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 »