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Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 February 2014

Found this hotel of very good standard, pools great, being able to walk around the nature trails next to the hotel was great in fact saw more wildlife there than in the National Park! Everything was great with the hotel, could not fault it. Meals were expensive though some of the restaurants you visit nearby are not much different in...

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

Thank you for your review! We hope you were able to take back plenty of pictures of the wildlife that shares our little slice of paradise. We're happy to hear you took full advantage of our trails—they are a favorite of many of our guests. Thanks for choosing Parador to relax after your busy tour :) Pura vida!

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 22 February 2014 via mobile

This resort is truly amazing. We had a great time. People were very kind, friendly, and tended to our every need. They helped with scheduling taxis, tours, and even met competitors price for surfing tour. This place is pristine in its service, cleanliness, and amiable atmosphere. The food is delicious, as well. Always go out on the free shuttle to...

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

We're so glad you chose Parador for your "sister getaway"—and even happier to know you found it perfect! Our staff works very hard to make our guests feel well taken care of and it looks like they did their job well :) Pura vida, amigas, and we'll see you on your return trip!

Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 21 February 2014

Manuel Antonio was the last stop on our Costa Rican vacation. Hotel Parador did not disappoint. Our room was upgraded to a suite in a five story building. Our forth floor suite had a magnificent view of the Pacific and sightings of monkeys. The accommodation were perfect with a Jacuzzi on the balcony. There was a beautiful swimming pool with...

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

Those two words—"the best"—are music to our ears! So glad to hear our resort was everything you were hoping for in a great vacation. (PS The ceviche at the Fragata restaurant is one of my favorite dishes, too! Hope you got to see the sunset from there...) Thanks for the review and for sharing those great pics! Pura vida!

New York
Reviewed 18 February 2014

I purchased a groupon to stay at the Hotel Parador for four nights. From booking the room to checking out the entire staff went above and beyond to help. The hotel was fully booked for the groupon that I purchased but Moises found a way to reserve a room for me. The hotel is about 2.5 hours outside of San...

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

What can we say but a huge GRACIAS for your fantastic and very detailed review! We will definitely let Moises, Beatriz, Rafael and Mercedes know that you send them your thanks for helping make your Parador experience so enjoyable, as service is precisely what lies at the heart of all we do. You truly took advantage of everything our resort...

Greenville, North Carolina
Reviewed 17 February 2014

We were greeted with drinks and warm towels upon check-in, the room was gorgeous, and the pool was so relaxing. We saw white-faced monkeys from one of the bar areas. The beach is only a short walk away and is lovely. I loved every minute of it.

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

Dear Alyssa, We are so happy to hear about your experience in Parador. Most importantly, that you truly enjoyed every minute of it! Thank you so much for sharing your experience in this forum. We look forward to welcoming you in the near future!

Onalaska, Washington
Reviewed 16 February 2014

Although this is a rather large resort, it still has a lovely feel and the staff were all so friendly and helpful. Our room was on the corner of the top floor of one of the buildings and so we had a wrap around view of the ocean, mountains, cliffs, etc. Just gorgeous! And we saw SO many birds from...

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

Dear Susan, Greetings from Parador! Thank you so much for sharing your experience about your stay in this forum. We were delighted to have you as a guest and, most importantly, that you healed quickly so you could enjoy the natural beauty, exotic wildlife and amenities that we have to offer. We look forward to welcoming you in the near...

Dunedin, Florida
Reviewed 14 February 2014

Our expert travel agent from Costa Rica Expeditions brought us to our last stop In Costa Rica on the Pacific coastline. Our room overlooked the Pacific, if we looked past the two Guarumo trees, which often had White-throated Capuchins, Spider Monkeys, fiery-billed Aracaris and Green Iguanas. The trails located on the property can bring you down to the beach but...

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

Ah, what can we say? It's always a thrill to read when our guests truly immerse themselves in the experiences our resort—and our beautiful country—have to offer. We hope that we will have the pleasure of welcoming you again to our little corner of Paradise. Pura vida, amigos!

Seaford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 February 2014

We stayed at The Parador for 3 nights at the end of a tour of Costa Rica. The hotel is in a lovely location but you have to drive or get a taxi to local restaurants. The hotel has restaurants but they are expensive, cheapest wine being $36 a bottle. Food was often disappointing in quality, although the Happy Hour...

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

Hello and thank you for your kind comments, especially about the service! Our personnel really strives to make everyone feel at home. Regarding the closures for the weddings, brides many times prefer to have their events in private for their family and friends, and since our hotel has so many lovely areas and pools we feel our guests would not...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 12 February 2014

The Parador is simply a beautful hotel on beautiful grounds. The staff is outstanding in all areas. Special kudos to Beatriz and Marianella for making sure things worked out for us and arranging transportation to and from San Jose Airport. My wife and I loved our 5th floor suite with an INCREDIBLE view from our balcony (which had one of...

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

Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience at Parador! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your suite, resort amenities, mangrove tour, and most importantly, the essence of Costa Rica. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Thank you for your comments about Beatriz and Marianella. We'll share with them! Pura Vida!

New York City, New York
Reviewed 9 February 2014

We switched to this hotel mid-trip from an awful condo in Quepos, and wow were we not disappointed! The staff is super-friendly, the food is excellent (tons of vegetarian options), and the pools are just heaven (though they're missing a hot tub, which is slightly annoying). There are iguanas and monkeys around the hotel and there's always something to do,...

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

Pura vida, amigos! Thanks for your kind review. The great outdoors is truly our biggest attraction—though we strive to ensure our service is a close second. Thanks for letting us now about the room concerns—we will look into it, as we're planning on doing some refurbishing of our ground floor rooms in the near future. And just FYI, if you...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • 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: PO Box 284, Quepos, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range: $295 - $591 (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
#4 Spa Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
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