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Frederick, Maryland
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This was the second part of our honeymoon. The resort is beautiful and has excellent beach coverage. All of the staff is very friendly and courteous and make it known that the guests' happiness is their number one concern. The entertainment staff, particularly Charlie, Beverly, and Merrari, were a lot of fun and really made it their goal to make...

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Orangeville, Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at Secrets from April 6th - 16th 2017, this was our first time at Secrets. The property is very modest. The rooms are modern and clean. The staff amazingly friendly and helpful. We have been to a number of Sandals that we have really enjoyed and had hoped it would be comparable. Sadly we were disappointed in quite...

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Marcela Z, Marcela Zúñiga A. Quality & Social Media Manager at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica, responded to this review

Dear Deborah K, Greetings from the colorful Costa Rica! Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback and for staying with us on your trip to Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica. I am thankful for both your positive comments as well as the 'negatives', which will help us, focus on areas that are important for our guests. I will...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Type of Room: Bungalow Suite Ocean View Room and Suite Amenities: 4.5 out of 5 Comfortable king bed. The bathroom area is spacious yet open. So after your shower you would be dressing in the open. Cool for us as a couple, lol. Private balcony with a couch, table and chairs. The balcony couch cushions need to be cleaned more...

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Marcela Z, Marcela Zúñiga A. Quality & Social Media Manager at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica, responded to this review

Dear Teri_Atag, Greetings from the exotic Costa Rica! It's our most pleasure to learn that your stay was a wonderful one while you were impressed with our service and facilities. We appreciate your gracious comments as it shows our consistency in maintain the Secrets Papagayo brand standards. Your feedback has been shared to the team as a motivation to keep...

Essex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have just returned from a two week holiday at the Secrets in Costa Rica. Overall the whole vacation was incredible. Upon arrival you are greeted with a cold towel and a glass of sparkling wine. We were shown to our rooms which were ok but not as exceptional as other Secrets resorts we have stayed in. The food in...

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Marcela Z, Marcela Zúñiga A. Quality & Social Media Manager at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica, responded to this review

Dear Hillenaar-D, Greetings from sunny Costa Rica! Many thanks for taking the time to leave your kind words and observations following your recent stay with us at Secrets Papagayo. We were delighted that you’ve enjoyed all the details we take pride in offering our guests. As are our regular practice, we’ve been happy to share your lovely remarks to our...

Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We love island beach vacations. We thoroughly enjoyed Jamaica and Hawaii. This year we ventured a bit further to Costa Rica. Booking through Secrets based on reviews and amenities we choose Secrets Papagayo. Here are our Pros: (1) food and drinks are excellent (2) staff are friendly, work hard to please, and their English is very good. Not all staffers...

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Marcela Z, Marcela Zúñiga A. Quality & Social Media Manager at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica, responded to this review

Dear Nanee M, Greetings from the magestic Costa Rica! Thank you for taking a moment to share your experience at Secrets Papagayo with the tripadvisor travelers We are very sorry to learn that you felt something was missing overall with your stay. As a Secrets Papagayo resort in the area, we take great pride and responsibility in making our guests'...

Prescott, Arizona
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were very excited to go to Costa Rica and stated the first part of our trip near Arenal, which was amazing. Then we stated a week at this resort as part of our time share exchange. First, there was a little of miss information between the front desk and actual process: such as who to call to make dinner...

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Marcela Z, Marcela Zúñiga A. Quality & Social Media Manager at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica, responded to this review

Dear Traveling_Erwins, Greetings from sunny Costa Rica! We appreciate the time that you have invested on writing an overview of your stay with us. We regret to know that we have not fulfilled your expectations during your visit. Please be certain that we have taken your feedback seriously and we will work in our opportunity areas in order to deliver...

Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Decided to do something different for my wife's birthday this year since it was what we consider a milestone and booked a trip to a place we've never gone. We have stayed at Secrets previously so we had great expectations of what we would receive but to say that this location and staff wowed us would be an understatement. The...

