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Reviewed 24 March 2016

My husband and I stayed for one week during Costa Rica's 'dry season'. Temperatures were in the 90's during our stay. The gulf/ocean view is beautiful. Our room had a stunning overlook. The sparkling black sand and bright blue waters are unique and beautiful sights. There are two beach areas, both with lounge chairs and one with several hammocks. There...

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Lionel_Gomez_F, Director General at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica, responded to this review

Dear Annmarie1275, Greetings from the green Costa Rica! It’s nice to review that you had an amazing stay with many wonderful services and unforgettable memories. Also, we're delighted to know how much you enjoyed our food, amazing room and great staff. I am particullary grateful with Julio, Francisco, William and Michael which created a nice scenery for your vacations! We...

Ames, Iowa
Reviewed 23 March 2016

I read all the reviews before I traveled to this resort. All of the positive comments are 100% accurate. The views, people, guests, food and drinks all make this an awesome place. This was my second time in Costa Rica and the first time I settled with an all-inclusive resort. My first trip, we rented the car, traveled around and...

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Lionel_Gomez_F, Director General at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica, responded to this review

Dear 859dan, Greetings from the colorful Costa Rica! Thank you for making us part of this amazing experience!. I am very satisfied we were able to become the place you hve expected and beyond! I am particularly grateful to Blas, Carlos, Julio, Osmin, William, José and all the staff for extending such outstanding hospitality to make you feel home away...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 23 March 2016

After a very busy winter at work, both my husband and I were very much in need of a vacation. Having been to most of the Caribbean islands, we decided to try out Costa Rica. We do not regret our choice. Once of the loveliest vacations we have been on together! This resort was absolutely lovely and with a different...

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Lionel_Gomez_F, Director General at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica, responded to this review

Dear Krista J, Greetings from the "Pura Vida" Costa Rica! It’s nice to read that you had an amazing time filled with many wonderful services and unforgettable memories. Also, we feel delighted to know how much you enjoyed our food, amazing room and great staff. Please contact me directly at gmanager.sepcr@secretsresorts.com to take care of your next reservation .We look...

Buckingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

Secrets has taken over this resort from Hilton and are clearly spending serious money to upgrade it, it is now adult only and as such has a 'mature' feel. The staff are fantastic, very polite and helpful, the relaxed atmosphere was exactly what we wanted but some people complained it was too quiet 😚 It is only 25 minutes from...

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Lionel_Gomez_F, Director General at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica, responded to this review

Dear Kidders5, Greetings from the colorful Costa Rica! Thank you for the awesome review about your perfect vacations at Secrets Papagayo! Make sure we are very dedicated to create such nice memories for you, I am glad our team was able to make your stay very special and that we have earned your loyalty. I would like to invite you...

Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

The resort is beautiful and sprawled out but walkable; if your on your way to dinner you may want to ask for a ride if you don't want to be sweaty. Fly into Guanacaste it's just so much easier than driving from SJO. Use Swiss travel for excursions, on time and professional. Spring for the room with the private plunge...

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Lionel_Gomez_F, Director General at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica, responded to this review

Dear Stoned Traveler, Greetings from the majestic Costa Rica! Oh behalf of the Secrets Papagayo team, we thank you for your kind comments. I am glad our team was able to make your vacation stay special and that we have earned your loyalty. We will continue to work very hard to execute our hospitality values and make each stay special...

Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

Where to start? This was by far one of our best vacations yet and we have gone to many places. We really enjoyed everything including the spectacular service, excellent food at all restaurants, beautiful views, lovely room, beautiful silky black beach that sparkled in the sunshine, and especially the wonderful people. Great service started off immediately with our preferred check...

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Lionel_Gomez_F, Director General at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica, responded to this review

Dear Lgrant387, Greetings from the marvelous Costa Rica! Thank you for making us part of your exciting trip! I am fascinated that we were able to exceed your expectations, and become the resort you had been looking for. I am particularly grateful to Julio and Kevin for making you feel such an outstanding hospitality. Next time you have a vacation,...

Illinois
Reviewed 21 March 2016

We stayed at Secrets from March 11th -18th. I cannot think of one bad thing to say about the place. We arrived later in the day( 5 hours late) due to Xtra Airways( which is a different review for another time......but beware of THAT Airline) Check- in was quick but if you are staying in the perferred section let someone...

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Lionel_Gomez_F, Director General at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica, responded to this review

Dear John S, Greetings from the “Pura Vida ” Costa Rica! It’s nice to read that you had an amazing vacation, and that you have delighted your senses with many wonderful services, food and lots of unforgettable memories. Our staff is very greatful for your mention! Please contact me directly at gmanager.sepcr@secretsresorts.com to take care of your next reservation. We...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 21 March 2016

This is not your typical Secrets Hotel setup. Very expansive resort. Bungalows feel more like a private villa than a typical hotel room. Resort pictures (private and official pictures) do not do this place any justice. Rooms are updated and beautiful. Housekeeping is exceptional. Food was just okay in terms of selection but what we did have was very good....

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Lionel_Gomez_F, Director General at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica, responded to this review

Dear WindyCity 12345 Greetings from the lovely Secrets Papagayo! We are truly thankful because you have shared your experience with the TripAdvisor community. Also, I feel pleased to learn that your stay was the most pleasant one, and that you were highly satisfied with our romantic and private rooms, fantastic views and our great and very attentive staff. We are...

Green Bay, Wisconsin
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

We arrived at secrets pleasantly surprised at the beauty of the resort. Coming from Green Bay the heat was a little more then I expected. We were greeted with a nice cold cocktail and a wonderful host to check us in. We were early but they got us to our room with no delay. Our rooms were beautiful! Not the...

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Lionel_Gomez_F, Director General at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica, responded to this review

Dear Mary M, Greetings from the colorful Costa Rica! Thank you for this awesome review about your perfect vacations at Secrets Papagayo! We really appreciate the great comments in regards Julio and Osmin. They are very thankful for the mention, believe me they are truly commited on keep giving such a good service to our special guests! We will share...

Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

This is truly paradise. Makes you feel like home away from home on a private island. The staff was incredible, warm and kind. The food is great, something for everyone, at anytime of the day, even the 24 hour room service was efficient with a wide variety of food and drinks. The resort offers free paddle boarding, snorkel gear and...

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Lionel_Gomez_F, Director General at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica, responded to this review

Dear Kelbrud83, Greetings from the wild Costa Rica! It’s so grateful to read that you found your stay at Secrets Papagayo so marvelous! We are very thankful to receive your remarks on Francisco, I will certainly share with him his nice hospitality lifestyle. I'm also glad to know you enjoyed the wildlife inside the beautiful ocean in Papagayo Bay that...

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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • 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: ₹ 20,096 - ₹ 50,629 (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
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#2 Top resorts Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo
#3 Family Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo
#3 Spa Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo
#3 Luxury 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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