What We Love

  • With scuba and surfing, there's plenty of outdoor activities. Plus, the spa offers the perfect addition after a day on the beach.
  • Enjoy spa treatments during the day, including full-body and beauty salon treatments.
  • Try your hand, or your foot, at one of the beach soccer fields; grab a bow for a little friendly archery action or test your flexibility with the gymnastics and aerobics activities.

Things to Know

  • This area is well-known for its excellent scuba and snorkeling spots.
  • The resort is only 15 minutes away from Tamarindo Airport 
  • If you're visiting between October and February, you might witness the nesting of the leatherback turtles at the nearby national park.
Nestled peacefully on the lush, tropical shores of Playa Langosta, in Costa Rica, caressed by clear blue tides rolling over the white sands, the all-inclusive Occidental Tamarindo beckons one and all to indulge in sustainable luxury. 

Awarded Four Stars from Blue Flag for safe and clean beaches, and Three CST Stars for accomplishments in Sustainable Tourism by the Institute of Tourism and the Hospitality and Tourism Industry of Costa Rica, this all-inclusive Costa Rica resort offers a pristine and healthy environment where you can relax and unwind.

All-inclusive means a stress-free getaway: drinks, food and activities are all included in the price of your vacay! Recline on the soft, white sands of the expansive beach, enjoy time poolside to work on your tan, or improve your flutter kicks courtesy of a massive main pool. There's a jacuzzi and a poolside snack bar in case you happen to develop a case of the munchies. Speaking of food, the A La Carte restaurant offers a fine-dining experience, featuring international cuisine, while the main buffet offers a variety of readily accessible dining options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Armed with a private balcony or terrace, each guest's Superior Room offers secluded, outdoor access, where you can reflect on the day and get ready for the morrow.

This resort’s all-inclusive features include:

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner at the buffet restaurant
  • Unlimited local beverages (water bottles, sodas, beer, domestic liquor, cocktails and coffee)
  • Snack bar and fast food at the lobby and poolside bars
  • Activities for children and adults
  • Evening entertainment/shows
  • Towels for the pool and beach
  • Taxes and gratuities

Services available for an additional charge:

  • A la carte restaurant (reservation required)
  • Travel agent for excursions
  • Car rental
  • Tours
  • Aquatic center


San Jose, Costa Rica - Juan Santamaria International (SJO)
Liberia, Costa Rica - Liberia (LIR) : 60 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1999
Total available rooms and suites: 198


Resort Details


Enjoy buffet-style and a la carte dining experiences with delicious cuisines.
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Room service, an exercise gym, daily housekeeping and more amenities are available.
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Guests can enjoy nearby golf, direct access to the beach, bike rentals, children's programs and more.
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Hotel Advisories

Advisory *Important Information for Our Guest* As of April 2012, the destination of Costa Rica has gone non-smoking in all public buildings and areas. All hotel rooms are also non-smoking.
Advisory *Important Note* Costa Rica will impose some restrictions for Holy Week. Alcohol is not permitted to be sold or consumed. This ban on alcohol starts the Thursday prior to Easter and runs through Easter Sunday. A few hotels purchase special permits to serve alcohol, but generally it is not available. In addition, most restaurants, shops, and bars will be closed for the same time period. Restaurants in the hotels will be operating. The City Tour will not be operating.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds. 

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.  Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.  Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 3812 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Hotel, great people.

    Have been coming to his hotel on occasion for the last 20 years. They are now updating their rooms, re-tiled around the pool, and fixed the ala carte restaurant. The beach sunsets are great, nice little river to fish and swim(carefully), good surfing in the ocean. But the best part is the great staff of recent years (to many to name) that have always helped my girlfriend and I to have a great vacation, no matter the issues we have. And that is why I see some of same people, even when its been a few years in between trips, and we hope to return one day after this horrible virus (Covid 19) is under control. I would like to say Hola to Argerie, Sayli, Martin, and my good friend, Jusy. Regards Stephen and Debbie

    Apr 19, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Excellent hotel with very friendly staff

    This hotel has everything you need when you would like to enjoy vacation either with friends, alone or with the family. Stunning pool and beach, ping-pong, gym as well as relaxing spa ... etc. are just some of the facets of the hotel. Not only the activities but also the food in the three restaurants is extraordinary! Furthermore the employees take great care about their guests. From the beginning on it felt like home!! I can highly recommend „Occidental Tamarindo“!

    Apr 08, 2020
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Home away from home.

    My daughter and I stayed at the Occidental Tamarindo from January 15-22, 2020. I have never felt more welcomed in all my life! The staff went out of their way to accommodate and help us with our every need. Oscar, the charming gentleman on the front desk, was very profesional and went out of his way to make sure everything was perfect for us. He knew us by name and made a point to greet us and make us feel at home every day. I also want to send a special shout out to Natalia, who was also very warm, friendly and accommodating. The staff at this resort really go above and beyond to make their clients feel at home. The resort is beautiful and not too big. The rooms are a little dated, but still comfy. The grounds with the monkeys and other wildlife were stunning! The food was good (always lots of choice) and the coffee was delish! The house band, Costa Real, is amazing and added a nice authentic feel to the overall ambiance! And finally, the beach and sunsets were spectacular! We have special memories of our visit and really felt connected to everyone we met. Costa Ricans are so beautiful!!! Muchas gracias! Pura vida! Hasta la próxima! Leslie

    Apr 02, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great resort

    Just got back and even in the worst of times it was a great stay and great time at this resort. The resort is extremely clean, extremely comfortable with amazing rooms on the side that has been remodeled. The food was excellent at every meal and the staff were great, our server Diego went above and beyond to make us happy. The only thing I think I missed was that there was no service at the pool, only the beach. I would definitely recommend this resort and if I was heading back to Costa Rica it would definitely be on my list.

    Mar 31, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    You guys ROCK !!!!

    Best hotel i've been in CR , loved the nature around it, my family was attended by the best staff , very profesional and highly efficient , i was assisted by Cristina and she did it awesome by taking care of us , i do , for sure recommend this hotel !!

    Mar 24, 2020