Guanacaste

Secrets Papagayo Resort & Spa


Email | Share |
Unlimited-Luxury®   All Inclusive    

Rated Best Hotel Chain by Apple Vacationers 2011-2017.

Rated Best Staff and Service - Central America by Apple Vacationers in 2017.

2018 Exceptional Values!
Extra Value: Unlimited Connectivity: Free calling to US and Canada, Free WiFi throughout the resort and more.
Free Symbolic Weddings: Receive the Secrets Wedding in Paradise Package complimentary when booking the minimum required room category for a minimum of 7 nights. Restrictions apply - see applebeachbrides.com.
Honeymoon: Receive the Secrets Eternity Honeymoon Package complimentary. This honeymoon package is complimentary when you book the Preferred Club Bungalow Suite Pool View or higher accommodations category for a minimum of 7 nights (restrictions apply*).

Situated on Papagayo Bay along the Pacific coastline, Secrets Papagayo brings all-inclusive Unlimited-Luxury to Costa Rica. Surrounded by tropical rainforests and mountains, this adults only property provides a romantic and serene ambiance. Perfectly located, this resort is just a twenty minute drive from the Liberia Airport and a fifteen minute drive from Coco Beach, which offers a variety of entertainment, shopping, and restaurants.

The unique Arenilla beach features black, volcanic sand and a beautiful crystal-clear ocean. Have fun on the water with snorkeling, or take a dip in the two pools and grab a drink at the swim-up bar. When the sun goes down, experience live, nightly entertainment with an onsite disco, theme nights, and big screen movies on the beach. Rejuvenate yourself with a massage, body and facial treatments, and other services from the Secrets Spa by Pevonia (for an additional cost).

Indulge your taste buds with three a la carte restaurants, one buffet, and a cafe. Savor Italian classics in an elegant atmosphere at Portofino or try Himitsu for a remarkable taste of Pan-Asian fusion cuisine. Guests can also enjoy endless top-shelf cocktails with five chic bars. The market caf is open throughout the day, offering delectable deli snacks and premium coffee.

Each of the 202 spacious suites feature a private terrace or patio, a minibar refreshed daily, and 24-hour room service. For guests seeking the most luxurious of accommodations, the Preferred Club offers 65 ocean view suites with exclusive privileges including access to a private lounge, upgraded minibar and bath amenities, private concierge service, a pillow menu, and much more.

Find more information about Secrets Resorts & Spas. Learn more about Guanacaste.

*Please request your honeymoon package at time of booking. Not available during Christmas and New Years Eve. Subject to availability and double occupancy only. Taxes and gratuity included. Prices and package subject to change without notice. This package cannot be combined with the Secrets Wedding in Paradise Package for both to be received complimentary. The Secrets Eternity Honeymoon Package is only applicable to couples staying within three months of their wedding date. Couple must present a copy of their wedding invitation or marriage certificate at the time of check-in. Package is available to all guests when purchased at the selling price.

HOTEL LOCATION
Just 20 minutes from the Liberia Airport,30 minutes from downtown Liberia, and 15 minutes from the town of Coco Beach.
Address: 10 KM North West from Panama Beach
Playa Arenilla, Papagayo Gulf Guana


