Parador Luxury Resort & Spa ***** / Where Leisure and Nature meet.


Hotel Location

Parador Resort & Spa , Punta Quepos, Costa Rica

Getting Here

Parador Resort & Spa is located on the Central Pacific coast of Costa Rica, in Manuel Antonio near the town of Quepos. We’re easily accessible from the capital of San Jose by air or road. A 20-minute domestic flight is most convenient, but the scenic 2 ½-hour-drive through the mountains and down the coast is well worth considering.


Both Nature Air and Sansa offer direct flights to Quepos (Sansa flies from the international terminal; Nature Air leaves from the domestic terminal, about 10 minutes away).

Shuttle service is usually scheduled between the two airports to coincide with domestic flights. Otherwise, you can just hop in one of the many waiting taxis outside the international arrival area.

HIGHWAY/SURFACE ROADS (about 2 ½ hours)

Upon exiting the main terminal of Juan Santa Maria International Airport, take a left. Continue past the gas station and take your second right. Stay on this road for about one mile until you reach a small bridge, followed almost immediately by an intersection.

At this intersection take a left and continue on this road until you reach another intersection with signs indicating COYOL to your right and GUACIMA to your left.Veer left towards GUACIMA and turn right at the first road you see following a new sign for TURRUCARES.

Continue on this road for approximately two miles until you reach a turnabout leading towards the highway. Follow the signs to OROTINA AND ATENAS. Once you’ve arrived in OROTINA follow the signs to JACO (about an hour’s drive).

You will pass the TARCOLES RIVER and CARARA PARK (where you can stop to observe the river’s resident crocodiles). When you reach JACO stay on the main road (do not turn off into the village) and continue straight into PARRITA, the last major town you will see before reaching QUEPOS (about a half hour drive).

Once you arrive in “downtown” QUEPOS, turn left past the small park and drive up the mountain road towards Manuel Antonio National Park. You simply cannot get lost here, as this is the only street leading towards the beach area.

You will not continue all the way to the park, but rather make a right at the point where the hill starts descending (Barba Roja Restaurant will be on your right and Café Milagro on your left.) At the turn you will see a large sign for Parador Resort & Spa. Follow this jungle road until the very end (about 1.5 kilometers or about a mile) at which point you’ll see the sprawling grounds of our resort. Welcome to paradise!


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The Parador Penthouse on the top floor of Las Suites annex offers a 360-degree view of Manuel Antonio National Park as well as the bay towards Biesanz beach, Quepos and the Marina.

An excellent choice for families, it has a master suite with a plush king size bed and a private Jacuzzi with a view of the forest canopy and the Pacific coastline; the second bedroom has two plush queen beds, a shower and forest views.

The Penthouse also boasts a kitchen, a dining/living room area and two balconies with different views, one with its own Jacuzzi. 


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Vista Master Suites

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Offering panoramic ocean and 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.

The master suites are accessible via a private staircase adjoining them and can be rented separately or together for families or groups. They offer King-sized beds and a sleeper sofa.


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Pacific Vista Suites

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These two extraordinary corner suites have all the commodities of the Ocean Vista building and offer a 260-degree ocean and jungle view, plus king-size beds and a larger balcony with a Jacuzzi affording even more privacy.


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Vista Suites

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Located in the Ocean Vista building, these 28 ocean-view one-bedroom suites feature every imaginable amenity including plasma TV, mini-bar, sleeper sofa and a sumptuous bathroom with a full-size tub and separate shower. Each suite offers a King-sized bed and an expansive balcony with a private Jacuzzi.


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Family Suite

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Sprawling and luxurious, the Cristóbal Colón Presidential Suite spreads over 172 square meters (1,851 square feet) and is truly one-of-a-kind in Central America. It is located in the main building with direct access to restaurants, conference room, and the mezzanine. Three King-sized beds.


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Premium Plus

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Situated above the Premium accommodations, these nine beautifully appointed rooms offer a balcony that opens up to stellar views of the Pacific Ocean coastline. Premium Plus rooms are accessible via interior and exterior stairs or a dramatic, panoramic incline elevator. Each has a King-sized bed.


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Conveniently located close to the resort’s restaurants, spa, gift shops and swimming pools, these rooms are slightly larger than the Garden Plus category and sit just below the premium building. The 30 Tropical rooms are ideal for families sharing the same room and offer jungle or garden views. Showers and two queen size beds.


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Built on a rock high atop the resort’s sprawling grounds, our nine Premium rooms offer incredible ocean and jungle vistas.

Premium rooms are accessible via interior and exterior stairs or a dramatic panoramic incline elevator. They include shower with bathtub and two sinks. Two queen size beds.



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Garden Plus

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These 20 rooms boast balconies or terrace that overlook the verdant expanse of the rainforest. If you are a family you can book two rooms with connecting doors between each two rooms makes them a perfect choice for families. Includes shower  two queen size beds 




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Located just steps from the resort’s restaurants, spa and primary pool area, the 25 Garden rooms access the gardens directly from the terrace. Two queen size beds.





