This review is long overdue. We actually stayed at Parador in May 2011.
This is hands down the best hotel we've stayed at to date. Coincidentally, on our flight into CR, we ended up sitting next to a woman who was a local and frequently spends her vacations at this hotel with her family.
The grounds are unbelievably beautiful, especially the main pool overlooking the Pacific. Since we arrived at the beginning of the rainy season, it did rain like clockwork everyday around 5pm. But the way the grounds are set up, we didn't mind. Walking from the lobby to your room is completely covered, so it was convenient not having to carry an umbrella. We even stayed in the pool during one storm which was actually pleasant.
Complimentary shuttle to the beach was convenient and the driver would even stop and point out huge iguanas, monkeys in the trees along the way.
Breakfast was great, especially loved all the fresh fruit. We mostly ate dinner at the hotel's restaurants and always found the food to be good, even though a bit pricey, including the sushi we had one night.
Staff was very helpful and we booked a snorkeling trip through them without a problem.
Loved this hotel and Costa Rica - truly felt like paradise!
- 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
- Hotel Parador Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park