The Occidental Papagayo – Adults-Only hotel is a fantastic adults-only experience in the Gulf of Papagayo on the stunning west coast of Costa Rica. Guests can enjoy both the comfort of the All Inclusive program and the exotic fauna in the vicinity. The hotel features spacious and bright rooms, designed with everything necessary for the enjoyment of guests in an adults-only environment. To enjoy the area of Guanacaste and Culebra Bay even more, there is nothing better than making the most of activities such as diving, cycling, guided tours, kayaks and many more options. You may also opt for the most reinvigorating relaxation and enjoy the fantastic pool and relax in its beautiful outdoor gardens. The hotel provides a magnificent culinary offering, including 2 international à la carte restaurants and a buffet with international food, as well as a snack bar and lobby bar with excellent views.

Property Information

Year Built: 1995
Last Renovation: 2007
Accessible rooms: 2
All rooms non-smoking: 169
Floors: 1
Total rooms: 169


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory *Important Information for Our Guest* As of April 2012, the destination of Costa Rica has gone non-smoking in all public buildings and areas. All hotel rooms are also non-smoking.
Advisory *Important Note* Costa Rica will impose some restrictions for Holy Week. Alcohol is not permitted to be sold or consumed. This ban on alcohol starts the Thursday prior to Easter and runs through Easter Sunday. A few hotels purchase special permits to serve alcohol, but generally it is not available. In addition, most restaurants, shops, and bars will be closed for the same time period. Restaurants in the hotels will be operating. The City Tour will not be operating.
Advisory STUDENT GROUP POLICY • 100 DOUBLE rooms IN HOUSE maximum for student groups at any given time • 25 years old and under are considered “students” for any given time • Minimum age required for check-in is 18. • A refundable deposit of $200/per person (cash or credit card) is required. Group Student bookings • Must be requested through our groups department, these groups will require a chaperon as well as the refundable deposit and all above requirements.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring break-free environment.

General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price. Minimum night stay restrictions may apply. Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 6504 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Winter get away

    A good getaway with friendly service with activities available during the day and there is evening entertainment. there is a nice beach with easy access next to the resort. The resort is some distance from the nearest town.

    Jan 31, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beautiful, calm and serene!

    Just got back home from beautiful Costa Rica! Loved the entire experience. The Occidental Papagayo was great! We were in Building #1 so we were close to everything. No complaints about the huge resort, quiet, no children, great beach (unless it is high tide), good food and great staff! There are lots of stairs which is great to walk off the food and build up my calves but the shuttles are great! Great for paddle boarding until the wind picked up but early mornings the beach was calm and serene and the water was glass. Want to go back soon.

    Jan 31, 2023
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great value, great location

    I really enjoyed my stay at this hotel. Service in general is beyond expectations due to very courteous and thoughtful staff. The location is great to discover wildlife and wonderful ecosystems. The beach is a little bit disappointing because it is pratically none existent half the day when the tide is high, but it gives the opportunity to appreciate the very nice pools that the resort offers.

    Jan 31, 2023
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Ok. You get what you pay for.

    We got a great deal on this place so wasn't expecting anything grand. Good luck getting wash cloths and hand towels in your room. The view of the bay was worth paying extra. Food was ok. Not much variety. The Asian restaurant was my favorite.

    Jan 30, 2023
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    2 Stars only because the Staff is doing the best they can with what little they are given to work with.

    The food is the worst. The staff is friendly and helpful. The overall theme of this moderately priced all inclusive resort is to be as cheap as possible. things like maintenance, plumbing, and electricity are at times a luxury. Lots of dead trees and brown grass need to be overlooked to see the sceneray that is Costa Rica. Hot water is a major luxury and the food will eventually give you a stomach illness ruining a portion of your stay. Once you are sick the staff is extremely helpful in helping you feel better. The resort does little to embrace the local culture, and leaves the resort similar to anywhere. After my food born illness I refused to eat the bland food from the resort. I ventured out in order to find sustenance, I discover beautifully prepared exciting and delicious food. For this resort to not embrace the local food and culture, is a huge miss. The vibe on the resort is retirement home with the only source for a party being the disco, where few patrons ever visit. Costa Rica is an amazing place to visit just avoid this resort.

    Jan 30, 2023
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air operated by TUI Airlines Belgium N.V. : PC 19-085 & PC 19-117, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 120319