We had booked this hotel on line with the help of a travel agent. I had never heard of it but I knew it was near Manuel Antonio National Park so I figured we would give it a shot. When we arrived the room that was shown to us did not meet my expectations at all. We were given an alternative room for an upgrade and then we ended up negotiating the rate of a suite down substantially - good move! The suites are newer than the rest of the hotel and come with their own private pool. The staff was great and we had views of the bay and ocean from our suite. Our morning wakeup call was at 5AM from a howler monkey. The views of the monkeys and sloths from our balcony were just amazing. The spa needed a bit of a touch up - there was a wasp nest in the shower by the pool that the staff was not aware of and mold in the ladies shower. We were not given robes or slippers and the woman who gave me my facial did not identify herself..she just came in and started the treatment. I found that to be a bit odd although the facial itself was delightful. Breakfast was good and offered a selection of food to meet everyone's needs. Happy hour in the bar area was from 6PM to 7PM - 2 for 1 and had a selection of appetizers. Overall we enjoyed our stay and the staff was very friendly. Had we not upgraded to the suites, I am not sure if we would have had the same experience.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Resort Parador