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Secrets Papagayo Resort & Spa

Costa Rica-Guanacaste Beach Region

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4 Nights with Air from $1,389 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 63 Reviews
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"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..." – CSMnYM
62 out of 71 (87%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
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4.5
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4.7
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4.6
4.5 out of 5
"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..." – CSMnYM
62 out of 71 (87%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
View from our bungalow terrace View from Balcony Sunset view The shrimp from Aqua restaueant Mauvert was phenomenal! view from the top of the mountain View from the lobby Poolside Private Plunge Pool Sunset
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December 10, 2017
Good vacation

Enjoyed our time here but really lacked night time entertainment. One real show offered during the week and missed it due to dinner running late. Expected show to be offered another time during week but only one show. Other offerings basically dj or one man shows in Sugar Reef. Food was ok, best restaurant was Seafood Grill. Pool Bar was awesome due to bartender Henry! He really keeps the pool hopping. Love that you can see Howler Monkeys on property, but as they are out at dawn n dusk remember to use bug spray. Drivers for the shuttles were great, very hilly so they really came in handy. They were all friendly and got to know us by either name or room number. Would consider going back if more night time entertainment was added.


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Overall Rating: 3
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From: Upstate New York
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

November 15, 2017
Great Resort, great loction

We love Secrets resorts and this one did not disappoint. The room was amazing with a wonderful view of the ocean. The property is beautiful and everyone who works there were truly happy to be at your service and went out of their way to make sure our stay was perfect. Food: Food was wonderful at most all places, except for the Italian one. Unfortunately the Asian restaurant was closed for half of our stay and it was wonderful. The hours for breakfast need to be a little earlier, we basically got up and waited for any restaurant to open to be able to eat (the sun comes up at like 5, and the restaurants didn't open until 8). Bars: Bars were clean and drinks were good! Hours were perfect for any time. Spa: Great spa that is half outside, half inside. You can get a massage in an open-air room, but keep in mind that people can see you from the spa pool and aqua bar. Fitness Center: Great fitness center with everything you need to keep up with your workouts! Notes: The property is very hilly, but you should expect that in Costa Rica. They have shuttles that you can call and they will take you anywhere, any time if you are not able to walk that much incline or don't have appropriate shoes on (bring rubber sole shoes!). We enjoyed walking to make room for more empty calories. There is also a hiking path slightly off the resort and it is worth the hike to get to the top and see the spectacular views!


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From: Dallas
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

November 3, 2017
Great resort

I had a wonderful time staying at Secrets in papagayo. The staff was amazing. A special thank you to Dayton, Meritta, JJ, and William all of you guys truly made our stay even more special and fun.


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From: New York
Age: 25-34

October 30, 2017
Perfect vacation

Went here for our 10yr anniversary with a group of 8... everything was absolutely wonderful. I can’t say more about the staff at this hotel. They were accommodating to food allergies and the nicest of nice. When it rained all day the staff made sure we had stuff to do. I highly recommend this hotel and location. Can’t wait to go back!


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From: NY
Age: 25-34

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
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Preferred Club Bungalow Suite Ocean View
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

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 in the exclusive Gulf of Papagayo & 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: Breakfast - daily, 8:30am-11am; lunch - daily, noon-3pm; dinner - daily, 6pm-10pm.
Description: Located poolside with gorgeous ocean views, serving light lunch specialties and grilled specialties for dinner. Breakfast and lunch exclusive for Preferred Club guests.

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

Aqua
Type: Healthy cuisine
Hours: Breakfast- daily, 8:30am-11am; Lunch- daily, noon-4pm; Dinner- daily, 6pm-9:30pm
Description: Healthy cuisines served throughout the day.
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 - 9am-5pm.

Manatees
Swim-up bar. Daily - 9am-6pm.

Barracuda
Beach & Pool Bar. Daily - 9am-11pm.

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

Revive
Spa Bar. Daily - 10am-9:30pm.



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 arrivals Dec 26-31.



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