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Calle Playa Langosta, Playa Langosta, Tamarindo 50309 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
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 10/02/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 2 hotels in Playa Langosta
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Value
3.8
Set along a tranquil beach on the Pacific Ocean, this laid-back all-inclusive resort overlooking Parque Nacional Marino Las Baulas is 2 km from shops and restaurants in Tamarindo. Casual rooms provide flat-screen TVs, minibars and free Wi-Fi, plus terraces or balconies. Bi-level suites add living rooms with pull-out sofas, as well as ocean views and/or whirlpool tubs. In addition to meals, parking is included. There's also a seafood restaurant, a buffet eatery and a lobby bar, as well as a hot tub and an outdoor pool with a snack bar and live entertainment. Other amenities include a spa, a gym and a tennis court, as well as beach access.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Tennis court
Babysitting
Parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Snack bar
Poolside bar
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Table tennis
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Airport transportation
Car hire
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
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Private balcony
Safe
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Family
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Kimberly C wrote a review Aug 12
143 contributions10 helpful votes
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This is a great find, especially for the price! (Look for deals and book through the free Barcelo membership.) The location is good, as the Tamarindo town and beach is about a 15-20 minute walk. (You can walk the whole way along the beach, but that takes much longer.) The grounds are very nice, and the beach is beautiful. Half the beach is rocky and half is smooth for swimming. The rocky parts make it picturesque, especially for the sunset. The food is what the other reviews describe - cafeteria style with not much variety. However, if you go in knowing what you’re getting cuisine-wise, and venture out sometimes for different food (the budget friendly nature of this resort might help you justify splurging on some different dining experiences), then you’ll be satisfied. We went to the Kyoto restaurant, which was a nice perk. The drinks are well made, but the glasses are small so consider bringing a larger container and they’ll fill that for you. The pool is very pretty and warm. However, the jacuzzi is not hot. Our room was very nice, and had a nice balcony. The entertainment team is very talented! I was so impressed by the nightly shows in the amphitheater! I’d suggest the team make their schedule of events more advertised, so no one misses the fun! The open air lounge is very relaxing. They have a tour facilitator that can help you book tours that you’re interested in. Everyone is very nice and welcoming. All in all, this was a great place to stay! Thank you, Occidental Tamarindo!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask for a room away from the amphitheater. The 8000 building is good!
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Dear Kimberly Firstly we would like to thank you for the lovely review you shared following your recent visit to our Barceló hotel and are delighted to read that we were able to match your holiday expectations. Best Regards, Martin Guerrero General Manager
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Cecile wrote a review Aug 2021
3 contributions9 helpful votes
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We have stayed here 4 times and will return again. We stayed 12 nights this trip and I wish it was longer. The location is the best if you like to surf and fish. The beach out front has a reef break and river mouth and beach break. The fishing is also good. The pool and lounge chairs are great and the food and drinks are yummy! Highly recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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Responded Aug 25, 2021
Again we thank you for this wonderful review, it has been a pleasure for us to read and we look forward to serving you again soon Martin Guerrero Managing Director Occidental Tamarindo
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mopoti wrote a review Aug 3
West Orange, New Jersey1 contribution
This is not a five-star resort. I feel like the I was lied to. The quality of this resort is closer to a one star. Cafeteria style food, unsanitary and gross. I feel like the security guards were spending more time watching the guests than keeping the resort safe. This place needs a complete overhaul and new management. Please take at least 3 stars off of your google rating.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Mapoti The vision of our clients is the key to complete guest-satisfaction, therefore we are very grateful for the time you spent writing this review Best Regards Martin Guerrero General Manager
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TanyaN wrote a review Aug 1
Cape Town Central, South Africa23 contributions15 helpful votes
If 7 days of suntanning, doing aerobics in the pool, and doing other resort type activities (dance lessons, yoga, ping pong, chess etc) is what you're looking for, then this place is great! The food is average and gets a little boring after a while, but I've had much worse. The resort is quite a ways from town and there's no shuttle (there are taxis but that expense adds up quickly), so you are pretty much confined to the resort. Unless you go on a tour. We booked one through the tour guide on site and it was great but makes for a long day! We ended up renting a car and going on our own adventure, which was fabulous but a 3.5 hour drive each way to pretty much anything worth seeing.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Dear Tanya Thank you again for this review of your stay with us, we look forward to your next visit. Best Regards Martin Guerrero General Manager
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Gvv1 wrote a review Jul 2022
Toronto, Canada21 contributions21 helpful votes
I was going to wait to review & would have rated it better if not by the horrible & upsetting experience at Restaurant Kioto. As we were walking in a waitress called Yirlania, to our faces lifted her arm to look at her watch & starred back in annoyance, it was so unwelcoming that I asked her if she was upset & she replied we were late & to select our order fast to not delay service for everyone. I was shocked, explained we were on vacations, not intentionally late & still within the allowed time (10 mins passed). The rest of the dinner she was very unpleasant, it ruined my birthday. After the main dish, dessert was served to everyone but me, my husband courteously gave me his, then all 3 waitresses oddly came together bringing my little dessert plate & were evidently surprised to see I had one, my husband suspected foul play & didn't eat it. This is completely unacceptable customer service to say the very least. The WIFI is terrible, only works by the pool/reception & not very well, struggled to stay connected, which at this time & age shouldn't happen, most need access to WIFI for numerous important reasons. It was surprising to not see a cover mattress, the bedsheet goes directly on the bare mattress, which disgusted us. The lounge chairs aren't cleaned, other resorts pressure clean them every night, not here. Our room phone wasn't working & told it couldn't be fixed, so we had to walk to ask for anything. Hotel grounds are nice, beach is rocky but nice natural pools form.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Dear GVV01 Thank you for your insights following your recent visit. We always look for ways to improve and your comments are crucial to our future success Best Regards, Martin Guerrero General Manager
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Delilah M wrote a review Jul 2022
3 contributions1 helpful vote
This is our 3rd time here and we can’t get enough. We are now bringing friends and family as we love this hotel. Heiner the evening manager has went above and beyond all our expectations. We celebrated our wedding anniversary here. Our room was made up with Champagne, flowers, chocolate covered strawberries and more!!! The staff are incredible!!! Polite, professional, very friendly and welcoming. I need to give a shout-out to Mary and Bella for their excellent service while dining. I highly recommend this place for anyone!!! We will be back in December ❤️
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Just enjoy your trip!!
