I stayed at this hotel for four nights in November 2009 as part of a small group tour with Bales travel.
It was beautiful and I couldn't fault it. The views are magnificent and the location idyllic. The pools are clean and warm and the service is first class. We were visiting at the end of the rainy season so it was not busy around the pool in November. The weather most days was beautiful and hot with a blue sky until around 2pm when it poured down. It did not spoil the holiday and often it cleared up by evening.
The room was spacious and spotlessly clean with a sound mosquito screen and large balcony. From the rooms we saw sloths, white-faced capuccin monkeys, racoons, birds, butterflies etc; the grounds are full of wildlife - best time to see it is sunrise.
The food was deliciously and reasonably priced for the status of the hotel and there is an excellent buffet breakfast which can be eaten on the terrace. The two shops were no more expensive than normal gift shops and sold a wide range of gifts.
A shuttle bus runs from the hotel to Manuel Antonio hourly although the ride is bumpy up to the main road. It picks up from under the hotel's front entrance under an awning so even if it is raining you do not get wet.
I would recommend this hotel and would certainly like to revisit.
- 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