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Occidental Grand Papagayo

4.0 of 5 Playa Buena, 485000, Costa Rica
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Pinellas Park, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very friendly personnel, beautiful views and the surrounding towns felt safe while shopping or on excursions. Access from airport in Liberia was easy once we received proper directions. The roads have very few signs if you rent a vehicle. The activities filled up the days and the excursions were nicely packaged. Special thanks to the staff at hotel: Jeffrey Victor... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We just got back yesterday (our stay was Dec 14-20) and I'd say this was closer to 3.5 stars. We read the reviews on here before booking and felt our experience was generally positive. This was our first time with an all-inclusive, we booked through Expedia, regular room, not Royal Club but we did mention it was our honeymoon when... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I have never stayed at an All-Inclusive before so have nothing to compare it to. Loved the fact that it was adults-only. Didn't see a single child on premises. Food and drink (including all alcohol) were plentiful all day and night. Lots of activities included throughout the day and late into the evening to keep you busy. Nice, spacious rooms... More 

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ocean city
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68 reviews 68 reviews
18 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here December 6 through 14th. This resort was only about a half hour from the Liberia airport.Easy check in. Room 303 was basic- view of trees and other buildings. Our friend had room 2410- beautiful one bed room suite, two full baths and beautiful view!!!! This resort was very nice, beautifully landscaped, large pool, a lot of steps....70 to... More 

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Service and staff were very accommodating and friendly and helpful always{from the shuttle drivers to upper management and all in between.} They all made an effort to make one feel at home. The room the food the pool and beach and day and night activities were more than we even expected. It felt like a close knit community and we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent a week here at this resort. The beautiful grounds are only surpassed by the wonderful service of the friendly staff at this lovely resort. We had our first all-inclusive experience here, and although we were skeptical first timers, we were pleasantly surprised by the exceptional quality of the food and the beverages. The weather was perfect at this... More 

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Ringoes, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you love the beach than this is not for you but if you love a beautiful resort with the best staff, this is your place. Costa Rica is very mountainous so you will be walking up and down hills a lot so its not for the faint of heart but its worth it. The resort is well maintained, clean... More 

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Reykjavík Gullbringusysla Iceland
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Me and my husband had a fantastic time at this hotel. The food, service and attitude of ALL the staff was absolutely great. Our room was clean, the bed was great and we had a great view. The pool is a little small but neat. Garden is in very good condition. The beach is rather small but very clean as... More 

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Jefferson, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

During the Thanksgiving break, I traveled to Costa Rica. I stayed at the Occidental Grand Papagayo. The grounds are beautiful, but beware: There are lots of stairs and hills so bring good walking shoes. Eventually, I found short cuts but still had to hike up hills. About 99% of the time, the taxi service that will pick you up at... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After reading several reviews, I wasn't sure if I had made the right choice by staying at the Occidental Grand Papagaya. Let me tell you, this property was great and I have indeed made the right choice. We stayed for a week and it was the best ever. The staff is extremely friendly, the grounds are magnificent and the food... More 

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  • Costa rica(35)
  • Italian restaurant(11)
  • Snack bar(10)
  • Very good(8)
  • Royal club(7)
  • Hot springs(7)
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  • Coco Beach(5)
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Additional Information about Occidental Grand Papagayo

Address: Playa Buena, 485000, Costa Rica
Location: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Gulf of Papagayo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Occidental Grand Papagayo 4*
Number of rooms: 169
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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
Hotel Style:
#5 Top resorts Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo
#7 Luxury Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo
#7 Spa Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Gulf of Papagayo

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