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Secrets Papagayo - Adults Only

4,5-star4,5 stars
Playa Arenilla, Papagayo, Guanacaste, 50503, Costa Rica

Papagayo beachfront resort with 4 restaurants and spa
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • Very nice hotel. Great amenities and nice staff with great service. I think this is the…Mar 30, 2021
  • The service in this hotel is terrible, and its a very expensive place. The staff its not…Nov 28, 2020

Secrets Papagayo - Adults Only

from ZAR 5,932
  • Bungalow, 1 King Bed
  • Bungalow
  • Panoramic Room (Standard)
  • Bungalow, Ocean View (Preferred Club)
  • Bungalow, Oceanfront (Preferred Club)
  • Junior Suite, Private Pool (Preferred Club)
  • Junior Suite, Oceanfront (Preferred Club)
  • Presidential Suite (Preferred Club)
  • Honeymoon Suite (Preferred Club)
  • Bungalow, 1 King Bed, Ocean View (Preferred Club)
  • Room (Run of the House)
  • Breakfast Plan Bungalow Suite King Tropical View
  • Breakfast Plan Bungalow Suite Double Tropical View
  • Breakfast Plan Standard Panoramic View

What’s around Secrets Papagayo - Adults Only


  • On the beach
  • Playa Panamá - 24 min walk
  • Playa Hermosa - 3.7 mi / 6 km
  • Playa Monte del Barco - 0.3 mi / 0.4 km
  • Hidden Garden Art Gallery - 8.9 mi / 14.3 km
  • El Coco Casino - 9.1 mi / 14.7 km
  • Coco Beach - 10.2 mi / 16.5 km
  • Ocotal Beach - 11.4 mi / 18.3 km

Getting around

  • Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR) - 25 min drive
  • Tamarindo (TNO) - 77 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 202 rooms


  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum guest age is 18
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (dogs only)*

  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*

  • 1 per room (up to 22 lbs)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free onsite self parking

  • Free onsite valet parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Caters to adults only
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • 4 restaurants
  • 5 bars/lounges
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Swim-up bar
  • Poolside bar
Things to do
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Beach towels
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Pool cabanas (surcharge)
  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Pilates classes on site
  • Tennis lessons on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Swim-up bar
  • Pool umbrellas
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • ATM/banking
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible meeting spaces/business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in hallways
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Wheelchairs available on site
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Sleep well
  • Pillow menu
  • Down comforter
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Furnished balcony or patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • 48-inch LED TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

All inclusive

All-inclusive room rates at Secrets Papagayo - Adults Only are available. These rates are higher because they include onsite food and beverages in the room rate (some restrictions may apply).
Food and beverages

  • Meals, snacks, and beverages included


Secrets Spa by Pevonia has 13 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Massages are available on the beach and in the spa; other services include hot stone massages, facials, and body scrubs. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room.

The spa is open daily.


Market Café - This coffee shop serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Seaside Grill - This restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Open daily.

Himitsu - This restaurant specializes in Asian cuisine and serves dinner only.

Portofino - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine.

Aqua - Onsite restaurant. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.


On Site

  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Pilates classes on site
  • Tennis lessons on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site


  • Kayaking nearby

Secrets Papagayo - Adults Only’s small print

Also known as

  • Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica Adults All Inclusive
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  • Secrets Papagayo - Adults Only Resort
  • Secrets Papagayo - Adults Only Papagayo
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  • Secrets Papagayo - Adults Only Resort Papagayo
  • Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica Adults only All Inclusive
  • Secrets Costa Rica Adults All Inclusive All-inclusive property


For details on pet restrictions and to request pet-friendly rooms, contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Pool access available from 7:30 AM to 10:00 PM.

This property does not have elevators.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) and Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global).

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 40 (subject to availability)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 38 (subject to availability)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 65 per pet, per night

Service animals exempt from fees

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Secrets Papagayo - Adults Only

  • Does Secrets Papagayo - Adults Only offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Secrets Papagayo - Adults Only does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Secrets Papagayo - Adults Only?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Secrets Papagayo - Adults Only?
    Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
  • Is there a pool at Secrets Papagayo - Adults Only?
    Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools. Guests have pool access from 7:30 AM to 10:00 PM.
  • Are pets allowed at Secrets Papagayo - Adults Only?
    Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room and maximum weight of 22 lbs per pet. There's a charge of USD 65 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Secrets Papagayo - Adults Only?
    You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. There's a charge of USD 40 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is noon. Late check-out is available for a charge of USD 38 (subject to availability).
  • Are there restaurants at or near Secrets Papagayo - Adults Only?
    Yes, there are 4 onsite restaurants, featuring Asian cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Ginger's (3.2 mi), El Velero (3.5 mi), and Roberto's (3.6 mi).
  • Is there an onsite casino at Secrets Papagayo - Adults Only?
    No, this resort doesn't have a casino, but El Coco Casino (18-min drive) is nearby.
  • What is there to do at Secrets Papagayo - Adults Only and nearby?
    Have fun with onsite activities like volleyball and beach yoga, and practice your swing on the tennis courts. Additional recreation onsite includes aerobics , Pilates, and volleyball. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools. Secrets Papagayo - Adults Only also has 5 bars and a fitness center, as well as spa services and a garden.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8,6 From 165 reviews

