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Experience the stunning, natural setting of the Papagayo Resort & Spa. This all-inclusive resort is nestled in a secluded bay on the Pacific Ocean at the Gulf of Papagayo, Guanacaste and is 11 miles from Liberia International Airport. Close to many Costa Rica attractions, this resort is the ideal choice for ecotourism and adventure.

Papagayo Resort & Spa is a perfect family vacation destination. Spend time with the entire family swimming, sailing, dolphin and turtle watching, and more. Stroll around the beautiful grounds, featuring luscious gardens and surrounded by shimmering seas. Plunge into your choice of outdoor infinity pools and sip a cocktail from the poolside bar. Revive tired muscles with a massage at the spa or maintain your exercise routine at the fully-equipped fitness center. Excitement awaits the little ones at the kids' club. This complimentary, supervised, and bilingual facility offers a variety of fun and educational activities.

The all-inclusive experience at the Papagayo Resort & Spa will tempt you with signature dishes inspired by Costa Rica's rich flavors, featuring upscale menus at the resort's four restaurants and two bars. All restaurants and bars have waiter service with personalized attention and wristbands are not required! La Cosecha Restaurant presents live showcase cooking buffet-style and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, serving international and local cuisine, with a specialty theme each night. Grill del Fuego provides healthy dining options and smoothies in a casual atmosphere throughout the day, while El Dorado specializes in creative Costa Rican cuisine in a formal setting.

Unwind in uniquely designed bungalows or guest rooms enhanced by sparkling cream-colored walls, polished tropical wood furniture, and golden-colored tile marble floors.

Learn more about Guanacaste.
The hotel is located on the northwest coast of Costa Rica, 15 minutes from LIR, on the north side of Guanacaste. It is convenient to nearby national parks, rainforest preserves, and dive sites, and it is within a hour`s driving time of an active volcano.

Local Phone: 011-506-672-4250
Fax: 011-506-663-3112
Boutique Shops
Car Rental
Currency Exchange
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Physician on Call
Casino Nearby (Casino on site)
Number of Pools: 2
Outdoor Pools: 2     
Swim-up Bar
There is a three-tiered swimming pool with swim up bar and a lap pool.
Rancho Las Colinas - 40 minutes
Rancho Las Colinas is an 18 hole, Par 72 course with 6,721 yards designed by Ron Garl. Situated in Playa Grande on the Northwest Pacific coast, this course makes for a challenging but fair test of one`s golfing abilities.
Holes: 18
Green Fees: Fee Varies
Cart Fee: Fee Varies
Club Rental Fees: FEE VARIES
Lessons Available
Number of Courts: 1
Outdoor Courts: 1
Court Fee: Complimentary
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Paddle Boats: Complimentary
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Other Sports Available
Jogging Trail: Complimentary
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Jacuzzi: Additional Charge
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Sauna: Additional Charge
Spa: Additional Charge
This resort consists of 142 Hillside & 60 Bungalow Villas with red tile rooftops and wooden decks, sprinkled in greenery, with winding paths leading to each. There is a shuttle service to transport guests throughout the property. Close to many excursions, the resort has an excellent fishing location, its natural setting makes it ideal for honeymooners and it has two wonderful beaches. Beach: There are two dark sand volcanic beaches 300 yards long by 20 yards wide, with calm waters safe for swimming. Winding along the mountainside there is a manicured, grassy area fronting the beach, linedwith beach chairs. Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 1:00 p.m.
Total Rooms: 202
Year Opened: 1995 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
Because of the hilly terrain, this property is not recommended for disabled guests.
Stunning view of tropical gardens from a private balcony or terrace. Includes signature bath amenities and Hilton Serenity bedding. Connecting rooms.
Other Amenities -
Ocean view from private balcony or terrace. Includes signature bath amenities and Hillton Serenity bedding.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe
Ocean view from private balcony or terrace. Includes signature bath amenities and Hilton Serenity bedding. Connecting rooms.
Other Amenities -
Stunning view of tropical gardens from a private balcony or terrace. Includes signature bath amenities and Hilton Serenity bedding.
1 King Bed or 2 Twin Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Radio Alarm Clock
Room Safe

MP3 connection, High spped internet access ($)
Papagayo Resort & Spa features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 4 Restaurants at Papagayo Resort & Spa:
El Bocadillo Snack Bar - For a quick bite or tempting cocktail. Conveniently located next to the main pool. The perfect place to kick back and relax.
Grill Del Fuego - Offers healthy food options and smoothies during the day by the pool, in the tranquil spa area of the resort. No reservations required. Food served until 5:00pm.
El Dorado - Pamper your palate making your dinner an unforgettable experience with our international cuisine specialities at El Dorado restaurant. Enjoy our Chefs finest culinary demonstration, in an A/C, climate-controlled environment. Reservations required
La Cosecha - Main restaurant offering a wide selection of local and international dishes two times a day, buffet or a la carte. Open for breakfast (7:00am to 11:00am) and dinner (6:00pm to 10:00pm).
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Daily Program with eco-friendly activities for both adults and children.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Theme Nights, Theater are offered nightly.
The hotel offers the Kids Eco-Club and an activities program for ages 4-12.
Applicable Ages: 4 to 12 years old
Program Fees: Complimentary

Babysitting Fee: Available for fee

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278 Recommend
278 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Papagayo Resort & Spa to their friends and family

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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Honeymoon - Best All Inclusive we have found
Leaver71, Boston, Massachusetts
Tue Mar 03 19:44:57 EST 2015
The staff, drinks and food make this hotel one of the best all-inclusives we have stayed at. And we have stayed at a lot of hotels. From the shuttle drivers to the front desk staff, everyone was... More>

Excellent place, keep things in perspective
traveler347, NH
Mon Mar 02 21:50:05 EST 2015
Remember, you are in Costa Rica. This is a 3rd world country living up to first world expectations. Overall it does it extremely well!. yes the rooms are a little dated but everything was clean and... More>

Not worth the money AT ALL
abolduc95, Fort McMurray, Canada
Mon Mar 02 19:56:56 EST 2015
My mom and I stayed here for one week in mid April 2014. We lost our luggage on the way, but from desk staff were extremely helpful with helping us with recovery of our bags and bridging the language... More>

Stay elsewhere
RLN984, Lexington, Kentucky
Sun Mar 01 14:37:21 EST 2015
We stayed here for four nights in early February. This resort is simply not worth it and most certainly not good if you are expecting any kind of Hilton perks. I would recommend staying in one of... More>

Great for the price
Archivista, Toronto, Ontario
Sun Mar 01 11:28:09 EST 2015
I had a great week at the Hilton Papagaya. How unfortunate that it has changed ownership or management this week. I hope it stays great. The view from Rm 447 was amazing. The bed and linens fabulous... More>

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