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An Engineer turned chef

Rodrigo Salazar started in the world of cooking and hospitality, and found what truly fulfilled him professionally. As part of his journey, he even taught students of gastronomy, stressing the importance of being passionate in an arduous and difficult career.

Over the span of two decades, chef Rodrigo has worked in diverse kitchens worldwide, alongside chefs from many nations, learning and collaborating in the culinary arts, and in 2017 had the opportunity to join the Parador Resort & Spa Team as Executive Chef.

What are Chef Rodrigo’s goals at Parador Resort & Spa? To create daring, innovative culinary experiences in a fun, creative kitchen environment where everyone works as a team. From a gourmet dinner, to a filling and diverse breakfast buffet, a private meal, or a large venue, Rodrigo always looks to achieve and exceed expectations and culinary requirements.

La Galeria

La Galeria

This chic yet casual restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and offers a diverse menu with daily specials comprising both local and Mediterranean-inspired dishes. These vary depending on seasonal ingredients, a fuse together local and international fare, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.

Our extensive breakfast buffet, features a design-your-own omelette station, fresh-baked goods, fresh fruit, traditional gallo pinto and rich Costa Rican coffee.

Bar Don Juan

Bar Don Juan

Bar Don Juan is the best place to come together and socialize before dinner.  Unwind on the outdoor terrace while observing the sunset or hang out with a happy hour cocktail while watching your favorite sports team on the large screen TV.

Bar Don Juan transforms from a cozy lounge into a lively nightspot, with tropical rhythms and lots of dancing!

La Reina

La Reina

The sensory dinners created by chef Rodrigo Salazar have brought international foodies to visit Parador.

Served for groups of maximum 10 guests at the “Salón de la Reina”, the dishes are created using Costa Rican ingredients and innovative cooking techniques. Depending on the dish presentation, the intimate room is enveloped in video displays and synchronized with surround sound and color sensations.

El Galeón Pool Bar

El Galeón Pool Bar

Satisfy your appetite without leaving the pool at El Galeón!

The menu offers mouthwatering lunch options, including appetizers, finger foods, and sandwiches.

The swim-up bar will quench your thirst with an array of freshly made tropical fruit cocktails and juices, beers and top-shelf drinks.

La Fragata

La Fragata

Located in the Ocean Vista Suites building, La Fragata has the distinction of being perched on the highest point of the property.

Enjoy fresh seafood and other healthy choices as you feel the soft ocean breezes and marvel at the unparalleled views.

Join us for lunch, or enjoy a gourmet dinner during the dry season. Pool bar service is available all day and stunning sunset views make this a great choice for early evening cocktails.

La Cava

La Cava

Enjoy a romantic dinner in our very private air-conditioned medieval style wine cellar. Impeccable service comes with a specialty menu you can create from any of the offerings of our on-site restaurants, and seats a maximum of 4 guests.

Allow Chef Rodrigo and his team to prepare an exclusive multi-course dining and wine tasting experience.

Gourmet Room

Gourmet Room

A private and elegant air-conditioned dining space may be set up by request for 9 tables, 4 at each table. Comfortable upholstered seating a maximum of 36 guests, the venue is ideal for small groups or weddings.