My husband and I stayed here for a portion of our honeymoon - on our first day I wanted to check out but after a room upgrade I was completely satisfied. The hotel staff was very friendly, the food is to be expected from an all-inclusive... the staff went above expectations though - my husband is allergic to diary and they would prepare him his own meals if the diary-free options on the buffet weren't to his taste. The view is AMAZING. We loved the beach and loved the grounds.
A couple of tips for the area - a taxi is around $60 - to rent a car for the day is $63. Rent the car! Costa Rica isn't hard to get around (as long as you have a map!) and the beaches just south of this resort are not to be missed. Check out Playa Hermosa for a beautiful, quiet beach. Playa del Coca is good for souvenier shopping, but I found the beach to be sketchy (you can't leave your stuff alone while you're in the water). Tamarindo is also a bit far, but WORTH it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... 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