We just left hotel parador. It was a nice property, not on the beach as mentioned before, on a hillside forest overlooking ocean. We were upgraded on arrival to tropical room (given not many people around I think). We got to our room and lock didn't work so they switched our room. Rooms and property were clean. No insects, etc. when we used our shower in our 2nd room, it completely flooded floor, something with a defective shower head design (as noted in previous review) but first they tried to act like we didn't use our shower curtains properly (come on! we are 2 very educated people who know how to use shower curtains). They had us switch rooms again, upgraded again to a suite that was huge and beautiful (totally didn't need a separate living room and kitchen and thank god no probs with shower). We went on river rafting excursion (booked through hotel tour operator). that was a blast - iguana tours, level 3+ rapids, guides made it fun experience. We did manuel antonio park tour through the hotel again, but were disappointed. tour guide didn't really point out much and most things were spotted by others guides or other tourists. We went to hotel happy hour each evening with live music with piano man. This was fun. Piano man very nice and always smiling. We are vegetarians and so here is our experience for food - hotel breakfast was good spread, kept us full through morning excursions. We ate late lunch at the one place open at the hotel for lunch- veggie quesadillas were good, pasta with fresh veggies but bland. We ate dinner one night at hotel- veggie sushi was good, cannelloni was ok. We ate at Ronny's place one night for dinner to get some more authentic Costa Rican food, it was good. We ate sancho's one night for dinner and it had flavorful tex-mex food. The pool areas were nice, though we only used the one near the lunch restaurant. The staff were for the most part really nice. Just FYI, this area and hotel are kinda secluded so not much to do except chill. We tried to go out a few times, but things were closed. Maybe it's because it is still end of green season. Overall, we liked our stay and we recommend the hotel.
- 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