort

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   5 Km este desde la entrada a Playa Palo Seco | Playa Palo Seco, Parrita 6000, Costa Rica
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Ranked #2 of 5 hotels in Parrita
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014
Diane K Cleveland, Ohio
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Cleveland, Ohio
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We just returned from Costa Rica after spending 5 days in the Arenal area and ending with 2 nights at the Clandestino resort. I kept telling my husband this should be a booking.com commercial! After a 15 minute drive down a bumpy road sprinkled with a few abandoned buildings....we arrived at the most BEAUTIFUL secluded hotel and beach! Our room... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

We chose Clandestino Beach Resort as the final destination in our 2 week trip to Costa Rica. We figured after 1.5wks of hiking, rafting, zip lining, etc, that this would be a great place to recharge. I don't think we could have picked a better place. First off, as others have said, it's not in the downtown action. Do not... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

My three children and I (ages 12 and 13) stayed at Clandestino in February. It was one of the nicest vacations we've ever taken. The setting is breathtaking, the beach serene (but the surf fantastic) and the staff was friendly and polite. My kids and I found the owners to be beyond accommodating -- when my daughters forgot to bring... More

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Georgetown, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

If you like to get away from the hustle and bustle of tourist traps Clandestino Beach Resort is for you. Getting there will take you down a pretty rough dirt road but at the end of your drive is a beautiful property with: clean comfortable rooms, an upscale restaurant featuring great food, beautiful beaches, stunning sunsets and a wonderful, professional,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Great, very romantic rooms, nestled in the gardens, nothing but a short walk to the restaurant and pool and across the road to the beach. Pool was perfect, enough beds and nice to have the splashing of the waterfall. The beach was great for walking, and wonderful for watching the sunset over the Pacific - not so great for swimming... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Just had to make an update to my previous review. I stayed here with my girlfriend for 8 days during the first week of February. First of all, there are some things you need to know about this place. 1. You are in the middle of nowhere and it will be difficult without a car, unless you rely on calling... More

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Pelham, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Our experience with Clandestino was one of extremes. Extreme highs and lows. Depending on who you are and your situation, it might be right for you - there's a lot to appreciate about this property. However, we will not return, nor will we recommend it to others. When I booked our stay with Clandestino Beach Resort on hotels.com, I had... More

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Los Gatos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Many of the previous reviews sum up the place. Its not for everyone but was perfect for us. We are a couple in our 30s that just returned from an 8 day stay in Costa Rica. This was one of five hotels we stayed at. We loved it. The setting was surreal. We loved the little bungalows. We loved the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We just spent 5 days here at this lovely property. We liked everything about it, the service, the food, the room itself. The location is situated on a wonderful stretch of beach. It is about a 15 minute drive on a rough road to get back to pavement so once you are at this property one doesn't leave very often... More

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Redmond, Washington
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Totally agree with jimmy. My experience was atrocious. Here is why: 1. Getting there - 8.5 kms of bumpy unpaved road. Note that kms are shorter than miles but with the road conditions and speed limits it takes a lot longer than you'd think. No taxis around so if you are not renting a car you are out of luck.... More

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Guillermo C, Propietario at Clandestino Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear guest, The location is perfectly indicated as much in our web site as in each commentary of our guests. That is one of the reasons why our guests come, they are trying to find a place aware of the noises, pollution and turistic zones. This is the best way to enjoy of the real nature. By your commentaries, we... More

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Address: 5 Km este desde la entrada a Playa Palo Seco | Playa Palo Seco, Parrita 6000, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Parrita
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Clandestino Beach Resort 3.5*
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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 
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