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Chef Carlos Montes

We invite you to taste Chef Carlo’s exquisite new recipes and combinations at any of Parador’s restaurants. ¡Buen provecho!


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 La Galeria

Live piano music complements fine dining at La Galería, an elegant ocean-view restaurant overlooking the hotel’s gardens and beautiful pool area. The restaurant offers a diverse menu and daily specials that spotlight the tropical flavors of local cuisine alongside Mediterranean-inspired dishes. La Galería is perfect for a romantic evening or a family meal.

La Galería also opens for lunch and is conveniently located just steps from the main pool. An extensive breakfast buffet (included in your room rate) features a design-your-own-omelet station, fresh breads and pastries, tropical fruits and juices, cereals, traditional Gallo Pinto, and Costa Rica’s famously rich coffee. It’s a great way to start your day!

Hours: Breakfast: 6:00 am – 10:00 am / Lunch: 10:30 am – 6:00 pm / Dinner: 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

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Bar Don Juan

Relax with a before- or after-dinner cocktail in this cozy European-style piano lounge located at La Galería Restaurant (outdoor seating is also available on the surrounding terrace.) This is a great meeting place for old and new friends to share their day’s adventures. After dinner hours, the bar transforms into a popular party spot as the classical music is replaced with hot tropical rhythms sure to get you dancing

Hours: 11:00 am – 11:30 pm  Happy Hour: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

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El Quijote

If you crave a relaxed ambiance and casual evening dining, El Quijote fits the bill. Located above the Lobby, this Restaurante offers Snacks and Fast food


Hours: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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La Reina Private Dining Room

Enjoy a private evening by candlelight in this elegant medieval-style dining room, complete with a personal server. Choose your dishes from any of our restaurants’ menus or create your own—we’ll do our best to oblige.


*Maximum capacity is 10 people and a minimum consumption is required

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El Galeon Pool Bar & Terrace Restaurant

Hungry and thirsty but don’t want to leave the cool waters of the beautiful main pool? We’ve got you covered! A light lunch menu or sushi served on the terrace will meet your need for food while the swim-up bar will take care of your thirst without your ever having to step on dry land. Indulge in a tropical cocktail or a chilled local beer while gazing at the spectacular ocean view.

Hours: 10:30 am – 6:00 pm

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La Fragata Ocean View Restaurant & Bar 

Located at the property’s highest point in Las Suites—the resort’s newest complex—the casual La Fragata Restaurant & Tapas Bar serves up a selection of fresh fare and tasty cocktails with a side of breathtaking views and cool ocean breezes. From wholesome salads to the catch-of-the-day,

La Fragata’s menu focuses on healthy and light dining options. Pool bar service is available all day. Stunning sunsets make this a great choice for early evening cocktails.

Hours: Full restaurant menu available during High Season from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm; Pool restaurant orders come from main kitchen during Green Season.

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La Fragata Ocean View Restaurant & Bar 

Located at the property’s highest point in Las Suites—the resort’s newest complex—the casual La Fragata Restaurant & Tapas Bar serves up a selection of fresh fare and tasty cocktails with a side of breathtaking views and cool ocean breezes. From wholesome salads to the catch-of-the-day,

La Fragata’s menu focuses on healthy and light dining options. Pool bar service is available all day. Stunning sunsets make this a great choice for early evening cocktails.


Hours: Full restaurant menu available during High Season from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm; Pool restaurant orders come from main kitchen during Green Season.

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La Cava Private Dining Room

Enjoy a romantic dinner in our very private wine cellar. White glove service comes with a specialty menu you can create from any of the offerings of our on-site restaurants


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Customize Your Exotic Wedding in Paradise

Whether you’re looking for an intimateceremony for two or a dazzling display for the entire clan of family andfriends, Parador’s 12 acres of oceanfront jungle grounds afford numerous location options to fulfill your Costa Rica wedding fantasies.

Think poolside ceremony or a privateterrace with the ocean in the background, a secluded niche in the jungleor a more traditional evening in a grand ballroom…

Your wish is our command! Our highlyexperienced professional wedding planners will ensure that every detailis lovingly addressed and executed—from inception to wedding day, fromdesign concept to the menu, from licenses to photographers, from lodgingand local transportation for you and your guests, to activities andevents before and after the Big Day.

Your only concerns will be getting to your Costa Rica wedding and what to wear when you take your vows!

Wedding Planners

Weddings by Parador professional team of wedding specialist holds the key to creating a one of the king lifetime event. Wedding coordination is supported from beginning to end with the utmost dedication and attentiveness, including stage of the art, floral arrangements and food and beverage preferences.

