We have to first start with the name SILVIA HERNANDEZ. We were referred to Hotel Parador by surrounding hotels in Manuel Antonio as a great hotel to have our wedding. The pictures on the website are beautiful, but when we saw the hotel and grounds in person... it is was way beyond our expectations! The beauty and comfort of this hotel helped to sell it on a great location for our wedding, but the main reason we did was because of Silvia Hernandez. She is the wedding coordinator for the hotel and she is EXCELLENT at what she does. The first thing she said to us was, "The Sky is the Limit". She was true to her word. She not only kept our wedding planning stress free, she provided ideas to make our wedding exceptional. She was organized, creative, comforting, and made planning the wedding a fun experience. We were in Los Angeles and unable to visit prior to the wedding. She not only emailed, but skyped and showed us the grounds. She even walked us through the legal process and found the perfect church and a priest nearby since we were having a Catholic Wedding. The reception was outside where we could hear the birds and the sounds of the monkeys and it was gorgeous and high class. The lighting, the flowers, the set up were above and beyond what we could have dreamed of. She walked us through every step so we could simply enjoy the day and not have to think of anything. We ended the night with an incredible tradition in Costa Rica; the Comparsa! This is a group of drums and dancers that play live as the party dances around them in "Carnival" style masks and noise makers. Thanks to Silvia for suggesting it because when the rain did come at the end of the night, we still had music even though the DJ had to unplug. We were covered by a veranda, but that didn't stop us from running into the tropical, warm luscious rain and dancing until the reception ended. Our guests are still emailing and calling to tell us it was an "EPIC" wedding... the best wedding they have ever been to! It was the most magical moment of our lives and we couldn't have done it without Silvia Hernandez and Hotel Parador.
Our honeymoon was beautiful on the fourth floor in a Vista Suite. It was romantic and cozy. The beds were comfortable and the hot tub was delicious outside with an amazing view! The service was impeccable from the delicious refreshments and towels when you walk into the hotel, to the front desk, to the bell men and maid service. We even had to check in very early for our wedding party to get ready and they made our rooms available. Our guests all stayed at the hotel as well and it was a great place for us to enjoy breakfast together, swim and gather together in a beautiful setting. We can't say enough about this experience other than... several of our family member's are from San Jose, Costa Rica and they said it was the most beautiful place they could imagine for a wedding.
I highly recommend Hotel Parador and Silvia Hernandez is a must for any bride! My husband and I will definitely be returning!
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Marta & Ryan MUCHAS GRACIAS!!! For your fantastic review of Weddings by Parador!
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The entire staff of Parador Resort & Spa welcomes your glowing comments on our hotel. When you book your wedding with us, you are experiencing the time of your life....a once on a lifetime experience that will last forever. It has been our pleasure to serve our recent bride & groom guests starting from the moment they contacted and then throughout their stay. Our highly trained staff anticipate our guests wants and desires and follow through on taking care of their every need because we want that you enjoy every second of it and feel like you are in a fairy tale.
You are one of the most lovely couples that we ever had the pleasure to plan their wedding . We will never forget the downpour on the BIG DAY and the joy it brought us all! Truly a memorable day – truly a blessing by Mother Nature !!
Keep these feelings in your heart always, and your marriage will be as wonderful as your love is now. Congratulations and we hope to see you for many vacations/anniversaries in the future.
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