Introduction: Over The Hill In Costa Rica

Andaz Costa Rica Resort at Peninsula Papagayo

Introduction: Over the hill in Costa Rica

We celebrated my 40th birthday in Costa Rica! We had never been to Costa Rica before and the Andaz Papagayo was a luxury resort that had been on my radar for a while and so we spent eight nights there using Hyatt points!

We got to Costa Rica on Southwest Airlines out of Chicago’s Midway airport. We used our points, 16,224 Rapid Rewards points plus $23.35 for each ticket. Our flight was Chicago to Liberia on Saturday Sep 1st.   We then added our son as my wife’s companion for just an additional $23.35.

On the way home unfortunately we had to fly out of San Jose since there were no flights or flights were full out of Liberia on the way home.

This flight ended up costing us $63.90 plus 8112 Rapid Rewards points per person. We then again added our son as my wife’s companion using the companion pass for an additional $63.90.  The only thing about this entire trip that sucked is we had to take a nearly 4 hour bus trip from Liberia to San Jose! NEVER AGAIN!

We really loved the Andaz and many of the staff.  We enjoyed good food….

At the Andaz pool we enjoyed plenty of fun….

At the Andaz beach club we enjoyed plenty of beach time….

Then we would come back to our Andaz Suite accommodation and plenty R&R……

Very nice luxurious bathroom with views….

We even took a boat ride off property one day to see some of the coast line, caves and deserted beaches!

Perfect location to chill and relax and spend some family time together. On the other end of the spectrum there are plenty of things for action-adventure types to get into!

Stay tuned for our full review of the Andaz Resort at Papagayo!

-Points Pinnacle


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