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What We Love

  • Free breakfast buffet includes gallo pinto (rice, lizano salsa, peppers and eggs cooked to order) and fresh tropical fruit
  • The Europe-meets-tropics concept: footpaths lined with wild jungle flora and Greek statues
  • Vista Suites in the newest La Suites building have balconies with Jacuzzis and panoramic ocean views
  • The resort runs its own wildlife tours — look out for sloths and iguanas, birds and frogs
  • There are three pools, including a daytime swim-up bar
  • Biesanz Beach is only a 10-minute hike away, on a trail by the resort
  • Rooms have all the modern comforts: pillowtop mattresses, 42-inch plasma TVs, iPod docks, coffeemakers and safe deposit boxes
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What To Know

  • Vista Suites, an infinity pool, a restaurant and a couple of elevators were added in 2010 to create a self-contained oceanfront complex
  • Taxi drivers have a special price guide for rides to/from the Parador, which cost a minimum of $10
  • The resort is relatively quiet in the evenings
  • The on-site spa offers a wide variety of treatments, but be sure to book appointments in advance
  • There’s a gym, a tennis court and a mini-golf course on the property, and clubs, rackets and balls are available at no charge
  • During the high season (January to April) Manuel Antonio National Park and its four beaches can get crowded and hot

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Eco friendly
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

The Review

When you stay at Hotel Parador Resort And Spa in Manuel Antonio, you’ll be near the beach and minutes from Biesanz Beach and La Playita. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Finca Naturales Wildlife Refuge and ADR Adventure Park.

Make yourself at home in one of the 119 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 4 outdoor swimming pools, a health club, and an outdoor tennis court. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).

Grab a bite to eat at one of the resort’s 4 restaurants and 2 coffee shops/cafés, or stay in and take advantage of room service (during limited hours). Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 3 bars/lounges. A complimentary buffet breakfast is included.

Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Event facilities at this resort consist of a conference center and meeting rooms. Free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Hotel Parador Resort And Spa
Quepos to Manuel Antonio Road
Manuel Antonio, 00000 Costa Rica

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 2923 Reviews
One word: Flawless
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was my first visit here for business, I am quite impressed with the place and the staff. First of all, the conference room was big enough four our group (8 people) I think it may accomodate +50 people, we had fast and stable wifi connectivity around the entire hotel. The rooms were clean, super comfortable and plenty of amenities to enjoy, the staff even leaves chocolates in your bed!!. And last, the staff here is AMAZING since you arrive! They took care of every single detail during the event, they were above and beyond any of my expectations. I would definitely recommend this place for business or if you're looking for a place to relax. The views from the hotel are simply stunning. I've been to many hotels around this area and Hotel Parador is the BEST I've seen so far.

Parador Muey Bueno!
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a fabulous stay at the Prador in Manuel Antonio Costa Rica!Beautiful hotel in an amzing setting with warm, friendly and attentive staff.The food was wonderful and if you are a coffee drinker it was the best!!!Also the hotel provides a shuttle that will take you to town or the beach you really don't need to rent a car.I can't say enough about our experience at the Parador only that I can't wait to return!

Excellent Experience
Reviewed 4 days ago

Amazing location, service, accomodations, amenities EVERYTHING!!!!!From the kind service at reception from Nicolo, to the amazing food at La Galaria, the great attention from Magaly, Leandro and Eric, the fantastic views and the overall experience in this place was beyond expectations.We definitely want to come back here. Highly recommended.

Justifiably expensive
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a proper old school grand hotel set in the jungle, with its own sloths and toucans, overlooking the sea. The kind of place you could settle in to do business for a few days although the other guests seemed more interested in the pools. Given MA is not the cheapest gig in CR, you might aswell get something worth your money...They have their own free shuttles/golf buggies to the national park

Beautiful property but lacking character
Reviewed 5 days ago

My family had stayed at the Parador on a previous trip to Manuel Antonio and loved it so we came back again on our way down to the Osa Peninsula. What they had loved most was seeing the capuchin monkeys and toucans on the grounds of the property and again we were not disappointed as we saw a sloth sleeping, eating, and moving around within our first 12 hours here.

The hotel is carved into the mountainside with a good swath of jungles between the hotel and the beach so creatures naturally come out of the jungle to the hotel grounds for food.

The Parador is a real professional "resort" in the sense that you get the idea that the staff is well-trained and trying to take good care of guests. There are several beautiful pools and my wife got some spa treatments (on her birthday). The kids had fun in the game room and with the mini-golf.

I guess I'm a little allergic to luxury though because I prefer a lot of the more rustic lodges where we have stayed in Costa Rica.

A few specific issues:

- The restaurant serves "restaurant food", i.e. fine, not bad, but not imaginative or interesting or special. The exception to that is the breakfast buffet which is very good.

- The music played in the restaurant is the worst kind of easy listening. At least play some real jazz or folk or classical, music that is inoffensive but still good to listen to.

- We packed our family of five into one room to save money (we are the beginning of a long trip). The roller bed they brought in was great but it was a pretty tiny room for five people.

Overall, it's a really nice place and an easy place to serve as a base of operations for exploring the park and area, but with much less character than a lot of other hotels and lodges in Costa Rica.