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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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Property amenities
Free parking
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa locker 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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Ocean View
Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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nytishap wrote a review Yesterday
Allentown, Pennsylvania2 contributions
We had an amazing stay. Enrique and his crew, Antonio, Alonzo, Steven, everyone was super nice. They literally spoiled us. Any thing we needed or wanted , we got. The only thing I would add, is more entertainment. There were days around 9pm, we were looking for things to do. Other than that, everything was amazing.
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Review collected in partnership with Barcelo Hotels & Resorts
Date of stay: February 2021
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Maciel M wrote a review Jan 2021
11 contributions11 helpful votes
Hotel's Favorite
I visited this resort for the second time last December and haven't changed my mind, it's the best hotel I've been to. The staff is friendly and help you fast and effectively; the food and drinks are awesome, the rooms are clean, and the musicians who played in the evenings were awesome.
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Date of stay: December 2020
Room Tip: Book at least 6 months in advance so that you get the rooms close to the lobby.
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Response from Papagayo Occidental, Director General at Occidental Papagayo
Responded 11 Jan 2021
Dear Guest: First of all we would like to express our sincerest gratitude for your trust and loyalty to Barceló Hotels & Resorts for your holidays and for choosing our Barceló XXX hotel this time around, it is indeed a great source of satisfaction to read that once again you had a pleasant stay among us. I am grateful for your compliments towards our staff, whose kindness and helpfulness is one of our hotel's greatest strengths and I promise to congratulate them all on your behalf for their contribution to your wellbeing whilst in our hotel. It is also good to know that you enjoyed the many culinary delights prepared by our professional Chefs who always strive to offer a wide variety of typical delights in order to please all palates and we thank you for letting us know that we could conquer yours. we are very pleased to read that you did like the room we accommodated you in and that you found it to be clean and comfortable at all times. Once more we thank you for choosing our hotel for your holiday and very much look forward to having the opportunity to serve you again in the future. Best regards Raúl Arranz Medrano General Manager
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ktnvix wrote a review Yesterday
2 contributions
There's a guide named Larry on the beach who is great. He has excellent English and is very knowledgeable about the local history, wildlife and geology. We took 2 excursions with him and enjoyed them both.
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Review collected in partnership with Barcelo Hotels & Resorts
Date of stay: February 2021
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Jasmine C wrote a review Feb 2021
Bellwood, Illinois3 contributions1 helpful vote
My husband and I just wanted to get away and out previous stay here was great so we decided to come back and even with that pandemic it was better the second time around. The service was amazing!!!!!!
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Review collected in partnership with Barcelo Hotels & Resorts
Date of stay: February 2021
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were2busy wrote a review Feb 2021
Providence, Rhode Island76 contributions
We just returned from Occidental Papagayo, we were two couples traveling together. The resort is beautiful, as stated in other reviews there is a lot of walking and stairs so if mobility is an issue you might want to reconsider this property. I felt like everyone was careful, cleaning and wearing masks both on and off the property. The resort was very quiet during the week due to the pandemic, on weekends the local Costa Ricans come to stay and it is much busier. The food is good but very redundant I'm sure due to the low attendance. There are two restaurants the Italian was excellent and the Asian was OK. Check- in was the only real issue we had, I had booked a one Bedroom but we're put in two hotel rooms. When I asked to be moved on Saturday we were told with a touch of attitude no one could help until Monday. I asked again Sunday and was told they could move us Monday.....at least that was an acceptable answer. The rooms were nice and comfortable with a nice view. We did have an AC problem that they tried to fix, one was fixed the other wasn't but that one was in the living room. They offered to move us but we opted to stay where we were. The pools are beautiful, warm and well maintained. The beach is small and secluded with some rocks but the water is so warm and amazing. The Staff definitely made the trip, I would like to thank Enrique who greeted us every morning and assisted with any needs we had as well as David, Antonio, Carlos and Olman that always had a smile and pleasant greetings even after working a very long day. The Howler monkeys were allusive until we found out where to look, we had racoons, iguanas, parrots on the property as well. We went to the rainforest to see the blue river and the sloths, a very long day with lots of stairs but well worth it it's amazing to see. thank you Eddy and Caesar. We used Frank the Tank for out excursion and our airport transfers and he was a wealth of knowledge and competitively priced. I was having problems getting any information from the resort ahead of our trip and Frank answered every one of them, he also lined up our Covid tests and called when our results were late. I can't recommend him enough! If you stay at the resort there are some guys on the beach that offer excursions, very low pressure, we used Larry for a catamaran sunset cruise and had a great time. Gladys is also on the beach providing $45 an hour massages, such a nice lady. All in All the resort is beautiful, the country is beautiful but the people are truly amazing and made the trip perfect.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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 center?
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.