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Favorite Things to Do at the Andaz Papagayo Costa Rica

Our much anticipated “no kids” trip to the Andaz Papagayo in Costa Rica couldn’t have come at a better time, and frankly, between the secluded but not-too-remote location, the points-friendlyslotting on the Hyatt award chart, and the reality that Costa Rica still gives a pretty good return for your dollar even at resorts, it offered us a superb value. I not only want to return to the Andaz Costa Rica at some point, but I actually already have some award nights…

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New Promo: 10% Points Rebate for Hyatt Credit Cardholders!

One of the biggest reasons I got the Hyatt credit card back when I did back in 2015 was to take advantage of a cardholder only program that awarded a percentage of redeemed Hyatt points back for a number of months. They ran a similar promo again last summer, and this morning’s great news is that they are brining that promotion back again this summer for Hyatt credit cardholders! From June 1 – September 5, 2017, registered Hyatt Credit Cardmembers will…

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Eating at the Andaz Papagayo Costa Rica and Beyond

If I had to list my three favorite things to do while traveling, there is no question that eating would make the cut for that top activities list…let’s be real, it may even hold the top spot. I love trying local foods, learning about different ways to prepare meals and drinks, and taking the time to sit and savor meals in exotic places. Now that absolutely does not happen to any large degree when traveling with my toddler, but since…

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Review of a Room and a Suite at the Andaz Papagayo in Costa Rica

Our first “no kids” trip in over two years just wrapped up, and boy was it worth the wait. Josh and I recently visited the Andaz Papagayo in Costa Rica not only with each other, but we met up with a few friends while we were there, and found the resort to be the perfect backdrop to feel calm, relaxed, rejuvenated, and maybe even a touch inspired before starting a bit of a new chapter in our day to day…

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Video Review of Andaz Papagayo in Costa Rica

As you may have seen, in the last few months I’ve been trying to get my feet wet in the world of creating video reviews for some of our trips. I think video has tons of potential in this space, but it certainly is much more complicated and time intensive than just writing blog posts, so I’m keeping the number of videos I make to no more than about one or two a month for now. That said, I just finished a…

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Free Kid’s Club at the Andaz Papagayo in Costa Rica

For me, the best type of vacation is often one that provides a nice mix of both family time and adult time. Adults-only trips are great on occasion and trips that are nothing but family time 24/7 can also be great, but after a few days of either extreme you can yearn for a little bit of balance. Whether you accomplish this balance by bringing grandparents, a nanny or babysitter from home, using a resort kid’s club, or hiring a local…

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First Impressions of the Andaz Papagayo in Costa Rica

One of the very best values in the World of Hyatt award chart is undeniably the Andaz Papagayo in Costa Rica. This property is a Category 4 Hyatt, which means you can use your Category 1-4 certificates or just 15,000 Hyatt points per night to stay at a resort that otherwise can easily run you $300 – $400 per night during peak seasons. It has been on my ‘must visit’ list of properties since it opened in 2013, but we have…

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Today Only: Buy Hyatt Points for Just Over a Penny Each

Today is the final day of this year’s Daily Getaways offering, and it brings a really cool offering in the form of Hyatt points you can purchase from just over a penny each. I routinely redeem Hyatt points for close to 2 cents each, so I would be happy to snag one of these packages, but the problem with this deal is there aren’t nearly enough packages to go around to meet demand. This means if you want a shot,…

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Grand Hyatt Baha Mar in Bahamas Now Open for Stays!

Today is the day, the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar is officially open for business and you can book yourself a room on cash, points, or a mix of cash and points for stays as early as tonight! The much delayed large complex has been in a soft open phase for the last few weeks, but that portion of the opening phase has now concluded ahead of schedule, and the property is open for you to come and visit. The hotel was…

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Stay in the Shadow of Manhattan at the Hyatt Regency Jersey City

As I’m sure you know, New York City is an expensive place to visit…or live for that matter. It is also one of the most exciting and vibrant places in the United States, so it is no surprise that it is where lots of folks want to visit, self included. There are over 100,000 hotel rooms in New York City, but those rooms can be pretty pricey with the average daily rate at $268+ a night and likely rising. This means…

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