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Occidental Papagayo - Adults-Only All-Inclusive

Costa Rica-Guanacaste Beach Region

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1-800-880-2177
5 Nights with Air from $1,119 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 60 Reviews
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3.7
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3.7
Beaches & Pools
 
3.4
Dining Options
 
3.2
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3.5
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
43 out of 64 (67%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
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3.7
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3.7
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3.4
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3.2
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3.5
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
43 out of 64 (67%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Playa del Coco, Costa Rica Beautiful place! Love the beach Sunset walking tour... beautiful!
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May 9, 2018
Our 30th anniversary

We were celebrating our 30th anniversary so we wanted to go some where exotic and beautiful and Costa Rica was the place. The price was right when we arrived there was a 2 hour wait for our rooms. Once we got our room the air conditioning was not working guest services did respond in a timely manner. The alacart restaurants were great there were 3 but we were informed at check in that we could only visit the restaurant every 3rd day what ever the policy ment it was very confusing. The buffet was ok but limited options. Drinks were fine and the wait staff were very accommodating. Karen at guest services was the best she made you very comfortable and provided good information on local excrursions. The excursions were wonderful and very informative Costa Rica is so beautiful there are thousands of plant varieties and exotic animals every where it was a wonderful thing to see nature preserved in this day and age. I would recommend that every one visit the country at some point


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Overall Rating: 3
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4.0
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3.0
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3.0
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4.0
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From: Connecticut
Age: 55-64
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

March 12, 2018
Not worth the money.

The resort left alot to be desired. Only 2 pools , the variety of food was very slim. Specialty dining had to be booked daily, and if you didn't stand in line Every day at 8 am you may of been eating at the boring buffet. Entertainment was slim pickings after 8pm unless you wanted to go the the 80's disco lounge ...I paid extra for the Deluxe Bay view Romance package , what a waste of an extra $600!!!! The view was obstructed by over grown greenery and the "extras" were a joke....the room wasn't available until 12-24-17 so my assumption was it was fairly new but not the case at all... It was a dated,old, bug infested room with mold on the baseboard! If the bug bites didnt keep us up , the loud ac kept us up . Not to mention the "shuttle" system is a joke, by the time it comes around you could of walked to the airport. Will I go back to Costa Rica??? Absolutely....its beautiful and so much more I would like to see...but would I go back to this resort??? Absolutely not!!!! I did a tour of Secrets while I was there and I think that is where I will be staying!!!


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Overall Rating: 2
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2.0
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3.0
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2.0
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1.0
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From: PA
Age: 35-44
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

February 12, 2018
Great experience

Resort was kind of what we expected from reading other reviews.. the restaurants were good but not a total wow factor however the staff is very friendly and eager to please. Atmosphere is nice. The main restaurant buffet is totally adequate for all meals . Good variety. Excellent fruit. The resort is spread out and there is certainly a lot of walking. We were in the furthest away buildings from the main lodge however shuttles were fairly prompt and frequent. Activities at resort were nice... at least the ones we did not have to sign up for the day prior between specific hours etc ... that was a real pain... and thus we missed a few opportunities. morning hike , aqua aerobics and sunset walk were great ! Thank you Brian and Raphael . Housekeeping was adequate... but bottled water seemed limited though there is a fill station in lobby and some room buildings. Beds and pillows were awesome . If you're looking for an excursion adventure .... find Larry at the beach ... He was a fabulous tour guide ! Very knowledgeable ,humorous and handsome.Good value for a wonderful time zip lining, horseback riding, home style lunch, river cruise , shopping and more. Oh yes .. mud baths and hot springs.. Nice.Many thanks to Larry for making our trip memorable.

Sunset walking tour... beautiful!
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Overall Rating: 4
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4.0
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4.0
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5.0
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4.0
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From: Adirondacks in New York
Age: 55-64
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

February 8, 2018
Wonderful resort, not great beach experience

Occidental Papagayo was a pleasant surprise. The rooms were nice with a full balcony, wifi and great air conditioning. Iquanas, monkeys and birds were abundant around the resort. There were two pools, one large and one small with a swim up bar. The large pool was warmer and most of the time very few swimmers. Pool volleyball was available if enough interested. The beach area was nice but swimming was not a choice, many people were stung by jellyfish or sea urchins. One local boy was stung by sting ray. Resort activities were ok, enjoyed water arobics every day along with zumba and dance lessons on specific days. Yoga was offered along with sunrise and sunset walks,bingo, bocce ball and archery. Kayaking was free but we were afraid of getting stung and didn't try it. The food was very good at the buffet and at the three a la cart restaurants. The Italian was our favorite and the Asian restaurant was also very good. The steaks at the Steakhouse were a little overdone and not very tender, but the sides and desserts were tasty. The staff were very attentive but the desk staff were not so helpful. Many of the workers do not speak English and at times the language barrier was a challenge. We arrived late due to plane issue and were unable to eat for an hour and half due to all the food places closing until dinner. We were surprised that we did not see a Cheap Caribbean representative at all while there. Our building was furthest from pool and lobby, and up a very steep hill. I didn't mind, however, some of our group struggled a bit. There were shuttles we could call to take us back and forth. Wifi was adequate in our rooms but very spotty in the lobby. Excursions choices were numerous. We ended up booking with Larry on the beach who gave us a better price and allowed our group of 10 to be exclusive. Entertainment was enjoyable, mostly single musicians with loop machines, but very talented and enjoyable. There was a disco there for later entertainment but we never went. Overall, we all enjoyed the beauty of Costa Rica with temperatures in the upper 80's and lower 90's, a welcome change from the teens we came from. It was the windy season, but the breeze was a welcome relief from the hot sun. I would definitely recommend this resort to friends.


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Overall Rating: 5
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From: Adirondack Mts, New York
Age: 55-64
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

Room Information

The 163-rooms 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 serene beaches.

Room Details

Deluxe Room (DLX)
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Deluxe Bay View
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Deluxe Concierge
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Deluxe Bay View Romance
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Premium Level Luxury
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Premium Level Luxury Bay View
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Premium Level Junior Suite
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Premium Level Master Suite
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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 beautiful sands - either spot - you win.

Upgrading to Premium Level - 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.

Explore 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.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Beach
  • Business Center ($)
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Kayaks
  • Laundry Services ($)
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming Pool(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Fishing
  • Aerobics
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Medical Services ($)
  • 4 Restaurants
  • Porter/Bellhop
  • Massage ($)
  • Fax Machine ($)
  • Spa ($)
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Beach Towels
  • Spa Services ($)
  • Handicap Room Available
  • Sauna ($)
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Restaurants
  • Watersports Center
  • Pool Towels (complimentary)
  • Beauty Salon ($)


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 Italian to 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.

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. Daily, 11am-11pm.

The Disco
Drinks and dancing. Daily, 9:30pm-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 is another pool, near the beach, and 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

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, extra charges apply.

SPA SERVICES

The Occidental 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 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.

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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