$212 Avg/night
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Occidental Grand Papagayo - Adults Only All Inclusive

4 stars
Playa Buena, Golfo Papagayo, P.O. Box 48-5000, Guanacaste/Liberia, 000000
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.4
out of 5
83 reviews
Great resort

The rooms were average, but the hotel staff was excellent. The resort grounds are beautiful. Highly... See full review

  • Josap
  • May 12, 2013
Great all-inclusive

This hotel was great. everyone who works there is friendly and extremely nice, who go out of there... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Jun 3, 2011
Premier Guanacaste all-inclusive resort overlooks secluded Culebra Bay
Located in Guanacaste on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, the Occidental Grand Papagayo - Adults Oriented All Inclusive offers modern luxury and lush tropical landscape. Overlooking the bluffs of Culebra Bay on the Papagayo Gulf, this adults-only resort is surrounded by nature and makes for an ideal haven for couples, honeymooners and adult guests seeking a relaxing getaway. Occidental Grand Papagayo features highly personalized five-star experience complete with scenic views of Papagayo Bay and an attentive and dedicated staff. 

The all-inclusive property boasts of multiple restaurants and bars, on-site activities and live evening entertainment. The Occidental Grand Papagayo All-Inclusive offers high-speed Internet access (fees apply) and flexible meeting and event spaces. The resort is only a 35 minute drive from the Liberia International airport.
Highlights
  • Overlooks Culebra Bay on the Papagaya Gulf
  • All-inclusive covers meals and open bars
  • Two swimming pools
  • High-speed Internet access (fees apply)
  • Weekly cocktail party
Rooms
With over 160 rooms situated in 23 buildings, the Occidental Grand Papagayo All-Inclusive is designed to fit nearly any budget. From deluxe guest rooms to plush suites, all accommodations are decked out with subtle colors and hardwood furnishings. Rooms come equipped with either single king-size beds or pairs of double beds. Standard in-room amenities include safe boxes, satellite TVs, telephone with data ports, and mini refrigerators. Some rooms also have oceanfront balconies, hydro-massage bathtubs and Wi-Fi Internet access (fees apply).
Features

The all-inclusive Occidental Grand Papagayo sits on the beach of Culebra Bay, where guests can find their choice of activities, from relaxing spa treatments, to water sports and eco-tours. The Occidental Grand Papagayo features two swimming pools and a hot tub. Premium pampering is available at the spa, with outdoor massages, facials and salon services. Guests can choose from four restaurants, and all-inclusive packages include unlimited drinks at the hotel's four bars and on-site disco. Non-motorized water sports from the beach, like kayaking and snorkeling, are also included, and guests can pay extra for diving tours or off-site eco tours. Wedding and event groups can find three flexible event spaces, and business travelers will appreciate the business center with high-speed Internet access (fees apply).

Transportation
  • Daniel Oduber International Airport, Liberia (16.6 mi/26.6 km)
Attractions
  • Liberia (24.4 mi/39 km)
  • Africa Mia (25 mi/40.2 km)
  • Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park (37.9 mi/60.6 km)
  • Parque Nacional Las Baulas (44.2 mi/71.2 km)
Business
  • Business center with computers
  • Flexible, air-conditioned meeting spaces
  • Wi-Fi Internet access (fees apply)

Hotel Map

10.589 -85.6704
Area served
Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Nearby airports
Liberia International Airport San Jose International Airport
Area description
The Guanacaste area of Costa Rica offers many sightseeing tours, water sports, and exquisite experiences of the area's natural beauty.

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Occidental Grand Papagayo - Adults Only All Inclusive Rooms

GRAND CONCIERGE DELUXE
Grand Concierge Deluxe Rooms feature One King or Two Twin Beds
They are designed with chic, neutral colors on crisp linens, natural wood furnishings, tile floors, a private balcony or terrace with partial views of the bay and are equipped with modern conveniences.

In Room Amenities

*Private Bathroom with Shower / Bathtub *Hair Dryer *Cable TV *Telephone *Air conditioning
*Safe *Mini-Fridge *Coffee Maker *Iron and Ironing Board *Smoke Alarms.
*Extra Bed is available (upon request) *Air conditioning *Balcony / Terrace with Seating Area
In Addition
*Partial View of Bahia Culebra
*Concierge Service
* Internet Stations
*Fruit Basket
*Bottle of Wine
*Turn Down Service
*Discount in Spa Treatment
*Plush Bath Robes to Wear During Your Stay
DELUXE OCEAN VIEW
Deluxe Ocean View Rooms feature One King or Two Twin Beds
They are designed with chic, neutral colors on crisp linens, natural wood furnishings, tile floors, a private balcony or terrace with partial views of the bay and are equipped with modern conveniences.

In Room Amenities

*Private Bathroom with Shower / Bathtub *Hair Dryer *Cable TV *Telephone *Air conditioning
*Safe *Mini-Fridge *Coffee Maker *Iron and Ironing Board *Smoke Alarms.
*A Crib or Extra Bed is available (upon request) *Air conditioning *Balcony / Terrace with Seating Area
In Addition
Beautiful Ocean Views of Culebra Bay.
ROYAL CLUB JUNIOR SUITE
Royal Club Junior Suite Rooms feature One King or Two Twin Beds
Royal Club is a perfect experience for guests seeking highly personalized attention within the privacy of the resort can enhance their vacation experience with plush accommodations, elegant facilities and added amenities.

