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

Onsite Dining

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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 3443 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beautiful Resort!!

    This resort is beautiful. Located right on the side of a mountain. Very green and little rain whike we were there, even at the end of the rainy season. Smaller resort enabled you to get to know other guests. Pool entertainment great. Be prepared this resort is like no other Secrets we have stayed at. If you do not stay in an ocean view or ocean front room you will be farther from the restaurants/main beach. The resort offers transportation to and from your villa due to the terrain. Dont let that deter you. Staff was extremely friendly and fun from the waiters, to the transportation concierges, to the bartenders. You will want for nothing. Food is great, lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. They incorporate all different nationalities but the Costa Rican food is amazing!! You will have a limited breakfast and lunch selection if you are not a preferred member, but the Market Cafe is open for both and provides a buffet. Plan on going back. Loved this place.

    Nov 09, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Even better the second time.

    Our favorite of the Secrets hotels. Great food, beautiful rooms, plenty of activities and tours to enjoy. Only 15 minutes from the Liberian airport but feels a world away. The entertainment staff here is top notch.

    Nov 08, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great getaway!

    I've always been a fan of Secrets Resort and Secrets Papagayo may be on my top 3 list. The staff was nice, the Spa was amazing, the food was average resort food, great place to relax with your partner with beautiful surroundings

    Nov 07, 2019
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating

    Checked in for our honeymoon. Nothing that was supposed to be in room was there. Asked, never received an answer until called about the actual room. Looks like an old motel room. Stains all over walls and ceilings. More like a studio, no separate bathroom. No privacy. Everything is OLD and falling apart. $200 resort credit is in coupons that you cannot combine, so you are still spending over $100 for anything. Immediately at check in try to sell you on other properties. Do not come here if you want to get what you pay for. Almost $5000 and I feel like I’m in a motel 6...

    Nov 06, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beautiful Hotel

    We stayed here for 2 weeks in October and really enjoyed our time here. Room: We stayed in a standard room. It was small with no seating area, but it had everything you need if you're not planning on spending much time in your room. The tablet in the room which you can use to order room service and check what's on each day was a great idea. The standard rooms are at the top of a steep hill; it takes about 10 minutes to walk up the hill from the main pool and restaurant area. There were shuttle buses available if you prefer not to walk. If you want to be closer to the pools and restaurants, book a bungalow suite. Food: There were 5 restaurants. The food was great in all of them, including the buffet which was small but offered different themes every night. My favourite was Aqua - worth visiting for breakfast as well as dinner. The room service menu was quite limited offering snack food such as pizza, burger and sandwices but the food was good. Beach - The beach is a small dark sand beach. It's a beautiful natural looking beach and although it's a public beach it was never busy. I think it's so isolated that very few people from outside the hotel visit. There were a few people selling souvenirs and tours, but if you said no thank you once they never approached you again. Activities - There is a mix of activities constantly on offer. We enjoyed the kayak tour and the nature hike. The main pool is where most of the activities happen. If you just want to relax there is also a quiet pool. Staff - Amazing! Everyone was so friendly and helpful. They really made this hotel stand out. Surrounding Area - The hotel is isolated, but it's so spread out over the hillside and there is so much to do that you don't need much else. The countryside location means that you can see wildlife on the resort; we saw lots of birds, some racoons, a coati and a skunk, but sadly no monkeys although we did hear the howler monkeys in the trees. If you are here for 2 weeks, as we were, it's worth booking a few excursions as Costa Rica is a beatiful country. Secrets Papagayo is a great place to come and relax or to use as a base for exploring this part of Costa Rica.

    Nov 06, 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 Frequently Asked Questions), 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 A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air: PC 19-085, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 102319