Guanacaste

Secrets Papagayo Resort & Spa


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Unlimited-Luxury®   All Inclusive    

Rated Best Hotel Chain by Apple Vacationers 2011-2018.

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*).

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


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
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
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
DINING
Secrets Papagayo Resort & Spa features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 5 Restaurants at Secrets Papagayo Resort & Spa:
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.
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.
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 2794reviews
What to expect
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
WOW - BEST SECRETS YET !!!!
Jeffrey B, California
Tue Dec 11 15:43:39 EST 2018
Ok, guys, lets get right to it ! This is my 3rd Secrets in the past year. (You can see my reviews on the other 2 on TripAdvisor). To say that THIS Secrets was better than the others, would be an understatement. While the others (in the Mexico area) were wonderful, they don’t begin to compare to this one. The food ? OUTSTANDING. The service ? ASTOUNDING. The area ? Incomparable. First , the beauty of the entire Peninsula is almost overwhelming. The resort itself is beautiful, well kept, well stocked, and impeccably maintained. I know there is a lot of debate as to whether “all inclusive” is “better” or not. In this particular case, I had just come from Andaz (see my review) and I found that, although AESTHETICALLY, Andaz “may” have the edge (and IF so, only by molecules - (and could EASILY be disagreed-with by someone else - it's that close), I have to say both properties are GORGEOUS; and, again, by molecules, Andaz’s customer service MAY have edged Secrets out (by millimeters, IF at all), the food at Secrets is noticeably better in terms of taste AND choices. (That having been said, others opine that Andaz is more “tropical” - personally, I think it has to do with WHERE, in the resort, your room is located). Personally, I think there is more rest to be had at Andaz and, if rest and only rest is what you’re looking for, that’s the place for you. At Secrets, there is virtually NO end to the activities -LOL, even a blackjack tournament ! (YAY!). (Not to mention the hikes, pool volleyball, - there was just more to DO at secrets and I think that is not by accident; they cater to different populations). In conclusion, I would come back here in a heartbeat. Everything here is first rate. I simply could not have planned a better place - you cannot...CANNOT go wrong here.

Mediocre Resort
Tiffanyt1002016, Lancaster, Kentucky
Tue Dec 11 15:38:00 EST 2018
This particular resort does not live up to our previous experiences at other Secrets locations. As UVC members, reception told us to contact UVC about the next level room upgrade upon check-in. The issue was resolved later, but check-in was significantly delayed. We were without water for a full day in our room, so we could not take showers until after 5pm, and we had to request a shuttle to use the bathroom facilities in the main area until the water issue was resolved later in the evening. We also had to request towels/washcloths 2 or 3 days because used towels were removed, but not replaced in the room. It took almost an hour to receive the towels each day we needed to request replacements. The beach was very small, and almost non-existent during changes in the tide. Rooms are smaller than we've seen at other AM resorts. The pros include the wait staff friendliness and food selection at the restaurants. The shuttle drivers were top-notch!

Breathtaking
Helen B, Calgary, Canada
Tue Dec 11 13:03:41 EST 2018
My husband and I were blown away by Secrets Papagayo. We were predominantly in the area to learn to dive with Rich Coast Diving (really recommend them as well), so we weren’t on the resort much during the day. But the room was beautiful- with a wonderful view. Jay jay is the best driver picking you up and driving you to key places in the resort which was fantastic when you didn’t have the energy to face the steep hills. As this is an all inclusive we didn’t expect much for the quality of the food, but it turned out it was outstanding. None of the a la carte restaurants required reservations- we didn’t get around to the pan Asian but had the Italian twice and we fully recommend the rack of lamb and Parmesan risotto. Even the buffet was way above standard all inclusive quality. It had a nice range and was full of flavour- it felt more civilized as you were seated first before helping yourself. The hotel sent by a bottle of champagne our first evening with there compliments which was lovely. My only downsides to the Secrets experience were that when we called for a shuttle a few times the first couple days it never showed when we were in a rush to get to diving on time, it was then difficult to find concierge to get our car keys which made us late- going forward we kept our keys and parked it ourselves. The other small issue is that the toilet door doesn’t fully close in the room we had so paired with the fact it’s only frosted glass you can’t be shy with peeing in front of your partner. Also there was construction so it wasn’t very tranquil when you wanted to sit on the terrace in front of your room which spoilt the scenery a bit with the noise. Lastly the room service food was a lot to be desired- it’s understandable to some degree as they serve it 24/7 so it has to be easy to make but compared to the other food it was tasteless and very Americanized. Overall though we loved our experience and wished they had the availability for us to stay the whole week we were in CR rather than just the 5 days.

High Pressure Sales and Water Outages
Alyssa G, Columbus, Ohio
Tue Dec 11 09:56:19 EST 2018
My husband and I stayed at Secrets 12/03-12/06 for the first part of our honeymoon. On day 1, we were talked into sitting through a "90 minute sales pitch over lunch" in exchange for a "romantic private dinner" in the on-site Italian restaurant. The sales pitch was in fact OVER THREE HOURS long, and extremely high pressure (I'll save you 3 hours of your life: the ask is $96,000 for a 40 year vacation discount membership). The special romantic dinner in their "wine cellar" was a glass room in the middle of the restaurant which was FREEZING, and the staff seemed to forget we were in there. The next day the water went out at the resort for at least five hours (no showers, no toilets, etc). It seemed to be a scheduled maintenance outage, but the staff didn't bother to warn anybody in advance. Upsides: the rooms are nice. 24 hour room service is great. The views are beautiful. The unlimited drinks are all made with fresh fruit, so taste good although I am dubious as to how much alcohol is actually in them (and don't count on it being "top shelf"). My suspicion is that there are better options at a similar or lower price point. Do your homework.

AMAZING RESORT
akv924, Fort Walton Beach, Florida
Mon Dec 10 18:41:27 EST 2018
We loved this resort more than Jamaica! Everyone was so happy and ready to serve you to make your stay as good as possible. The resort provided a fun day at an adventure park, jet skiing and many other excursions. It was very clean and the food and drinks were great! The beach is covered with a pretty black sand and in the water we saw a polka dotted puffer fish and sting ray. The beach is different than others because when the tide is out tons of volcanic rock is exposed and there are hundreds of tide pools to explore. My husband found tons of urchins, coral and little creatures. We spent days just walking and exploring them! When we arrived at the resort we were given a free upgrade to the Presidential Suite! It was incredible. We had our own private balcony, heated pool and outdoor shower. We had a separate dining area, little kitchen and living room. I definitely recommend Secrets!



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