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
Best Hotel + Surf Lesson
Simon F,
Mon Nov 20 13:34:02 EST 2017
We are from Germany. In this hotel we had our best customer experience from our whole trip through Costa Rica. Great place to be and best Customer service to book a trip inkl. transportation. We can really recommend the surfing lesson. 3h for 70$. We were beginners and it was an amazing experience at the beach. Thanks to our contact person Evelyn Lopez, everything was easy for us. We send her a mail, got a list of tours, said that we want to surf and paid it online. All the rest was done by the hotel. great experience! PS: Surfing Season is from April to November

El Parador Review
Mon Nov 20 04:22:26 EST 2017
Saw monkeys, sloths and all kinds of wildlife on the property. Staff was extremely friendly and courteous. Property was immaculate, well-maintained and suitable for all ages. Breakfast was great, restaurant options in El Parador were limited though.

World Class Hotel - on a par with Sandy Lane, Barbados
andrewR5962XT, London, United Kingdom
Mon Nov 20 03:34:30 EST 2017
This hotel is owned by the Spanish Government and some of the things about it are run like a civil service department - this sets a tone which can occasionally jar, or annoy. Seated staff on reception - like entering the town hall and the slightly superior attitude which goes with it. Not getting the bill; right; not apologising - just saying I'll correct it. No customer satisfaction drive, the inability to alter the content of one of the dishes for dinner - I wanted the fish with fries, they brought me the fries but insisted that I also had the beetroot flavoured rice. Having had a toilet situation with the black spaghetti the previous evening I wanted what I wanted not what the chef though was good. The whole menu was like something off 'Master Chef' - the losing team. Get a grip and give the guests what they want, not what you think is best. Having said that, the hotel is awesome - I'll go back; but I'll get the phone numbers of the local takeaways. The decorations are fabulous old style Spanish - I kept staring at all the furniture and fitting. The non-supervisor level staff are great - helpful, courteous and hard working. The path to the beach is like a short-cut somebody has made across a piece of rough ground - please get this sorted - 10 Tonne of hard core, or scalping would fix it in an afternoon - get the supervisors to do it, they need the exercise. There's monkeys and sloths galore - lots of photo opportunities.

Beauty and taste
RMOP, Coleraine, United Kingdom
Tue Nov 14 06:44:58 EST 2017
The hotel was full of character. It was beautifully decorated, and had excellent facilities. The room was comfortable and had an attractive balcony. There is a good bar with cocktails. You can eat there, but you can also eat in the grand restaurant where you will do well. The swiming pool has statues, one being of a crocodile and one of a lovely young woman. There is a private beach.

Vista suite
Christine U, Belfast, Maine
Thu Nov 09 13:38:36 EST 2017
We loved our vista suite, but it was a big splurge. The infinity pool and Fragata restaurant are great. Good breakfast in the main restaurant. The place is very well maintained and all the staff are very helpful and friendly. Easy to hop in to Manuel Antonio for meals and to the park for a visit. The resident monkeys are an added bonus!

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