• Lisa Marie

Costa Rica: Day 1 at Secrets Papagayo


Today was such an exciting day! Our travel group, “I Can’t Wait On Friends To Travel” started their first trip for 2020. We have a great group on this trip and we are staying at Secrets Papagayo.

When we arrived at the airport in Liberia, I was really surprised by how quickly we got through immigration, our bags were waiting for us, and our transfers were ready to go. Go Costa Rica! A smooth airport entrance into a new country is always a great welcome!

The airport was about 20 minutes from our resort. It went by fast, especially since there was

so much to see on the way to the resort. When

we arrived at the hotel, we were greeted by smiling faces, a welcome drink, and cold towels. The view from the lobby was incredible and I couldn’t wait to see my room. The hills at the resort were steep, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. The resort resembled the true essence of the country, and it made me appreciate the authentic Costa Rican experience.

On our first day, we ate at the buffet, hopped into the pool, and waited for the rest of the “I Can‘t Wait On Friends To Travel” group to arrive!

The Secrets Papagayo buffet offers good food but all of the food at the restaurants are even better. For lunch, guests can eat at the Aqua restaurant by the quiet pool, the Seaside Grill by the entertainment pool, or the pool bar. The main pool was loads of fun. The entertainment staff always had a game to participate in or a show to watch. Everyone in the “I Can‘t Wait On Friends To Travel” group had a chance to break the ice at the pool bar and meet up for dinner at the Asian restaurant.


As you can see, our dinner was spectacular! However, our travel guests were more surprised by their “I Can’t Wait On Friends To Travel” gifts - tshirts, bags, mosquito bracelets, and goodies.

We had a great night together and we were all looking forward to our full day tomorrow. Stay tuned to see what we did!

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