I was a bit concerned regarding my upcoming holiday at the Grand Papagayo given the negative comments I had read online. I worried needlessly.
The hotel is beautifully sited. The staff were good natured and friendly with an amazing memory for names. The food was fresh, varied and delicious. The coffee - well the coffee served with steaming hot milk leaves Starbucks behind.
My daughter and I visited the week of November 10 and stayed in a Royal Club room. The comfortable patio offered wonderful views of sunrises and sunsets while the tastefully done room offered rest from the many activities that Costa Rica and this hotel have to offer.
The beach was uncrowded and we had no problem getting loungers. We enjoyed the snorkeling and the drinks brought to us.
The Grand Papagayo's web site really does not do it justice. It is a lovely place to stay.
Mosquitos - yes they were there - as they are in Canada in the summer.
The dog and the cats (mother, four kittens and occasionally the father) are well fed by everyone. At night the dog sleeps on the lawn just off the open air lobby. All is well in their lives.
Many times when the staff learned it was my first visit to Costa Rica they would say "welcome home".
I certainly would look forward to staying at this hotel again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Guanacaste on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica,The Adults Only Occidental Grand Papagayo is only at 25 minutes from the Liberia International Airport. This Resort surrounded by nature, boast lush tropical lanscape with scenic views of Bahía Culebra in Papagayo Golf.Ideal for couples, honeymooners and adult guest seeking a relaxing getaway. The Occidental Grand Papagayo offers a highly persolized five star all- inclusive experience delivered by an attentive and dedicated staff. ... more less
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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