Tailored Weddings

Weddings at Parador are exquisite romantic affairs. Our Wedding Coordinator works closely with the bride and groom to understand their ideas and dreams in order to realize their vision for the perfect wedding in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica. Working with the best florists, decorators, photographers and other specialist vendors, along with the resort's acclaimed chefs who create memorable menus, the results are always truly amazing and unique.

Wedding Stories

Every couple has a love story. Throughout the years, Parador Resort & Spa has been the unforgettable backdrop for one-of-a-kind weddings

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 Hiking Tours

Parador’s Nature Trails Hike

Description: A certified professional guide will lead you through Parador’s onsite nature trails through lush rainforest inhabited by a vast array of indigenous wildlife.

Bring your camera to capture brilliantly hued tropical birds (think toucans, parrots and macaws), our three resident species of monkeys (titi, squirrel, capuchin and howler), two and three-toed sloths, giant iguanas and other native reptiles.

If you’re lucky, you might even spot the elusive margay cat, similar to an ocelot. Our experienced professional guide is equipped with a powerful telescope (Spotting Scope) for better viewing and will happily share his broad knowledge of the area’s flora and fauna.

This is a fun (and stealthily educational) activity for nature lovers of all ages! *Please note – although this is a fairly easy trek, it is recommended that participants be in reasonable physical condition.

 Duration: Two hours (more or less, depending on number of participants)

 Schedule: Every day at 6 am, and 4 pm

Includes: Experienced professional guide with telescope (Spotting Scope for better viewing) 

What To Bring: Tennis shoes or hiking boots, sunscreen, sunglasses and hat (if desired), comfortable clothes, camera

Mysteries of the Night”Jungle Walking Tour 

Description: This post-sunset guided walking tour through Parador’s rainforest provides you with a great opportunity to experience the wondrous nocturnal world of our resident wildlife, accompanied by a certified naturalist.

Sightings may include coatis, sloths, raccoons, skunks, porcupines, numerous species of reptiles and amphibians and a plethora of curious insects (monkeys are generally not visible at night).

Particularly striking is the highly photogenic red-eyed frog, found only in Costa Rica’s rainforests and living right here on our grounds.

If lucky, a margay cat or another of the elusive wildcats that lurk in the forest’s deep shadows might also be spotted.It’s a perfect educational adventure outing that’s light enough for the entire family.

Duration: 1 ½ - 2 hours (depending on number of participants)

Schedule: Nightly at 6 pm(you’ll be back in time for dinner)

Includes: Certified professional nature guide with telescope; flashlight, water and fresh fruit; revitalizing cold hand towel

What To Bring: Tennis shoes or hiking boots, comfortable clothes, camera, insect repellent

Walking Tour of Manuel Antonio National Park 

Description: One of the nation’s ecological gems and the second most-visited nature reserve in Costa Rica, the famed Manuel Antonio National Park is a “don’t miss” excursion while visiting our beautiful area.

Accompanied by professional certified naturalists, this is an easy and relaxing trek over well marked trails that will introduce you to the varied flora and fauna of our rich rainforests.

Although many of the animals will be clearly visible (including titi, squirrel, capuchin and howler monkeys, sloths, toucans and more), the guide will have a high-powered telescopic lens that will allow you to view the resident wildlife obscured by the lush jungle.

He or she will also share extensive information about everything you see.  From the Park’s entrance, you will journey on the main Forest Trail for an hour to 1½ hours, which will lead you to the Park’s spectacular white sand beaches where you can take a short break (you will have one hour to stop and swim).

From there, we’ll venture onto the shorter Beach Trail. You can return to the hotel by about noon or, if you prefer, you can re-enter the Park with your ticket to spend more time at the beach.

Parador’s free shuttles run several times a day (be sure to check the schedules with us) so you can easily get back to the hotel in the afternoon.

This is an extremely educational and enjoyable tour for the entire family. As one recent guest commented: “I’ve been traveling through Costa Rica for three weeks and have seen more wildlife in these few hours in one place than during my entire time in the rest of the country.”

*Please note that a private tour can also be arranged.

Duration: 4 ½ hours Schedule: 8am - noon every day except Mondays (park is closed) Includes:

Roundtrip transportation, park entrance fee, professional guide, fresh fruit and drinks

What To Bring: Comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses and hat (if desired), water, bathing suit, towel, camera

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Adventure Tours

Pure Adrenaline Canopy Tour 

(Zip-line & Butterfly Garden Tour)

Description: Thrill to the sensation of being atop of the world as you traverse the highest points of the rich rainforest canopy in this exhilarating adventure tour.

Suspended by heavy cables, you will also dangle from treetops in a Tarzan-like swing and rappel from aerial platforms to the ground below, all the while surrounded by breathtaking natural vistas.

(This adventure features 18 platforms, nine cables, two rappel lines, one aerial swing and one suspended bridge.)

A scenic and informative 45-minute road trip through the rainforest will deposit you at the canopy site.

