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Secrets Papagayo Resort & Spa

Playa Arenilla, Costa Rica (Formerly Hilton Papagayo Costa Rica Resort & Spa)
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2006

My husband and I just got back from Fiesta Premier on March 30, 2006. We had a wonderful 10 day trip there. The facilities were the top of the line! We arrived via international flight from Atlanta, Georgia to San Jose, CR. From San Jose we took a very small 12 seater plane to Tamarinado, CR. We landed on a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2006

Fiesta was a great hotel with fabulous staff! I just returned from a 7-day vacation with my family and family friends. We had one 10-year old boy, two 18-year old boys, myself (20-year old girl), and our four parents (whose ages I'm sure they don't want me to tell). ATMOSPHERE: This resort is rather quiet, which can be really nice.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2006

My wife and I, along with another couple, stayed at the Premier Fiesta March 6-13. I will keep this as short as possible, but there is a reason this resort get's such great reviews, it is absolutely fantastic!! Booked trip through Sunwing Vacations (Canada), and everything went smoothly as usual...big shout out to our travel agent 'Pedro' at holiday market... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2006

The resort states they provide shuttle service to and rom the airport. This shuttle service is a taxi which costs $40 one way. We didn't have any problem getting a taxi when we arrived but leaving the resort, you need to go to the front desk and request a taxi at least an hour in advance. Otherwise, the resort was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2006

We had wonderful time at this hotel. Food, beach, room are all wonderful. Staff are extremely friendly and helpful. We had a tour guide -- Freddy Montero who can speak English well and gave wonderful tour around Guanacaste Province. He can be reached at (506) 8265425 or ----.

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toronto, ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2006

Recently returned from costa rica, stayed at the fiesta premier hotel and spa and would highly recommend the hotel. The food was always fresh and they provided an interesting array of costa rican specialties as well as north american favorites. Our room had a wonderful view of the bay and was nicely situated on the rolling hills of the area.... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2006

Just got back March 11,2006 from the Fiesta Premier Resort & Spa. Staff, people, food, accomodations were great. Had a great time. Rooms, resort were very clean, beaches were well maintained. Plan on going back soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2006

This vacation made up for a horrible experience we had last year traveling to Mexico after a severe hurricane. We stayed at Fiesta Premier Feb. 18-24. We arrived before check in so we had a chance to tour the resort before heading to our room. Every turn had a beautiful view. Rooms: Typical hotel room. Very clean with a nice... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2006

This was our first trip to Costa Rica. We were there from 2/18 - 2/25 with two other couples in our group. Aside from the natural beauty of the country, the next best thing you could say about Costa Rica are that the people are really wonderful. Before deciding on a hotel, we did a thorough search using various websites.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2006

We got married at Fiesta Premier and it was a wonderful experience. The resort is not as large or extravagant as the all-inclusives you find in Mexico, but that is what we liked about it; it wasn't overwhelming. The grounds are nice and the resort and rooms are clean. The staff was excellent--always happy and eager to please, especially the... More 

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