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Boulevard Playa Chorotega, Panama 50503 Costa Rica
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Anchored by our signature palm tree thatched entrance, Papagayo Golden Palms Beachfront Hotel welcomes you to its beachfront hotel overlooking the world-renowned Papagayo Peninsula in Guanacaste. Combining the best elements of a tropical getaway with a pristine beach, locally infused experiences, bespoke dining options and blissful sun-kissed days, this prime beachfront setting is a tranquil yet luxurious haven of natural beauty. Facing the Papagayo Gulf, this Panama Beach treasure sits within swaying palm trees and tropical gardens as it faces the calm, warm waters of the Pacific Ocean. This fantastic beachfront hotel in Guanacaste is the perfect escape where you can relax, recharge, retreat and rejuvenate your energy. This is a hotel that defines the destination. Papagayo Golden Palms enjoys a remarkable location at only 30 minutes from Daniel Oduber International Airport, and this influenced the design thinking in subtly enhancing the indoor-outdoor connection for guests. The resort has long seduced its guests with the natural beauty that surrounds it, who love the fact that it's nestled between the ocean and the natural vegetation that invites exploration. Ideal for wellness enthusiasts and honeymooners to retreat into a secluded haven to relax and indulge in, brims with picturesque landscapes. The idyllic beachfront hotel in Guanacaste, Costa Rica´s premier beach destination, has created a magic that weaves across guestrooms, the restaurant and social spaces bringing them together in harmony. Offering a true sense of timelessness, as your pace slows, a carefree feeling takes hold when you stay at this oceanfront hotel in Papagayo. The quiet beach is the perfect backdrop for watching the mellow waves roll in and the fresh sea breezes that cool the tropical sun. It also creates a fun-filled ocean playground for the adventurers and thrill seekers. Key Features ● Beachfront Resort ● Beachfront Pool ● Tour Desk ● Concierge Desk ● Tropical beach inspired open-air restaurant and bar. ● Delicious breakfast daily included in your room rate. ● On property parking ● Free WIFI throughout the property ● Spacious rooms with terraces
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Brando62 wrote a review Yesterday
Saint Paul, Minnesota312 contributions66 helpful votes
As others have said, the staff and service are the reason for staying here. The grounds and buildings and rooms are immaculate and the food is nice, but the staff make everything so much better. This was such a relaxing place to stay for a week. The beach is quieter than Hermosa, which was fine by us. Food was tasty and reasonably priced. We do suggest having a car if you want to explore other parts or CR. I would also suggest taking advantage of Kevin and his tour company (information at the front desk) to get a feel for the ecosystems of CR. Special thanks to Andreja in the restaurant.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking is plentiful and free, pool is spacious but unheated.
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ABC6712 wrote a review Oct 2022
Maine32 contributions5 helpful votes
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We could not have been happier staying here. Our room was clean, the pool was beautiful, the food in the restaurant was delicious, but the best part was the wonderful staff, especially Roberto in the restaurant/bar and Albero at the reception desk…they went above and beyond!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Diego Montero, Owner at Papagayo Golden Palms Beachfront Hotel
Responded 5 Nov 2022
Thank you for your fantastic review of our facilities. I am touched by your comments and truly proud of our team's efforts in taking care of you. We hope to see you again soon Pura vida Diego Montero
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tcm380 wrote a review 21 Jan
Mendota Heights, Minnesota49 contributions19 helpful votes
The most relaxing resort ever. Beautiful landscaping. Refreshing pool. Spectacular view of the ocean. The breeze and sun everyday can't be beat. The food and drinks were fabulous. The staff go above and beyond to give exceptional trusted service. Our waitress Issa was amazing, adorable and made the experience so memorable. Jeremy took care of us and was so friendly each day. We will definitely be back. I highly recommend this resort.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Juliana F wrote a review 15 Jan
