Set on a headland overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the sprawling Parador Resort & Spa is a "luxury-jungle escape," saysTravel + Leisure. It’s right on the edge of the Manuel Antonio National Park (worth a visit for its dramatic scenery and rare wildlife), but those who don’t make it off-campus can explore the resort’s 12 acres of tropical grounds, teeming with iguanas, sloths and all manner of monkeys.
The resort is good for families, with plenty to do on site, including mini golf and tennis, and all suites come with fold-out sofa beds. There's also a regular free shuttle service to the beaches in town, or it's a 15-minute walk along a forested trail to the hotel's beach.
The restaurants offer a family-friendly mix of international buffet dishes, tapas snacks and Latin American cuisine. During the day, enjoy a treatment at the spa (the cappuccino scrub is a real highlight), or relax in one of the three pools, one of which has a swim-up bar. There’s also a 24-hour gym and self-service laundry, which is handy for longer stays.
Rooms have tiled floors, colonial fans and dark-wood furniture, and showers over bathtubs. Pricier rooms are also simply furnished, but with the added bonus of ocean vistas from the balconies. Suites in the newer Las Suites tower are the most luxurious, with open-air Jacuzzis on the balconies and amazing views. There’s also a separate adults-only pool for those staying in this part of the resort.
From the press:
"The Vista Suites are the highest rooms here and have the best views" -- Frommer's
"Those who choose to stick to the hotel's 12 acres are rewarded with four infinity pools and rooms that open on private terraces" -- Travel + Leisure
Extra beds / roll away beds
Gym / fitness center
Sauna / Steam Room
No pets allowed
Complimentary shuttle service: to/from Hotel-Manuel Antonio
24-hour front desk
Airport transfer (fees apply)
Baby-sitting service on request
Complimentary shuttle service
Hair salon (fees apply)
Laundry / dry cleaning
Room service (limited hours)
Safe in reception (fees apply)
Shuttle service (fees apply)
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Iron and ironing board
Kitchenette in some rooms
Jacuzzi in some rooms
Complimentary Internet access
Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
Accessible bathroom in some rooms
Accessible path of travel
Facilities for guests with special needs
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 3pm.
Standard checkout time: 11am.
Children and additional guests
Children up to 5 stay free of charge. Children ages 6 to 11 are charged $15 + tax per night; children 12 and older and adults are charged $35 + tax per night.
Infant's cot/crib and extra bed available on request: $10 per night (on request and in the Garden, Garden Plus, Tropical and Premium rooms only).
Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.
No pets allowed.
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
There is a four-night minimum stay required from Dec. 28 to Jan. 4.
It's a 2.5-hour drive from both Tobias Bolanos International Airport and Juan Santamaria International Airport. The local airport in Quepos, for domestic flights, is only a 20-minute drive away. Parking is available at the hotel.
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