Occidental Tamarindo

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Located on the palm-fringed, soft white sands of Langosta Beach, this hotel is close to the shops, restaurants and nightlife of trendy Tamarindo. With its proximity to golf, scuba diving, and horseback riding, and its on-site watersports and daily activities, the Occidental Tamarindo is ideal for any active vacationer. Nature lovers will enjoy visiting the adjacent turtle-nesting area, the nearby bird-watching estuary of the San Francisco River, and the kayak tour to a national park!

Location: On Langosta Beach of Tamarindo Bay, 5 minutes from the town and beach of Tamarindo, 90 minutes from Liberia airport.

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  • GregandDebbie R : Kingston, Canada
Average overall

We stayed in November as part of a group of mostly "seniors" from Canada. Overall the stay was average. In the room there was no information about services provided at the hotel. Staff were for the most part friendly and solicitous, especially the porter at Reception (such a smiling man!), the female Receptionists, the water/coffee servers in the dining room and the room cleaners. The hotel was busy for the weekends during our one week stay, with many local families and young people, making lineups for lunch and dinner buffet very long, crowded and noisy. During the week it was quieter and we were fine. Food was average to decent overall-lots of fresh fruit, nice breads, good selection of salad items. Hot dishes were less attractive but some were very good. There was a grill at one end of the room where a chef grilled meats with tortillas, or sausages, paella one night, and did a wonderful "grandma's rice" and other dishes. It was generally less busy at his station than at the "regular" buffet. Rooms are a little dated and would benefit from renovations. Due to the oceanside location, maintenance must be a challenge. Our a/c did not work well and therefore our clothing always felt damp, as did our sheets. We had changed rooms as the first room was very close to the pool and was too noisy. Others in our group also changed rooms for various reasons (no a/c, no hot water, too dark, poor location). There is a safe in the room and a mini fridge, our room also had a coffee maker. The beach is walkable but there are a lot of rocks which inhibit safe swimming. The better beach is across the estuary-it's not developed-cross at low tide and you'll be fine. We did that several mornings, walked for an hour, watched surfers. Hardly any rocks on that beach, better swimming, and great walking. Animals seen on the premises include howler monkeys, iguanas, squirrels and a coati.

  • Helen P : Stow
Occidental Tamarindo

Excellent place to stay. Service and staff were exceptional. Food was good. Rooms were always clean and beds were very comfortable. Took several excursions which were handled professionally. Tour guides were extremely knowledgeable and friendly.

  • CaliforniaKFR : California
Despite having the flu, the staff were there for me

At first I didn't like that my room was on the first floor, but when I realized the location on the property, I stayed with it. I ended up getting very sick (gripe - respiratory flu) on my 3rd day and was in bed with a fever for 3 days. Since I was traveling solo it was difficult, but the staff were very helpful and sympathetic. Front desk and bell boy - Jose, Bayron, Paola, Jenny, Emily and Jaime were awesome. So was Hilda who cleaned my room, Maricruz at the spa, and Jully, Edwin and Alberto at the bar. And the 2 gentleman who did the omelets and carving stations were great - checked in on me each day since they knew I was sick. When I had some strength back, I enjoyed the beach, and really enjoyed watching local surfers and the sunset each night.

  • Kayla H : Edmonton, Canada
Amazing Week

The hotel was great and very close to town. The workers are very friendly and provide great service. The rooms were clean, always supplied with refreshments in the fridge, towel art on the odd day...it is a little dated in some places but clean. I’m not there to stay in room so I don’t complain. The bed was comfy. The food can be repetitive but keep in mind it’s a smaller place. The a la carte is amazing...do go there! The sunsets on the beach are amazing, do not miss it and when it’s low tide you can walk very far! Carlos around the snack bar and Fabian around the lobby bar are fantastic. The entertainment team is also fantastic! Check the show out!

  • Shirley R :
Very disappointed

We came to stay for the weekend this was a bad experience the room look dirty and smell bad went we arrive after this we walk over to get something to eat the only place open was the bar by the pool the food was terrible everything was super grease another bad thing then we had dinner the food was really bad we where a group of 26 did not hear one good comment from our group. Will not visit again

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

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Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Resort fees (if applicable) must be paid directly to the hotel
  • Hotel transfers for packages to USA
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
  • Snacks
  • 1 a la carte dinner/person/week w/reservations
  • Domestic drinks from 7am-10pm
  • House wine w/dinner
  • Windsurfing
  • Boogie boards
  • Sailing & kayaking once/stay
  • Tennis
  • Beach volleyball
  • Exercise room
  • Dance lessons
  • Daily activities
  • Nightly entertainment
  • 1 free kayaking tour to the Las Boulas National Park (subject to availability, reservations required)
  • 128 rooms in six 2 & 3-storey buildings
  • 1 buffet restaurant
  • Restaurant w/a la carte section
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Room service (fee)
  • 1 outdoor pool
  • Tennis court
  • Exercise room
  • Gift shop
  • Massage service (fee)
  • Internet access (fee)
  • Car rental
  • Laundry service (fee)
  • Medical service (fee)
  • Deep-sea fishing (fee)

Hotel Rooms include:

  • 1 king or 2 double beds
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Cable TV
  • Mini-fridge
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • In-room safe
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Max occupancy 4 persons, no more than 3 adults

For the Kids - Kids 4-12 can enjoy supervised activities at the Kids' Club from 10am-5pm. Babysitting service available (fee).

Honeymooners - Receive a room upgrade (if available at time of check-in), a bottle of wine & fruit basket, breakfast in bed (once per stay), and a special dinner at Langosta restaurant. Marriage certificate dated within the last 3 months is required upon check-in.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • Occidental Tamarindo
    Liberia,Costa Rica

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Hotel Barcelo Langosta Beach
Playa Langosta, Tamarindo 1150 Costa Rica

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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