Just got back on Sunday from beautiful Costa Rica. This resort and the staff were fantastic and made it a great vacation. It is one of the smallest resorts I have ever stayed at but was big enough for the amount of people that stayed there. Only 1 pool, which I think could use some improving (no swim up bar) but there was always a chair to sit down and staff walking around asking if you wanted a drink (don't get that at the larger resorts). It's an adult only (no screaming children) so it was nice and quiet, until they broke out the pool activities which were always fun to join and everyone is welcome. One thing I didn't like about the resort was there was no food once the buffet closed so the bars were open until 2 am or later but there was no snacks (free or for purchase) which made for some pretty bad mornings. The snack bar should be open as long as the bars are.
If your on the beach its worth stopping and looking at the handmade trinkets, they will make you anything you want within an hour. Also, get a massage those women are great at what they do and there's nothing better than hearing the waves crash, natural sounds of the wildlife and the beautiful spanish language.
While we were there, it was a good mix of young and old but everyone enjoyed themselves and partied together. It was a blast. Thanks for the memories.
- 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