Costa Rica Trip

Secrets Papagtayo


An Update

The wedding has been canceled. 


Do I have to cancel?

No. You do not have to cancel your trip. You are free to keep your reservation and travel to Costa Rica.

I definitely want to cancel.

What do I need to know?
As stated on the wedding website & RSVP form, the cancellation policy is not waived for any reason. If you cancel, the original deposit of $170 per person is non-refundable. We can refund anything that was paid on top of the deposit.

Cancellation policy
• Before March 1, 2023: The original deposit is non-refundable.
• March 1-May 1, 2023: 50% penalty for cancellations unless guests have travel insurance
• After May 1: Full penalty for cancellations unless guests have travel insurance

I want to keep my reservation, but now I want different dates.

This should not be an issue if you want to make minor changes. If you want to drastically change your dates, such as a different time of year or resort, that may not be possible without canceling, but it is something that we could look into.

I'm not sure what I want to do. How long do I have to decide?

  • If you do not have travel insurance on your reservation, then you will want to decide by March 1 at the latest. This is because the cancellation policy becomes stricter should you cancel after March 1.

  • Do you have insurance on your reservation? If so, then you are protected from cancellation penalties even after the cancellation policy goes into effect. You will need to continue making payments on your reservation, but you can know that you can cancel it later and still get a refund down to the $170 per person cost of insurance. Note that while you are covered from cancellation penalties, you will not be able to change your dates after March 1 without a penalty.

    As always, I am available to answer any questions that you may have. If you call, please leave a message or e-mail me so I know to call you back.

The Resort

Secrets Papagayo



Set in the exclusive Gulf of Papagayo and close to the main Guanacaste Natural attractions

• Privileged and secure location only 20 minutes south of Liberia International Airport
• Intimate, romantic resort surrounded by two rocky hills with access to two stunning beaches
• Unique bungalow-style suites tucked away in the hills, offering intimacy and beautiful ocean views
• Lovely spa featuring an outdoor hydrotherapy pool, indoor treatment suites and outdoor massage palapas
• Stunning wedding ceremony and reception locations, as well as romantic nooks, located throughout the property
• Only 30 minutes from downtown Liberia with close proximity to Marina Papagayo & Playas El Coco with shopping
and entertainment
• Offering an array of nature-oriented activities including canopy tours, hiking, horseback riding and more
• Wildlife including tropical birds and monkeys can be spotted at the resort
• Unlimited Connectivity app with free Wi-Fi, international calling and more



Set in the exuberant Arenilla beach, Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica will offer adults a stunning Unlimited-Luxury® 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 resort boasts 202 spacious non-smoking guest rooms and suites, each with a private balcony or terrace as well as a superb Unlimited-Luxury® 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 a welcome cocktail and cool towel, limitless gourmet cuisine, without reservations, at six restaurants and one café in addition to five bars that will serve unlimited top-shelf spirits. 24-hour dining options allow guests to enjoy late night bites at CoCo Café. Or stay in and order room service. It’s all available at any hour day or night. 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®, 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® getaway on the Pacific Coast.

What's included

Non-stop airport transfers are included in the rates. 


Unlimited-Luxury® where everything is included:

• Limitless access to gourmet à la carte dining options without reservations required
• Unlimited international & domestic top-shelf spirits
• Unlimited natural fruit juices and soft drinks
• 24-hour room & concierge service
• Pool and beach wait service
• Daily refreshed mini-bar with soft drinks, juice, bottled water & beer
• Daily maid service
• Endless daytime activities and live nightly entertainment
• Theme parties, oceanfront bars and entertainment venues
• No wristbands required
• All taxes and gratuities included
• Enjoy free Wi-Fi and free international calling to the US, Canada and local landlines with Unlimited Connectivity. The mobile app also allows guests to view the schedules of all events, activities and restaurants at the resort, plus to learn about local destinations, excursions, and much more!

Room options

The following rooms are included in the room block.  You will find the rates in the following section.  Don’t see a room you are interested in booking?  Let me know!


Keep in mind

“Oceanview” vs. “Oceanfront”: An Oceanfront room category is going to have a straight-on view of the ocean. An “Oceanview” room will have a view of the ocean but it is very unlikely that it will be a straight-on view of the ocean.


Certain rooms have "Preferred Club" in the name. Scroll down to see the details of these upgraded amenities. 


The rooms!

Bungalow Suite Tropical View  (lowest room category): features one king size or two double beds, a 48” television, private balcony or terrace in a spacious room. 452 square feet.

  • Bedding: King bed or two double beds.  Maximum occupancy: 3 adults



Standard Panoramic View:  features one king size , a 48” television, private balcony or terrace with views of Papagayo Bay. 398 square feet.

  • Bedding: King bed.  Maximum occupancy: 2 adults



Preferred Club Bungalow Suite Ocean View: offers stunning ocean views, one king or two double size bed, a 48” TV, and private balcony or terrace. Includes Preferred Club Amenities. 452 square feet.