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I never write reviews but I simply had to for this hotel. My friend and I had a last minute one night stay here due to a flight cancellation. We came in frustrated and exhausted from our tribulations at the airport but we’re immediately greeted with smiles and incredible service that turned our moods right around. Angie at the front desk should be called ANGEL instead. She was so kind and immediately got us drinks and a snack. She gave us an area to hold our bags and change to hang out at the beach / pool until our room was ready. She truly went above and beyond to ensure our time here was amazing. Angie truly gives the word hospitality a whole new meaning. The pool is pristine with plenty of sunny and shady areas to accommodate all types of pool goers. Peaceful and relaxing. The beach area has more comfortable loungers and hammocks sit in and enjoy the view. The food and service are awesome as well! The rooms are incredibly clean and inviting. Wonderful showers and bathrooms with so much space. The bed is comfortable, and the sitting room with a view over the garden is such a wonderful touch. In summary, if you are visiting Costa Rica, this is the place you want to experience it from. It has all the components of a wonderful relaxing beach vacation with the perfect touches you can only get in Costa Rica- monkeys and iguanas lounging by the pool with you! I cannot recommend this place more!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Diego Montero, Owner at Papagayo Golden Palms Beachfront Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Greetings dear JulianaF0218, although we regret the setback you had, we are glad to know that your last night in Costa Rica was exceptional, to know that after a bad time at the airport, our excellent work team received you in a special way and made an exceptional experience possible, this is what characterizes Papagayo Golden Palms Beachfront Hotel, personalized service, friendly, helpful and above all authentic work team, Your review definitely fills me with pride and happiness, thank you for highlighting the beauties and attributes of our facilities On behalf of all our STAFF, a hug from a distance and see you soon!! Pura vida Diego Montero
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Darcy F wrote a review 11 Jan
Medicine Hat, Canada5 contributions4 helpful votes
The highlight with our stay was the quality of food. The head chef, Randall, is one of the best chefs I have come across and we have travelled all over the world. We never had a bad meal and my wife is sensitive to gluten and he was extremely accommodating and he delivered very well with the meals we had at the resort. If the food wasn’t good, this would be a big issue at this resort if you do not have a vehicle and taking Uber or taxi can be very expensive if you always have to leave the resort to dine out. We stayed 6 nights and only dined out for supper 1 night off the property. The quality of the food was top notch. Another highlight at the resort was the front desk staff. Angie and Alberto who I often dealt with was very attentive and helpful. The rooms were also very clean with a comfortable bed. The hammocks on the beach was also a highlight. This is a very quiet resort and was a great place for some downtime. My recommendation is to keep your staff and treat them well as they really make this resort come to life.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: If you don’t have a rental car, plan accordingly to not leave the resort much as the high cost of...
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Response from Diego Montero, Owner at Papagayo Golden Palms Beachfront Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear darcyfr, thank you for your excellent review, for Papagayo Golden Palms Beachfront Hotel it is really important to know that you enjoyed your stay during the 6 nights you stayed with us, to know that we took care of you during each meal in our restaurant and that you did. consider it a top notch, it makes us very happy and makes us feel proud of what we do every day. We are very lucky to have such a committed work team and they give themselves to the maximum with a single purpose, that whoever stays at Papagayo Golden Palms Beachfront Hotel take indelible memories in their hearts and that they return soon and that is what we expect from you, a soon return to these wonderful facilities!! Pura vida Diego Montero
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TopJim wrote a review Dec 2022
Silicon Valley18 contributions15 helpful votes
The hotel is old and dated, but priced accordingly. No complaints there. The restaurant tried to give themselves a $500 tip, which I was glad to catch on checkout review. This is probably because we complained that our “surf and turf” dinner which was supposed to be fillet mignon and shrimp, was TILAPIA with 2 little shrimps and a meatball-sized cube of steak. Fish was never part of the surf and turf, and if they ran out of shrimp or something they could have said something and maybe offered to pair a quality fish or lobster if we opted to stay with the most expensive option on their menu. The cerviche was also ver sub par. They used Conker Eel, which I had never eaten before, and now I know why. There are hundreds of delicious mahi-mahi, tuna, amberjack, etc at the local fish market but they found a giant, tough, chewy conker eel to serve up to their guests instead. Saved a colon I’m sure. The hotel is on the beach but the beach here is not nice. Massive baitfish schools getting hammered all day by predator fish, sharks and sea birds. Didn’t swim in what I consider dangerous and unsanitary water. Hermosa beach about 15 min away is much much nicer.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Diego Montero, Owner at Papagayo Golden Palms Beachfront Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
