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Papagayo Services & Facilities

Papagayo is a very unique resort “town” in that it has no town center. Most of the gulf’s all-inclusive resorts offer additional services to account for the area’s few amenities. If you need something, your hotel should either have it or know where to get it.

Cell Phones

Cell phone coverage is spotty in Papagayo – perching on one of the gulf’s many cliffs, visitors are likely to have some signal, but don’t count on it at the beaches. Costa Rica now offers myriad prepaid cell phone services, and these are the best chance for catching signal in this quiet destination.


Most resorts have high-speed Internet facilities or free WiFi in their lobby and/or hotel rooms.


Your hotel should have currency exchange services, or you can drive 15 minutes south to Playa del Coco for several banking and ATM options.

Gas Stations

Fill up your tank in Liberia, or just outside of Playa del Coco, the two closest gas stations to Papagayo.

Post Office

Most resorts offer mail service, or you can drive south to Playa del Coco’s post office.

Medical Facilities

A Red Cross is located in nearby Playa del Coco, and there are also three hospitals (one public, two private) located 30 minutes away in Liberia. For minor concerns, pharmacies can provide medical advice and medications.

Papagayo Travel Guide

Papagayo Weather

Current Conditions


82°F (27°C) Sunny

Wind: 8 mph WSW
Visibility: 10 mi

Humidity: 57 % Barometer: 29.82 in/Hg

15 day weather forecast >

Papagayo Tides

Sunday, November 29, 2015
High 04:37 a.m. 8.96 ft. (2.73 m.)
Low 10:56 a.m. 0.36 ft. (0.11 m.)
High 05:08 p.m. 8.40 ft. (2.56 m.)
Low 11:12 p.m. 1.12 ft. (0.34 m.)

Two-week Tide Forecast >