We were in Costa Rica for an all-girls vacation with my best friend and sister and stayed at the Parador from March 15-19. The staff was wonderful, our waiters - especially Jason and Eric - always had a smile on their faces and the people at the front desk were helpful. We arrived excited and tired from our red-eye flight and we were greeted with hand towels and a delicious pineapple drink. We were upgraded from the Garden rooms to the Tropical rooms courtesy of the hotel and we appreciated that. It was the perfect start to a lovely vacation. The hotel sits at the highest point of the hill where many other hotels are located but the Parador is the only hotel you can see from Manuel Antonio National Park because it's nestled into the high cliffs and forest. You're surrounded by views of the Pacific ocean and awaken to the sound of Howler monkeys in the morning. Wildlife roams surrounding forest and grounds. We saw a huge lizard near our rooms every morning and even named him Clyde. This is a great hotel with many pools and wonderful service. My favorite person though was the masseuse at the spa - talk about magic fingers! We scheduled massages for the three of us and after our session, we were treated to fruit and yogurt, it was the highlight of my stay at the hotel. Rooms were always cleaned by the time we got back from our tours. The only area that could be improved is the food, aside from the breakfast buffet (which was complimentary and decent), the food at the restaurants was very expensive and ok but not great. There is complimentary shuttle service to Manuel Antonio National Park ad Quepos, which we didn't use but was a nice option. Overall, if you can get a good deal on the rooms, I'd recommend the Parador. Thanks to the staff for their service!
- 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