- Nearby beach
- Number of facilities
- Dinning options
The Hotel Parador Resort & Spa is on top of a majestic bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean and surrounded by 400 acres of lush tropical rain forest. Hotel Parador "Boutique Resort" is within minutes from the World Famous Manuel Antonio National Park. Just 10 minutes walking distance from the hotel, hidden in a secluded bay guests will find the most breathtaking white sand beach surrounded by tranquil turquoise waters and jungle. Exciting tours such as canopying, rafting and jungle cruises are also close by. The elegant Mediterranean style architecture, modeled after the Traditional Spanish Paradores and quaint European boutique hotels, makes this hotel one of a kind. It offers all the expected amenities of a four plus resort, while maintaining a true personalized service. The entire Parador experience is limitless: tropical gardens, boundless pools, tennis court, expansive views, fine cuisine restaurants, therapeutic massages at the Spa and steam room.
Surrounded by beautiful gardens, all rooms have balconies or terraces with views of either the rain forest or the ocean. These modern hotel rooms include room service, cable TV, air conditioning, mini-bar, coffee maker, telephone, safety deposit box, iron and iron board, ceiling fan and hair dryer.
La Galeria, a la carte restaurant, offers exceptional Costa Rican and European cuisine in an elegant romantic setting overlooking the Ocean. El Quijote offers an extensive a Tex- Mex and international cuisine menu in a casual setting. Sancho Panza Sports Bar offers tropical drinks. El Galeon Pool Bar offers refreshing drinks and light meals.
- Upmarket beach hotel
- Direct beach access
- Night time wildlife treks, waterfall hikes
- Water sports & yoga
- Quirky, characterful accommodation
- Reliable mid-range option
- Waterfall rappelling, boat excursions
- Canopy biking, parasailing, yoga, riding
We had a great time - even with the flight between Governors and the coast being two flights and a car! We also experienced a power cut At Nairobi airport on the way home so 2+ hours late taking off. Governors. Wonderful people and dealt with the flight delay very well - taking us back and letting us know that we could stay there if the flight was delayed overnight. The game drives were excellent and our guide (Erick) obviously very experienced and managed to find all the key animals - no rhino in that part of the Masai Mara but everything else in abundance - never seen so many herbivores (many many elephants as well as all the others) as well as two prides of lions. Could not have asked for more. The ‘tent’ was excellent and comfortable and well serviced. The only ‘complaint’ would be that the food - especially dinner - could be improved (I think we got a bit bored of soup as a starter for every meal bar one) and the main courses were not at the same level as Kinondo Kwetu and while all were explained there was no choice offered. The breakfasts were just what was needed after an early game drive. Kinondo Kwetu. What a great location and the welcome when we arrived at just gone 11.00pm was better than you could have ever thought possible - they we’re disappointed that we did not at that time want the full dinner experience! The rooms we’re comfortable. The food was excellent but again no choice was offered - other than for allergy reasons (which we do not have). May be some choice would be nice. Having said that the food we did have was excellent as were the wines (albeit a short list!) and other drinks. There were (as you know) lots of facilities/sports options - but we spent our time relaxing which was exactly what we needed and there were lots of places to do that. Overall. We would go back to both places - perhaps a few more nights at Kinondo Kwetu next time but 3 nights at Governors was perfect for us. Thank you for organising and recommending both places. That you and your colleague for trying to find out about the plane (flat tyre) but communication by the flight company left a lot to be desired (Governors were furious that they were not told and had taken us to the airstrip). Phil
Philip R reviewing Masai Mara Safari & Kenya Beach on 01 September 2023
It was certainly a holiday of a lifetime for us and we loved every minute!! The standard and location of each accommodation was excellent, as was the variety of each different accommodation type. Our schedule was perfect and we managed to achieve everything on our to-do task list. Your documents were also really helpful, as were the driving directions. We all thank you for making this such a wonderful holiday. Happy to leave a review publicly if you point me the right way. Best Steve
Stephen H reviewing Classic Garden Route & Eastern Cape Safari on 01 September 2023
Hi Lisa, Holiday has been a huge success and we have thoroughly enjoyed it all, such a wonderful experience. Many thanks for all your help. Best wishes, Leona
Leona L reviewing Family Holiday: Inca Trail and Amazon on 18 August 2023