This hotel is waaaay off the main track. And that's a good thing. It is about 9 km from the town of Parrita, on a very bumpy road. Very difficult to navigate when lighting is poor.
It is beautifully isolated from the rest of the world.
There are 12 rooms on the property. They are reasonably located, so you really don't run into too many people. Nice, screened porch with hammock and swinging chair.
Beds are nice. Clean throughout.
Friendly staff. They were helpful and enthusiastic. We really enjoyed chatting with Luca and Marina. They had lots of helpful hints about the local area.
It's a small property, and there are not a lot of staff there. So, a few things take a little bit of time. But, everything gets done at a reasonable pace.
Stunning, gorgeous beach. Over 150 m to the water during low tide; 50+ m during high tide.
Amazing water. Great waves. Not ideal for swimming out far because of the currents, but still a lot of fun to play in the surf.
During our 3 days there, we "shared" the beach with a maximum of 4 other people. From one end to the other, there was no one around as far as the eye could see.
Food is a slight weak point here.
Included "free" breakfast is basic and OK. A plate of fresh fruit (2 slices of pineapple, papaya, mango), 2 eggs, 2 strips of bacon, and toast. Orange juice (not fresh) or coffee (very good). No changes from one day to the next.
Anything else you might want was extra, and rather expensive.
We had one dinner at their restaurant. Food quality was OK. Prices were steep. We mostly ate at restaurants in town.
Overall, this is a slightly expensive property. But, the isolation is well worth it.
I would go back to sit in a hammock on "my" beach and read a book as the surf punishes the sand. So peaceful!
- 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