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
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
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
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
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 1842reviews
What to expect
Location
Rooms
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Value



TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
4.5 Really
MarlaFox,
Wed Aug 16 05:21:35 EDT 2017
If I could hit a 4.5 review I would. Everything about this resort is perfect, except we wished for a little better food. That's the only thing that keeps me from a 5 review. The grounds of the resort are gorgeous and well manicured, and our room was perfectly clean and comfortable. We had Preferred Club King Suite with partial ocean view. The view was great from our balcony. The room was close to the main part of the resort. The hill leading up to our room was steep, but most every time we walked it. The resort does offer the shuttle service, but we only took it when we went to one restaurant that wasn't grouped with the others. The beach was great, but the black sand was so hot, it was uncomfortable to be on it at all. We spent most all of our time in the pools, because they are so close to the beach that you can enjoy the scenery of the beach with the water and service in the pools. The pool bar provides everything you need, and pool volleyball provided a little exercise and mingling with others. The only thing we wished was better was the food. The breakfast buffet was good, but very typical. Lunch at the Seaside grill was probably the best meal we had the whole time, but dinner there was kinda lacking. The Italian restaurant was the worst meal we had. Not only was the service there super slow, the food was barely Italian. The gnocchi was a green paste, not even edible. Because of that, we were scared to even try the Asian restaurant. We went to Aqua twice, it was all around the best dinner, and the atmosphere there was wonderful. All in all, I loved this resort and I would highly recommend it to anyone!

An above average all inclusive resort
andypsps, South East
Wed Aug 16 03:28:38 EDT 2017
Our room was very well furnished, clean, bright and well equipped. Some people may find the open plan not to their taste with only a glass door separating toilet from the rest of the room. We did have a sleepless night when our air conditioning unit kept beeping every half an hour but this was fixed the following day. The food was exceptionally good for all inclusive. The buffet was the best I have found having had a lot of all inclusive holidays with a wide choice and good quality. The speciality restaurants were excellent with a variety of cuisines nicely cooked and presented. It was great that we did not have to make a reservation and could turn up and dine when we wanted, a big plus over other AI resorts. Bar carried a good range of branded products as well as local drinks. Most staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful especially bar and entertainment. We had one bad experience with a waiter who brought an incorrect order. He became a bit aggressive but this was so uncharacteristic that I wouldn't let it affect my overall . satisfaction. Pools were nice with plenty of sun loungers. This resort was 95% US visitors while we were there and a group did get a bit loud and rowdy but we had the choice to move to the second pool by the spa which was very quiet. Overall a good place to spend a relaxing holiday

I felt like I was in a forest!
Diverpoh,
Tue Aug 15 12:52:32 EDT 2017
The hotel is secluded and you really feel like you are in a forest. The lobby has a spectacular view. I recommend having a drink from the lobby bar and sitting for a while before going to your room. The staff are fabulous. The food was really good and the bartenders were friendly. I will say that it is really hilly, so if you want to exercise just getting to your room, this is the place. Shuttles are provided, but I chose to walk most of the time since there is so much to eat and drink. The beach is so private ,even though it is a public beach,(all beaches are public apparently). It has a great mix of age groups.

Wonderful experience
115vannesas,
Tue Aug 15 04:56:41 EDT 2017
Everything and everyone was GREAT! From the wonderful food, the refreshing pool and the awesome drinks, it was ALL wonderful!! After this experience I will only do all inclusive resorts and will be coming back to visit this resort very soon! I have told all of my friends that they need to come to this resort.

Friendly staff overall, but very hilly. Beach could be nicer.
Rich F,
Mon Aug 14 09:51:58 EDT 2017
Service was very good overall. Vally was excellent at front desk. Freddie forgot to get me a reservation for the restaurant. They were not that friendly in the Japanese Restaurant. The hostess was rude. Never offered us a drink when we sat down for 10 minutes, I went out to get a drink, and she told me I must stay in my seat. I had a drink outside anyway. The shuttle service is not that great. They passed me by when I waived to stop. After that, I stopped giving the drivers a tip. When we were walking since there was no shuttle, my wife twisted her ankle in a pot hole in the street where a stone was broken. We found out when we got home she broke a rib. Also, gave us room 360 with 25 steps with mud on steps and we are over 60. Other than the issues place was clean, and staff was good overall. Bartenders were excellent.



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