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Occidental Papagayo - Adults-Only All-Inclusive

Costa Rica-Guanacaste Beach Region

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5 Nights with Air from $1,049 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 58 Reviews
Value
 
3.7
Service
 
3.7
Beaches & Pools
 
3.4
Dining Options
 
3.2
Room Comfort
 
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
42 out of 62 (68%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
Customer Rating
Value
 
3.7
Service
 
3.7
Beaches & Pools
 
3.4
Dining Options
 
3.2
Room Comfort
 
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
42 out of 62 (68%) 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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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
Value
 
4.0
Service
 
4.0
Beaches & Pools
 
5.0
Dining Options
 
4.0
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5.0
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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
Value
 
5.0
Service
 
4.0
Beaches & Pools
 
4.0
Dining Options
 
5.0
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4.0
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From: Adirondack Mts, New York
Age: 55-64
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

February 8, 2018
Great vacation.

You know you are having a great vacation when no one wants to go home. The rooms were spacious, air conditoner was great as was the wifi in the room. Pools were just wonderful. Beach was nice but one of our group got a stung by a jellyfish so we mostly hung out at the pools. We took a couple of excursions that were great. The food was very good and the service at the specialty restaurants was outstanding. The only very slight negative was the front desk. I attribute that to mostly a language barrier. The other staff was just outstanding. Just loved our stay here. Would love to go back.


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Overall Rating: 5
Value
 
5.0
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4.0
Beaches & Pools
 
4.0
Dining Options
 
4.0
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5.0
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From: Adirondacks
Age: Over 65
Travel: 1-2 trips/year

January 28, 2018
A lot to like about this place

A solid resort with a lot to offer. I’d give it a 4.5 overall if possible. Beautiful grounds with a nice layout. Lots of hills but a shuttle if you need it. Both pools are in great shape, one is brand new and the other completely refreshed. Food was tasty. I keep expectations low at all inclusives but was pleased overall with quality and selection. I talked to a lot of people and everyone there only complimented the food. Making dinner reservations can be a pain but it’s pretty standard at these types of resorts. The beach is not perfect white sand. I personally like it, it had good shade and chairs were always available (at the pools as well). Bring water shoes though to protect your feet from the coral and possible sea urchins. Snorkeling was great off the resort when the water was calm and clear (not so much on when it was very windy). There was a good amount of wildlife around the resort like howler monkeys, iguanas, and birds. Room was large and comfortable enough. A few small issues with water pressure and shower build quality but nothing that would ruin a vacation or make me switch rooms. The staff was fantastic all around. Bartenders were quick with the drinks and booze selection was decent enough. Not a lot of late night action but the disco did stay open till 2 if you really want. We are in our early 30’s and were some of the youngest guest. Overall for the price I was very happy with the resort. I would recommend it to family or friends if there were looking to travel to this part of Costa Rica.

A lot to like about this place A lot to like about this place
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Overall Rating: 4
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5.0
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5.0
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From: Appleton, Wisconsin
Age: 25-34
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.

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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