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Hilton Papagayo

Huntley, Illinois
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Hilton Papagayo

Will be staying at the Hilton Papagayo this Friday for a week,

1. Which volcano/rainforests are recommended

2. How bad are the mosquitos

3. I've heard the jellyfish are bad at the Hilton, true?

Centennial, Colorado
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You will love the Hilton Papagayo. My girlfriend and I stayed there before it was changed to an all-inclusive resort. We stayed there in April 2009.

1. We toured Rincon de la Vieja National Park. We enjoyed the zip line, mud bath/hot springs, and food. As horse owners, we did not find the horses in acceptable condition. We contracted a private tour company. In the future, we will drive ourselves there. We did not find much value with the tour guide. The individuals at the park were helpful and engaging. The drive from the hotel to the park is manageable.

2. Mosquitos were not a factor during our time there. Not sure during the rainy season.

3. Make sure that you schedule the snorkeling tour. We had a blast. There were a couple of areas we could not snorkel due to jellyfish. The crew will take you to alternative places.

We loved our time there. We are planning to visit this location again. It is secluded and quiet. We will rent a car again to explore different areas of Costa Rica. Enjoy the drink called the "Howler Monkey".

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Rincon de la Vieja...and hopefully Guachipelin hotel and tour center...

Mosquitos a lot better than any where in Florida...sorry Mickey Mouse...

No jelly fish...during this time of the year...


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Thank you, we will be there in April like you were 2 years ago.

Do you remember any need for slacks/jeans?

Some tours recommend that but we're trying to pack as light as possible and the temp is in the 90's there now.

I imagine maybe it's for the mosquitoes in the rain forests, but we're not going during rainy season.

We do not plan on horseback riding, we will have our 9 and 10 year old daughters and 78 year old mother along.

Did you stay in the bulgalows at the Hilton?

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