Occidental Papagayo - Adults Only
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Occidental Papagayo - Adults Only

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3.67 of 53.67 of 53.67 of 53.67 of 53.67 of 5
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Prices
Starting at $144 (USD) / person per night all inclusive
Allegro Papagayo Pool
Allegro Papagayo Pool

For a blissful, adults-only experience along Costa Rica’s western coast, the Occidental Papagayo delivers. Formerly known as the Occidental Grand Papagayo, this resort is part of the Barceló Hotel Group. It offers luxurious accommodations in a magnificent tropical setting that you can count among your best vacations.

Travelers have long considered the Gulf of Papagayo the best spot in the Pacific, and the Occidental more than lives up to this standard. Surrounded by lush, green forest and steps away from the ocean, the hotel features spacious rooms that are designed to let in the sunlight and provide for a guest’s every need. Every room has a terrace or balcony with spectacular views of area cliffs and tropical sunsets.

A hotel stay is an all-inclusive package that includes a variety of complimentary pursuits, both on resort grounds and in Guanacaste and Culebra Bay. Guests can join land and ocean activities, including snorkeling, kayaking, volleyball, tennis, archery and more as part of their stay. Optional activities abound with organized tours to Costa Rican landmarks such as the Arenal Volcano and Palo Verde, as well as rainforest and park destinations. Couples can also relax around the resort’s stunning swimming pool, surrounded by beautiful garden areas.

The Occidental Papagayo - Adults Only includes two a la carte restaurants that offer evening meals. The Italian serves up spectacular views of the bay along with Italian cuisine. D’Oriental is an Asian fusion eatery that maintains its theme with teppanyaki tables and tatami rooms. A snack bar offers lighter buffet fare during the day.

U-Spa is the resort’s health and wellness venue, featuring full spa services and a modern gym with cardio and resistance equipment. Enjoy facials, therapeutic massages and more in a soothing environment of gentle music and aromas designed to help you relax. Along with these amenities, the health and wellness center includes a sauna, hot tub, Turkish bath, Vichy shower and private rooms for spa services.

Evening candlelight concerts are a treat, featuring live music three times each week, alternating between violin, saxophone and guitar melodies. Relax and let the balmy air work its magic as you listen to the music. If you want some movement with your music, head to the hotel disco for dancing and cocktails, available until 2 a.m.

Key Features

  • All Inclusive Resort includes the following:
  • Accommodations as selected
  • Managers weekly cocktail party
  • All meals & snacks, including menu dining
  • Unlimited local alcoholic beverages
  • Unlimited juices and soft drinks
  • Wine served with dinner
  • Swimming pool, also featuring a kids area
  • 2 Jacuzzis
  • Beach Club
  • Scuba lessons in the pool
  • Nightly entertainment with local talent
  • Daily activities program by pool & beach
Allegro Papagayo Room
Allegro Papagayo Room

Amenities

Air Conditioning
Beach Front Hotel
Breakfast Included
Cable TV
Daily Maid Service
Fitness Center
Flat Screen TVs
Gift Shop
Hair Dryer
Handicapped Accessible
Internet Available
Iron Available
Laundry Service
Packages Available
Pool
Restaurant On Site
Room Service
Smoke Free Rooms
Spa
Telephone in Room
Wi-Fi Internet

Rooms

Allegro Papagayo
Allegro Papagayo

All rooms enjoy amenities that include air conditioning and a terrace or balcony with outdoor furnishings. Premium-level rooms offer additional amenities.

Deluxe – A modern room with a king or two double beds. It includes a small work area and full bathroom.

Deluxe Bay View – Choose a king or two double beds in a warmly decorated room with a living area and ocean view.

Deluxe Concierge – Available with a king or two double beds and small living area. Minibar is restocked daily and premium toiletries are included.

Deluxe Romance Bay View – This luxury room is for wedding nights and honeymoons. Toast your union with cava and enjoy a continental breakfast, included.

Premium Level Luxury Room – This room features a king bed made up with premium bedding and lots of extras.

Premium Level Studio – Elegantly furnished with a queen bed, kitchen and views of the pool and gulf.

Premium Level Luxury Bay View – Options include a king bed or two double beds. A terrace offers bay views.

Premium Level Junior Suite – A large living area and separate bedroom with king bed, along with full bathroom and hot tub.

Premium Level One-Bedroom – A bedroom with queen bed, dining room, lounge and two bathrooms, plus bay views.

Premium Level Master Suite – Spacious living room, dining area and bedroom with king bed. Elegant furnishings and ocean views.

