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Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 24 July 2015

An very small independent resort off the beaten path. Some people comment on how it's an arduous journey down such a long dirt road, don't listen to them. Yes it is 2 miles off the main road, but you could do it in a rental car no problem. And when you get there and hit the beach there's no one...

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San Antonio, Texas
Reviewed 22 July 2015

This place was surprisingly awesome. The long ride down the fairly uninhabited dirt road might have you questioning your decision at first, but don't be fooled. The location and resort are beautiful, as is the beach. Staff were friendly, and the food was great. Hotel staff will help you figure out what day trips you might want to take, and...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 14 July 2015

The grounds and pool are very nice! The room and restaurant are also very nice! The rooms may be a little quieter if they were not adjoined, but it all depends on the type of other guests staying here at the time. The restaurant had good food, but it was a bit salty and a little overpriced. Out of ease,...

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Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I booked a 6 night stay at this resort and were slightly disappointed. When we landed Thursday afternoon in quepos we took a taxi to the resort where we ended up on long bumpy road which left us both uneasy and skeptical. After 15 minutes down this road we arrived at the clandestino which was beautiful and...

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Thank Hmburns
Reviewed 5 July 2015

The hotel and grounds are beautiful and well maintained. The rooms are terrific and clean. No question about it. The only reason I don't give it 5 stars.... But something with the staff is amiss -- almost universally the service was very average. Not terrible but clearly the staff lacks a passion for service and helping guests enjoy their stay....

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3Thank Ambareesh B
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Reviewed 30 June 2015

This "4-star" hotel was one of the biggest disappointments in my fairly extensive traveling history. The property is located in a very remote corner of a peninsula off the local town of Parrita and is only accessible by an unpaved road that is quite bumpy. As a matter of fact, the area is so far away from the civilization that...

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Guillermo C, Propietario at Clandestino Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hello first of all thank you for this great comment. I will answer to all that you have written point by point. Yes, sir, is a 4-star hotel, You came to Costa Rica and unfortunately your entire stay in our country was at our hotel, so you could not see how close we are everywhere. 8 km from the town...

Marietta, Georgia
Reviewed 17 June 2015

Stayed 3 nights at Clandestino from 6/10 to 6/13. This little gem was a piece of paradise and a welcome relief from the harrowing drive we had just completed from LA Fortuna. When we arrived, we were first greeted by the security guard who took us to reception. Check in was quick and easy! We were then taken to the...

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Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights with kids 8 & 10. The property is beautiful! Well worth the bumpy ride out. Gorgeous pool, one of the best we've seen, well appointed, large rooms and friendly staff. The ocean is right across the way and while the waves are quite large and swimming is not recommended, there are boogie boards to enjoy the...

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Choctaw, Oklahoma
Reviewed 25 May 2015

This hotel was very inviting when we arrived and offered us delicious house drinks. I believe there are about 24 rooms but not sure. We stayed in back of complex. Overall it was a clean hotel. We did have trouble with our shower and they tried very hard to fix it lane on a Sunday night. It just needed a...

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Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

We had an amazing time at clandestino beachresort! What a tranquil area, just a 10 minute drive from the town of Paritta. The rooms are situated in a tropical garden and have their own veranda with hamock! The rooms are clean and well furnished. The swimmingpool area is absolutely fabulous. Beach is just across the dirt road. Staff and owner...

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • 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: 5 Km este desde la entrada a Playa Palo Seco | Playa Palo Seco, Parrita 6000, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Parrita
Price Range: $188 - $459 (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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