Adventure Tours

Experience Humpback Whales Up Close and Personal

Did you know that Costa Rica has the longest Humpback Whale Watching season in the world? And there’s a reason why. Twice a year, the warm protected waters of Costa Rica’s Pacific coastline welcome humpback whales who travel between 3,000 and 5,000 miles each way from the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Humpbacks from the Northern Hemisphere travel for the months of December to March while those from the Southern Hemisphere travel for the months of June to November.

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Nature Lovers’ Nest: Parador Resort & Spa in Costa Rica

Costa Rica is the reigning capital of green travel and Parador Resort & Spa in Punta Quepos is one of its brightest stars. Nature lovers need look no further for the ultimate vacation spot. Located minutes from Manuel Antonio Park, world-famous for its bio-diversity, the luxury resort is on a mission to showcase and shelter Costa Rica’s Central Pacific Coast. Continue reading

A Costa Rican Wedding Package Ideal for Adventurous Couples


Parador Resort and Spa, and eco-conscious resort that lies within 12 acres of Manuel Antonio National Park in Punta Quepos, Costa Rica, is offering a Pacific Adventure Romance Wedding Package for daredevil couples seeking an adrenaline rush along with their “I do’s.”

The package includes:

*Two nights in a suite
*Ceremony official
*Legal fee and wedding certificate
*Bride’s bouquet and groom’s boutonnière
*Carpet of rose petals
*Romantic candlelit dinner with a bottle of champagne
*Rainforest canopy zip line tour
*White water rafting on the rapids of the Naranjo River (suitable for beginners or novices)

Couples can hold their wedding in a secluded niche of dense jungle, or they can opt for grand-scale ballroom ambiance. The package is priced at US $1,440 per night, per couple, tax included, through December 2012. for more information.


Tween Eco-Travel to Costa Rica

Tweens can be the pickiest of family travelers, but are no match for the allure of Costa Rica’s rainforests, beaches and adventure opportunities.  From the daily wildlife sightings and chilled atmosphere of Parador Resort & Spa, to the thrills of zip lining and white water rafting, tweens will be utterly entertained – and perhaps awed – by the capital of green, Costa Rica. Continue reading

The Smell Of Success: Organic Fertilizer Expert Don Miguel Helms Parador’s Compost Plant

Don Miguel, Parador Resort & Spa’s resident organic fertilizer specialist, greets at least fifty guests a day during peak season at his outpost below the hotel’s main building where he converts kitchen waste into planet-friendly sustenance for our gardens and green areas.

These eco-minded visitors venture down to Don Miguel’s compost plant to experience the true meaning of sustainability and to learn how refuse can become nourishment for the planet. Continue reading

Parador Resort & Spa Initiates New “Mysteries Of The Night” Guided Nature Tour

Parador Resort & Spa invites our guests to experience the wondrous nocturnal world of our resident wildlife in a new 1 ½ to two-hour guided walking tour. Under the aegis of a certified naturalist armed with a telescopic lens and a fistful of knowledge, participants will hike on trails that meander through the resort’s ten acres of lush secondary rainforest inhabited by coatis, sloths, raccoons, skunks, porcupines, numerous species of reptiles and amphibians, and a plethora of curious insects. Continue reading

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