What We Love

  • Enjoy themed nights filled with karaoke, live music, dance classes and more. 
  • Entertainment includes evening shows, cooking lessons, wine tastings and crafts.
  • The fitness center is open 24-hours so that you can get your sweat on at any time of day.

Things to Know

  • The resort is located only 20 minutes away from Liberia Airport.
  • You can upgrade to the Preferred Club, where you will receive priority access to upgraded rooms, an exclusive, private pool, gourmet desserts/fine liquors and more.
  • Maximize your vacay hours by checking pick-up times on scheduled transfers. 

Tranquil. Intimate. Unforgettable. Set on Papagayo Bay along the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, Secrets Papagayo sits on a black volcanic sand beach surrounded by lush mountains - and is just 30 minutes from downtown Liberia. 

This resort offers everything needed for an amazing getaway, but that’s just the beginning. You’ll also have access to Secret Papagayo’s amazing all-inclusive, Unlimited-Luxury® amenities, which include:
  • Unlimited gourmet à la carte dining
  • 24-hour room service
  • Unlimited international and domestic top-shelf spirits
  • Daily refreshed, complimentary minibar
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Pool and beach wait service 
  • Free Wi-Fi and free international calling with the Unlimited Connectivity mobile app
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Costa Rica
Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport : 13 miles

Property Information

Total available rooms and suites: 434


Resort Details


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory Student Groups (Spring Breakers) are not permitted at this hotel. A student group consist of those that travel without parent supervision or a responsible adult in each room. This could refer to but not limited to high school students or college students booking multiple rooms. The hotel reserves the right to deny lodging to any reservations of this type.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy - Student Groups (Spring Breakers) are not permitted at Hotel.

General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.  Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.  Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 5179 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    Spectacular Vacation Spot, I fully recommend it excellent bars, great restaurants, great rides to the rooms, very very polite people

    May 19, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Special resort with amazing facilities and staff in a beautiful location!

    What a special resort Secrets Papagayo is, set in a beautiful location! From the moment you arrive, you are warmly welcomed by the attentive and professional staff in an open reception area that overlooks the resort and beach with mountains in the background. The rooms are spacious and has everything you need with very comfy beds and a balcony with options of a garden view or sea view. There are multiple pools to choose from, with the main area having lots of available beds poolside, or in the private gardens. The main pool area has a swim up bar that you can even order food too and there is music and entertainment throughout the day, but if you prefer relax in peace away from the entertainment, there is a lovely pool and restaurant by the spa. There is a private beach area with sunbeds by the treeline and the water is warm and clear. There are also free watersports equipment to use and the option to pay for jetskis or boat tours. I would highly recommend this resort for couples looking for a special getaway. You can chose to stay on the resort and enjoy the facilities, services and local walks and tours, or use their onsite entertainment reps to book excursions away from the resort (I highly recommend the white water tubing and ziplining!).

    May 19, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Anniversary Trip

    So we typically go to Mexico for our anniversary trip but decided to do something different and it didn't disappoint! This may not be the big white sand beaches of Mexico but this place is beautiful! We are very glad we booked this one on a whim! Geo, who we met upon check-in, was so helpful throughout our stay and was always checking in on us to see if we needed anything. Great guy! The drivers on property you will see a lot of. The property is large and hilly so walking down os fine but going back up can be a chore at times. Shuttles are running all the time and you don't have to wait long and someone is there. Howard and Ruben are two of the drivers that we interacted with. If you are lucky, Howard may give you mini Spanish lessons like he did for me! Bar service is GREAT! Tasty drinks and COLD beer! Imperial is the beer at the property, I always want to know what beer I will be having and this one is pretty good. Randy, Carlos, and Fernando are 3 of the bar tenders/servers that you will interact with. These guys are a lot of fun and keep your glass cold! We really enjoyed the grill. My husband loved their hamburger and I loved the chicken tacos. "Machete" the cook, was a good sport and cooked it up good. Food at the resort was better than other all inclusive I have stayed at. Property is staffed appropriately and you don't find yourself in need or want of anything. We sat through the presentation and it was good. I know it isn't for everybody but if you do it I am sure Alex and Andy will be just as accomodating for you as they were us. There is an office on-site to book excursions through. The excursions looked great but we just wanted to relax around the property without driving anywhere. The people were super nice and we did use them for our transfer from and to the airport. So, excursions. We did book a jet ski 2 hour tour through some guys at the beach. Owners name was either Jeffrey or Jonathan but our tour guides were Orlando and Alex. I absolutely would so the jet ski tour again. We saw monkeys, sea caves, and other things along the way. Another couple snorkled and saw 5 sea turtles. This was a small tour but really fun! Overall I loved this trip and will be going back sometime. Make sure you educate yourself about the weather there. We typically go to Mexico for our anniversary but booked Secrets Papagayo and I didn't know anything about Costa Rica. May is the beginning of their rainy season but it wasn't bad, sometimes a rain would blow in but I didn't hate it. It was humid so forget fixing your hair! Just go, you will love it and their staff!

    May 17, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Tropical Oasis

    The staff was so wonderful and kind! Very helpful and accommodating! The facilities were beautiful! Our plunge pool room had a fabulous view with great amenities! I loved the black volcanic sand!! So many different wildlife species to see as well!

    May 15, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Costa Rica Star

    It was a perfect place to end our holiday. After travelling around CR we spent 6 nights relaxing at Secret Papagayo. Our accommodation was away from the main area but near the quiet pool. This suited us. Walking along the beach to breakfast when the tide was out saved walking up the inclines. There are inclines but there is transport available. However we always walked to and from the restaurants in the evening. Some accommodation is higher up than ours and I suspect walking in the considerable heat might be uncomfortable. The staff are the stars. Attentive and cheerful. We enjoyed the buffet at the Market Restaurant as there were plenty of healthy options. There are plenty of more indulgent options too, but I liked the choice. For a more cuisine experience there are other restaurants to choose from. Iguana and Coatis roam the grounds but are harmless. The pool areas are clean and tidy. I think maybe getting a sun lounger could be challenging in the high season. The morning yoga classes outside overlooking the sea was a great start to the day.It was a very enjoyable stay and would recommend it to my friends and family.

    May 14, 2024