We regret that you did not enjoy your stay at our hotel; this disappoints us since our team consistently works to exceed the expectations of those who visit us and make an unforgettable experience possible We want to explain the following regarding your comment: Papagayo Golden Palms is in a sustainability program where we work with seasonal fish thinking about the well-being and balance of the environment, without neglecting the quality of our meals. For dinner, every night we offer a special with the idea of giving you a different option from the regular menu, which was explained to you what it consisted of, we also mentioned the king of fish it came with (mahi-mahi not tilapia fish) and the amount of shrimp that were not precisely 2 as you mentioned It is important to mention that the preparation of ceviche and the other recipes in our restaurant focuses on providing fresh and quality food. Papagayo Golden Palms takes care of every detail and offers the highest and best production standards regardless of price; however, we respect that the ceviche was not to your liking even though it was the first complaint we received about it We would have loved to be able to help you and give you a solution at the moment our waiter went to your table and asked how your dinner was, unfortunately, you told us that everything was fine We want to apologize for the $500, it was an involuntary human error, we never wanted to take advantage of you, our work team is characterized by being great human beings with excellent principles and values and they would never take your money that way, since we are exposed to human errors As in any job or activity, that is why at each check out, the receptionist asks each guest to review the account before paying to avoid any inconvenience, because in this case it was not the exception and we were able to solve it. Finally, Panama Beach, is a place where entire families go and spend the day in calm and clean waters, far from all danger, it is a pity that you will not appreciate one of the beautiful beaches of this incredible Gulf of Papagayo and Costa Rica. We are disappointed that you did not enjoy your stay in our facilities, I am sure that if at any time you decide to visit us again, we will do everything possible to change your perspective of Papagayo Golden Palms. Best regards Diego Montero
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SJ wrote a review Dec 2022
Washington DC, District of Columbia2 contributions1 helpful vote
Very relaxing place with great staff that give you special attention and make accommodations as needed. Any help is quickly turned around this place, it almost felt like we were on private vacation property, great food… beautiful!!!
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Diego Montero, Owner at Papagayo Golden Palms Beachfront Hotel
Responded 5 weeks ago
Dear sanjay_h_joshi, Thank you very much for your excelent review! We truly appreciate your generous words about the hotel. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to host you at Papagayo Golden Palms Beachfront Hotel and for taking the time to share your experience with us. I am pleased to read that you had an unforgettable experience and that our team has done a great job taking care of every detail during your stay. Your comments inspire us to continue making the satisfaction of our guests possible. It will be an honor for all the staff to have you back and offer you our sincere hospitality. Pura vida Diego Montero
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Russ A wrote a review Dec 2022
Nicoya, Costa Rica1 contribution
We had a short stay at the hotel. Joseph at reception is very helpful and warm host. The location is excellent. Many thanks for hospitality and for accomadating our small requests. My family quite liked breakfast and lunch.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Diego Montero, Owner at Papagayo Golden Palms Beachfront Hotel
Responded 23 Dec 2022
Greetings dear 745russa, thank you very much for your visit and sharing such an excellent review with us and other travelers. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed the quality of our breakfast and lunch. Your satisfaction is our best reward, this makes me feel very proud of our work team that strives every day to offer magical moments and unforgettable Thank you for staying at the Papagayo Golden Palms Beachfront Hotel and we hope you choose to create more memories here every time your travels take you back to Costa Rica Best regards Diego Montero
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Cecilia S.B wrote a review Dec 2022
