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Experience Humpback Whales Up Close and Personal

September 2, 2014 - 6:00 am in Nature & Adventure Tours

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…

MicroGreens: Macro Taste, Macro Experience

July 23, 2014 - 2:53 pm in Dining

Chefs and gourmands the world over had already fallen in love with the notion of baby vegetables—so tender, so sweet—when a few inventive souls decided…

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Introducing our Executive Chef Alejandro Torres

October 15, 2013 - 4:00 am in Dining

With a résumé that includes stints as a Private Chef at the Hotel Four Seasons on the Papagayo Peninsula and the prestigious Chateau Restaurant in San…

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Parador Wins Prestigious 5 Leaf Award

September 30, 2013 - 1:52 pm in Awards & Certifications

For the fourth consecutive year, Parador Resort & Spa passed the Certification for Sustainable Tourism Program offered by the Costa Rican Tourism Board with flying colors, receiving five leaves out of five. This program was designed by the Costa Rican…

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Environment Day: Liberating Lora Turtles and Planting Trees

September 20, 2013 - 9:41 am in Community

Every day is “Environment Day” at Parador, but yesterday a group of leaders from the Parador Volunteer Program together with the Titi Conservation Alliance, the regional office of the ICT and the kids from the Portalón, Manuel Antonio, El Estadio and…

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Parador Celebrates Costa Rican Independence Day, 2013

September 14, 2013 - 5:41 pm in Hotel Happenings

Every year on September 14th, Costa Rican kids across the country light up the night with homemade lanterns to celebrate the eve of Independence Day. These lanterns symbolize the night the news of Independence from Spain reached Costa Rica via messengers who…

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Two New Flags Flying over Parador

September 12, 2013 - 5:29 pm in Awards & Certifications

To celebrate this special day we invited children from the Finca Anita Elementary School and the La Inmaculada Elementary School to participate in several cultural activities. We're very proud to announce this week that we have two new flags flying over Parador:…

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Parador Wins the Prestigious Seven Star Global Luxury Award

September 10, 2013 - 5:09 pm in Awards & Certifications

At a lavish ceremony at Villa Padiema Palace Hotel in Spain on the 28th of June 2013, Parador Resort & Spa was crowned as the only winner from Costa Rica to receive the prestigious Signum Virtutis - the Seal of Excellence - at the 2013 Seven Star Global…

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Parador Hosts Hit TV Series “Little People, Big World”

July 30, 2013 - 4:48 pm in Hotel Happenings

The Roloff family of  "Little People, Big World" on Discovery/The Learning Channel stayed in Parador for the filming of a one-hour special documenting their adventures in Costa Rica. The show aired on July 30th, 2013. Flip through the Roloff's Costa Rica…

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Parador Resort & Spa Wins “2013 Mexico & Central America’s Leading Resort”

July 20, 2013 - 12:37 pm in Awards & Certifications

A delegation of the industry elite including chief executives of leading travel companies, government ministers and tourism board chiefs from across the continent attended the 20th World Travel Awards South & Central America Gala Ceremony 2013, held at…