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Hilton Papagayo Costa Rica Resort & Spa

4.0 of 5 Resort (All-Inclusive)   |   Playa Arenilla, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2011
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Deerfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2011

This was our first experience at a All-Inclusive hotel but first a word of caution. If you plan to stay in the northern part of Costa Rica, plan on flying into and out of Liberia. Because we used miles and upgraded to First Class, we had to fly into and out of San Jose. The roads in this country are... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2011

My husband and I stayed here for a week at the end of November. I have read all the reviews and am surprised how some people seem to rate the resort really hightly and some dont! I think I put this down to a couple of things. We were lucky enough to have a lovely room overlooking the ocean with... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

We stayed at the Hilton Papagayo in December 2011 for our honeymoon. We flew into San Jose and drove to Arenal and Monteverde from there, then to the Hilton where we were able to return our rental to Alamo. If you rent a car definitely get a GPS! It made getting around the country pretty easy. We really liked the... More

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Toronto
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9 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2011

My husband and I stayed that the Hilton Papagayo for 1 week in December 2011. This is our first trip to Costa Rica. Rooms: We stayed in a "Bungalow" style room. Our room was in the 300's which is pretty far from the main buffet restaurant and the 2 a la carte restaurants. If possible, select a room around 100-120.... More

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Rome, Italy
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2011

OMG!! I had the most heavenly week of my life here! All the food, bathroom amenities, and hotel activities were FREE! my favorite activity was stretching on the beach with instructor Mario (who wasn't too bad on the eyes if you know what I'm saying...LOL!!) I was also very fond of the exquisitely detailed paintings hung in the restaurants, because... More

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Virginia
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

My husband and I just came back from a week at the Hilton Papagayo in Guanacaste Costa Rica. We stepped off the plane in Liberia and it was an open airport – meaning they had steps to deplane and immigration was open air – no air conditioning. It is a pretty simple set up. Once you are cleared, collect your... More

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Westchester, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2011

POSITIVES: Almost every employee is friendly, helpful, approachable always offering a "good morning" or "buenos dias".....OK there was a manager at the buffet restaurant that didn't make eye contact or smile and a young lady at the front desk who looked wet being the ears and was intimidated by a rude guest who expected to be served while I had... More

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Acampo, California
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2011

great lcoation, great food, fantastic service! The only drawback was some of the normal maintenence items that hotels do overtime has not been here, nothing major, but once done, this place will not dissapoint.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2011

My family of four spent two nights here in early December 2011. The front desk staff could have been more helpful, but the rest of the staff were extremely accomodating. The lobby is on a hilltop and most of the resort is accessed by shuttles, though its not impossible to walk if you like hills. Most rooms are in one-story... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2011

The hotel and the service was great. We had an amazing trip however the Hilton Papagayo books all of their tours through Resort Divers. This was the worst company I have ever done business with. We took a snorkeling cruise with Resort Divers and it was awful. The guide that was with us said it was the wrong time of... More

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Address: Playa Arenilla, Costa Rica
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Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Gulf of Papagayo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hilton Papagayo Costa Rica Resort & Spa 4*
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Hilton Papagayo Costa Rica Hotel Gulf Of Papagayo
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Nestled in a bay surrounded by the Pacific Ocean at the Gulf of Papagayo in Guanacaste, our resort is the perfect place to let your worries drift away. The magnificent view of the tranquil waters, the surrounding lush tropical gardens and abundant wildlife will make you experience the true Costa Rican feel.This magical all-inclusive resort also offers:- Convenient location, only 20 minutes from the Liberia International Airport- Large property but with an intimate atmosphere and feel- New all inclusive concept with boutique-style service without the need of bracelets or towel cards and no limit in à la carte dining. - Private beach feel with calm tides year round- Casita-style bungalows perched hillside overlooking the bay. - World-class Spa offering full range of traditional and exotic treatments in a Costa Rican – inspired natural ambiance- Unforgettable setting for Honeymoons and Weddings - Venues which add a local flair to your meetings, incentives and other social gatherings.- Just minutes away from major local attractions, National Parks and beaches ... more   less 
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