We spend 3 nights in this resort and we loved it. It was very different from previous places where we have been. We were coming from Arenal, we stop in Jaco to do some grocery and I was very happy we did not choose to stay there. To much North American style. When we arrived to Parita, the feeling was completely different. We where crossing a small fisherman's village, we could feel the authenticity of there life. The Clandestino Beach resort is facing the ocean a cross the street. The beach has black sand and Pacific is powerfully gowning. Sunrise and sunset are breath taking. The owner of the resort is a very charming lady. We were warmly welcome. She gave us a lot of information about the surrounding area, especially for Manuel Antonio. The Clandestino resort has maybe 15-20 villas and they are surrounded by beautiful garden. The interior of our villa was very modern and richly designed. The decoration and furniture were exclusively from bamboo. Two walls of window, cathedral ceiling, beautiful terrace with hammock and light curtains all over. Air conditioner and mini bar in the room. The resort has a big pool with the view on the ocean. In the evening we went to a Soda (local restaurant/terrace) not far from hotel and we had the best Ceviche in our life. Next day we went on the boat with a local fisherman to see the mangroves and there eco system. The river was full of crocodiles. It was very impressive. The owner of the hotel make arrangement for us for this tour and again it was exactly what we where looking for. Very authentic experience and very reasonable price. We visited also Manuel Antonio Park. You walk trough the park to see the wild life and wild beaches, its breath taking. We enjoyed the swimming in this calm water of the lagoon. Unfortunately, everything around the parkwas the most touristic place, we hade chance to visit in Costa Rica. The local people where trying to sell us expensive parking spot trying to convince us that is much cheaper then at the entrance at Manuel Antonio Park and there where very aggressive and convincing. We where warned by the owner of the resort, we just drove directly to the Parc with free parking. Clandestino beach...we will never forget you and definitely we will come back again.
- 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