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Secrets Papagayo All Inclusive

Secrets Papagayo All Inclusive

5 star hotel
3 Km North West from Panama Beach Main Entrance Playa Arenilla, Provincia de Guanacaste, 50503, Costa Rica
202 rooms
FREE Internet

Rocket Frog Divers

5 star dive center
Offsite (Paid pickup) Show address

Playa del Coco, Playa del Coco, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Package highlights

  • Enjoy Unlimited-Luxury® at the adults-only Secrets Papagayo 5* resort, with Costa Rica's most stunning dive sites in easy reach
  • This hidden paradise is perfectly-located on a tranquil beach, but is only a short free-of-charge transfer from Playas del Coco and the 5* PADI dive center 
  • Dive with bull sharks, turtle, eels, mantas, and devil rays by the thousand
  • The Catalinas offer the best chance to see humpbacks and dolphins and swim with Pacific giant manta rays - with wingspans wider than a car is long
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10% CHEAPER on average than booking rooms & diving direct.
EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS such as free DAN dive insurance.
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Booking process

1. BOOKING

Once we receive your booking, we double check availability with the dive operator and reserve your spot

2. CONFIRMATION

We usually get back to you within 24 hours to confirm that your booking is final

3. 48H FREE CANCELLATION PERIOD

You then have 48 hours to take care of other travel arrangements. Your credit card will only be charged after that period

Payment & cancellation

Payment terms

  • Now: 0%
  • 48 hours after booking confirmation: 20% (downpayment)
  • 121 days before trip start: 80% (balance)

Cancellation fee

Free cancellation for 48h after confirmation

  • 20% of the total booking amount will be charged if you cancel more than 98 days prior to arrival
  • 100% will be charged if you cancel less than 98 days prior to arrival

Explore diving around the Secrets Papagayo All Inclusive

Best dive sites in Playas del Coco (Guanacaste)

There are approximately 20 dive sites near to the Playas del Coco shore. You’ll find additional sites at the Catalina, Bat and Tortuga Islands. The dive sites at the offshore islands are the most famous. In particular, Cueva del Tiburón (a.k.a. Shark Cave) near the Catalina Islands is home to several, sleeping reef sharks. Also, Big Scare near the Bat Islands offers up an adrenalin-filled Bull Shark encounters. Closer to shore, Cabeza de Mono is a superb site for watching rays pass by. Punta Gorda and Punta Argentina are other superb dive sites in the area with a healthy variety of tropical fish life.

Snorkeling in Playas del Coco (Guanacaste)

Because of the poor visibility and lack of coral immediately surrounding the shore, Playas del Coco is not known for its snorkeling opportunities. However, Playa Guacamaya and Nacascolo are both within an hour’s boat ride and feature coral reefs with plenty of marine life. The snorkeling at both of these destinations is the best in the region.

What to see

Playas del Coco is particularly popular for its abundance of pelagic species. You won’t have to wait long before you find something big in the water.

During the rainy season, plankton blooms occur in the Pacific, attracting dozens of Giant Manta Rays, mobulas and migrating humpbacks and pilot whales. Occasionally, a whale shark may float past. Fantastic arrays of sharks, including the Bull Sharks of the Bat Islands also arrive from May to November to feast on offshore bait balls. Nurse sharks hide out in the caves of the Catalina Islands.

Throughout the year, colorful fish and endangered sea turtles cruise along the Guanacaste coast, stopping to lay eggs on the area’s beaches.

Dive Center

Highlights

  • Best dive vessel in the Guanacaste region (36ft, 2x 300 HP Yamaha engines)
  • Daily dive trips to 22 local sites, fresh fruit on board
  • Regular diving around The Catalina and Bat Islands 
  • Recreational and professional PADI training
  • Experienced, multilingual dive masters and instructors
  • Maintenance station, rental equipment, WiFi
  • Free pick up in new van

Description

Rocket Frog Divers is a PADI 5* IDC based in the Guanacaste region of Costa Rica. 

The dive operation is proud to offer their customers the absolute best dive vessel in the area. Built with the sole purpose of diving in mind, the Pacific Express is 36 feet long and is fitted with two 300 HP Yamaha engines.

Dive trips depart daily to local and specialty dive sites (The Catalina Islands and The Bat Islands) in less than half the time of other local dive boats. Refreshments and fresh fruit are available during the surface interval. 

PADI recreational and professional courses are offered, including night, Nitrox and wreck specialties. Divemasters have in depth knowledge of the local marine ecosystems, and training is provided in English, French and Spanish. 

Facilties include a shop, gear maintenance station, rental equipment and storage space, air-conditioned classroom, filling station, WiFi and fish ID book selection.

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DIVING SERVICES

Diving Facilities

  • Shop
  • Training Pool
  • Battery Charging Station
  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Facilities For Disabled Guests
  • Air Conditioning
  • Warm-Water Showers
  • Fish Id And Diving Books

Diving gear

  • Tanks With Int (Yoke) Valves
  • Tanks With Din Valves
  • Din/Int Adapters
  • Filling Station

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • French

PADI® Courses Available

  • Intro Dives/Discover Scuba Diving
  • Scuba Refresher
  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Divemaster
  • Divemaster Internship
  • Instructor/Idc Course
  • Free-Diving Course
  • Kids Courses
  • Nitrox Certification
  • Underwater Photography
  • Deep Diver Certification
  • Underwater Videographer
  • Night Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Drift Diving
  • Boat Diver
  • Underwater Propulsion Vehicle
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Sidemount Diver
  • Other Specialties

For your safety

  • Emergency Oxygen Kit
  • First Aid Kits
  • Automatic External Defibrillator (Aed)
  • Vhf Radio

PADI membership level

  • Padi 5 Star Idc
  • Padi 100% Aware

Resort Amenities

Food & drink

  • Private Dining
  • Buffet
  • A La Carte
  • Snacks All Day
  • Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Food

Activities

  • Cooking Classes
  • Cultural Excursions
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Live Music
  • Jet Skiing
  • Hiking

Sports & Watersports

  • Snorkeling
  • Stand-Up Paddling
  • Windsurfing
  • Surfing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Fishing
  • Tennis
  • Golf (Close By)
  • Horseback Riding
  • Cycling
  • Beach Volleyball

Facilities

  • Beach Front
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool(S)
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Garden

Payments

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • Amex
  • Cash (Usd)
  • Cash (Local Currency)

Amenities & services

  • Wi-Fi (Free)
  • Air-Conditioning

Wellness & Relaxation

  • Spa Facility
  • Massage Services
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Yoga

Resort Description

Secrets Papagayo is a 5* all inclusive adults-only resort, within easy reach of Costa Rica's most beautiful dive sites.

This oceanfront resort has its own private bay on the Pacific Ocean, a large infinity pool and a first-class spa. The nearby 5* PADI dive center will take you to and from the resort free of charge, making it the ideal dive retreat. 

You'll be treated to the VIP benefits of the hotel's Unlimited-Luxury® concept, including reservation-free gourmet dining, poolside waiter service, and top-shelf drinks. 

The focus here is on low-key relaxation between dive days and making the most of the beautiful natural setting. Look out for local wildlife around the resort – from raccoons and monkeys to iguanas and hummingbirds. 

How to get there

Arrival

  • Liberia Airport is a 20 minute drive from the airport. 
  • The resort can arrange a driver to pick you up from the airport and bring you to the resort, provided you give advance notice of your flight details (additional cost). 

Departures

  • A private transfer can be arranged for an additional cost (advance notice required, additional cost). 

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