You will also visit the on-site butterfly farm before starting off on your canopy tour.

A truly electrifying—yet perfectly safe—experience for the entire family! 

Duration: 5 ½ hours

Schedule: Daily at 7 am and 10 am

Includes: Roundtrip transportation, all necessary gear, safety instructions, fresh fruit and drinks, breakfast or lunch (depending on time of tour)

What To Bring: Shorts, t-shirt, running or hiking shoes, insect repellent, camera


High Octane Adventure Park Tour

Description: Designed for those who have previously experienced canopy zip-lining and are seeking a higher octane, adrenaline-pumping adventure experience.

This full-day expedition to the Adventure Park in the highlands of  “Las Parcelas de Damas” packs ten exhilarating activities into an eight-hour thrill ride.

You can mix and match some of them, such as a Hummer ride or ½ hour horseback trek, Tarzan swing, rappel, canopy (zip-line) cables, water-drenching zip-line through a dramatic waterfall, 7 meter free fall to water, 10 meter caving ladder, waterfall rappelling, zip-line/rappel (combined) on a 65 meter waterfall, the fastest zip-line (250 meters in 10 seconds), rappel/swing (combined).

Definitely for those seeking heart-pounding fun and excitement! 

Duration: 8 Hours

Schedule: Daily at 7 am; 10 am

Includes: Roundtrip transportation, certified professional guides, lunch, snacks, water and fruit

What To Bring: Running or hiking shoes, sunscreen, bathing suit, towel, sunscreen, camera


Farmer’s Market and Quepos Village Tour

Description: Enjoy an informative tour of the port village of Quepos, where you will experience a bit of hometown culture, the local lifestyle and learn about the history of the area.

You’ll be able to take some great pictures of the surf and the striking Quepos sunset from Nahomi Park, plus have a chance to wander through the local farmer’s market set up on the sidewalks.

Vendors sell all kinds of exotic fruits and vegetables, as well as homemade products you can enjoy during your stay.

Go shopping Quepeño style!

Duration: 2 hours

Schedules: Fridays 5 pm until 7 pm

Includes: Roundtrip transportation, guide, water, cold towel

Necessary: Tennis shoes, camera, some cash if you want to buy anything at the farmer’s market




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River Tours 

 Naranjo River White Water Rafting 

Description: A thrilling half-day excursion over the Medium (Class III and Class III Plus) rapids of the spectacular Naranjo River about a 40-minute drive from Quepos.

Perfect for the novice rafter and those seeking an exciting yet relaxing ride. There will be a mid-way stop on a sand bank for a snack and a dip in the river before continuing on (assuming, of course, that you haven’t already fallen overboard!).

Minimum age required, 12 years old.

Duration: 4 1/2 hours (Half-Day Trip)

Schedule: Daily at 8am – noon; 12:30 pm – 5pm

Includes: Roundtrip transportation, rafting gear, safety instructions, snacks, water

What To Bring: Water shoes, bathing suit, towel, change of clothes (if desired); sunscreen, waterproof camera if desired

Savegre River White Water Rafting 

Description: The gently exhilarating Class III rapids of the Savegre River offer another family-friendly rafting option.

Savor the luxuriant surroundings in this full-day expedition as you float between rapids on this beautiful river in a scenic valley about an hour’s drive from Quepos.

Safe for children ages 10 and up.

Duration: 6 hours

Schedule: Daily at 8 am – 2pm

Includes:Roundtrip transportation, rafting gear, safety instructions, bilingual guide, snacks, BBQ lunch

What To Bring: Water shoes, bathing suit, towel, change of clothes, sunscreen, waterproof camera

 Rafiki Safari Lodge Rafting Tour To Savegre River

Description:The Rafiki Safari Lodge is a one-hour drive from Parador in the Savegre River valley. On arrival, you will be served breakfast (two choices: our traditional gallo pinto with sour cream and fried plantains or pancakes with syrup), then you’ll have a few minutes to relax and enjoy the surrounding gardens and the beautiful facilities of the lodge.

Afterwards, a 4x4 will drive you to the Blanco River where the adventure begins.

After some safety instructions and a short practice session, you will be good to GO!

The Savegre River has some good rapids (class III) with floating distance between the rapids that will give you the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful undeveloped forest area.

This is one of the four cleanest rivers in Latin America and is, in fact, the cleanest in Central America.

You’ll stop at a sand bank for a short walk to a pristine waterfall for your enjoyment.

There will also be a second stop at a rustic ranch where they will serve you a nice gourmet lunch (boneless chicken with tamarind sauce, pasta salad, a beer or natural drink and a homemade oat meal cookie for dessert.)

After lunch, we’ll head back to the river for another 2 miles or so until we get to the end of our journey.

Duration: 7 ½ hours 

Schedule: From 7:30am to 3:30pm

Includes: Roundtrip transportation, certified guides, all rafting gear (helmet, life jacket, paddle), breakfast & lunch.

