$258 Avg/night
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Hilton Papagayo Costa Rica Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

4 stars
Playa Arenilla, Golfo de Papagayo, Guanacaste,
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
92 reviews
Amazing getaway

My husband and I were happy the moment we arrived to the resort. The staff was friendly and... See full review

  • Leslie Super Mom
  • Aug 11, 2014
Outstanding

We had the best vacation ever. The food ,the staff and the resort was outstanding. We will be going... See full review

  • hall04
  • Aug 15, 2013
Family friendly all-inclusive resort on the beach near Playas del Coco

Immersed in the lush vegetation surrounding the Papagayo Gulf, the Hilton Papagayo Costa Rica Resort & Spa - All Inclusive offers a vacation oasis overlooking Culebra Bay. Designed to mesh with the natural setting, the eco-friendly resort features bungalow-style accommodations surrounded by local wildlife. Kid-friendly accommodations and activities make the Hilton Papagayo Costa Rica Resort & Spa ideal for families. The Hilton Papagayo Costa Rica Resort & Spa - All Inclusive also has a business center, Wi-Fi access (fees apply) and meeting rooms.

Highlights
  • Beachfront location on Culebra Bay
  • Family-friendly programs and guest rooms
  • On-site water sports and scuba center
  • All-inclusive meals, snacks and drinks
  • Wi-Fi Internet access available (fees apply)
Rooms

The Hilton Papagayo Costa Rica Resort & Spa - All Inclusive offers 202 suites and bungalows, all featuring private terraces or balconies with garden or ocean views. Bungalows have two bedrooms, with kings or sets of double beds. Guest suites have single king beds and living rooms. All bungalows and suites have polished wood furnishings, premium mattresses and Peter Thomas Roth bath amenities. Other in-room amenities include 32-inch LCD TVs with U.S. channels, MP3 clock radios, stocked mini-fridges, coffee makers and Wi-Fi Internet access (fees apply).

Features

The Hilton Papagayo Costa Rica Resort & Spa - All Inclusive resort features family-friendly amenities like a Kids Club, children's swimming pool and family guest rooms. Visitors can find tropical escapes and endless activities with a three-level infinity pool, beach access, a water sports center, spa and 24-hour fitness center.  Meals include buffets with international and local fare, a casual grill, and guests can make reservations at the Mediterranean-style a la carte restaurant. Wi-Fi Internet access is available throughout the property (fees apply). Business travelers can find a full-service business center and more than 8,000 square feet of flexible meeting space.

 

Transportation
  • Daniel Oduber International Airport, Liberia (11.1 mi/17.8 km)
Attractions
  • Playas del Coco (9.2 mi/14.7 km)
  • Africa Mia (23.7 mi/37.9 km)
  • Rincon de la Vieja National Park (32.3 mi/51.7 km)

 

Business
  • Business center with computers
  • Flexible meeting spaces
  • Presentation equipment available
  • Print, copy and fax services
  • Wi-Fi Internet access (fees apply)

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Hilton Papagayo Costa Rica Resort & Spa - All Inclusive Rooms

King Ocean View Balcony
Our King Bedded guest rooms offer panoramic views of the resorts tropical setting and The Gulf of Papagayo from your private balcony. All rooms are beautifully decorated with dark solid wood furniture with all the necessities for an unforgettable stay.

Our guest rooms offer
  • 32-inch flat panel LCD TV
  • Comfortable Chairs with Activity Table
  • Cordless Two-Line Telephone with Voicemail
  • Electronic In-Room Safe
  • Coffeemaker
  • In-Room Fridge
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer.


  • Our rooms feature the famous Hilton Serenity Collection: The Serenity Bed includes an exclusive Suite Dreams mattress and box springs, Super Topper mattress pad, down-filled comforter, Touch of Down pillows, 250 thread-count sheets and duvet cover as well as bolster pillows.
    2 Double Bungalow Tropical
    Enjoy the tropical setting from your private balcony with teak wood furniture. All Tropical bungalows are beautifully decorated with dark solid wood furniture with all the necessities for an unforgettable stay.

