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About Secrets® Papagayo Costa Rica

Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica is located on the stunning Papagayo Peninsula in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. A short 20-minute drive from the Liberia International Airport and perfectly situated on a serene beachfront and surrounded by lush tropical gardens. This all-inclusive hideaway offers an Unlimited-Luxury® experience in one of the most romantic settings imaginable.

Caring for Our World

Our passion for the world around us is as much a part of who we are as the lifelong romantic memories we help guests create. At Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica, caring for our world means being active stewards for our environment, marine life, and local community. Our commitment to protect, preserve and minimize the impact on the planet influences many of the choices and practices at the resort.

Breathless Punta Cana is a proud member of Preferred by Nature

Environmental Impact

Secrets Papagayo has achieved significant and measurable sustainability milestones and received the Rainforest Alliance Certified™ mark. The requirements for certification are aligned with the Global Sustainable Tourism Criteria. This certification assures our commitment to reduce the impact of our activities on the planet and local communities.

Aerial of resort in front of a gold sand beach in an ocean cove

Wildlife Protection

Secrets Papagayo carries out several programs to protect wildlife such as:
• Visible wildlife information signs to raise awareness of wildlife as well as signs notifying animals should not be fed by guests.
• “NO TO STRAWS” campaign in place. Alternative and biodegradable options are provided for guests who request it.
• Participation in reforestation program in conjunction with Tempisque Conservation Area (Government Program, National Parks)
• Monthly beach or forest cleaning activities

costa rica coast line as view from a boat, playa hermosa region - guanacaste

Recycling & Resource Conservation

Secrets Papagayo handles several programs:

  • Proper waste management and waste separation program for recycling.
  • There is a temporary recollection center where recyclable materials are stored and then carried by a certified external company in the proper use of waste and recycling.
  • Recycling workshops are offered to employees.
  • In addition, the Entertainment teams uses recyclable materials to build their show decorations and staff encourages paper recycling in offices.
Costa Rica waterfall

Our Community

Secrets Papagayo has out in place the CST (Certificate for Tourism Sustainability) program which is a technical tool used to support sustainable tourism activity in Costa Rica by strengthening social, cultural, environmental, economic and development work in the tourist destination.
The property has an environmental committee which provides on-site support as well as providing community support with health, cleaning, waste management and recycling issues.

Awards & Recognition

Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica has received some of the most prestigious travel awards and recognition in the world. Book your getaway, wedding or meeting now and see for yourself what sets our award-winning resort apart.


rci gold crown resort award

RCI Gold Crown Resort®

The RCI Gold Crown Resort® award designates resorts that have met or exceeded the highest RCI standards in an evaluation of resort facilities, amenities, and services.

Most Recent Year Won: 2022

tripadvisor travelers choice best of the best award

Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best

Secrets Papagayo has received Tripadvisor’s highest annual recognition, representing the most exceptional, highest-rated properties from travelers around the world. Recipients are in the top 1% of all listings on Tripadvisor.

Categories won: Top 25 Hotels for Romance in Costa Rica, Best Romance in Costa Rica

Most Recent Years Won: 2021, 2020

safe travels world travel tourism council award for secrets papagayo

WTTC Safe Travels Stamp of Approval

All our branded properties across Mexico, the Caribbean, Panama, Curacao, St. Martin, and the Dominican Republic have achieved the specialized designation from the WTTC. These defined protocols signify the highest standard in health and hygiene, which provides additional confidence and peace of mind our valued guests.

Most Recent Year Won: 2020

boble beach rize award

Noble Beach Prize Winner

Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica was awarded the Noble Beach Prize – The Bath Luxe DE Luxe and The Dreamiest "I Do" by Cheap Caribbean. The selection was made by internal judges at Cheap Caribbean and by external "travel-savvy" judges.

Most Recent Year Won: 2020

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