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Hotel overview

Tranquil. Intimate. Unforgettable. – Set on Papagayo Bay along the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica sits on a black volcanic sand beach surrounded by lush mountains just 20 minutes from the Liberia Airport and 30 minutes from downtown Liberia. This oceanfront resort boasts all the benefits of the Unlimited-Luxury® experience. Enjoy the natural scenery at this property immersed in the Costa Rican hills and attractions of nearby Guanacaste. At Secrets Papagayo, an unparalleled experience awaits you in the beautiful natural surroundings of Costa Rica.

Unique Selling Point :-

- AAA Four Diamond resort


Costa Rica
Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport : 13 miles

Property information

Total available rooms and suites: 434


Hotel 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.

Ratings & reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating

4.5 5071 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    No worries

    Our family came to spend a relaxing week. There are many hills but the shuttles are available to take you everywhere you need to go. We chose a tropical bungalow, it was definitely back in the wilderness. We are able to see different animals just there. We saw hummingbirds, coatimundis and iguana all around our bungalow. It was so neat seeing them in their natural habitat. The staff is all exceptional and there wasn’t anything to worry about during the whole thing. The resort works with Amstar and they handle all of your transportation to and from the airport as well as any excursion you may want to do. Again, nothing to worry about. It is all handled for you.

    Mar 03, 2024
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Anniversary get away: We are from Philadelphia, Pa-DELCO

    Amazing staff, fantastic resort and a beautiful country. This is not a brand new all inclusive resort so even though it's clean, we had a great time, food/drinks were wonderful, you have to over look some things.The staff is the reason you come to this resort. They are so accommodating and go out of their way to assist you. The food was very good-you are limited to basically 3 restaurants, so having a 4th or 5th option would work out really well. Rooms are interesting-small and the bathroom is in the middle of the room, but it was fine. Views were unbelievable the higher up you are. Resort is very hilly so if you are not in shape or a walker, this could be an issue. However, they provide shuttle vans which came in 2 minutes when you called for them so you did have an option. We walked some and other times called for the shuttle. Never a problem getting a shuttle and they ran them regularly. You do have to get down to the pool area early and grab your chairs by 6-7am. If not, you don't get a chair. Leaving a magazine, hat and towels worked fine for us. We just ate breakfast earlier at 6:30am every morning. You do have to call for bottled water and towels each day, so just a tip. Again, not a big deal. The water is fine to drink but we just prefer bottled water and we happen to like fresh towels each day. Excursion by Amstar was good. We went to the waterfalls, saw wildlife, toured Liberia the city and stopped at a shopping area on our way back. It's a long day but everywhere in this part of Costa Rica is a good hour to 2 hours away to see anything. Immigration/Customs took 2 hours when we arrived at the Liberia airport. Plan to wear a t shirt with zip up sweathsirt and capris or shorts so you don't sweat. So many planes coming in, it was crazy. The weather is hot, but not unbearable-we had a slight breeze throughout the day but it definitley was faint at night. It could get humid but all good. We didn't encounter any bugs/mosquitoes but I would recommend bug spray just in case-everyone brought it. Also, pack more sunscreen then you think you will need-you will go through it. We stayed 8 days and had a blast. Met some wonderful Mid West couples and lots of Canadians. It was a fun trip and we definitely will return! I miss it already!!

    Feb 29, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Peaceful. Welcoming.

    The people were the best part of this experience. Genuinely kind and happy. The food was not what we expected. We would have loved more Costa Rican cuisine and more fresh meats. The location was amazing. The drinks were great. But again, the people were the best. Because of the staff and the peacefulness of the resort, we will be back! It was a wonderful trip.

    Feb 29, 2024
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Nice for a week

    This hotel was in a lovely setting, lovely grounds and views. The room we had was beautiful, spacious, well laid out and exceptionally clean with a lovely view. The food was excellent in the buffet and the a’la’carte restaurants. All of the staff were met and interacted with were so friendly, helpful and very welcoming. We did have one spa treatment each, myself had the mango wrap and body scrub which was amazing. My friend had a massage which she said was excellent. The only down side was there is absolutely nowhere to sit in the shade especially when the umbrellas were taken down due to high winds. The main pool is very noisy, there is the quiet pool however to get a seat there was almost impossible unless you get up at dawn. We did get up one morning for an early snorkel and got a lounger each, only to watch in amazement as one woman came and put towels/ clothing on 8 loungers in various positions so she and her partner could move around the pool and always have a shady spot!! Overall a nice place to stay.

    Feb 28, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Wonderful vacation

    We stayed two weeks at this resort. Our room #339 was a tropical view behind the spa. Easy walk to the quiet pool. Very quiet, lots of iguanas, parakeets, doves, hummingbirds, and a visit by a skunk. Everyday, at low tide, we walked the entire beach, from the main pool down towards the sap beach and then over the lava rocks, wearing water shoes, to the next sandy beach to see the crabs, hermit crabs, washed up shells, and the oldest Guanacaste tree in Costa Rica.There is also a Tamarind tree there that you can snap a shell and try it. Please remember to not remove any shells from the beaches.

    Feb 27, 2024