We have walked on the beach, and it is very nice. But unfortunately the Papagayo café is now derelict. It is not good for the area, and should be refurbished of demolished. It is sad to see it like this.
This is a small and pretty crowded beach (even now, in mid-September), but it's right in the centre, so it's great for a quick swim. Also, water stays shallow as you enter the sea, so it's great for children (or for water frisbee!).
A good beach to visit for a quick swim during the day. Close to several eating places if you want food and refreshing beverages. Even better in the evening when most of the people have left for dinner.