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Parador Resort and Spa

Punta Quepos, Manuel Antonio Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 11/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 11/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#8 of 48 hotels in Manuel Antonio
2020 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
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.
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Full view
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Mini golf
Tennis court
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Kids' meals
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Indoor play area for children
Kids club
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Family Resort
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Brandonmbro@gmail.com wrote a review Today
4 contributions2 helpful votes
This place is something special. The property is elegant, and very clean.the views are amazing , the trail is loaded with wild life, and the beach is beautiful. The staff was always very helpful from the time you check in till you check out. The food is very good, and there were amazing sunsets every day
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Date of stay: January 2021
hirop402 wrote a review Jan 24
Omaha, Nebraska19 contributions13 helpful votes
We checked in late after a 3 hr transport from SJO. Parador appeared to be fully staffed which we were grateful for because we were upgraded to an Ocean view suite which is farthest from the lobby. No way I want to be schlepping luggage in the near dark not knowing where I'm going because the grounds do take a little figuring out which is best done in daylight. We were greeted with a cool wash cloth and delicious fruit drink, both appreciated. Passports were needed at checkin so have them handy. Breakfast was included and good. Especially enjoyed omelets and fried plantains. The resort was not very full so social distancing was not an issue. Pools were nice, there is an on-site self laundry and transportation from rooms to restaurants/lobby was a quick phone call away. I must say, the coffee machine in the room was the best we had on our trip once we figured it out. If there was one thing I didn't like, it was that the coffee maker sat in a fixed tray which made getting the water reservoir out to fill difficult. The length of the cord and available outlets made moving it a pain. Also, this fixed tray would have been nice to have been made removeable so it can be used to hold a coffee cup or drinks on the very comfortable couch since there wasn't a table nearby to hold a drink. That is really the only area for improvement I can think of. I would easily stay here again. A couple side notes, around 11PM I wanted a diet coke and ordered one from room service, knowing it would cost enough to buy a six pack or more at a US grocer. It was delivered cold and the server said it was complimentary. I think it was the same person who delivered our luggage so tipping nicely can have reciprocal benefits. We chose to eat dinner in town after day long excursions. Ronnie's has a killer sunset view complete with macaws. The food was good. The second night we ate at Emilio's which is right off the main road heading to Parador. That was seriously good. The ceviche was probably tied with Deseo in Scottsdale AZ for the best I've ever had. That was a very good dining experience. Although only about a mile from Parador, I wouldn't walk because it is up and down some good sized hills. Also, the hotel is on a hill which is a good walk down to the bottom and back and not easy for those with hip/knee/ankle issues. There is a shuttle though.
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Date of stay: January 2021
Room Tip: If you're going to be around the room a lot, upgrading to an ocean suite is worth looking into.
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Response from Marianella Sandi, Guest Services / Front Office at Parador Resort and Spa
Responded yesterday
Dear Jay R, Thank you for taking the time to share such a detailed review with us and the TripAdvisor community, we love the chronology of the comments, which help future guests get an idea of what to expect. Your feedback is important and the comments regarding in room coffee maker will be taken into account. No schlepping luggage here! Any time day or night our staff is ready to assist you getting to and from guest rooms. We are honored you chose Parador Resort & Spa for your getaway and hope to host you again in the near future.
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Paradise35841851251 wrote a review Jan 24
1 contribution
My family visit to Parador was an amazing experience. Incredible place with awesome views. All of the staff was terrific. They were helpful and attentive to all our needs. The rooms were clean and very comfortable. Room was cleaned once daily and someone would come around in the early evening to check and see if you needed anything else.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from Marianella Sandi, Guest Services / Front Office at Parador Resort and Spa
Responded yesterday
Dear Paradise35841851251, We appreciate you joining the conversation on this platform, your comments are valuable to us and future guests of the resort. How wonderful to hear you had an amazing experience with your family. Shared adventures and memories are what we strive to create. Come back and visit us again very soon, there is much flora and fauna to discover, adrenaline filled activities, relaxing sightseeing, or just lounging by the pool while the kids play. We´ll take care of you. Best from the staff at Parador Resort & Spa
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187147George wrote a review Jan 23
Paris, France286 contributions71 helpful votes
This perfectly located hotel and spa has it all. Swimming pools that allow “non parents” to enjoy the pool benefits without child interaction! A big plus!! Every member of staff appears to be happy to work here and that passes on to the client experience. I was upgraded to a superb suite and benefitted from the bird and animal kingdom who frequented the trees directly in front of my room. Covid awareness was evident everywhere-hand sanitizer available everywhere The fitness facility was regulated to provide social distancing In short this was a perfect place to spend quality relaxing time 10 out of 10 for everything!!
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Room Tip: Be nice at check-in - you might get an upgrade!!
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Response from Marianella Sandi, Guest Services / Front Office at Parador Resort and Spa
Responded yesterday
Dear George G, Thank you for choosing Parador Resort & Spa for your holiday! We are delighted to read about your experience, and how the passion we have for our work translated into a joyful stay in every sense. 10 out of 10 is high marks. Come back and visit us very soon, relaxing happy times immersed in nature is what we need now more than ever. Best from the staff at Parador Resort & Spa
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Jenifer P wrote a review Jan 19
17 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a wonderful stay at the Parador! I traveled with my husband (while pregnant) to Costa Rica for the first time. We rented a car from SJO. We stayed 5 nights at Parador, and so glad we did! Not only was the hotel very clean (even more so during COVID), the staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. The hotel grounds were beautiful— from the scenery surrounding the resort, to the rooms, to the pool... it was like we were in paradise. We saw every type of wildlife on the grounds of the hotel: squirrel monkeys, white faced monkeys (they did get aggressive), howler monkeys, raccoons, iguanas, parrots, toucans, and sloths! I would HIGHLY recommend. Also, it’s an easy drive into town for food (although the food was great at the hotel). We also booked a tour of the national park through the hotel with Elias, and it was well worth it. I was able to do the hike easily at 27 weeks pregnant. Also, Yerald at the pool bar was fantastic.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Marianella Sandi, Guest Services / Front Office at Parador Resort and Spa
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Jenifer P, We so enjoy reading reviews like yours, definitely an enjoyable a memorable stay, what we strive for with all of our guests. Isn´t Elias amazing? His eyes and ears are trained to find wildlife we would miss on our own. It´s awe inspiring to interact with all this flora and fauna, right on property. Congratulations on your baby! Was this a baby moon? Come back again soon with your new baby, we can´t wait to host you, oh and thanks for the shout outs by name for our collaborators, they mean the world. Best from the team at Parador Resort & Spa
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Costa RicaProvince of PuntarenasManuel Antonio
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Frequently Asked Questions about Parador Resort and Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Parador Resort and Spa?
Nearby attractions include Playa Manuel Antonio (0.6 miles), Marina Pez Vela (2.0 miles), and Playa Biesanz (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Parador Resort and Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Parador Resort and Spa?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Parador Resort and Spa?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Parador Resort and Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Parador Resort and Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include De La Finca, Manuel Antonio Falafel Bar, and Shana Restaurant & Lounge Pool Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Parador Resort and Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Does Parador Resort and Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Parador Resort and Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Parador Resort and Spa?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Parador Resort and Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Parador Resort and Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.