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Alajuela, Costa Rica
Reviewed 7 February 2015

This is a very comfortable hotel. Everything in the room worked and the air conditioning was quiet. For being out in the middle of nowhere this is quite a feat to accomplish in Costa Rica. It is far from everything so if you are looking for activities, this is not the place for you. The only reason I gave it...

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Roanoke, Virginia
Reviewed 5 February 2015

This is in the middle of no were. Unless you plan to stay the whole time in this resort it might be OK for one of two days. However even worse is the customer service. I had to call to make some changes and ended up talking to this terrible woman who could care less. She was just short of...

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Guillermo C, Propietario at Clandestino Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hello how are you! Thank you to take your time to write us a review, I regret not being able to realize your desire to cancel within 24 hours of your check in, but to be firm in my decision does not make me unpleasant I'm so sorry you had this impression, if you had known me possibly you have...

Ajax, Canada
Reviewed 4 February 2015

We stayed at Clandestino Beach Resort from Jan 27 to Feb 2. I was a little apprehensive going to a resort that was not all inclusive. The location is remote, but that's what makes it so amazing. We had the beach to ourselves most days and when we saw others on the beach they where not close by. The pool...

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 16 January 2015

We stayed at Clandestino for three nights and I wished we had stayed longer. The location is just amazing and one morning I went for an hour long beach run and saw nobody. It was sort of an experience that I had dreamed about for our Costa Rica trip. The hotel has a really cool pool that is designed to...

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Antwerp
Reviewed 13 January 2015

My girlfriend and I arrived here a little sceptical because (to cut a long story short) booking our room here had been a bit more cumbersome than we liked (especially for newyear's eve). But apart from that, we have nothing but praise for the Clandestino: we enjoyed a fabulous room and bathroom ("Queen" type in our case), a lovely pool,...

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1Thank JojoAntwerp
Reviewed 5 January 2015

This is our second time in Costa RIca and our second time at the Clandestino. We love this place. It is so peaceful, and absolutely beautiful. The rooms are very spacious and comfortable. The food is delicious, the pool is heated and the beach is unbelievable. My 9 and 12 years old had a blast boogie boarding on this incredible...

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1Thank Claudia W
Arlington Heights, Illinois
Reviewed 4 January 2015

My husband and I recently traveled to the Clandestino for our honeymoon from Christmas Day to New Year's Day. We loved that the Clandestino was in a quiet area on the beach not surrounded by tons of resorts, and tourists, yet it was a short drive(30 min) to get to Quepos where we could find some of the tourist activities,...

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Reviewed 3 January 2015

When we first arrived we were a little unsure, this is a really small resort with reception being a little room off the restaurant and its about 15 minutes drive down a little road so we did question our choice. However, the minute we walked into our room we couldn't have been happier. We had a room right near the...

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Reviewed 2 January 2015

A surprising out of the way resort with all the amenities you need: lovely cabinas, bar y restaurant, and an absolutely beautiful beach! Because it is out of the way, you need a car or rent a driver to get into the small town. They have bicycles to rent a couple of doors down which can get you to town...

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San Francisco
Reviewed 21 December 2014

After 4 days of tours and getting up early and learning too many things, we headed to Playa Seco to do NOTHING. And we did! The rooms are beautiful, most do not face the sea. If you want to face the sea call and ask them for one of those rooms. FOOD: GREAT! Really nice menu with many options. However,...

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Clandestino Beach Resort is a Beachfront boutique hotel, located in the Central Pacific region of Costa Rica, on a beautiful and wild beach sprinkled with coconut trees along 10 km of in Palo Seco Beach. The hotel is located at about 20 km from Quepos and 45 km. from Jaco next to the magnificent Manuel Antonio National Park. The highway from San Jose is in very good conditions, leading the guests on a two hour drive through an incredible landscape with several different microclimates and a very diverse flora and fauna. Visitors can enjoy the beauty of the area, the sounds of nature, the tropical breeze, the wildlife and of course also get to know the local culture and people. The hotel has 12 luxury rooms, designed in natural tones and built with local materials such as Teak wood structures, Royal Palm leaf roofs, natural stone bathrooms, and bamboo ceilings, terraces and furniture. We offer you 4 rooms with king size beds and 8 rooms with two queen size beds each (all rooms have TV, Free WIFI, A/C, ceiling fans, hair dryers and hot water). For your safety our hotel has security cameras and night watchmen. The hotel also features a large, turtle-shaped swimming pool facing the ocean, Jacuzzi, a waterfall, and a water mirror for sunbathing, all surrounded by lush gardens, green iguanas, wonderful birds, sloths, funny capuchin monkeys that come to the hotel from the Mangrove. It is in every sense a dream come true. The unique and beautiful restaurant features an ocean view and serves international and local dishes that appease even the most demanding connoisseurs of gourmet cuisine. In the cozy bar you will be able to enjoy a variety of delicious tropical cocktails, play pool and table tennis or just lay back and enjoy your stay. All of this with an exclusive atmosphere and good music. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Clandestino Beach Resort

Address: Este Desde la Entrada a Playa Palo Seco 5 Km | Playa Palo Seco, Parrita 60901, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Parrita
Price Range: $168 - $629 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Clandestino Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Rooms are actually small cabins. We came off-season so there were very few people (all adults) here.”
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