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Occidental Papagayo - Adults only

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I was a solo traveller and stayed at this resort for the duration of one week. The resort was a great location with beautiful views, clean and very comfortable. The staff were pleasant and seemed more than happy to assist and answer questions. The food was fantastic. Safety was not an issue however as a lone traveller the presence of...

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The most incredible experience. We really enjoyed the sunset walk,sunset bike ride, and along with the pool volleyball. I want to say thanks to Michael Dufford for really helping us feel welcomed and helped us have a memorable experience. We cannot forget about Marvin Porras, David Rosales, Jennifer Mendez the amazing and carrying bartender, and the breakfast hostess Liseth they...

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Jean Marie P, Director General at Occidental Papagayo - Adults only, responded to this review

Dear Sebastian R; Thank you very much for taking the time to write such a positive comment regarding your experience at Occidental Papagayo, we are delighted to read that you had a memorable stay with us. We want to express our most sincere gratefulness to you for choosing us and for your kind words about the service you received from...

Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a great time at this resort. The property is beautiful! The food at the resort was great and we loved the Grill and Italian restaurants. The property is built on a mountain so there are lots of stairs, but we enjoyed the walking and needed the exercise after eating and drinking too much. We really enjoyed yoga on...

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Jean Marie P, Director General at Occidental Papagayo - Adults only, responded to this review

Dear Dallastraveler1999; 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 aim to provide each and every guest with a wonderful and memorable experience and we are so pleased that we did it for you....

Lagrange
Reviewed 1 week ago

The resort was very nice even at the end of the dry season. If you are used to the US beaches then this beach will be a disappointment. The food is good not great. The room was VERY NICE and we liked it a lot. Both of the massages we had were excellent and priced right.

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Jean Marie P, Director General at Occidental Papagayo - Adults only, responded to this review

Dear l0renb0; We greatly appreciate the time you spent to review your recent experience in our hotel, at Occidental Papagayo we always strive to exceed guests' expectations and your comments will help our teams reaching that goal. We are thrilled you enjoyed your recent stay with us. Thank you for making us your choice hotel when visiting the area. We...

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want a 100% honest review than take a couple of minutes to read mine. This country is closely tied as my all time favorites to visit; the other being Thailand. It was my first time in Costa Rica and I was absolutely blown away by the some of the friendliest people and a country abound with wildlife and...

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Papagayo O, Gerente at Occidental Papagayo - Adults only, responded to this review

Dear Dustin, 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 constructive critics. Moreover, we thank you for your kind words towards our staff, we are...

Discovery Bay, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a nice place for the price. You are limited to 1 dinner in a restaurant for every 3 nights stay otherwise you have to eat in the buffet which is quite good so not a problem. The pool bar closes at 5pm which is early in my book and the pool (there is only 1) closes at 7pm....

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Papagayo O, Gerente at Occidental Papagayo - Adults only, responded to this review

Dear Gemma, In Occidental we strongly believe that there is always room for improvement and your comments will assist our team in their continuous efforts aimed at meeting our guests' expectations, therefore we greatly appreciate the time you took out of your day to share your constructive critics We are surprised by your comment related to the behavior of one...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were so disappointed with this hotel. Please do your research before you book. I expected a beautiful beach surrounded by lush rainforests and that is definitely not the case. This area of CR is incredibly hot. I mean 100 degrees hot so all the surrounding trees and grass are dead. The maintenance team does a good job of maintaining...

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Papagayo O, Gerente at Occidental Papagayo - Adults only, responded to this review

Dear Mickey, Firstly we would like to thank you for taking the time to share your impressions regarding your recent stay at our Occidental Papagayo hotel. It is only through feedback such as yours that we are able to maintain and improve upon the service that we provide to our guests. Our staff's service and kindness is one of our...

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our stay at Occidental Papagayo this winter for our Honeymoon! The resort is small, so it was easy to get around and it allowed for a greater sense of relaxation without too many people to create an overwhelming environment. The beach never felt crowded and we were able to spend the majority of each day there even...

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Papagayo O, Gerente at Occidental Papagayo - Adults only, responded to this review

Dear Morgan, First and foremost we would like to thank you for the praising review you shared following your recent visit to our Occidental Papagayo hotel and are delighted to read that we were able to match your expectations. At Occidental we know that meals are an important aspect of our guests' overall holiday experience in our hotels, this is...

Shawano, Wisconsin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time to Costa Rica - but the four of us have been on 18 spring trips together - Mexico, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic. This resort is very easy going and relaxed. First time we've ever been to an adults only and I'm sure that was the main reason the pace was so much slower than other resorts. Three...

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Papagayo O, Gerente at Occidental Papagayo - Adults only, responded to this review

Dear Waldo, Thank you for making our Occidental Papagayo your choice hotel on this occasion and for your very kind recommendation to the travel community of Tripadvisor, this positive feedback keeps us motivated to encounter the compliance of our demanding quality standards. We want to tell you that the climate of the province of Guanacaste is characterized by being the...

Florida
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Short-and-sweet: (1) exceptionally gorgeous resort set upon hillsides overlooking the Gulf of Papagayo (2) it's a 4-star not a 5-star (3) only three restaurants - four "in season" - but will do Vegan-friendly for you (4) smaller resort with many bungalow-style rooms, and (5) wonderful friendly staff. So I checked-in early and was escorted to the Buffet whereupon my saying...

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Jean Marie P, Director General at Occidental Papagayo - Adults only, responded to this review

Dear Lite T; Thank you for making our Occidental Papagayo your choice hotel on this occasion and for your very kind recommendation to the travel community of Trip Advisor, this positive feedback keeps us motivated to encounter the compliance of our demanding quality standards. At Barceló we know that meals are an important aspect of our guests' overall holiday experience...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Breakfast included
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Occidental Papagayo - Adults only

Address: Playa Buena, 485000, Costa Rica (Formerly Occidental Grand Papagayo by Barceló)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Gulf of Papagayo
Price Range: €191 - €333 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Occidental Papagayo - Adults only 4*
Number of rooms: 163
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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
Occidental Papagayo - Adults Only Costa Rica/Gulf Of Papagayo
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo
#5 Spa Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo
#6 Luxury Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo
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“The hotel is just perfect”
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“Get the rooms with an ocean view. Totally worth the extra $”
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“Pool view will also give you a Gulf of Papagayo view too!”
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“rent a car”
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“All rooms have great views. Upper level floors are more private.”
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