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PAWS Animal Shelter <3 Hotel Parador Guests

April 23, 2016 - 5:33 pm in Community, Parador Resort & Spa

Who can resist that sweet face? At the PAWS Animal Shelter, a non-profit organization founded by the Quepos Ladies Group to address the issue of homeless animals in the Quepos, Manuel Antonio and Aguirre area, the answer is... "Not us!" This no-kill shelter…


Whitney’s Wonderland Meets Parador Paradise

March 11, 2016 - 5:31 pm in Hotel Happenings, Parador Resort & Spa

We were super excited to learn international fashion blogger (and a Tica herself!) Whitney Valverde of Whitney's Wonderland chose Parador Resort &…


Reforestation of Naranjo River Biological Corridor

September 28, 2015 - 1:39 pm in Parador Resort & Spa

Today, Parador staff joined forces with the Titi Conservation Alliance and other hotels in the area to protect and conserve our region’s unique fauna…

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Weddings in Parador: Max & Jamie

We were thrilled when Max and Jamie chose to celebrate their union with us. After 6 months of Skyping, phone calls, WhatsApp and email it all came together beautifully—a seasonal thunderstorm notwithstanding! Nearly 100 of their closest family and friends…

Blood Drive

Blood Donations: The Gift of Life

May 7, 2015 - 10:06 pm in Community, Parador Resort & Spa

Giving blood is an act that is greater than you: with the simple act of donating, you are giving the gift of life. Voluntary donors have extended this lifeline not only to those in emergency situations, but to people needing long-term treatments as well.…

Finca Juanita Elementary School: From School Garden to Cafeteria

Finca Juanita Elementary School: From School Garden to Cafeteria

April 30, 2015 - 9:02 am in Community, Parador Resort & Spa, Sustainability

As part of its ongoing social responsibility programs, Parador staff visited the Finca Juanita Elementary School. With our guidance, Finca Juanita created a vegetable garden on the school’s grounds, committing the students to nurture and care for the plants.…

Pacifica Spa Costa Rica

Spa 101: “Scentsory” Perceptions

February 24, 2015 - 10:15 am in Parador Resort & Spa, Wellness

a·ro·ma·ther·a·py əˌrōməˈTHerəpē/ noun the use of aromatic plant extracts and essential oils in massage or baths. Coined in 1937 by French perfumer and chemist, René-Maurice Gattefosse, the term “aromatherapy” has come to encompass everything…

Costa Rican Rompope

A Costa Rican Christmas Recipe: Rompope  

December 10, 2014 - 7:31 pm in Dining, Parador Resort & Spa

This delicious rompope (rrohm-poh-pay) is Costa Rica’s version of eggnog: creamy, sweet and fortified with rum—guaranteed to keep you warm and smiling on cool December nights. According to legend it was originally created by the nuns in the Santa Clara…