Guests will enjoy spacious rooms and suites with luxury accommodations including:
*Private Balcony / Terrace *Luxurious Linens and Pillows *Etro Toiletries *Nightly Turndown Service
*Fruit Basket and Plush Bath Robes *Private Check-in and Check-out Receptions
*Private Bar Service exclusive to the Royal Club members

VIP room amenities in The Royal Club:

*DVD Player *Personal Concierge Service *Stocked Mini Bar
*In-Room Dining *Private Areas *The Royal Club Lounge which is a sophisticated
*Open-Air Drawing Room where guests enjoy cocktails
*Panoramic Ocean Views from Every Seat in the House
DELUXE ROOM
Deluxe Rooms feature One King or Two Twin Beds
They are designed with chic, neutral colors on crisp linens, natural wood furnishings, tile floors, a private balcony or terrace with partial views of the bay and are equipped with modern conveniences.

In Room Amenities

*Private Bathroom with Shower / Bathtub *Hair Dryer *Cable TV *Telephone *Air conditioning
*Safe *Mini-Fridge *Coffee Maker *Iron and Ironing Board *Smoke Alarms.
*A Crib or Extra Bed is available (upon request) *Air conditioning *Balcony / Terrace with Seating Area
ROYAL CLUB LUXURY ROOM
Royal Club Luxury Rooms feature 1 King or 2 Twin Beds
Royal Club is a perfect experience for guests seeking highly personalized attention within the privacy of the resort can enhance their vacation experience with plush accommodations, elegant facilities and added amenities.

Guests will enjoy spacious rooms and suites with luxury accommodations including:
*Private Balcony / Terrace *Luxurious Linens and Pillows *Etro Toiletries *Nightly Turndown Service
*Fruit Basket and Plush Bath Robes *Private Check-in and Check-out Receptions
*Private Bar Service exclusive to the Royal Club members

VIP room amenities in The Royal Club:

*DVD Player *Personal Concierge Service *Stocked Mini Bar
*In-Room Dining *Private Areas *The Royal Club Lounge which is a sophisticated
*Open-Air Drawing Room where guests enjoy cocktails
*Panoramic Ocean Views from Every Seat in the House
GRAND ROMANCE DELUXE
Grand Romance Deluxe Rooms feature One King or Two Twin Beds
They are designed with chic, neutral colors on crisp linens, natural wood furnishings, tile floors, a private balcony or terrace with partial views of the bay and are equipped with modern conveniences.

In Room Amenities

*Private Bathroom with Shower / Bathtub *Hair Dryer *Cable TV *Telephone *Air conditioning
*Safe *Mini-Fridge *Coffee Maker *Iron and Ironing Board *Smoke Alarms.
*A Crib or Extra Bed is available (upon request) *Air conditioning *Balcony / Terrace with Seating Area
In Addition
*Bottle of champagne
*Chocolate Covered Strawberries
*Couples Massage
*First Morning Breakfast in Bed
*Romantic Dinner
*Turn Down Service
*Discount in Spa Treatment
*A Surprise Gift
*Special Amenities for Romantic Occasion and Plush Bathrobes to wear during your stay

Amenities

  • All inclusive
  • Free internet
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness center or spa
Fitness Center
Spa
Tennis
Dining
All inclusive
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Barber/Beauty shop
Conference facilities
Doctor on call
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
Free internet
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Accessible facilities
Wheel chair access
Accessible parking
Public areas wheelchair accessible for disabled
Ramp access to buildings

Dining

The Snack Bar
Snacks, Cocktails & Drinks
The Italian
Italian cuisine served in a la carte setting. Reservations with Guest Services required.
The Lounge
Elegant surroundings for cocktails & drinks.
The Disco
Late night entertainment with cocktails and drinks.
L'Buffet
Buffet restaurant offering an excellent international cuisine.
Breakfast 7:00 a.m.- 10:00 a.m.
Lunch 12:30 m.d.- 3:00 p.m.
Dinner7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Snacks 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
The Lobby Bar
Casual meeting for cocktails & drinks.
D'Oriental
Pan Asian cuisine served in a la carte setting. Reservations with Guest Services required.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (83)

Ratings and reviews for Occidental Grand Papagayo - Adults Only All Inclusive

Overall score

3.4 / 5
5.01.0
83 out of 83
Amenities:
3.5
Room cleanliness:
3.6
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.6
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.7

61% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Lodi
Jun 19, 2008

G Papagallo stay June 08

This hotel is a pretty good deal for the money. The views from almost all the rooms are spectacular. The staff is polite and the amenities are average to very good. My only complaint is that the pool lacks a swim up bar but, other than that, it's great. Good food at the reserved restaurants and the environment is great for couples or large groups. Hardly any kids around when we were there.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

take a cab ($30 for up to 4 ppl and $10/person if more than 4) to coco beach for bargain shopping and local dining. there's also a small casino there with some slots, a poker table & some bj 21.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Wilmington
May 24, 2008

OK but not great...

