We stayed 4 nights recently at Hotel Parador in an oceanfront room on the 3rd floor. Upon arrival you are given cool washcloths and drinks! The service is the best from reception to the restaurants and bars and maids. There is a funky little funicular that you take to get to and from your room that everyone enjoyed! Our room was wonderful, with luxurious bedding and a good sized bathroom plus an oceanfront balcony. We had breakfast every morning at the hotel and it was delicious. We didn't want to drive at night so had dinner there the first night, but didn't care much for it. Happy hour at 6 PM was a favorite before we ventured out the other evenings for dinner. and found some great places. Agua Azul, El Avion and Salispurdes (sp) were favorites! We did spend late afternoons at the pool enjoying the swim up bar and ordered snacks and sandwiches, which were very good. We hiked their grounds one afternoon about 4 PM and saw more wildlife there than inside the National park! We spotted our first Sloth here! We also walked to the beach close by (Bisenz Beach) and rented kayaks, which were a lot of fun! We visited the National park without a guide and really enjoyed that. We saw deer, monkeys, iguanas on the beaches and a strange looking animal without a tail! We swam in 2 of the beaches and really enjoyed that. We also came back and swam at the public beach another day then did some souvinir shopping across the street. Hotel Parador was a great cloice for us!
- 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