    Each bungalow offers
  • 32-inch flat panel LCD TV
  • Comfortable Chairs with Activity Table
  • Cordless Two-Line Telephone with Voicemail
  • Electronic In-Room Safe
  • Coffeemaker
  • In-Room Fridge
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer.


  • Our bungalows feature the famous Hilton Serenity Collection: The Serenity Bed includes an exclusive Suite Dreams mattress and box springs, Super Topper mattress pad, down-filled comforter, Touch of Down pillows, 250 thread-count sheets and duvet cover as well as bolster pillows.
    King Bungalow Oceanfront
    These King Bedded bungalows feature charming views of the The Gulf of Papagayo from your private balcony where you will hear the relaxing sound of the waves. All oceanfront bungalows are beautifully decorated with dark solid wood furniture with all the necessities for an unforgettable stay.

    Each bungalow offers
  • 32-inch flat panel LCD TV
  • Comfortable Chairs with Activity Table
  • Cordless Two-Line Telephone with Voicemail
  • Electronic In-Room Safe
  • Coffeemaker
  • In-Room Fridge
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer.


  • Our bungalows feature the famous Hilton Serenity Collection: The Serenity Bed includes an exclusive Suite Dreams mattress and box springs, Super Topper mattress pad, down-filled comforter, Touch of Down pillows, 250 thread-count sheets and duvet cover as well as bolster pillows.
    2 Double Bungalow Oceanview
    These Two Double Bedded bungalows offer charming views of the resorts tropical setting and The Gulf of Papagayo from your private balcony. All bungalows are beautifully decorated with dark solid wood furniture with all the necessities for an unforgettable stay.

    Each bungalow offers
  • 32-inch flat panel LCD TV
  • Comfortable Chairs with Activity Table
  • Cordless Two-Line Telephone with Voicemail
  • Electronic In-Room Safe
  • Coffeemaker
  • In-Room Fridge
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer.


  • Our bungalows feature the famous Hilton Serenity Collection: The Serenity Bed includes an exclusive Suite Dreams mattress and box springs, Super Topper mattress pad, down-filled comforter, Touch of Down pillows, 250 thread-count sheets and duvet cover as well as bolster pillows.
    Junior Suite
    Enjoy a Jr. Suite with a private patio, individual plunge pool overlooking spectacular views of The Gulf of Papagayo.

    Beautifully decorated with dark solid wood furniture with all the necessities for an unforgettable stay.
    King Bungalow Ocean View
    These King Bedded bungalows offer charming views of the resorts tropical setting and The Gulf of Papagayo from your private balcony. All bungalows are beautifully decorated with dark solid wood furniture with all the necessities for an unforgettable stay.

    Our guest rooms offer
  • 32-inch flat panel LCD TV
  • Comfortable Chairs with Activity Table
  • Cordless Two-Line Telephone with Voicemail
  • Electronic In-Room Safe
  • Coffeemaker
  • In-Room Fridge
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer.


  • Our bungalows feature the famous Hilton Serenity Collection: The Serenity Bed includes an exclusive Suite Dreams mattress and box springs, Super Topper mattress pad, down-filled comforter, Touch of Down pillows, 250 thread-count sheets and duvet cover as well as bolster pillows.
    King Bungalow Tropical
    Enjoy the tropical setting from your private balcony with teak wood furniture. All Tropical bungalows are beautifully decorated with dark solid wood furniture with all the necessities for an unforgettable stay.

    Each bungalow offers
  • 32-inch flat panel LCD TV
  • Comfortable Chairs with Activity Table
  • Cordless Two-Line Telephone with Voicemail
  • Electronic In-Room Safe
  • Coffeemaker
  • In-Room Fridge
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer.


  • Our bungalows feature the famous Hilton Serenity Collection: The Serenity Bed includes an exclusive Suite Dreams mattress and box springs, Super Topper mattress pad, down-filled comforter, Touch of Down pillows, 250 thread-count sheets and duvet cover as well as bolster pillows.
    2 Double Bungalow Oceanfront
    These Two double bedded bungalows feature charming views of The Gulf of Papagayo from your private balcony where you will hear the relaxing sound of the waves.