  • Bedding: King bed. 
  • Maximum occupancy: 2 adults.
  • This room does allow 3 adults, but we do not suggest this. It is very unlikely that you will get a room with two beds. 



Preferred Club Bungalow Suite Ocean Front: the Preferred Club Bungalows Ocean Front are located at some of the most convenient and attractive locations on the property, it also features one king-size bed, a 48” television, private balcony or terrace.

  • Bedding: King bed. 
  • Maximum occupancy: 2 adults.


Preferred Club Junior Suite Plunge Pool: 592 square feet. Offers gorgeous ocean views, convenient living room space, a 48” TV, bedroom with king-size bed, and private terrace with table, chairs, two recliners and a plunge pool located on the terrace overlooking Papagayo Bay. 

  • Bedding: King bed. 
  • Maximum occupancy: 2 adults.




  • King size bed or two double beds (bedding can be requested but not guaranteed)
  • Private, furnished patio or balcony
  • 24/7 room service with Secret Box for easy delivery and clean-up. 
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair dryer
  • Twice-daily maid service
  • 48" Smart TV
  • Air-conditioning with in-room climate control
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Daily refreshed mini-bar with beer, soft drinks and bottled water
  • Electronic in-room safe
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Iron or steam iron
  • All rooms and suites are nonsmoking




  • Personalized check-in and checkout with concierge service
  • Preferred status and amenities
    Private Preferred Club Lounge
    Upgraded mini-bar service and bath amenities
    Daily continental breakfast service, afternoon hot and cold hours d’oeuvres, exquisite desserts & fine liquors served in the Preferred Club Lounge
    Complimentary computer access in the Preferred Club Lounge
    Complimentary newspaper in room every day (available in English and Spanis


Double Occupancy Rates 

Rates are per person, based on two or three people sharing a room.

Rates include hotel and non-stop airport transfers. Airfare and travel insurance are additional.

Bungalow Suite Tropical View (max 3): $210 per person per night

Standard Panoramic View (max 2): $260 per person per night

Preferred Club Bungalow Suite Ocean View (max 3): $280 per person per night

Preferred Club Bungalow Suite Ocean Front View (max 2): $320 per person per night

Preferred Club Junior Suite Plunge Pool (only 2, no solo, no triple): $390 per person per night

Single Occupancy Rates

Rates are based on only one person being in a room by themselves.  Rates include hotel and non-stop airport transfers. Airfare and travel insurance are additional.

PLEASE NOTE:  If you initially book a room by yourself, it will be at this single-occupancy rate.  If at any point before final payment you add someone to your room, your rate will automatically change to the double-occupancy rate above.

Bungalow Suite Tropical View (max 3): $325.50 per night

Standard Panoramic View (max 2): $403 per night

Preferred Club Bungalow Suite Ocean View (max 3): $434 per night

Preferred Club Bungalow Suite Ocean Front View (max 2): $496 per night

If you are viewing this on a cell phone, please double-check that you are looking at the correct rates (double occupancy vs. single occupancy). 


Please note that there is a 3-night minimum. 

Flight info

You will fly into the Liberia airport. The airport code is LIR.

Given changes in the airline industry and the global pandemic, we encourage you to book your flights directly with the airline. If you want to discuss your flights more or would like us to send you specific flight suggestions, please let me know.

Your reservation includes airport transfers but we cannot book your transfers without your flight details.

Make sure to book your flights for the same days as your hotel reservation. If you plan to extend your stay at a different resort, please let me know so I can book your transfers accordingly.

Here are some tips:

  • Direct flights ensure more seamless and less stressful travel so consider booking a direct flight even if it is a little more expensive.
  • If you do have to book a flight with a layover, please pay close attention to the layover times. Airlines are notorious for allowing short layovers with a very high likelihood of missing the connection. While no one wants to sit around the airport for hours, you also don’t want the headache of missing your layover because of a short connection. I suggest choosing a schedule that has at least 1.5 hours on the way to your destination. On your way home, I suggest at least 2 hours to give extra time to get through immigration.
  • Pick an arriving flight as early in the day as you prefer so that you have more time at your destination.
  • For your returning flight, the ground transportation company will often pick you up three to four hours before your flight time so pick as late a departing flight as your schedule allows
  • Some airlines provide tickets that can be changed or canceled without a fee. This costs more upfront but can be helpful in these uncertain times.

Airport Transfers

Round trip transportation from the airport is included in the package. Once you have cleared customs and collected your bags, please proceed outside to the transfer area. 

Your transfers are non-stop but may be shared with others. 

Travel Insurance and cancellation policy

Cancellation Policy

• Before March 1, 2023: The original deposit is non-refundable.
• March 1-May1, 2023: 50% penalty for cancellations unless guests have travel insurance
• After May 1: Full penalty for cancellations unless guests have travel insurance

Travel insurance will protect you from these cancellation fees if you need to cancel after your reservation is already in penalty.


