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 7:00am-3:00pm. 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: 3:00pm
Check-out: 12:00pm
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
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, first morn breakfast in bed, romantic dinner trun down svs. Additional 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
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
DINING
Occidental Papagayo features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips-FULL-Both
There are 4 Restaurants at Occidental Papagayo:
Le Buffet - Breakfast 7:00am-10:30am , Lunch 12:30pm-3:00pm, Dinner 6:30pm-9:30pm
The Snack Bar - Open from 10:00am-5:30pm
D'Oriental - A la carte Oriental restaurant. Reservations required 6:30pm-10:30pm.
The Italian - A la carte Italian restaurant. Reservations required 6:30pm-10:30pm
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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Cleanliness
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174 Recommend
174 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Occidental Papagayo to their friends and family
TripAdvisor Web Reviews
Based on 3751reviews
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Amazing Resort!
jldyluck, Los Angeles, California
Wed Jul 18 17:25:49 EDT 2018
Stayed from 7/9-7/16 and hubby & I had an amazing experience. *The check-in was easy, fast & the gentleman that assisted was very courteous. * Our room was amazing, clean, comfy bed, nice big shower and the patio with the view was beautiful. When we first arrived our fridge wasn’t working, we called it in and by the time we returned from dinner we had a new fridge & chocolate coated strawberries and we had a bottle of champagne in fridge when we arrived. * Buffet was good, I wasn’t a huge fan of their breakfast, but then again I’m not a breakfast person, but my husband loved it. Lunch & Dinner were great and of course the Italian Restaurant was.. YUUUUUMMY! * The bartenders were great & drinks were also very tasty.. Cheers to Julio & Tony that were super cool and always greeted us with a smile. All in all... super friendly staff. * We were in building 14 which is the farthest in the back. I had read negative reviews about those buildings, but the shuttles were our best friend lol. Dial 0 and they were there quick! Thank you Occidental Papagayo for a wonderful experience. Beautiful resort and super friendly people. PURA VIDA!

It’s not possible
UKLass09, UKLass09
Wed Jul 18 12:29:22 EDT 2018
If you wish to stay somewhere that is in a beautiful location, with staff who are given so many rules and regulations that customer service is “not possible” and you want to hear the phrase “it’s not possible” many times a day...then this is the place for you. The rooms are tired and run down, the hot water “not possible” shower heads at waist height and a general lack of attention to details. The food reminded me of a school cafe, most of the time it was not recognisable. French night was not anything French I have seen before... We attended a wedding at the resort, shall we say their wedding planner is no Jennifer Lopez and really needs to find another career. Conversations with the staff led to the same conclusion...the General Manager has so many rules and regulations that most of what you ask for is “not possible” Having said this we had a great time and being with friends and family was amazing Check out was awful, I hope to receive my refund for a night I didn’t book??? Getting the name and email for the GM was tough as the staff are terrified you are going to name them or complain and they will get into trouble I would ask housekeeping to not keep the room door open while cleaning or doing turn down. Unless you have an affinity to bugs, spiders, crabs and the odd raccoon or cat when you return. My advice find somewhere where it is possible

Relaxing Trip With My Wife On Her Birthday
Alexander S, Atlanta, Georgia
Tue Jul 17 07:44:34 EDT 2018
I chose this resort for the adults only reason . We flew to San Jose Costa Rica from Tampa FL . Upon arriving , I find out I’m 5 hours away by car/bus . Or 45 minutes by small commuter plane that at that time had no available seats . So by car we went ... $200 was that cost . Got to the resort and it was great , very very friendly staff there 24/7 to assist you . Good trips for extra $$ . But worth it . Good food / buffet and midday snack bar , drinks a plenty ... great pool and pool area . The grounds are very well kept and very pretty . Relaxing and very comfortable rooms and beds . It is expensive for extras .. but dollars are accepted . Next cones the beach , the resort has a beach , nothing I would swim in . And for $12 they have a shuttle to Playa El Coco but from what I saw ... nothing I would swim in either ... so the pool was our only choice .... and we were very happy with it . Even though it was a rough start ... I do recommend this resort .. 5 days all inclusive for $1050.00 was well worth it . Airfare is not too bad either . There are flights to a town called Liberia Costa Rica , go there and it’s only 1/2 hour to the resort by shuttle for about $25 each person .

Relaxation
Marlon H, Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
Sun Jul 15 10:58:22 EDT 2018
My wife and I stayed here for my Birthday July 6-13, 2018. The resort was very pretty and quiet. If you want to be in a place with adults and quiet, this is the place. Although it was a little too quiet for us, it was relaxing. Definitely need more entertainment and activities.

Not what we expected:(
KSB561, Jersey City, New Jersey
Sat Jul 14 14:49:31 EDT 2018
We arrived here less than 6hours ago and I was so disappointed that I felt that I should write a review asap. Hotel is clean if alitte dated. Check in was more difficult than I have ever experienced. I was told that I must pay for things included in my booking. After being forced to provide my booking information without wifi access;I was confronted again over the second room on the reservation. The rooms were not ready so we went to lunch. Lunch was not special except for the lack of A/C. The high point of our trip this far is Olman the bartender in the lobby bar. Was initially given 2 rooms in buildings 4 and 15. Building 15 is a jitney ride from the main entrance and the stocked mini bar has 2 beers, 2 sodas and 1 bottle of water. Really!!! Hopefully tomorrow will be a better day.



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