Search
Deals
Cruises
Get Help
Call Us

Occidental Papagayo - Adults-Only All-Inclusive

Costa Rica-Guanacaste Beach Region

Our Rating

Rooms starting at $293 per night All-Inclusive
Info Customer Reviews Questions & Answers

An exotic all-inclusive oasis on Costa Rica's golden shores with inspiring views, sporty activities, tasty cuisines and ... More

Customer Rating 35 Reviews
Value
 
3.6
Service
 
3.7
Beaches & Pools
 
3.3
Dining Options
 
3.1
Room Comfort
 
3.2
3.5 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
26 out of 39 (67%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
Customer Rating 35 Reviews
Value
 
3.6
Service
 
3.7
Beaches & Pools
 
3.3
Dining Options
 
3.1
Room Comfort
 
3.2
3.5 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
26 out of 39 (67%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews
Playa del Coco, Costa Rica
All Customer Reviews
1-4 of 35 reviews. Sort by
December 29, 2012
PUSHY Sales People

Upon booking our vacation no where was it stated that we would be expected to sit through a sales presentation. Immediately upon our arrival at the Occidental Grand Papagayo we were registered in then met by Absadul. He asked if he could take us to breakfast the 1st morning. It's an all inclusive resort so we thought this a little strange. He then asked what kind of things we'd like to do while we were there. At this point he offered to have us driven down to town to shop, which was one of the things we had mentioned. We inquired about breakfast being a timeshare presentation. He assured us that NO it wasn't anything like that. Finally we agreed to meet him for breakfast. The next morning after discussion with the family we decided we did not want to do this. We met Absadul and told him that NO, in fact we had changed our mind and did not want to go to breakfast. He was adamant that we had agreed and proceeded to tell us that he would be in trouble with Michael, who at that very time walked by. I waived Michael down to tell him that we had changed our minds about having breakfast with Absadul and we did not want him to get in trouble. He waived his hand towards us and said no problem, like he didn't have time to for us. Absadul was obviously very dissappointed and sweating profusely. He proceeded to hound other "guests". We later find out that it's a "Vacation Discount Club" that they try to get you to buy into. This whole scenario got our vacation off to a sour start. We will NEVER visit an Occidental property again, for this one and only reason. Our maids did an OUTSTANDING job of cleaning our room. Fresh sheets and towels every day, Our whole floor was mopped every day. The ladies we saw worked all 7 days we were there and they started work about 7:00AM and were still there late into the evening. If you do not want to be hounded about their "Vacation Discount Club" presentation then please find a different resort to stay at!


51 of 51 found this helpful
Was this helpful? Yes No
Overall Rating: 3
Value
 
4.0
Service
 
4.0
Beaches & Pools
 
3.0
Dining Options
 
5.0
Room Comfort
 
4.0
User Image
Top 250 Contributor
From: Kansas
Age: 45-54
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

January 18, 2012
12/03/11 Vacation

For those with the negative reviews I read, I suggest you do more research on location prior to travel (both country and hotel). 2nd trip to Costa Rica and had no issues. Hotel met expectations - not over crowded, food OK to very good (sea food night the best and why I rate the food a "3.5" overall), service was courteous and responsive when requested, lots of wildlife (and for those complaining of critters - we are on a mountain in the rainforest above the ocean - you should expect this), room had no issues, and weather was perfect. Went to see the cloud forests, dry forests, mountains, volcanoes, birds and animals. Was not disappointed. Was not expecting long flat pristine beaches. The hotel is on a cliff over looking the pool and the pool overlooking the beach so what part of a descend to the beach was confusing in the hotel description and pictures to those complaining?? I enjoyed the walk. The beach at our hotel was great for shelling and snorkeling. Saw great sunsets from the bay and lots of dolphins. The only issue to note is the front desk did not know I could order a breakfast/lunch for early travel the next day. Customer service (separate office) provided this information. Left for a tour at 5:30 am and my meal was ready. I feel front desk should be made aware of all services available. Bottom line - went for the forests and wildlife and we got it!


21 of 21 found this helpful
Was this helpful? Yes No
Overall Rating: 4
Value
 
5.0
Service
 
4.0
Beaches & Pools
 
4.0
Dining Options
 
3.0
Room Comfort
 
4.0
User Image
Top 1000 Contributor
From: Third Lake, IL
Age: 55-64
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

May 2, 2012
location is great

The hotel was only 20 minutes to the Liberia Airport and no traffic to deal with. It was also near several other beaches and places to go during the day. Cocoa Beach was only 10 minutes away for great Happy hour deals and the night life was awesome. Panama Beach, Hermosa Beach and Bonita Beach were 5 minutes away for different beach options. The monkeys and parrots and Pizotes(Racoon) were all over the hotel property which was cool.. Very relaxing vacation. We upgraded to the Royal Club and were glad we did. It entitled you to first choice dining options and top shelf liquor and free room service, Great ocean view from our room and nice room.


19 of 19 found this helpful
Was this helpful? Yes No
Overall Rating: 4
Value
 
4.0
Service
 
5.0
Beaches & Pools
 
3.0
Dining Options
 
5.0
Room Comfort
 
3.0
User Image
Top 250 Contributor
From: Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Age: 45-54
Travel: 3-6 trips/year

May 2, 2012
Nice, but wouldn't go back

Occidental Grand Papagayo in Costa Rica is a lovely resort. However, food is not available after 9 or 10 at night and the only bar by the pool closes around 6, so if you are still swimming you have to climb 75 stairs to get drinks. At the buffet my husband and I would be almost finished eating when they would finally fill our water glasses. Beautiful resort, nice employees, but hours for food and bar service are not the best. I would not go back to this resort.


11 of 11 found this helpful
Was this helpful? Yes No
Overall Rating: 3
Value
 
4.0
Service
 
3.0
Beaches & Pools
 
4.0
Dining Options
 
2.0
Room Comfort
 
5.0
User Image

From: North Carolina
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)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Deluxe Concierge (available until 12/23/19)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Deluxe Bay View
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Deluxe Bay View Romance (available until 12/23/19)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Premium Level Junior Suite (available until 12/23/19)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Premium Level Luxury Bay View (available until 12/23/19)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

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.
Close
 

Choose Your Options

Number of Rooms:
 
Room 1 Details:
  • Deluxe Room
- or -
Choose a Vacation Package
and Save More!
Resort Credit Discounts More
5 days, 4 nights
Travel Dates 10/16 - 12/23
Starting at $1219 was $1299
All-Inclusive

Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Limited availability based on departure city and travel dates.

Hurry! Only one day left to book!
6 days, 5 nights
Travel Dates 1/2 - 4/30
Starting at $1359 was $1689
All-Inclusive

Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Limited availability based on departure city and travel dates.

Hurry! Only one day left to book!

Need Assistance?

Call one of our U.S. based Beach Experts.

(800) 915-2322
7 Days a Week - 5am to 2am EST