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Marcela Z, Marcela Zúñiga A. Quality & Social Media Manager at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica, responded to this review

Dear Kevin H, Greetings from the colorful Costa Rica! Wow! What an amazing review! It brings us great joy to know that you have enjoyed your wife’s birthday with us. Thank you for noticing the little touches we put in order to offer unforgettable experiences We truly hope you can give us the opportunity to host you again in the...

Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

From the moment we arrived at this resort we were made to feel very welcome and very special. The staff could not do enough for us and this did not change throughout our 16 night stay. We were greeted with a welcome cold towel and champagne cocktail at reception whilst checking in, then taken to our room, shown all the...

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Marcela Z, Marcela Zúñiga A. Quality & Social Media Manager at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica, responded to this review

Dear 5starfloosie, Greetings from the exotic Costa Rica! Our hidden paradise seems to have suited your expectations; our goal is to offer the best Costa Rica experience, surrounded by a cozy and elegant atmosphere. Thank you for recognizing our staff. It is nice to hear that people appreciate our customer service, which we are constantly trying to improve, and this...

Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We were looking forward to a relaxing week at Secrets Papagayo, Costa Rica, and we were not disappointed. Upon our arrival, the staff made us felt like we had arrived home. Rebecca, Randall, & Melissa, at the Preferred Club, were standouts throughout our trip. Our bungalow was quiet, beautiful, clean, & had a lovely view of the bay. The resort...

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Marcela Z, Marcela Zúñiga A. Quality & Social Media Manager at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica, responded to this review

Dear Phogotaboutit, Greetings from the “ Pura Vida” paradise! Thank you for sharing your comments about your 5 stars vacation at Secrets Papagayo! We are cheerful to know that Julio, Cesar, Rebeca, Randall, Melissa, Julio, Erick, Leonidas, Hansel, Federico and Edgar contributed to your one-of-a-kind experience. We also appreciate the special mention regarding our relaxing and quiet resort. Let us...

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We travelled early April and had a fantastic time. Service was amazing and all food/drinks were delicious, we didn't have a bad meal, my favorite restaurant was the Italian. The rooms where lovely, and very clean, the fridge was always full of water etc, toiletries included shampoo, conditioner, body wash and moisturiser. The beach was a let down as previously...

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Dear Anna M, Greetings from the “ Pura Vida” Costa Rica. We're happy to read that you had a fabulous getaway with us and enjoyed our delicious food and the attentive service of our people, as well, it's great to know that you took a little time to explore more of our Wildlife. Hope to have you back soon for...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Services
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica

Address: Playa Arenilla, Costa Rica (Formerly Hilton Papagayo Costa Rica Resort & Spa)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Gulf of Papagayo
Price Range: $433 - $1,086 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica 4.5*
Number of rooms: 202
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Also Known As:
Hilton Papagayo Costa Rica Hotel Gulf Of Papagayo
Hilton Papagayo Costa Rica Resort And Spa
Fiesta Premier Costa Rica
Hilton Gulf Of Papagayo
Gulf Of Papagayo Hilton
Fiesta Resort Costa Rica
Fiesta Premier Resort Spa Costa Rica
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo
#3 Spa Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo
#3 Luxury Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo
#3 Family Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo
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“Make sure you close your doors all the way as there is abundant wildlife around. We did not have any issues though.”
F5937BFmattk, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for lower tier ocean view...don't waste money on ocean front.”
  • Lizard came for a little visit on our balcony door
  • Sunrise ocean front view room 111 - high on cliff and quiet.
  • Ocean Front Balcony - Room 111 High on Cliff
DeborahK652, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room 120 was excellent. Close to the hub but far away so you didn't hear the noise.”
kevinhR6462VA, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“410 had a fab view of the bay, but if you have walking difficulties would suggest a lower number, however shuttle buses are frequent enough. ”
B2022AVannam, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“all rooms are great. If you want an ocean view try to get higher up the hills.”
6422016, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
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