Nestled in the popular Gulf of Papagayo, the Occidental Grand is located on the gulf’s southern tip. The large Costa Rican resort, which features a sandy beach, manages a comfortable balance between size and service. This luxury all inclusive resort is part of the Occidental Hotels chain based in Spain.
The resort is ideal for families enjoying their Costa Rica vacation, or couples on a romantic escape. Room categories range from Deluxe Ocean View rooms to masterfully designed and well appointed suites. The Concierge and Romance levels feature unique services and amenities for discerning clients. The Occidental Grand Papagayo welcomes families on their Costa Rica vacation, and the all inclusive set up is conducive to a relaxing, worry-free vacation. However, the resort offers limited services and features for young children.
The true all inclusive nature of the resort is ideal for guests that prefer the ease of working with a fixed budget and thus avoiding the pay-as-you-go system in most hotels and resorts. For visitors who enjoy an open bar, delicious unlimited meals and plenty of scheduled activities ranging from water aerobics to beach volleyball, the Occidental Grand is a great fit. The resort features two a-la-carte restaurants, a generous buffet bistro and a snack bar. Night entertainment includes daily shows as well as a disco and bar with an adult game room.
The Occidental Grand Papagayo is a great value option for guests looking for an all inclusive Costa Rica resort that features a good price for a high-end resort without incurring in five-star luxury rates. This resort provides the beach in your complete Costa Rica vacation, and complements an adventure stay in a Monteverde, Arenal or Manuel Antonio rainforest stay. The location of this resort is conducive to an active Costa Rica vacation that can feature canopy tours, horseback riding, kayaking and snorkeling. However, most guests to consider this as the fun-in-the-sun, downtime portion of their vacation.
We recommend a four or five night stay at the Occidental Grand Papagayo for those couples and families looking for a high-end Costa Rica all inclusive resort that features great restaurants, excellent service and a convenient location with direct beach access.