The location was good...the landscaping was gorgeous...but we have some issues. First, the staff in the front office wasn't always as helpful as one would hope. It took three days to get instructions for using the in-room safe. A simple card taped to the safe with instructions would have sufficed. It took a half a dozen tries for them to get us an outside line when we needed to make a local call. It took several calls to get fresh towels after the room was serviced and they forgot to leave towels. The food was bland, which I guess is to be expected at a buffet. The specialty restaurants were disappointing.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

Avispa's Adventures are the best tour company around.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Buffalo, NY
Mar 31, 2008

Good for Families

We had a very bad start at this hotel. The check in was VERY BAD. It was a terrible start to a pretty good vacation. Would I stay there again, NO WAY. We found out that the hotel was selling condos across the way from were they were, he was trying to get us to stay there so we would buy a time share. The staff was great with the exception of that one man (young adult).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
3
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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
New York, NY
Feb 18, 2008

Great location

The rooms need to be renovated.The staff is slow to respond in case of a problem and not very flexible.The food is fresh and good and the grounds are beautiful ,

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

coco is a great place for shopping

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Atlanta, GA
Feb 18, 2008

Great place to re-discover romance

The Hotel was staffed with the most friendly people that I have met in all my travels. Everyone greeted you as a friend. The room was spacious and very comfortable. Food was above average. Only thing lacking was a more exciting after hours scene. Disco was nice ,but Kareoke was out dated, and entertainment area pool table was cramped. Overall the experience was one that I will never forget and plan to repeat in the future.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

snorkeling. canopy Zip Line tours, sunset walks.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Greensboro, NC
Dec 1, 2007

Great, but----

Ants, ants, ants in my room. Buffet much better that theme restuarants of itallian & chinese. Local food fantastic but attempts at chinese & italian just average. If no ants and maybe changed theme to local seafood and a steak house, i ould be an excellent choice. value was good despite a few live-in insects. tours to coffe plantation and river-wildlife were great.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Annalissa
Denver, CO
Sep 29, 2007

A relaxing resort

If you're looking for a relaxing, resort experience in Costa Rica, this is a wonderful resort. There's a pool, a beach (though it disappears by 3 in the afternoon), and the room is air conditioned with satellite tv. The buffet is better than average, though the desserts looked better than they actually tasted. Most of the attractions other than other beaches are a long drive, but there are tours to the Arenal Volcano, Monteverde, and the Rincon de Vieja National Park that leave from the hotel. The room was clean and comfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: In Hotel

You can rent a car right in the hotel lobby, which is cheaper than taking a cab to most places nearby.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Boston, MA
Aug 4, 2007

Hotel staff very accomodating

The Occidental staff was there to make our stay very enjoyable. During our stay, a problem arose with the pool. The hotel staff was quick to accomodate all guests supplying tranportation to their sister hotel, moving more sun beds to the beach, and most importantly reimbursing us one night stay. The food was excellent, and well displayed. The hotel staff was extremely friendly and very appreciative of tourists. Our room was very large, decorated neatly, and spacious. Rent a car and tour groups were located on the property. Beach was clean and very nice. I would highly recommend the Occidental.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Shopping tip: Short drive from hotel

Coco beach was a short trip by car - great for shopping.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
New York, NY
Jul 27, 2007

Occidental Papagayo

This is the best all inclusive I've stayed at. The staff is very friendly. The food is very good. We were never disappointed with the food. Drinks were great. Bartenders were very generous with the amount of alcohol in mixed drinks. The best mojitos I've ever had. Pineapple juice is freshly squeezed. The best pineapple juice I've ever had. The beach is public, but most of the people on the beach were from the hotel. Monkeys live in the trees on hotel property. That was the most amazing experience - to watch monkeys that live in the wild. The property is beautiful and very well kept. The rooms are very nice. I will definitely go back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Not Applicable

The hotel is a little secluded from other towns, so you can't walk outside of the hotel and expect to walk around in a town and go shopping. If you want to take day trips, renting a car is super cheap.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Denver, CO
Jun 27, 2007

Beautiful Location

The Occidental Grand, Papagayo, was a beautiful all-inclusive. The staff was very friendly and accomodating. The food was fantastic with a broad variety and beautiful dining area. The grounds were well maintained and the view was gorgeous. Easy access to tour information. The beach was very inviting, more rustic then Mexico, but we enjoyed the granite looking sand and the lava and rock formations were great for exploring. The Beach was well-secured, with only two, hotel approved, vendors. Very private, with only other hotel guests present. The rooms were nice and offered a balcony the overlooked the pool area. The resort is built on an elevation that provides excellent views, but would probably not be recommended for guests with physical limitations, however they did have shuttles that could transport you to different location at the resort. Overall, we were very pleased and would definitely go back, and recommend it to family and friends.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

The Buena Vista All-Day tour. A full day of canopy tour, water slide, horse-back riding and hot springs. Fun-filled day with not too much commute time.

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