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.


Costa Rica
Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport : 13 miles

Property Information

Total available rooms and suites: 434


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 3356 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Best Honeymoon Ever

    Mararie, Andres and Carlos made our honeymoon so memorable and fun! All. Of the bartenders are so attentive and always remember your order without asking for a refill! 1000 % recommended this place - with love from London xx

    Sep 20, 2019
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    lovely setting but disgraceful staff behaviour

    My wife & I walked in from the beach, not knowing it was an ‘all-inclusive’ hotel. The manager agreed to give us lunch & everything was fine -- or so we thought. After 10 minutes at our table waiting for food to arrive, suddenly more senior managers & security personnel arrived & asked us to leave! Apparently they were offended that we had unknowingly bypassed their security & so now began to treat us like illegal immigrants. They escorted us to the main gate & basically threw us out, tired & hungry, making us walk a long distance in the hot sun along the main road to start all over again in an area with very few places to eat! We are appalled at this shameful treatment & cannot recommend this hotel to anyone.

    Sep 20, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beautiful Secrets Papagayo

    This resort is amazing for the jungle like scenery with the huge bay as a backdrop. The room was very comfortable and the food in all of the resort restaurants was excellent. All of the resort staff were very considerate and accommodating. Wewould definitely return to Secrets Papagayo.

    Sep 20, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Amazing trip ! Will be back

    Wonderful experience at Secrets Papagayo. Food was delicious, staff was amazing as well as helpful. They give above and beyond to ensure everyone is satisfied, which really stands out! The beach was beautiful and clean.

    Sep 20, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    We completely enjoyed our short stay at Secrets. PROS: The site is beautiful, the beach wonderful for walking or yoga, the food excellent (a delicious surprise), the pools pleasant, the room and bed comfy, the activities and entertainment fun, and the staff absolutely delightful. My all time favorite is the fantastic coffee shop with the friendly and helpful barista and even gluten free options for us with dietary challenges. CONS: The WiFi is barely functional and the spa is extremely overpriced. We were gifted a spa visit in return for the (hard sell) marketing gig, and if we had to pay it would not have been worth it. These 2 disadvantages were outweighed by the good experience and we would return in a heartbeat.

    Sep 19, 2019
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see, hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-177 seats or A320-186 seats/PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Icelandair: PC 19-077, B757-200-183 seats; Miami Air: PC 18-230, B737-800-183 seats/PC 19-085, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Sunwing Airlines: PC 19-090, B737-800-189 seats; Swift Air: PC 18-229, B737-400-150 seats/PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/PC 18-254, A320-180 seats/PC 19-079, A320-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats; Volaris: PC 18-233, A320-180 seats. CST2139014-20 62519