$195 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 12, 2014 Check-out: Jul 14, 2014

Parador Resort and Spa

4 stars
Punta Quepos, Manuel Antonio,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
94 reviews
I love this resort and the people who work there!

From start to finish it was fantastic. This is a most beautiful place on earth. Eco friendly and... See full review

  • Badpuppy
  • Jun 10, 2014
Perfect Resort

We loved this resort. It is a beautiful property with friendly staff and a sumptuous complimentary... See full review

  • Farheen
  • Mar 8, 2014
Perched high above the sweeping Central Pacific coastline on twelve acres of tropical rainforest once inhabited by the Quepoa Indians, Hotel Parador is a secluded luxury beach hotel adjacent to the stunning sheltered cove of Playa Biezanz and just minutes from Manuel Antonio National Park, the neighboring fishing village of Quepos, and the local airport.

A multiple World Travel Awards recipient, Hotel Parador is distinguished by its commitment to sustainability, world-class amenities, European-inspired ambience and Costa Rican "Pura Vida" hospitality in an unparalleled natural setting teeming with wildlife.
From our majestically situated property you might witness the awesome spectacle of migrating whales while just a bit further the unspoiled beach of Matapalo plays host to another of nature's miracles: the annual nesting of turtles, which usually occurs between July and December.

Evoking the old world charm of a traditional Spanish "parador," Hotel Parador offers the outstanding facilities and personal service expected by our discerning and deserving guests, including world-class restaurants, three pools, wi-fi, spa, small fitness center, on-site activities, and experienced concierge to assist with tours, reservations and any other holiday need.

Our selection of garden, jungle or ocean-view rooms and lavish suites dot the sprawling grounds, affording both family-friendly and couples-only romantic options. Scenic jungle trails shared by frolicking titi, whiteface and howler monkeys, lazing sloths and slithering giant iguanas lead to jagged panoramic cliffs and many hidden enclaves and intimate niches allowing for further privacy.
You need never leave the property, but if you so choose, the hotel's regular shuttles will have you back in "civilization" in no time.
Close enough to the Manuel Antonio's renowned beaches, adventure activities and local flavor of Quepos, yet isolated from the bustle of the main drag, Hotel Parador in Costa Rica provides the perfect antidote to life's chaos with every imaginable amenity defining a first-class resort.So whether you're planning a honeymoon, romantic getaway, active family holiday - or are seeking an enchanting site for your wedding - Parador Resort & Spa offers infinite possibilities to fulfill your fantasy.

Parador Resort and Spa Rooms

Garden room
Room offers Queen bed or king bed (under availability). The main feature of the Garden rooms are the beautiful sights to the green and colorful gardens that surround them, and their key location to main facilities like swimming pool area, spa and restaurants. All rooms have terraces with direct access to the gardens making these ideal rooms for families with children.
Garden Plus
Room offers Queen or King bed (under availability) with adjoining doors.This rooms are ideal for families and parties of four or more.
Tropical
Room offers Queen or King bed (under availability). This is a great choice for families and anyone who wishes proximity to the pool area. The Superior rooms building is located below the Premium building, yet still provide beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean and the islands of the Manuel Antonio National Park.
Premium
The Premium rooms offer an incredible 180 degree views of the ocean and the jungle. These rooms are ideal for couples looking for peace and quiet while taking in the endless views of the landscapes. The panoramic elevator afford guests an incredible view of the mountains, Ocean and the resort, while making their way to their rooms. All Premium rooms are equipped with 2 queen size beds and bathtub
Premium Plus
Located on the top of a majestic rock, with views of the most impressive Costa Rican coastline, our newly remodeled premium plus rooms are everyone's dream. You could sit for hours on your balcony gazing at the amazing views and observing the surrounding wildlife. All rooms are luxuriously detailed for your comfort with king size beds (pillow top mattresses) , plushy duvets, and bathrobes, bathtub and two lavatories.
Vista Suites
Opened in December 2008, "Las suites" are the newest addition to the Parador Resort. Surrounded by the incredible rainforest canopy of Punta Quepos, and with views to the Ocean and islands of Manuel Antonio National park, "Las Suites" are absolutely stunning. From the corridors of your Suite you will observe all species of flora and fauna, including the howler monkey, cari blancos, titis, sloths, and tucans. All suites have an elegant design with warm tropical touches and contemporary amenities which include a spacious living area, 1 king size bed, private balcony with jaccuzzi, separate bathtub and shower, 2 sinks with granite counter ,sofa bed, mini bar with sink and granite counter, safety deposit box, 42" tv plasma, table clock with I-pod deck, and tropical hand painted artwork by famous Costa Rican artist, Victor Chavarria.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Indoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Spa
Solarium
Tennis
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

9.3968 -84.1697
Area served
Manuel Antonio.
Nearby airports
Quepos Airport is located only 25 minutes from the Hotel.
Area description
Hotel Parador "Boutique Resort & Spa", is located on Punta Quepos in the most pristine and tranquil area of Manuel Antonio, yet within minutes from the World Famous Manuel Antonio National Park, the small sport fishing town of Quepos, and the local airport.

