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Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica

Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica

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2916 Reviews
Guide Price £1,629 per person
Based on 15 May 19 departure from London Heathrow flying with United Airlines, staying for 7 nights all inclusive in a Bungalow Suite (2 adults sharing) including return transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

Spectacular oceanfront setting

Set on Papagayo Bay along the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica sits on a black, volcanic sand beach, which when coupled with lush, mountainous surroundings provides a stunning backdrop for an intimate, relaxing and romantic getaway. This oceanfront resort boasts 202 spacious guest rooms and suiteswith finely appointed amenities, a private terrace or patio and all the benefits of the Unlimited-Luxury® experience. Indulge in a welcome cocktail and cool towel, 24-hour room service, a daily refreshed mini bar, limitless gourmet dining and top-shelf spirits at four restaurants, one cafe and five bars, pool and beach wait service, nightly entertainment and more.

  • Unlimited-Luxury®
  • Intimate adults only resort
  • Access to two stunning beaches
  • Breathtaking views of the Gulf of Papagayo

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Deluxe

Location Type

Beach
  • Check-in Time:
    14:00
  • Check-out Time:
    11:00
  • 202 rooms
  • Minimum age: 18
  • Floors have lift access

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive
Location Highlights

Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica

  • Beach
  • 20 minutes
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Cooking lessons
  • Canopy tours
  • White water rafting
2916 Reviews 77% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 2050
  • Very Good 610
  • Average 175
  • Poor 63
  • Terrible 19

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Feb 15, 2019

Great hotel, staff really go above and beyond!

Langham

This was our 3rd and final hotel in Costa Rica as we were on a tour for 4 nights. We booked this hotel for the beach stay as we have stayed in the secrets hotel brand twice before so knew what to expect. Firstly this is a lot smaller than other secrets resorts but you still get the same service. Room are great quality and we loved having the sun cream again although it might be better to have a higher factor as 15 was too low for the heat! Could be a better coffee machine as another hotel we stayed in had Nespresso coffee pods but again just a suggestion. It would be good to have another way to heat water too. Overall there are plenty of facilities although some are starting to get tired and need a refresh , eg some Sun lounger mattress are dirty and the beach loungers are so uncomfortable as the mattresses are so thin and well used. The cabanas shade are ripped and torn from the wind so just need some upkeep.We ate in all the restaurants apart from the buffet and the food was great quality although some are better than others and the teppanyaki they served so much food so could cut down the portion size or don’t order too much! You can find your preference and you never have too long to wait or they give you a buzzer so you can get a drink while your wait for your table. A lot of people were sick and there was definitely some kind of bug going around and we think this is because the plastic glasses they serve drinks by the pool were not cleaned properly and the bug kept spreading. On speaking with other guests they were all Sick for around 12-24 hours and a couple of our party were did unfortunately catch it, so there is definitely something not right and we were trying to be really careful. It’s definitely not the food and the only unhygienic practice we could see were dirty plastic glasses they use at the pool. All of the staff were excellent, Andreas the concierge was superb and helpful and full of life. Maaya the Entertainer never stopped all throughout the day and was also so friendly. William, Gary, Arturo, Elmer, Jeffrey were all great at the bar or pool and Hanni, Marco, Maria and the bar man in Aqua were all superb. There did not seem to be much management presence walking round like in other resorts apart from the end of the holiday when a lot of what I have said was looked into and repaired so they must have noticed like we did. The hotel does have a lot of groups and on many days certain areas and pools were closed from 1400 for them to set up. I do think better management and planning of this should be done so normal guests do not get interrupted and lose facilities as there must have been one kind of function every other day we were there.
Feb 13, 2019

Fabulous Vacation!

Cumberland, Rhode Island

What a lovely place! This was a smaller resort than I have been to in the past but I loved it! There were plenty of restaurants and the people working on the property were fantastic and welcoming. Jeffrey at the main bar in the evening was very entertaining and made the most wonderful drinks while being very engaging with everyone at the bar. during the day Katherine would get us to do stretching or aerobics in the pool. My sister and I went in January to celebrate her birthday. The weather was fantastic...sunny and 90-92 every day. All the restaurants were very good. Loved that they had kayaks on the premises, which we did a couple of times. Did an excursion to a catamaran tour that was also very good. Our room location was great (125). Looking forward to returning some time.
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Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica

Facilities

Secrets Spa by Pevonia

For those guests seeking a sanctuary for the senses, the Secrets Spa by Pevonia offers a sublime atmosphere of pure indulgence. A Swiss shower, sauna, steam room, private showers and a relaxing indoor lounge area are available for guests to enjoy. Massages, body treatments, facials, manicures, pedicures and a full service beauty salon are available

Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica

Room Types

Standard Panoramic View

Spacious rooms with either a king size bed or two double beds. Private balcony or terrace with views of Papagayo Bay.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Preferred Club Bungalow Suite Ocean View

Spacious rooms with either a king size bed or two double beds. Private balcony or terrace with ocean view and preffered club privileges.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Bungalow Suite Tropical View

Spacious rooms with either a king size bed or two double beds. Private balcony or terrace with views of the tropical gardens.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Preferred Club Bungalow Suite Ocean Front

Spacious rooms with either a king size bed or two double beds. Private balcony or terrace with ocean frontage and preferred club privileges.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Preferred Club Junior Suite Ocean Front

Spacious rooms with a large king sized bed. Spacious bathroom with shower. Private balcony or terrace with plunge pool and ocean frontage. Preferred club privileges.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Safe
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Preferred Club Junior Suite Plunge Pool

Spacious rooms with a large king sized bed. Spacious bathroom with shower. Private balcony or terrace with plunge pool overlooking Papagayo Bay. Preferred club privileges.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • MP3 dock
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV
Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica

Food & Drink

Coco Cafe

Premium coffee and deli snacks served in a casual and relaxed atmosphere. Dress code: casual - no sleeveless shirts for men. No bathing suits. Ladies must wear a bathing suit wrap or cover-up.

Market Cafe

Located in front of the main pool area, Market Cafe offers buffet style, international cuisine, theme stations and a show cooking experience. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dress code: casual - no sleeveless shirts for men. No bathing suits. Ladies must wear a bathing suit wrap or cover-up. Opening times: Breakfast 06:30 – 11:00 Lunch 12:00 – 15:00 Dinner 18:00 – 22:00

Himitsu

Specialising in a fusion of pan-Asian cuisine, Himitsu offers only the finest a la carte experience. Dress code: casual elegance. Trousers are required for men.

Portofino

Delectable Italian a la carte cuisine. Dress code: formal.

Rendezvous

Lobby bar featuring chic furniture for lounging with a refreshing cocktail.

Barracuda

Swim-up bar at the pool.

Seaside Grill

Open for lunch and dinner, Seaside Grill offers grilled favourites and quick bites. Preferred Club guests can enjoy an A la carte breakfast & lunch here. Opening times: Lunch 11:00 – 17:00 Dinner 18:30 – 22:00 Dress code: Casual for lunch - no sleeveless shirts for men. No bathing suits. Ladies must wear a bathing suit wrap or cover-up. For dinner dress code is casual elegance: dress shirts with short sleeves or collared shirts. No sleeveless shirts or flip-flops.

Board Basis Options

All Inclusive

Your Unlimited-Luxury® privileges include all meals and premium beverages.

The new 24-hour dining options allow guests to enjoy late night bites at the Market Café. Or stay in and order room service. It’s available at any hour day or night.

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