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Secrets Papagayo Resort & Spa

Costa Rica-Guanacaste Beach Region

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4 Nights with Air from $1,089 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 28 Reviews
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4.8
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4.7
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4.3
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4.7 out of 5
"If you want to relax in front of the beach or by the pool, this is the place for you. It was absolutely amazing! I have never been more relaxed. The resort has a lot of hills. We were close to the main..." – NickyF78
30 out of 31 (97%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
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4.6
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4.8
Beaches & Pools
 
4.7
Dining Options
 
4.3
Room Comfort
 
4.8
4.7 out of 5
"If you want to relax in front of the beach or by the pool, this is the place for you. It was absolutely amazing! I have never been more relaxed. The resort has a lot of hills. We were close to the main..." – NickyF78
30 out of 31 (97%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
View from our bungalow terrace View from the lobby Mauvert was phenomenal!
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February 17, 2017
Fantastic vacation

My husband and I visited Secrets Papagayo for 8 days in February. This is our fourth visit to Secrets and Dreams resorts. The weather was amazing. Hot!!! The resort is very nice and very hilly. We enjoyed the hiking and beautiful views. The service was remarkable. The staff was fun, helpful and so kind. We had a lot of fun watching the monkeys at the resort. The black sand beaches were really cool. Just one thing that was not so great. Bug bites!! We took bug spray and our room was also stocked with spray. We honestly never saw the bugs. The bites simply show up. Take anti itch lotion. You will be glad you did. Costa Rica is amazing. We went on a couple of excursions. If we go back we would break up the trip. A few days in Papagayo and a few days in another region. There's so much to see and each region offers a different climate. Enjoy!

View from the lobby View from our bungalow terrace
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From: Troy, Michigan
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

February 10, 2017
Go here...Really, go here!

This all-inclusive resort offers it all: Beautiful country, beautiful environment, and a beautiful staff that cares to provide excellent service in every way. The rooms are spacious retreats to which you would go following a day at the pool or on the beach, where you will prepare yourself to dine at one of the many wonderful restaurants. I recommend having at least one dinner at the Aqua restaurant, where Mario, Jose Angel, or Rebecca will serve you an amazing three course meal overlooking the beautiful gulf. Also, make some time to join Yen, Valentina, and Merari at the pool for water volleyball and aqua-aerobics daily. While cooling off, have the poolside bartender Jose mix you up an amazing frozen drink. Jervi or Jennifer, of one of the other amazing poolside waitstaff will attend to the rest of your casual dining or drinking needs. This is an amazing resort and the staff makes it even better.


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From: Virginia Beach, VA
Age: 55-64
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

December 28, 2016
Christmas at Secrets Papagayo

We'd never been to an adult-only resort, but after our trip to Secrets, now it's our vacation style of choice. Pool and restaurant service were professional and friendly. Bar waiters circulate around the pool and beach areas and are always accommodating. The guests were enjoyable. The entertainment staff have activities planned throughout the day, We enjoyed the cooking demonstration, water aerobic lessons and sunset kayak tour. Other activities are also available and some are capacity limited, so be sure to inquire at the Activity desk which is adjacent to the main pool. The resort is spread out enough that it seemed uncrowded at the beach and pool. The room was fabulous, total luxury. Room service is served discreetly to a box from the outside and can be retrieved from inside the room. There were lovely Christmas decorations and a special dinner served beachside on Christmas Eve.


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From: Atlanta, GA
Age: 55-64
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

December 17, 2016
Would not go back or recommend to a friend

We have been to several all inclusive resorts, mostly Sandals or RIU. This was our first time (and last) to Secrets. The service, food quality and overall experience was not very good. Everywhere you went (restaurants, etc) staff was trying to sell the non included alcohol, spa packages or into their vacation club. At the Italian restaurant, the waiter's attitude changed when we would not buy the expensive wine. We became almost invisible to him. The food was marginal and very salty/overseasoned most of the time. The 24 hour room service option was nice. The poolside service was slim to non existent. The drinks were very mild and did not include much alcohol unless a "tip" was given to the bartender. The staff continually said "my pleasure" but their actions and tone of voice made us feel as if it were a standard reply, not a true feeling. We really enjoy Costa Rica. However, our next trip will be back to RIU or another all inclusive.


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From: Texas
Age: 55-64
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
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Standard Panoramic Ocean View
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Preferred Club Bungalow Suite Ocean View
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Preferred Club Bungalow Suite Ocean View-SALE
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Bungalow Suite Tropical View - SALE
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Standard Panoramic View - Sale
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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 when booking a Sale room for travel Feb 17-July 31, 2017.

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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