What to bring: Water shoes, Keens, or tennis shoes (they will get wet), bathing suit, towel, change of clothes, sunscreen, waterproof camera.




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Mangrove Tours 

Mangrove Kayaking 

Description: Journeying down the mangrove estuary in your own kayak gives you a bit more freedom and an opportunity to venture deeper into the smaller tributaries where the larger boat cannot go.

You will experience the same fertile mangrove eco-system and resident wildlife as on the aforementioned Mangrove Estuary Tour—perhaps even more as you sideline into the offshoot waters.

It’s fairly easy paddling, but still requires some exertion.

Mid-tour you will anchor on a sandbank to rest and enjoy a variety of snacks.

It is great fun and highly informative.

Duration: 4 hours

Schedule: Variable depending on tides (same as Mangrove Estuary Tour)

What To Bring: Shorts; swimsuit (optional); sunscreen; sunglasses; hat (during the day); camera

Fishing in the Mangroves

Description: Enjoy the wonders of the mangroves with an excellent captain on board to teach you the secrets of fishing in this unique ecosystem.

Duration: Half day

Schedule: Depends on the tides

Includes: Roundtrip transportation, fruits and beverages (water and juice)

Damas Island Boat Trip (aka Mangrove Estuary Tour) 

Description: The mangrove is the only tree in the world that survives in salty water and since the eco-system in which it lives serves as a meeting point between ocean and land, experts claim mangrove regions to be amongst the most comprehensive biodiverse environments on earth.

As such, the area is home to numerous species of wildlife, including the ubiquitous monkeys, rainbow boa, crocodiles, anteaters, opossum, water birds such as the pink spoonbill, herons, white ibis, white-headed eagle, and others.

This is a safe, fun, informative tour for anyone who wants to experience another side of nature’s bounty. Only a 25-minute drive from Parador Resort & Spa, this is a convenient and highly recommended excursion.

Duration:3½ hours

Schedule: Variable depending on tides, as it must be high tide for the boats to get into the estuary.

On occasion, high tide will occur after sunset permitting us to offer you a remarkable night tour using spotlights, which will enable you to experience an entirely different world of nocturnal wildlife.

Please check with the tour desk for daily schedules.

Includes: Roundtrip transportation, boat ride and experienced guide, soft drinks during tour and either breakfast, lunch or dinner at a local restaurant.

What To Bring: Camera, comfortable clothing, and sunscreen, sunglasses, hat (if it is a day trip), insect repellent 

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Services around the Parador Ocean Resort & Spa


Parador Resort & Spa is built high above the sweeping Pacific coastline on Punta Quepos, Costa Rica, on 12 acres of wildlife-rich tropical rainforest. The epitome of responsible luxury, Parador has earned multiple awards including Costa Rica’s Leading Resort 2011 (World Travel Awards), the 5-Leaf Sustainability Award issued by the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) and, most recently, the prestigious Platinum Level “Leader in Sustainable Tourism” Adrian Award from HSMAI and National Geo Traveler.

This Costa Rica resort features well-appointed rooms and suites, several restaurants featuring diverse menus, multiple bars and lounges, a world-class spa, a tennis court, three ocean-view pools and generous meeting facilities. It is located near Manuel Antonio, a beach and adventure hot spot known for its famed National Park.


We have four full-service restaurants available on-site serving international and local fare made from the freshest ingredients, as well as several lounges and bars, great for happy hour or after-dinner socializing.


Parador Resort & Spa is equipped to host groups both small and large in a variety of indoor and outdoor locations. Our onsite meeting professionals can help put together the perfect conference or event.


The newly remodeled on-site fitness center is located adjacent to the Pacifica Spa is equipped with an array of modern machines, free weights and mats—plus a spectacular view of the rainforest. 


The Dulcinea Gift Shop located across the walkway from the Pacifica Spa offers everything from handcrafted wood and ceramic wares to fine jewelry.

La Joyita Souvenir Shop sells necessities such as toiletries, pharmaceuticals and snacks alongside t-shirts, sarongs, hats, sundries and souvenirs; located next to the main pool.


The experts at our concierge and tour desks can advise and organize all your off-site tours, assist with restaurant reservations or travel arrangements and are available to accommodate virtually any need or special request you may have.


Our free shuttle service can transport you to the stunning beaches of Manuel Antonio, a quick ten-minute ride away. If your schedule doesn’t coincide with the van, we’ll have a taxi retrieve you in no time!


