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Playa Hermosa, 485000 Costa Rica
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized 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 sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 02/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#6 of 18 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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Full view
Property amenities
Free parking
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Poolside bar
Tennis court
Bicycle tours
Entertainment staff
Table tennis
Board games / puzzles
Nightclub / DJ
Car hire
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Adults only
24-hour security
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Good to know
Ocean View
Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Rebeca wrote a review Yesterday
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Enrique fue un gran afrition... It is our honeymoon and the attention received by Enrique from A&B was amazing!! Amazing experience... We had trouble in reception.. But everything was forgotten due to the service provided by Don Enrique and his full team
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Natalia G wrote a review Mar 2021
San Jose, Costa Rica66 contributions54 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
If you want some peace and quiet, this is your vest option. I stayed at the master premium suite that includes an amazing bath, jacuzzi on the terrace, and a golf cart specially for your room. These rooms are far from everything, but with the cart it is quite easy to move around the property. The pool near the ocean is the best. It has shade throughout the day, it doesnt hace annoying loud music (if that is your preference the pool by the snack bar is your best option as that one has the loud music and activities). The personnel in general are very kind and attentive to your requests. The food is good, not that many options kn the snak bar which is where lunch is served. There, they offer at least 3 meat choices, 3 different types of salad, fast food such as hot dogs, burgers, pizza, nachos, etc. Drinks are great. Shout out to David the bartender. His drinks are good and he is great. Great views from the premium bar! Overall grest experience. Make sure you leave the terrace doord closed with the lock, the racoons know how to open the terrace doors (added picture). They will NOT attack you!... they're just looking for food. Pros: drinks, peace, quiet, ocean with no waves, amazing views. Room 901 is great. Room service included with that room and they were FAST and very friendly. Golf cart was a hoot. With premium room also: you can dine at the specialty restaurants every night. Cons: one lady from front desk was rude (all the rest were great), housekeeping seems to be understaffed. They cleaned our room towards late afternoon (5ish PM) we had to request some towels to be exchanged given that the lady did not exchange then while cleaning. Will return.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Papagayo Occidental, General Manager at Occidental Papagayo
Responded 8 Mar 2021
Dear Natalia 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 we appreciate all of your feedback. We appreciate your recognition of all our staff`s friendliness and efforts. I will be sure to pass along your kind words to my colleagues who will appreciate your kind words. Your comments regarding the treatment received by our recepcionist and housekeeping are duly noted, 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 constructive critics. It was a pleasure to attend you throughout your stay and we do hope we may have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future. Kind regards, Raúl Arranz General Manager Occidental Papagayo
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Ruth T wrote a review 21 Apr
West New York, New Jersey60 contributions31 helpful votes
I stayed Thursday to Tuesday. On Friday night there was a live saxaphone player in the lobby. It was a very elegant evening. Every meal I ate was 5-stars; from the buffet, the restaurants and room service. Stephany treated us like true guests, more than customers. The entire team is on-time and polite. The large pool is the perfect temperature, has pool games and they play popular music. No complaints only gratitude.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Room Tip: every room has a beautiful view
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jm00re73 wrote a review 20 Apr
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Overall just an okay experience. Not the cleanest place. Staff was very friendly Pool closed pretty early. The beach isn’t very nice so we drove to a nearby beach that was much nicer. Got tired of the buffet food after a few days.
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Review collected in partnership with Barcelo Hotels & Resorts
Date of stay: April 2021
Sleep Quality
Juan Pablo R wrote a review 18 Apr
2 contributions
Is a private place where you could enjoy with your wife/husband a good environment for an anniversary, trip with friends, etc . The hotel cares s lot about covid. You will find an excellent food and funny activities organized by the hotel. I recommend taking the kayak tour. Great Job to Ruben and the entertainment team.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$172 - US$270 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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 Toucanoos, Restaurante Mar Azul, and Abbocato.
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 0.4 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.