Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 Excellent

  • Cleanliness 4.5
  • Location 4.5
  • Rooms 4.5
  • Service 4.5
  • Value 4.5

5067 TripAdvisor reviews

TripAdvisor users rated this property 4 out of 5

Another Wonderful Trip

travelgirl9596 (Columbus, Ohio) on Feb 24, 2024

Went to this property in mid February. Weather was great! Highly recommend a stay here! Food was better than I expected, overall, for a smaller sized resort. Make sure you are OK to walk as most of the rooms require some uphill walking. There are vans that will drive you around, but you have to wait on them and they are not consistent.. The staff was wonderful! So very friendly and accommodating and clearly proud of their country . Saw several varieties of animals and birds there. Beach is walkable at low tide and swimming was fine. Told you can snorkel right off the beach by the rocks but never had a chance. Kudos to the bartenders in the Preferred Club lounge! They made the best drinks! But all of the staff was really good. Entertainment was limited but they worked very hard to provide a nice show each day at the pool. Did not make it to any evening shows. Would recommend this resort!

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5


bdfraz162 (Jacksonville, Florida) on Feb 23, 2024

Absolutely a magical experience staying at Secrets. Lots to do and see at your own pace. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. We ate at a different restaurant each night and the food was amazing. Definitely doing this one again!

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Fantastic stay, thank you so much.

Mark B on Feb 23, 2024

Would highly recommend this beautiful hotel. Lovely staff, perfect location, beautiful room and incredible cocktails. Highly recommend the Green Monster cocktail served by the fantastic William and Arthuro at the Barefoot grill. Will definitely be returning and recommending.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 4 out of 5

Relaxing vacation

Kathy T (Pearland, Texas) on Feb 21, 2024

Could have used more pool loungers. You have to wake up very early to reserve. Pool bar was great. The pool entertainment was fun. We met people from all over the states and Canadians escaping the snow.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 4 out of 5

Very different unique experience

MissLinna (Burlington, Canada) on Feb 21, 2024

Secrets Papagayo 6 nights, 2/15-2/22; 2 Seniors HIGHLIGHTS -95% occupancy -Preferred guests offered Bali bed daily -most meals to our liking! -dining around 7 pm experienced minimal waits for tables/service -no French restaurant -some days windy; temps averaged in low to mid 30s Celsius w/humidex making it much hotter -Panoramic rooms appear to be quite recently refreshed -closer location than Dreams for tours SPECIFIC DETAILS CHECKIN/LOCATION: 20 min from Liberia airport; arrived from Dreams 1230; lunch at (Preferred) Seaside Grill; room ready shortly after UVC: Andriana & Christian very accommodating -Complimentary Upgrade @Checkin from JS Tropical view Bungalow to Panoramic Suite 435 -black member banner, bottle of rum, red wine & other PC amenities -hosted Chef’s Table for 10 members one evening—that was our favourite evening & meal BEACH: -blackish volcanic sand; bay usually quite calm TWO POOLS - -both areas could use more loungers & Bali beds considering they’re offered to preferred guests MAIN: lots of activity if you want to participate all day long; must register! music plays from around 10:00 QUIET: beside spa; comfy loungers & umbrellas Restaurants: ate everywhere once BREAKFAST: good Buffet; enjoyed Seaside Grill a la carte (PC) LUNCH: Seaside (PC only) & Barefoot Grills had good burgers,Quesadillas, fries; Service @Bali bed; also enjoyed salmon @Aqua by quiet pool ENTERTAINMENT: something happening every evening by main pool PREFERRED CLUB: smaller offerings but always something there ROOM: comfortable bed, great AC; consistent daily housekeeping BATH: rain shower & handheld; double sink vanity & storage underneath -all usual amenities except bug spray -experienced AC leaking all over floor on second to last day and needed to change rooms for one night We really appreciated Josue our concierge, & Noelia from the spa. Yasniri from the Entertainment team was very engaging! -only second time I’ve suffered GI issues at a resort; with the heat possibly causing my vertigo I was out for the count; we missed both our excursions & I must say Frank the Tank was beyond understanding. Most days I was back in the room by 2 or earlier despite having a shady Bali bed daily; only ventured out to eat in evening. This Resort is beautiful - hope to return someday to enjoy it more fully

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