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Get an overview of this hotelCosta Rica beachfront resort surrounded by rainforest


Exquisite scenery

This beachfront 4-star All Inclusive resort on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast is surrounded by a tropical forest with wild parrots and monkeys, 8 km (5 mi) from Playas del Coco village, and 12 km (7 mi) from the Congo Trail Canopy Tour.

All-Inclusive resort

Food and beverages at all restaurants and bars, use of the pool, kayaking and snorkeling, dance classes, and nightly live entertainment are included in Occidental Grand Papagayo's room rate.

Private patios

Guestrooms at Occidental Grand Papagayo have patios facing the pool or gardens, or with partial bay views. All rooms include natural wood furnishings, satellite TV, and free WiFi.

Occidental Papagayo - Adults Only -All Inclusive

Playa Buena Golfo De Papagayo Papagayo Guanacaste 485000

Hotel Amenities

All-Inclusive Details

This resort is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes

Gratuities and taxes are included.

Food and beverages

  • All meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • In-room minibar (all beverages included)

Activities and facilities/equipment

All non-motorized water sports, land activities, and use of recreational facilities and equipment are included.

Water activities

  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling

Land activities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball


  • Aerobics
  • Dancing


  • Onsite entertainment and activities
  • Access to onsite clubs
  • Onsite live performances

Not included

  • Motorized water sports
  • Scuba-diving certification
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Premium or imported alcoholic beverages
  • Room service
  • Airport transfers
  • Laundry/dry cleaning services
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Activities and services offered by independent operators
  • Offsite tours

Hotel Amenities

Located in Guanacaste on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica, the adults-only Occidental Grand Papagayo is 5 miles (8 kilometers) from Playas del Coco village, 7 miles (12 kilometers) from the Congo Trail Canopy Tour, and a 35-minute drive from the Liberia International airport. This Costa Rica resort offers airport transportation. Guests must contact the property prior to arrival for airport transfer details.

This Costa Rica resort features a lush tropical landscape with scenic views of Papagayo Bay, with 2 outdoor freeform swimming pools, garden, full service spa, and a fitness center. Water sports include snorkeling, scuba clinic, and kayaking. There is nightly entertainment and a daily activities program. Dining and refreshment options include a buffet, room service (limited hours), Italian and Japanese restaurants, and 3 bars/lounges. There is also a snack bar and a sports bar/disco. Complimentary breakfast is available as well.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 163 
  • Number of floors - 4 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 3 
  • Business center 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Concierge services 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Hair salon 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Billiards or pool table 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Meeting rooms 4 
  • Nightclub 
  • Free valet parking 
  • Rooftop terrace 
  • Garden 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Beach sun loungers 
  • Beach towels 
  • Outdoor tennis court 
  • Number of restaurants - 4 
  • Sauna 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 22 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Spa tub 
  • Steam room 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Wedding services 


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free valet parking

Room Amenities

  • Balcony or patio 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Minibar 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Rainfall showerhead 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room safe 
  • Desk 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 

Where to Eat

Le Buffet - Regional and international dishes are served at this buffet-style restaurant. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

D'Oriental - Traditional Japanese restaurant that includes teppanyaki and tatami rooms. Open for dinner only. Dress code applies. Reservations required.

The Italian - Italian cuisine in an elegant setting. Open for dinner only. Dress code applies. Reservations required.

El Rancho Snack Bar - Snacks and light fare during lunch and afternoon hours.

El Mirador Bar - Cocktails are accompanied by contemporary music in this lobby bar.

Arena Sports Bar - Lively sports bar and disco. Open late.

Nearby Things to Do

Guests can practice their backhand on one hard-surface, lighted tennis court, swim in 2 freeform swimming pools, and kayak, snorkel, fish, and play volleyball. The resort also offers a fitness center.

The resort can organize excursions to Palo Verde, Arenal Volcano, rainforests, and national parks, as well as scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, and other boat excursions (surcharges apply). Nearby Playas del Coco (5 mi/8 km) is a very popular area for sport fishing and scuba diving, and is also known as the gateway for surfers to reach places like Ollie's Point and Witches Rock, where the waves are superb.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Fitness classes on site 
  • Scuba diving on site 
  • Snorkeling on site 
  • Volleyball on site 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 

Spa Services

  • Steam room in spa 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Massages 
  • Facial treatments 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.
Travel change options for Occidental Hotel and Resort guests with reservations to destinations under a hurricane watch or warning:
Canceling reservation within 48 hours of departure: Guests can cancel without penalty and rebook a reservation if the airport is closed or flights are cancelled within 48 hours of travel. Reservations must be rebooked within 14 days of the original travel dates. Specific travel dates apply.
Guest departing early: Guests who choose to depart early will be credited for the unused nights, which may be applied towards a future stay at the same resort. Reservations for unused nights must be rebooked within 30 days after the storm. Specific travel dates and other restrictions apply.
Rebook the same hotel for a later date: The hotel will honor the original rate for guests who wish to postpone their vacation and travel at a later date. Reservations must be rebooked within 30 days after a storm. Specific travel dates and other restrictions apply.
Changing travel plans to the same brand at a different destination: Guests can choose a different destination that is not affected by the hurricane and transfer their reservation within the brand at the originally confirmed rate, subject to availability (except Grand Aruba). Other restrictions apply.
Guests must contact the hotel for specific booking and travel dates, using the information on the confirmation received after booking.


Check-out time is noon

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Minimum guest age is 18

Caters to adults only

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available


The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • New Year's Eve gala dinner fee
  • Christmas Day gala dinner fee
  • Resort fee
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • An early check-in fee will be charged
  • A late check-out fee will be charged
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Occidental Adults Only-All Inclusive
  • Occidental Grand Papagayo Adults Only-All Inclusive
  • Occidental Grand Papagayo Resort Adults Only-All Inclusive
  • Occidental Resort Adults Only-All Inclusive
  • Occidental Grand Resort Adults Only-All Inclusive
  • Occidental Grand Adults Only-All Inclusive

We should mention

A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. A fee for a mandatory Christmas Day gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 25 December. A fee for a mandatory New Year's Eve gala dinner is included in the total price displayed for stays on 31 December. Guests under 18 years old are not permitted at this adults-only property. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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