Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica

5.0 star rating

Exceptional accommodation with superior facilities and services.

    What to expect (based on 3117 reviews):

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4.5

    Location

    Location-4.5

    Rooms

    Rooms-4.5

    Service

    Service-4.5

    Value

    Value-4.5

    5 most recent TripAdvisor reviews:

    perfect honeymoon!

    Reviewed by PAGirl1984(Fort Myers, Florida) on Jun 10, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    This was absolutely perfect for our honeymoon! cannot wait to go back. We stayed in an ocean view bungalow suite which was great, view of the bay and had a balcony area. (too hot to sit out on it though haha). We ended up in the preferred club because we stayed 7 nights. The only difference I noticed being in the preferred club is that there is a special area that we can go to at anytime - its basically an airconditioned lobby /front desk area that is close to the main area, so if you need anything you have to take a shuttle up to the main lobby, which was kinda nice. Also, our room was in a great location where we were able to walk to and from the main area- I don't know if that is because of the preferred club or the type of room we got. The "Special bar" was not worth the walk and the special times to eat a restaurants was meh. so if you are on a budget I don't think you really need to pay extra for it. I would say that it may be worth it if you get a closer room so you can walk and not have to take shuttles everywhere. though the shuttles were generally pretty fast and everyone takes them everywhere due to all the hills, so its not a big deal really. The resort is beautiful and the service was amazing. We ever felt overcrowded in the pool, beach or anywhere. it was never hard to get drinks or seats at dinner. The food was great everywhere, even the buffet! MEN BRING LONG PANTS! it is not on the website anywhere and you will not be allowed into Portofino or the Asian restaurant ! you are allowed to sit outside, which is fine but its hot. Bring bug spray!! There are a lot of excursions offered on the website, its convenient, but after being there you defiantly do not need o book through them. There are people on the beach that try to sell you excursions as well as other companies on site. We did the Amstar tour to arenal volcano, hot springs and hanging bridges through the website and it was excellent though so I would not hesitate to use them.

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4

    Location

    Location-4

    Rooms

    Rooms-4

    Service

    Service-5

    Value

    Value-4

    fun vacation

    Reviewed by Venture52474622601(Kansas City, Missouri) on Jun 10, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Had a great time, everyone knows your name after you check in. Staff is very kind and helpful to make your stay wonderful. Shuttle service was quick to respond to take you anywhere on the resort. Bay is peaceful place to swim in the ocean.

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-5

    Location

    Location-5

    Rooms

    Rooms-5

    Service

    Service-5

    Value

    Value-5

    Relaxing Honeymoon

    Reviewed by DayTrip13733636836() on Jun 10, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    We stayed at Secrets Papagayo for the second half of our honeymoon in early June. It is the beginning of their rainy season, but we only experienced a few showers during the evenings. The weather was hot and humid, but that was expected. Everyone was so kind and welcoming. Our only complaints are 1.) we wish we would have known about the quiet pool earlier on. We were there to relax and not party and take shots like everyone at the main pool. 2.) Aqua was the best place to eat and yet it wasn't on the map and 3.) We wish the food was more "Costa Rican" rather than pancakes and waffles for breakfast. Otherwise, this place was worth it if you want to relax and not worry about your budget. Also, take the transportation vans! There are so many hills that you will thank us later :)

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-5

    Location

    Location-4

    Rooms

    Rooms-5

    Service

    Service-4

    Value

    Value-4

    My Favorite Place on EARTH

    Reviewed by sandyh0604(North Bay Shore, New York) on Jun 10, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Just returned from our 6th stay at this resort and it’s still my favorite place. When someone says, Go to your happy place.... for me that is floating in that lovely cove without a care in the world! You can’t keep me away! The staff is AMAZING! Always kind and welcoming! Meri in Entertainment, Jerry I’m Member Services, Arturo on the beach, Henri at the bar, Jorge at the beach for any adventure we choose! I can go on forever! If you have the opportunity... GO!

    Individual ratings:

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-5

    Location

    Location-5

    Rooms

    Rooms-5

    Service

    Service-5

    Value

    Value-5

    Great Hospitality!

    Reviewed by wtrap43(Boston, Massachusetts) on Jun 09, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    We went to the resort to have a relaxing vacation and was not disappointed. The staff was polite and nice, amazing service all around with so much to do in the hotel! The kids loved the pool with many activities, and the view was just breathtaking!

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