My wife and I stayed at the Parador about ten days ago. The place is extremely well-appointed, with extensive grounds which include a nature trail where we saw monkeys, a sloth, beautiful birds, a great variety of tropical trees, shrubs and flowering plants. The hotel buildings are set on promontory several hundred feet above the ocean, with sublime views.
This is definitely a five star hotel in terms of level of service and facilities. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. Visit the website for photos.
We did not eat lunch or dinner at the hotel, because the menu offerings and the prices looked almost exactly like they do in Key West, where we live. The breakfast buffet, which was included with our room, was extensive both in typical Costa Rican food (gallo pinto, fajitas, etc,) and in North American breakfast food, including an omelette chef. Europeans would not feel left out, either. Breakfast is taken on the balcony overlooking the grounds and the ocean. Be sure to leave enough time for breakfast before your activity for the day.
One word of warning if you are driving here: The small road from the main road out to the end of the promontory where the Parador is located is in deplorable condition for about 2 km. An SUV with high clearance definely helps. We rented an SUV at the San Jose airport , and we were glad we had one.
The hotel has a van, most tour facility operators have vans, and there are plenty of taxis, at least at this time of year. It really is not necessary to have a car here.
- 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