Parador Resort & Spa in Punta Quepos, Costa Rica
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Parador Resort & Spa is perched high above the sweeping Pacific coastline on Punta Quepos, Costa Rica. The hotel boasts panoramic ocean views on 12 acres of wildlife-rich tropical rainforest. Luxurious yet eco-conscious, Parador is a recipient multiple awards including Costa Rica’s Leading Resort 2010 (World Travel Awards) and also the 5-Leaf Sustainability Award issued by the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT).
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Set on lush grounds surrounded by expansive jungle, Parador features well-appointed rooms and suites, several restaurants featuring diverse menus, multiple bars and lounges, a world-class spa, tennis court, three ocean-view pools and generous meeting facilities. The resort is located in Manuel Antonio, a beach and adventure hot spot known for its famed National Park.
Hotel Accommodations and Amenities at Parador Resort & Spa
All accommodations boast ocean, jungle or garden views and all of the amenities today’s modern traveler has come to expect. Every room and suite – including several wheelchair-friendly options – is outfitted with:
- Cable TV
- Coffee maker
- Air condition and ceiling fans
- Safety deposit boxes
- Iron and board
- Hair dryer
Both self-service and concierge laundry facilities and room service are available. Parador’s daily breakfast buffet is included in the price of all rooms or suites.
Alighting the highest point of the resort is Parador Suites; an annex built in 2008 comprised of 30 luxurious panoramic suites and two master suites. The complex features a private adult-only infinity pool and Jacuzzi, La Fragata Restaurant & Tapas Bar, two elevators, a small meeting room which seats eight and wi-fi.
With a key location just steps from the resort’s restaurants, spa and primary pool area, these 25 comfortable rooms access the gardens directly from the terrace. Two queen beds or one king bed.
Garden Plus Rooms
These 20 rooms boast balconies that overlook the verdant expanse of the rainforest. Connecting doors between each two rooms makes this a perfect choice for families. Two queen beds.
Conveniently located close to the resort’s restaurants, spa, gift shops and swimming pools, 30 Tropical rooms sit just below the Premium building. Partial ocean and jungle or garden views. Two queen beds or one king bed.
Built on a rock high atop the resort’s sprawling grounds, 12 premium rooms offer incredible 180 degree ocean and jungle vistas. Two queen beds. Both Premium and Premium Plus rooms are accessible via interior and exterior stairs or a dramatic panoramic incline elevator.
Premium Plus Rooms
Situated above the Premium accommodations, these nine beautifully appointed rooms open to stellar views of the Pacific Ocean coastline and feature larger balconies than premium rooms. King bed. Premium and Premium Plus rooms are accessible via interior and exterior stairs or a dramatic, panoramic incline elevator.
Located in the new “Las Suites” building, 28 ocean-view one-bedroom suites feature every imaginable amenity including plasma TV, mini-bar, sleeper sofa and sumptuous bathroom with full-size tub and separate shower. Each suite boasts an expansive balcony with private Jacuzzi. King bed.
Vista Pacific Suites
These two extraordinary corner suites have all the commodities of “The Suites,” but boast a 260-degree ocean and jungle view, plus a larger balcony affording even more privacy. King bed.
Vista Master Suites
Boasting 360-degree ocean/jungle views highlighted by large windows and an expansive balcony with private Jacuzzi, these two lavish master suites each feature a spacious master bedroom and living room, two plasma TVs and all other luxury amenities. King size bed and sleeper sofa. The master suites are accessible via a private staircase adjoining them and can be rented separately or together for families or groups.
Sprawling and luxurious, the Cristóbal Colón Presidential Suite spreads over a 172 square meters (1,851 square feet) and is truly one of its kind in Central America. It is located in the main building with direct access to restaurants, conference room, and the mezzanine. Three king beds.
Dining at Parador Resort & Spa
A pianist accompanies fine dining at La Galeria, an elegant sea-view restaurant overlooking the hotel’s lush gardens and pool area. A diverse menu spotlights the tropical flavors of local cuisine alongside Mediterranean-inspired dishes. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. An extensive breakfast buffet is included in room rates.
Relax with a before or after dinner cocktail at La Galeria’s bar, Don Juan, a cozy European-style piano lounge with outdoor seating available on the surrounding terrace.
For casual evening dining in a relaxed atmosphere, El Quijote serves an inspired Latin-fusion menu made with the freshest ingredients.
