^^Papagayo Resort & Spa

Costa Rica-Guanacaste Beach Region

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It's time to head to the lush gardens in the ecological Eden of Costa Rica at Papagayo Resort & Spa. This all-inclusive ... More

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4.1 out of 5
"Great Resort. Friendly staff. Excellent food. IT IS HOT IN COSTA RICA!!! Very peaceful. Saw howler monkeys and white face ones. Bike ride was one of best parts of the trip, Not too rigorous." – mike1962
20 out of 26 (77%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews

Room Information

Each of Papagayo 202 luxurious rooms and suites are impressive, and the 71 secluded bungalows offer magnificent views. The superior accommodations offer a host of first-class amenities such as the high-speed Internet access, air conditioning and flat-screen TVs with cable.

Room Details

Tropical Garden Bungalow
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Ocean View
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

What's to Love

Papagayo Resort & Spa is on one of the best beaches in Costa Rica. Plus, every guestroom has been finished to an incredible standard.


What We'd Change

This huge mountainside resort can be a little difficult and tiring to navigate, especially with small kids. Good thing the complimentary shuttles run so frequently.


Why You Should Go

If you're looking for a beautiful Costa Rican retreat with awesome views, all inclusive activities, a fantastic kid's club and luxurious rooms, Papagayo Resort & Spa is the resort to beat.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Car Rental Available
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Beach
  • Business Center ($)
  • Babysitting/Child Care ($)
  • Children's Activities
  • Children's Pool
  • Concierge Services
  • Cribs Available on Request
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kayaks
  • Kids Club
  • Laundry Services ($)
  • Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Room Service ($)
  • Snorkeling
  • Internet Access ($)
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Scuba Diving ($)
  • Aerobics
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • 24 Hour All-Inclusive
  • Wedding Services
  • Poolside Bar
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Scuba Lessons
  • Bicycle Rental
  • 3 Restaurants
  • 2 Bars/Lounges
  • Porter/Bellhop
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Snack Bar
  • Hiking/Biking Trails
  • Beach Towels
  • Spa Services ($)
  • Dry Cleaning Services ($)
  • Wireless Internet Access ($)
  • Tour Desk
  • Beauty Salon ($)
  • Handicap Facilities/Wheelchair Accessible
  • Handicap Rooms (on request)
  • Swim-Up Bar
  • Gift Shop ($)

Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Beach
  • Dining
  • Dive Shop(s)
  • Eco-Adventure Tour(s)
  • Fishing
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Hiking/Biking Trails
  • Kayaking
  • Medical Facilities
  • Motor Boat Rentals
  • Nature Park(s)
  • Nature Park(s)
  • Parasailing
  • Sailing
  • Scooter/Moped Rental
  • Scuba Diving
  • Shopping
  • Surfing/Surfing Lessons
  • Volcano
  • Volleyball Court(s)
  • Water-Skiing
  • Watersports Rentals
  • Whale-Watching
  • Windsurfing

Map of Local Area

Costa Rica is an exhilarating land of luxuriant rainforests and mighty volcanoes, of natural hot springs and shimmering oceans, of colonial charm and captivating nightlife. The ultimate delight of Costa Rica is its people.

^^Papagayo Resort & Spa

Playa Arenilla

+506 2 672 0000

Hotel Description

Papagayo Resort & Spa: Soak up All-Inclusive Fun

It's time to head to the lush gardens in the ecological Eden of Costa Rica at Papagayo Resort & Spa. This all-inclusive resort is a secluded getaway for couples seeking to enjoy the rain forest and families ready for relaxation in the unique landscape that prompts locals to tout Costa Rica's "Pura Vida," or pure life. With popular hotspots and lively nightlife at Hermosa and Coco beaches just a quick ride away, the Papagayo is a central hub to a world of adventure.

There aren't too many places where you can kick back on a natural volcanic sand beach, but the privilege is yours at the secluded Papagayo Resort & Spa. All-inclusive mojitos from the swim-up bar, Fuente de Vida, taste great in either of the two pools, and kids get to splash around worry-free in the kiddie pool. Chow down on nachos from the poolside El Bocadillo Snack Bar or sit down to dinner at any of the four dining options--try the upscale Costa Rican and modern Mediterranean fusion at El Dorado for an inventive dish like octopus almond risotto.

