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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Although I don't have any specific instances to describe my overall feeling, this place doesn't feel inviting or homey. The wait staff has been extremely friendly and helpful but overall something is just missing. Maybe it's the fact that the owner walked by us several times and not once acknowledged us or asked us how our stay has been. Very...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent 10 nights at Clandestino Beach Resort in Feb 2017. The resort is located at the end of an unsealed road (not unusual in Costa Rica), near the small town of Parrita. Clandestino is a lovely, friendly, clean resort. We loved our bungalow which was a good size, set in the gardens - complete with friendly iguana, birds and...

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Spokane, Washington
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were unable to make this trip due to a medical emergency. The cool part was the resort allowed us to rebook the trip, in spite of the fact that they have a strict cancellation policy, rightfully so. So, we rescheduled and made it very clear that they appreciate our business. How can you not like that.

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St. Albert, Alberta
Reviewed 6 February 2017

My wife and I had the pleasure of staying at this resort for 4 days this January. This place is located on a secluded road which follows Playa Palo Seco. The manager Dianne greeted us and we were instantly impressed with her laid back and friendly attitude. The restaurant is comfortable, the food is excellent and the service is top-notch....

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Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

If you are looking to truly relax and get away, this is your place. Every morning we would walk on the beach at low tide and only saw one or two people. The beach has soft sand, with a very long and flat incline from the ocean. There are warnings of rip tides in the hotel booklet, so we stayed...

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4Thank Gwen O
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

We spent 4 days at this beautiful beachfront resort on our honeymoon in Costa Rica. Our stay was absolutely fantastic. We stayed in the kingsize bed room just next to the pool, the room was very spacious, everywhere nicely decorated and equiped with lots of candles and shells. On the terrace is a sunbed for two and a hanging chair...

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2Thank Daniel S
Playa Bejuco, Costa Rica
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Read all the bad reviews recently but it close to where we are staying. Had a wonderfully friendly bartender with some awesome food and drinks. The service left something to be desired. The apparent owner came out a time or to and did absolutely nothing to help or make anyone feel welcome. Too bad cuz they have an incredible site...

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Montreal
Reviewed 12 January 2017

At the Welcoming Desc, within the first 3 mins, the owner, Diana Conforti was threatening to escort us our with police, simply because my spouse said: 'Hello, the reservation was problematic'. She went on a rant about how she runs her operations, screaming at us, topping it of with threatening us to stay quite and cool or she will call...

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8Thank marisha514
London
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Clandestino truly is the ideal resort for those who want tranquility and appreciate rustic luxury (have to try it to know!), are open minded and able and willing to rent a car (most likely in manual) and be adventurous! We stayed 4 full days and 5 nights and it was the perfect amount of time for both relaxing and doing...

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Reviewed 29 December 2016

My husband and I (from NYC) honeymooned here for a week. We booked it mainly to get away from everything and the two and a half hour car ride from the airport definitely indicated that. the beach was endless and so beautiful. While we could get transportation help to get to some the events (zip lining, hiking, etc) it might...

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  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Clandestino Beach Resort is a Beachfront boutique hotel, located in the Central Pacific region of Costa Rica, on a beautiful and wild beach sprinkled with coconut trees along 10 km of in Palo Seco Beach. The hotel is located at about 20 km from Quepos and 45 km. from Jaco next to the magnificent Manuel Antonio National Park. The highway from San Jose is in very good conditions, leading the guests on a two hour drive through an incredible landscape with several different microclimates and a very diverse flora and fauna. Visitors can enjoy the beauty of the area, the sounds of nature, the tropical breeze, the wildlife and of course also get to know the local culture and people. The hotel has 12 luxury rooms, designed in natural tones and built with local materials such as Teak wood structures, Royal Palm leaf roofs, natural stone bathrooms, and bamboo ceilings, terraces and furniture. We offer you 4 rooms with king size beds and 8 rooms with two queen size beds each (all rooms have TV, Free WIFI, A/C, ceiling fans, hair dryers and hot water). For your safety our hotel has security cameras and night watchmen. The hotel also features a large, turtle-shaped swimming pool facing the ocean, Jacuzzi, a waterfall, and a water mirror for sunbathing, all surrounded by lush gardens, green iguanas, wonderful birds, sloths, funny capuchin monkeys that come to the hotel from the Mangrove. It is in every sense a dream come true. The unique and beautiful restaurant features an ocean view and serves international and local dishes that appease even the most demanding connoisseurs of gourmet cuisine. In the cozy bar you will be able to enjoy a variety of delicious tropical cocktails, play pool and table tennis or just lay back and enjoy your stay. All of this with an exclusive atmosphere and good music. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Clandestino Beach Resort

Address: Este Desde la Entrada a Playa Palo Seco 5 Km | Playa Palo Seco, Parrita 60901, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Parrita
Price Range: RM594 - RM1,600 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Clandestino Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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“I have not tip... if this is a tip to the hotel? Hard to improve on these rooms as they are extremely comfortable, the beds are superb, etc. ”
 of 5 bubbles langka6, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Tips: We had a central bungalow which was probably quieter and more private than pool, beachside or back.”
 of 5 bubbles bwack, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“21 had fantastic air conditioning”
 of 5 bubbles , 25 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are actually small cabins. We came off-season so there were very few people (all adults) here.”
 of 5 bubbles C352BVsusanr, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms in lush tropical rain forest setting”
 of 5 bubbles fredinbrixton, 30 Aug 2016 | Read review
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