Secrets Papagayo Resort and Spa
- What's Included
- All Inclusive Features
Location: On a private bay in the gulf of Papagayo, 20 minutes from the airport.
Out of the way hotel for a peaceful relaxing getaway. There are many excursions available if you want to be active, we enjoyed the monkeys running about, crocodile viewing and even attended a bull fight in Liberia. ****Note the beach isn't great for bathing, very rocky.
I stayed there during my first trip to Costa Rica in April of 2008. It's located next to Hilton Papagayo resort (which is excellent in every respect) and thus much more expensive. The check-in took forever (they were cleaning our rooms?) but I got much better room than expected (with a private balcony and the view of both the bay and the canopy) on the top of the hill. The shuttle ran pretty often and we had no problems getting to the base for meals and the beach. The hotel is rugged and small enough to blend with the location and give you a feel of home and privacy. The food is local and is really good. So is the alcohol. The only drawback is the beach and the bugs. The beach is pretty much shared with locals and not as nice as I've seen in other areas of the coast. The nearby creek is a breeding ground for the tiny bugs (sandflies?) that get you every night for a snack. Everyone got bitten thousand times and they bites itch pretty bad. I've never been beaten like this since then.
I was here in 2004 in Jan. I booked through Apple vacations as I've never traveled much. Loved this place, just rough enough to keep rich touristy types away. I asked for vegetarian food and got it. Fresh fruits and very good food. I took the van out every day to Monte Verde, Nicaragua, hot springs, volcanoes etc. I felt sorry for the tourists that traveled here to lounge by a pool. There's so much bird watching and nature things. The Howler Monkeys were too cool. Never used the AC and left the back door open so I could here the ocean waves at night. Don't go here if you're a rich spoiled tourist who likes to eat a lot of meat. Very comfortable climate, never even needed sun lotion and it doesn't rain in Jan.
The resort is close to Liberia airport... but too remote without a car rental. Accommodations are located on high hills while 'the' restaurant is at ground level. Shuttle van is sporadic. Howler monkeys screech all day & night.DO NOT plan your trip in late April...which is the beginning of rainy season with high humidity levels...it's a breeding and biting ground for no-see-em sand flies and insects.Myself & other guests had over 300 insect bites to our bodies which festered and blistered into sores by week's end.The owners at that time were in property disputes and very short of operational cash as well. Staff does not speak English.The all-inclusive Papagayo Hilton- next door or Cocoa Beach area is a better bet...
Our family was one of the unfortnate ones that stayed in that horrible place ,that should not be offerd as a resort,it's a dump!
Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).
If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.
Items not included:
- Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
- Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
- Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
- Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
- Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
- Items of a personal nature
- Welcome cocktail and cool towel
- Full breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks daily
- Unlimited natural fruit juices and soft drinks
- Unlimited international and domestic top shelf spirits
- 24 hour cafe
- Pool and beach waiter service
- Mini-bar refreshed daily with soft drinks, bottled water and beer
- Daily activities
- Unlmited WiFi service throughout the resort with Unlimited Connectivity
- 24-hour room service
- Chaise lounges and towels
- Steam bath
- Exercise room
- Non-motorized water sports
- Cooking lessons
- Movies on the beach
- Live nightly entertainment
- 200 rooms in bungalows or low rise buildings
- 1 buffet and 3 a la carte restaurants (dress code in effect, restrictions may apply)
- 4 Bars (including Swim-up bar)
- Snack bar
- 2 Pools
- Spa facilities (fee)
- Fitness centre
- Indoor Jacuzzi
- Steam bath
- Sauna and massage (fee)
- Gift shop
- Beauty Salon (fee)
- Internet access
- Car rental (fee)
Hotel Room includes:
- 1 king or 2 double beds
- 48" Smart TV
- Ceiling fan
- Electronic in-room safe
- Free in room Wi-Fi
- Complimentary mini-bar refreshed daily with soft drinks, bottled water and Beer
- Spacious bathroom with shower
- Bathrobes and slippers
- Private, furnished terrace or patio
- Max. occupancy 2 adults (king) or 3 adults (double)
Honeymoon & Wedding - packages available, please inquire for details.
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.
Resort Location Map
Secrets Papagayo Resort and SpaLiberia,Costa Rica
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Playa Panama Gulf of Papagayo, Liberia 26-1017 Costa Rica
Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.
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