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Delilah Again we thank you for this very kind review of our hotel and we look forward to serving you again in the future. Best Regards, Martin Guerrero General Manager
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Michael T wrote a review Jul 2022
Richardson, Texas6 contributions1 helpful vote
Nice enough all-inclusive resort with very reasonable prices, especially if you book far in advance. As a family of five, we all enjoyed the grounds, activities, and the beach. Location is absolutely amazing, food provides great variety, and bars have an interesting variety of mixed drinks and, of course, Imperial cerveza. Staff throughout the resort speak English well enough and go above expectations to serve their guests.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dear Taylor 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, Martín Guerrero General Manager |
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Alma A wrote a review Jun 2022
Fort Worth, Texas1 contribution1 helpful vote
We enjoyed our stay here very much! The staff was amazing, and Cristina went above and beyond to help us. She welcomed us with a great attitude and took the time to assist us with a personal issue. There was always some form of entertainment going on; it was great not having to leave the resort for anything although the was also plenty to do and see in the town.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Responded Jun 21, 2022
Dear Alma Firstly we would like to thank you for the lovely review you shared following your recent visit to our hotel and are delighted to read that we were able to match your holiday expectations. Best Regards, Martin Guerrero General Manager
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ukamin1 wrote a review Jun 2022
Colmar, Pennsylvania41 contributions11 helpful votes
Resort is situated on the beach good that it has private beach but rooms are not good as per the resort it needs renovation. Food is good but the snacks counter it was not good as like chips was stale and also popcorn too was stale. Hotel staff is friendly but expect reception staff it is language problem.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Jun 21, 2022
Dear Ukamin Thank you for your insights following your recent visit. We always look for ways to improve and your comments are crucial to our future success Best Regards, Martin Guerrero General Manager
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gamevod wrote a review Jun 2022
Berlin, Germany102 contributions83 helpful votes
This all-inclusive hotel will be disappointing to US travelers who have stayed at other all-inclusives, like Beaches or Club Med. The accommodations are not modern, but reasonably well maintained. The beach is small, mostly rocky. The food is below average for this category, about the level of Golden Corral in the US. There is no pool wait service and the pool bar is not fully equipped to do many drinks. The mixed drinks tend to be pretty watery. There is very little English spoken (compared for example to Club Med’s pretty evenly multilingual approach). During our stay there were a lot of local day pass users, who often do not treat the facilities like full time guests. The pool is small relative to hotel capacity and when the day trippers come in, chairs may be hard to come by. A bit like going to Florida at spring break - not my usual choice. Tamarindo is a surf place, and there is some surfing off the hotel beach, but with the rocks it is best for experienced surfers. Most surfing is in town, which is about a 30 minute walk from the hotel. I would not recommend this hotel compared to all of the other all-inclusives available in Mexico and the Caribbean.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Jun 13, 2022
Dear Gamevod Once again we thank you for sharing this valuable feedback with us, please rest assured that the information you have provided will be used accordingly to enhance our future guests' experiences among us and we hope you will visit us again in the future. Best Regards, Martin Guerrero General Manager
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$156 - $277 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
barcelo langosta beach hotel tamarindo, barcelo hotel tamarindo, barcelo hotel langosta beach, hotel barcelo playa langosta, barcelo playa langosta
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Hotel Barcelo Langosta Beach
LOCATION
Costa RicaProvince of GuanacasteTamarindoPlaya Langosta
NUMBER OF ROOMS
198
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Frequently Asked Questions about Occidental Tamarindo
Which popular attractions are close to Occidental Tamarindo?
Nearby attractions include Playa Langosta (0.3 miles) and El Taller Secreto (0.08 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Occidental Tamarindo?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Occidental Tamarindo?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Occidental Tamarindo?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Occidental Tamarindo?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Occidental Tamarindo?
Conveniently located restaurants include El Sapo Ristopizza Cocktail Bar, Fish & Cheeses, and Langosta Beach Club.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Occidental Tamarindo?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Does Occidental Tamarindo have airport transportation?
Yes, Occidental Tamarindo offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Occidental Tamarindo located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the center of Playa Langosta.
Are any cleaning services offered at Occidental Tamarindo?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Occidental Tamarindo offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.