We were very impressed with this hotel in Manuel Antonio. It suited our active lifestyle, but I can understand that the hilly location may not be for everyone.
We were in one of the new suites high on the hill above the resort. The room had all the amenities one would want including a hot tub on the balcony. This grouping of rooms also has its own pool and restaurant / bar ( lunch only). A wonderful place to relax and appreciate the views over the bay.
Exercise is also what we wanted and we got this at the Parador. It is a five minute walk from the lobby to the new rooms. Once there we walked up the 5 floors to our room - normal people took the elevator. The highlight of each morning was the walk to Playa Biesanz, the local beach. It is a 15 minute walk down the road and through the forest. Once there at 7am it was deserted and ideal for a relaxing swim.
Dining options were limited due to the season but the dinners we had in the main restaurant were good. The only disappointments were the buffets. Breakfast was limited, particularly the fruit section and the Italian night buffet was a disaster.
Overall we would recommend the Parador for its service, luxury rooms and location.
- 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
- Parador Resort And Spa Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio