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Andaz Papagayo pools compared to others nearby?

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Andaz Papagayo pools compared to others nearby?

Are the pools at the Andaz Papagayo infinity pools on the beach? Trying to find a resort (Four Seasons, JW Marriott, Andaz Papgayo, or anything other sugestions) with a town nearby to find restaruants/shops, as well as a great pool on the beach. Any suggestions are appreciated!

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1. Re: Andaz Papagayo pools compared to others nearby?

The only one with a town 'nearby' is JW Marriott Guancaste. They have a HUGE pool on the beach and Tamarindo is only about 20 minutes away with loads of shops and restaurants!

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2. Re: Andaz Papagayo pools compared to others nearby?

Agree with Allylam. The Marriott is the closest to a town. The others are 40 minutes to an hour from Playas del Coco. Not sure about the pools - have you looked at their websites?

Keep in mind that in most areas, it's difficult to find anything right "on the beach" since there is a Maritime Law that forbids construction in the first 200 meters from the high tide line. In addition, many beach hotels are located in areas where there are mountains leading to the beach and while that may seem a bit inconvenient, it's also great for cooling breezes and views. In addition, trees and forests grow very close to the beach in many areas and cannot be easily removed so the resort might actually be in a "forest" setting with a short walk to the beach.

Maybe look at some Google maps views of the various areas to get some ideas of the terrain?

It's not like Florida where it's flat flat flat and the beach areas are all flat with big wide beaches and loads of high rise hotels right on the beach.

Edited: 4:34 pm, May 18, 2014
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