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New York City, New York
Reviewed 27 February 2015

I booked this resort knowing it would be a remote getaway- and it was! We drove down the dirt road... unsure of what we would find... upon arriving we were overwhelmed by the beauty of the location, this place sits directly across from the beach... and the sunsets are beyond words. Diane was expecting us and insisted we see the...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 16 February 2015 via mobile

We just left today after spending the last 5 nights here for our baby moon... we absolutely loved every minute of it! It was easy to find (our GPS had it listed as a Point of Interest), it is located about 8-9km from the main road (10 min drive, parts of it unpaved and bumpy). Having a 4x4 gave us...

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

Hello Thank you very much for such an amazing review and specially for staying with us at Clandestino Beach Resort during your trip in Costa Rica. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay at our Resort. The room #14 is one of the favorites of all the guest! We were delighted by your wonderful feedbacks regarding the service...

Reviewed 15 February 2015 via mobile

Love this place, great stuff, super nice accommodations, clean, beautiful grounds... Brandon makes the best cocktails, Eddy suggested the best wine to pair our meal, food was very good. Robin thank you so much for making sure our stay was what we want it... definitely recommend it and will go back again.

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

Hello Pura Vida! Waoo! We love these kind of titles for a review! Thank you very much for choosing Clandestino Beach Resort to spend your holiday during your trip in Costa Rica. We are so glad that you were impressed by the service provided by our staff and I am delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay with us....

Wroclaw, Poland
Reviewed 11 February 2015

If you are looking for a paradise getaway, don't look any further. This is an absolutely stunning place, away from the noise, where you can just relax and do absolutely nothing. If you don't want to leave (stay away from Manuel Antonio, it's not worth the trip, unless you are a "touristy" type), you don't need to. An absolute gem....

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

Hello Thank you so much for having chosen Clandestino Beach Resort for your stay in Costa Rica and for having taken the time to share your experience on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay in our Resort. We will try to improve the shade at the pool for the kids, your are absolutely right. For...

Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 10 February 2015

Clandestino was perfect for us, but may not be for everyone. We stayed for a week, had a rental SUV and did day trips. There is lots to do within 1-2 hour drive. Manuel Antonio, Park Ballena, Dominical, Naucayo Fallls and Rainmaker. Perfect holiday !! Pros- On the beach with amazing sunsets and rises, quiet low-key place, very clean, amazing...

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

Hello, Thank you for choose our resort to spend your holidays during your trip in costa rica and for taking the time to share your experience at Clandestino Beach Resort. As you say, there is a lot of things to do and visit in this area… Manuel Antonio, Park Ballena, Dominical, Naucayo Fallls and Rainmaker. Mangrove tours, Jetski, ATV, Zipline,...

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 8 February 2015

The location is stunning. The videos of the hotel corresponds to its location and privacy. The hotel with staff is at 5 stars level. The cuisine is at an extremely high level, including the drinks. The strongest asset of Clandestino is its location and no commercial or 'Mecca' of toursim. I can highly recommend this to any person, couple or...

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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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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
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: 5 Km este desde la entrada a Playa Palo Seco | Playa Palo Seco, Parrita 6000, Costa Rica
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Puntarenas > Parrita
Price Range: $223 - $411 (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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