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Secrets Papagayo Resort & Spa

Costa Rica-Guanacaste Beach Region

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4 Nights with Air from $1,209 All-Inclusive
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Picture this: you are walking on an ebony beach (it's true - black, volcanic sands - how completely cool). You suddenly ... More

Customer Rating 24 Reviews
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4.7
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Beaches & Pools
 
4.8
Dining Options
 
4.3
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4.9
4.8 out of 5
"The resort is beautiful! The service was is exceptional. Whatever you want just ask, they will make it happen for you." – DessaR
27 out of 27 (100%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
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4.7
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4.9
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4.8
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4.3
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4.9
4.8 out of 5
"The resort is beautiful! The service was is exceptional. Whatever you want just ask, they will make it happen for you." – DessaR
27 out of 27 (100%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
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November 4, 2016
Amazing & perfect vacation at Secrets Papagayo

This resort is beyond beautiful, the service is excellent, the staff is friendly and goes above & beyond to take care of you. Me and my boyfriend stayed here in October for an anniversary & had such an amazing time we will DEFINITELY go back. The resort offers so many activities-kayaking, snorkeling, cocktail classes, bike tours, sunset hikes, live music, and so many more. The staff stands out to us as one of the highlights as everyone was so nice, helpful, and really made us feel taken care of. Minor, Arturo, Henry, Yelsong, Ligia (at the restaurant Portofino) specifically made our trip one to remember! We had an even amount of time relaxing at the resort (in the beach or the swim up bar pool) and going on excursions that you pay for and can do either through the resort or through different companies that walk the beach promoting them. Of course the resort recommends to go through them (swiss travel has an office there) so it's up to you what you decide. We did the mega combo tour-horse back riding, zip lining, Costa Rican lunch, and a trip to the hot springs. It was an all day event and really great. We also did an ATV 2/3 hour excursion- went into the jungle and rode around it was so much fun! The resort is clean, upbeat, beautiful, the food was good (there are two restaurants that men need to wear pants at) and the drinks were great. I definitely recommend brining strong bug spray as we used some the whole trip and still got bit several times. Our room was an ocean view (we paid for the preferred member upgrade which we thought was definitely worth it) and our room was beautiful! We had some bugs in the room but its the jungle so you can't really fault the resort. ighly recommend this resort & to take advantage of the activities they offer!


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From: New York, NY
Age: 25-34
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

October 17, 2016
This place was awesome!

To be honest, this is an older resort so don't expect flashy, shiny, State of the Art 'glitz' - but that is overrated anyway! This place was awesome! The food was outrageously delicious - no really - everything we ate was "shut-the-front-door delicious", and the rooms (which are updated) and property were clean and well kept. Can't say enough about the service either. All of the staff - from janitors to management were awesome and the ones that went way above and beyond for us were Rebecca at the Aqua, Kenneth at the Seaside Grill, and Jarvi by the pool (idk, this guy was always sweeping and mopping the pool area and was always happy, pleasant, and engaging - made us feel like we were at our neighbors pool!)


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From: Saint Augustine, FL
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

October 3, 2016
Best week ever

From the reception process to check out this was an amazing experience. From the moment we arrived the Secrets papagayo staff made it their priority to make my stay the best one possible. Carlos our personal concierge was constantly checking in with me to make sure that we were accommodated. Carlos also had great tips and daily excursions for us to go on. Instead of doing an excursion with a large group of people, Carlos was able to situate us with a private chauffeur and guide at a cheaper price than many of the offers we heard prior to arriving as well as once we got there. The drinks were out of this world and by far my favorite was the "chili guaro" and it quickly became the go-to shot for anyone within earshot of me. My favorite part of the trip had to be the Costa Rican people or "Ticans". They are so in touch with their country and everything that it has to offer. So much so that they want to share it with everyone else! Our safety was never an issue and in fact, I felt safe with the Ticans and was very comfortable mingling with them. I would recommend this trip to anyone.


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From: Miami, FL
Age: 19-24
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

September 21, 2016
Great Vaca!

Just spent 4 days here and we had a great time. Beaches and pools are great, staff is friendly and attentive, good dining options. We didn't do any excursions because we like doing things on our own time and often the excursions are an all day trip with a group. The only con I can think of is the time share speech they try to sell you when you get there, it's kind of tacky but they're a resort so it's to be expected but just say no thanks and they'll put you on your way!