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The hotel is located near the beach in which jungle vegetation abounds, accompanied by the animal world that it entails. It is not necessary to leave the hotel to be able to enjoy a beautiful jungle landscape, next to a beautiful beach. From the moment we arrived at the hotel on the first day (9/Nov/2022) to the last (16/Nov/2022/), we were treated with immeasurable affection. I traveled to Costa Rica with my parents, two elderly people with medical conditions that seemed to be a great inconvenience for doing any activity. The first inconvenience came when I realized that the family room, which was the one I had chosen myself, was too far from the restaurant for my parents to go and return alone, since my mother does not see well and my father is often misled. The room was very spacious with lovely garden views, but the problem was the distance to the restaurant for two people with certain mobility problems. We spent the first night in that room, which by the way I have to say, the silence and calm prevailed throughout the night. During breakfast, I commented my concerns about the distance from the room to the restaurant to a very nice waitress called "Yanis". She then told the hotel manager (Isaack) who very kindly immediately looked for all possible solutions for me to choose other rooms that would interest me the most for my concerns. They put us so close to the restaurant that I could have my evening tea in the restaurant looking at the door of our new room. From then on, my parents and I felt like the most pampered and cared for people in the world. They were aware of everything we needed. The rooms are spacious and very comfortable. The hotel had everything I was looking for. Jungle, sea, animals, peace, tranquility, charm, but best of all, the people who work there, because they are special and make you feel special. Thank you for helping me so much with my parents. You made what seemed difficult, easier. Thank you for that affectionate treatment towards two unknown elderly people. Thank you for an unforgettable vacation for my parents and me.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Diego Montero, Owner at Papagayo Golden Palms Beachfront Hotel
Responded 23 Dec 2022
On behalf of the entire hotel team, we want to thank you for sharing with us your experiences during your recent stay at Papagayo Golden Palms Beachfront Hotel. It is a pleasure to read your appreciation of the service offered during your stay. This motivates us to continue believing in what we do, this makes me feel very proud to know that we have a great team that cares about each guest that visits us. Thank you for staying at these beautiful facilities, we hope you choose to make more memories here each time your travels take you back to this wonderful Gulf of Papagayo. Best regards Diego Montero
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Lester Young wrote a review Dec 2022
Liberia, Costa Rica1 contribution
We visited this resort as part of a group. The staff was uniformly friendly and expert. The restaurant was excellent. The pool was very pleasant. We had one problem with the room, and someone was dispatched to fix it right away. The setting of this resort is very beautiful, and it fronts on the water. The beach size is small, but if you want something bigger, there are plenty of beaches in both directions on the highway. We understand that the resort is under new management, and they seem to be working hard to make everything super nice.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Diego Montero, Owner at Papagayo Golden Palms Beachfront Hotel
Responded 15 Dec 2022
Good afternoon, greetings dear Voyage06931102903 Thank you very much for your visit and for sharing such a valuable comment, we are delighted to know that you enjoyed our facilities, the quality of the restaurant, our pleasant pool, knowing that we were able to provide quick solutions and that you were happy, it is very important, that shows our commitment to achieve satisfaction in our visitors We are very proud of our facilities, the beauty of this place and our great team that works hard every day to improve and create unique and unforgettable experiences. From now on we look forward to your soon visit in this incredible and magical Golden Palms Beachfront Hotel Pura vida Diego Montero
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US$154 - US$232 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of GuanacastePanama
NUMBER OF ROOMS
40
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Frequently Asked Questions about Papagayo Golden Palms Beachfront Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Papagayo Golden Palms Beachfront Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Playa Hermosa (1.3 km), Playas del coco (5.1 km), and Penca Beach (3.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Papagayo Golden Palms Beachfront Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Papagayo Golden Palms Beachfront Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Papagayo Golden Palms Beachfront Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Papagayo Golden Palms Beachfront Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Papagayo Golden Palms Beachfront Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Guayoyo Coffee House, Numu Taproom & Bistro By Chef Nicolas Devenelle, and Abbocato.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Papagayo Golden Palms Beachfront Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Papagayo Golden Palms Beachfront Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Papagayo Golden Palms Beachfront Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Papagayo Golden Palms Beachfront Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Is Papagayo Golden Palms Beachfront Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.