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Parador Resort & Spa

Region:Manuel Antonio
Habitats:Beach / Tropical Rainforest

Activities:
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estrellaestrella Boating, Horseback Riding, Kayaking, Surfing / Windsurfing
estrella Biking, Hiking, Rafting, Spa/Yoga
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Transport Time to/from Manuel Antonio
Option 1: By land
Bus: 4-1/2 hrs
Option 2: By air
Hotel to/from airport:15 - 60 mins
Plane & bus:1 hrs


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WHAT THE GUIDEBOOKS SAY

"At the end of the Road is El Parador, modeled after the traditional Spanish country inns but with some contemporary features, including a heliport, conference center, gym and spa, pool, tennis court, and mini-golf course." The New Key to Costa Rica.

"This is definitely the place to stay in the Manuel Antonio area!" -Costa Rica Guide, Open Road Publishing.

COSTA RICA EXPEDITIONS DESCRIPTION

Located on a peninsula hilltop in Manuel Antonio, with panoramic views, the Parador has 108 rooms, all with private baths and deluxe amenities. This hotel was named a Costa Rica “Leading Resort Hotel" by World Travel Awards in 2006 and 2007. There is a fine restaurant and tapas bar, large swimming pool and jacuzzi, private cove beach, spa and massage center, health club, tennis and mini golf course. The hotel is on 12 acres with trails for observing wildlife such as White-faced and Titi Monkeys, sloths, iguanas and birds. Hot climate.

FROM THE HOTEL’S WEB SITE
Hotel Parador Boutique Resort & Spa combines European refinement with a warm tropical touch. Its elegant Mediterranean-style architecture, surrounded by beautiful tropical gardens and staggering panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, has made the resort one of a kind.

With 108 rooms and suites, it offers all the expected amenities of a four-plus Resort while maintaining a true private and serene ambiance. Parador is located on the densely-forested Punta Quepos peninsula, in the most pristine and tranquil area of Manual Antonio, yet within minutes of the world famous Manuel Antonio National Park. Also close to the small sport fishing town of Quepos and the local airport.

Surrounded by beautiful gardens, all rooms have balconies with views of either the rainforest or the ocean. In our rooms, tastefully decorated according to the highest standards, our guests may avail themselves to many luxurious extras, including room service, cable TV, air conditioning, mini-bar, coffee maker, telephone, safety deposit box, ceiling fans and hair dryers.

For those stressed from normal lives, we also offer therapeutic, anti-stress and aromatic spa services, performed by highly-trained professionals. Our personalized dedicated staff will make your stay feel right at home and will respond to any immediate request you may have. It all exists here, at the Hotel Parador, "Boutique Resort," where relaxation, adventure, and romance await you.


WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY:
Apr. 25, 2005''Very nice guided tours of the Monteverde Cloud Forest.''
We just returned from a fantastic trip to Costa Rica. Aside from the mixup with overbooking the Monteverde Lodge, which you handled quite nicely, all reservations and transfers went extremely well.

We really enjoyed the Monteverde Lodge; a nice spot and all staff members treated us very well. All members of our group loved the Parador Resort & Spa at Manuel Antonio; the setting, views, swimming pool, and all staff members (except for two rather surly men working the front desk) were wonderful. We especially liked the breakfast buffet, and the impressive Friday night "surf and turf" buffet. We took advantage of very nice guided tours of the Monteverde Cloud Forest (getting great views of male and female quetzals) and of the Manuel Antonio Park. Guides at both locations were friendly, knowledgeable, and great with our children.

The bus transfers that you arranged were great. The driver, "Shampoo," who took us on all three legs of our trip, was always prompt and friendly. Despite his lack of English, we were able to communicate somewhat with him and get a few jokes across. Our kids fell in love with him, and he seemed to have a good time with us.

On the way to Monteverde, we had the bonus of a guide, Federico Alban, who was fluent in English, and seemed to have - and willingly shared - tremendous knowledge of Costa Rica. We also appreciated that Costa Rica Expeditions always gave us notice with regard to pickup times for the bus at each location. Thanks again.
-Gary Westerman


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