Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica Review


Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica Overview

Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica is located on the stunning Papagayo Peninsula in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. A short 20 minute drive from the Liberia International Airport, this adults-only resort will seem a million miles away. Perfectly situated on a serene beachfront and surrounded by lush tropical gardens, this hideaway will offer an Unlimited-Luxury® experience in one of the most romantic and intimate settings imaginable.


Unlimited-Luxury Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica

Unlimited-Luxury® is more than just a phrase. It’s a commitment to redefining the all-inclusive experience by fulfilling your every wish and exceeding your expectations at every turn. It includes every amenity you’d expect from a world-class destination and so much more.

  • Limitless access to gourmet à la carte dining options without reservations required
  • Unlimited international and domestic top-shelf spirits
  • Unlimited natural fruit juices and soft drinks
  • 24-hour room and concierge services
  • Pool and beach wait service
  • Daily refreshed mini-bar with soft drinks, juice, bottled water and beer
  • Daily maid service
  • Endless daytime activities and live nightly entertainment
  • Theme parties, oceanfront bars and entertainment venues
  • No wristbands required
  • All taxes and gratuities included
  • Enjoy free Wi-Fi and free international calling to the US,
  • Canada and Mexico with Unlimited Connectivity


Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica offers 202 luxurious smoke-free guest rooms and suites with views of the gardens or the Gulf of Papagayo, a private furnished terrace or balcony, a king-size bed or two double beds, a spacious bathroom with shower and much more.

Room and Suite Amenities:

  • King-sized bed or two double beds
  • Private, furnished balcony or terrace
  • Spacious bathroom with shower
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Pillow menu
  • 24-hour complimentary room service
  • Mini-bar refreshed daily with soft drinks, bottled water, juice and beer
  • Electronic tablet in-suite (to order room service, spa services, romantic dining reservations and more)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi with Unlimited Connectivity
  • 48” Smart TV
  • iPod®, iPad® and iPhone® docking station with alarm clock
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Air-conditioning with in-room climate control
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Hair dryer
  • Full body mirror
  • Electronic in-room safe

Room Accessibility:

  • Upper levels are only accessible by staircase

If you are ready to experience an even higher level of luxury, the Preferred Club is for you. Enjoy an upgraded suite, access to an exclusive lounge, special concierge service and other enhanced amenities.

Preferred Club Privileges:

  • Personalized check-in and check-out
  • Special concierge service
  • Preferred status and amenities
  • Preferred Club suites in premium locations
  • Upgraded mini-bar
  • Upgraded bath amenities
  • Complimentary newspaper in-suite every day (English or Spanish)
  • Private Preferred Club Lounge
  • Daily continental breakfast service
  • Afternoon hot and cold hours d’oeuvres
  • Exquisite desserts and fine liquors
  • Complimentary computer access
  • Exclusive dining access
  • Daily à la carte breakfast at Seaside Grill
  • Daily à la carte lunch at Seaside Grill

Small Dogs Welcome

Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica Small Dogs Welcome

Bring your pup along! Secrets Resorts & Spas now welcome small dogs on property when you book the required room category. Your furry friend will enjoy food and water bowls, a Secrets Resorts themed dog bed, toys and more.

Thinking about bringing your best furry friend along? Here are a few facts to keep in mind:

  • Secrets’ dog policy requires dogs to be under 22 lbs. (10 kgs.)
  • No more than one dog is permitted in any guest room
  • Dogs are only allowed in designated dog area(s) of the hotel grounds. Dogs are not allowed in the pool, fitness center, spa, retail shops, golf facilities, or on the beach
  • Dogs will be allowed in certain restaurants that have a terrace or an outside area. These select restaurants will supply available dog bowls for food and water
  • Dogs may not be left alone in a guest room longer than two hours at a time or overnight – guests must show the provided “Dog Friendly Room” door hanger when leaving their animal alone in the room
  • All dogs must be on a controlled leash at all times or in a dog carrier when not in a guest room
  • Guests are responsible for cleaning up after their dog on resort grounds and properly disposing of waste in designated areas
  • Room cleaning services will only be completed if the guest is present with the dog to ensure everyone’s safety and comfort!
  • Please note the number of dog-friendly rooms on property is capacity controlled and only available upon request prior to arrival by contacting the resort’s reservations department. The small dog program does not apply to certified services animals as required by law.

Dining & Drinks

Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica Dining & Drinks

Gourmet Dining

Indulge in an array of international cuisine at four à la carte restaurants, a buffet venue, a grill and a café – reservations are never required. Or sneak away for a romantic meal in your suite or on the beach.