Premium Level Two-Bedroom – The master has a king bed; the second bedroom has two queens. Kitchen, dining room, living room and three bathrooms are included, with gulf views.

Activities

Arenal Volcano and Hot Springs – View this Costa Rican landmark up close and learn about the volcano system. Eat lunch at one of three hot springs and tour the national park.

Palo Verde National Park and Guaitil – This park is a birdwatcher’s paradise, but keep an eye out for crocodiles. Visit Guaitil and see how indigenous Chorotegas make traditional crafts.

Rincón de la Vieja National Park – View volcanoes, fumaroles and volcanic mud at Las Pailas. This guided hike has many opportunities to spot exotic flora and fauna.

Adventure in Borinquén – Ride horseback through mountains and enjoy volcano and coastal views. Take a canopy tour with canyon crossing, then wrap things up with a dip in hot springs.

Buena Vista Combo – Take a forest canopy walk, soak in volcanic mud and swim in a pool. Horseback riding and a 1,312-foot-long water slide round out the day’s adventures.

Float the Corobici River – Float along the Corobici and listen for birdsong as you go. Stop at the Los Pumas rescue center for a look at Costa Rica’s many native cats.

Liberia shopping – Stroll the White City, named for its original limestone streets and population that wore white to deflect the heat.

Nicaragua in One Day – View colonial cities, taste authentic cuisine and discover the beauty of colorful Nicaragua.

Tours Offered

Canopy Tours / Zip Line
Horseback Riding
National Park / Reserve Tours
Scuba Diving
Wildlife Viewing

Location & Map

North Pacific Coast Map
North Pacific Coast Map
Satellite Map of Occidental Papagayo - Adults Only
Occidental Papagayo - Adults Only is located at Manzanillo Beach on the Papagayo Gulf, Guanacaste.

Rates

Prices Starting at $144 (USD) / person per night all inclusive
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Customer Reviews for Occidental Papagayo - Adults Only

Overall Rating
3.67 of 53.67 of 53.67 of 53.67 of 53.67 of 5
Based on 6 reviews

5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Mabel
From: United States10/15/2010
 
"Me & my daughter just went last week October 2010.
We had an all-inclusive vacation and decided this time to go to Costa Rica at the Occidental Allegro Papagayo. What a WONDERFUL vacation. Weather was sunny all week, no rain, and the hotel itself is awesome. Set in the mountains, beautiful setting, had the best room overlooking the pool and the Pacific, heard the birds early in the morning and heard the howler monkeys in the trees. Room was nice, the food at the buffet and the 2 restaurants were soo delicious, absolutely loved it, the fish meals, the huevos rancheros, oh soo good!!, the mixed drinks and the coffee and the fruits juices, soo good!!. Everyone was soo friendly and courteous, and very accomodating. The TAM rep/Edgar at the hotel was soo very nice and managed very hard to get all our tours in, we did one every day. Go to the Arenal volcano tour, and take along some dramamine, cause you can and i did get sick on the bus, roads are very curvy and bumpy, but regardless, i still had and enjoyable time at the hot springs resort. The tour guide took very good care of me and how i felt because i got carsick. The Pacific ocean was wonderful and the black sand beach, everything, everything about this 6-day trip was so wonderful, and i miss Costa Rica already. In all my 55 years, i don't think i ever enjoyed a vacation so much.....
If i can sometime i would surely return and do the hotel and see the same things again, and so enjoy enjoy the food and the people at the Allegro and the Costa Rican people."
 
Number of times you have visited this All Inclusive Resort?
1
How friendly were the employees?
5 (very nice)
Would you stay there again?
Yes
Languages spoken at Resort?
English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
1
 

5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Ignacio
From: Costa Rica6/13/2010
 
"Here is the story: I called the Guest Services "Denis" to prepare my adventure. I was planning to give the Engagement RING to her in this beautifull place. Everything was just PERFECT! They helped me prepare and inmediatelly commited with my proposal.
The crue in the hotel was so special and treated us like we tread a very special guest. We felt the real meaning of "VIP" because they make the magic come true.
They agreed that there are some needs for improve in the food but I am satified with dishes we enjoyed.
The view, rooms and the Wet bar are the things we like the most here. You DEFINITELY should go there. Greetings from Costa Rica!"
 
