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Hotel overview

Get exclusive perks during your getaway at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica. Travel now through December 22, 2022 and receive: 

Standard Package + Upper Room Amenities
Guests staying in standard rooms:
• 25% discount on spa services
• One-in room family or champagne breakfast
• Complimentary upgrade to nonstop shared transfers
• One bottle of wine/sparkling wine per room
Guests staying in upgraded rooms:
• Enjoy all the perks of the standard rooms plus,
• Beach bag
• 50% off a romantic dinner

Valid for Preferred Club Jr. Suite Plunge Pool, Preferred Club Jr. Suite Ocean Front, Preferred Club Honeymoon Suite, and Presidential Suite room categories. Terms, conditions, and restrictions apply to resort coupons and vary by resort.

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.


Costa Rica
Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport : 13 miles

Property information

Total available rooms and suites: 434


Hotel details


Dining options are available for this property.
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Multiple amenities are available at this hotel.
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This property offers numerous activities.
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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 4640 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    A+ Service

    Erick was the best server I've ever had staying at a resort. He went above and beyond to make sure me and my wife had the best experience while staying here. We had shared great conversations and many laughs along the way!

    May 26, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Best celebration vacation ever

    My significant other and I came to the resort to celebrate our friend’s wedding. There was a large group of us and we all had an absolutely amazing time. The staff was friendly, always greeted us with a smile, polite and the service was phenomenal. We hope to be back soon! Shout out to the activity team members Merari and Stewart. They gave us an experience we will never forget and created a fun environment throughout our stay. Also, the transportation crew, especially Nelson, were accommodating at all times and provided us a cool ride to and from our room. The entire staff was truly amazing, this trip would not have been as successful as it was without them. PURA VIDA!!

    May 25, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Trip

    We had a great time. Food was excellent. Activities were fun. Housekeeping was great. There were a few times in the evenings around dinner where you did have to wait a bit longer for the shuttle but Marcos and the rest of the staff were amazing! Highly suggest the rum tasting!

    May 24, 2023
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Worn down all inclusive

    Secrets Papagayo definitely is showing its age. We had ants in our shower, service was slow and the overall appearance of the resort looked worn. Food was pretty mediocre and drinks were full of sugar. We would not recommend traveling to this resort, but would recommend Costa Rica, particularly the Arenal Volcano area to others.

    May 24, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    60th birthday celebration

    This resort is wonderful laid back and relaxing! Employees are great. Food was delicious, we were her celebrating My husbands 60th birthday and they made it memorable. We took a fishing and waterfall excursion thru Matt’s Fishing Guide both were wonderful fishing my husband caught 3 large Rooster Fish! La Leona water Falls was absolutely beautiful!

    May 23, 2023