Guanacaste

Occidental Papagayo


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Occidental Papagayo is an all-inclusive, adults-only (18+) resort in Guanacaste, ideal for those seeking rest and relaxation. The resort is situated on a hillside offering spectacular views of the sea. You'll unwind in unmatched seclusion, surrounded by the wild, natural beauty characteristic of Costa Rica's northern Pacific coast.

For a fun-filled afternoon, enjoy a variety of events in the daily activities program, or lounge by the two pools. Try non-motorized watersports, including snorkeling and kayaking, and work out in the fitness room. The evenings are full of surprises, with shows, live music, bars, and a disco to spice-up your night.

The four restaurants at the Occidental Papagayo offer-up the best cuisine from Costa Rica and around the world.

For the ultimate in luxury and service, upgrade to the Royal Club, which offers exclusive amenities, private areas, and concierge service.

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HOTEL LOCATION
Facing Culebra Bay, the Occidental Papagayo features an idyllic location in Playa Buena, in the Papagayo Gulf. Nestled within a strikingly beautiful natural setting, the property is surrounded by a dry forest.
Address: Playa Buena, Golfo de Papagayo
Guanacaste


CR
Local Phone: 011-506-26908000
Fax: 506-672-0057
Website Address: www.occidentalhotels.com
HOTEL FACILITIES
Boutique Shops
Car Rental
Concierge
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Parking
Physician on Call
Pools
Number of Pools: 2
Outdoor Pools: 2     
Golf: NEARBY
Garra del Leon
Garra del Leon is an 18 hole, Par 72 course with 7,080 yards designed by Terrence Young. It is open from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm. Phone number: 506-654-4123.
Holes: 18
Green Fees: $40 - $60
Club Rental Fees: $20
Lessons Available
Tennis
Number of Courts: 1
Indoor Courts: 1
Lighted Courts: 1
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Sunfish Sailing: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Hobie Cats: Additional Charge
Motorboats: Additional Charge
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Health Club / Spa
Jacuzzi: Additional Charge
Massage: Additional Charge
Sauna: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
The Occidental Papayago features a Mediterranean style of architecture with arches and balconies overlooking the ocean. Twelve groups of buildings are spaced along a hillside, with 112 air conditioned rooms with a balcony or terrace. Property features include three restaurants, two bars, two swimming pools, and a selectio n of watersports. Beach: The resort grounds run along a large curved beach with golden sand, 1/2 mile long. Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 pm
Total Rooms: 169
Year Opened: 1995 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
No handicap access, and there are no non-smoking rooms. There is an $18.00 surcharge to eat at the gourmet restaurant. Adults Only.
ROOM TYPES
DELUXE
Deluxe: 2 queen beds or 1 king bed, private balcony w/partial ocean views.
1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds Crib Available, Crib Charge:
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
PREMIUM LEVEL JUNIOR SUITE
Private reception and check-in, concierge services and in-room dining.
1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds Crib Available, Crib Charge:
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
DELUXE CONCIERGE
Grand Concierge DLX: Same room description as DLX with concierge service, internet cafe, fruit basket & bottle of wine upon arrival, turn down service, 10% discount on spa services, bathrobes
1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds Crib Available, Crib Charge:
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
PREMIUM LEVEL LUXURY
Bed with luxury linen and pillows, Etro bathroom amenities, nightly turndown service,daily stocked minibar with water and beer, a safe, hairdryer, air conditioning, a coffee maker, cable television, DVD player, iron and ironing board, free Wifi, terrace
1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds Crib Available, Crib Charge:
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
PREMIUM LEVEL LUXURY BAY VIEW
Other Amenities -
PREMIUM LEVEL MASTER SUITE
Royal Club Master Suite--private reception and check-in, concierge services and in-room dining.
1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds Crib Available, Crib Charge:
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
DELUXE BAY VIEW ROMANCE
Grand Romance Dlx.-sasmd ad deluxe room cat, plus bottle of champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, couples massage, first morn breakfast in bed, romantic dinner turn down svs. 10% spa treatment discount, robes during stay.
1 King Bed or 2 Queen Beds Crib Available, Crib Charge:
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
DINING
Occidental Papagayo features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips-FULL-Both
There are 4 Restaurants at Occidental Papagayo:
D'Oriental - A la carte Oriental restaurant. Reservations required 6:30pm to 10:30pm.
The Italian - A la carte Italian restaurant. Reservations required 6:30pm to 10:30pm
Le Buffet - Breakfast 7am to 10:30 am , Lunch 12:30 pm to 3 pm, Dinner 6:30pm to 9:30pm
The Snack Bar - Open from 10:00am to 5:30pm
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Occidental Fun Club, Watersports.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Evening Shows, Live Music. disco activities, live music sometimes
Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
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174 Recommend
174 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Occidental Papagayo to their friends and family
TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Outstanding!!
bnicole3323, New Castle, Pennsylvania
Tue Jan 16 13:43:33 EST 2018
Our stay was incredible! The staff was amazing. The food was amazing. The resort was absolutely beautiful. The entertainment was lacking but it was very relaxing. The Italian restaurant and the grill were phenomenal!! The staff worked very hard to accommodate all of our needs. We will definitely be back!

