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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Might the the few of the places where I would stay in Palo Seco. Food is ok, the place is quite "Isolated", so if you want a place to stay to be quiet and enjoy nature, then this is the place for you. I gave 4 stars because of the Pool Area, Room/In Room Bathroom and Location.

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Lyon, France
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

We had an amazing stay in this little paradise with direct access on a private beach! The hotel is amazing and the lodge are fully equipped, the restaurant offered all kind of food depending if you want to have a quick lunch or a romantic diner, the staff is really cool and will take your order wherever you are on...

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UK
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a shame as I'd like to give this a very good/ excellent review - but the good facilities are diminished by cold and dismissive management, as other reviews have pointed out. You certainly get the feeling that if you disagreed with them about anything (or complained) - you would not get a good response. It's a shame as it's...

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Calgary, Alberta Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were visiting family in San Jose and wanted a few days at the beach. We booked for 2 days and immediately knew we booked the right place. Small boutique hotel with only 12 rooms, private draped verandas, amazing staff and very private. The beach is quiet with hardly anyone to be seen. The attention to detail and decor is...

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Duncan, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the whole Clandestino Beach Resort experience. Walking on the beach without seeing anyone in either direction for an hour, unique/quirky accommodation huts, lots of room at the pool (no saving spots all day with a towel) even though the resort was fully booked, sloths and monkeys, a chance at incredible sunsets and good food at a reasonable price...

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Milan, Italy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Notwithstanding the few very negative reviews we read, Our 2 nights stay was very good. The place is very nice and perfect for relaxing at the end of our holiday. The place is far away the town (15/20 mins by car), but not so long as written in other reviews. We saw a lot of animals: cappuccine monkeys, sloth, birds...

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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were met at check in with cold beverages that were delicious! The double queen room was BEAUTIFUL but we needed an extra bed for our teen aged son and they brought one right away. The grounds were so lush that monkeys came to visit and the owner of the hotel brought bananas for us to feed the monkeys with....

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San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just spent a night at Clandestino with my family and loved it! This is a great hotel secluded in a beautiful place with courteous staff and great service. We loved the free wifi in the property, the pool and the beach, also, being a small hotel you feel like you have the entire premises for yourself. Great for families with...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a business trip in San Jose Costa Rica and wanted to "decompress" after my meetings. I chose Clandestino as it is a pretty easy drive from San Jose and is completely off the "tourist" grid. I could not have been more happy with Clandestino. What a wonderful little jewel! I arrived just after dark and was delighted when...

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Phoenix, Arizona
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We travel a lot and are always careful with the type of hotel we stay at. Oh boy, that place proved me wrong in many ways. In more details, Location: yes, it is on a shore and very secluded but for a very wrong reason—nobody wants to be there ( pls. see my pictures) ; once you pass a small...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Clandestino Beach Resort is a Beachfront boutique hotel, located in the Central Pacific region of Costa Rica, on a beautiful and wild beach sprinkled with coconut trees along 10 km of in Palo Seco Beach. The hotel is located at about 20 km from Quepos and 45 km. from Jaco next to the magnificent Manuel Antonio National Park. The highway from San Jose is in very good conditions, leading the guests on a two hour drive through an incredible landscape with several different microclimates and a very diverse flora and fauna. Visitors can enjoy the beauty of the area, the sounds of nature, the tropical breeze, the wildlife and of course also get to know the local culture and people. The hotel has 12 luxury rooms, designed in natural tones and built with local materials such as Teak wood structures, Royal Palm leaf roofs, natural stone bathrooms, and bamboo ceilings, terraces and furniture. We offer you 4 rooms with king size beds and 8 rooms with two queen size beds each (all rooms have TV, Free WIFI, A/C, ceiling fans, hair dryers and hot water). For your safety our hotel has security cameras and night watchmen. The hotel also features a large, turtle-shaped swimming pool facing the ocean, Jacuzzi, a waterfall, and a water mirror for sunbathing, all surrounded by lush gardens, green iguanas, wonderful birds, sloths, funny capuchin monkeys that come to the hotel from the Mangrove. It is in every sense a dream come true. The unique and beautiful restaurant features an ocean view and serves international and local dishes that appease even the most demanding connoisseurs of gourmet cuisine. In the cozy bar you will be able to enjoy a variety of delicious tropical cocktails, play pool and table tennis or just lay back and enjoy your stay. All of this with an exclusive atmosphere and good music. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Clandestino Beach Resort

Address: Este Desde la Entrada a Playa Palo Seco 5 Km | Playa Palo Seco, Parrita 60901, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Parrita
Price Range: $169 - $412 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Clandestino Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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“I think we had room/cabin 31. I'd avoid poolside cabins for the noise/ lack of privacy.”
Surreyflyer, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I have not tip... if this is a tip to the hotel? Hard to improve on these rooms as they are extremely comfortable, the beds are superb, etc. ”
langka6, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Tips: We had a central bungalow which was probably quieter and more private than pool, beachside or back.”
bwack, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“21 had fantastic air conditioning”
, 25 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are actually small cabins. We came off-season so there were very few people (all adults) here.”
C352BVsusanr, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
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