Good 6,0
Oh boy. We have staying at the secrets resorts in the past & this Secrets was the WORST! I feel bad but Secrets you should know! First of all, we were excited when we arrived. We talked to the first girl in the lobby (which was beautiful) who told us that all inclusive was $30 per day per person so we thought we would buy it. Then they take you down to the sales department and here we go! He told me it was $75 per person per day which would have been reasonable but we already had gotten lied to and we arrived the evening of our first night so why would we pay $150 for one dinner. We got to our room which was nice but it smelled really musty & moldy. We figured the rooms have been shut for some time because of Covid and it would air out. We pulled back our sheets and it smelled like a dead body. It was disgusting! We immediately called the front desk and they sent some staff members up to change the sheets which they obviously had not done the whole time that they were closed. New sheets new pillows new bedspread new everything and it still smelled. We decided to order room service and ordered six entrées. Because hey why not! Every single entrée was so disgusting so we were glad we did not pay for the all-inclusive! How can you still charge $75 per person when only one of your restaurants are open!? And your food was horrible! The worst I’ve ever had! The staff didn’t care. Will never stay at this hotel again! I would’ve rather slept in the jungle with pythons.
Jody, us2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Excelente atención al cliente! La Comida deliciosa.
Jose, us2 night family trip
Very good 8,0
The hotel staff was great! Very polite and eager to help, always. They were a little understaffed, so the service was slow in the restaurants and the italian was closed on Saturday night. Great rooms and amenities, VIP gold status totally worth it. I would go again.
Viviana, us2 night romance trip
Very good 8,0
The beach was not the best for swimming, but the pools made up for that. There is much walking involved at the resort and some hills to climb, but they have a car service to get you where you want to go. Just dial 0 and someone will come to pick you up. The staff is outstanding willing to cater to all your needs. The food was excellent. I would stay here again
us7 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
We loved Costa Rica it was her first time and we wanted to do everything. Secrets was a great jumping spot for that and had plenty to do during the day great bars and great dining experiences at night. I will say the spa has not been updated as most Secrets have with the Hydro therapy etc. so my husband and I were disappointed in our expensive couples massage. Fair warning to those with back or any issues this is a very hilly resort and you take a shuttle everywhere and or walking up and down hills. The beach is not as bad as it looks in pictures I spent many days out there and the water was very clear and able to snorkel easily
Margaret, us5 night romance trip
Very good 8,0
The first meeting was rushed and the information was not easy to hear. It was more of a sales meeting. Felt pressured to buy something. The dinner on the beach was wasted money. On the other hand, the staff was the best we have ever seen.
us5 night family trip
Fair 4,0
Small, really small pool with too many people in in. Limited sun beds around the pool, no shade. Dinner - long wait, 1 and 1/2 hours to get table. Food 50% of the time impossible to eat, service at the dinner is lacking. Mobility at the resort is limited to shuttle or walk up and down steep hills. Granted, shuttle comes to pick you up quickly and drives work very hard to get everyone to where they going. Beach, nice little beach with soft sand and calm water, but hotel did very little to make it comfortable. Similar to public beach environment, not hotel property.
us1 night family trip
Very good 8,0
All was good except that we needed a ride every time we go to or from our room. Electrical cars will be preferable and not that noisy. Also we could head everything through the closed door.
us9 night family trip
Very good 8,0
Started with a room upgrade and preferred guest status. Fantastic corner room with panoramic ocean views. Even our shower had a window To this panoramic view. Loved the coziness and laid back atmosphere of the resort. If you’re looking for a relaxing getaway, this is definitely the right resort for you. Definitely what my wife and I were looking for and needed. If you’re looking for non stop entertainment, party scene, beach club atmosphere, look elsewhere. I’m happy this hotel was not that. Staff were very friendly, except for one hostess who always seemed to be that she was being bothered. Didn’t see her crack a smile the entire week we were there. Thankfully the rest of the team superseded that. Food was very good throughout the different restaurants. Not having to run to the beach to reserve chairs was great, because everyone was by the pool, it made it a lot easier. Did not even dip my toes in the pool when there’s a beautiful beach steps away. Want to thank JJ, Alen and Juan for adding to our memorable vacation. Cons: Nothing noteworthy enough to be stated.
ca7 night romance trip
Very good 8,0
We really enjoyed our stay at Secrets. The food at all of the restaurants was really good. We also utilized room service on several occasions, and it was excellent. We booked as “preferred” customers, so we had access to all amenities. Our suite was very comfortable, Wi-Fi access and air conditioning worked great. We had a beautiful, secluded room just above the beach so we were able to walk everywhere in the resort easily. Some of the rooms require a shuttle to access most of the resort. The only improvements I would suggest is that the resort is starting to be in need of repair. The roofs and sidewalks especially are starting to need repairs. Also, they tell you there is a mini-bar in your room, but that consists of two shooters per day (one rum and one vodka). Not really a mini-bar. Overall, I would really recommend Secrets Papagayo!
Jenn, us7 night family trip

Secrets Papagayo - Adults Only