Occidental Tamarindo reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 Very Good

  • Cleanliness 4.0
  • Location 4.0
  • Rooms 4.0
  • Service 4.0
  • Value 4.0

4675 TripAdvisor reviews

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5


Trek67389501808 on Sep 20, 2023

Very nice resort staff was nice and very helpful Resort and rooms were clean Will definitely return Great resort if you like to surf or just sit on the beach and watch others surf Beautiful sunrises and sunsets Nice resort to just sit back and relax

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Fantastic Stay

HairyFifer1970 (Lundin Links, United Kingdom) on Sep 15, 2023

This is a fantastic hotel in a fantastic location with great food, drink and staff. What a warm welcome we received when we turned up a few hours early. Straight check in and straight to a lovely lunch. We stayed for two nights as part of a 16 night self tour of Costa Rica. Although only half way through our tour we wish we had planned it in such a way that we stayed a few days more here. We saw some great wildlife! Cost Rica is expensive for us from the UK but Occidental gives great value for money. If we are ever to return to Costa Rica we will definitely revisit here.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 1 out of 5

5 star? Why because of all the accommodations? They mean nothing when the service is bad. I rate this a 2 star.

Kat S (Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania) on Sep 10, 2023

There aren’t enough towels or lounge chairs for the amount of (Ticos) that visit over the weekend. The food & drinks are bad. The buffet is a joke when you have to stand in line for 10 minutes to get through the line. We had to chase the staff to get towels and face clothes. Spoke to another couple who asked for towel 3 times until they were able to get them. Woke up Sunday, had no hot water. Prices are outrageous! A big bag of Doritos $8.50. At home they are 2/$6. A big bottle of water $9 at home $3. They say Costa Rica is affordable? For who? Looks are deceiving. It’s visually, beautifully but open the book…start flipping the pages…you will see for yourself. The cost of our package was decent round trip for 10 days. I figured we paid about $160 per night. Our friends who live in Jaco paid $600 per night because of a credit they had from a trip they couldn’t go to, due to illness. They are having the same worse experience. They asked for Smirnoff Vodka specifically in their drink and the cost for an ounce $5. Never again!!! I would not recommend.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Excellent Value!

Anthony G on Sep 08, 2023

This is a lovely resort, especially for the price you pay it provides a great value! We stayed with the resort from September 4, 2023 through September 7, 2023. I cannot speak for any of the other reviewers, but the food in the buffet was good and had a great variety. There are plenty of activities for everyone (water aerobics classes in the morning at 11 AM, salsa lessons, live music entertainment). The location was wonderful, oceanfront. The beach area was little rocky, but walking a little to the left was lovely and sandy. A quick cab ride ($7) to the heart of Tamarindo for shopping, dining and the casino. Checking in was a breeze, the staff was very friendly and welcoming. Overall, my family had a wonderful time. My one regret is we did not book an extra day or two. This will be my go to resort for my next Costa Rica vacation.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Great stay

moises m on Sep 04, 2023

Any questions and suggestions were answered by the staff. At any moment I felt that my stay was of much comfort. If you go prepared and do some research you will find that there is a lot of adventure tours. Just the beach itself is a great relaxation. There food is above and beyond.

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