    All oceanfront bungalows are beautifully decorated with dark solid wood furniture with all the necessities for an unforgettable stay.

    Our bungalows offer
  • 32-inch flat panel LCD TV
  • Comfortable Chairs with Activity Table
  • Cordless Two-Line Telephone with Voicemail
  • Electronic In-Room Safe
  • Coffeemaker
  • In-Room Fridge
  • Iron & Ironing Board
  • Hair Dryer.


  • Our bungalows feature the famous Hilton Serenity Collection: The Serenity Bed includes an exclusive Suite Dreams mattress and box springs, Super Topper mattress pad, down-filled comforter, Touch of Down pillows, 250 thread-count sheets and duvet cover as well as bolster pillows.

    Amenities

    • All inclusive
    • WiFi
    • Free parking
    • Outdoor pool
    • No smoking rooms/facilities
    General
    No smoking rooms/facilities
    Concierge
    Activities
    Outdoor pool
    Fitness center or spa
    Fitness Center
    Spa
    Tennis
    Dining
    All inclusive
    Bar/Lounge
    Restaurant
    Room service
    Services
    Business center
    In-Room Safe
    Tour desk
    Meeting/Banquet facilities
    Barber/Beauty shop
    Conference facilities
    Doctor on call
    Gift shop
    Currency exchange
    Internet
    WiFi
    Parking
    Free parking
    Accessibility
    Handicapped rooms/facilities

    Meeting facilities

    Meeting Info
    With over 1,700 sq. feet of meeting and event space, Hilton Papagayo Costa Rica Resort & Spa offers a full range of facilities to easily accommodate gatherings up to 250 in an indoor setting or up to 150 in an open area. Meetings rooms offer a variety of configurations and themed events can be custom-designed to your needs, and with a picture-perfect locale, our staff can make your Costa Rica wedding an unforgettable event.

    Dining

    Grill del Fuego
    Located in the tranquil Spa area, Grill del Fuego offers a day-time menu with fresh, casual fare and fresh fruit smoothie menu.
    In the evening, enjoy classic Italian cuisine, with pastas and traditional Italian sweets
    Hours
  • Open Dayli 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • In-Room Dining Experience
    Available daily from 4:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. There is a 15 USD delivery charge per order.

    Hours
  • Open Dayli 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • La Cosecha
    At La Cosecha, start your day with our full breakfast buffet; enjoy your favorites and sample local dishes. The a la carte lunch offers a variety of options, changing every day. At dinner, you and your family will enjoy nightly specials of international cuisine.
  • Open Dayli 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
  • El Dorado
    In the elegant ambiance of El Dorado restaurant, youll experience Chef Nicolas Piattis expression of contemporary cuisine..

    The restaurant is open for dinner from 6:15pm to 10:00pm.

    El Ritual Bar
    El Rituals bar team will delight you with fresh mixes of your favorite spirits and tropical fruit flavors, as well as the bars full range of beer, wine and soft drinks. Accompany your beverages with the Pura Vida-style bar snacks menu.

    Open Dayli from 11:00am to 1:00am Hours

    Fuente de Vida - Pool Bar
    Swim up pool bar located in the main swimming pool, serves cocktails, beer and soft drinks. Perfect for a beverage in the sun!

    Open from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm Hours .

    El Bocadillo Snack Bar & Grill
    This palm-roofed open air restaurant with Gulf of Papagayo views offers a lunch menu featuring local dishes and modern, lunch classics.
    El Bocadillos evening Steakhouse-style menu features grilled specialties and creative sides.
    hours
  • Open Dayli 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
  • Hotel Policies

    Check-in:
    1500
    Check-out:
    1200

    Terms and conditions

    Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

    The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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    Guest Reviews (92)

    Ratings and reviews for Hilton Papagayo Costa Rica Resort & Spa - All Inclusive

    Overall score

    3.9 / 5
    5.01.0
    92 out of 92
    Amenities:
    4
    Room cleanliness:
    4.2
    Hotel staff:
    4.4
    Room comfort:
    4.1
    Location:
    4.1
    Value:
    3.9

    76% would recommend to a friend.

