We had a wonderful time at clandestino and our room was really lovely with much needed fans, air con and it was a very good size. The pool area is also stunning overlooking the beach and we saw lots of iguanas outside our room and a few sloths in trees. It really felt like you had your own piece of the jungle as well as being on the beach.
The only downside for is was that it was expensive to eat and drink at the hotel and unless you have a car it's difficult to go elsewhere as the nearest cheaper restaurant is 4km away. However, the food is really nice, we just thought it was overpriced and so meant we only had one course and one or two drinks each time and even then it was costing around $60 a go (for two of us). Also, we thought the complementary breakfast could be better as you got the same thing everyday - fruit, bacon and eggs (and toast) unless you paid for other options. Finally, it would have have been nice to have freshly squeezed orange juice not the stuff from concentrate.
That said the hotel is gorgeous, the owner was really nice and staff were great so if you are looking for somewhere to relax in a picturesque setting then we would recommend it we just suggest getting a car to explore and eat out.
- 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