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


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 5141 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    An amazing vacation

    We had an amazing time at Secrets. Beautiful setting. Great service. Everyone went out of their way to ensure out stay was the best it could be.

    Apr 18, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Nice Resort - Great Hospitality

    We had a great trip to Secrets. There were plenty of food options, the service was excellent and the resort was overall very nice. I can’t say enough nice things about the way we were taken care of. From the shuttle drivers to the concierge to the housekeeping staff…everyone was wonderful. Henry at the pool bar is a legend. He constantly went out of his way to take care of me and my family and he keeps the energy high! Same goes for Alonso. These guys had what you need before you knew you needed it! The food was great. Definitely schedule a reservation at hibachi. Depending on what side of the resort you’re on, be sure not to miss out on Aqua by the spa. One thing to note - breakfast and lunch at Seaside Grill are for Preferred Members only. The resort is super hilly but there are lots of shuttles. We stayed in the 400s at the top of the resort and I walked up and down to and from the room daily. Most everyone walks down and gets a ride back up. We went to town using Ubers and had no issues. Playa Del Coco was only about 15 minutes away and there was a ton to do there. For our family, it was a good place to go but definitely more focused on couples. That said, we had an excellent experience overall.

    Apr 17, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Perfect Papagayo Vacation

    Best beach resort I’ve been to. All around great service, food and activities. I recommend Costa Rica as a destination and this resort and will go again. Yoga classes and pool exercise activities were fun and the beach is beautiful. The cottages are lovely and comfortable and quiet.

    Apr 17, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Relaxing and fun.

    The resort is nestled in the side of the mountains, and has a beautiful beach area that spans the entire resort. The roads are windy and very steep, but there is a 24/7 shuttle that runs and will drive you around to where you want to be. Restaurants - we did not have a bad experience at any of them. I recommend the Japanese Restaurant for the Hibachi Grill (does require a seating reservation). Pools are busy (we did not sit by the quiet pool). Staff is always helpful and accommodating. ETeam is the best!!!! Merari, Eduardo, Yasnari, Nazareth, Jani and Matthews keep you involved and having fun all day and night. I would recommend this resort as there is alot to do off the resort as well, to see the Natural parts of Costa Rica.

    Apr 15, 2024
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great stay

    Lovely stay away. Central to key entertainment, facilities, and shops. Everything we needed was located near enough the the resort. To improve would be entertainment. We had to find our own stuff to do on evenings which meant spending more. Yet overall, a good stay

    Apr 15, 2024
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air operated by TUI Airlines Belgium N.V. : PC 19-085 & PC 19-117, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 120319