Guanacaste

Secrets Papagayo Resort & Spa


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Unlimited-Luxury®   All Inclusive    

Rated “Best Hotel Chain” by Apple Vacationers 2011-2017.

Rated “Best Staff & Service - Central America” by Apple Vacationers in 2017.

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 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 1975reviews
What to expect
Location
Rooms
Service
Value



TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Nice
N3162SKsarahc,
Thu Oct 19 12:49:40 EDT 2017
Resort was nice. Clean. Small beach for such a large resort. Some of the Restaurants on resorts had strict dress codes for the men (nothing for the women) which we found somewhat sexist. And we weren't prepared for. Long pants/ shirts with sleeves. Our room was fairly close to the main area where the pools and restaurants were located so it was pretty loud in our room. You could hear the music and such until well into the night. Staff was friendly. We did a couples massage while we were there and that was wonderful. If you enjoy swimming and drinking this is definitely the place for you.

Best honeymoon ever!!!
theresaborg10,
Wed Oct 18 10:17:49 EDT 2017
Everything was top notch! We felt like celebrities! The staff was amazing, great food, absolute paradise! They were awesome with my gluten allergy! We will always stay with the secrets family of resorts in the future! Pura Vida!! Can’t wait to come back!!!

Great experience but a few warnings to anyone looking into traveling here.
klcross13,
Wed Oct 18 04:11:02 EDT 2017
My husband and I stayed here for our honeymoon. It was perfect for an all inclusive where we didn't have to worry about varying cash. Tips were appreciated but none of the employees lingered around or made you feel obligated to do so. We were so impressed by the service we tipped everyone because we wanted to. We decided to go with 'preferred' upgrade. The best part of this upgrade was access to the ocean bungalows for day use and the additional restaurants during lunch and breakfast (other wise you are eating at the cafe with the buffet which is still good and they do seem to change up the entree options up from day to day). Overal the food was superb. So good I came home with an extra four pounds. They have options if you want to dress up and do something nicer or if you've just came in from a day of exploring and want to do something more laid back. The rooms were nice and they provided hangers for the closets and drawers. The room service and maid service was great and timely. There was only one night where we didn't get a turn down service. Which was a little disappointing but overall still pleased. We received our complimenary champagne and fruit tray on our first night there. The fruit tray consisted of three whole apples. We found it humerus, just don't be surprised if this is what you get as your fruit tray. When we looked at booking here we too read all the bad reviews. It seemed like most of them had to do with the hills and waiting on shuttles. Yes the hills suck and they do not get easier through out the week! My husband and I are very active and they took the breath out of us and left you with a burn! However, the pain and lack of air only lasted a few seconds. So unless you have a chronic injury or may be overweight you should be fine. There were a couple of nights where I wore heels and those were the night we relied on the shuttle. We never waited longer than 3-5 minutes. So either Secrets has taken noticed of these reviews and stepped up their shuttle game or most the bad reviews revolved around this area are dramatic. They have two pool areas. The main one is definatly for the more rowdy crew and those who like to soak and drink all day. The other one is near the spa and it's much quieter and still has a beautiful view of the ocean. The spa was a a very clean and relaxing experience. We had two massages and once your a customer you have full access to the amenities (such as the sauna and whirlpools).

The best honeymoon one would ask for.
Stefan K,
Tue Oct 17 07:48:20 EDT 2017
Amazing. Very lgbt friendly, Jose and Yelssong are amazing evening bartenders and Erick the day time bartender was amazing as well. The staff in general have been simply great. Always a great party going on but enough space to have romantic quiet times. The panoramic view is a pain in the butt to get to (straight up hill) HOWEVER it is completely worth the view. Shuttles run clockwork and if you need one you can call one asap. As a honeymoon couple this exceeded expectations, as a Travel Agent this doubled that. Will recommend hard to clients. The hotel offers plenty of water sports, plus works with many tour operators to get you the excursion that fits you. The resort is alone with no one around but that brings you to feel secluded and not being bothered by other hoteliers and their guests. LOVE LOVE LOVE! Will be back as soon as we can because I miss everyone there already.

Memorable Honeymoon
sfuller93017,
Mon Oct 16 09:55:07 EDT 2017
It rained the whole but the staff was so accommodating and made sure there was always activities going on. We will definitely be coming back! I definitely recommend this resort to anyone looking for a good getaway for a couple



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