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Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica

Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica

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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
2264 Reviews 77% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1591
  • Very Good 487
  • Average 134
  • Poor 43
  • Terrible 9

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Feb 21, 2018

It's the Staff!

Port Byron, Illinois

We stayed at Secrets Papagayo Feb 8 - 16. Secrets is a smaller hotel so you get to know the other vacationers and the staff. The hotel has a nice beach area but you are also surrounded by tropical plants and trees. The howler monkeys hang out in the trees and you can hear them everywhere. We enjoyed spending our after dinner time with other vacationers in the Preferred lounge (extra charge for Preferred customers). Eric our bartender had some fantastic secret drink/shot recipes as well as mini beers. If you want to keep active while here, Marari is your girl! She does it all. From stretching class, to sunset hikes. We also participated in rifle shooting, organized hikes, water games, dance class, cooking class, painting class, pool volleyball, stand up paddle boarding, and beach volleyball. Did I mention we also spent time sunning? And the food? - I don't think we had a bad meal. All the restaurants are amazing. You do have to be careful on nights that one or another restaurant is closed - it causes backups at the remaining restaurants. Believe me, you will not go hungry here. Our room looked out over the beach and bay. I think all the rooms have a view. Don't be intimidated by all the hills. There is a shuttle service from all areas to different shuttle stops. I was impressed to hear how many vacationers were repeat Secrets vacationers. It was a great vacation in a great spot. And the employees are the best!
Feb 21, 2018

A great vacation

Our family vacation (8 adults) was arranged by Mitch and Laurie at Travel Guy who have arranged all of our vacations brilliantly for the last 10 years. Once again, they made our travel extremely easy - the transfers from the airport and from our other destination (The Springs in Arenal) seamless. Secrets is a beautiful though hilly resort in Guanacaste. Our check-in process was quick and efficient. Everyone we met and with whom we had dealings was extremely friendly and helpful. If there was a problem or concern, it was dealt with immediately. The pool areas were comfortable and clean. There was a party pool for those who liked the music and games, and there were quiet pools for those who didn't. The restaurants were wonderful, although the wait for dinners ranged between an hour and an hour and a half. This was no big deal; we waited at the bar and listened to the entertainment provided, whether it was a trivia game or music for Valentine's Day. Manuel at the bar in front of Marketplace buffet was especially great and extremely friendly- a true professional. Also worthy of mention is Jairo, or "JJ" as he likes to be called. He runs a shuttle and is a kind of institution at Secrets... a true ambassador of the resort. My family and I had a wonderful trip and thank the staff for all they did for us.
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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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