Room service

Transfer service

24-hour security

Babysitting and medical service on request

Currency exchange

Credit cards

Private parties, meetings or events

Private dining & catering

Parador Resort & Spa provides you with the ultimate in convenience, pleasure and first-class service. Your memorable visit with us includes:

Welcome cocktail

Concierge service

Bell-boy and golf cart service

Shuttle service to Manuel Antonio beaches

Ice machines

Complimentary WiFi throughout the resort including guestrooms

Computer stations

Library and book exchange

Complimentary private parking lot

Self-serve washing and drying machines

Laundry service


Nearly a mile (750 meters) of well-marked nature trails winds its way through Parador’s abundant secondary rainforest, showcasing the rich and varied flora and fauna indigenous to this area. Beginning just below the spa, the hike ends in dramatic cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean below. A shorter and less demanding version of the trek is also available. We recommend you wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes and carry water with you.

Wildlife residing in our jungle includes three species of monkeys (Titi, Whiteface, and Howler or Congo), two and three-toed sloths, Anteaters, Agouti, Armadillos, and a wide range of amphibians and reptiles. The elusive caucel (a wildcat) has also been spotted on our grounds.Parador also offers guided day or night jungle tours accompanied by an experienced certified naturalist and include snacks, raingear (if necessary) and flashlights (for night outings.) Note that an entirely different range of wildlife is unveiled after dark. Please check with the tour desk for times. When visiting the rainforest, please adhere to the following guidelines:

Only walk on the trails

Do not remove plants or animals or in any way alter their natural habitat

Do not feed the animals

 Please respect the serenity of your surroundings by keeping voices low

Do not throw trash in the forest

SPA & Welnness



Enter a world where stress dissolves like sugar in hot coffee. In this tranquil haven, the windows are wide open to the beauty of the surrounding rainforest, while handcrafted murals and floor mosaics combine with earthy ochre walls to create a unique oasis.

Welcome to Pacífica Spa at Parador Resort & Spa, where our expert staff of spa practitioners offers an inspired menu of wellness services in the climate-controlled comfort of our treatment rooms.

Spend an hour or devote all day to relaxing, renewing and rejuvenating.

You’ll be happy you did.


Private lockers

Plush bathrobes

Complimentary fruit and beverages

Relaxation and yoga areas (for practicing independently or joining a scheduled class)

Steam room

Plunge pool 

Swiss shower is available

Our inspired menu of wellness services offered in five treatment rooms include:

Spa Rituals

Massage Collection

Body Treatment Collection

Facial Care Collection

Hand and Feet Collection

A la Carte Treatments

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 Pacifica Spa’s selection of Day Programs offer the ultimate in indulgence. And you deserve it! Relax and pamper yourself with one of our comprehensive packages which include the full use of our indoor and outdoor swimming pools, whirlpool, gym and yoga facilities

Made in Parador  3 hours

Pacifica Body Polish 

Deluxe Pacifica

Aromatherapy Facial

Love is... 2 hours

Couple's Massage

Herbal Steam

Bottle of Champagne

Pura Vida  2.5 hours

Swedish Massage

Express Facial

Express Mani/Pedi

Head to Toe  1 hour 15 minutes

Scalp Massage

Neck, Back and Shoulder Massage


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Massage Collection

We offer you a large selection of therapeutic massages that will positively impact your health and lull you into a balanced state of well-being. Benefits include: improved circulation, relaxed muscles, stress reduction, and stimulation of the lymphatic system.

Swedish Massage

A perfect treat after a day of exploring Manuel Antonio National Park, this classic massage combines gentle circular movements and strokes that increase blood circulation and help reduce tension.

50 minutes / 80 minutes


Designed to pamper future moms during this time of constant change. This will help relax your back and alleviate the pressure in your legs. (After the first trimester.)

50 minutes / 80 minutes

Classic Back, Shoulder and Neck Massage

Your tension will melt away under the moderate pressure and circular movements of this massage, which also improves circulation and general well-being.

25 minutes / 50 minutes


This oriental pressure technique concentrates on specific points of the soles of the feet to reestablish the body’s flow of energy and stimulate the release of toxins.

25 minutes / 50 minutes

Scalp Massage

A relaxing massage using acupressure that focuses on the scalp, face and neck. Known in the Orient as the secret of youth.

25 minutes

Four Hands Massage

This popular massage is performed by two therapists working in a synchronized manner, leaving you in a total state of bliss.

50 minutes / 80 minutes

Couple’s Massage

Indulge in a private anti-stress Swedish massage in the company of your favorite person. It’s an experience that’s well worth sharing.

50 minutes

Hot Stone Massage

This ancient healing massage uses elements of nature to relieve tension and provide a deeper level of relaxation. Warmed natural stones are placed strategically on all chakra points and massaged all over the body to help relieve pressure and melt away stress.

80 minutes

Deluxe Pacífica (Signature Massage)

An exquisite fusion of Deep Tissue Massage with Swedish Massage: this treatment is complemented with a delicate scalp massage and foot exfoliation.

80 minutes

Aromatherapy Massage

Delicate scents stimulate your senses with our special blend of essential oils as they’re applied by a professional with relaxing movements to ease away stress, tension and tired muscles.

