Hotel Overview

Tranquil. Intimate. Unforgettable. – Set on Papagayo Bay along the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica sits on a black volcanic sand beach surrounded by lush mountains just 20 minutes from the Liberia Airport and 30 minutes from downtown Liberia. This oceanfront resort boasts all the benefits of the Unlimited-Luxury® experience. Enjoy the natural scenery at this property immersed in the Costa Rican hills and attractions of nearby Guanacaste. At Secrets Papagayo, an unparalleled experience awaits you in the beautiful natural surroundings of Costa Rica.

Location

Costa Rica
Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport : 13 miles

Property Information

Total available rooms and suites: 434

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Hotel Details

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory Student Groups (Spring Breakers) are not permitted at this hotel. A student group consist of those that travel without parent supervision or a responsible adult in each room. This could refer to but not limited to high school students or college students booking multiple rooms. The hotel reserves the right to deny lodging to any reservations of this type.
Advisory Christmas hotel cancellation policy (24 Dec 19-31 Dec 19). Cancellations received within 1-28 days of arrival will be charged 100% of the total hotel cost.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy - Student Groups (Spring Breakers) are not permitted at Hotel.

General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.  Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.  Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 star tripadvisor rating 3414 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Second Visit - like going home again

    Just back from a repeat visit with another couple. Just love this place. Will definitely go back again. The setting is just super, with great van transportation because resort is spread out and on a hillside. Everyone here is super friendly and attentive. 24/7 service is superb. Food very good, and for most part reservations aren't needed. Top shelf drinks. Gourmet coffee shop a favorite. Cinthia is awesome there. Great poolside service. Christopher one of the nicest young men we've had the fortune of meeting. Luis is very attentive. Great entertainment/activity staff with lots to do daily. Just love the rooms here. Two very nice hiking trails onsite. One leads to a high view of the bay, which is one of my favorite places anywhere. And then there is Julio, a driver with such a contagious and positive attitude. Have never gone anywhere that has felt more like home than here, and we have done a ton of traveling. Top shelf across the board!

    Oct 20, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Honeymoon

    This place was excellent. The staff was friendly, all inclusive, great views, great scenery, and NO KIDS!!!! making for a very relaxing experience. Theres also vendors along the beach offering reasonably priced excursions!

    Oct 20, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Paper thin walls

    Overall we had a lovely time here, the food and staff were all great although the interpretation of pad Thai was not what I expected ! It did take two goes for the sensor to be removed from the air conditioning to stop it beeping hourly through the night and acting as a regular alarm. The biggest issue was our bungalow (201) had an interconnecting door. This meant noise travelled very easily - not ideal next when next to a couple on honeymoon. Finally I would say that they really need to increase the number of umbrellas around the spa pool as it was often a struggle to get one of the very few, and when either the sun was out or it was raining they were very much required.

    Oct 20, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Perfect getaway

    The resort is huge. You can be shuttled wherever you want to go. Bars and pools everywhere. Fun activities pretty much every night. The staff was WONDERFUL even when guests were being totally stuck up to them. The rooms are so modern and amazing. We didn't swim the beach cause the pools were nicer, but it was still beautiful.

    Oct 20, 2019
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    extremley hilly

    We were not told about the apartments location (hilly) they do have taxis ready available and although the drivers are very nice when it rains (which was every day) they struggle. The room was very nice and kept clean but they knock on the door at 17.30 for the turn down service. The beach was poor with NO snorkelling, you can walk along the beach from the active pool to the quiet pool but beware you can get locked in if the tide comes in. Seats at night were very uncomfortable if available. The hotel is no smoking but this was not enforced although reported but the staff did not act. The market café (buffet) was terrible and not always available and the service was very poor, especially at breakfast where we always had to ask to refill the coffee and clear our own plates. This was my first trip to Costa Rica and with this experience I will not return as very disappointed .

    Oct 20, 2019
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