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 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:
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.
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.
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 2979reviews
What to expect
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Good resort for relaxation and sun.
Paul B, Cincinnati, Ohio
Thu Mar 21 08:05:30 EDT 2019
We picked this resort because of its location which is great on a beautiful bay. It is built from the volcanic beach up against the hill. Depending on where your room is, walking to the main area and pools or beach is not recommended for elderly people or everybody else who wants to be gentle on the knees, but excellent on-call minibus service is great! Staff are fantastic and some are left-overs from the previous operator, Hilton. The Preferred Lounge needs work. It only has a bar and offers no breakfast or canapés. I needed First Aid because of a stumble and these guys were fantastic. Snorkeling from the beach is limited. Although the main area is wheelchair friendly, getting to your room is not. We did not need this but it just an observation.

A nice stay
KevinBromagen, Lincoln, Nebraska
Tue Mar 19 13:33:35 EDT 2019
This is the 5th Secrets Resort I have stayed at, previously Akumal, The Vine Cancun, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. Of the 5 I would say this was my least favorite but that does not mean I am completely bashing the resort. Let's start with the positives; The staff; They are probably the best staff of all the Secrets Resorts I have stayed at. Everyone we came into contact with on the resort was friendly, courteous, helpful and seemed to enjoy what they were doing, a big plus. The Inclusiveness; With the beach being blocked off on both sides you can go sit on the beach and not be bothered by anybody trying to sell trinkets and the people that are there to sell tours are very low key, not aggressive and just kind of soft sell you on one if you show interest. Quiet; If you are looking for low noise non-party atmosphere, that is what we found here, very relaxing and quiet by the pool. Now the Cons; The food; It does not match up with the other locations I have been at. Not that it was horrible but to echo what other reviewers have stated, the options are much more limited, the breakfast buffet had far less options than other resorts. Also corporations must like this place because we did run into restaurants being closed for private events on 2 of the nights we were there. The Rooms; As always we stayed in a preferred suite here but it was much smaller than any of the other suites we previously had and there was no bath tub. Also, and you know this going in but the resort is carved into the side of a hill so bring comfortable walking shoes and be prepared to walk some inclines. They do offer 24 hour shuttle service and believe me you can hear them running all night by your room, found that a bit annoying. The Beach; It is nice to have it blocked off from tourist hounds however it is very small, you have no space to really explore at all and being in a cove you do not get the real ocean experience with waves and so forth. Make sure you bring water socks, the sand gets very hot and a lot of jagged coral out in the bay. I have noticed other reviewers making note of getting sick while there and I was not immune to that either. The first day we were there we had some drinks by the pool then dinner at their buffet. In the middle of the night I woke up completely bloated and the following day had diarrhea from hell that lasted until about 3 in the afternoon then I was fine the rest of the week, it did not affect my wife. I believe the staff takes great care to avoid this, they are constantly cleaning things and using hand sanitizer so I am not placing blame here, just saying it happened to me too and I overheard a few other people talking about it. All in all I enjoyed my stay here, for some reason this location is on the pricier side of the other Secrets resorts I have been to and certainly as I have reviewed there is no reason to be so. For that reason more than any I do not see myself ever returning here but Secrets Resorts are still what I consider the only option for all-inclusive. Thank You,

Amazing 40th Wedding Anniversary
Storyteller635088,
Tue Mar 19 11:31:32 EDT 2019
My husband and I couldn't have had a more perfect 40th anniversary than the one that we had at Secrets Papagayo. We stayed in the Presidential Suite and all of our needs were taken care of by our VIP Representative, David Caldera. He went above and beyond what we expected of him and greeted us each morning, ready to attend to our every needs from having a bottle of wine delivered to our room to a cabana ready for us daily. He always told us at what time he was leaving work so that he could assist us before he left. Our return flight left before his shift began, however he came into work early to say goodbye and wish us well. The entire staff at Secrets is amazing and are very respectful and friendly. They speak very fluent English so there is no language barrier. The food was delicious and the restaurants were beautiful. All of the liquor is premium. If you want a small, friendly, all adult inclusive with music to dance to nightly and a well-trained staff, I highly recommend Secrets Papagayo. We will definitely be returning. I miss it already!

Entertainment Team at Papagayo-AWESOME!!!
Heidi A,
Tue Mar 19 10:25:08 EDT 2019
Want a fun, rewarding and adventurous experience? Secrets Papagayo in Costa Rica has the best Entertainment Team I have seen anywhere. Katherine, Carlos, Beverly Marari (sp?), Kerwin, Michael, and the rest of the Entertainment Team are most attentive, upbeat, and provide plenty of fun. From water aerobics, aqua stretch, kayaking, and snorkeling to sunrise and sunset hikes, nighttime musical games, movies under the stars, Spanish language lessons, DJ for dancing, wine tastings, cooking classes, bingo and black jack games, as well as outstanding dance shows, this team rocks. I cannot wait to go back. They made my retreat friends and my sweetheart feel so welcome. Positive, positive, positive! Thank you all. :-)

Pass on this place and stay somewhere in Tamarindo
Alicia D, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Tue Mar 19 04:16:17 EDT 2019
Honestly, the food is crap, the restaurants seem to always be closed, the beach is nothing to rave about and you are not going to see wildlife on the resort. If you want a great experience, go and stay at a Hotel in Tamarindo. The waves in Tamarindo are soooo fun to play in, you can walk around town and check out the shops, there are great restaurants and bars. Pass on Secrets, it is way too expensive for what you get. My husband and I have traveled the world, and this was the worst all inclusive that I have ever been too. Only up side...the staff was really nice. Other than that, horrible.... Plus 3 out of 4 of us got sick.



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