The Hotel Parador has a beautiful setting at the end of a crazy, narrow road south of Quepos, Costa Rica. Our room was large and comfortable and the view from our balcony was magnificent. However, there was a strange vibe we got from the employees that they didn’t seem happy and that we were a bother that they had to put up with. This was the only place over the course of eleven days in Costa Rica where we got this feeling. They seem to need smile lessons. The beach is a torturous walk down a hundred yards of paved road then another 200 yards of crumbling pathway to an unkempt public beach. We read later that there is a shuttle to a beach in Manuel Antonio National Park that is much better. A friendlier staff might have mentioned this amenity. The restaurants were very expensive and the menus failed to pique our interest so we filled up at lunch then munched on appetizers at the bar to save money. The bar staff seemed friendly enough when they were talking among themselves but were reluctant to smile at their patrons much less engage them in conversation. It was almost excellent, if it hadn’t been for the employees.
- 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