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Hotel overview

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


Hotel details


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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

Ratings & reviews

TripAdvisor traveler rating

4.0 7303 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great trip to Costa Rica

    Pros: As a member of OVC it was a different experience this time around, with a few more perks. The checkin went fine and I was able to book the reservations three days in a row without an issue The first club bar was nice with full A/C and premium liquors The room was decent but it’s a bit outdated but still nice- I had a studio The pools were never overcrowded and we always got lounge chairs The service in the restaurants was great- Edwin, Harry, Maria and Enrique outdid themselves to service us with care and a smile The food some places was better than others But over all a good meal was had. JJ the tour guy was nice and friendly and helped us booked some good tours. The hotel is small and just what we needed. Cons: No bar service while you are chilling at the pool meaning there is no one going around asking people what they want to drink and bringing it to them- i think they would earn much more tips that way Not to many restaurants on the property so it’s three choices and the buffet They should clean the pool grounds every night which I didn’t see them do There aren’t really taxis at your fingertips if you wanted to go out for the night you have to book in advance or rent a car But overall i love the people very friendly Sandy, Azul, Tatiana, Brenda were great and Enrique made my anniversary a special night forever grateful for a great time that was had

    May 27, 2024
  • 2.0 star tripadvisor rating
    resort opinion

    they need to keep up with the resort better. improve buffet and equipment. Gym needs repair as well as pool areas. A/C in unit was very poor.

    May 27, 2024
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Good value, you get what you pay for.

    If you have realistic expectation this is a great value. If you expect 4 star vacation this is not it. If you expect 3 star you will be happy.

    May 26, 2024
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Costa Rica

    Tip: Ask a lot of questions at check in about the property events, music & food service. They give you very little information and you will miss out on activity options and music. Also, there's a lot of pot smoking on this property which sinks. Particularly in the open-air lobby and seating area. Smelled like pot 90% of the time in those areas. PU

    May 24, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Amazing Scalp Massage with Lizeth!

    I recently had an incredible scalp massage with Lizeth! She has a magic touch that can make headaches disappear. Not only did she focus on my scalp, but also my neck and shoulders. To top it off, she even washed my hair afterwards! I highly recommend her services.

    May 23, 2024