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    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    Judge
    Business
    New Haven CT
    Dec 14, 2009

    Terrific location for activities or rest

    Loved the individual bungalow layout. Plenty of activities if you want them. Great food in on-site restaurants. Staff was on top everything - very friendly and helpful. Relaxing atmosphere. I want to plan my return visit to Hilton Papagayo

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Room cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Room comfort:
    4
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

    Recreational activities trips available. Hotel property and bungalows are great however the layout of the property is not for those with limitations.

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    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    Anonymous
    Business
    White Plains, NY
    Dec 13, 2009

    Perfect vacation in costa rica

    Perfect. Beautiful, clean, very friendly and helpful staff, good food. They made everything smooth and easy.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Room cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Room comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Sightseeing tip: In Hotel

    Diving, excursions, information, very good food.

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    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Anonymous
    Business
    CHICAGO
    Dec 10, 2009

    HILTON PAPAGAYO RESORT

    THE HOTEL STAFF WAS VERY HELPFUL. WE PROBABLY HAD ONE OF THE BEST ROOMS IN THE RESORT ON A HILL OVERLOOKING THE WATER. TRY SWISS TRAVEL IN THE HOTEL, ASK FOR [...], VERY HELPFUL, WE TOOK SEVERAL TRIPS AND WERE ALL AS DESCRIBED AND PROFESSIONALLY RAN.THE CANOPY ATV TOUR IS GREAT AND THE WHITE WATER RAFTING IS INTENSE, WITH A 12FT DROP AT THE END, AWESOME.. [...], THE FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANAGER IS EXTREMELY NICE AND TRIES TO MAKE EVERYONE FEEL SPECIAL. THE HOTEL GAVE MY WIFE A SUPRISE FREE BIRTHDAY CAKE SENT RIGHT TO MY ROOM. THE RESORT IS VERY RELAXING AND CLEAN. I WOULD GIVE THIS HOTEL AN EIGHT OUT OF TEN OVERALL. I WOULD RETURN TO THIS HOTEL AGAIN. COSTA RICA ROCKS...

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    4
    Room cleanliness:
    4
    Hotel staff:
    4
    Room comfort:
    4
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    4
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

    RENT A CAR. YOU WILL NEED IT. COSTA RICA IS VERY SPREAD OUT AND IF YOU WANT TO GO INTO THE DIFFERENT BEACH AREA'S AND DIFFERENT TOWNS, YOU WILL NEED A CAR

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    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Canuck from Calgary
    Business
    Calgary, AB
    Dec 6, 2009

    Great Location for the Price

    The activities were great The staff was very friendly and accommodating The setting was beautiful

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Room cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Room comfort:
    4
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

    Coco Beach souvenir shopping was far better than Liberia

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    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    Ramblin Rose
    Business
    CT
    Dec 2, 2009

    EXCELLENT++

    Hotel is gorgeous! Beautiful clean quiet beach, luxurious rooms with amenties, great staff; lots of activities provided by the hotel for free; opportunities to book quality tours and see other areas; beautiful pools, several restaurants with excellent food - wish we'd stayed longer! kayaking, snorkeling,sightseeing. or you have plenty of space to just lay around and relax.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Room cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Room comfort:
    4
    Location:
    4
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

    Don't be afraid - rent a car and see more!

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    Reviewer score

    2
    5.01.0
    Anonymous
    Business
    Minnesota
    Nov 29, 2009

    disappointment

    Rooms are dated. must park in above paking lot, and wait for a ride. food very slow to prepare, and way overpriced, very quite and peaceful. while dining under the cabana, the racoons, jumped on my table, and starting eating my food, waited another 20 min. for the reorder,$19. 1 warm beer & cheeseburger a skunk sprayed the exterior wall of the room, at 4:00a.m. I was transfered to another room due to the odor/scent, no compensation offered .never again

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    2
    Room cleanliness:
    3
    Hotel staff:
    4
    Room comfort:
    2
    Location:
    2
    Value:
    1
    Trip purpose:

