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“Great value ,great fun, great friends” 5 of 5 stars
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300 Metros Despues de la Primera Entrada a la Playa, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica   |  
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Hamilton, Canada
1 review
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“Great value ,great fun, great friends”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We currently spent 5 weeks in Papagayo Village and had an amazing time. It was a very relaxing and friendly experience. Allen was a great "host" and made us feel very welcome and
he even took us snorkeling to the most beautiful beach.
The Village is very well situated, close to the grocery store and a short walk to Playa Hermosa Beach.
Carmen, does an awesome job of cleaning your casita, even folding your clothes.
Victor, keeps the grounds looking beautiful and lush and offers coconuts from the trees.
It is truly a home away from home.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Denver, Colorado, United States
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Just spent a week in a two bedroom casita at Papagayo Village. Fancy? No. But what a great accommodating host and the casita worked out just fine. The unit had great WiFi, refrigerator, living room, outdoor patio with table, a hammock, and possibly the most uncomfortable bed I ever slept in. But, we survived just fine. It is about a 10 minute walk down to the beach, and a five minute walk from the mercado. Pastor Allen was absolutely terrific, as was his assistant Danny, and made us feel right at home. The place even came with its own cat, Muneca! For me that was a treat. We had a church service about 10 feet from our door. And, Pastor Allen picked us up at the airport and took us back. The grounds are really quite nice and we throughly enjoyed our stay.

Room Tip: Go for the two bedroom if you like a little extra space.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Port Orchard
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Just returned from 6 nights at Papagayo Village. I found the experience was relaxed, recuperative and rustic. Allen's greeting was friendly, welcoming and warm. His willingness to even rise before the sun to drive us to the airport the last day was appreciated. It was wonderful to have a place to call "home" instead of staying in a hotel room. it was fun to be around indigenous plants and animals that were unlike those in the NW. We found Papagayo Village a peaceful home to return to after experiencing nearby local tourist activities. Ending each day swimming in the pool under the stars was a treat! Allen's outdoor chapel added a spiritual nature to the stay. Papagayo Village was pura vida for us.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Port Orchard, Washington
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Expectations typically exceed reality, but in the case of Papagayo Village we found a hospitable, friendly and welcome home among the swaying palms, beckoning surf and chattering monkeys of Playa Hermosa far beyond our highest hopes. Each day began with fresh fruit and coffee easily concocted in our well appointed villa kitchen, and some time to seek counsel from owner and gracious host Alan about options for travel and recreation. He helped us arrange our days so that we enjoyed the pace and beauty of this Costa Rican paradise, while exploring new adventures - horseback riding, zip-lining, snorkeling, deep-sea fishing, jet skiing, sailing, swimming beneath and through waterfalls. Each day ended with a refreshing swim in the well maintained Papagayo Pool, and some time with new friends from among the other guests sharing sharing in this very special time and place. We'll be back soon!

Room Tip: They're all great, private and well appointed/equipped. A real value for the cost.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oregon, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

The wonderful welcome we received from Papagayo Village was a fabulous beginning to our 35th Anniversary Celebration. The village quickly became home away from home for all 19 of our guests. Allen and his staff were always ready to assist us with any of our needs, including setting up activities for zip-lining, river touring, beach hopping on ATV's and snorkeling.
Our BBQ'd meals pool-side were such a treat creating a community space that we shared for days. Carmen and Victor made sure all was in order for the new day. We were so blessed to have a place we could all come together and share in this adventure. We will absolutely return to this wonderful place.
We highly recommend Papagayo Village for your visit to this friendly country.

Room Tip: We loved all of the Villa's but were most comfortable by the pool!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edmeston, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

You have to stay at this awesome little village of villas. We traveled to Costa Rica for our daughters dream wedding and we had the experience of a life time. Papagayo Village and it's seven villas housed our party of 17 very comfortably. The pool was very conviently located among the beautiful landing scaping of trees, bushes and flowers. The staff were so anxious to serve you in any way. Victor showed us the great tast of coconut milk our first day. For the day of the wedding he prepared 17 coconuts for a toast after our daughters beach wedding.
On our arrival there were beautiful flower arrangements on our table and a small vase with a single flower in on the bathroom shelf. A ice cold pitcher of water also awaited us on our arrival.
Allen is the perfect host. Anything we needed or requested was taken care of. We can't say enough about our stay at Papagay Village. We are already planning a return trip.
If you want to get married in Costa Rica Allen is the person you want to have as he had every detail planned to perfection. We even held the wedding reception around the pool area. Ask for Kelsey to do your catering. Awesome food and drinks. Great people to work with.
In closing I'm telling you, you can't go wrong staying at Papagayo village, Hermosa, Costa Rica

Room Tip: Depends on want you are looking for. A very nice variety to choose from.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Port Orchard, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

It is only by good fortune that we found out about Papagayo Village but we are definitely glad we did.

The facilities are a rustic but well maintained and the service from the owners down to the house keeper could not have been better.

A single week is simply not enough time!

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Papagayo Village

Address: 300 Metros Despues de la Primera Entrada a la Playa, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Playa Hermosa
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Specialty Lodging in Playa Hermosa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Papagayo Village is a beautiful garden oasis in the heart of Playa Hermosa. We are an easy 10 minute walk to the beach. The property consists of a gated community of seven separate villas situated around a central swimming pool, bbq area, and tropical garden. The villas include such amenities as covered patios, hammocks, roof top terraces, wi-fi internet, cable TV, phone, air conditioning, and housekeeping. Our natural well-fed water is great for drinking right out of the tap. The one and two bedroom villas also include a fully-equipped kitchen, living area, and washing machine. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Papagayo Village Costa Rica/Playa Hermosa, Guanacaste

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