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4.6 out of 5

"This was our 5th stay at the Parador. We love it. The staff is one of the best we have ever and the hotel is great. We have recommended this hotel ... " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 06 Mar 2017

Hotel Description

Family-friendly 4-star resort near Manuel Antonio Beach

Close to the beach

Stay at this Manuel Antonio resort and you'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Biesanz Beach and 2 miles (3 km) of Manuel Antonio National Park. Playitas Beach and ADR Adventure Park are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Full-service spa, outdoor pool

A full-service spa, 3 restaurants, and 3 outdoor pools are all featured at this resort. Bring the family and enjoy the mini golf, children's pool, and playground. Enjoy a meal in one of the 2 coffee shops/cafés and perks like free buffet breakfast and free self parking.

Free WiFi, cable TV

Featuring conveniences like sitting areas and coffee/tea makers, the 129 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include minibars, room service, and ceiling fans.

Room, Terrace, Garden View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$206 per night

Premium Room, 2 Queen Beds

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Hotel Parador Resort And Spa ratings based on 16 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Hotel Parador Resort And Spa

Everyone (4) Couples (1) Family (1)
5 out of 5
Beautiful hotel and location. Staff were nice and helpful. Food and entertainment are a bit expensive considering the region but it is, after all, a tourist area. Would definitely recommend.

Posted by , from AK on Nov 21, 2018

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5 out of 5

Great Hotel

Pros: We really enjoy being with the staff. The food is some of the best in Costa Rica. Pools are warm and friendly and the grounds are beautiful.
Cons: Nothing
Location: Hotel offers free shuttles to Manuel Antonio National Park and public beach. Quepos is home to great fishing.
This was our 5th stay at the Parador. We love it. The staff is one of the best we have ever and the hotel is great. We have recommended this hotel to many people who are interested in staying in Manuel Antonio Costa Rica.

Posted by , from Roseville, CA on Mar 6, 2017

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3 out of 5


It was a lovely hotel, a little excentric with white classical statues everywhere. We were paying $240 a night for a room that was worth $120. Our jungle view was a wall of vegitation that made the room dark and cave like. If the room had costb$120 per night I would say the hotel was excellent in all ways.

Posted by , from san jose ca on Jan 29, 2016

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4 out of 5

Good Clean resort with decent food, excellent serv

Pros: Good, clean rooms; friendly staff, decent price, decent food. Very nice swimming pools for kids and families. Good restaurant locations.
Cons: Beach is not easily accessible. Food is good and but same every day with minimum changes. Entertainment is again same every day even in peak season.
Location: Good location close the national park and town. However a challenge to get in and out from the hotel due to its location.
Overall a very good resort. Family really enjoyed the swimming pools, food, and terrace top restaurant view. The trail walk was average with a sewage running through the trail. Trail is also not very clean and no animals or birds were visible.

Posted by , from Atlanta, USA on Dec 29, 2015

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5 out of 5

Clean and Professional...what more could you want?

Pros: I loved the staff and upkeep of everything. The free shuttle to the beach/National Park was terrific.
Location: Manuel Antonio National Park, Biesanz Beach (Walking distance), Public beaches, restaurants, strip club, Kayak, Snorkeling, Zip Lining.
The location is epic. At the end of a long road of hotels, this one is secluded from the noise and hustle of the neighborhood. Inside the gated resort, the staff are all friendly, pleasant and accommodating. I really can not think of anything to complain about on my 4 night stay. Every inch of the resort seemed to be cleaned daily. If you want a quiet, clean resort with many amenities...try this location. I would go again. The resort has its own little trail to explore the rainforest which it sits on. There is a nice clean gym, spacious and overlooking the forest. The pool for adults was quiet and clean as promised...the family pool was even pleasant to hang around. If you can afford the oceanview rooms, that would be even better. They are even more secluded and have their own pool/jacuzzi.

Posted by , from New York on Aug 25, 2015

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4 out of 5

Highly enjoyed this resort

Loved the pools, happy hour, beach, and the view! Watch out for the automatic charges that appear when you buy anything. It's typically at 23%! Great breakfast and friendly staff.

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015

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5 out of 5

Over and above!

I would love for every hotel and resort that we have stayed in to have the customer care that we received at Hotel Parador. You can tell they major in people.

Posted by , from Houston, TX on Oct 29, 2013

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5 out of 5

Excellent Aventure!

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
We loved Parador! It was more than was advertised and was perfect for us.

Posted by , from Kennesaw, GA, USA on Nov 26, 2012

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5 out of 5


Pros: Free breakfast, Quiet
Loved everything about it. The people are very friendly and helpful, never had to wait more than time they told me for anything! The restaurants are great, sushi was very fresh and well made. The pools, the grounds, the rooms and the VIEWS!!!! Incredible

Posted by , from Miami, FL, USA on Mar 26, 2012

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5 out of 5

Hotel is warm and friendly.

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet, great staff!!!
Great hotel with excellant service, food and facilities.

Posted by , from Roseville, CA, USA on Mar 21, 2012

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Property Features

Hotel Parador Resort And Spa offers its guests a full-service spa, 3 outdoor swimming pools, an outdoor tennis court, and an outdoor pool. There are 3 restaurants and 2 coffee shops/cafés on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 3 bars/lounges and a swim-up bar. Free breakfast is served. WiFi is free in public spaces. A children's pool, a fitness center, and a steam room are also featured at the family-friendly Hotel Parador Resort And Spa. A roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4-star Manuel Antonio resort.

  • 129 guestrooms or units
  • 5 buildings
  • 3 dining venues
  • 3 bars or lounges
  • 2 coffee shops
  • Built in 1995
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Bar by the pool
  • Swim-up bar
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Conference center
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Library
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Free area shuttle
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Playground on site
  • Miniature golf on site


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: San Jose (SJO-Juan Santamaria Intl.) (157.2 km / 97.7 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free area shuttle; airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Hotel Parador Resort And Spa offers 129 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature minibars and safes. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. Cable television is provided. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Sitting area
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast.

La Galeria - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

El Quijote - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available.

La Fragata Ocean View - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves lunch only. A children's menu is available.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

3 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with an outdoor pool. In addition to a children's pool, other recreational amenities include an outdoor tennis court, a steam room, and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Miniature golf on site
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Archery on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Playground on site
  • Rafting nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Spa Services

The onsite spa has 3 treatment rooms including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs, and body treatments. The spa is equipped with a mud bath, a sauna, and a spa tub. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and hydrotherapy.

  • Number of treatment rooms 3
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hydrotherapy treatments
  • Mud bath in spa
  • Sauna in spa
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Massages


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for CRC 5430.0 per night.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • 24-hour check-in


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: CRC 108000 per vehicle (one way)
  • Rollaway bed fee: CRC 5430.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Hotel Parador Resort
  • Hotel Parador Resort Manuel Antonio
  • Parador Manuel Antonio
  • Hotel Parador Resort Spa

You should know

  • Hotel Parador Resort And Spa offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.