Occidental Tamarindo

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Overview
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.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Ron G :
GREAT place Friendly staff.. we will be back

We stayed at the Occidental Nov 13th to the 20th and everything was great, There were six of us and check in was fast and easy. Our room was 9322 not far from the pool area, It was a little small but it was clean, A/C worked well and being close to the pool area it wasn't noisy at all. We are not in our room much during the day so we don't expect much as far as the room goes. The bed was comfortable and room was clean.. The buffet is good with a good variety of food, Alexander at the egg and omelet grill was awesome with all the guests. I was disappointed when he wasn't at the grill one morning ..he made the best omelets.. Gracias Alexander! The grounds are well maintained and clean. The beach is nice although not a great place to snorkel as the waves are big and there is a lot of rock. If you do cross the estuary read the tide times as we had to swim back and it is well over your head.The walk into Tamarindo is nice but the front desk will call you a cab and it only costs $5 one way. I would recommend this hotel to my friends and family and I would return. My only Complaint is the WIFI is only available in the lobby and around the pool area.. and is $5 a day to use. This is the only place I have ever gone in the last few years that didn't have free wifi in the rooms. Other then that.. Great place

  • Marie M : Blainville, Canada
Just like home

My husband, our son and I travelled to Occidental Tamarindo. As always, we were welcomed by friendly staff and felt like at home. The hotel was renovated and the needed improvements (bathrooms, pool, grounds) are great. The hotel is blessed by its location in the quiet Playa Langosta and directly on the beach. Although the waves are strong, the estuary offers options for stand up paddling, kayaking and playing with kids. The tide pools of the low tide are appreciated by the little one. Perhaps the most important, the animation is lively and diverse. The team is friendly and attentive. We strongly recommend this hotel for families.

  • Bethshoelady : Denver, Colorado
Nice staff, smaller Barcelo property, great town!

Maria at front desk was terrific at check in which was easy and flawless. Marianela in the spa gave the best massage. English is spoken pretty well but not a lot of Americans were there, which was nice. Beach is sand and rock but my kids totally boogie boarded and surfed no problem with boards we had to rent in town. There are better place to surf in town but it is doable here if you a good swimmer. (would recommend Kirk as a surf instructor at Banana Surf School) If you are used to a larger Barceló property like the Dominican or Mexico then this will be a let down. But for a small town like Tamirindo it is fine. 25 minute safe walk to town or $5 cab ride. Cons.... no wifi in rooms. No view of ocean from any room that I could see. Food is average at best except fruit and omelet stand are terrific. Not sure why you only have tennis at Noon at 2 available when it's so hot there. No place to rent a boogie board or surf board or tennis stuff. Needed to mail a package to a CR address and front staff could not help me or tell me how I could do a simple thing like mail a book to someone in CR. Staff was very nice and helpful, minus not knowing how to get something mailed. Although staff at pool bar don't seem happy at all. Can't get a chocolate milk shake at the bar like you can at all other Barceló properties that we have been to. Ceiling fans were never on in lounge area which was super hot without the fans going. Good value for what you get but could be a great value with some small changes.

  • Annette R : Grand Rapids, Michigan
Family holiday

Location...outstanding beach and pool experience! Food and fun extrordinaire! Comfy beds and rooms. Wish they had first club services but ok without. Not very responsive to requests and housekeeping needs better English and responsiveness.

  • Rockwell D : Glendon, Alberta, Canada
Home away from home - 5th time here.

The staff is incredible, genuine, friendly and like to help you learn espanol. The food is great, beds are comfy-great sleeps, beach amazing, bar service is top notch and even has service on the beach if your nice. Spa and entertainment is great.

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).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

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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