Guanacaste

Secrets Papagayo Resort & Spa


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Unlimited-Luxury®   All Inclusive    

Rated "Best Hotel Chain" by Apple Vacationers 2011-2018.

2019 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 required room 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.

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 café 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.

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*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


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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:
Himitsu - A la carte restaurant featuring delectable Pan-Asian fusion cuisine. Open for dinner only. Dress code is casual elegance.
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.
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 2920reviews
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Sickness bug at hotel
vanessapepper, Berwick upon Tweed, United Kingdom
Sun Feb 17 10:40:33 EST 2019
We also arrived on 11/2/2019 and became unwell on the 13/2/2019 Both my husband and I have had terrible stomach cramps,I had to seek medical assistance for my husband as he was extremely ill We have still not been able to enjoy a meal together or stray for from the toilet Juan at the front desk was a good help in getting us medication from the doctor although we did have to pay Considering there is a bug going on at this hotel I think the management should inform guests about it to preventing it from spreading We are staying another week but really considering moving resorts The hotel seems to cater for cooperate events and closes areas for these events The other down fall is they also close areas for the preferred club so there is not a lot left for the ordinary holiday maker I will be complaining to first choice when we do get home I would recommend you look for a different hotel If you are considering coming to Costa Rica as an ordinary couple

Nourovirus
747RobertH, Doncaster, England, United Kingdom
Sun Feb 17 05:31:46 EST 2019
We arrived here on Monday 11th Feb to celebrate my birthday on the 13th and then Valentine’s Day on the 14th. The hotel is lovely and spread out and most of the time the shuttle bus is great getting you around. The food and drinks have been fine. The real issue that I have at this resort is we have both been very ill with Nourovirus, I know that the hotel can’t control the outbreak of this as it has been throughout the area but there is a lot the resort can do to prevent it spreading as much as it is like - - inform guests on check in, let them know what to do to minimise the risk of spreading this. - let people know what to do if they get ill like don’t use the pool for a few days even if you are feeling well again, stay in your room to avoid contaminating other areas. -We asked twice for our sink area and toilet in our room to be thoroughly disinfected as we had been sick in both but this was not done. -Tables in restaurants need disinfecting after every sitting, I have observed the tables being wiped with a cloth but I haven’t seen any chemicals being used anywhere. - Encourage guests to report the sickness incident, when I became sick the concierge did t seem to want to report the incident. My partner became ill all of a sudden in my birthday and this lasted 3 days, I became ill on the Friday evening and I am still ill as I write this. Over the week we have been here we have managed to enjoy 1.5 days together being well and I don’t feel the hotel has done enough and attempted to stop this. I have read the other comments and replies from the hotel that state they have hand sanatizers which they do in the restaurants but what about in the shuttle bus which sees hundreds of people use daily. I haven’t seen any staff cleaning any area with disinfectants or chemicals whilst we have been here! We are going home tomorrow and I hope we are well enough to travel.

Fabulous staff who will go above and beyond
Sunshineinmypocket, Langham
Sun Feb 17 04:50:32 EST 2019
This was our 3rd and final hotel in Costa Rica as we were on a tour for 4 nights prior to the checking in here. We booked this hotel for the beach stay as we have stayed in the secrets hotel brand twice before so knew what to expect. Firstly this is a lot smaller than other secrets resorts but you still get the same service. Room are great quality and we loved having the sun cream again although it might be better to have a higher factor as 15 was too low for the heat! Could be a better coffee machine as another hotel we stayed in had Nespresso coffee pods but again just a suggestion. Overall there are plenty of facilities although some are starting to get tired and need a refresh , eg some Sun lounger mattress are dirty and the beach loungers are so uncomfortable as the mattresses are so thin and well used plus the cabanas shade are ripped and torn from the wind so just need some upkeep (Easy fixes). We ate in all the restaurants apart from the buffet and the food was great quality although some are better than others and the teppanyaki they served so much food so could cut down the portion size or just don’t order too much! What ever you want then you can find your preference and you never have too long to wait or they give you a buzzer so you can get a drink while your wait for your table. A lot of people were sick and there was definitely some kind of bug going around and we think this is because the plastic glasses they serve drinks by the pool were not cleaned properly and the bug kept spreading. On speaking with other guests they were all sick for around 12-24 hours and a couple of our party did unfortunately catch it, so there was definitely something not right and we were trying to be really careful. It’s definitely not the food and the only unhygienic practice we could see were dirty plastic glasses they use at the pool. All of the staff were excellent, Andreas the concierge was superb and helpful and full of life. Maaya the Entertainer never stopped all throughout the day and was also so friendly. William, Gary, Arturo, Elmer, Jeffrey, Andreas and Esteban were all great at the main bar/pool and never stopped all throughout the day and night. Hannie, Marco, Maria and the bar man in Aqua were all superb and really did go above and beyond. We ate their lots for lunch. Breakfast Diego and Franci in sea side grill were very attentive. There did not seem to be much management presence walking round like in other resorts apart from the end of our holiday when a lot of what I have said in this review seem to get fixed and repaired so not sure what happened at the start of the holiday! The hotel does have a lot of groups and on many days, certain areas and pools were closed from 1400 for them to set up. I do think better management and planning of these events should be looked into as these should be a supplement income to to the hotel but should be done so normal guests do not get interrupted or lose facilities, we must have some kind of function every other day we were there. Overall a super stay and we loved Costa Rica and the people.

Nice vacation
mbrami, Cape Coral, Florida
Fri Feb 15 17:32:59 EST 2019
Bring bug spray! Beautiful view. Very accommodating staff. Black sand (dirt!) beach. Opportunities for extraordinary excursions. Take a cab to Coco Beach for shopping. We will likely go back. Grounds are very hilly.

Fabulous Vacation!
sista336, Cumberland, Rhode Island
Wed Feb 13 11:21:47 EST 2019
What a lovely place! This was a smaller resort than I have been to in the past but I loved it! There were plenty of restaurants and the people working on the property were fantastic and welcoming. Jeffrey at the main bar in the evening was very entertaining and made the most wonderful drinks while being very engaging with everyone at the bar. during the day Katherine would get us to do stretching or aerobics in the pool. My sister and I went in January to celebrate her birthday. The weather was fantastic...sunny and 90-92 every day. All the restaurants were very good. Loved that they had kayaks on the premises, which we did a couple of times. Did an excursion to a catamaran tour that was also very good. Our room location was great (125). Looking forward to returning some time.



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