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Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica

Playa Arenilla Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 07/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#5 of 18 hotels in Gulf of Papagayo
2020 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
Set in the exuberant Arenilla Beach, Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica will offer adults a stunning Unlimited-Luxury(R) getaway in Costa Rica's Gulf of Papagayo. The secure community around Secrets Papagayo provides striking views of native flora and fauna and miles of unspoiled Pacific Coast beach. This all-suite resort boasts 202 spacious suites, each with a private balcony or terrace as well as a superb Unlimited-Luxury(R) experience starting with 24-hour room service, a daily refreshed mini-bar and more. The Preferred Club will provide an enhanced level of luxury with 65 ocean view suites and additional privileges including access to a private lounge, upgraded bath amenities and mini-bar, concierge service, pillow menu and much more. Guests will enjoy limitless gourmet cuisine, without reservations, at four restaurants and one café in addition to five bars that will serve unlimited top-shelf spirits. Days and nights are filled with land, beach and water activities and live entertainment. Two pools and a pristine beach await. Rejuvenation reigns supreme at the Secrets Spa by Pevonia(R), offering massage, body and facial treatments in 13 treatment rooms and a full-service beauty salon. Follow up this rejuvenation at the fully equipped fitness center or by taking part in one of many daily and nighttime activities. Just 20 minutes from the Liberia Airport and a mere 15 minutes from the touristic town of Coco Beach, Secrets Papagayo offers guests a privileged location both within the resort and throughout the area for an ideal Unlimited-Luxury(R) getaway on the Pacific Coast. We’re committed to redefining your travel journey with our best-in-class CleanComplete Verification™ practices. While health and safety have always been our top priorities, these new protocols further elevate our standards of quality and cleanliness, enabling you to vacation at any AMResorts® property with the ultimate peace of mind. Our 360-degree quality, safety and hygiene system takes into account every aspect of resort operations, backed by the highest-level third-party certification. We will be evolving and innovating our procedures continuously and will share the newest developments as they are implemented. Our protocols begin the moment you start planning a vacation to the time you return home! To learn more about our quality, safety and hygiene practices, please search for AMResorts CleanComplete Verification™ in your favorite browser.
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Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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Airport transportation
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Adults only
24-hour security
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Flatscreen TV
VIP room facilities
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pzipper20 wrote a review Jan 14
Phuket, Thailand2 contributions
Visiting Costa Rica during my winter break. I loved the layout of the resort and the beautiful tropical nature setting. We had a room at the top of the hill overlooking the resort and bay. The staff were incredible and very friendly. Shout out to Merari, Arturo, and Randy for all their amazing service and making us feel at home! The weather was gorgeous, and there was endless activities and pool games! We enjoyed an amazing day at the spa for a massage, while sneaking glimpses at the iguanas and pretty birds in the area! We went for the sunset nature hike and were greeted with an amazing sunset over the ocean! Would definitely recommend this place for anyone looking for a quiet but fun place to relax!
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Date of stay: January 2021
Room Tip: Preferred Club will offer better room locations, and in-room amenities
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AllisonTX22 wrote a review Jan 13
San Antonio, Texas8 contributions5 helpful votes
We went to this Secrets for the second time the first week of December 2020, and have decided it is so far our favorite place, hands down. The first time we went was May 2019, which was the dry season, so we wanted to go back this time at the end of the rainy season to see how it was different. We will definitely go back again some December. Everything was much more lush and beautiful surrounding the resort. The first 3 days, 11/30-12/3, there were afternoon rain showers, but didn't deter us from staying in the pool for water volleyball. You're already wet, right? We felt very safe, even during the pandemic, as everything was clean and we witnessed the staff constantly sanitizining. All staff wears masks, and we only dined inside once for breakfast. Every other meal was outside. The villas are also COVID friendly as you're not in a tower hotel with elevators, etc. I believe the occupany was about 30% which was actually very fun because you see and get to know almost everyone there if you want to. Plenty of opportunity to get to yourself if preferred too. Some restaurants were closed or rotating, which was totally fine, we never had much of a wait. Our favorites were the Asian and Italian. Never disappointed with the food. We brought friends this time, who also loved it so much we all decided to stay for an extra night and were there for 9 nights total. If you do not find Herson Segura and use him for excursions, you're doing it wrong! We met him on our first trip after reading reviews on here, and have kept in touch. You can find him on Instagram prior to your trip: @hersonsugura. He will ask you your interests and personally tailor excursions, including private transportation. Since we've gotten to know him so well, we hired him to even pick us up and take us back to the airport. Both trips he arranged us with private fishing and sunset tours. We also went hiking to waterfalls, hot springs, zip lining, and white water tubing. All fabulous and definitely recommended. He is a local, speaks Engligh and Spanish, and knows the best places and deals. He is often on the beach during the day, so you can meet him there too to discuss excursions. Be nice and take him a margarita on the rocks to the beach while he is working :). And tell him Allison and Nate say hi! The staff was amazing, and several remembered us well from our 2019 trip, which was a very nice welcome. There is a resort drink called the Green Monster you should definitely try. We will definitely be returning, and will continue to bring friends so we can show them how amazing this place and Costa Rica are. If you look at my past review, I have more details about the beach. etc. Thank you Secrets Papagayo!
