Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica

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.

Hayes & Jarvis Rating

Guide Price

 £2,299  per person
Hotel Category
Deluxe
Location Type
Beach
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 3663 Reviews
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Hotel highlights

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

Hotel Features

General Information

  • 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

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica

  • Beach
  • 20 minutes
  • Deep sea fishing
  • Cooking lessons
  • Canopy tours
  • White water rafting
3663 Reviews 77% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 2564
  • Very Good 756
  • Average 222
  • Poor 87
  • Terrible 34

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Apr 01, 2020

Fantastic Vacation!!!

Keene, New Hampshire

We loved our stay at Secrets! Even though it seemed like the world was falling down around us (COVID-19) the staff at Secrets was helpful, friendly and had hand sanitizer everywhere! I would highly recommend Secrets Papagayo- it was a truly romantic and special time away. We will be going back!! Shout out to JJ for making us feel right at home on the first day!!
Mar 30, 2020

Dont be fooled by 4.5 Star Rating- It is Not Worth the Price/Do not attend Unlimited Vacation Club Presentation

This resort is beautiful and well maintained. However, do not be fooled. The food is below average and the alcoholic beverages are low grade. The all inclusive package only includes bottom shelf wines. Anything above their house red and white wine is an extra charge. They only offer Imperial beer and that's it. Also note that they advertise "Room Service" is included in the all inclusive package. However, the room service menu is completely different from the restaurants menus and you cannot order room service from the specific restaurant menus. Finally, we were lied to about the Secret's Unlimited Vacation Club presentation. This is similar to a "time share presentation" that the hotel gets guests to sign up for when they first arrive. We were told by "Frank" that we would be given a couples massage f and an additional $400 credit at the spa if we attended the Vacation Club presentation. Later this ended up being false. We did not receive the credits and were told it was our fault. After complaining to management, we were told there was nothing they could do to make it right. Never in all our years of traveling, has a hotel been so rude and failed to make their mistake right. We will never give this hotel chain our business again. I have shared our experience with friends and family and hope this review helps those considering this hotel.
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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

a double bed in a hotel room

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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