San Jose

Hotel Parador Resort & Spa

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Perched high above the sweeping Pacific coastline is the deluxe Parador Resort & Spa, considered by many to be Costa Rica's most romantic destination. Boasting jaw-dropping panoramic views, sprawling grounds, and exotic wildlife, Parador Resort & Spa is dedicated to the protection and preservation of nature's wonders. In fact, the resort has earned a CST rating of 5 (Certified for Sustainable Tourism), the highest award on the scale.

Located in Manuel Antonio, Parador Resort & Spa offers first-class accommodations and a long list of exciting activities. Take a romantic walk along a white-sand beach. Swing through the rainforest canopy under hazy streamers of light. Experience piano music and fine dining at La Galeria, or slip away to La Reina Private Dining Room, an enclave of romance and Medieval style. The resort boasts four restaurants, four bars (including a swim-up bar), a world-class spa, three ocean-view pools (two are adults-only), tennis, and a fitness center. All suites offer spectacular ocean views from the terraces.

Scenic trails point the way to resident reptiles, rainbow-hued birds, and three species of monkeys. Evoking the Old-World charm of a traditional Spanish settlement, the resort pairs a breathtaking natural setting with European elegance.

Learn more about San Jose.

Toll Free Phone: 877-506-1414
Fax: 506-2777-1437
Car Rental
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Number of Pools: 4
Outdoor Pools: 4     
Infinity pool. Indoor pool located at the spa.
Number of Courts: 1
Court Fee: Complimentary
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Sunfish Sailing: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Additional Charge
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Health Club / Spa
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
Beach: White sand beaches stretch for miles along the coastline from Manuel Antonio Park, providing numerous options for surfing, sunning, kayaking and parasailing. Check-in: 2:00pm
Check-out: 12:00 noon
Total Rooms: 129
Year Opened: 1995 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
Suite includes one king bed and a spacious balcony with a private Jacuzzi and beautiful ocean views. Guestroom also features a sleeper sofa, a large bathroom with a tub and separate shower, and a variety of amenities. Daily breakfast buffet included.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Premium guestroom includes two queen beds and balcony or terrace with stunning ocean and jungle views. Rooms also feature a beautiful bathroom with a bathtub and two sinks. Breakfast Plan features a daily breakfast buffet.
2 Queen Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Available
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Guestroom includes two queen beds and a balcony overlooking the beautiful and tropical rainforest. Room also features a spacious bathroom with a shower and tub. Recommended for families (connecting rooms). Daily breakfast buffet included.
2 Queen Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Available
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
These rooms have beautiful views and access to the gardens of the hotel, some of them are near to the restaurant, spa, souvenirs store and the main swimming pool. These kind of rooms have two beds Queen size or one bed King size.
Other Amenities -
There are 4 Restaurants at Hotel Parador Resort & Spa:
La Fragata Restaurant & Tapas - Located at the property's zenith in Parador Suites. The menu focuses on healthy and light dining options. Pool bar service available all day. Stunning sunset views make this a great choice for early evening cocktails.
Sushi Fune - Sushi fashioned from organically grown produce and the freshest local seafood is served up daily alongside other Japanese specialties at Sushi Fune.
El Quijote - For casual evening dining in a relaxed atmosphere, El Quijote serves an inspired Latin-fusion menu made with the freshest ingredients.
La Galeria - An elegant sea-view restaurantoverlooking the hotel's lush gardens and pool area. A diverse menu that spotlights the tropical flavors of local cuisine. Open for breakfast lunch and dinner.
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
There is tourdesk where the guests can go and book some excursions around the area.

Babysitting Fee: $10.00 per hour
Advance Notice for Babysitting: 24 hours

TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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What to expect

TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
The holiday of a lifetime.
metamorphosestrio, Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Mon Sep 10 07:23:47 EDT 2018
This was hands down the best resort I have ever been to. Lush, stunning property, kind staff, peaceful, everything your heart desires in one place. Loved all the wildlife, stunning views, comfortable rooms, gorgeous common areas...I could go on and on.

