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10 Km North West From Panama Beach Main Entrance, 50503 Costa Rica
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#4 of 20 in Gulf of Papagayo
2022 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
Set in the exuberant Arenilla Beach, Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica will offer adults a stunning Unlimited-Luxury(R) getaway in Costa Rica's Gulf of Papagayo. The secure community around Secrets Papagayo provides striking views of native flora and fauna and miles of unspoiled Pacific Coast beach. This all-suite resort boasts 202 spacious suites, each with a private balcony or terrace as well as a superb Unlimited-Luxury(R) experience starting with 24-hour room service, a daily refreshed mini-bar and more. The Preferred Club will provide an enhanced level of luxury with 65 ocean view suites and additional privileges including access to a private lounge, upgraded bath amenities and mini-bar, concierge service, pillow menu and much more. Guests will enjoy limitless gourmet cuisine, without reservations, at four restaurants and one café in addition to five bars that will serve unlimited top-shelf spirits. Days and nights are filled with land, beach and water activities and live entertainment. Two pools and a pristine beach await. Rejuvenation reigns supreme at the Secrets Spa by Pevonia(R), offering massage, body and facial treatments in 13 treatment rooms and a full-service beauty salon. Follow up this rejuvenation at the fully equipped fitness center or by taking part in one of many daily and nighttime activities. Just 20 minutes from the Liberia Airport and a mere 15 minutes from the touristic town of Coco Beach, Secrets Papagayo offers guests a privileged location both within the resort and throughout the area for an ideal Unlimited-Luxury(R) getaway on the Pacific Coast. We’re committed to redefining your travel journey with our best-in-class CleanComplete Verification™ practices. While health and safety have always been our top priorities, these new protocols further elevate our standards of quality and cleanliness, enabling you to vacation at any AMResorts® property with the ultimate peace of mind. Our 360-degree quality, safety and hygiene system takes into account every aspect of resort operations, backed by the highest-level third-party certification. We will be evolving and innovating our procedures continuously and will share the newest developments as they are implemented. Our protocols begin the moment you start planning a vacation to the time you return home! To learn more about our quality, safety and hygiene practices, please search for AMResorts CleanComplete Verification™ in your favorite browser.
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Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
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Adult pool
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Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Car hire
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Business Center with Internet Access
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Facial treatments
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Adults only
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debsgraham wrote a review Yesterday
Newbury 221 contributions152 helpful votes
I have given this resort 5/5 as my husband and I have enjoyed an amazing experience in Costa Rica. I've read some of the negative reviews and feel that in part these are not picking and in part due to not understanding what Secrets Papagayo has to offer. The resort is small by all inclusive standards, approx 200 rooms spread across a very hilly area. Some rooms are atop a hill in 2 storey blocks but in my opinion the best rooms are in bungalows scattered across the resort. The website pictures of the rooms are accurate and the beds are comfortable. Sitting on the veranda watching lizards, hummingbirds, coati, tropical birds and on one occasion white faced monkeys and a huge parrott passing by was wonderful. There are insects, this is Costa Rica and there are steep hills; hence the amazing views. If you don't like wildlife and nature don't come here; if you do... Pura Vida! The buffet restaurant serves breakfast and lunch; food is varied and to a good standard with a wonderful salad bar at lunch and great french bread. At breakfast you can have eggs cooked to order and there is amazing tropical fruit. The desserts look amazing, most are not quite what we are used to but one or two are actually nice. However I recommend going to the coffee shop and having g one of the Ice creams there with an iced coffee for dessert. Dinner choices are Italian, an outdoor grill place, Asian, sandwiches at the coffee shop or room service. Room service is okay, order on the app and you should get a confirmation phone call a few inches later; food in 45 min. Asian; not our favourite; sushi all tasted the same due to being covered in an unnecessary sauce and the tom yum soup was a bland creamy affair with noodles, okay bit definitely not actually Tom Yum! This is prettyuch what we expected though; food often gets lost in translation. Steaks at the grill place were excellent and service good. It is outside though so the hottest place to eat of an evening. The Italian is the smartest place, food good too. However, be prepared for the amusingly small portions of some of the starters. The beach is a mix of golden and black volcanic sand that glistens in the sunshine. Visibility varies but there is reasonable snorkeling to the left of the beach near the