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
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 per hour
Advance Notice for Babysitting: 24 hours

TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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What to expect

TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Mostly excellent
verity1, london
Wed Feb 21 10:12:13 EST 2018
We spent three nights here at the end of a tour. First the negatives. Our checkin was extremely slow - I think we queued for 45 minutes. Second, the food was not always good value at all. For instance, the stuffed mushrooms were in fact a few slices of mushrooms topped with cheese on three tiny pieces of bread each about two square inches, costing I think 24 US dollars. I had a Happy Hour mojito and could not detect any rum at all, or in fact any flavour, plus the mint was old and slimy. Other dishes were much better. Apart from that everything was lovely, the staff, the breakfast, the rooms, the pools, the animals. The place was very nicely finished, everything well built, double glazing, good beds, good sound insulation, etc. Very well kept grounds with gorgeous plants, varied wildlife and wonderful views. The beach down the road is beautifully situated but down a steep muddy path. It is a public beach with drinks stalls, but did not seem to have toilets, so probably not somewhere to spend a whole day.

Beautiful with amazing views!
lostagain2014, St. Albans, United Kingdom
Tue Feb 20 02:15:20 EST 2018
We stayed here for 3 nights at the end of a tour extension. Our ground floor room was large with 2 big beds, bathroom and terrace. It was clean with a good range of facilities including aircon, bathroom amenities, tea/coffee (you had to ask housekeeping for milk). Although we didn't have a sea view, our room had a garden view and we had lots of opportunities for wildlife spotting, including toucans, capuchin monkeys, iguanas and various birds. There are fabulous Pacific views from the resort though, especially from the restaurant. The resort is large with a variety of room types including bungalows and multi-storey balcony rooms. It has 3 pools (two are adults only). There is no beach as the hotel grounds finish at cliffs, but there are beaches nearby which can be easily accessed. The grounds are extensive, with rainforest trails within the grounds. Unfortunately half of them were closed, but we did see plently of wildlife. They run a free shuttle bus into Manuel Antonio which has a beach, access to the National Park, shops, restaurants and bars. There is no late return though, you have to get a taxi back if you go out for the evening. We had one evening meal at the hotel, it was the best hotel meal we had on the trip. They struggled to cope with our large tour group, but the food was excellent. The breakfast buffet was also very good with a good selection of local and international food. All staff were helpful and friendly. We had a couple of issues though, which prevented us from scoring this 5. The check-in was a bit chaotic and our luggage took 40 minutes to be sent to our room. The other thing was the bar. They never served you, you had to go to the bar to get your drink. Not luxury hotel standards. Also, if you ordered a coke, it came from an individual bottle. They poured it into a glass and didn't give you the rest of the bottle that you'd paid for (not cheap in a hotel like this!). When I'm hot and thirsty, I want the whole bottle. They were very reluctant to hand it over, the barman even ignored a first request. Very strange!

Beautiful hotel, nice views, attentive staff.
Bruce B, Dudley, Massachusetts
Sat Feb 17 09:49:35 EST 2018
Staying there was a wonderful experience. The breakfast buffet had everything that we could imagine wanting. Amenities and ambience were first rate. We had macaws in the tree just off our balcony one morning, staying around for us take some picture.

Very Nice Hotel
Gillian W, Stourbridge, United Kingdom
Tue Feb 13 03:22:13 EST 2018
This is a good hotel with fantastic hilltop views over the Pacific, and rainforest of Manuel Antonio. We saw Sloths, monkeys, Macaws and Lizards to name but a few right there at the hotel. The Premium Plus Room was very nice with a great view. It was clean and comfortable and there were tea and coffee making facilities and a fridge. The restaurant was quite large and a little impersonal and the food good but not exceptional, and quite expensive. Breakfast was included and was plentiful. We did eat at the restaurant on the first night, but decided to go down to town on the following three nights. For one thing the wine was too expensive, 9 dollars for a large glass of not very good red wine, or at least 30 dollars plus for a bottle. We found that catching the last shuttle down to town for sunset and cocktails, and then eating at one of the many local restaurants (taxi back - very reasonable) suited us much better. This is probably just down to personal taste, but we found the local bars had much more atmosphere, being lively without being rowdy, and they were much better value. The pools at Parador were very nice, although the largest and arguably best pool is the family pool. We chose to use the smaller adult pool below (shadier and quieter .... although a bit too small), or the pool at the highest level up next to the little restaurant that does lunch and cocktails. It is a lovely quiet spot up there with great views from the restaurant, a nice place for a spot of lunch. Over all this is a very nice quality hotel, but just not my personal cup of tea. Too big, and too resort like for my taste. This was not the hotels fault, it was the fault of our travel agent for misunderstanding our preferences. We tend to prefer smaller and more intimate destinations. I would also have enjoyed a spa treatment, but once again the prices were stupidly expensive. No surprise that the spa looked very quiet. The staff everywhere were attentive and polite. A word of warning, this hotel is on a steep site, and although a few lifts, there are a lot of steps.

Arthemise J,
Mon Feb 12 09:35:41 EST 2018
To say anything less than perfect is just ridiculous. I arrived to a pleasant young man at a ridiculous hour (3AM). He was so kind and such a breath of fresh air after such a long flight. My first room was not correct (size, number of beds, type of room) and changed immediately with me simply calling the desk. Every single person of every shift was beyond kind and respectable. One of my best vacations so far.

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