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 6759 reviews
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating

    They only allow you 1 every 3 days to eat at the 2 good ala cart restaurants. So during a 7 night stay you get 2/7. The other 5 days you eat at the buffet, which the food was not at all good! It appeared that whatever was leftover from the night before, got reinvented into something for breakfast or lunch. The cleaning crew was inconsistent in leaving towels! We had a birds nest in our bathroom, that had brown liquid dripping down the wall! The shower had a sewage smell coming from the drain! Not enough lighting on the paths at night! There’s a poisonous tree at the bottom of the steps when you get onto beach that has a sign that says poisonous, do not touch. Cut the tree down!

    Jun 04, 2023
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    A great, quiet, chill place to spend a week.

    This small resort was very comfortable, fun and relaxing. Our room was clean, spacious and had great temperature control for a very hot climate. I love that we had beach access if we wanted to swim in the ocean, plus two great pools to cool off in on the resort. There are a LOT of stairs and many hills at this resort so we got our exercise. The gym is quite functional and has A/C, which is great. The staff, mostly, were great. Diana and her entertainment team were so much fun, drawing us into water aerobics and pool volleyball most days. Carolina in the buffet was just such a ray of sunshine anytime she served us (almost all the other serving staff was super friendly too). And Byron in the lobby bar / snack restaurant was always so attentive and friendly. We visited during low season so perhaps that's why there were no serving staff around the pools, which was fine for us, but we did have to go to the bars to grab drinks. With only 1 buffet restaurant, the food become a little boring after a few days of mostly the same. But, the food we had was delicious - I wish they'd served roast chicken more often! Again, maybe a low season thing but there wasn't much for evening entertainment - the entertainment board mentioned something each night but we only saw entertainment on 3 out of 6 nights. The saxophone player was amazing!!! All in all, it was quiet and lovely to relax at this resort.

    Jun 01, 2023
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    50th destination

    did not live up to other Occidental Resort franchise's. if you want adult only try Secrets instead. Food quality and taste is poor. Beach and Ocean swimming was amazing, both swimming pools were HOT, not refreshing at all. Our mini fridge was not restocked everyday, housekeeping not done-had to ask and ask for it. upgrade service is NOT worth it. You get one extra bar only that is IT.

    May 31, 2023
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    I would not waste your money

    The food quality was absolutely terrible. I know that coming to an all inclusive it may not be great. It was so bad we actually ate outside of the hotel after the 3rd day. The alcohol quality was dreadful, no branded options, all extremely poor quality drinks full of sugar unfortunately. The only plus was that the hotel was set in beautiful grounds.

    May 28, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Enjoyable Stay!

    We really enjoyed our stay! It was our first time visiting Costa Rica. It is not a huge resort so the buffet is smaller but nothing was lacking. There was variety and everything was delicious - especially the breakfasts! Our room was clean and cool and the beds were comfortable. Yes, lots of stairs to climb but we actually liked that. The pool was clean and not too crowded and it was fun to occasionally see (and hear!) the howler monkeys in the trees near the pool. The staff were helpful and friendly. The activity staff were great and a shout out to Jose who did a great job leading us on a kayak tour. The only suggestion I would have is to have more variety at the lunch place near the pool. JJ helped us book some great excursions and it was easy to take the shuttle to explore Playas Del Coco. Overall, we enjoyed our vacation so much and would love to come back!

    May 27, 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