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Los Angeles, Ca
Reviewed 7 December 2013

Gorgeous setting in a tropical paradise with monkeys , iguanas, and parrots visiting everyday. The staff is outstanding and they really do care if you're happy. We had a major suite but all of the rooms looked great and it was always super quiet at night. This is our first night back in L.A. and I already miss Parador. We'll...

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jrodriguezarroyo, General Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your experience about your stay in Parador. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed everything that Parador has to offer - from our amazing views, our monkeys, parrots and wildlife to our warm hospitality and service. Pura Vida!

Playa del Rey, CA
Reviewed 4 December 2013

We had lunch at this hotel recently. We sat on the patio but the view was blocked from the patio roofs below. Better food and view at La Mariposa. We love the area and have always been happy wherever we've stayed!!

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1Thank Elizabeth P
jrodriguezarroyo, General Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

Pura Vida! We are bit puzzled about your comment as none of our restaurants provide a patio for lunch or are located on a higher level where patio roofs below block the views. In fact, all our restaurants offer panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and the tropical forest.

North Beach, Maryland
Reviewed 30 November 2013

My husband and I stopped in for a few drinks and shopped in the gift shop. The hotel was beautiful. The service was excellent and the drinks were great, we sat by the pool area and it was breathtaking. We stayed at La Mariposa and we were content but the property had maintenance issues with a/c and leaking plumbing. We...

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jrodriguezarroyo, General Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

Thank you for your insightful comments. We always aim to please and are happy to hear that our service was friendly and accommodating. We all take great pride in making sure our guests’ and visitors' needs are always met. While we can’t take credit for Manuel Antonio’s spectacular sunsets, we will take credit for the views that the hotel offers!...

Ecuador
Reviewed 23 November 2013 via mobile

We spent the weekend here for second time, great service, very nice hotel, walking distance to a wonderful beach, where you can spend the day under the sun, clear sand and warm water The food and service at the restaurant is excelent, pools very clean and nice I definitly will come again Love the place

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jrodriguezarroyo, General Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to stay at Parador once again. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our food and service, as well as the comfort of our rooms, pools and restaurants. Although your stay with us was short, we hope to welcome you back soon with your friends! Thank you for sharing your experience on this forum....

Sequim, Washington
Reviewed 18 November 2013

This is the second time I've stayed at the Parador. Both times have been memorable. The first time, my husband and I celebrated our anniversary and stayed in one of the ocean view suites with whirlpool bath on the balcony. The most recent stay was with a girlfriend and stayed in one of the deluxe rooms which was very nice...

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jrodriguezarroyo, General Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

We were so overjoyed to have been a part of your special trip. And hope you always think of Parador Resort & Spa as the place to create beautiful and loving memories. We hope to see you again soon – for another anniversary or a new trip with your girlfriends. Thanks for sharing your experience in this forum. Pura Vida!

Verona, Wisconsin, United States
Reviewed 16 November 2013

We went to Hotel Parador for our honeymoon and it was fabulous. The executive summary is that the service was extraordinary, the hotel was beautiful and well-maintained, its surrounding natural environment was so amazing I had to see it to believe it, and the food and drinks were excellent. Hotel Parador picked us up at the airport in San Jose...

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jrodriguezarroyo, General Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

We are so pleased you took the time to write this review! Thank you for singling out one of the most important aspects of Parador: the service. Our staff is truly happy to help create the best vacation experience possible for our guests and we love to spoil you the best they can. We hope that you do return to...

Philadelphia
Reviewed 6 November 2013

This hotel is Manuel Antonio is a nice four star and although we did enjoy our stay here we were disappointed with aspects of the resort. The resort is sprawling on a hill and is a taxi ride from the “town” which is fine as the views are nice. Although the resort was at very low occupancy (during the rainy...

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jrodriguezarroyo, General Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

We are truly sorry to hear you were disappointed with some aspects of our resort during your stay. We work very hard to ensure our guests have a wonderful experience and leave with lots of happy memories. We’re saddened by your comments because, as you can see by the many other comments added to TripAdvisor around the same time as...

Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 6 November 2013

As for the exquisite beauty of the natural surroundings, the buildings and the rooms, and the high quality of the food, I'll simply concur with the praise you've seen in other reviews. But I need to gush about the personal service we received in the wake of an off-site accident. My wife tripped a fell on a sidewalk in town...

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jrodriguezarroyo, General Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments, specifically about SHIRLEY who is one of our best kept secrets and SILVIA, who is always attending to the needs of our guests. It make us very happy to hear stories such as yours, since they highlight our efforts to consistently deliver superior customer service. Muchas Gracias from the bottom of our hearts...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 29 October 2013

You see beautiful landscapes on TV, but when you see them in person...wow! Manuel Antonio is an incredible place, and Hotel Parador was the perfect place to stay when we saw it. I highly recommend going during the off season. There are no crowds, small numbers on all the tours, and plenty of room at the beaches and pools. There's...

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jrodriguezarroyo, General Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

You are too kind! We always say that our resort is exceptional but it is the staff that makes it truly special. Thank you for commending our employees Marianela, Miguel, Jorge, Carolina, Sylvia, May, Roberto, Josue, Yeltsin, Juan Carlos, Eric, Fabian and Deany. They were so happy to hear about your comments on their service. We are so glad to...

Fulshear, Texas
Reviewed 22 October 2013

This was our first time to Costa Rica and what a wonderful trip it has been. The Hotel Parador has been fantastic from the time we got here until now which is our last night here. The service has been impeccable from emails when I was planning the trip Marinella was amazing. The food has been fantastic with Juan Carlos,...

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jrodriguezarroyo, General Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

Wow Marianella, Juan Carlos, Eric and Jonathan had a big smile this morning after reading this review! MUCHAS GRACIAS and thanks so much for sharing. We do our best to make sure our guests have a complete 5-star experience, from the accommodations to the food, the pool, the spa, and yes, our staff is a big part of it as...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
  • 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: | Quepos, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range: $339 - $775 (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
#5 Spa Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
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“We had a Garden Plus room which was good. This is the second up from bottom - you can pay a great deal more.”
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