We stayed 9 nights in early September; this was our first trip to Costa Rica. The jungle/ocean view from the balcony in our Premium room was spectacular, and at least 8 species of birds, including toucans, visited the tree that was just in front of our balcony. The room itself was clean, comfortable, and well-appointed. Parador has a lovely setting, great facilities, and amazing wildlife can be viewed on-premises; In addition to the birds, we saw lizards, boa constrictor, sloth, bats, raccoons, and of course the monkeys. Also, Parador's Manuel Antonio park tour was excellent (I think you can take the tour even if you are not a guest); Elias, our guide, was very patient, helpful, knowledgeable, and expert in spotting all sorts of exotic wildlife. It seemed to me that the other guides in the park often took Elias' lead in finding wildlife. However, the best feature of Parador is the warm and friendly staff - our stay was special because of Jimmy at the bell station, Cynthia at the front desk, Yermi at the swim-up bar (and he makes an amazing Mojito), and Maria in housekeeping who always ensured that we came back to an immaculate room. And special mention to Alonzo in engineering who quickly addressed our issue with a warm smile, among the many other Parador staff who were consistently friendly and helpful. Thank you, and we look forward to a return visit! Pura Vida, as Jimmy would say!
- 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
- Parador Resort And Spa Costa Rica/Manuel Antonio