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From: Austin, TX
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

Room Information

202 spacious suites with views of the gardens or the Gulf of Papagayo, plus a private furnished patio, spacious bathroom and shower, stocked mini-bar, coffee maker, iPod docking station, 24-hour room service, and a 48" Smart TV. ***All requests like location of the rooms, beds type, or rooms connecting or adjoining are not guarantee. All this kind of request will be depends of availability at check in time.

Room Details

Bungalow Suite Tropical View
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Standard Panoramic Ocean View (available beginning...
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Preferred Club Bungalow Suite Ocean View
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What's to Love

Slogging out of your transport and being welcomed with chilly towels and soul-soothing champagne.

Strolling on the black, volcanic beach hugged by rolling mountains, lush foliage and the Pacific coast.

It's a tropical wonderland full of volcanoes and exotic wildlife. (Monkeys, toucans and the adorable coatis).

Chic suites in soft pastels boasting views of tropical gardens or the teal Gulf of Papagayo.

Bungalows with tropical views or views of the blessed blue.

Bonus: The Preferred Club Junior Suite has a plunge pool.

Secrets box for private room service delivery - you don't ever have to see a human if you don't want to.

Cozy bathrobes and slippers in every room along with an iPod docking station.

The Moon & Stars massage at the spa where you nosh on wine & passion fruit. (Ooo la la, this is the life).

 

What We'd Change

The beaches aren't white, soft sands, but what you do get is the most gorgeous black, volcanic sands. And, listening to sound of the water hit the black sands is so tranquil.
 

Why You Should Go

It's only 20 minutes from the airport, enough time to catch your breathe and slide into vacay mode.

World-class golf is nearby - just ask the concierge.

If you're into lady luck, a casino is not too far away.

You're near Arenol Volcano Park, Santa Rosa National Park and Samara Beach. (So much to see!)

Okay water lovers, there's jet skiing, kayaking, snorkeling, surfing and deep-sea fishing. Boom.

If you're into big animals, you can go horseback riding and whale watching. Woot!

Try your hand (or other body parts) at cooking classes, Pilates or hit the fitness center.

You can upgrade to the Preferred Club, where you get upgraded rooms, access to the Preferred Club Lounge and much more. Sa-weet.

Available Amenities

  • Beach
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Concierge Services
  • Jacuzzi
  • Laundry Services ($)
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • 4 Restaurants
  • 5 Bars/Lounges
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Room Service
  • Wireless Internet
  • Tour Desk
  • Alarm Clock/Radio
  • Watersports Center ($)
  • Fitness Center
  • Beach Towels
  • Loungers at Beach and Pool
  • Manager's Cocktail Party
  • Car Rental Available ($)
  • Gift Shop ($)
  • Pool/Beach Bar
  • Business Center


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Beach
  • Casino(s)
  • Deep-Sea Fishing
  • Dive Shop(s)
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Hiking/Biking Trails
  • Horseback Riding
  • Jet Ski Rentals
  • Kayaking
  • Nature Park(s)
  • Scuba Diving
  • Surfing/Surfing Lessons
  • Volcano
  • Watersports Rentals
  • Whale-Watching

Map of Local Area

Costa Rica is an exhilarating land of luxuriant rainforests and mighty volcanoes, of natural hot springs and shimmering oceans, of colonial charm and captivating nightlife. The ultimate delight of Costa Rica is its people.

Secrets Papagayo Resort & Spa

10 Km North West from Panama Beach Main Entrance, Playa Arenilla

506-2672-0000

Hotel Description

Secrets Papagayo Resort and Spa: Put this Beautiful Black Sand Beach on Your Bucket List

Picture this: you are walking on an ebony beach (it's true - black, volcanic sands - how completely cool). You suddenly hear a noise from the jungle, then see two howler monkeys chasing each other into the abyss of the lush canopy. Back on the beach, the waves gently roll up on the shore and surround your ankles. Then you remember it's time for your Myoxy-Caviar Facial, but know you could stay in this peaceful spot all day. It's decisions like this that we all deserve to make.

And you can, too. Today.

