We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Hotel Parador

Travellers' Choice award winner
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Hotel Parador
Hotel Parador
Panoramas (15)
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

2,284 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Hotel Parador
See the most recent reviews
Showing 1,713: English reviews
Täby
Reviewed 5 January 2015 via mobile

We spent 8 nights at Hotel Parador in December/January 2014/2015. We had a wonderful time there and we can really recommend the Hotel. It has a beutiful location with a great view. The rooms are very good, the food is very good and the staff is fantastic . Always helpful, personal , relationsoriented and warm. The staff is what really...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jesper O
Carlos C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

Dear Jesper, Thank you for choosing Parador Resort & Spa for your vacation in Manuel Antonio and sharing your experience in this forum. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the Parador experience! Thank you for your kind comments about our staff; we will share with them! We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Pura...

Reviewed 5 January 2015 via mobile

Absolutely one of the nicest resorts we have ever stayed at! The staff was fantastic and the facilities were gorgeous. Our last morning there, I was walking along the monkey trail and saw Howler, squirrel and Capuchin monkeys all go past me. The resort had a fantastic free breakfast, gorgeous pool with breathtaking views, free wifi, amazing monkey trails and...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jenniffer H
Carlos C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

Dear Jenniffer, Thank you for choosing Parador Resort & Spa for your vacation in Manuel Antonio and sharing your experience in this forum. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the Parador experience including the amazing wildlife that surrounds the resort. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Pura vida!

Nassau, New Providence Island
Reviewed 5 January 2015

We stayed in an Ocean Vista Suite. The room, bedding & balcony are great. The staff really make the hotel experience what it is. Nothing is too much trouble. The food is sublime & we were fortunate enough to celebrate New Years Eve at the Hotel. Wow, wow, wow. Jorge & his team put on a fantastic show. An open...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Nokwatcha
Carlos C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Parador Resort & Spa for your vacation in Manuel Antonio and sharing your experience in this forum. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the Parador experience, especially the New Year’s Eve party! We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Pura vida!

Ringoes, New Jersey
Reviewed 4 January 2015

Stunning views, big rooms, and great food . . .this place had it all for us as we ended a week in the rain and cloud forests. Attended the New Year's Eve party, too, and we had a blast! Plenty of wildlife on the grounds, too. The beach is a bit of a hike, and it's not a white, sandy...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank sejlriceRingoesNJ
Carlos C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Parador Resort & Spa for your vacation in Manuel Antonio. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the Parador experience, the New Year's Eve party and, last but not least, the amazing wildlife that surrounds the resort. We greatly appreciate that you shared your experience in this forum and hope to welcome...

Bellingham, MA
Reviewed 4 January 2015

This was one of the most memorable experiences of any hotel we have been to. We had sloths and toucans out of our balcony which the kids loved. There were monkeys galore and tons of birds. I saw more wildlife in the four days we were at the hotel than the previous two times I have been to Costa Rica....

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Sara A
Carlos C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

Dear Sara, Thank you for choosing Parador Resort & Spa for your vacation in Manuel Antonio. We are so happy to hear that our service, hospitality and amenities exceeded your expectations and that you were able to spot the amazing wildlife that surrounds our resort. Thank you for your kind comments about our staff. We greatly appreciate that you shared...

sherman oaks
Reviewed 2 January 2015

We are 5 star travelers. We are a family of 5 and I am all about the service and the amenities of a hotel. Parador was beyond what we expected. From the moment we arrived, every one at the front desk (reception) was friendly, helpful, and really cared about our stay. The staff in every department was so accommodating. They...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank lauriepetok
Carlos C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

Dear Laurie, Thank you for sharing your Parador experience in this forum. We are so happy to hear that our service, hospitality and amenities exceeded your expectations. Thank you for your kind comments about our staff; we will share with them. We hope to welcome you back again in the near future. Pura vida!

Chantilly, Virginia
Reviewed 31 December 2014

Positive. Beautiful boutique luxury hotel in a picturesque location. Elaborate breakfast. Attentive service. Staff were courteous, friendly and eager to please. It has interconnecting rooms. Multiple trails and wild animal viewing. They have free shuttles to town Negative. Isolated and far from town. 3 km on a narrow, winding and bumpy road. Food in the hotel is pricey.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jey M
Lydia G, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

Thank you for review! We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Part of our charm is indeed being "off the beaten path" —great for privacy—, but we're still within just a few km of town so you can get the full Manuel Antonio experience. Pura vida, amigos, and we hope to see you again on your next visit to...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 December 2014

We didn't stay here but visited for the day, and wish we had stayed here. It's a traditional quality hotel, a gated Spanish country house look, with lovely 3 pools a lovely sunken pool bar. The shop was also good, a comprehensive range of local artefacts for presents. Food and staff were great here too, with half live music in...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Grecophile2011
Lydia G, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

Hello! We're sorry you weren't able to stay at least for one night to get the full Parador experience, but we're happy you enjoyed your day with us. We hope to see you again soon! Pura vida!

