We got married on the beach at Secrets, and it by far was the best experience. Julio Ramirez made our trip, he went above and beyond. He even took pictures at our wedding. He was so on top of everything. We can't thank him enough for all he did for us. Make sure you say hi to him when you visit Secrets!
Hanson in the Market Cafe was also GREAT, he made me the best coffee each morning! Thank you Hanson for starting my day off right!
Others that stood out for us.... bartenders: Caesar, Minor and Henry. Our waiter at Aqua, Christian and the shuttle drivers, Eli and William.
We stayed in the Honeymoon suite and it was beautiful, the best view. The best service. We had the best trip and will for sure visit again.
Thank you to every at Secrets, you made out special trip even more special.
My husband and I were married at the Four Seasons at Disney in Orlando April 2015 so we had high expectations for the Four Seasons Costa Rica and we were not disappointed!! I mentioned on our reservation through Expedia that this was our first wedding anniversary trip and we received champagne and chocolate covered roses in our room upon arrival, champagne at lunch when our waiter just so happened to ask if we were there for a special occasion and champagne at dinner later that night as it was our actual wedding anniversary date. The food in all restaurants that we tried was excellente and delicioso!! Service was impeccable and it was the same feeling like we had in Orlando with the reply being " it was my pleasure" from anyone that assisted us. I was able to work on my Spanish while there. The scenery is beautiful and sitting on the high peninsula provided extraordinary views throughout our stay. Paddleboarding, kayaking and snorkeling are all available. There are plenty of free activities included. We tried to do the kayak at sunset but it got to be too windy and the waves were too high so we could not go as it was not safe. We signed up for others but found that we were enjoying relaxing too much to even get up. We also did the canopy tour which was frightening at the beginning but once I calmed down I really enjoyed the views of the ocean and forrest. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and really hated to leave.
Exemplary luxury and service in a pristine setting Set on a slender Pacific isthmus, fringed by gold-sand beaches 45 minutes …More
El Mangroove is a modern, beautiful property located on a very calm bay with great sunset views. The area is very peaceful - a perfect place to relax and unwind. The staff could not be nicer or more attentive. They went out of their way to entertain our kids, make sure we were comfortable and taken care of, etc. Food was delicious. I wish we could have stayed longer. It's only about 20 minutes to Liberia airport.
Traveller from Chicago, IL
At only 20 minutes from touch down to sand it is the closest beach resort from an international airport in Costa RicaAn …More
Despite some of the other reviews, we really enjoyed walking and staying active during our stay. Only if you have a medical condition should you be worried about getting around.
The property is luxurious but it's not ritzy in that you wear heals and full make up like you might at other 5 star resorts. You will be sweaty and your hair is not worth drying thanks to the humidity. So if you can embrace being in nature and enjoy the relaxed vibe but also enjoy great food, fabulous drinks, and wonderful staff then this place is for you. We loved the water activities and classes the hotel offered.
We did go to the beach club one day, so if you prefer a beach with waves then check it out. The other thing to be prepared for is to spend money. Remember, it is a luxury property and food and drinks are not cheap. We spent about $125 per day on food for 2 and we are light drinkers.
If you are OK with walking ask for a room in building 4 for the best view.
We can't wait to go back!
Traveller from Austin
The Andaz Papagayo will feature 153 Deluxe rooms, including 21 Suites, 9 Spa treatment rooms, unique concept-restaurants with …More
"Beautiful property, amazing sunrises and sunsets!"
Loved our experience. The beach was great. Refreshing temperature, clear water, and clean sand were the perks. Snorkeling was nice, but I had a better experience across the gulf from the hotel beach (Sunset tour with Team CRT.) We had difficulties reserving the hotel's kayaks mostly because of timing around the tide and the dangerous rip. Swimming with the rip was fine. The pool was hot and popular, but not my thing. The food was decent, but not my favorite.
Service was great.
Stay in 2 resorts due to Allegro closing for remodeling, so moved to Occidental by resorts management, transportation provided. Great job, made event easy. Allegro & Occidental room views were great. Allegro bed hard, Occidental much more comfortable. Allegro more for family. Beaches we enjoyed both. Food both had buffet style. Disco/clubnot real much both. Biting bugs bring bug-spray! Excursions good selection we enjoy 1 all-day to rainforest while at Occidental. Not good for walking to local towns.
Papagayo is a largely untouched area on the northern Pacific coast of Costa Rica. The isolated location has historically drawn quiet crowds of bird watchers and nature enthusiasts, but in recent years Papagayo has become a popular spot for new resorts. With both tropical forests and palm-tree lined beaches, visitors have an array of outdoor activities to enjoy including swimming and hiking.
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