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Occidental Papagayo - Adults-Only, All-Inclusive

Costa Rica-Guanacaste Beach Region

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5 Nights with Air from $979 All-Inclusive
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An exotic all-inclusive oasis on Costa Rica's golden shores with inspiring views, sporty activities, tasty cuisines and ... More

Customer Rating 39 Reviews
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3.6
Service
 
3.7
Beaches & Pools
 
3.3
Dining Options
 
3.2
Room Comfort
 
3.3
3.6 out of 5
"Negative: After reading some of the negative comments about this resort I was a bit hesitant to go! The comments about the food being “boring and the same” did not ring true with me. The comments about..." – Goodheart
29 out of 43 (67%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
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Value
 
3.6
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3.7
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3.3
Dining Options
 
3.2
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3.3
3.6 out of 5
"Negative: After reading some of the negative comments about this resort I was a bit hesitant to go! The comments about the food being “boring and the same” did not ring true with me. The comments about..." – Goodheart
29 out of 43 (67%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Playa del Coco, Costa Rica Beautiful place! Love the beach
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February 20, 2017
Awesome place!

Negative: After reading some of the negative comments about this resort I was a bit hesitant to go! The comments about the food being “boring and the same” did not ring true with me. The comments about “too much walking” and “too many stairs” were exactly what I loved about the place. The grounds were beautiful and I saw some new flower or new plant with each walk. The comment about the bug spray being sprayed every night was very true and a bit overwhelming. But I found the guy spraying to make sure he took the long way around people and even waited for me to snap one more picture and leave the area before he resumed spraying. But because he sprayed, I did not need the bug spray I brought along until I went off the resort. Positives: Awesome, beautiful place. Here are my thoughts. . . Room: The ocean view room was spacious, clean, with lots of storage and drawer space, safes in the room, very large shower, and the toiletries included far exceeding my expectations. The view was awesome and I saw monkey, a variety of birds and iguanas outside my doors. I loved the decks which had chairs and a table with a drying rack for swim suits and towels. People: I have never seen a group of people work harder at trying to make everything happen and everything fantastic for our group. I went with 6 other family members and every time, the employees worked hard to allow us all to sit together. The host, Liseth was very friendly and always had a smile. Marysol was also very helpful. My favorite bartender down by the beach was Olman who always greeted us with a smile and welcome, very helpful in helping get the perfect drink, and created new drinks that are now on my “favorite list”. Ask Olman to make you his “Special” which adds a dash of red wine on the top! Marvin and Bryan also knows how to make awesome drinks and didn’t mind making some I found on-line as long as I could show them the recipe. Activates: Wow, wow, and WOW! Our family love activities and I’m going to have to return because I didn’t get to get everything done! Christian down at the beach was so helpful in identifying the different sea creatures and plants. He also was helpful in helping us with Kayaking and paddle boarding. How fun to enjoy these activities. Michael and Olman helped us get two different archery games going which was great fun! But I think the best activity was the walk to see the sunset which we did two different nights. Princes Diana and Prince Charles (Fabio) along with Michael (Who brought the champagne for Valentine Day walk) made the walks awesome! They answered questions on the way; they got together a group picture and helped take pictures of us with the sun setting behind us. And having a champagne toast on Valentine’s Day while watching the sun set on the ocean made this Valentines my best ever! And last but not least was Rodrigo our shuttle driver! He made the shuttle ride fun and memorable! He, like all the others always wave and great us with a smile! Oh, there were even games in the bar to play! Exertions: We met Mr. Larry on the beach and felt like we already knew him. He and Raffaele took us out for a day trip to the zip-lines (which was awesome!) hanging bridge (beautiful), the waterfalls (nice hike), the mud baths with natural sauna (very cool thing to experience), and to the volcano was also awesome. The best part was learning more about the culture of Costa Rica which Larry was very informative. He even stopped to show us about cashews and how they are grown. The meal at the local restaurant serving authentic area food was also excellent and very filling! Beach: Loved, loved, loved the beach. There was a beautiful sandy area and then a rocky area also for exploring. (I was glad we brought water shoes to be able to walk on the rocks during low tide.) The beach area was not very crowed and there were extra chairs all of the time. There were always security around and Christian or someone else were always there to help out if needed. They have lots of activities to do. One activity I would like to recommend is a nature walk with Christian to point out sea life or about the beach area to tell us “inlanders” (I live in Missouri) more things about the area. We walked out on the rocks at low tide and turned over a couple of rocks to find star fish and other things. I would have loves to have someone point out what things were. Make sure you go down to the beach in the evening with a flashlight to watch all the crabs. And if the moon is up, you will not be disappointed with the view! Grounds: The grounds were kept impeccably clean. I loved the monkeys, all the birds, the white/brown squirrels, the iguanas, but we were not real excited about the raccoons (but they were fun to watch). The flowers were beautiful, the trees and plants were lush. The view to the ocean bay was perfect with chairs placed at different areas to just sit and enjoy. Food: After figuring out when the different areas were opened, we were never disappointed. We ate at all three specialty restaurants and our whole group was pleased with their meals. And we would be overfull when we got finished. We loved that we were all able to sit together for a relaxing meal. We got receipts each time we made our reservations in the mornings and never had any problems. The buffet was excellent with so many food choices we never left hungry. The fresh fruit, the local food, the variety offered and changed every night, the different kinds of fresh breads, the deserts, oh my. And the drinks! So many to choose from, so little time! And everyone working was friendly, cheerful, and ready to help! I guess I should have put in my “negative” part that clothes do shrink when staying here! So, so delicious! The employees of this resort seem to love their jobs and I wish I could have included everyone's names because we didn't run into anyone who was not cheerful or eager to help. They helped to make this trip amazing! I will recommend this place to everyone! It was 5 out 5 for me and my husband!

