• Occidental Grand Papagayo

Occidental Grand Papagayo

Surrounded by stunning natural beauty

Boasting beautiful lush gardens with wooden bridge trails, the Occidental Grand Papagayo blends harmoniously with its tropical surrounds and showcases stunning ocean views and extraordinary sunsets. Complimented by the stunning sandy beach and the centre piece pool, this adults only property really is in a world of its own. Lounge by the pool or on the beach and discover the calm, warm bay waters for a rejuvenating holiday experience.

For those that want to enjoy activities, the area is also ideal for non-motorized water sports which are covered in the all-inclusive plan. Sports include kayaking and snorkeling among others. Scuba diving training and excursions are not included. The all-inclusive package allows guests to enjoy meals in three restaurants, unlimited snacks and drinks, including an open bar in four bar areas, a weekly cocktail party, endless daily activities and sport and live evening entertainment. Ideal for couples and newlyweds, here premium service meets spectacular surrounding and refined facilities.

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Hotel highlights

  • Romantic setting
  • Stunning beachfront location
  • Excellent location for diving
  • Adults only hotel

Hotel Features

General Information

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  • 169 rooms
  • Transfer duration: approx. 30 minutes from Liberia Airport or 4 hours from San Jose

Main Facilities

  • Diving
  • Fitness facilities
  • Nightclub
  • Outdoor pool
  • Watersports
  • Wifi

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Occidental Grand Papagayo

  • Beach
  • approx. 30 minutes from Liberia Airport or 4 hours from San Jose
4872 Reviews 65% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 2009
  • Very Good 1507
  • Average 713
  • Poor 372
  • Terrible 271

What to Expect

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  • Cleanliness


Dec 14, 2019

Nice place to get away

Morganton, North Carolina

Thought about a three for a moment because of some consistent issues. But with the personalities of most of the staff being so pleasant, it overcame some of the issues. We'll go over those first. The ala carte restaurant you will probably not make unless you buy up. Gold/premium members get the few reservations available a day or so before you can even make a reservation. Snorkeling was good, but why can't we just sign out gear when we want? The entertainment staff were all very friendly, just really disorganized and zero engagement by guests being inspired. Really need to work on that. Guest services? You can only be told to dial 2 so many times before you through your hands in the air. Did you really tell me to dial your phone? I just want the valet to come by my room at 9am tomorrow and pick up our luggage. I see these issues as a Barcelo training and procedures problem. Not a personnel problem. Brings me to the bright points. The resort is beautiful and well maintained while we were there. Most members of the staff were amazingly friendly and helpful. Food was good. I read about others concerns over variety, etc. We set our expectations accordingly to the location and were very pleased. A very relaxing place to spend your time.
Dec 14, 2019

Nice location. Small rooms with cold showers

Calgary, Canada

Disappointed with the premium luxury rooms. They are very small with no room for suitcases to be open unless left in the way. Not private as entrances to rooms are in front of the balconies where other guests walk past. Nice view but otherwise over priced for premium luxury level. Don’t except adults only on the beach. It is public and large groups of locals come for the day especially on Sunday. Food variety was lacking, but what they did offer was prepared well. Staff were excellent, friendly and helpful
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