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Blvd. Playa Hermosa 800 Metros al Norte 48-5000, 11000 Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 20/11/02 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/11/02 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#7 of 19 hotels in Gulf of Papagayo
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Located in Guanacaste on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica,The Adults Only Occidental Papagayo is only at 25 minutes from the Liberia International Airport. This Resort surrounded by nature, boast lush tropical landscape with scenic views of Bahia Culebra in Papagayo Golf.Ideal for couples, honeymooners and adult guest seeking a relaxing getaway. The Occidental Papagayo offers a highly personalized five star all- inclusive experience delivered by an attentive and dedicated staff.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Archery
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Parking
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Poolside bar
Snorkelling
Tennis court
Aerobics
Bicycle tours
Billiards
Entertainment staff
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Nightclub / DJ
Car hire
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Massage
Salon
Adults only
24-hour security
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Telephone
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Marisol C wrote a review 21 Sep
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Perfect for couples, if you are looking a quite place, this is for you. With the premium suite you will have a golf car available and your own private jacuzzi. Just be careful with Raccons and remember to keep your door close Rubén (Jefe de animación) and Jerica were great and we had a great time
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear Marisol Thank you for taking the time to share your recent vacation experience at Occidental Papagayo. We are so pleased to read that you had a great time and appreciate all of your feedback. We would also like to say how grateful we are to you for your descriptive review, highlighting important features of the resort and providing our future guests with useful tips and suggestions that will enhance their vacation experience. We are glad that out staff contributed so much to your stay. It was our pleasure to attend you throughout your stay and we do hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back here in the not too distant future. Kind regards, Raúl Arranz Geneal Manager Occidental Papagayo
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SP123311 wrote a review Jul 2021
Saint Simons Island, Georgia13 contributions7 helpful votes
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I can't believe what we got for what we paid. Looking for an inexpensive all inclusive vacation? Look no further. Very similar to my experience at secrets cozumel, which cost 3 times as much. Book thru their website to save extra money. Book a premier level room. It's worth the few Xtra bucks.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Papagayo Occidental, General Manager at Occidental Papagayo
Responded 27 Jul 2021
Dear Guest Thank you for the great feedback of your recent holiday experience at Occidental Papagayo; guest satisfaction is our number one goal and there is nothing better than achieving that, we are happy our hotel and staff were able to meet all your needs during your stay. We are thrilled you enjoyed the Premium Level, allowing our guests to take advantage of our different services throughout the day and are grateful for your highlight on the quality this plan. Thank you again for this heartwarming review of your stay with us, we look forward to your next visit. Kind regards, Raúl Arranz General Manager Occidental Papagayo
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Cobie OB wrote a review 09 Sep
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We've been twice within four months (June and Sept 2021) and were remembered by many of the staff. The value is unbeatable, especially with the Premium Level upgrade (IT'S WORTH IT!) Take advantage of the amenities and make friends with the staff. A little bit of kindness goes a long way here.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Dear Cobie First of all we would like to express our sincerest gratitude for your trust and for choosing Occidental Papagayo hotel this time around, it is indeed a great source of satisfaction to read that once again you had a pleasant stay among us. We are thrilled to read your praising comments about our staff as we strive to provide our guests with a caring and personalized service and we lay high value on our personnel being guest orientated and welcoming at all times. We are thrilled you enjoyed our Premium Level and for recommending this option to the travel community of TripAdvisor. It was our pleasure to attend you throughout your stay and we do hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back here in the not too distant future. Kind regards, Raúl Arranz General Manager Occidental Papagayo
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susanhA8771EG wrote a review 08 Sep
Little Falls, New Jersey5 contributions11 helpful votes
This adults only resort was simply stunning. Everything was clean and the staff was simply amazing. We were a bit disappointed in the dining options, but given the COVID environment we understand that it left the resort with little choice. The views were spectacular!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Susan Thank you for sharing your feedback on your recent holiday experience among us, our main goal being to ensure we keep on delivering unforgettable holiday experiences to our guests, your comments are crucial in this process therefore we highly value your time and comments. We thank you for pointing out the cleanliness of our installations and for your kind words about the service you received from our staff, we will certainly relay your praising comments to all of them and we are sure they will be pleased to know their efforts have been appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back for your next visit to Costa Rica! Kind regards, Raúl Arranz General Manager Occidental Papagayo
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Audrey W wrote a review 05 Sep
Washington DC, District of Columbia4 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed here for a short diving vacation, the location and staff were absolutely wonderful. Nice view of the ocean from the top as well, and a good price for an all-inclusive. However the cleanliness of the room was not great (some hairs left in the shower and mold) and the food was just ok. Even the a la carte restaurants we classed as just 'fine.' Not bad at all, but not great. Overall don't regret staying there be probably won't again.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Response from Papagayo Occidental, General Manager at Occidental Papagayo
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Dear Audrey Thank you very much for the time you spent to share your personal impressions of your stay at Occidental Papagayo. We always welcome feedback, as it allows us to continually improve the experience we create for our guests. Rest assured that we are continually working to improve our facilities and services to all our guests. Our House keeper departments work 24/7 to ensure the rooms and facilities are ready upon guest’s arrival and during their stay. As in any large property we have a continuous maintenance plan in place, so we will share your comments with their managers to ensure this is properly supervised. We regret to read that the food was not up to your expectations our Average and Beverage manager is already working with our Chef to ensure we offer all the food variety necessary to cover all palates and with the best quality. Thank you once again for making us your choice hotel and for your constructive critics, we certainly look forward to serving you again and to have the opportunity to exceed you expectations in a not too distant future. Kind regards, Raúl Arranz General Manager Occidental Papagayo
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PRICE RANGE
US$172 - US$270 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
occidental grand papagayo hotel gulf of papagayo, occidental grand papagayo gulf of, occidental grand papagayo costa rica, grande papagayo costa rica, grand papagayo liberia
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Occidental Grand Papagayo by Barceló
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of GuanacasteGulf of Papagayo
NUMBER OF ROOMS
163
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Frequently Asked Questions about Occidental Papagayo
Which popular attractions are close to Occidental Papagayo?
Nearby attractions include Playa Hermosa (1.2 km), Playas del coco (5.0 km), and Penca Beach (3.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Occidental Papagayo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Occidental Papagayo?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Occidental Papagayo?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Occidental Papagayo?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Occidental Papagayo?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurante Mar Azul, Abbocato, and Johann.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Occidental Papagayo?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Occidental Papagayo have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Occidental Papagayo offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Occidental Papagayo located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Gulf of Papagayo.
Does Occidental Papagayo offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Occidental Papagayo?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.