24-hour dining options allow guests to enjoy late night bites at the Coco Café. Or stay in and order room service. It’s available at any hour day or night. Your Unlimited-Luxury® privileges include all meals and as well as top-shelf spirits.

*Please adhere to dress codes listed below. Dress codes vary by restaurant and bar.

**All restaurants, bars and lounges may not be open every night.

Aqua – Healthy Cuisine

Aqua - Healthy Cuisine


Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Lunch: 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Dinner: 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Dress Code:

No dress code required.

Barefoot Grill – Grilled Specialties

Barefoot Grill - Grilled Specialties


Open: 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Coco Café – Premium Coffee & Snacks

Coco Café - Premium Coffee & Snacks


Snacks: 6:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Dress Code:

Casual: Bermudas, long shorts or capri pants. Sneakers, tennis shoes or sandals. No sleeveless shirts for men. No bathing suits. Ladies must wear a bathing suit wrap or cover-up.

Himitsu – Pan-Asian Cuisine

Himitsu - Pan-Asian Cuisine


Dinner: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Dress Code:

Casual Elegance: Sneakers, tennis shoes or dress sandals (no flip-flops). Dress shirts with sleeves. Long pants required for men. No sleeveless shirts for men.

Market Café – International Buffet

Market Café - International Buffet


Breakfast 6:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Lunch 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Dinner 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Dress Code:

Casual: Bermudas, long shorts or capri pants. Sneakers, tennis shoes or sandals. No sleeveless shirts for men. No bathing suits. Ladies must wear a bathing suit wrap or cover-up.

Portofino – Italian Cuisine

Portofino - Italian Cuisine


Dinner: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Dress Code:

Formal: Sneakers/tennis shoes or dress sandals, dress shirts with short sleeves or collared shirts. No sleeveless shirts or flip-flops. Long pants required for men.

Seaside Grill – Grilled Specialties

Seaside Grill - Grilled Specialties


*Breakfast: 8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

*Lunch: 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Dinner: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

*Breakfast and Lunch for Preferred Club guests only

Unlimited Top-Shelf Spirits

Swim up, wind down, party, flirt and play in our five exceptional bars and lounges, plus an exclusive Preferred Club only bar. Or enjoy your favorite cocktail poolside or out on our private beach. Your Unlimited-Luxury® privileges include select wines, beers and other top-shelf beverages.

Barracuda – Swim-Up Bar

Barracuda - Swim-Up Bar


8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Manatees – Beach & Pool Bar

Manatees - Beach & Pool Bar


9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Rendezvous – Lobby Bar

Rendezvous - Lobby Bar


9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Revive – Spa Bar

Revive - Spa Bar


10 a.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Sugar Reef – Beach & Pool Bar

Sugar Reef - Beach & Pool Bar


10:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.


Day or night there are tons of activities to dive into from beach walks and water aerobics to theme nights or cooking lessons. Choose the activity that suits you and enjoy!

Things to do in Papagayo*

Things to do in Papagayo

  • Sunset cruise
  • Bay cruise tours
  • Jet skiing
  • Surfing
  • Scuba diving adventures
  • Fishing
  • Upscale jewelry and arts & crafts
  • Nightlife of Coco Beach
  • Motor ATV through mountains
  • Horseback riding (nearby)
  • Mountain biking
  • Local restaurants
  • Whale watching (seasonal)
  • Canopy tour (nearby)
  • Shopping

Exciting Activities

Sugar Reef - Beach & Pool Bar

  • Theme nights: Karaoke and Live Music
  • Manager’s cocktail party
  • Water aerobics
  • Cooking lessons
  • Beach volleyball
  • Yoga Class
  • Water Volleyball
  • Snorkel Tour
  • Tennis Courts
  • Hiking
  • Wine Tasting
  • Handcrafts
  • Rum Tasting
  • Bocce Ball
  • Horse shoe games
  • Non-motorized water sports
  • Internet center
  • Casino (nearby)*
  • Golf (nearby)*


Exciting Activities Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica

  • Two swimming pools
  • Pool hours: 7 am – 7 pm

Fitness Center – Open 24 hours

Fitness Center

  • Treadmills
  • Stationary bicycles
  • One stair climber
  • One universal machine
  • Free weights
  • Multi-purpose fitness equipment
  • Weight lifting area

Note: Our professional performer shows will change throughout the year. Entertainment programs could change without notice.
*Additional costs may apply
**The use of drones or artifacts that fly or float in or on the premises of AMResorts hotels is strictly forbidden, except for those that have written authorization from the General Management of the hotel

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