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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 5186 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Pura Vida!

    We recently enjoyed a visit to Secrets Papagayo and fell in love with the beautiful property and the staff we encountered! The food was delicious and the nighttime entertainment was just right for us. Don’t miss the fire show! We will be back!

    May 27, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    I was extremely satisfied. We stayed at secrets before in Jamaica. We love it and will continue to recommend and go to these resorts

    May 27, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Pura vida

    Best trip we’ve ever taken. I can’t think of a single negative thing about the resort, or the week, or the country. The resort is really spread out. You have so much privacy, and, yes, there is a little walk to everywhere, but it’s a beautiful walk either along brick pathways with beautiful landscaping and iguanas basking in the sun or it’s a breathtaking walk along a black sand beach. If walking is an issue the transport is super prompt and the drivers, like all the staff, are incredibly kind. It was nice to have water hiking shoes so we could access the hiking trails on property and walk along the volcanic rock jetties to another black sand beach which was so private and peaceful. The food was great! The restaurants were fantastic! We can be hard to please with food, but this place far exceeds expectations. They have vegetarian and gluten free options at every site, and the service was personable and very professional. Everyone had such pride for the food and the resort. We didn’t have a sub-par meal the entire time. We were planning on taking an excursion, but, truthfully, this year has been stressful. We ended up just decompressing and relaxing. There is plenty to do on site without an excursion: hiking, kayaks, snorkeling gear, yoga, painting, Spanish lessons, shows with dancers, movies on the beach etc etc etc. I know you can’t promote them but the excursion vendors on the beach were great too. They weren’t pushy at all. Everyone was listed on Trip Advisor We wanted to do the jet skis but ran out of time. We did hear from other people that it was a great excursion. They went through caves and saw monkeys. We did take advantage of the spa, and my only complaint is that we didn’t get a massage earlier in the week so we could have booked another treatment. Amazing. Professional. Indulgent. The best part of the resort is the staff. They are genuinely friendly and very kind about encouraging people to use their “pequito Espanol.” The resort is very clean from suites to pool decks. The landscaping is beautiful. The bartenders and wait staff are phenomenal. We have visited a lot of all inclusives. They’ve all been nice but nowhere we didn’t leave feeling like we’d “checked a box” and could try somewhere new next time. Secrets Papaguayo is the only one that we would visit every year.

    May 26, 2024
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Property, Resturant, & Menu choices needs a serious upgrade

    Property, Restaurants & Menu choices need a serious upgrade. Rooms are good. Service is good. Costa Rica is Hot and Humid and the property just has one air conditioned cafe to hang at in the morning. All other areas, including the lobby are open and you will sweat like there is no tomorrow.

    May 26, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    Everything was excellent. The staff was more than accommodating always with a smile and trying to improve your experience. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a luxurious and secluded trip.

    May 25, 2024