Fantastic!
DSpad, Canada
Tue Jan 16 12:10:58 EST 2018
Resort: -The resort is beautiful! Very ‘wild’... The grounds are lovely, nice landscaping and walkways. Nice location on the hilltop, with beautiful views. A lot of walking around the resort, very spread out, from the buildings to the buffet to the pools to the beach... but there is a shuttle available, if you need it. -It’s nice that the resort is Adults-only... it was pretty quiet (not a party resort) even though there were a lot of people around. Adults-only resorts have a different vibe, and I loved it. -During the day, there were activities going on (enough to keep you busy) around the pool and resort. Most evenings there was live music... and they have a disco. So you can keep active and busy if you want, but it’s also a great resort if you want peace and quiet. Perfect combination for me. -As a Solo female traveller, I really enjoyed this resort, and I felt very safe! Beach: -The beach is nice, lovely surroundings and very quiet and relaxing! However, you need to watch for the tides.. at high tide, the beach is washed away. Also, there are sea urchins in the water and sometimes on the beach (I saw someone step on one in the water). And I saw stingrays in the water, they came very close to the sand. Because of this, I only walked in the water a few times and didn’t go in to swim... Just be careful of this if you want to swim in the ocean here, wear swimming shoes and keep your eyes open. I did enjoy sitting at the beach, getting some sun and enjoying the view! Pools: -Both pools were fantastic! The main pool was nice for swimming, sunbathing, and activities. The pool near the beach was great, more shade, swim-up bar, and usually quieter than the main pool. Rooms: -My room was updated, spacious, clean, comfortable, nice bay view. I was in Building #1, which is the closest to the main building and buffet. (If this is important to you, request ahead of time). I had a farther walk to the beach, but it was a nice walk there along the pathways. I was grateful for my room location, as a solo traveller... especially at night when it’s very dark around the resort, being able to walk back to my room quickly and safely. Food: -I enjoyed the food at the buffet! It’s not a huge buffet, but I found enough variety there to keep me satisfied. I am a picky eater too... but I was very happy, with the variety and the taste/flavour of the food. No complaints. And I tried the Italian restaurant one night, which was great! Service: -The staff are amazing! Very kind, and attentive. They work hard, and they deserve the thanks and recognition for what they do. Say hello to people you see as you walk around... a simple "Hola" means so much. Wonderful people! Excursions: -You can book excursions at the resort. Many of the popular day trips are a far drive from this area. I did my own research before arriving, and booked my own excursions with other tour companies. It was sometimes hard booking tours as a Solo traveller, because many companies require a minimum number of guests per booking. -I took 3 different day tours: Nicaragua, Arenal Volcano (zip-lining, hot springs), Palo Verde. They were all fantastic! It’s nice to have time on the resort, but it’s also good to experience different locations in Costa Rica. :)

Nice Property in Costa Rica
LuxeTourista, Toronto
Tue Jan 16 09:54:31 EST 2018
Lovely property with stunning beach access. I traveled here over the Christmas break and it was quite full and lively. Some of the rooms/areas could use a bit of a facelift but otherwise the resort is quite nice with the main resort area nestled on a hill side overlooking the bay. The service was great and the food was quite good but I was not impressed at all with the rooms. My room was full of insects, termites, spiders etc. very unpleasant when sleeping. Also the wifi was terrible - I was barely on my phone but when necessary, it wasn't usable. I would say this is a great resort to travel to with friends or in a large group.

Will not come back
aguedamarin, San Jose, Costa Rica
Sun Jan 14 13:07:04 EST 2018
This hotel is no longer what it was. This was our favorite place for the summer vacation but since Barcelo took over, quality decreased. Charging for wi-fi is ridiculous; no towels were delivered in time; food was average; staff seem to be overworked, still very friendly.

My wife and i
randy k, Lee's Summit, Missouri
Sun Jan 14 12:58:30 EST 2018
The resort was everything we expected... clean, friendly staff, good food! Beautiful location. Lots of monkeys. Nothing fancy but a great value for price. For sure, we would stay there again. While there, check out Congo adventures only 25 minutes from occidental.



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