50 minutes / 80 minutes

Pacífica Deep Tissue Massage

The therapist applies slow, firm pressure to the areas that need extra attention. This massage is not recommended for first-time spa clients.

50 minutes / 80 minutes

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Body Treatment Collection

Indulge: purification, renovation and nourishment for your body... Because you deserve it.
While you nourish your body, we invite you to indulge in a facial mask, for only $25 extra.

Body Wraps

Costa Rican Volcanic Mud Wrap

This natural therapeutic wrap uses 100% Costa Rican volcanic mud to restore radiance and vitality to your skin

45 minutes

Aloe Vera Soothing Wrap

A must for sensitive or sunburned skin, this cooling gel soothes, heals, calms and decreases redness in the skin.

45 minutes

Seaweed Body Mask

This Detox Wrap par excellence aids in the reduction of cellulite and water retention.

45 minutes


Pacífica Body Polish

Poppy seeds and lemongrass create the perfect exfoliation for delicate skin.

30 minutes

Marine Body Polish

This exfoliation treatment combines marine minerals and vitamins; recommended as an add-on to the Seaweed Wrap

30 minutes

Cappuccino Scrub

A nourishing and exfoliating treatment utilizing Costa Rica’s coffee which is rich in powerful antioxidants. Skin is left glowing, soft and smooth.

30 minutes

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Facial Care Collection

Pacifica Facial

Designed for mature skin, this facial was created to revitalize the skin, softening lines and restoring radiance and smoothness.

80 minutes

Deep Cleansing Facial

Includes a skin analysis, cleansing, exfoliation, steam, extraction, a mask and massage during the application of a soothing cream to “seal” the treatment.

50 minutes / 80 minutes

Aromatherapy Facial

This facial effectively hydrates your skin thanks to the properties of lavender and oatmeal. Recommended for skin dehydrated by sun exposure.

50 minutes

Express Facial

Instantly cleanses your skin, ideal for people on a schedule. Includes a cleansing, exfoliation, mask and a delicate facial massage.

25 minutes

Gentleman’s Facial

Specifically designed for a man’s complexion; our professionals use a specific line of products made for him.

50 minutes

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Hand and Feet Collection

Treat yourself to a lavish manicure/pedicure within the lush environs of a tropical rainforest. Soak in the verdant surroundings (which includes frequent visits from our resident monkeys) while soaking in a fragrant hand or foot bath designed to soften and nourish your skin. A deep nail cleansing and shaping, hand or foot exfoliation and relaxing massage is capped off with a polish of your choice

Leg Rejuvenator

This is an ideal treatment after a day of intense activity. Gentle stretches will help drain excess fluids and a special mask will help alleviate fatigue and heaviness.

30 minutes

Express Manicure - 25 minutes

Express Pedicure - 40 minutes

Spa Manicure - 45 minutes

Spa Pedicure - 60 minutes

Polish Change - 10 minutes

Gel Polish Removal - 20 minutes

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A la Carte Treatments

Elect this unique hydrotherapy massage alone or as an adjunct to other body treatments. The healing qualities of water are combined with therapeutic massage techniques to create this relaxing and beneficial shower-like massage.

Aromatherapy Bath

Enjoy a view of the rainforest as you indulge yourself in a warm bath infused with aromatic oils and natural skin-softeners.

20 minutes

Herbal Steam

This aromatic steam benefits the skin as well as the lungs, enhancing your wellbeing and ushering in a sense of calm.

20 minutes

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Hair Removal

Half Leg / Complete

Half Arm / Complete







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Children’s Collection

Kids need a bit of pampering, too! Pacífica Spa offers mini 30-minute treatments tailored to the needs and attention span of the younger set. (Up to 12 years old.)

Mini Facial

Mini Massage

Mini Manicure

Mini Pedicure

Herbal Steam: 20 minutes

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Private Instruction - 50 minutes

Couple's Classes - 50 minutes

Group Classes - Ask about our complimentary yoga class*

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Fitness Center

In case our Monkey Trail wasn't enough of a workout, our new state-of-the-art gym offers new machines and floor to ceiling views of the jungle outside.

Hotel Description



One of Costa Rica’s most prestigious eco-hotels, Parador is the epitome of “responsible luxury.” The resort is located on the Punta Quepos promontory in Costa Rica, surrounded by 12 acres of wildlife-rich tropical rainforest with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and Manuel Antonio.

With such close proximity to a national park, it is no wonder the hotel gardens receive any number of very unique visitors on a daily basis, including several species of monkeys, sloths and a wonderful variety of birds.

And thanks to its privileged location set between the jungle and the beach, Parador Resort & Spa is an ideal destination for couples, families and even incentive groups. There’s truly something for everyone here—and it’s first class all the way!


Exceed the expectation of our knowledgeable and demanding customer in an atmosphere of leisure and adventure, strengthening harmony between the HOTEL PARADOR family, nature and social development


Consolidate our leadership that makes us the No. 1 Resort in Costa Rica.
Take the HOTEL PARADOR to his peak performance and develop new projects that will further extend our vision.

