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Occidental Grand Papagayo

Hello,

I am new to the Costa Rica forum, and to Costa Rica! My husband and I are seriously thinking of going to the Grand Papagayo with friends and staying in the Royal Club area of the hotel. (we are Vacation Club members)

In my on-line travels I read this hotel was scheduled to be shut down in 2009 for renovations. Has anyone else heard this?

Any additional input on this resort would be appreciated!

Thanks

I just did a “fake” booking for Feb. 2009 and it went through. It was through Belair on A/C so I would assume it is open. Why not email the resort to find out exactly what is going on.
There is quite a bit of walking up hills at this resort but it is in my opinion a very good resort to have your holiday at. It’s been several years since we have been there but it was at that time one of the nicer resorts in Costa Rica

I still don’t trust the vacation club. Being members we had a problem with honesty on a booking in 2006 for Punta Cana - and it ruined our vacation with our family.

I have contacted the Occidental Vacation Club directly and am waiting for an answer.

In the mean time I have been unable to locate an email for the Grand Papagayo.

We really want to visit Costa Rica but want to be sure before we go.

Thanks

I’m so sorry to hear about your terrible experience with this “club” for your trip to the DR.However I could not find an email address for this resort but did find a toll free number for you to phone that resort to ask questions.
Toll free # is 1 800 858 2258.
I hope this helps you and you get some satisfactory answers from them.

Thanks for the number!!

I did receive an email back from guest services at the Occidental Hotels - and I was told that they are not shutting down. They had thought they would build more rooms, but does not look like this will happen next year.

I’m so glad you finally got a response to your question. It just goes to show everyone that you cannot always believe what is said on-line or in all other forums. Anyways if you go there or anywhere else have a wonderful trip

They are open and operating as we are picking up people for tours daily. They will likely wait until low season before adding more rooms.

That you for that update. I have been in contact with someone who did tell me that they are not closing down, and that they probably won’t be building any new rooms in 2009.