CR
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Car Rental
Concierge
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Parking
Physician on Call
Pools
Number of Pools: 2
Outdoor Pools: 2     
Main pool features an ocean view and is near to a bar and restaurant.
Golf: NEARBY
Peninsula Papagayo Golf Course, just 30 minutes away.
Among the Top 100 Courses outside the United States list by Golf Digest, this par-7 2 championship golf course was designed by Arnold Palmer.
Holes: 18
Green Fees: $
Tennis
Number of Courts: 2
Outdoor Courts: 2
Pro Onsite
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Sunfish Sailing: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Paddle Boats: Additional Charge
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Additional Charge
Other Sports Available
Jogging Trail: Complimentary
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Jacuzzi: Additional Charge
Sauna: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
The beautiful and secure community surrounding Secrets Papagayo offers incredible views of nativa flora and fauna, as well as endless miles of pristine beach along the Pacific Coast. Nestled in Papagayo Bay on a volcanic sand beach and surrounded by luscious jungle and mountains. Secrets Papagayo features 202 spacious suites, many of which include stunning views of the Pacific Coast. Beach: The gorgeous Arenilla beach features stunning black, volcanic sand. Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 12:00 p.m.
Total Rooms: 202
Year Opened: 2000 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
ROOM TYPES
PREF CLUB JRS PLUNGE POOL
Oversized junior suite includes one king bed or two double beds, a spacious sitting area, and a swim-out access to a private pool. Luxurious bathroom includes upgraded toiletries and a rain shower. Preferred Club amenities include a pillow menu, and more.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Satellite
PREFERRED CLUB HONEYMOON SUITE
Located at the top of an ocean front hill, this spacious suite includes one king bed, a living area with a bar, and a private balcony with stunning views. Room also features include a Jacuzzi, access to a private lounge, upgrade amenities, and more.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Satellite
STANDARD PANORAMIC VIEW
Guestroom includes one king bed and a private, furnished balcony or terrace with panoramic views. Room also features a spacious bathroom with a rain shower and double vanity, as well as a sitting area.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Satellite
PREF CLUB BUNGALOW SUITE OF
Spacious suite includes one king bed or two double beds, and a private balcony or terrace with stunning oceanfront views. Room also features a luxurious bathroom with a rain shower. Preferred Club benefits include access to a private lounge and more.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Satellite
PREFERRED CLUB PRESIDENTIAL
The 1,400 sq. ft. suite includes two bedrooms with a king bed, a spacious living area with a bar, and a comfortable terrace with a plunge pool and the best views of the ocean. Preferred Club amenities include private access to a lounge and more.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Satellite
PREF CLUB BUNGALOW SUITE OV
Spacious suite includes one king bed or two double beds, and a private balcony or terrace with partial ocean views. Suite also features a luxurious bathroom with a rain shower. Preferred Club benefits include access to a private lounge, and much more.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Satellite
BUNGALOW SUITE TROPICAL VIEW
Spacious suite includes one king bed or two double beds, and a private balcony or terrace with beautiful tropical views. Luxurious bathroom includes a rain shower, a double vanity, and more.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Satellite
PREF CLUB JUNIOR SUITE OF
Oversized junior suite includes one king bed or two double beds, a spacious sitting area, and a furnished, private balcony or terrace with beautiful oceanfront views. Preferred Club amenities include an exterior Jacuzzi, a pillow menu, and much more.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Shower
Non-Smoking Available
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
CD Player
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Satellite
DINING
Secrets Papagayo Resort & Spa features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 5 Restaurants at Secrets Papagayo Resort & Spa:
Seaside Grill - A la carte pool-side grill serving light lunch specialties and grilled entrees for dinner. Dress code is casual for lunch and casual elegance for dinner.
Market Cafe - Buffet style restaurant serving international cuisine and featuring show cooking and theme stations. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Casual dress code.
Coco Cafe - Cafe serving premium coffee, deli snacks, and more throughout the day. Casual dress code.
Portofino - A la carte restaurant featuring savory Italian cuisine. Open for dinner only. Formal dress code required.
Himitsu - A la carte restaurant featuring delectable Pan-Asian fusion cuisine. Open for dinner only. Dress code is casual elegance.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Beach volleyball, water aerobics, non-motorized watersports, cooking lessons, beach walks, pilates, and more.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Nightly entertainment, live music, disco on-site, cocktail party, big screen movies on the beach, and theme nights including beach parties, karaoke, and shows.
Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
Hotel Average
What to expect
Food Quality
Comfort
Cleanliness
Service
115 Recommend
115 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Secrets Papagayo Resort & Spa to their friends and family
TripAdvisor Web Reviews
Based on 2610reviews
What to expect
Location
Rooms
Service
Value



TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
People make Papagayo - The Pura Vida! experience !
Olivia W,
Wed Aug 15 06:47:54 EDT 2018
It's people that make this place great. The entertainment staff, housekeeping staff, the restaurant staff, UVC staff, Transportation & Kitchen staff just about everyone here are so kind, friendly and helpful. They go the extra mile to make your stay special. Special mention to all these great people:Entertainment: Katherine Mendonza, Beverly Y, Mike, Merari, Maria & Carlos. Thank you for your un-ending and tireless efforts to keep all of us entertained. You guys are amazing! Entertainment Manager Christian you are doing an amazing job in providing a good assortment of programs for your guests. You work alongside your people, and your employees are fond of you. That tells a lot about the person you are and how much you value them. Dancers you guys are super talented and put up great dance shows . Thank you.Transport: Jeffery, Jairo, Randall, Nestor and others. Thank you for making those endless runs for us. You are always ready to serve with a smile! Gracias señores!Kitchen: Chef Victor (Portofino) & Chef Andrea(Market Café) & The pastry chef you guys work so hard behind the scenes to ensure your guests eat well! Thank you for all your hard work. Rarely we get to see you – but you guys truly old the fort and hold it well. Thank you for the lovely hot omelettes made to order and Chef Victor thank you for that cooking lesson “Pasta Carbonara”!!Restaurant: A lot of you have served us, please forgive me if I miss out on any of your names (too many to remember). All of you are great. Hector & Ligia from Agua, Noe from Seaside Grill, Rebeca, Manuel, Ilse. I’m a teetotaler so I can’t quite say much about the bars, but I saw all of them work diligently and tirelessly. I was so impressed by one of the staff, that when I asked for fresh pineapple juice, he went out to get a pineapple for somewhere, and served me fresh juice and sent it across to Market Café where was having lunch! Thank you very much. I was so touched by your commitment to service. I’m sorry I forgot to make note of your name. Please accept my sincere thanks.Housekeeping: Thank you for the fresh, clean and welcoming rooms each time! Sorry I didn’t get to meet any of you. Please accept my sincere thanks.UVC: Victor Manuel Mejias – thank you for everything! You were there every step of the way. Helping us with our every need. You made our experience as members memorable! Hope to hear back from you with regards to a few queries we had about upgrading our membership to the next level.

AMAZING! Extremely Relaxing Paradise
RubyRed2704, Houston, Texas
Tue Aug 14 21:37:32 EDT 2018
I really enjoyed this resort. Even though I was slightly achy from all the adventures I had on the adventures I booked at the resort, Jet skiing, horseback riding, hot springs, snorkeling I left completely relaxed! I Cannot remember the last time I left a vacation so relaxed, I slept well the beds were very comfortable, good quality comfy pillows and a great working AC... I travel a lot for work and rarely sleep this good. Loved the room and the box they deliver room service in so no scrambling for your robe when your order arrives. And the VIEWS! AMAZING to say the least! After 2 hours of Jet skiing from there private beach front we relaxed, with pina coladas waiting for lunch while over looking the ocean and mountains, I will definitely be back and HIGH recommend the beautiful resort!

Amazing experience
mlmarsh2018,
Tue Aug 14 21:13:31 EDT 2018
The hotel was so clean and accommodating to my Husband and I. They truly went out of their way to make sure we were well taken care of. The restaurants were amazing and the 24/hour room service was fantastic. My husband and I cant wait to plan our next trip here!