Secrets Papagayo Resort & Spa has everything you have ever wanted in an all-inclusive getaway, and so very much more. There's a name for all this awesome - Unlimited-Luxury®. Here's a snapshot of what you get:

  • Unlimited gourmet a la carte dining - four gourmet restaurants (no reservations needed), plus a coffee bar for your requisite caffeine rush.
  • 24-hour room service - if you wake at 4:13 am and want something, you can get it.
  • Limitless international and domestic top-shelf spirits (applies to natural fruit juices and soft drinks, too. All you can drink).
  • Daily refreshed, complimentary mini-bar. You'll never be parched.
  • Nightly entertainment - weekly theme parties by the pool. Get ready!
  • Pool and beach wait service. (Chilled beverages at your beck and call).
  • No wristbands. (You're not at a sleepaway camp).
  • No gratuities, unless you are so moved.
  • Free Wi-Fi with Unlimited Connectivity - mobile app that lets you stay connected, that is, if you want to.


DINING

Yo, gourmands! There are four delish nosh spots: international, a grill with seafood and Caribbean favorites, Pan-Asian fusion, gourmet Italian and of course, Coco Cafe for your morning kick start. At one stellar restaurant, you can dine 24-hours a day. Check with the front desk to see where you can grub day and night. Woot.

Market Cafe
Type: International
Hours: Breakfast- daily, 6:30am-11am; Lunch- daily, noon-3pm; Dinner- daily, 6pm-10pm
Description: Buffet style dining with theme stations and a show cooking experience.
Dress code: Casual

Seaside Grill
Type:
Seafood & Caribbean Favorites
Hours: Lunch - daily 11am-5pm; dinner - 6:30pm-10pm
Description: Located poolside with gorgeous ocean views, serving light lunch specialties and grilled specialities for dinner.
Dress code: Lunch - casual; Dinner - casual elegance: Sneakers/tennis shoes or dress sandals, dress shirts with short sleeves or collared shirts. No sleeveless shirts or flip-flops.

Himitsu
Type: Pan-Asian Fusion
Hours: Dinner - 6:30pm-10pm
Description: Specializing in a fusion of Pan-Asian cuisine, served a la carte.
Dress code: Casual elegance: Long pants are required for inside the restaurant. Sneakers/tennis shoes or dress sandals, dress shirts with short sleeves or collared shirts. No sleeveless shirts or flip-flops.

Portofino
Type: Italian
Hours: Dinner - 6pm-10pm
Description: Delectable Italian cuisine. The wine cellar is available for private dining (additional cost).
Dress code: Formal: Sneakers/tennis shoes or dress sandals, dress shirts with short sleeves or collared shirts. No sleeveless shirts or flip-flops. Long pants required for men.

Coco Cafe
Type: Coffee Bar
Hours: Daily - 6am-10pm
Description: Premium coffee and deli snacks served in a casual and relaxed environment.
Dress code: Casual

All hours subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

So you like cocktails, do you? You're in luck. There are five uber chic places to get your drink on: lobby, swim-up, wet bar, pool and oh yes, the spa. Yes, you deserve this.

Rendezvous
Lobby Bar. Daily - 10am-10pm.

Manatees
Swim-up bar. Daily - 10am-5pm.

Barracuda
Beach & Pool Bar. Daily - 10am-5pm.

Sugar Reef
Beach & Pool Bar. Daily - 10am-1am.

Revive
Spa Bar. Daily - 10am-10pm.



BEACHES AND POOLS

This heavenly beach haven sits on a black, volcanic sand beach hugged by a tropical jungle in the exclusive Gulf of Papagayo. There are also two delicious pools you can dive into. Or just sit by and look pretty.



POOLS

The resort offers 2 pools, with loungers, towels and bar service.



SPORTS/ACTIVITITES

Water

  • Water aerobics
  • Non-motorized water sports

Available for an additional charge:

  • Jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Fishing

Land

  • Pilates
  • Fitness center
  • Cooking classes
  • Hiking
  • Beach walks

Golf
Golf is available at Peninsula Papagayo Golf Course, and 18-hole, par 72 championship course designed by Arnold Palmer. The golf course is approximately 30 minutes from the resort.



INTERNET

Complimentary WiFi is available throughout the resort.

SPA SERVICES

Secrets Spa by Pevonia offers full pampering daily from 8:30am-6:30pm.
  • Facials
  • Massages
  • Body treatments
  • Manicures & Pedicures
  • Beauty salon


WEDDING/HONEYMOON

Secrets Papagayo Resort & Spa offers a variety of wedding and honeymoon packages and services. Please contact the resort directly for more information.


CHILD CARE

Secrets Papagayo is an adults only resort.



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Secrets Papagayo is 20 minutes from Liberia Airport.

Check-In/Check-Out
Check-in: 3pm Check-out: noon
A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

Minimum Stay
A 4-night minimum stay is required every year for travel Dec 26-31.



All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.
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