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Columbus, OH
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My wife and I took our first trip to Costa Rica over Thanksgiving week. We stayed at Secrets Papagayo, and we loved it. I booked through Delta Vacations because a deal that they were running at the time. That worked out fine. We used Costa Rica Best Trips for transportation and tour. I would definitely recommend this company. As for... More 

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London, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This review is a bit delayed, but we spent a week but we spent a week at Secrets Papagayo in June 2016 and absolutely loved it! The two of us (husband and wife) have stayed at several other resorts in the past, including RIU Palace, Sandals Plantation, Royal Decameron etc, and compared to all of these places, Secrets was superior... More 

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JorgeMonjeSecrets, General Manager at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica, responded to this review

Dear aks12_canada, we also believe in breaking or at least "bending" personal rules once in a while, and while I do think like you, so many beautiful places to explore around the world, I also think there are "those" places where going back feels like going home and hence well worth to do. We are counting on having you back... More 

Surrey, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I spent 2 weeks here from 7th November to 21st 2016. We arrived when it was dark so couldn’t really see what we had arrived into. We were met at reception by staff with bubbly and a cool face cloth a taste of things to come. We were taken to our room after upgrading to a bungalow,... More 

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JorgeMonjeSecrets, General Manager at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica, responded to this review

Dar minicooper032, a big thank you for your very kind and detailed review and feedback, we are very grateful. So happy to read that the day light brought so many good experiences and to know you have had a very nice stay and brought back home so many good memories, that's what holidays should be about and our whole team... More 

Chattanooga, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wonderfully relaxing 6 days on a volcanic sand beach. Restaurants are wonderful. Service is great. Pools look good (I prefer the ocean). Drinks are great. Resort is spread out and hilly so keep that in mind. Everything but the spa and gym are at the pools.

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JorgeMonjeSecrets, General Manager at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica, responded to this review

Dear William I, greetings from a gorgeous Secrets Papagayo day, so happy to read you've have a relaxing holiday with us, our team will be very motivated and encourage by your comments, on their behalf thanks a lot, we are all very grateful for your visit and taking the time to share your experience with all of us. As you've... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband and I visited Secrets Papagayo for the second half of our honeymoon, spending the first half at Hotel Arenal Kioro Suites & Spa in the La Fortuna area of Costa Rica. This trip combo trip was booked through Unforgettable Honeymoons and was a great combination of boutique hotel luxury and the ease and convenience of all-inclusive. It was... More 

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JorgeMonjeSecrets, General Manager at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica, responded to this review

Dear Jenny B, warm regards from all of us at Secrets Papagayo and from beautiful Costa Rica, I'm personally very passionate about my host country and always delighted to read you've loved it as well, Costa Rica might be small in size but rich in nature, adventure and so many wonderful activities which you also seem to like much. It... More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I just got back from celebrating our 24 year anniversary at this resort. What a wonderful resort and Costa Rica is beautiful! What a nice decoration on our door with a banner that had Happy Anniversary across our door. We stayed on the spa side and it was quiet and a nice tropical view. The hotel shuttles... More 

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JorgeMonjeSecrets, General Manager at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica, responded to this review

Dear Oklagrl, warm regards from all of us at Secrets Papagayo, we are happy to know you have a very nice first visit to both Costa Rica and our Secrets Resorts. As you've mentioned Costa Rica is a a little country but rich in nature and wonderful people, indeed a beautiful destination. I've shared your email with our team, really... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was very happy with my experience in Costa Rica overall. And this resort was very good.. we met some truly great people that we hope to keep as friends.. the food was very good (4.5 stars) the drinks were great and the staff very friendly. We were here for the hurricane Otto.. the first hurricane in 150 years I... More 

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JorgeMonjeSecrets, General Manager at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica, responded to this review

Dear John H, was a great pleasure to have you with us and definitely this is going to be a honeymoon to remember, we will all remember, our unexpected thanksgiving guests "Otto" was really a disruption but luckily and as you've mentioned the team managed to work through out in a very efficient way and personally think the disruption to... More 

West Seneca, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our third visit to a Secrets Resort and our first visit since becoming Ultimate Vacation Club (UVC) members earlier this year. This property is a quick 15-20 minute drive from Liberia airport. We opted for PRIVATE transfers via Costa Rica Best Trips (highly recommend) Check-in was quick and easy, very happy that our room was ready before official... More 

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JorgeMonjeSecrets, General Manager at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica, responded to this review

Dear SAS109traveler, warm regards from your home in Costa Rica and all of us at Secrets Papagayo, always a pleasure to welcome you to one of our Secrets Resorts, indeed a beautiful collection of resorts at some of the nicest beach destinations. We are very proud and passionate about our Secrets Papagayo, which you've described so well, makes us really... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful property, wonderful staff - I wasn't sure what to expect as we've never done an all inclusive resort before, but as soon as we arrived we were put at ease by amazing service from the resort staff. There is a little pressure about booking excursions if you use Olympus Tours as your transfer from the airport, but we were... More 

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JorgeMonjeSecrets, General Manager at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica, responded to this review

Dear Bill H, warm regards from all of us at Secrets Papgayo and beautiful Costa Rica. Very happy to read you back home with great memories of your holiday and this 10th anniversary. Really grateful you've chosen to celebrate with us, for our team is really important to make sure you all have a wonderful time at Secrets Papagayo no... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We just returned from a wonderful week at this property. The resort has a really cool layout as most of the rooms are situated in the hills around the main buildings. It is hilly, but they have carts that come around regularly or can be called for a ride. It is newly renovated and everything is top of the line... More 

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JorgeMonjeSecrets, General Manager at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica, responded to this review

Dear Peter B, luckily for all of us at Secrets Papagayo we are privileged to welcome many beautiful guests like yourself, willing to enjoy and have a great time and it is a real pleasure and a honor for all of us to serve you and try to make sure you all feel welcome, at home and among friends while... More 

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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
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • 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: $521 - $1,399 (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 Spa Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo
#3 Romantic Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo
#3 Luxury Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo
#3 Family Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo
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“preferred rooms have better locations, which makes it easier to get around”
 of 5 bubbles ECJacket, 3 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room 216 had a beautiful view and was close to all the main areas.”
 of 5 bubbles aks12_canada, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“bungalows are good but this place is not good if you have mobility problems”
 of 5 bubbles minicooper032, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The trips on the beach by unique tours are good; Ask for Jorge.If you get David as a guide you are very lucky as he is great.”
 of 5 bubbles williaml530, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“definitely a view of Papagayo! choose proximity to pool/restaurant area depending on how much you value convenience v. quiet”
 of 5 bubbles A3478CVjennyb, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
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