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Occidental Papagayo

Costa Rica-Guanacaste Beach Region

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5 Nights with Air from $1,079 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 37 Reviews
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3.6
Service
 
3.7
Beaches & Pools
 
3.3
Dining Options
 
3.1
Room Comfort
 
3.3
3.6 out of 5
"overal it's a nice trip, however, the dinning options are limited, we couldn't book any of the ONLY TWO restaurants. We got stucked with buffet breakfasts, lunches, and dinners." – JAKEJAKE
28 out of 41 (68%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
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Value
 
3.6
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3.7
Beaches & Pools
 
3.3
Dining Options
 
3.1
Room Comfort
 
3.3
3.6 out of 5
"overal it's a nice trip, however, the dinning options are limited, we couldn't book any of the ONLY TWO restaurants. We got stucked with buffet breakfasts, lunches, and dinners." – JAKEJAKE
28 out of 41 (68%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Playa del Coco, Costa Rica
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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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Overall Rating: 4
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
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4.0
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5.0
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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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Overall Rating: 4
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4.0
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5.0
Beaches & Pools
 
3.0
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4.0
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4.0
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From: Melissa, TX
Age: 35-44
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

August 26, 2014
Honeymoon Heaven

The Occidental Grand Papagayo was the best honeymoon getaway we could've ever selected! Not only was it an all-inclusive resort, but there were friendly staff, local attractions, lots of fun activities, and much more. The food was to die for! The buffet selection was by far our most anticipated hours of the day, especially breakfast. A wide variety of foods were always available, hot, and fresh. We had an amazing time, so good that it was difficult to leave. As they say in Costa Rica, it was "pura vida" all day every day!

Playa del Coco, Costa Rica
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Overall Rating: 5
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5.0
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From: New York, New York
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

August 11, 2014
Bad Place

I finally convinced my boyfriend to take a vacation, the first one in 15 years for him. I chose to take him to Costa Rica because I knew he really wanted to go there. We arrive at the airport in Liberia and found our shuttle service to the hotel. The shuttle service we paid for cost $180.00, I expected a nice shuttle ride to the hotel, it was horrible transportation. The driver was going to deliver us to the wrong hotel, thank goodness we questioned him on where he was taking us. We arrive at the hotel and was checked in fairly quickly. We took a shuttle to our room, the view was pretty nice, but it seemed like our building was under construction. We get in our room to discover that it was as hot as a sauna in there. I contacted the front desk and was told they would send someone to our room, mechanic came and said it was working properly. We went to front desk and had to complain hard to get a new room, the rooms are all set up that when door opens the air cuts off, this makes for a very hot room to come back to after a long hot day. The food here is horrible, the service is just as bad. The pool has no swim up bar, and the service to get drinks is non existent .. The pool closes at 7:00 p.m. nightly, which is early for an adult location. If you want a drink of alcohol, you will have to wait until 11:00 a.m., this is vacation and should be available. The beach is public and is not that nice. I would not stay here again and would not recommend it to anyone. We met another couple there that checked out 3 days early because they wouldn't fix their air conditioner and they found another hotel and incurred that fee on top of what they paid for the original hotel. Stay somewhere else.


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From: Abilener, Texas
Age: 35-44
Travel: 1-2 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)
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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

Playa Buena, PO Box 48-5000

+506 2690 8000

Hotel Description

Occidental Papagayo: 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
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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