Parador Resort & Spa is built high above the sweeping Pacific coastline on Punta Quepos, Costa Rica, on 12 acres of wildlife-rich tropical rainforest. The epitome of responsible luxury, Parador has earned multiple awards including Costa Rica’s Leading Resort 2011 (World Travel Awards), the 5-Leaf Sustainability Award issued by the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT) and, most recently, the prestigious Platinum Level “Leader in Sustainable Tourism” Adrian Award from HSMAI and National Geo Traveler.

This Costa Rica resort features well-appointed rooms and suites, several restaurants featuring diverse menus, multiple bars and lounges, a world-class spa, a tennis court, three ocean-view pools and generous meeting facilities. It is located near Manuel Antonio, a beach and adventure hot spot known for its famed National Park

Why Parador?

A parador (“stopping place”) is a staple of the Spanish countryside, when old castles and convents were transformed into hostelries for weary knights and travelers. Inspired by these welcoming retreats, the Dutch Schans family opened the doors of their own parador in Costa Rica in 1995.

Today, Parador Resort & Spa is the only full-service resort located in Manuel Antonio. We have earned a number of prestigious awards not only for our world-class service and a­­menities, but also for our passionate commitment to both the environment and the community.

Our range of accommodation options go from the excellent to the absolutely amazing, and our location is second to none.

We offer an oasis of calm with soaring views surrounded by lush rainforest, where you’ll spend your Costa Rica vacation blissfully isolated from the hustle and bustle of the main drag, but just minutes from Manuel Antonio National Park, miles of white sand beaches, restaurants, the local airport and the village of Quepos.

Why Manuel Antonio?

Framed by both the Caribbean Sea and Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica has many beaches to choose from. So why pick Manuel Antonio for your honeymoon, wedding or Costa Rican family-friendly vacation?

For starters, Manuel Antonio is home to the world famous Manuel Antonio National Park, a lush rainforest reserve packed with indigenous wildlife.

But beyond that, it’s also the only place in the country where the jungle literally tumbles onto miles of white sand beaches and clear waters.

This scenic panorama serves as a backdrop for every conceivable activity on your Costa Rica vacation wish list: beach comb, surf, fish, kayak, zip-line or walk through the jungle, water rafting, or ride on an ATV, the list is endless!

Adrian Award 2012 “Leader in Sustainable Tourism”

In February 2012, the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) presented Parador Resort & Spa with the Platinum award for “Leader in Sustainable Tourism” during 55th annual Adrian Awards at the New York Marriott Marquis.

The hotel was recognized along with top companies and individuals in hospitality, travel and tourism for achievements in advertising, public relations and digital marketing.  

Chosen by a judging committee from National Geographic Travel and HSMAI, Parador was upheld as a leading example of sustainable leadership in tourism and hospitality, having shown definite leadership and innovation in preserving and communicating an authentic sense of place through its wisely managed tourism campaign.

World Travel Awards

Hotel Parador Resort & Spa has been the recipient of World Travel Awards throughout the years. World Travel Awards is the most prestigious, comprehensive and sought-after award for the global travel and tourism industry, heralded by The Wall Street Journal as the “travel industry’s equivalent to the Oscars.” For more information on the awards, click here.Parador Resort & Spa has won the following World Travel Awards:

2014 Costa Rica's Leading Hotel Suite  - Family Suite

2013 Mexico & Central America's Leading Resort 2013

2012 Costa Rica Leading Resort

2011 Mexico & Central America’s Leading Hotel

2011 Costa Rica’s Leading Hotel

2011 Costa Rica’s Leading Resort

Costa Rica’s Leading Resort 2010

2009 Costa Rica´s Leading Spa Resort2009 Mexico & Central America´s Leading Hotel

2008 Costa Rica´s Leading Spa Resort2008 Central America´s Leading Hotel

2007 Costa Rica´s Leading Spa Resort

2006 Costa Rica´s Leading Hotel

2004 Costa Rica´s Leading Hotel

At a lavish ceremony at the Trans Resort Bali on September 19th 2015, Parador was crowned as the only winner from Costa Rica and Central America to receive the prestigious Signum Virtutis – the Seal of Excellence – at the 3rd annual Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards.

TheSeven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards came into being in order not only to recognize, but also to set apart the extraordinary achievements in the hospitality and lifestyle sectors by bestowing upon them the Signum Virtutis – the seal of excellence. The Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards serves as a guarantee to the luxury consumer ensuring the recipients are truly at the highest level in the travel industry. This is a very exclusive club and it will remain this way with the most prestigious being awarded. “Only the pinnacle of Luxury enters the ranks” says Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards.We’re thrilled to have received the Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards, presented by President & Founder, Khalil El-Mouelhy, to those who “represent the Pinnacle in Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle.”