Guanacaste

Secrets Papagayo Resort & Spa


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Unlimited-Luxury®   All Inclusive    

Crystal Award Winner: Best Hotel Chain 2011-2016

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 Ocean 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 café. 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 Year's 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 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
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
DINING
Secrets Papagayo Resort & Spa features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 5 Restaurants at Secrets Papagayo Resort & Spa:
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.
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.
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
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Service
115 Recommend
115 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Secrets Papagayo Resort & Spa to their friends and family
TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
This is a must place to go
Claire T, London, United Kingdom
Thu Jun 22 10:23:33 EDT 2017
From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we were so looked after and the staff were very friendly and happy. We stayed for 2 weeks at beginning of June and I did not want to come home. Housekeeping were brilliant, room service was great and the transport guys that run you round the complex if you don't want to walk were amazing,especially Jefry. There are 2 pools and I preferred the quiet pool by the spa. The Italian was my favourite restaurant, but they were all fab.

Very Relaxing and Enjoyable Vacation
Ben S, Appleton, Wisconsin, United States
Thu Jun 22 09:16:38 EDT 2017
Secrets Papagayo is a bit different than the typical Secrets hotel experience. The Bungalow style housing was very nice, the jungle feel of the property made it feel very different than any of the Secrets Resorts I've been to, and the high end restaurant and bar experience I've grown to expect was definitely held up to those expectations.

Total Relaxation
Harmon M, Atlanta, Georgia
Thu Jun 22 03:04:38 EDT 2017
My wife and I came here with 3 other couples. We all totally enjoyed our experience here. The food was awesome and the staff was very helpful. The scenery was breathtaking. I love the Secrets brand. We will definitely be back.

Perfection!
V2468KFjeff,
Wed Jun 21 11:28:37 EDT 2017
Our first time to Costa Rica and the amazing staff greeted us "welcome home" and we felt like this paradise really was home. The staff are incredible and made my day wife's birthday so special, they pulled out all the stops to give us VIP treatment. The food is out of this world with 6 restaurants to chose from. The weather rained at times but was often sunny as well. This is a tropical paradise with amazing green surroundings in June as the rainy season has started and we were surrounded by butterflies, singing birds and even the odd howler monkey! This hotel far exceeded our expectations and we couldn't find any fault! We kind of want to keep it a secret!

A Wonderful Relaxing Escape
ambernicholev,
Wed Jun 21 06:31:00 EDT 2017
Secrets Papagayo was an amazing retreat from reality and I would recommend anyone going to Costa Rica, to check them out. The staff were incredibly friendly; from the check-in staff to the shuttle drivers. Everyone seems genuinely happy to have you there and to help. J.J. the shuttle driver will remember your name and room number, and greets you every time you pass. The bartenders (especially Byron and Jose) make amazing drinks, offer suggestions, and may even help you with your Spanish. The hotel itself is beautiful, if not a bit (ok, a lot) hilly. But it's okay as the shuttles are always available to take you around the property. As we were there in the wet season, the forest and landscaping were lush and green and gorgeous to look at. The beaches are beautiful as well with black and brown sand mixing. As this resort is in a bay there are little to no waves so swimming in the water is fun and relaxing. I would only mention that the beach lounge chairs near the spa have lots of ants (and they bite) so I would sit further up. The food absolutely blew my mind! We ate at the buffet for breakfast and lunch and were not disappointed. The food is delicious and diverse; there's a Costa Rican station with local food, and then many other options from around the world. The seafood is also amazing and cooked so well, I was not disappointed. We also ate at the a la carte restaurants. The Japanese restaurant serves Asian fusion and sushi. We only ate the sushi there, and although it wasn't the best I've had is was good and they did have some unique flavors that were fun. The steak restaurant was by far my favorite meal of the trip! The tenderloin steak was tender, flavorful, and amazing. And the fried calamari was expertly cooked and tender (which almost never happens). Be warned, when they say wet season, they mean it! The mornings were clear but cloudy and most of the afternoons and nights were rainy. So plan to do most activities early. There were breaks in the rain though to go sit at the bar or curl up under your umbrella to wait it out. Although the Main Pool was busy, I never felt crowded or that there wasn't enough room. We always found a spot to at least throw our stuff to jump in. But if you want a seat with an umbrella, I'd suggest getting there before 8:30am. Or if you prefer quiet the pool by the spa was almost always empty and had chairs with umbrellas to spare. Overall this is a location to relax so be prepared to come home completely chill!



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