    Business

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    Reviewer score

    3
    5.01.0
    Anonymous
    Business
    Austin, Texas
    Nov 18, 2009

    Hotel in Transition

    Frankly, don't visit Costa Rica unless you're open to being taken advantage of. Lets just say - "rich white people...take their money" - was the obvious vibe felt by the vast majority (group of 50) - whether on or off-resort. The hotel as of 12/08 was an all-inclusive resort and even though now a Hilton, it still very much fells 'budget' all-inclusive but at a premium price. The food was terrible, the beaches were small, the spa was everything but impressive ... if I visit Costa Rica again, I will be staying at the Four Seasons....MUCH NICER. The Hilton is not worth the money.

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    1
    Room cleanliness:
    3
    Hotel staff:
    4
    Room comfort:
    2
    Location:
    2
    Value:
    2
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

    Hotel food was terrible. Taxi into Coco Beach - approximately 25 minute drive @ $180 USD - for a great meal.

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    Reviewer score

    4
    5.01.0
    Anonymous
    Business
    Los Angeles CA
    Oct 21, 2009

    Fantastic hotel

    The hotel was gorgeous. The road ends up at the hotel and it has it's own beautiful cove. We loved the privacy of the bungalows settings. No car are allowed within the hotel, you just have to call a shutlle or walk. The staff was nice and very helpful. Great activities available (kayaking, snorkling, biking, etc). We gad a great time and I could not have dreamt of a better place to be!

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Room cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Room comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Business

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    Reviewer score

    5
    5.01.0
    Cathy loves Costa Rica and Hilton Papaga
    Business
    Atlanta, GA
    Oct 9, 2009

    The most romantic stay in Costa Rica!!!!

    Everything you can want right there. spa, pool, bar, restaurant, water sports, fitness center, room service; dive shop, rental car; internet, tour operator. you name it. and just beautiful!!! It's a HILTON, so the rooms are so nice. excellent water pressure, plenty of hot water; service amazing!!! MUST DO and reasonably priced......

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    5
    Room cleanliness:
    5
    Hotel staff:
    5
    Room comfort:
    5
    Location:
    5
    Value:
    5
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Nightlife tip: Short drive from hotel

    short cab ride to Playa del Coco. super restaurants, nightlife and casino. romantic walk on the beach. Volcano, zipline, wildlife sanctuary, rain forrest, beaches all within short cab or tour ride.

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    Reviewer score

    3
    5.01.0
    mykel67
    Business
    Canada
    Sep 3, 2009

    Hilton Lipstick on a Tired, Old Resort

    Hilton hastily renovated this old resort last year and their haste is already showing in: cracked walls, peeling paint, scratched furniture, mildewed grout. The resort seemed to cater mainly to families on a budget traveling on Hilton points. We paid very little for our stay thanks to a great promotional rate through Orbitz-- otherwise we would have been very upset. The location is terrible-- on a bay that feels more like a lake in cottage country than the Pacific Ocean. The spa pool was a welcome oasis- usually had it all to ourselves as most guests prefered to congregate at the main pool with the bars. Hilton is out to gouge its guests for every penny possible: room service "basket" (one wrap, bag of chips, brownie) $40; least expensive bottle of wine $48; bag of Lays at the gift shop $12; WIFI $15 per day; 20 minute ride to the airport $40; breakfast buffet $20pp; room service 12" pizza- $15 plus $10 delivery charge and 23% fees and taxes; etc. etc. etc. Because of its convenience to the Liberia airport it would be fine for the night before an earlier departure. Otherwise, choose the Marriott, Paradisus or Four Seasons instead (a Hilton employee actually told us those are better resorts!).

    Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
    Amenities:
    3
    Room cleanliness:
    3
    Hotel staff:
    3
    Room comfort:
    3
    Location:
    2
    Value:
    2
    Trip purpose:

    Business

    Money-saving tip: Short drive from hotel

    Stop at a grocery store in town just before turning down the road to the resort. Pick up snacks, beverages, beer and wine. Resort prices are absurd! (Dinner prices, however, are fair for the decent quality food and good service).

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