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Occidental Papagayo - Adults-Only All-Inclusive

Costa Rica-Guanacaste Beach Region

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4 Nights with Air from $909 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 52 Reviews
Value
 
3.6
Service
 
3.7
Beaches & Pools
 
3.3
Dining Options
 
3.1
Room Comfort
 
3.4
3.5 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
36 out of 56 (64%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
Customer Rating
Value
 
3.6
Service
 
3.7
Beaches & Pools
 
3.3
Dining Options
 
3.1
Room Comfort
 
3.4
3.5 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
36 out of 56 (64%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Playa del Coco, Costa Rica Beautiful place! Love the beach
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September 2, 2017
Best resort

This resort was very beautiful. The staff members were extremely nice and helpful. On our last night, my husband and I went to Coco Beach. While we were there the lights went out in the whole town. We had a schedule shuttle that was going to pick us at 9:30. Well the lights went out around 7:30 and there was nothing else we could do since every where was pitch black. Luckily we were able to find one of the local people that called the hotel for us to request a early shuttle to come and pick us up. We were able to talk to the hotel staff memeber and they sent someone to pick us up right away. I will definitely choose this hotel again.


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Overall Rating: 5
Value
 
5.0
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5.0
Beaches & Pools
 
4.0
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4.0
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From: Hayward, California
Age: 25-34
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

August 23, 2017
Bad All-Inclusive Experience

The service is terrible along with the extremely limited dinning options. The food is pretty stagnet day to day and is not always properly cooked. The beach is awful and you should not go here for any beach experience. Overall, I wish I put my money elsewhere.


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Overall Rating: 1
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2.0
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1.0
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1.0
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From: NJ
Age: 25-34
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

August 23, 2017
Not that great

The number one issue I had was that most of the staff were not very friendly and seemed indifferent about the customer's experience. The exceptions were the entertainment staff and a few of the shuttle drivers. Guest services and check in/out staff couldn't care less about your experience. The resort is awkwardly situated and while they have shuttle services within the resort, the resort is difficult to get around. The food was pretty okay, but has room for improvement. The beach isn't appealing at all. Currently, there's only one large pool which is only 4ft deep throughout. As of Aug '17, they are completing another pool which is smaller but has more depth. Overall it's not an exciting place and boredom quickly becomes the norm.


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Overall Rating: 2
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From: Washington, DC
Age: 25-34
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

August 23, 2017
Our experience!

When we first got there we had a few hiccups along the way, but this hotel has to be the most accommodating place I've ever been to. Anytime we had an issue with something (where our room was located far from the resort) (our refrigerator not working) etc; they moved our room immediately and addressed the issues. The food was awesome here (oriental restaurant was my favorite) overall this place was good. I did notice a lot of couples here though, being that I went with a friend. We met some amazing people from all over though. If you're a smoker theirs only 2 designated spots to smoke in. Not much beach but I expected it to be like that. This was our vacation to explore and do excursions...Other than that no complaints! Make sure you go zip lining it was the by far the best excursion ever! Memories will last a lifetime!

Our experience! Our experience!
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Overall Rating: 4
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From: New York
Age: 25-34
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)
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Deluxe Ocean View (DLXOV) (Available until 12/23/17)
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Grand Concierge Deluxe (GCDLX) (Available until 12/23/17)
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Deluxe Bay View (Available beginning 12/24/17)
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Grand Romance Deluxe (GRDLX) (Available until 12/23/17)
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Deluxe Concierge (Available beginning 12/24/17)
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Deluxe Bay View Romance (Available beginning 12/24/17)
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Royal Club Luxury (RCLUX) (Available until 12/23/17)
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Premium Level Luxury (Available beginning 12/24/17)
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Premium Level Luxury Bay View (Available beginning...
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Premium Level Junior Suite (Available beginning 12/24/17)
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Premium Level Master Suite (Available beginning 12/24/17)
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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 23, 2017-Jan 6, 2018
A 4-night minimum stay is required for travel Mar 25-Mar 31, 2018

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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