Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Manuel Antonio Costa Rica

This is how Manuel Antonio Natl. Park looked last week when we visited the area. /// Asi lucia el Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio la semana pasada cuando estuvimos de visita

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Wild Life

These past 2 weeks tons of wildlife has been seen around the Parador Resort & Spa grounds and nature trails. A rarely seen 2 toed sloth was spotted with her baby, also a 3 toed sloth with a baby, titi monkeys and white face monkeys with babies as well. This is a positive sign that our fauna keeps reproducing and our efforts towards sustainability are helping with the conservation of our enviroment.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Our rainforest sparkles with wildlife….

Here are two hard to find frogs spotted on the Parador grounds. The photos were taken by our resident manager , Jorge Rodriquez

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Another wonderful wedding at the Parador

Jun 30, 2010
We traveled to Hotel Parador as a group (approx. 30) to attend a wedding. We were greeted by warm smiles, cool towels and cold beverages. After the bus ride from the airport, all were appreciative of the great reception. Enough cannot be said about the road one must take to get to Hotel Parador - it is an adventure all by itself. I can't believe they leave the road in such a state, but, it lends to the overall "charm" of the location.

Hotel Parador is a great place to stay - the grounds are impeccably maintained, the pool areas are kept very clean, and all interior spaces appeared to be spotless. Each person encountered on the staff was very friendly. The front desk staff was extremely helpful in arranging transportation and excursions.

The food served at Hotel Parador is excellent. Everything from the breakfast buffet, to lunch and dinners is presented beautifully and expertly prepared. The dinners are all a real treat. Sushi lovers - you MUST try the sushi offerings of Sushi Fune - just wonderful. One mustn't be in a hurry when dining, however. Again, this lends to the laid back charm of the overall atmosphere - trust me, it's worth the wait.

Our group was treated very well throughout our stay and the wedding reception was no exception. Attentive waitstaff made sure everyone was well served and always had a fresh beverage.

As an added bonus, the ability to see monkeys, sloths, iguanas and exotic birds was a real treat.

Since we were there for the wedding, and all of the goings on surrounding that event, we were not able to take in some of the hotel's spa services - I guess we'll just have to go back.