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I can’t believe that just last week, my family was on vacation in Costa Rica. A lot has happened since we’ve been back, and the vacation already seems like an eternity ago!
Our spring break vacation was almost entirely on miles and points. We used World of Hyatt points from two credit card sign-up bonuses to stay at Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo, and we used BA and AA miles for flights from Dallas to Liberia via Miami.
- Andaz Papagayo blew us away! We’ve stayed at several nice resorts (Hyatt Regency Coconut Point, Hyatt Regency Lost Pines, Hyatt Regency Hill Country and Disney’s Aulani in Hawaii), but this was BY FAR our favorite resort ever! We booked it when it was 15k points. Last year it increased to 20k points, and this year it was supposed to increase to 25k points (except that Hyatt is delaying award chart changes until next year). It’s totally worth 25k points. All of us want to go back to this resort. I will have a detailed review of Andaz Papagayo on the blog soon.
- Whoever keeps saying “Don’t go to Costa Rica for the beaches” must not have visited some of the beaches we did! We took a tour to four beaches down the coast. They were lovely!
- We saw so much wildlife! Monkeys, iguanas, coatis and birds galore!
- Every Tico we met was very friendly, and everyone really did get the memo about “Pura Vida!”
I hope this vacation video gives you a feel for the Andaz Papagayo resort and the surrounding area.
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Nancy lives near Dallas, Texas, with her husband and three kids. Her favorite vacations include the beach, cruising and everything Disney.