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 selection 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
DELUXE CONCIERGE
Same room description as Deluxe with concierge service, internet cafe, fruit basket & bottle of wine upon arrival, turn down service, 10 percent 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
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
Bottle of champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, first morning breakfast in bed, romantic dinner turndown service. 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
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
DINING
Occidental Papagayo features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips-FULL-Both
There are 4 Restaurants at Occidental Papagayo:
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
Le Buffet - Breakfast 7:00am-10:30am , Lunch 12:30pm-3:00pm, Dinner 6:30pm-9:30pm
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Occidental fun club, watersports.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Evening shows, live music, disco activities.
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
So much potential
Mary C,
Sun Feb 17 05:11:02 EST 2019
Restaurant reservation policy is not as advertised and extremely unfair. Guests should be able to reserve a dinner more frequently and shouldn't have to stand in a line early in the morning to only possibly get a table. At the beach pool bar drinks seemed watered down. We witnessed the bartender put zero vodka in 2 vodka cranberrys and then when questioned he insisted he had. Drinks in general were just average and the alcohol selection was very limited. Prices in the onsite store were outrageous. I've never in my life paid $7.95 for a medium bottle of water or $5.50 for a single can of LeCroix water! You are not able to switch the soft drinks or beer in your mini fridge out for water even though you are informed not to drink the water from the tap. However, the resort was beautiful and relaxing, the rooms were very nice, the staff was kind and as helpful as they could be. Would only go back here if a few resort policies were changed.

Bird watching
ValeriaP335, Welland, Canada
Sat Feb 16 11:50:26 EST 2019
If you are birds watching enthusiast and staying in Quanacaste you must get in touch with Julio the Tour Guide mailto:jguadamuz22@yahoo.com or +50688249922 to arrange the tour. We went for Early Bird Watching tour with Julio and spent amazing 5 hours spotting birds, getting explanations and listening the stories. Guy is living enciclopedia of birds, animals and plants. Within half an hour drive from hotel we saw about 50 species including 4 endemic. Highly recommend Julio if you are planning to travel and learn new things. Hotel is good with friendly and helpful staff, great food and nice beach with lava outcrops that you can explore during low tide. Amazingly wifi is not free; it’s a shame.

Don't go million stairs and cheap food
ElioMarcaccini, Victoria, Canada
Sat Feb 16 11:22:42 EST 2019
Another dump from from this chain of hotels I actually paid a $300 to leave that place after 1 night. Food is cheap and no selection. Hundreds of stairs to go to the pool and to your room, nothing to do like being in a old age home Some staff not the nicest Had to go to the hotel lobby to get WIFI Do your self a favour stay anywhere else

Out-of-the-Way Hotel with Nice Facilities, Friendly Staff, Not Much Beach but Nice Pool
jerry s, Bothell
Sat Feb 16 09:58:38 EST 2019
Spent 2 weeks in January, mainly wanting to relax and not have to hassle with arrangements, finding restaurants, etc. Occidental Papagayo has 3 "specialty" restaurants in addition to the Bistro buffet and the pool area restaurant. The Grill was terrific -- excellent beef and seafood, located in the pool area restaurant -- basically outdoors, but with screened enclosure. Italian restaurant was also good, but didn't care too much for the Asian restaurant. The rooms are spread over a large area, which means lots of walking or waiting for the shuttle (which does provide very good service). So, you can be fairly isolated, or closer to the pool, restaurants, etc. We arrived late at night and were taken to our room in the most distant building. My wife had broken her foot a few weeks earlier, so this was not really a good option. We called to change rooms, and were given a nice room in the 4-story building nearest to the pool and restaurants. That was much better, and we enjoyed the room with balcony facing the pool. The only issue was that the front desk staff told us the room wasn't ready yet -- fine, we understand that. However, they told us it would be ready in an hour. An hour and a half later, they said it would be ready soon, but it turned out that nobody had bothered to check with the housekeeping staff to see when it would be ready or to ask for it to be cleaned sooner. They just sort of told us whatever they felt like, with no real information. I went over to find the housekeeper, and she immediately went to prepare the room. Other than that issue, the staff were fantastic -- all very friendly and helpful. A special shout-out to Carlos and Samuel who led the poolside activities and brought real enthusiasm and fun to the pool area, Also, Alonso in the Grill and Renia and Maria in the Bistro were very friendly and helpful, especially helping out my wife with her limited mobility. Also got a very nice massage in the Spa. Beach area is not very exciting. Very short beach at low tide, and not particularly inviting. However, the two pools provide plenty of water and lounging in the chaises.

A beauiful resort
Trines9999,
Fri Feb 15 18:10:42 EST 2019
One of the most beautiful hotel we have visited in Costa Rica. Everything is clean. Breakfast was excellent and the food either by lunch or dinner was perfect......The Buffet was outstanding. The staff was so nice. Enrique is manager of the restaurantes, he is the best.



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