La Reina is an elegant medieval-styled private dining room where a personal server can accommodate your every need. Flickering candles within offset the glimmering stars outside, providing a dreamy venue for a romantic tryst or intimate gathering.
Located at the property’s zenith in Parador Suites, La Fragata Restaurant & Tapas Bar serves a tantalizing selection of the freshest fare and tastiest cocktails in a casual environment highlighted by an ocean vista and cool sea breezes. The menu focuses on healthy and light dining options. Pool bar service available all day. Stunning sunset views make this a great choice for early evening cocktails.
A light lunch menu and sushi is served on the terrace at El Galeon, while a swim-up bar will satiate thirst without ever having to hit dry land! Guests can indulge in a decadent tropical cocktail or a chilled local beer while gazing at the spectacular ocean vista.
Sushi fashioned from organically grown produce and the freshest local seafood is served up daily alongside other Japanese specialties at Sushi Fune.
Enjoy a game of pool or an after-dinner drink and cigar at Sancho Panza Bar, adjacent to El Quijote restaurant.
Private catering is also available for meetings, parties or events. Room service is also on call.
Services and Amenities at Parador Resort & Spa
World-class services and amenities in no way take a back seat to environmental responsibility. Named “Costa Rica´s Leading Resort 2010” by the prestigious World Travel Awards, Parador is the only full-service resort in Manuel Antonio, affording a range of accommodation options that best suit the needs of visitors, especially for families or groups who might opt for the adjoining rooms, while couples can enjoy the unparalleled opulence offered in the all-suites annex.
Spa and Fitness
A small onsite fitness center is equipped with an array of machines, free weights and mats.
The Pacifica Spa is an oasis of calm, situated near a labyrinth of jungle trails, which lead to imposing panoramic cliffs abutting the azure sea. An expert staff of spa practitioners offers an inspired menu of wellness services in the air-conditioned comfort of five treatment rooms. Private lockers, plush bathrobes, complimentary fruit and beverages, relaxation and yoga areas (for practicing independently or joining a scheduled class), steam room, plunge pool and Swiss shower. A range of treatments include:
- Massage: open air, Swedish, deep tissue, four hands, couples, hot stone
- Wraps and body scrubs
- Facials, manicures, pedicures and waxing
- Professional hair stylists and makeup artists available upon request
Parador Resort & Spa guests can spend their days lounging in the sun by the resort’s three pools (two adults only) or on one of Manuel Antonio’s white sand beaches, including Playa Biesanz adjacent to the hotel. On site, guests can play tennis or go for a hike. Winding nature trails cover the expansive grounds; migrating whales or schools of dolphins, exotic birds, three species of monkeys, sloths, coutamandas, and a variety of reptiles are common sightings.
For off-site adventures, Parador’s concierge and travel desk can arrange surfing, snorkeling, kayaking or parasailing. Other popular Costa Rica expeditions include scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, canopy zip lining, horseback riding, and white water rafting.
From handcrafted wood and ceramic wares, archetypal Central American artwork, unique collectibles, fine jewelry and beautiful beachwear and clothing, Dulcinea Gift Shop is well worth a visit. Located on the second floor of the main building.
Conveniently located adjacent to the main pool, La Joyita Souvenir Shop features necessities such as toiletries, pharmaceuticals and snacks alongside t-shirts, sarongs, hats, sundries and souvenirs.
Parador Resort & Spa is equipped to host groups both small and large in a variety of indoor and outdoor locations.
Expert staff will work to organize and execute conferences or events – from lodging to special menus and theme nights to providing equipment and onsite assistance to orchestrating free-time activities and tours, domestic transportation and any other requirements to ensure a successful and memorable affair.
Parador’s conference room can comfortably accommodate up to 64 people, with other sites – including restaurants, suites, outdoor terraces, jungle and beach locations — available for larger or smaller groups. Hotel features wi-fi and computer stations with audio-visual equipment also available onsite.
For an intimate ceremony for two or a dazzling large scale spectacle for the entire clan of family and friends, Parador’s enchanting 12 acres of ocean-kissed jungle grounds afford numerous location options to fulfill wedding fantasies.
Highly experienced professional wedding planners will ensure that every detail is lovingly and meticulously addressed and executed – from inception to wedding day, from design concept to the menu, from licenses to photographers, from lodging and local transportation, to activities and events before and after the Big Day.
For more info, reach them through their website at www.HotelParador.com »