We travelled from San Jose to Clandestino where we stayed for 3 nights. Interbus Online is a shuttle service which picks you up at your hotel in San Jose and drops you off at Parrita ( fare is $47 per person). Takes about three hours. From Parrita it is a short taxi ride to Clandestino for 14 U.S.
We arrived at sunset on a saturday night to find that there was a wedding being held at the resort. The wedding pictures had just been taken, guests were getting their drinks, DJs were playing great music, and appertisers were being passed around by the waiters. While we were busy checking in, the owner of the resort, Diane, apologized for not informing us about the wedding. However, she did check with the family of the bride and we were invited to join in the festivities - free drinks and food!!! It was a great party and we were in bed by 10:00 pm. The party went on till 2:00 am but we had a great sleep.
We were in room 13 which has a king size bed, comfortable chairs and desk and can be best described as five star! Fabulous bathroom with a great rain shower. Just outside the room is a sitting area with 'swing' chairs and white, sheer curtains which give you plenty of privacy.
Great swimming pool with warm water and a small waterfall. The beach is only a few step away where one can walk for miles. The resort has a restaurant and bar. Breakfast is served each morning and is open all day for lunch and dinner. Many people from the neighbourhood come to eat there and the food was excellent. Entrees were priced from $10-15 U.S. Nathan and Edward, two young men, working in the restaurant always provided excellent service with a smile.
A great place to relax for a few days!
- 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