My husband and I stayed at Clandestino for 2 nights to start off our 11 day trip. We arrived in the afternoon after renting a car in San Jose and driving 2.5 hours. We were greeted by very friendly staff members and offered a welcome drink before checking in. The owner is a lovely woman who is relaxed and made our stay very comfortable.
Our room overlooked the pool and ocean. The hanging chairs on the porch are a very nice touch, especially when there's a little rain. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom is gorgeous! The sunsets were a beautiful purple like I'd never seen before, and the salt water pool was warm and inviting even in the rain. The waterfall at the pool is like having a massage!
Dinner was delicious, although the price is like going out to a decent restaurant in Toronto, if you factor in the included breakfast, it balances out. It also depends on how much wine you order ;)
While we were there we visited Los Campesinos Reserve, which I would highly recommend!
Thank you to all the staff at Clandestino for making our stay a relaxing, memorable experience!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Clandestino Beach Resort is a Beachfront boutique hotel, located in the Central Pacific region of Costa Rica, on a beautiful and wild beach sprinkled with coconut trees along 10 km of in Palo Seco Beach. The hotel is located at about 20 km from Quepos and 45 km. from Jaco next to the magnificent Manuel Antonio National Park. The highway from San Jose is in very good conditions, leading the guests on a two hour drive through an incredible landscape with several different microclimates and a very diverse flora and fauna. Visitors can enjoy the beauty of the area, the sounds of nature, the tropical breeze, the wildlife and of course also get to know the local culture and people. The hotel has 12 luxury rooms, designed in natural tones and built with local materials such as Teak wood structures, Royal Palm leaf roofs, natural stone bathrooms, and bamboo ceilings, terraces and furniture. We offer you 4 rooms with king size beds and 8 rooms with two queen size beds each (all rooms have TV, Free WIFI, A/C, ceiling fans, hair dryers and hot water). For your safety our hotel has security cameras and night watchmen. The hotel also features a large, turtle-shaped swimming pool facing the ocean, Jacuzzi, a waterfall, and a water mirror for sunbathing, all surrounded by lush gardens, green iguanas, wonderful birds, sloths, funny capuchin monkeys that come to the hotel from the Mangrove. It is in every sense a dream come true. The unique and beautiful restaurant features an ocean view and serves international and local dishes that appease even the most demanding connoisseurs of gourmet cuisine. In the cozy bar you will be able to enjoy a variety of delicious tropical cocktails, play pool and table tennis or just lay back and enjoy your stay. All of this with an exclusive atmosphere and good music. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Clandestino Beach Resort Costa Rica/Parrita