Best All Inclusive Resort
,
Tue Aug 14 19:07:03 EDT 2018
My family and I really enjoyed spending our vacation with the Secrets Papagayo family. The reason I say family is because that's how we were treated from the moment we arrived and until we left. The accommodations are wonderful the food is excellent at all 6 restaurants. What topped it off was how we were treated. The staff is warm and attentive. Even the grounds keepers were friendly. The bar tenders were excellent and I never had to wait for a drink. The resort is in a beautiful location and we could snorkel off the beach towards the rocks to see plenty of sea life. Usually after a week vacation we are ready to get back home but it was the opposite here. We already miss everyone there and I would like to give a heart felt thank you to all the staff but especially Julio the concierge. Julio went above and beyond taking care of all our needs. Thank you

Food focused review
ChrisKacy, Denver, Colorado
Tue Aug 14 16:21:13 EDT 2018
We just left Secrets Papagayo after eight days there with friends. As all reviews are relative, I’ll give more background than necessary to hopefully pinpoint if this resort is a good match for you. My husband and I have stayed at a wide range of resorts (all-inclusive and otherwise). In terms of all-inclusive resorts we’ve stayed at mid/entry-level resorts by Fiesta Americana, Iberostar, Explorean, and Riu. More recently we’ve enjoyed Sandals, Excellence, Iberostar Grand, and Secrets (Jamaica). The food at the Secrets Papagayo was on par with the least expensive AI resorts we’ve stayed at. While I would say most AI food isn’t for the “foodie”, this still didn’t hold a candle to the higher end resorts. I think this was the most disappointing aspect for us, we came anticipating more refined and higher quality food than we received. Again, all relative, but I’d never come back to this resort due to the food. We heard time and time again by frequent resort guests that the Secrets in Maroma and Cancun were phenomenal and this did not compare. Specific examples if you aren’t already tired of this review... Breakfast - bacon was the only breakfast meat, the right side of the omelette grill was way too hot and burned most omelettes, we’d go to breakfast and they would be out of pancakes, French toast, and scrambled eggs, room service was by FAR the best but took 2.5 hours one day. I hope that helps someone! Other items... Facilities/Transportation - The resort itself is stunningly beautiful. The rooms are definitely on the smaller side, but that seems logical with the space they have to work with. Shuttles can take a long time but we knew that going into it. Almost all of the shuttle drivers are rock stars and deserve ALL the tips. One guy is not nice at all but you’ll figure out who that is quickly if you go, people seemed to avoid him easily enough. Service - We had a few negative experiences that tainted our stay. Examples might be helpful... The resort tries not to give out straws (very good thing). On our last day my husband got a smoothie he tried to drink but couldn’t without a straw. He asked our waiter for a straw and apologized and said he’d been trying to avoid it. The waiter walked away and came back with a sign he put on our table stating why they try not to hand our straws. This just feels gross. You spend a lot of money to stay at a resort that advertises itself as high end and to be treated like a jerk feels out of place. An operator called and yelled at my husband because we didn’t immediately walk out the door after calling to order a shuttle. A waitress at the pool told me she wouldn’t order room service to the pool. Ticky tack things, but it just didn’t compare to the amazing service we’ve had at other high-end AI locations. Costa Rica - CR is gorgeous and the people are absolutely wonderful. If you stay here, hike up the hill and watch the sunset over the bay. Kayak to the inlet next to the resort and enjoy the empty beach. Go to dinner at Abbocato (four minutes away). It will not disappoint! Costa Rica Best Tours was great and customized private tours for us at a very reasonable price. My husband went on six dives with an external outfitter and saw whales, sharks, rays, etc and was ecstatic!! We highly recommend taking advantage of what the country has to offer.



The comments and opinions on this Ratings and Reviews section of our website are the views and opinions of TripAdvisor members and AppleVacations.passengers. They are providied 'as is' and we accept no responsibility for any loss, injury, inconvenience or other damage resulting from this information. You should verify critical information (for example passports and visas, and customs) with the relevant authorities, and review our Fair Trade Contract and Things To Know Before You Go (including our Health and Safety Tips For Travelers) before you travel.
Be the first to know! Sign up for email deals. Subscribe