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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 #3 of 6 hotels in Parrita
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

We are french family. we discovered this place in parrita with trip advisor and we are happy to find it. The room are so nice with nice furniture, the place is quiet and beautiful.People are are nice too and the owner of the hotel really take care of you and it s appreciate. One more thing, the restaurant is also... More

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Ventura, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

We stayed here for 5 nights. The good side: nice decor, isolated if thats what you want. Nathan and Edward (bartenders) are good kids. Rodolfo (security guard) is helpful. The bad side: Your are met in an office filled with cigarette smoke and dogs. The owner is nice at the beginning (only) and then dissapears. Not a good idea when... More

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Cecilia T, Director Comercial at Clandestino Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear Maria, thank you very much for your review, we were waiting for your review here on Tripadvisor, since you went out of the hotel insulting and threatening us. But it is nice to see that after our bad moments with you, you got to see some positive things about the hotel, this is the perfect example for you to... More

Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

We enjoyed our stay at the Clandestino Beach Resort. The rooms were very clean and had a great resort feel. It was nice to come back from a day of touring Costa Rica and enjoy the pool and open air dining room. The location was a bit remote for touring ( 20 minutes back to the main road) but the... More

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Cecilia T, Director of Sales at Clandestino Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, it is always nice having positive reviews about our resort and location. We were more than happy to enjoy with your family. I hope you come back someday and even have a longer stay. Pura vida! More

Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2012

This resort is beautifully decorated and designed with European touches like down bedding and egyptian cotton towels. Rooms include a large rock waterfall shower although water pressure low. Pool gorgeously designed. The remoteness of this place lends itself to needing a car as taxis are expensive. Food so so, but coffee and creeps delist. We lost power for almost half... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2012 via mobile

I'm usually not too picky about hotels, but I was a bit disappointed by this place. There were so many dogs they were dirty and noisy!! They talk about it being a tropical paradise? Not so much... It's more like a building surrounded by other buildings and some droopy palms, not as pretty as described online. Besides the beach (where... More

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Cecilia T, Director Comercial at Clandestino Beach Resort, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you very much for your comment, as reading your review it is like you were never here. Buildings surrounded by buildings and people on the beach doesnt sound like Palo Seco beach, probably you didnt walk a lot and didnt discover around the hotel. We are very sorry to know that some people dont get the chance... More

Park City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012

We spent 3 nights here in Feb of 2012, we got a room rate of around $86 on a website. This place is a real paradise! It is a bit of a drive from anywhere but provides a nice secluded place to hang out. We drove there in our Toyota Yaris rental with no problem. The beach is amazing and... More

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

My husband and I just recently stayed here. We made our decision soley based on some of the reviews online. After our stay, I question the validity of some of these "good reviews". It was at a good price, however due to it's location, it made it very difficult to go anywhere easily. I was surprised at how different it... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

We visited this new beach resort on Playa Palo Seco twice in the past few weeks. We did not stay at the hotel, but enjoyed the bar and restaurant. We had excellent drinks one night, and came for drinks, sunset and dinner a few days later. Our party thought the whole thing was done just perfectly. The tropical decor is... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

We just arrived at Clandestino, checked into our hotel room, and left about 20 minutes later. After being led to our room, we decided that this hotel was nothing like we were expecting. It wasn't clean, it wasn't professional, and it certainly was not in a pretty location (the ocean was pretty - but that was it). I personally didn't... More

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

This place is absolutely fabulous! Bamboo-made furnishings---bed frame, chairs and tables, railings, pitched celings......and so peaceful. We nearly had the long,clean and beautiful beach to ourselves for a romantic sunset stroll and morning surf walk. HUGE waves (in my opinion). My husband kept going back for more....no notice of a rip tide. The staff are sweet and so cute! 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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