Usa
Reviewed 29 December 2014

The hotel is wonderful. We enjoyed our stay including the clean spacious rooms as well as the swimming pool and other amenities, All the folks in the staff were so helpful. Unfortunately I do not have a list of names of all those who helped but the front desk staff deserve a special thanks for helping me track down a...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank RAHULSHETH100
Carlos C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Parador Resort & Spa for your vacation in Manuel Antonio. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Parador. Thank you for your kind comments about our staff; we will share with them. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Happy New Year! Pura Vida!

London, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 25 December 2014

We stayed at the El Parador Dec 18 to Dec 23. From the moment we arrived we were treated like royalty. We were offered an upgrade to the suites and we were amazed at how spacious and beautiful the rooms were. Two balconies with views that were breathtakingly beautiful. The staff were all so eager to please and always friendly....

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank Kurt W
Carlos C, Guest Relations Manager at Hotel Parador, responded to this review

Dear Kurt, Thank you so much for choosing Parador Resort & Spa for your vacation in Manuel Antonio. We are very happy to hear about your experience and that you enjoyed all the resort's amenities including the amazing wildlife that surround us. Thank you for sharing your experience in this forum. We hope to welcome you back in the near...

2,534 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (1933)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (500)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (17)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (312)
Viewed
View from Room (181)
Viewed
Room/Suite (159)
Viewed
Dining (114)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (3)
Viewed
Bathroom (8)
Viewed
2:56
Videos (1)
Viewed
Other (638)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (397)
Viewed
Adult Pool (12)
Viewed
Amenities (49)
Viewed
Beach (10)
Viewed
Garden Room (28)
Viewed
Main Pool (9)
Viewed
Premium Plus Room (47)
Viewed
Dining (61)
Viewed
Second Adult Pool (8)
Viewed
The Hotel (61)
Viewed
Tropical Room (29)
Viewed
Vista Master Suite (43)
Viewed
Vista Suite (40)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (204)
Viewed
Room/Suite (28)
Viewed
View from Room (28)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (20)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (39)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
Other (88)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Manuel Antonio National Park hotels
2.6 km away
Gaia Hotel & Reserve
Gaia Hotel & Reserve
#3 of 48 in Manuel Antonio National Park
1,455 reviews
1.7 km away
Tulemar's Buena Vista Luxury Villas
Tulemar's Buena Vista Luxury Vil...
#2 of 48 in Manuel Antonio National Park
1,087 reviews
1.3 km away
La Mariposa Hotel
La Mariposa Hotel
#13 of 48 in Manuel Antonio National Park
1,336 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.4 km away
Shana By The Beach, Hotel Residence & Spa
Shana By The Beach, Hotel Reside...
#11 of 48 in Manuel Antonio National Park
921 reviews
2.7 km away
La Posada Private Jungle Bungalows
La Posada Private Jungle Bungalo...
#17 of 48 in Manuel Antonio National Park
896 reviews
1.5 km away
The Preserve at Los Altos
The Preserve at Los Altos
#15 of 48 in Manuel Antonio National Park
495 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
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 

Additional Information about Hotel Parador

Address: | Quepos, Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Manuel Antonio National Park
Price Range: $231 - $652 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Parador 4*
Number of rooms: 121
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotwire, Hotels.com, Cheap Tickets, Despegar.com, Travelocity, Orbitz, TravelClick, BookIt.com, Cancelon, getaroom.com, Jetsetter, Evoline ltd and HotelQuickly so you can book your Hotel Parador reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Resort Parador
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#4 Luxury Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
#5 Spa Hotel in Manuel Antonio National Park
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Hotel Parador staff and other travellers.
70 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (70)

Questions? Get answers from Hotel Parador staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“A large number will have views overlooking the Pacific.”
PajaritoLondon, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Avoid garden room 125, too close to the hotel workers store room.”
HazenRick, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Get a Vista Suites room. With the extra $$”
gourmetgal28, 9 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We had a room on the upper level with a beautiful view.”
357NancyN, 7 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If you don't like climbing stairs ask for a room close to the incline.”
julie48070, 5 Apr 2017 | Read review
5 of 5