rocks. We saw neon fish, puffer fish, parrotfish, bass, snappets, wrasse etc. Wear beach shoes as there are some urchins. If nervous the activities people do daily snorkeling from the beach and lend out gear. You can also do paddle boarding, kayaking etc. We did jet skiing from Chris and Leo, Royal tours, on the beach. The guides were excellent and we had a scream on the private tour of the beaches and mangroves. The other must so excursion IMO is the mega combo to Buena Vista del Rincorn which you an book through Amstar at the hotel. This trip included the most amazing long high zip wires through the rain forest, mud bath and hot springs while hoer monkeys swung through surrounding rain forest, a horse ride and a long super fast waywr slide through the forest. Amazing fun! The natural wonders sloth tour was a bit meh by comparison; sloth spotting in a tiny bit of manicured jungle and a trip to pleasant waterfall. As other reviews have said, there is a quiet pool and a party pool. The noisy pool is okay of you like noisy mainly Americans whooping it up.... we stuck to the beach, grabbed sun beds in the shade and enjoyed the waiter service for drinks. The drinks here were great. The gym is tiny, dumbells a bit rusty and no squat rack or gym mats. However, walking the resort hills made up for that. If you don't like walking g the van service is efficient. Staff here are amazing, happy friendly and not just after tips. They do Costa Rica proud. All in all I loved this resort and can't wait to go back.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
woodrun26 wrote a review 26 May
Breckenridge, Colorado10 contributions6 helpful votes
Would have rated 4 but waits at restaurants and need for up grade of rooms kept it at a 3+ personnel were great, food above average, wine ok but could be much better. water front activities were good ,SUP and kayaking very good.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Julio F wrote a review 25 May
Costa Rica1 contribution
Amazing resort, pool bar drinks amazing managed to enjoy this trip with my partner, dinner was amazing ❤️ The entertainment staff is very good, super fun, but Esteban is super fun, always dancing and with super contagious energy, a good boy made us enjoy a lot the days we were there
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Response from Alejandra Abarca, Otro at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica
Responded yesterday
Hello juliof155 Greetings from Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica Thank you so much for sharing your experience at Secrets Papagayo with us, we are very happy to know that you enjoyed celebrating your anniversary at Secrets Papagayo. We hope you can come back in the near future. Best regards.
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Christian Araujo wrote a review 25 May
1 contribution2 helpful votes
I was really impressed by this resort. It is not only beautiful, but the customer service takes it to another level. From drivers to receptionists to entertainers to servers, all made our stay very welcoming and unforgettable. The food was also AMAZING! Big shoutout to Merari and Ari of the entrainment team for their genuine smiles, conversations and all their amazing work. We also really enjoy every night time show; they were very professional and well done. Would definitely recommend. We have stayed at different resorts in the past, and Secrets Papagayo is definitely my top 1. ¡Pura vida!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Alejandra Abarca, Otro at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica
Responded yesterday
Hello christinase1 Greetings from Secrets Papagayo. Thank you for your comments, we are extremely happy to know that you had an amazing time during your stay with us and that considere us your top 1 resort. As you said, our team is our best asset and we are very proud of them. We look forward to seeing you back at Secrets Papagayo in the near future. Best regards.
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Lina wrote a review 25 May
2 contributions2 helpful votes
My husband and I celebrated my 30th birthday here and it was beyond what I could have ever expected. Service is top-notch, rooms are perfect, food - can't get much better and the staff is incredible! I want to particularly compliment Merari and Ari, both are incredible and super charismatic they made my stay even better! Also, the activities are well planned.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Alejandra Abarca, Otro at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica
Responded yesterday
Hello LinaMel04 We are very happy to read your comment about your stay at Secrets Papagayo and that your birthday celebration was memorable, and we want to thank you for sharing it with us. As you mention, our team is amazing and is always working to give our guests an incredible experience. We hope you can return to Secrets Papagayo in the near future. Best regards.
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US$374 - US$715 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica
Which popular attractions are close to Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica?
Nearby attractions include Tio Leo Coffee Tour,a real cultural experience (7.5 km), Playa Hermosa (3.9 km), and Playas del coco (7.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica?
Conveniently located restaurants include Guayoyo Coffee House, Restaurante Mar Azul, and Abbocato.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica have airport transportation?
Yes, Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.