An intimate adult-only all-inclusive resort in the exclusive Gulf of Papagayo.

This chic oceanfront resort offers superb facilities and lush tropical surroundings. It's set on a hillside but there are shuttles on hand to take you from your room to the restaurants, pool and spa if you're not feeling particularly energetic. The focus here is very much on low-key relaxation and making the most of the beautiful natural setting. Lounge by the pool, unwind with a soothing treatment at the tropical spa or choose from a range of activities including tennis, volleyball, hiking trails and non-motorised watersports such as kayaking. Look out for local wildlife around the resort – from raccoons and monkeys to iguanas and hummingbirds.

Feast on gourmet cuisine at the four restaurants which serve signature dishes with Costa Rican influences, Italian and Pan-Asian cuisine. Three venues serve breakfast, lunch and dinner. At the Market Café you can enjoy international buffets with local flavours, theme stations and show cooking; Seaside Grill serves à la carte meals and great steaks, and Aqua offers healthy cuisine with lots of veggie options. For elegant dinners you can head to Himitsu which specialises in Pan-Asian cuisine and delicious sushi or enjoy Italian favourites at Portofino. Sip cocktails at the oceanfront bar, watch films under the stars on the beach and enjoy regular theme nights including a beach party. You can also learn how to create typical local dishes during a cooking class.

The luxurious suites overlook the gardens or the Gulf and Bay of Papagayo. The spacious Bungalow Suites Tropical View overlook the gardens and the Standard Panoramic Rooms offer superb views of the bay. Upgrade to a Preferred Club room or suite to enjoy a host of extras including personalised check-in and check-out with concierge service; access to the Private Preferred Club Lounge; upgraded mini-bar service and bath amenities; daily continental breakfast service, afternoon hot and cold hours d’oeuvres, delicious desserts and fine liquors served in the Preferred Club Lounge.

Adults only
All Inclusive

TripAdvisor rating

Based on 3771 reviews
© TripAdvisor 2021

Key information

Airport transfer time: Approx. 20 minutes from Liberia airport and 5 hours from San José airport
Rooms: 202

TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2019
Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica is one of our favourite hotels, but don’t just take our word for it – TripAdvisor reviewers agree and have voted the resort 24th in the Top 25 Hotels in Costa Rica.

Good to know

Due to its hillside setting this resort is not suitable for anyone with mobility difficulties.

Accommodation information

202 spacious rooms


• Enjoy watersports including kayaking, snorkelling and paddle boarding • Tee off at the nearby 18-hole, par-72 championship Peninsula Papagayo Golf Course*


4 restaurants, café, 5 bars

All Inclusive

Unlimited-Luxury® All Inclusive • All meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus snacks • Selected drinks including international and domestic top-shelf spirits, beer, cocktails and soft drinks • Minibar restocked daily with soft drinks, bottled water and beer • Use of fitness centre • Land sports • Non-motorised watersports • Entertainment • Wi-Fi.

*Denotes local charge