Hotel Parador is distinguished by its commitment to sustainability, world-class amenities, European-inspired ambiance and Costa Rican “Pura Vida” hospitality in an unparalleled natural setting teeming with wildlife. From our majestically situated property you might witness the awesome spectacle of migrating whales while just a bit further the unspoiled beach of Matapalo plays host to another of nature’s miracles: the annual nesting of turtles, which usually occurs between July and December.
Evoking the old world charm of a traditional Spanish “parador,” Hotel Parador offers the outstanding facilities and personal service expected by our discerning and deserving guests, including world-class restaurants, three pools, wi-fi, spa, small fitness center, on-site activities, and experienced concierge to assist with tours, reservations and any other holiday need.
Our selection of garden, jungle or ocean-view rooms and lavish suites dot the sprawling grounds, affording both family-friendly and couples-only romantic options. Scenic jungle trails shared by frolicking titi, whiteface and howler monkeys, lazing sloths and slithering giant iguanas lead to jagged panoramic cliffs and many hidden enclaves and intimate niches allowing for further privacy. You need never leave the property, but if you so choose, the hotel’s regular shuttles will have you back in “civilization” in no time.
Close enough to the Manuel Antonio’s renowned beaches, adventure activities and local flavor of Quepos, yet isolated from the bustle of the main drag, Hotel Parador in Costa Rica provides the perfect antidote to life’s chaos with every imaginable amenity defining a first-class resort.
Restaurants & Bars
Room amenities include balconies or terraces, room service, cable TV, air conditioning, mini-bar, coffee maker, telephone, safety deposit box, iron and ironing board, ceiling fan and hairdryer.
Hotel Parador Resort & Spa offers the following restaurants:
La Galeria - Ambient live piano music complements fine dining at La Galeria, an elegant sea-view restaurant overlooking the hotel’s lush gardens and beautiful pool area. Offering a diverse menu and daily specials that spotlight the tropical flavors of local cuisine alongside Mediterranean-inspired dishes, La Galeria is perfect for a romantic evening or family meal. Conveniently located just steps from the main pool, La Galeria is also open for lunch. An extensive breakfast buffet (included in room rate) which 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 is a great way to start your day! Hours: Breakfast: 6:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. / Lunch: 10:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. / Dinner: 6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
La Fragata Restaurant & Tapas Bar - Located at the property’s zenith in Parador Suites, the resort’s newest complex, La Fragata Restaurant & Tapas Bar serves up a tantalizing selection of the freshest fare and tastiest cocktails in a casual environment highlighted by an incredibly breathtaking ocean vista and cool sea breezes. From wholesome salads and the catch-of-the-day, La Fragata’s menu focuses on healthy and light dining options. Pool bar service available all day. Stunning sunset views make this a great scenic choice for early evening cocktails. Hours: Full restaurant menu available during High Season from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Pool restaurant orders come from main kitchen during Low Season.
El Quixote - For a relaxed ambiance and casual evening dining, El Quixote fits the bill. A broad international a la carte menu offers both kids and grownups a variety of palate-pleasing options prepared by our top chefs with the freshest ingredients. Before or after dinner, enjoy a friendly hang at the beautiful hand-carved wood bar framing the restaurant. Hours: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Sushi Fune - Savor delectable sushi fashioned from the area’s daily catches and other mouth-watering Japanese specialties at Sushi Fune, the newest addition to our stable of fine restaurants. Our unique menu offering traditional and designer hand rolls, sushi and sashimi features only the freshest seafood from our Pacific waters augmented with only the freshest, organically grown vegetables. Choose from such delectables as Spicy Lobster and Dorado Rolls, Red Snapper and Tuna Tataki sashimi, or Wakame and Dynamite salads. And of course, you might prepare for the sushi onslaught with such palate-pleasing standards as edamame and miso soup. Vegetarian sushi is also available. Sushi Fume is located on the outdoor tier below La Galeria, with open-air seating offering unobstructed views of the Pacific seascape. *Please note that the sushi bar is closed during rainy season, but the menu offerings are served at any one of our other fabulous restaurants.
La Reina Private Dining Room - Slip away from it all in this elegant medieval-styled private dining enclave where a personal server will accommodate your every need in air-conditioned comfort. Flickering candles within offset the glimmering stars outside, providing a dreamy forum for your romantic tryst or intimate gathering. Choose from any of the hotel’s restaurant menus or solicit a special request. We’ll do our best to oblige. *Maximum capacity is 10 people and a minimum consumption is required.
Hotel Parador Resort & Spa offers the following bars:
Don Juan Bar - Relax with a before or after dinner cocktail in this cozy European-style piano lounge located at La Galeria Restaurant with outdoor seating also available on the surrounding terrace. A great meeting place for old and new friends to share their day’s adventures. When dinner hours end, the bar transforms into a high-octane party as the classical music backdrop is replaced with pumping tropical rhythms sure to get you on your feet. Or at least tapping them! Hours: 11:00 a.m. – closing; Happy Hour: 6:00 pm – 7:00 p.m.
Sancho Panza Bar - Enjoy a game of pool or an after-dinner drink and cigar at this comfortable gathering place located on the main floor of the hotel’s principle building. Comfy cushioned chairs encircling intimate cocktail tables and a Big Screen TV provide the perfect setting for sports enthusiasts to watch the Big Game! Hours: 6:00-closing.
El Galeon Pool Bar & Terrace Restaurant - Hungry and thirsty but don’t want to abandon the cool crystal waters of the luxurious main pool? No problem. A light lunch menu or sushi served on the terrace will meet your need for food while a swim-up bar will satiate your thirst without your ever having to hit dry land! Indulge in a decadent tropical cocktail or a chilled local beer while gazing at the spectacular ocean vista that beckons before you. Now that’s living the high life! Hours: 10:30 am – 6:00 pm.