Beautiful place! Love the beach
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From: Missouri, USA
Age: 55-64
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

February 18, 2017
Not quite what I expected

The resort overall is very nice, it's a quite resort with an older group. The service at the front desk lacks, they did not tell us all of the dining options that where available during our stay and they did not tell us that if we wanted to go on excursions where to book them. After getting to our room I felt it was adequate but nothing special. It's a lot of walking just to get from your room to anywhere, they do have a shuttle if you want to wait for it. The pool was small. The drink service was slow. But Costa Rica was beautiful. If you want to go to a quite resort this is the right one, about 300 guest total.For the price it was all in all good.


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From: Kansas
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

July 7, 2015
Nice resort, great vacay

Our stay at the Occident was nice, after reading other reviews was a bit nervous about the resort however once we arrived and was welcomed with a cool cloth and drink while we checked my nerves calmed. Once we were registered I didn't like the aggressiveness to attend the vacation presentation, part from this it was nice. The pool was extremly warm I assumed due to direct sun however there was a waiter available to take beverage orders. We stayed in building 16, great view of the ocean, great distance for walking to and from pool and beach If needed, there is quite a few stairs from the lobby to the pool however the view is awesome and there is a shuttle always available. The restaurant we rsvpd at the Italian and Oriental was tasty. There's also a buffet and snack bar available daily, no reason not to have a meal. The staff was excellent and the property is well maintained. The beach is a natural beach with lots of available lounge chairs, a tide schedule is given to guest which is a great need. I could go on however all went well for us, we really enjoyed our stay and the staff and guest.


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From: Decatur, GA
Age: 45-54
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