Dining

La Galeria
Enjoy exceptional fine dining with live piano music in an elegant romantic setting overlooking the gardens, the Ocean and the pools. The wide selection of dishes, named after famous International painters, prepared by the finest of chefs combine both the Costa Rican fusion flavors as well as the Mediterranean cuisine. The breakfast buffet (included in your room rate) is served daily in La Galeria. The buffet includes everything from an omelets station, to fresh home baked goods, cereals, local favorite "Gallo Pinto" and fresh tropical fruits and juices. Opening hours: Breakfast: 6:00am-10:30am / Lunch: 11:30am-4:30pm (Quijote restaurant menu) / Dinner: 6:30pm-10:00pm.
El Quijote
A casual restaurant, with spectacular views and a relaxing ambiance , here you will be sure to find your favorite dish with extensive international a la carte menu. Opening hours: 6:30pm-10:00pm

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (94)

Ratings and reviews for Parador Resort and Spa

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
94 out of 94
Amenities:
4.4
Room cleanliness:
4.6
Hotel staff:
4.6
Room comfort:
4.3
Location:
4.3
Value:
4.1

91% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Everitas
Minneapolis, MN
Feb 21, 2011

Overpriced and Deceptively Described Rms

Beautiful setting in lush tropical vegetation at the end of a narrow, winding and steep road leading to the end of a peninsula. Common areas are very nice, but our room was very mediocre. [...] No internet access in the room. Ants throughout and particularly bad in the bathroom. Toilet leaked then broke requiring immediate plumbing repair (which was thankfully done promptly.The highlight of the stay was the very helpful tour coordinator. Without his influence this would have been a terrible experience.All in all this hotel was a disappointment considering the price of the stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Dinner at El Avion, a restaurant built into a salvaged relic of the Iran-Contra debacle of the Reagan administration. A C-123 cargo plan shot down over Nicaragua was relocated near Quepos and now serves as the entrance and bar to a restaurant. The setting is unique, the view great and the food is excellent.

Review of Parador Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Everitas
Minneapolis, MN
Feb 21, 2011

Overpriced and Deceptively Described Rms

Beautiful setting in lush tropical vegetation at the end of a narrow, winding and steep road leading to the end of a peninsula. Common areas are very nice, but our room was very mediocre. [...] No internet access in the room. Ants throughout and particularly bad in the bathroom. Toilet leaked then broke requiring immediate plumbing repair (which was thankfully done promptly.The highlight of the stay was the very helpful tour coordinator. Without his influence this would have been a terrible experience.All in all this hotel was a disappointment considering the price of the stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Dinner at El Avion, a restaurant built into a salvaged relic of the Iran-Contra debacle of the Reagan administration. A C-123 cargo plan shot down over Nicaragua was relocated near Quepos and now serves as the entrance and bar to a restaurant. The setting is unique, the view great and the food is excellent.

Review of Parador Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Sarasota,FL
Jul 31, 2011

vacation

I've been traveling for over 25 years.that was first time I wasn't happy about my stay. OVERPRICED. Room smells like mold,took forever to get maid,breakfast was good,but dinner... you can get much better anywhere else and a lot cheaper.if you get stuck if hotel because of rain it's absolutely nothing to do there.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
2
Review of Parador Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Sarasota,FL
Jul 31, 2011

vacation

I've been traveling for over 25 years.that was first time I wasn't happy about my stay. OVERPRICED. Room smells like mold,took forever to get maid,breakfast was good,but dinner... you can get much better anywhere else and a lot cheaper.if you get stuck if hotel because of rain it's absolutely nothing to do there.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
2
Review of Parador Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Jet Settler
Boston, MA
Feb 23, 2013

Nice location, but needs a facelift.

Positives: The view, shuttle service, monkey trail, and new pool in the suites section (which we found on our last day). We had an amazing time at Manuel Antonio, just not so much at the hotel. Negatives: The hotel appears to lack chef, general manager, property management. Examples: Chef: Food tastes like brown packing box cardboard. Specifically, the french fries and dinner rolls. Not worth gourmet dining prices they charge. Go into town (Raphael's) for amazing food. General Manager: Consistently unpredictable service. Sometimes they served drinks at the adult pool, more often not. Towels for the pool and beach were uncomfortably and unnecessarily hard to obtain. Property: Replace missing tiles when they fall off in the pool. Clean the moss off the swimming pool alligator. The suites pool seemed to be the only place properly maintained.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Great restaurants in town, all down the hill. Dinner and music on Tuesday and Friday at Raphael's is excellent. Cafe Milagro has excellent breakfast and lunch.

Review of Parador Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Florida Lady
Sarasota, Fl
May 21, 2009

A few days in Paradise

The Parador was a beautiful hotel with gounds that were immaculate. Wildlife was abundant-monkeys, bugs, iguanas, birds, etc. Rooms were more typical of a general hotel but clean and comfortable. The only complaint we had was that the access road was SO BAD that you couldn't walk it and we felt we should apologize to the taxi drivers! It definately limited your easy access to anything outside the hotel grounds.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
2
Value:
4
Review of Parador Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Brooklyn, NY
Oct 1, 2009

Great

The hotel is wonderful, the staff is really really friendly. The tour specialist was very helpful. The view is amazing, the grounds is very well kept. The only thing missing for me was there was no entertainment. The stay was wonderful, but very quiet for me.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Review of Parador Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Phoenix, AZ
Jul 29, 2010

Great experience

We upgraded to one of the suites and we were extremely happy.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Parador Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Catlon
Miami, FL, USA
Mar 3, 2012

Romantic getaway

This hotel is amazing. Beautiful views to the ocean. Amazing staff and great food.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Parador Resort and Spa

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
FamilyVacation
Overland Park, Kansas
Jul 30, 2013

Didn't get what was promised

I purchased a Tropical Ocean View but when I got there I was notified they don't have tropical ocean views and Cheap Tickets is aware of that. I was put in another room that faced the garden so not what we had planned and paid for.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
1
Dining tip: In Hotel

In hotel dining is way over priced but there aren't too many choices close by as the hotel is somewhat isolated from shopping and dining areas.

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