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Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica
Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Gulf of Papagayo
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

I'm sitting here, 2 and a half days into this trip and already I feel compelled to write a very enthusiastic review. This is a very special place and a truly stunning country.

The staff here are really friendly and very attentive without ever being conspicuous. We got woken up this morning at about 5am by the incredible bark of some Howler Monkeys and despite the early hour, what's not to love about that!? Already seen some Turtles, some Manta Rays, Puffer Fish and lots of wildlife that I don't see or hear in London!

The only slightly negative thing I'd say is about the location of the hotel - it's AT LEAST 1.5 hours drive to the nearest National Park. If you're coming to Costa Rica to thoroughly explore, see wildlife and rainforest - this hotel isn't in the right place.

Stayed: November 2016, travelled with friends
2  Thank Keith M
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JorgeMonjeSecrets, General Manager at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2016

Dear Keith M, a warm welcome home, we are really happy to have you with us and very pleased you are enjoying your stay.
I will be looking for you today, so sorry we have not been able to inform you properly, there are 3 national parks within less than an hour reach, Rincón de la Vieja, Palo Verde, Santa Rosa, on top of plenty of different options both for adventure, nature and wildlife.
Please anything you might need at anytime, let me know happy to be of assistance.
Have a wonderful stay and a very happy day, Jorge Monje.

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Reviewed 7 November 2016

I just came back from a wonderful stay at Secrets Papagayo. Our group of 14 woman were made up of 2 very distinct groups. Everything in the resort is suitable for the many eclectic tastes any group may have, and our days were filled with just the best activities, food, drinks, and atmosphere possible. From our arrival until the end of our last minute there, every moment was completely filled with great memories. We drove from another resort to Papagayos, and right upon arrival, we knew our stay would be memorable. We were greeted with complimentary drinks, and a relaxing atmosphere. Julio, our driver, was already cracking jokes and made us feel completely at home! The rooms were amazing; clean, cozy, relaxing, beach style....and every time we came back to it, it was clean again with fresh towel, replenished mini fridge, dimmed lights... you name it!
We filled our days with everything we felt like it; we spent time at the beach, by the pool, in the pool... drinking and/or doing Zumba, wine tasting, food tasting, paddle boarding, kayaking, making friends, and just plain enjoying life. The staff was over the top to say the least. Every single staff person was courteous and fully dedicated to their jobs. A few staff members that we got to talk to and lead us on activities are worth mentioning, such as Jason, Charlie, Kristen, Dayton, and Merari (entertainment); we would either check out the activities on the board or just stop at the kiosk and ended up signing up for activities throughout the day. Even when it rained we were out and about just having fun. Ramon is another staff member worth mentioning. We figure it out they all rotated stations throughout the resort, and we ended up bumping into our favorite staff people sooner or later! He was at the bar or preparing any drinks at the restaurants we has working (Ramon prepared a special drink for the birthday girls at the Japanese restaurant, another time when we spent time at the spa pool, and once more at the Aqua Cafe for our last night!) Christian, the waiter at the Japanese restaurant , provided exceptional service to our table...(and a very special birthday dessert ).We all agreed that Christian provided the absolute upmost service during our entire trip! And every night we had a blast at the Disco with DJ Edwin! We all highly recommend Secret Papagayos for a good time and great memories!

  • Stayed: October 2016, travelled with friends
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JorgeMonjeSecrets, General Manager at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2016

Dear Sandra L, warm regards from your home in Costa Rica, we are still thinking of you all, what a great, beautiful group you have been, such a pleasure to have you all with us and very, very happy to know you are safely back home with beautiful memories of your trip and your stay at Secrets Papagayo.
On behalf of all your many friends here, thanks a lot, really grateful for your visit and for sharing your experience with us and our guests. Very encouraging for all of us, the team will be delighted to know you've enjoyed our beautiful resort, the fun activities and most important their company and service.
Really proud of our wonderful associates, great personalities and extremely caring and friendly.
Looking forward to many more great times and good memories, hopefully we may welcome you back very soon, please anything you might need, let me know. Have a wonderful day, warm regards, Jorge Monje