April 21, 2015
Great Vacation Package

We chose the Occidental Grand Papagayo for the all inclusive, adults only resort. If you are looking for a beautiful white sandy beach and huge pool with swim up bar, this place is not for you. The location is secluded, off the beaten path, and very nice. We chose to do full day tours every day, instead of relaxing by the pool/beach. We weren't able to take advantage of the pool when we returned from our tours since they closed the pool at 6pm. I found that very strange given the fact that this was an adults only resort. They upgraded our deluxe oceanview room to a royal club room, but we weren't allowed to take advantage of the benefits of a royal club member, since we didn't pay the difference in the upgrade. Strange! The food was very good, and there was a variety of it. We were only able to get reservations for the oriental restaurant, and that place was good. We stayed in building 6. It had a great view of the gulf and wildlife. The only negative feedback I have about the room is the 82 bed bug bites I received. I had about 7 bites on my legs when I left for the airport yesterday morning. I woke up thias morning back at home scratching all over, and counted 82 bites! ICK!! Very concerning to say the least. The staff were all great! Always greeted everyone around with smiles on their faces. They were very friendly. The nightly entertainment was fun. We played crazy games, had dance lessons, and listened to the one man band- forgot his name. We really had a great time celebrating our anniversary. We traveled with another couple who also enjoyed the resort. My friend got water in her ear after cliff jumping, and when she was having a hard time with it, the staff called a local dr who came to the resort and took care of her. That was very nice! All in all, it's a great place. If you are traveling to Costa Rica for the beaches, this is not your resort. Go look for a resort on the Carribbean side, which was told to me by several tour operators in the area. Pura Vida~


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From: Melissa, TX
Age: 35-44
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

Room Information

The 169-room villas overlook the spectacular Bay of Papagayo and are designed to provide premium service. The spacious and richly decorated rooms satisfy every indulgence within a tropical retreat surrounded by rain forests, volcanic mountains and serene beaches.

Room Details

Deluxe Room (DLX)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Deluxe Ocean View (DLXOV)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Grand Concierge Deluxe (GCDLX)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Grand Romance Deluxe (GRDLX)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Royal Club Luxury (RCLUX)
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What's to Love

All-inclusive and adults-only resort perched on a cliff with breath-stealing views.

Lounging either by the glistening pool or on the golden sands - either spot - you win.

Upgrading to Royal Club - VIP access to restaurants, exclusive lounge, free Wi-Fi & more.

This exotic paradise has bird watching and organized nature walks. Pack your binoculars.

Rejuvenating at the spa - massages, facials, steam room, pedis and all kinds of pampering.

 

What We'd Change

The walk back from the beach is a bit of a hike, but at least it's a walk from one paradise to another and there are all-inclusive cocktails waiting.

 

Why You Should Go

You're just a short 35 minutes from the airport. This tropical wonderland awaits you.

Lots of sporty adventures - snorkeling, paddle boarding, volleyball, tennis and more.

At the Papagayo Golf Club, you can see volcanoes, rolling hills, & wildlife from the tee box.

Explore the island on a guided cycling tour or book an excursion to one of Costa Rica's epic sights.

The resort gives you a tide schedule, so you'll know the best times to hit the waves.

Be sure to mix and mingle at the weekly cocktail party. You never know who you'll meet.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Beach
  • Business Center ($)
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Cribs Available on Request
  • Currency Exchange
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Kayaks
  • Laundry Services ($)
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Scuba Certification ($)
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Fishing
  • Aerobics
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • 24 Hour All-Inclusive
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Medical Services ($)
  • Non-Smoking Rooms (on request)
  • 4 Restaurants
  • Porter/Bellhop
  • Massage ($)
  • Fax Machine ($)
  • Spa ($)
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Beach Towels
  • Spa Services ($)
  • Handicap Room Available
  • Sauna ($)
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Restaurants
  • Watersports Center
  • Pool Towels (complimentary)
  • Introductory Scuba Lesson
  • Beauty Salon ($)
  • Lounge Chairs
  • Dive Shop ($)
  • ATM/Banking ($)
  • Doctor on call 24 hours


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Dive Shop(s)
  • Eco-Adventure Tour(s)
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Jet Ski Rentals
  • Marina
  • Medical Facilities
  • Motor Boat Rentals
  • Nature Park(s)
  • Parasailing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Volcano
  • Water-Skiing
  • Watersports Rentals

Map of Local Area

Costa Rica is an exhilarating land of luxuriant rainforests and mighty volcanoes, of natural hot springs and shimmering oceans, of colonial charm and captivating nightlife. The ultimate delight of Costa Rica is its people.

