Hotel Overview

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
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 cafe 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.

Find more information about Secrets Resorts & Spas. Learn more about Guanacaste.

*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.


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.

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 Based on 3076 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Love the staff

    The entertainment staff was awesome. The food was great and the off resort tour we did was so much fun. The weather was crazy hot. Early May is the end of the hot season. The resort is not the nicest one that we have been to but the view and staff were wonderful

    May 20, 2019
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Lost power 3 times during our 5 day stay!!

    The good... Mario at the swim-up bar was so entertaining, friendly and always accommodating. Him and Katherine (spelling?) one of the entertainers made our trip. They were the best!! They work very hard and it shows. We stayed in room 104 and the view was perfect, location was perfect. The bad...AC worked on and off. Lost electric to the room 3 times during our stay, for hours at a time. Meaning no AC, no internet. When calling the front desk the young lady answering the phone was rude and dismissive. The Amstar agent we booked/confirmed transportation with was rude as well. We requested an earlier pick-up time, if that was available and she asked why I was complaining!?! I was floored with her response to our question. The country is gorgeous but I wont return to this resort.

    May 20, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Amazing honeymoon

    Overall a five star! We had a lovely time, no issues with service, rooms were beautiful, view was amazing, we loved our trip! We went fishing used the spa twice and on a white water rafting trip. Aqua was the only restaurant we encountered some bad service and the sea side grill wasn’t the best food but the remaining restaurants were excellent.

    May 19, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Best holiday ever!!

    Before I start I want to mention a few special people who made the holiday extra special through their dedication, excellent service, and genuine freindliness: Esteban, Arturo, and Luis, pool & beach waiters, could not have done more to ensure we had a constant supply of drinks. Their smiles, conversation, and friendliness made our stay very special. Julio, one of the drivers was always energetic and entertaining and very hard working on rainy evenings! Carmen at the Aqua restaurant was so lovely and attentive. These people went out of their way to make our stay as enjoyable as possible and are a credit to the resort. In general the Costa Rican people are the friendliest we have ever met. The resort is lovely, the restaurants all serve amazing flavoursome food and in our entire stay we only had to wait a few minutes twice to get a table. The local wildlife showed its face and we saw iguanas, howler monkeys, skunks (they're at Aqua), squirrels, hummingbirds, raccoons, and an anteater without leaving the resort. There is a quiet area over at Aqua or you can join in the pool scene in the main area with activities lays on throughout the day. We went to a couple of shows which were good (dance shows) but the lace is so friendly we ended up having dinner with fellow guests and e green got invited to a wedding vow renewal! I would wholeheartedly recommend this resort if you are the sort of person who enjoys nature, and is looking for a fairly low key vacation. We will be back!

    May 19, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Amazing experience

    This hotel is like paradise. Everything is clean organized and very beautifully designed. You feel like you have there your little piece of peacefulness. You can easily choose if you want to be more alone and private or you want to be surrounded with another guests. There are so many places, restaurants and activities to do within the hotel, and the offers to discover the sea and nature are there for sure as well. I have to point out the politeness of all stuff, they were always smily, helpful and respectful. Amazing experience!

    May 17, 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/PC 18-227, A320-186 seats; Icelandair: PC 18-232, B757-200-183 seats; Miami Air: PC 18-230, B737-800-183 seats/Miami Air operated by TUI Air Belgium N.V.: PC 18-250, B737-800-180 seats; Swift Air: PC 18-229, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/PC 18-254, A320-180 seats; Volaris: PC 18-233, A320-180 seats. CST2139014-20 D22819