Whether you're soaking up the beauty or splashing around the surf, you can do as little or as much as you want: snorkel off the beach, test your sea skills on a sailboat, explore the ecosystem firsthand on a hiking trail or strut your way through dance lessons. The PRECOR fitness center is open 24 hours, so you can keep up with your cardio routine. Kids not stoked on the hours of sightseeing you have planned? No worries, just drop them off at Kidz Paradise for video games and sand castle contests while you take in the majesty of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. Indulge in a massage and a quick Jacuzzi dip at on-site Spa Vida for instant refreshment. Wind down the day on a private balcony with cozy teak furniture in the Tropical Garden Bungalow. Cozy bungalows ensure sweet sleep for all with the Serenity Bed's Suite Dreams mattress and down-filled comforter.

This hotel is All-Inclusive.
Features include:

  • Meals and snacks
  • Standard non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages
  • Non-motorized water sports
  • Fitness room
  • Kidz Paradise kid's club
  • Taxes and service charges


This hotel includes unlimited food and drinks, but some dining restrictions may apply. Please check with the front desk for details.

La Cosecha
Type: Buffet
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-11am; Dinner - daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Offering a full buffet breakfast of hot and cold specialties.

El Dorado
Hours: Daily, 7pm-10pm
Description: Upscale, a la carte restaurant that features a fusion of Costa Rican ingredients used to create a modern Mediterranean menu. Reservations are required.

El Bocadillo
Type: Grill
Hours: Daily, 11am-6pm; Dinner - daily, 7pm-10pm
Description: Located by the pool, snack bar serving light fare during the day, including hot dogs, pizza, fries and nachos.

Grill Del Fuego
Spa menu
Hours: Daily, 11am-5pm
Description: Located by the pool, in the spa area. Offering healthy food choices and smoothies at lunch.

All hours are subject to change.


El Ritual Bar
Open-air bar with drinks and snacks. Daily, 11am-1am.

Fuente de Vida
Swim-up bar serving cocktails, beer and soft drinks. Daily, 11am-5pm.


The hotel overlooks a private, secluded natural volcanic sand beach. Waiter service, complimentary loungers, umbrellas and towels are available on the beach.


There are two pools, including a main pool with activities and a quieter pool in the spa area. There is also a pool just for kids. Loungers and towels are available at the pools.



  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Jet skiing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Pool volleyball

For an additional charge:

  • PADI certified dive center (fees apply)


  • Aerobics
  • Dance lessons
  • Bike rental
  • Hiking trail
  • Beach volleyball


Internet access available in rooms for an additional charge.


Spa Vida is a full-service, world-class spa (fees apply). Daily, 8:30am-10:30pm.
  • 13 indoor and outdoor treatment rooms
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Massages
  • Whirlpool, jacuzzi, sauna
  • Manicures, pedicures, salon


Expert wedding planners will be delighted to offer advice and recommendations and create a tailor-made wedding package, with the perfect music, fabulous floral arrangements and the finest food and wine. Contact the front desk directly for more details.


Kidz Paradise offers supervised activities for children ages 4-12. Daily, 9am-5pm.
  • Learning crafts
  • Playing video games and games
  • Kids' movies
  • Playground
  • Sandcastle building
  • Refreshments are included


Papagayo Resort & Spa is located on a private bay that fronts the Pacific Ocean at the Gulf of Papagayo, Guanacaste. Just 22 miles from Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR), approximate driving time is 20 minutes.

Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: noon.
A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

Minimum Stay
A 3-night minimum stay required for travel Mar 27-Apr 4, 2015.
A 5-night minimum stay required for travel Dec 26, 2014-Dec 31, 2014 and December 19, 2015-Jan 3, 2016.

Holy Week
In observance of Holy Week, some resorts in the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Costa Rica may put limits on the use of motorized water sports and loud music.

Departure Fee
$29 USD per person departure fee due and payable upon leaving Costa Rica. Fees are subject to change without notice at the discretion of the Costa Rican government. It is possible that this fee is included in the cost of your airline ticket. Please consult the airline on which you are traveling to verify..

All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.

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