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Parador Earns Three Flags

June 25, 2012 - 4:00 pm in Awards & Certifications

On June 2012, Parador was proud to receive three flags:  Two 5-Star Green Flags for Sanitary Quality (issued by the Costa Rican Institute of Acueductos y Alcantarillados (AYA), this rating system is similar to the U.S. Health Department's lettered ranking…

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Sweet Seventeen Parador!

June 25, 2012 - 3:54 pm in Hotel Happenings

It began with a remarkable piece of secluded cliff-side property in Costa Rica stretching from Quepos to Manuel Antonio National Park, the land blanketed…


Romance at Parador

October 7, 2011 - 12:20 pm in Weddings, Honeymoons & Events

Parador Resort & Spa loves romance. Guest Service Manager Silvia Hernandez caters to any all occasions and relishes the chance to make a couple’s…

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Biesanz Beach Clean Up

September 13, 2011 - 9:28 am in Community

Last Friday, September 9, Parador employees and their families gave up their mornings to clean up nearby Biesanz Beach. Playa Biesanz is beloved by Parador and its guests for its seclusion, easy access from Parador and its crystal clear waters. In fact, Biesanz…

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Parador Inspires Romance for Everyone Including its Staff

September 6, 2011 - 12:35 pm in Weddings, Honeymoons & Events

May Miranda joined Parador Resort & Spa as a restaurant server when he was 19 years old and the resort featured only 57 rooms. Today, 16 years later, Parador is the largest full service resort in the area with 129 rooms and suites and May continues as…


Renowned Artist Makondo Debuts As Parador’s Resident Entertainer

August 31, 2011 - 2:40 pm in Hotel Happenings

He has performed for political dignitaries, including former Presidents of Costa Rica and his native Nicaragua, and has also played with many musical luminaries such as Willie Colon, Paquito de Rivera, and Arturo Sandoval. And now the renowned pianist/singer…

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Exemplary Employee: Maylin Villavicencio

August 17, 2011 - 5:23 pm in Hotel Happenings

Although Maylin Villavicencio is not front-of-house visible to our guests, tucked away as she is in the administrative offices,  her job as Executive Secretary to Parador’s President and Managing Director is vital to the resort’s operation. A native of…

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Parador Resort Nominated As “Best Beach Hotel 2011” By Costa Rica’s National Chamber Of Tourism (Canatur)

August 10, 2011 - 8:35 pm in Hotel Happenings

Adding to its long list of accomplishments and awards, Parador Resort & Spa has most recently been nominated as “Best Beach Hotel 2011” by The National Chamber of Tourism in Costa Rica (CANATUR). Initiated in 2005, these awards are issued every two…

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La Dulcinea Gift Shop & Boutique Offers Exclusive Selection Of Exotic Gifts, Native Crafts & Chic Clothing

August 8, 2011 - 2:34 pm in Hotel Happenings

 Reflecting Parador Resort & Spa’s green philosophy, international ambiance and tropical milieu, La Dulcinea Boutique carries an inspired collection of handcrafted jewelry, woodwork, ceramics and exotic clothing. The beautifully eclectic shop on the…


Parador Resort & Spa Initiates Cooking Classes

July 30, 2011 - 9:42 am in Dining

Parador Resort & Spa introduces weekly cooking classes for our guests under the tutelage of the resort's renowned Executive Chef, Edgar Vargas and our talented Sous Chef Alejandro Torres. This is a great opportunity for masters and culinary neophytes alike…