Refined Retreat in the Costa Rican Jungle

Parador Resort & Spa • Quepos, Costa Rica

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Escape Kit

  • A Four-Night Stay for Two in a Tropical Room Now through December 19; May 2 through June 30; or September 1 through October 31 ($649), or January 1 through April 30; or July 1 through August 31 ($789)
  • Or, a Four-Night Stay for Two in a Vista Suite Now through December 19; May 2 through June 30; or September 1 through October 31 ($999), or January 1 through April 30; or July 1 through August 31 ($1,169)
  • Two Passes to Manual Antonio National Park
  • $50 Spa Credit
  • Daily Breakfast for Two

The Destination
Costa Rica's reputation as an Eden for eco-tourism is well deserved. More than 500,000 species—roughly four-percent of the planet's total—are represented within its borders, making this Central American nation Earth's most biodiverse. Though the country contains 20 national parks, it owes its eco-cred to the smallest among them: Manuel Antonio. This 1,700-acre rain forest packs an eye-popping punch with flashy-feathered toucans, wild beaches, and stands of bamboo reaching 30 feet high. Among its most famous residents are iguanas, sloths, and squirrel monkeys, which Lonely Planet calls "the cutest fur balls you have ever seen."

The Digs
Parador Resort & Spa—named Costa Rica's Leading Hotel at the 2011 World Travel Awards—is set on 12 acres of lush rain forest and Pacific coastline just outside Manuel Antonio National Park. The eco-friendly resort (boasting the Costa Rican Tourism Board's highest sustainability rating) sports three ocean-view swimming pools, a tennis court, a full-service spa, and several bars and restaurants. While all guest rooms are furnished with cushy beds and private balconies, some wow with ocean views, Jacuzzi tubs, and plasma TVs, too.

The Diversions
Manuel Antonio National Park
Playa Espadilla
La Galería Restaurant
Pacífica Spa

  • "Despite being a large, resort-style hotel, this place has earned '5 Leaves' in the CST Sustainable Tourism program. The new executive chef here has also really improved the dining experience at all of the hotel's restaurants."

    -- Frommer's
  • "I'm certainly going back! Unbelievably beautiful and relaxing."

    -- LivingSocial Member


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the fine print

  • Vouchers may not be combined to extend stay
  • Reservations required and subject to availability
  • Not valid toward existing or room block reservations
  • Merchant cancellation/rescheduling policy and fees apply once booking is made; voucher subject to forfeiture
  • Voucher valid for up to 2 guests; up to 2 additional guests may be added based on availability and at an additional cost of $35 per person per night
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Airfare not included
  • 13% government tax not included; payable directly to the property at check-in
  • Nights must be spent consecutively; all inclusions must be redeemed during one stay
  • Only valid for stays within date range listed on voucher
  • The promotional value is valid only for date range purchased and may not be exchanged or redeemed for any other dates
  • Other conditions apply • PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON October 31, 2014 • Enjoy By October 31, 2014