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.
Every day is “Environment Day” at Parador, but yesterday a group of leaders from the Parador Volunteer Program
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
Costa Rica’s Parador Resort & Spa is offering vacationers a six-night “Eco-Friendly” package featuring horseback riding, a mangrove boat excursion and walking tour of Manuel Antonio Park, plus an amenity-packed superior room. Rates for the package start at $283 per room, per night and apply to travel through Dec. 20, 2011.
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
*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. VisitHotelparador.com for more information.
TUESDAY JUNE 7, 2011
Costa Rica is the reigning capital of green travel and Parador Resort & Spa in Punta Quepos is one of its brightest stars. 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
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
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 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