Family Pool

Parador Resort & Spa has a variety of pools where you can take a refreshing dip or soak up the sun. Sip a tropical drink and read a book while the kids play around in the family-friendly beach-entry pool, which mimics the natural slope of the beach.

If you’re feeling social, hang out with family or friends in or around the main pool area which features two pools and a swim up bar. Enjoy a snack or drink in the sunshine or have a full-on lunch experience which can be served at the pool or terrace.


For a bit more relaxation, complete with a waterfall, it´s the perfect setting to rest, sunbathe.

Suites adult pool

The Ocean Vista Pool & Jacuzzi is yet another option and is exclusive for guests 18 and over staying at the Ocean Vista building.

The infinity pool and waterfall showcases spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean from high above. Enjoy them with an order of cocktails and snacks directly from the Fragata restaurant.

Trails and beaches

The property at Parador sits on 12 acres of primary and secondary tropical forest.

Here you´ll find nature trails, where you can view diverse precious wood species and many varieties of fruit trees, which attract large numbers of wild animals such as sloths, monkeys, toucans just to name a few, that are permanent residents within the property´s reserve.

White sand beaches stretch for miles along the coastline from Manuel Antonio National Park providing numerous options for surfing, sunning, kayaking and parasailing.

Biesanz beach is a short 7-minute hike from the resort’s main entrance and offers a more secluded swimming and sunbathing spot where you can rent kayaks and snorkel gear. An ideal beach for families, the short hike down along the forest is part of the adventure, its small waves make it safe for swimming. You may spot aquatic birds, dolphins or sea turtles, as well as other marine life.

Espadilla Norte is the public beach which offers great waves for all kinds of water sports and surfing lessons. When you get down to Manuel Antonio on our shuttle you can hop off right on this beach. Look for Mary´s Rentals to hire beach chairs, umbrellas, boogie boards and surfboards.

Our forests and beaches allow you to experience the essence of Costa Rica’s bountiful beauty on your own time, at your own pace, and catch a glimpse of how we work with nature to ensure its sustainability.

Miniature Golf

Miniature Golf

A fun activity with your partner, friends or the kids, play a round of mini-golf and explore our gardens buzzing with hummingbirds and butterflies in the process.



Our Dulcinea Gift shop offers 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.

La Joyita

La Joyita

La Joyita Souvenir Shop offers toiletries, pharmacy items and snacks, alongside t-shirts, sarongs, hats, sundries and Costa Rican souvenirs.

Spa and fitness

Spa and fitness

Surrounded by exuberant tropical gardens, the Pacífica Spa is a world-class wellness and relaxation retreat, with a friendly and professional staff ready to offer a wide range of services for the entire family.