Amazing staff & fantastic hotel
Drew H, Seattle, Washington
Sun Sep 09 14:21:42 EDT 2018
First, book your vacation at the Parador Resort and Spa, you won’t regret it. It’s a beautiful property with amazing staff, an incredible chef and nature walk on the property. It’s close to all the activities you are in Manual Antonio to see and do. The staff: Nicolo, was our first contact with the staff as we were checking in. He’s was delightful, professional and eager to answer any questions and would go the extra mile for any request. Ana, she was pure smiles every morning at 6:00am when the buffet opened. She taught us a new word in Spanish every morning. Fabiola, what a delight, she knew our names and knew what we liked to drink and had us sat in the same section for each meal. Always smiling and always eager to help in any way. Ines, absolute joy to see each night! Totally managed the tables like a pro and ensured every detail was attended to. Always quick to offer a story or a joke and had a perpetual smile. Eric, he was our morning guy. Amazingly friendly, truly interested in what you had done the day before and always willing to answer any questions. Felix, what a cool guy, always laughing and smiling (you can hear his laugh from anywhere in the restaurant) and always willing to make your experience top notch. Melvin, what a professional !!! I’m a vegetarian, I never make a big deal and try not to make complicated changes to dishes. From the minute Melvin knew I was a vegetarian, he made sure I knew of alternative dishes that I could easily change into vegetarian. He went as far to remind the staff to bring a vegetarian sample instead of a sample containing meat. (Most evenings they would bring by a little sample for all the guests to try while they were waiting to order) As with all restaurant, you’re always asked if you’d like dessert at the end of your meal. We would always joke and say “Yes, tres leches cake” knowing it wasn’t on the menu, but was our favorite latin dessert. We would all laugh and order something off the menu. Our last night there, were we surprised by two individual tres leches cakes. Thank you to Melvin and the entire team to make that happen. This is the caliber of amazing, engaged, special people that makeup the staff at this property. We’ll be back. And if you’re still reading this review, no need to read any others, book your stay here!

Coming back!
naddi27, Sandnes, Norway
Thu Sep 06 17:20:29 EDT 2018
We had an awsome time here at Parador Resort and Spa! Wouldn’t be without it. Hotel is located at the end of the road, which makes it very peaceful and has a spectacular view to the ocean. The staff is truly an gift to the hotel, each and everyone is happy, smiling and there to help or assist you. The hotel is more or less perfect, lots of different places to hang out and things to do. Also to see the animals so close and in the resort was amazing. You should stay here, you won’t regret it.

Wonderful staff
MyrusCafy, London, United Kingdom
Thu Sep 06 02:52:38 EDT 2018
Resorts are really not our thing but given it wasn’t in high season we had a fantastic relaxing stay. We stayed in one of the Ocean Suites which meant we saw lots of animals from our hotel room. At the resort we saw slots, iguanas, parakeets, toucans, monkeys, raccoons and lots of different birds. The pools and other facilities were brilliant. However what makes this hotel so special is the wonderful staff, in particular Zaylin and Ines. The catering staff were brilliant accommodating our special dietary requirements due to allergies.

Amazing Experience!!!
Ka_Williams12, Atlanta, Georgia
Tue Sep 04 22:37:18 EDT 2018
My wife and I just had our wedding on the resort and our entire experience at Parador was excellent! Everyone on staff was so hospitable and made all of our 50+ guest feel welcomed. Harold Rojas (the Corporate and Special Events Manager) is a gem. He went above and beyond to make us feel special. Everything from covering up where the construction was taking place so that we could have the ceremony where we wanted to the small touches such as the picture of us at the front desk for our guest to see when they checked in. Also the food at Parador is AMAZING. Rodrigo, the new head chef put together amazing dishes for all of our events. I would highly recommend anyone (couples, families, large group events) staying at Parador if you plan on visiting Manuel Antonio.

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