Please note! Once the final payment due date has passed, penalties also apply to a reduction in nights, room category, or the number of people in your room.


I know that you may not be able to think of a reason that you would cancel your trip right now. It may be tempting to not include the cancellation insurance. Keep in mind that the cancellation policy above will not be waived for ANY reason unless you have this cancellation travel insurance. This includes if you get COVID or the flu right before the trip and cannot travel. 

Still think you don't need insurance? Here are 14 reasons why you do!  These are all real reasons that weddings guests have had to cancel after the penalty period started. 

If you’re attending a destination wedding, chances are you’re booking several months in advance. While we’re sure you have every intention of making the trip, life can be unpredictable. The months between the deposit and your anticipated date of travel could bring a job change, illness, or other circumstances that could prevent you from traveling. Purchasing travel insurance is a smart investment that will protect you from financial loss.  

And because most medical insurance policies do not offer coverage outside the United States, we do not recommend traveling without insurance. Our trip insurance covers trip delay, trip cancellation, some medical coverage, lost luggage, and more. 

How does the Cancellation coverage work? 

  • The travel insurance would cover you with a “cancel for any reason” policy that would give you a refund for any non-refundable portions of your land reservation as long as you cancel at least 2 hours before departure. It does not include coverage for airfare.
  • Price: $170 per person.
  • The cost of travel insurance is not refundable. 

The insurance also includes the following in-travel coverage. Click here


Please note that these are the policies that are in place as of June 24, 2022. These rules could change between now and your departure date. Any updates will be posted here. The cancellation policy will not be waived if any of these policies change. 

Q. Is a COVID test required to enter Costa Rica?

A. At this time, there is no test required.

Q. Is vaccination required to enter Costa Rica? 

A. No. Beginning April 1, 2022, establishments, activities, and events will be able to operate at 100% capacity without requiring a vaccination QR code. This could change.

Q. Am I required to take a test to return to the United States? 

A. Effective June 12, 2022, travelers to the US are no longer required to test the day before flying home. 

Q. Could the COVID travel rules change? 

A. Definitely. It is impossible to know if the testing rules will be reinstated. While it is unlikely that vaccines will be required in the future, it is still a possibility. If that would be an issue, we strongly suggest that you get the cancellation insurance offered with your reservation. 

Q. What happens if there is a travel ban?

A. In the event of a travel ban we would move the date of the wedding. We will make every effort to ensure that everyone in the group is able to keep the same room and number of nights at the current group rate.

Q. Does the travel insurance offered through the group cover us if we decide to cancel due to fear of COVID?

A. Yes. Our travel insurance is a “cancel for any reason” policy. The reason for canceling does not matter.

Q. If there is a travel ban, aren’t the hotels and airlines required to give us a full refund?

A. No, they are not required to offer a refund for anything that falls under force majeure such as government shutdowns, war, pandemics, or acts of God. We strongly encourage you to purchase trip insurance to protect yourself from a financial loss.

Fun Things To Do In Costa Rica

We offer a lot of great excursions in this destination! We recommend that you let us pre-book your excursions. By booking your excursions in advance you won’t have to worry about exchange rates, getting closed out of something that you really want to do, or getting stuck in a timeshare presentation when you thought you were going ziplining! Most of our excursions include transportation. 


Q. Why should we book our travel with Bliss Honeymoons?

A. Great question! By booking with Bliss Honeymoons your travel arrangements will be handled by an experienced agent who not only understands all the details of your travel arrangements but has been to this resort and/or destination. Booking with Bliss Honeymoons also means:

  • You’ll get to take advantage of the great group rate
  • You will receive all the benefits of the group amenity package
  • You won’t have to worry about getting bumped to a different resort
  • We’ll be available to assist you both before and during your trip
  • You’ll get better trip insurance than what is available from an online site.
  • You get to support a local business
  • You won’t pay more than booking with an online site

Have questions about flights, rooms, rates, and more? Check out the frequently asked questions here! 

Please contact us with any questions! We’re looking forward to working with you!

Contact Us


If you need to make a change to your RSVP or reservation, please send an email. 

You can find the answers to many frequently asked questions here.

Agent: Lindsay Barrie

Email address:

Phone: 614-499-9927

The best time to reach us is between 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM Eastern, Monday through Friday.

We make every effort to provide a same-day response during normal business hours.

Please only utilize text messages in the event of an emergency.

Gmail users frequently find our emails in their spam folders. Please be sure to whitelist Bliss Honeymoons so you don’t miss any important details about the trip


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Contact information

For faster service, please complete the RSVP form before contacting us with questions.

You can find the answers to many frequently asked questions here.

Agent: Lindsay Barrie

Email address:

Phone: 614-499-9927

The best time to reach us is between 9:00 AM and 6:00 PM Eastern, Monday thru Friday.

We make every effort to provide a same-day response during normal business hours.

Please only utilize text messages in the event of an emergency.