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California
Reviewed 20 December 2014

We loved everything about this resort! The staff was amazing! We booked several excursions from them and were more than satisfied with the results. I highly recommend their guided tour of Manuel Antonio Reserve. Also, their cocktails are great! They use lots of fresh fruits and ingredients in them. The room was clean and pleasant with gorgeous views.

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Lydia G, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your Costa Rica experience and your stay at Parador to the fullest. We look forward to seeing you again on a future visit—pura vida, amigos!

Nebraska City, Nebraska
Reviewed 20 December 2014

We have come back to this place ten times now we have stayed in our places but this place has out it's mark on out heart :-) The staff is very loving and helpful they want to make your stay as nice as they can. We stayed in the main building during our early years of staying at the Parador...

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Lydia G, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

We love our return guests! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this great review and we look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Costa Rica. Pura vida, amigos!

Swampscott, Massachusetts
Reviewed 19 December 2014

Parador is very good hotel, great room (we stay in suite), astonishing views and excellent service. The only problem is lack of access to the ocean. They have path going to small beach, but it is unpaved and muddy. It was not bad to go down but 15 min up the hill in the mud ruin all beach experience. They...

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Lydia G, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for your review! The hotel is built on the top of a cliff, which gives us amazing views but no real beachfront, so we do take advantage of the quite cove at Biesanz just down the road. Being at the end of said road definitely helps with the privacy factor that many guests prefer, but happily the...

Morristown, New Jersey
Reviewed 19 December 2014

I am still in residence at the resort : I am in an ocean suite which is a great choice for adults only. and has amazing vistas. There are other buildings to stay in which are much closer to the main swimming pool, restaurant/reception building, however there is an adults only pool by the ocean suites, and a lovely small...

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Lydia G, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to write such a detailed review and we're happy Silvia was able to take care of your concerns. We do apologize for the construction: we're currently finishing up a series of upgrades to better serve our guests and trying to get it all done before high season gets in full swing. Thanks...

Reviewed 18 December 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed here for 4 nights for a little over half our vacation and we loved it. They were very accommodating with us for everything. Breakfast was amazing every morning, and all the employees smiled and greeted us every time we passed them. The pools and views were amazing. They didn't try to charge for little things...

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Lydia G, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! We're happy you and your boyfriend enjoyed every minute of your stay. We look forward to another visit—pura vida, amigos!

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 17 December 2014

I had some doubts about this place as I was afraid it would be too much of a "generic fancy hotel / resort" but that was not at all the case. They have done a great job of incorporating the natural environment. There are loads of trees and local flora, which results in lots of wildlife. There are lizards all...

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Lydia G, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

Thanks for your great review! We're so happy we were able to give you a genuine Costa Rica experience and many good memories to take home. And yes, the toucans have been very active this month! Come back soon to enjoy more of Costa Rica's pura vida!

Reviewed 16 December 2014

We loved staying in Hotel Parador. The property was very well maintained and the staff everywhere were really kind and attentive. The food at the hotel was good and there was an abundance of it. The property is nicely located near the beach, rain forest, and mangroves. We reserved a nice room but without asking the staff upgraded us to...

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Carlos C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

Dear Tom, We're so happy to hear about your experience in Parador Resort & Spa and that you enjoyed the amenities, hospitality and amazing flora and fauna that surrounds the resort! Thank you for sharing your experience with other travelers in this forum. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Happy Holidays! Pura Vida!

La Jolla, California
Reviewed 15 December 2014

The public areas of this property are lovely - Spanish styling, expansive views, lots of interesting decor, and friendly staff. The breakfast buffet was quite tasty as was the rest of the food we had there. I appreciated the waiter being very attentive to refilling my coffee cup. The pool seems a little small, but we never felt crowded in...

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Carlos C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for choosing Parador Resort & Spa for your vacation in Manuel Antonio. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We greatly appreciate your feedback regarding your room as it helps us improve our product. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Happy Holidays! & Pura Vida!

Lynbrook, New York
Reviewed 15 December 2014

Spent my first trip in Costa Rica and this amazing Hotel. I had seen pictures online but nothing could prepare me for what I could only describe as the perfect vacation experience. I went with a group that had been before and I know now why they continue to go back. From the moment we arrived were greeted by an...

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Carlos C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

Dear Guest. Thank you so much for choosing Parador Resort & Spa for your vacation in Manuel Antonio. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and greatly appreciate your time in sharing your Parador experience with other travelers. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Happy Holidays! & Pura vida!

California Hot Springs, California
Reviewed 12 December 2014

This was a very large resort with lots of amenities in terms of pools, tour desk, Monkey Trail on site where you can see monkeys, and shuttle busses to and from the beach. There was 24 hour staff to help with whatever you might need. There were two restaurants on site, both of which were above average.

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Carlos C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

Dear Jan, Thank you for choosing Parador Resort & Spa for your vacation in Manuel Antonio. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the amenities, restaurant and the beautiful nature that surrounds us. Thank you for sharing your experience in this forum. We hope to welcome you back again in the near future. Pura vida!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
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 

Additional Information about Hotel Parador

Address: | Quepos, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range: €216 - €550 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Parador 4*
Number of rooms: 121
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Also Known As:
Resort Parador
Hotel Parador Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio National Park
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#2 Top resorts Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#4 Luxury Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#5 Spa Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
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