Number of times you have visited this Hotel?
2
How friendly were the employees?
5 (very nice)
Would you stay there again?
Yes
Languages spoken at Hotel?
English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
Resident of Costa Rica
 

1 of 5
Katie
From: United States8/20/2007
 
"My husband and I made the mistake of going here for our honeymoon, it was awful. We had requested a king sized bed, but were given two seperate beds...for our HONEYMOON. Also the first night we arrived and discovered our air conditioner did not work, as you know Costa Rica is very hot and humid and without air conditioning it was miserable. When we complained to the front desk we were told, that they would "make a note about it",but that all 299 other rooms were full so they couldn't switch us, but if we came back tomorrow at 1:00 they would see if there were any rooms available. The next day at 4:00 we finally got a new room with a king bed and air conditioning, however nothing else improved. The food was terrible all week, of the 3 restuarants they advertised only the Golden Coralesque buffet was open for 3 meals a day, and you had to make reservations for the other two a day in advance and you could only eat there twice a week. We had signed up for the honeymoon package the resort offered on it's own website but were told when we arrived and asked about it, that they didn't know what we were talking about. We made 3 or 4 trips a day up to the front desk to ask about our package, that had cost us 250.00. We were supposed to receive a fruit basket, free laundry service, a couples massage, a beachfront candlelight dinner, a bottle of rum and champagne, breakfast in bed one morning and several other amenities, it was not until Tuesday that the hotel manager finally agreed to give us our package, we had arrived on Friday and were leaving the following friday. Overall it was just a mess and the resort did not care about its patrons or their satisfaction. You had to make reservations a day ahead for everything, food, the beach it was just complicated and not what you want to deal with on vacation. We came expecting to be pampered and catered to, and we were horribly mistaken. I would NEVER go back and NEVER let anyone I know go there."
 
Number of times you have visited this All Inclusive Resort?
1
How friendly were the employees?
2
Would you stay there again?
No
Languages spoken at Resort?
English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
1
 

2 of 52 of 5
jennifer
From: Canada8/1/2007
 
"My 'husband' and I were married at the Allegro Papagayo resort in February 2006. We paid a decent fee and were initially treated very well, a few things were forgotten such as the wedding cake but we are pretty laid back so didn't raise a stink.

The day before the wedding we were advised we had no photographer, so we had a friend take the photo's and were refunded this portion of our fee.

The lawyer who married us advised we would receive our license in the mail, a year and a half later and we still have no license. We have called monthly, with no reply calls. We have emailed and received back approximately 1 email back for every five we send, from the hotle assistant manager, who incidentally has changed 6 or 7 times since we were there, meaning we have had to resend all info, and re-explain everything to yet another person.

Finally we were recently advised that we might as well just get married here in Canada, and would not receive our certificate even after resending all participants info again.

They gave me the number to the most recent lawyer who advised that she is still in the works of getting things figured out. This has been the most unfortunate and frusterating time of mine and my 'husbands' lives.

To further put salt in our wounds, when I enquired about receiving a refund for the wedding portion of our vacation (but not for our and our 40 guests stays), they quit contacting us completely.

Please do not get married here and experience what we have. This resort would be fine for a rest stop or brief stay/ honeymoon, not for getting married at.

Jenn
"
 
Number of times you have visited this All Inclusive Resort?
1
How friendly were the employees?
3
Would you stay there again?
No
Languages spoken at Resort?
English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
1
 

4 of 54 of 54 of 54 of 5
Anonymous
From: Canada3/17/2005
 
"wonderful scenary,nice beach that could be made more attractive, great van drivers especially Manuel and Gilberto-very kind and caring to people with mobility problems. Friendly helpful staff-use of English could be improved. Bartenders were great especially Alberto in the Lobby Bar which has the best views and breezes in the resort.Rooms were not fancy but satisfactory and cleaned daily. Buffet dining room had a terrific variety of food for every meal of the day. Good wait staff here too. Temperatures were very hot and humid-in the high 90s every day. Pool area was great-had a bar and snack bar. People of all ages were at the resort from very young babies to the elderly who were treated very kindly. Tour group operator Erick providedus with some great sightseeing opportunities and photo ops. His office is near the Lobby Bar All in all an enjoyable,educational experience for the two of us. "
 
Number of times you have visited this Restaurant?
2
How friendly were the employees?
5 (very nice)
Would you dine there again?
Yes
Languages spoken at Resturant?
Spanish
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
1
 

5 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 55 of 5
Christina
From: Canada1/11/2005
 
"it was amazing"
 
Number of times you have visited this Hotel?
1
How friendly were the employees?
5 (very nice)
Would you stay there again?
Yes
Languages spoken at Hotel?
Spanish
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
1