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Date of stay: December 2020
Response from Shirley Esquivel, Otro at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Allison06 Greetings from Secrets Papagayo ! It was so nice to have you back home with us, and we are most humbled and grateful with your visit and most generous and review and comments. It means a lot to all of us, that you've found our staff helpful and have enjoyed their company and service, as well thanks a lot for sharing your experience at Secrets Papagayo. It is indeed very helpful for our future guests to be aware and understand our safe facilities, which we are very proud of, a beautiful lush hill location, very spread out over our beautiful and very private and secluded beach, as you've mentioned most of our rooms are bungalows of two rooms each, which allows for a very private and special feeling. We are all already counting days to have you back, please let us know if we can be of assistance, happy to help making that come back trip happen sooner than later. Sending all the good vibes and Pura Vida from this beautiful corner of the world
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KMATT2021 wrote a review Jan 12
Province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica1 contribution
My boyfriend and I visited the resort in early January 2021 and cannot say enough about the wonderful staff at this resort. First of all, the entire team did an impeccable job with regard to COVID-19 protocols that made us feel very safe. David greeted us and made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived. The main pool bar staff went above and beyond! Shout out to Arturo, Victor, Henry and Mauricio. We thoroughly enjoyed the variety of dining options, particularly the hibachi dinner (Our hibachi chef Javier was a true delight) and wonderful breakfasts and dinners at the Seaside Grill (great menu options and views of the water just steps away), We also enjoyed room service for breakfast a couple mornings - the coffee is fantastic! We discovered the CoCo Cafe with wonderful hot and iced coffees and smoothies. What a beautiful country Costa Rica is! We will definitely be back. and would highly recommend this resort.
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Date of stay: January 2021
Response from Shirley Esquivel, Otro at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica
Responded 2 days ago
Dear KMATT2021, Greetings from Secrets Papagayo! We are very grateful for your visit and for your very kind review, thanks a lot, it does mean a lot to all of us to know you have had a good time and have taken home many beautiful memories. Very happy to know that Arturo,David,Victor,Mauricio , Chef Javier and all our colleagues have contributed to make of Costa Rica 2021 a great holiday. Sending our gratitude and wishing we could welcome you back very soon, Pura Vida!
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SamLuc0223 wrote a review Jan 11
Bronx, New York11 contributions4 helpful votes
I’ve been on several all inclusive locations around the world but this was my first time doing an adult only all inclusive. I was happy that all the employees were very nice, caring and patient but sad to find out this was not the scene and ambience I was expecting. It was clear to me that this resort is mostly for people who are 50 and older and couples. I was looking for more of a singles party scene. If anyone one knows of any please I am open to recommendations.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Response from Shirley Esquivel, Otro at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica
Responded 2 days ago
Dear SamLuc0223, Greetings from Secrets Papagayo! Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our property, your comments are very much valued. We would love all our guests to have a wonderful experience and holiday, we obviously think Costa Rica is an amazing beautiful destination and we are very passionate about our resort, but like everywhere else, it is not a destination for everyone,here is all about nature, adventure or pure relaxation both in the resort and the destination, please do not expect a huge night life, shopping... we think we offer a nice and comprehensive range of activities and entertainment but always with most of our guests on mind, which tend to wake up very early to enjoy all the tours and activities this country has to offer or simply to wake up with the wild life that surround us and can be easily enjoyed from the room's balconies. Very happy that other than this you seem enjoy our friendly and caring team, on their behalf a big thank you, very grateful for your visit and again really appreciate your valuable feedback, hopefully we can all continue to learn and improve We remain at your service and very happy to be of any assistance in the future. Pura Vida!
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Steven Thibodeaux wrote a review Jan 10
Houston, Texas1 contribution1 helpful vote
My wife and I along with our adult daughter and her boyfriend stayed at the resort for 6 nights. Overall, we had a great time and enjoyed our stay. Room: Our room, Preferred King Ocean View Suite, was very nice with a wonderful Ocean View. It was very nicely decorated, had comfortable bedding, ample closet and chest of drawer space for our things. The balcony was very nice, a good size, with comfortable furniture. Pool and Pool Bars (Barracuda/Manatees): Pools were very nice and beautiful. Drinks were handmade and very tasty. Bartenders, Victor, Henri, and Randy were great! Market Café: Very nice for breakfast and lunch. Service was excellent and the food was really good. They have a buffet type setting, with servers that serve your plate (Covid) with many varieties of dishes. Seaside Grill: Very nice outdoor restaurant only for preferred guests for breakfast and lunch and open for all for dinner. Long wait times. Be prepared to spend at least 1.5 hours for your meal. Our server Yohani was terrific. Portofino: Excellent Italian food restaurant with great food. Hitimsu Restaurant: Very nice Asian restaurant with very good sushi rolls, sashimi, and soups. They also have two teppanyaki tables that seat 4 persons each, which needs reservations. Coco Café: Great coffee shop and service. They also have a gelato station that is wonderful. Would definitely stay here again!!! Need help planning your trip? Try Ruth Demuth at TripGuy Travel, LLC at ruth@tripguy.com
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from Shirley Esquivel, Otro at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica
Responded 2 days ago
Dear STXL76, Greetings from Secrets Papagayo! Thanks a lot for your very kind and detailed review, we are so honor and happy to know you had a great time and enjoyed our food and cuisine, we are very proud of our restaurants and the high quality food offered in the resort and definitely it is very encouraging for us that you are loving it as well,we do apprecaite very much you've taking the time to share your experience . Looking forward to have you back very soon, please let us know if we can be of assistance at anytime. Pura Vida!
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$322 - $793 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica
Which popular attractions are close to Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica?
Nearby attractions include Tio Leo Coffee Tour (4.7 miles), Playa Hermosa (2.6 miles), and Playas del coco (4.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica?
Conveniently located restaurants include Toucanoos, Restaurante Mar Azul, and Abbocato.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.