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El Secreto

Star Rating
2 out of 5



4.1 / 5Very Good
70 reviews


  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available
  • Hot Tub


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Hol Chan Marine Reserve
    14 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Mexico Rocks
    23 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Secret Beach
    38 min drive
  • Airport
    San Pedro (SPR)
    39 min drive

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    About this area

    San Pedro

    El Secreto is located in San Pedro. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Belize Barrier Reef and Secret Beach. GoFish Belize and Reef Runner Glass Bottom Boat are also worth visiting.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Hol Chan Marine Reserve - 14 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Mexico Rocks - 23 min drive
    • Popular Location
      GoFish Belize - 36 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Boca del Rio - 36 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Secret Beach - 38 min drive

    Getting around

    • San Pedro (SPR) - 39 min drive

    About this property

    El Secreto

    Romantic resort with restaurant and indoor pool
    Along with a restaurant, this resort has an indoor pool and an outdoor pool. Additionally, a spa tub and massage/treatment rooms are onsite. Rooms offer premium bedding and phones.
    El Secreto offers 13 accommodations. Beds feature premium bedding.
    The resort offers a restaurant. In addition to an indoor pool, El Secreto provides an outdoor pool and a spa tub.
    An indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a spa tub are on site.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Renovations and closures

    This property is closed until further notice.



    Check-in time starts at 03:00 PM

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.


    • Pets allowed for an extra charge

    Important information

    Optional extras

    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

    • A pet fee will be charged

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

    You need to know

    Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
    Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
    Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

    We should mention

    Reservations are required for massage services. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

    Property is also known as

    • El Secreto
    • El Secreto Hotel
    • El Secreto Hotel San Pedro
    • El Secreto San Pedro
    • El Secreto Belize/Ambergris Caye
    • El Secreto Resort San Pedro
    • El Secreto Resort
    • El Secreto Belize/San Pedro
    • El Secreto Resort
    • El Secreto San Pedro
    • El Secreto Resort San Pedro

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Internet access
    • Available in some public areas: Internet access

    Food and drink

    • 1 restaurant

    Things to do

    • Ecotours
    • Helicopter/airplane tours
    • Indoor pool
    • Kayaking
    • Mountain biking
    • Outdoor pool
    • Spa tub
    • Windsurfing

    Family friendly

    • Indoor pool
    • Outdoor pool


    • Pool sun loungers
    • Pool umbrellas


    • Massage - on the beach
    • Massage/treatment rooms


    • In-room accessibility


    • Beach towels

    Room amenities


    • Premium bedding


    • Phone

    Nearby things to do


    • Parasailing
    • Water skiing
    • Windsurfing

    Very Good

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    4/5 Good

      Stayed 7 nights in Jun 2018


      • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

      Stay Away

      When we arrived at the hotel, the whole site smelled of sewage. The restaurant area, the grounds, the pool area. When we asked why they said the pipes had broke. But when we tried to get our monies back and leave there was no manager at the hotel. The desk person said the manager lives in Mexico. When even Expedia tried to get in touch with the hotel to get a refund for us they coudln't get an answer.

      Stayed 14 nights in Mar 2018

      5/5 Excellent

      • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

      Private & Secluded....exactly what we needed.

      We absolutely enjoyed our stay at El Secreto. The private pool and bedding was the icing on the cake! Estel was amazing! We will most definitely return.

      Stayed 1 night in Feb 2018

      5/5 Excellent

      Total relaxation in an idyllic setting.

      El Secreto is a tiny gem of a hotel, with 13 beautiful cabins on a lovely site. Ours was around a lagoon and others are on the beach. The service was outstanding and the food in the restaurant was excellent and varied. The hotel is on the northern end of the island.San Pedro is 30 minutes away by boat or 45 minutes by golf cart along a very bad road. The nearest restaurant is a mile away, so you will eat nearly all your meals there, which can be expensive. We spent about $140/day for two, without a major bar tab. Estell, the manager, is a gem - witty, helpful and charming. Rather than spend a full week here, I recommend staying on the mainland or in San Pedro for your adventures and coming here after to chill out for a few days. Perfect for couples; NOT for children.

      Pros: It's quiet and it's beauty.

      Location: As noted, it is remote and quiet. Various activities - snorkeling, SCUBA, tours - can be booked, but most involve long boat rides.

      Stayed 7 nights in Jan 2018

      4/5 Good

      Perfect place to get away from it all

      My husband and I went to El Secreto for our one year anniversary. The hotel is stunning, and extremely private. We felt like we had the entire resort to ourselves. The staff were very attentive, but stayed in the background until you needed them. The grounds were stunning!! Every angle was like a post card. I had pretty high expectations but was very happily surprised. There were a few minor issues, we had trouble getting our hot tub turned on, out of the 7 nights we were there it was only turned on once, although we requested it every afternoon. Because of the time of year we went, the sand flies were quite bad (after the rainy season). The hotel did the best they could, and provided bug spray in all the rooms. In another couple of weeks they should be gone. We were looking for a place that we could escape the world, and found it at El Secreto. We still participated in the activities that we wanted to, but enjoyed the peace and quiet the most! We will definitely be back, and will highly recommend it to others we know who are thinking about Belize and Ambergris Caye as an option for a get away.

      Pros: The facilities, the location, the staff, the rooms, the food.

      Cons: We struggled with getting our hot tub turned on. We requested it every afternoon and only one night was it actually turned on.

      Location: We were 11 miles from San Pedro, so not a lot to do nearby. We went into town to arrange diving, trips to the mainland. Location was perfect!!

      Stayed 7 nights in Nov 2017

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