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:
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.
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.
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

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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
mattrob90, Beverly Hills, California
Sat May 12 21:21:47 EDT 2018
Spend a couple of days at this beatiful resort and everything was fantastic, since we arrive they make us feel like home. Special mention to Jonathan the bellboy, also Niko at the front desk he gave us a huge help with all the questions we had. Hope to be back next year...

Very nice hotel in tourist hub
Mandy T, London, England, United Kingdom
Fri May 11 18:50:50 EDT 2018
We spent 2 nights in this hotel having just left an area with limited electricity so this felt a bit like luxury. The pros are the exceptional view from the balcony and the fun pool area. There’s so much space and an ‘in pool’ bar which I always enjoy an inordinate amount (despite the husband’s eye rolling). Our room was at the top of a funicular which was fun. The staff were really great. Couldn’t do enough, so helpful all the way through our stay. Slight downsides: the hotel is a fair way from the main drag. They do run a shuttle but the last one leaves at 5.15 so it doesn’t really work if you want to go out for dinner. It’s quite narrow, busy roads so we didn’t want to walk. Hence a cab is really your only option. Also the food in the bar was fine but nothing to write home about. Overall if you are visiting Manuel Antonio, I think this is one of the nicest places with good reason.

Absolutely stunning views and incredible staff!
Vanessa S,
Mon May 07 11:48:33 EDT 2018
Our Wedding was absolutely amazing! Best choice we could have ever made with having a destination wedding! Harold Rojas went above and beyond anything I could’ve asked for. He truly is a god send when it comes to being a wedding coordinator/planner! Anything I wanted or needed he made sure it would be handled within minutes. He communicated with me every step of the way when I was in the states. He got back to me so quick I never felt worried and if I did he would call me and ease any worries I had. The day we finally got to meet I felt like we had been friends for years! He has such a kind heart, an amazing personality, and I’m sure that we’ve made a life time friendship! He wanted our wedding to be as perfect as we had invisioned it. The other staff at the hotel were also very accommodating and so nice and professional. All the wildlife we saw every morning and evening was fantastic. We didn’t even have to leave the resort if we didn’t wanted to because we saw sloths, howler monkeys, white faced monkeys, toccans, iguanas and tons of other birds! We truly felt like royalty! We spent our honeymoon traveling Costa Rica and nothing came close to our stay at the Parador Hotel! I can’t say enough great things about this place. We will definitely be back someday soon! Vanessa Silva

Not a five star hotel
AJMglobaltraveller, London, United Kingdom
Sat May 05 07:07:56 EDT 2018
We stayed at Parador for 3 nights. The reception staff, bell boys and housekeeping were all very friendly. Unfortunately the restaurant and bar staff were not! Everything felt like it was a difficult request and lots of small things added up. We had booked a Premium room but I think they were under maintenance so we were upgraded to a room in the new block. It smelt musty so we had to air it. Breakfast was average with the fruit the least tasty throughout Costa Rica. Lunch and dinner (a la carte) were much better. If I go back to Manuel Antonio I will look for a smaller more personal hotel.

Great resort but didn’t have the 5 star edge
Fri May 04 15:17:40 EDT 2018
The resort is lovely and we spent a great day by the adult only pool which has views out to the ocean. We saw a number of monkeys in the trees by the pool area and birds too. In the evening we did the nighttime walk which was brilliant. The guide was knowledgable and we were able to see a number of frogs and toads, as well as the sloth which makes its home in one of the hotel trees. The evening meal was delicious and we enjoyed each mouthful. Breakfast was also good. The room was ok, perhaps a little dated with a slight musty smell but it was clean and comfortable. I’m not sure I’d call it 5 star. Two small things let the hotel down, we arrived before our room was ready and we were told we would be found when it was; despite us telling them we’d be by the pool this didn’t happen. Secondly we called for milk to go with coffee in our room and it took about 30 minutes to arrive. While these are very small things, for a 5 star hotel you expect everything to be perfect and they are things which could be easily fixed. All in all the hotel is lovely and the staff were great. We also stayed at the Plaza Yara (we couldn’t get 4 nights in either so needed to split it over two hotels) and whilst I’m pleased we stayed here for one night - because of the the nighttime walk and food - I preferred the smaller feel of the Plaza Yara. I should say that we were really helped out by Jordon on reception when our transfer didn’t arrive when we were leaving. He contacted our agent and made sure that everything was sorted for us which we really appreciated.

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