Occidental Papagayo - Adults-Only, All-Inclusive

Playa Buena, PO Box 48-5000

+506 2690 8000

Hotel Description

Occidental Papagayo - Adults-Only, All-Inclusive: Costa Rica Or Bust

An exotic all-inclusive oasis on Costa Rica's golden shores with inspiring views, sporty activities, tasty cuisines and cocktails await you. We're pretty sure this vacay will bring out your adventurous side - hiking trails, ogling at volcanoes, rafting down rivers and roaming around tropical rain forests are bound to be on your list of must-dos. But don't worry, you'll still get to kick back at the pool, lounge on the beach or book that much needed massage at the spa. Time to check in.

DINING

You've got four restaurants with a variety of cuisines - everything from delicious Mexican to Italian, Japanese and a buffet with International flavors. Time to dig in.

L'Buffet
Type: International
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-10:30am; Lunch - daily, 12:30pm-3pm; Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Description: International buffet dining along with theme nights and fresh island fare.

D'Oriental
Type: Asian
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Description: A la carte restaurant serving a fusion of Japanese and other Asian cuisines. Teppanyaki table and Japanese decor. Reservations are required.
Dress code: Casual. Gentlemen are required to wear long pants.

The Italian
Type:
Italian
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Description: A la carte restaurant with sunset views, serving Italian favorites. Reservations are required.
Dress code: Casual. Gentlemen are required to wear long pants.

Mexicano
Type:
Mexican
Hours: Daily, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Description: A la carte restaurant serving up delicious Mexican food.
Dress code: Casual. Gentlemen are required to wear long pants.

Snack Bar
Type:
Snacks
Hours: Daily, 10am-5pm
Description: Serving snacks, drinks and cocktails during the day.

Hours are subject to change.

BARS/NIGHTLIFE

Nothing more refreshing than sipping cocktails somewhere new and exotic, and here, you'll find a variety of tasty drinks. All are included. All day. Everyday. Cheers.

Snack Bar
Poolside. Daily, 10am-5:30pm

Lobby Bar
Specialty drinks, happy hour and nightly music. Daily, 11am-11pm.

The Disco
Drinks and dancing (adults only 11:30pm-2am). Daily, 7pm-2am.



BEACHES AND POOLS

The large lagoon-style pool is the perfect splish-splashing spot to take in this tropical wonderland. Just a few steps away are the golden sands where you can lounge under a canopy of trees and lush foliage. It's an oasis like no other.

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
Available for an additional charge:
  • Deep-sea fishing
  • Snorkeling expeditions
  • Scuba diving

Sports

  • Aerobics
  • Bird watching
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Gym and health club

Activities available for an additional charge:

  • Canopy tours
  • Eco-excursions


INTERNET

Complimentary Internet access is available in the hotel lobby.

SPA SERVICES

The Occidental Grand Papagayo Spa is a full-service spa available by appointment only for an additional charge. Daily 8am-7pm. Hours subject to change.

WEDDING SERVICES

With a rainforest eco-preserve as a backdrop, Occidental Grand Papagayo is a fabulous place to tie the knot and offers wedding, vow renewal and honeymoon packages. An on-site wedding planner is also available to organize all the details for an additional charge. Contact the front desk directly for more information.

CHILD CARE

This is an adults-only resort. Please see the additional information section below to read more about this resort's adults-only policy.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
Occidental Papagayo - Adults-Only, All-Inclusive is located on Playa Buena, 35 minutes from Liberia International Airport (LIR).

Check-In/Check-Out
Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: noon.
A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your reservation.

Minimum Stay
A 5-night minimum stay is required for travel Dec 24-Jan 6, 2017 & Apr 9-15, 2017

Student and Spring Break Policy
Individual student bookings are accepted. Guests must be at least 18 years of age to check-in to this resort. No more than the maximum occupancy per room is allowed. A refundable deposit of $200 per person (cash or credit card) is required upon check-in at the resort. Group student bookings must be requested through the Groups Department. Groups require a chaperone in addition to the refundable deposit.

Departure Fee
Please be advised that there is a $29 USD per person departure fee due and payable upon leaving Costa Rica. Fees are subject to change without notice at the discretion of the Costa Rican government. It is possible that this fee is included in the cost of your airline ticket. Please consult the airline on which you are traveling to verify.

Holy Week
In observance of Holy Week, some resorts in the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Costa Rica may put limits on the use of motorized water sports and loud music.



All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.
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