Occidental Tamarindo

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The Occidental Tamarindo is situated in Tamarindo in northwest Costa Rica, near the city center. It stands on a stunning beach and is surrounded by exceptional natural beauty. This small and personal resort with only 198 rooms is located on Tamarindo Bay, and is next to the Parque Nacional Marino Las Baulas.

This all-inclusive resort offers a peaceful getaway with all the conveniences of the village nearby. Families and couples will also enjoy a host of exciting on-site amenities at this alluring hidden gem that is off the beaten path, in addition to the natural surroundings and safe, clean beaches. With the all-inclusive program, enjoy buffet dining (a la carte dining once per week), a snack bar, and unlimited domestic drinks. Take part in activities around the pool, non-motorized watersports, and live entertainment. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in the buffet restaurant, while the snack bar provides poolside food, and the Lobby bar offers cocktails.

Air-conditioned rooms are in pretty Caribbean-style blocks with a king-size bed or two double beds, full bathroom, in-room safe and balcony or patio. The resort has earned the highest CST rating of 5 for Sustainable Tourism, awarded by the Institute of Tourism and the Hospitality and Tourism Industry of Costa Rica.

Relax and enjoy your free time at the spa, or work out at the gym. This hotel is in the ideal location for surfing or kayaking enthusiasts, who will enjoy the quality of the water. Come enjoy this unique spot for sports and nature lovers!

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Located just outside the charming Costa Rican village of Tamarindo.

Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Car Rental
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Physician on Call
Number of Pools: 2
Outdoor Pools: 2     
There is a main pool and a separate pool for children.
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Additional Charge
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
The Occidental Tamarindo is surrounded by a rich, natural landscape of exceptional beauty. This 5-building complex offers 198 air-conditioned rooms divided between 2 and 3-story units. Resort features include unlimited domestic drinks, buffet restaurant, swimming pool and jacuzzi, gym, non-motorized water sports, a beauty parlor, mini-club, and room service from 7 am to 9 pm. Beach: The hotel is situated on a secluded stretch of beachfront, with an adjacent lagoon that leads into a waterway. Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 12:00 p.m.
Total Rooms: 198
Year Opened: 1999 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
No Spring Breakers. 1 dinner at the a la carte restaurant included per week. Additional available at an extra charge.
Spacious and comfortable room with oceanfront view from private balcony or terrace. One king or two double beds.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Room Safe
Spacious and comfortable room with a private balcony or terrace. One king bed or two double beds.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Room Safe
These spacious suites offer a large living room with a sofa, large windows and a balccony with a spectacular sea view, and a large Jacuzzi. King size bed. Split between two floors.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Room Safe
Modern suites with spectacular sea views. Rooms are split between two floors. King size bed and living room with sofa. Jacuzzi. Balcony.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Room Safe
Occidental Tamarindo features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 3 Restaurants at Occidental Tamarindo:
Bahia Buffet - Buffet style restaurant offering different themed nights. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Oceano - Fabulous international cuisine with seafood specialties (including lobster). Choose between an indoor setting with gentle background music, or on the balcony opposite the amphitheater. Reservations required.
Las Baulas - A large variety of snacks in front of the swimming pool. Enjoy live music and different activities brought to you by the entertainment staff. Open 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Entertainment Center for children and adults: Beach Volleyball, Mini Soccer, Dance Lessons, Excursions.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Amphitheater, Dance Area, Small stage area by the poolside for nightly entertainment, Big Screen Karaoke.
There is a Mini-club offering activities designed especially for children, and a game room for children.
Applicable Ages: 4 to 12
Program Fees: Complimentary

Children's Facilities
Game Room
Babysitting Fee: $
Advance Notice for Babysitting: 24 hours

TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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What to expect

TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Beautiful hotel and wonderful staff
Lochana K, Binghamton, New York
Wed Mar 14 19:27:47 EDT 2018
We stayed at occidental Tamarindo for 5 days . The hotel it’s self is beautiful . There are plenty of wild life roaming freely in the hotel . There gardens are well kept and maintained . It’s walking distance to the beach . The staff is wonderful . They are so friendly and go above and beyond to make your stay memorable . I would give this hotel 5 stars for location, friendliness of the staff . Rooms were 4 stars and food could improve a lot . Breakfast was the best , lunch was good and dinner was ok. The snack bar was not so great. My friends said meat was chewy and hard . They serve plenty of drinks and fresh fruits and entertainment. Overall I was very happy with my stay and next time I come , I will choose this place .

Family 20year Vow Renewal
dina638, Jamaica, New York
Tue Mar 13 15:36:23 EDT 2018
Overall the hotel was average. But i would recommend room makeover. Better housekeeping. Mold removal. Better all inclusive drinks and more food variety. Change bed sheets more often. Clean halls more.

Costa Rica Holliday
Tue Mar 13 10:03:46 EDT 2018
We are not ones to usually stay at all inclusive resorts, but being our first time to Coasta Rica we wanted to see what was in the area. and where we wanted to go for our second week. The resort is very nice. The staff are very friendly and always willing to help. The resort is well kept and reasonably clean. Some guest feel free to leave their glasses and garbage for staff to pick up. Its a smaller resort compared to places in Mexico, which was nice as the pool is never really crouded or getting at chhair on the beach or the pool is usually not a problem. Rooms were clean and very nice. Food at the buffet was a good as any of the few we have been to. Its a buffet. Fruit is incredable. The beach is very hot so bring sandels of some kind. The tide plays a very big part on the beach. The beach right in front of the resort is not for swimming, but if you cross the estuary you can walk, swim, boggie board, surf all the way down the beach. Its a great walk. Just make sure you cross when the tide is low as walking across is impossible at high tide and swimming is hard as the current and waves make it real hard. All and all we enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to any body wnating to go there

Great time!
don y,
Tue Mar 13 07:28:09 EDT 2018
We stayed for 8 nights after driving and visiting Arenal and MonteVerde. The first night my wife misplaced her purse on the beach chairs...and they found it!!! They were very nice and helpful. After reading the expectations were moderated... Well either it's improved big time..or some folks are unreasonable.πŸ˜‰.. Location is perfect.We walked to Playa Grande one day..the food was delicious. Lots of variety. The special restaurant was outstanding. Room was very nice. Been to lots of inclusives...and this one compares favourably. Staff were really nice...great feel to the place..not pretentious..but everything we wanted or needed. Thank- you for the wonderful time!!😎

Occidental Tamarindo excellent time!
arnoudwillem, Vancouver, Canada
Sun Mar 11 12:35:16 EDT 2018
Hotel rooms are nice and clean... wifi / internet could be improved. Carlos serving at the pool made our stay very enjoyable. Food was above expectation and restaurants and shows were very good! Trapeze show was worthy of a very large crowd!

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