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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

The hotel and the service was excellent the employees always has smiles on their face that made you feel good. The maintenance and it was very cleanliness and everything and anything you asked for was brought to you right away. I highly recommend this hotel never doubt this hotel or service. Julio was a great person who was available to pamper you in anything you needed or wanted. Julio deserves to be a manager. Thanks for a great time I will highly return with my eyes closed. The food was Gluten free and the Market place food was greatly served and and the taste was delicious. Everything was excellent. This is a couples only resort. We are from Connecticut we went as 3 couples or 6 people.

Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
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JorgeMonjeSecrets, General Manager at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2016

Dear gaibor7, greetings from beautiful Costa Rica and all of us at Secrets Papagayo, we have enjoyed very much having you all with us, thanks a lot for your visit and your very kind review, we are extremely grateful and very happy to know you've feel at home with us.
The most beautiful compliment and our daily goal, to make you all feel at home and among friends, to share the beauty of our resort and this spectacular Guanacaste Region.
Hopefully you will have beautiful memories and think of us whenever you close your eyes, but just in case we are taking you up on your word and look forward to welcome you back very soon.
If we can be of assistance making a return trip happen, please let me know, as well anything you might need from us or Costa Rica.
Wishing you a beautiful day, warmest regards, Jorge Monje

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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

this IS a luxury resort experience WITHOUT the touristy feel, and November is the perfect month for a visit! everything is lush & green, but the resort isn't crowded. IF it does happen to rain, it's only a few minutes - and let's be honest, you could probably use the nap poolside, beachside, or post-lunch. the staff is so friendly, you'll never want to leave!

Stayed: November 2016, travelled with friends
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JorgeMonjeSecrets, General Manager at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2016

Dear Vinylpatch, warm regards from your home in Papagayo, I´m going to go a little further, anytime is a good time to visit Secrets Papayo and beautiful Costa Rica.
Every season is very different but all have so much to offer and as you said it is very rare for a day to be spoiled even on the worst and heaviest storms during the rainy season, which are rare and spectacle on itself, pure tropics.
I have to agree on the resort feeling, we are a 202 rooms resort, but on a 2 rooms per bungalow configuration (mostly) and spread out over a very large area, with so many different and quaint location, a very boutique feeling even with the hotel at maximum capacity, indeed a very special and privileged location, lush nature, hilly and with great vies and a very calm, swimmable beach. Plenty of activities within and so much to do and explore in our Guanacaste region.
Has been a true pleasure to have you with us and on behalf of our whole team I send you a big thank you and our wish to welcome you back very soon. Have a wonderful day, Jorge Monje

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Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We just went here in October for our honeymoon, and it was amazing! The property is beautiful. It's large, but there are shuttles constantly driving around if you want a ride to and from your room. Food and drinks were great; service was great all around. Everything was super clean. Every employee was knowledgeable and super helpful. No complaints at all!

Stayed: October 2016, travelled as a couple
4  Thank Kelsey J
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JorgeMonjeSecrets, General Manager at Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2016

Dear Kelsey J, it makes us all very happy to know you had a beautiful honeymoon, thanks for sharing with us, great way to start our day and weekend!
We have loved having you both with us, it has been a pleasure to serve you and being part of this very special time in your life, hopefully your great memories of Costa Rica and your stay at Secrets Papagayo will last for a very long time, you have left behind plenty of good friends and we would be delighted to welcome you back very soon. At anytime if we can be of any assistance please let me know.
Looking forward to many more celebrations together, meanwhile sending our gratitude, friendships and tons of Pura Vida. Have a beautiful weekend, Jorge Monje

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Address: Playa Arenilla, Costa Rica (Formerly Hilton Papagayo Costa Rica Resort & Spa)
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Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Gulf of Papagayo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo
#3 Luxury Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo
#3 Spa Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo
Price Range: RM 1,298 - RM 3,675 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica 4.5*
Number of rooms: 202
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 
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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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