Located in Tamarindo Bay on the Pacific coast, province of Gaunacaste, with endless natural beaches of exceptional beauty and great diversity of Flora and Fauna.

Recently renovated, the Occidental Tamarindo offers you a wide range of services, exquisite gastronomy and a great variety of entertainment options; located in front of one of the most beautiful beaches in Gaunacaste, it is ideal for surfing and nature lovers, family vacations or honeymoons in paradise.

Under the "ALL INCLUSIVE" system, you get 3 meal Buffet style times per every night you stay at hotel, besides all the snacks you want.

Courtesy for honeymooners
- Special menu for the couple in the Océano A la Carte Restaurant
- Bottle of house wine in the room.
- It is mandatory to present the Marriage Certificate (30 days)
- Previous reservation required.


San Jose, Costa Rica - Juan Santamaria International (SJO)
Liberia, Costa Rica - Liberia (LIR) : 60 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1999
Total available rooms and suites: 198


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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.

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.

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

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 4417 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Stay, Would Return!

    We had a great stay and would definitely go back. The food was pretty good and they changed up the options in the buffet daily. Everything was fresh and tasty. Great Ice Cream and delicious Bread! The staff are truly amazing as well, especially Amina! The rooms could be a bit cleaner (Shower glass had some mildew, etc.) but it didn't bother us. The wildlife around the resort was great, Massive Igunas were fun to watch and we got lucky and got to see Howler Monkeys behind our room and around the pool. Amazing sunsets, and fun watching the surfers. The ocean was rough and we were scared to swim in it but the pool made up for it. 20 Min walk to downtown Tamarindo area or $6.00 taxi ride.

    Jan 31, 2023
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Overal deception of stay

    Beach dangerous Far away flight Poor quality food Fruit very little choice Cleaness of room poor Painting needed to be done in my room Presence of rost in room No Escalator in last floor the 5th one Ants in the room Etc

    Jan 30, 2023
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beds in building 4 are comfy...that's it

    Upon arrival we found that we had no towels. Called the front desk, no one picked up. Had to physically go to the fron desk, was handed a single towel and had to walk back with an employee who handed me my stack of towels and sent me on my way. Room was never cleaned. 3 separate phone calls to the front desk to no avail. 3 separate trips to the front desk to no avail. Had to literally beg for water bottles to be replenished. I was mocked by the front desk even though I was being very patient and kind. Food was sub par -very bland, impossible to get water at the table. Coffee machines were always in repair.

    Jan 30, 2023
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Watch the check in procedure, otherwise good.

    Overall we were satisfied with our stay except we didn't end up in the ocean front room we had booked even after discussing with the reception manager. We spoke to two other people who had a similar experience. But we were very satisfied with the rest of the staff, the rooms and the common area. It's clean and very beautiful. Good access to a great beach area and the tour operators that were available for off site activities were knowledgeable and helpful. Food in the buffet is mediocre but the ala carte is very nice, especially the Japanese restaurant.

    Jan 30, 2023
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great location for being on the ocean

    The Occidental location was perfect with the beautiful beach facing west for incredible sunsets, the huge waves bringing in the surfers, it was entertaining to watch them at sunset I loved being close to the town of Tamarindo, only a mile away but kept the resort quiet and a nice walk on the beach going to town watching the boats, surfers, and listening to the waves. The rooms at the resort were big and very nice, always Great music by the pool and lobby bar, the food wasn’t the best but Great restaurants downtown, I’m not a foodie so isn’t a big factor for me, all in all I Loved being there

    Jan 29, 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