The adults-only Occidental Papagayo is perfect for couples looking for a more relaxed and intimate wedding ceremony. With diving, cycling, guided tours, and kayaking available, an Occidental Papagayo wedding will provide couples with more than enough activities to keep them busy before and after their ceremony.

Wedding Setup

Occidental Papagayo Wedding Ceremony Example


Occidental Papagayo Room Example

Papagayo dining

Occidental Papagayo Dining

Tips From a Travel Agent

  • The resort’s lush vegetation often attracts a variety of wildlife, including iguanas, a variety of birds, and at times even monkeys, giving couples an opportunity for unique wedding photos.

  • Besides a few small beach towns, the Occidental Papagayo doesn’t offer much of a nightlife, something to keep in mind for couples looking for a more lively wedding celebration.

  • Due to its limited number of rooms, the resort’s beach is never really crowded providing a perfect setting for guests looking to relax.

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Occidental Papagayo Weddings Package and Resort Information

Package Costs

Free - $3950

The Occidental Papagayo wedding package becomes complimentary when booking a minimum combination of 20 room nights. Upgraded packages, additional guests, and add-ons are available for an additional cost.

Price Range


$85 – $115 average price per person per night. Rooms include a private balcony or terrace, minibar, coffee maker. Premium Level suites are available at an additional cost, and grant access to concierge service, private check-in, luxury sheets and pillows, and further exclusive service for dinner and tour reservations.

Entry Level Package

$1525 - 10 Guests

One-tier wedding cake | Gift for couple | Breakfast in bed day after ceremony | Occidental Papagayo wedding planner services | Sound system for ceremonial use | 1 bouquet and 1 boutonniere | Ceremony decor | Sparkling wine toast

Property Size


There are 163 rooms with resort and ocean views. Floorplans range from deluxe to Premium level 2 bedrooms. The resort grounds are large and are recommended for more active guests, however, a free shuttle service is available to get around the resort.

Venue Options


Beach – 100 guests max, Garden – 60 guests max

Room Occupancy


This hotel allows a maximum of 2 adults per entry-level room. It is an adults only resort, guests must be at least 18 years old to stay. Premium Level 2 bedrooms can be requested for parties of up to 4.

Weddings Per Day


The resort hosts 1 wedding per day.

Chance of Sellout


The resort experiences high chances of occupancy in December – April.



The Occidental Papagayo Wedding Department typically responds within 24 hours.

Distance from Airport

25 Minutes

The resort is located 13 miles from the LIR Airport.

Resort Insights

“Our stay here was wonderful. The staff here treat every guest with respect and privacy. They are more than willing to attend to your every need, all you need to do is ask. The view is to die for and although this is a tropical location, the rain would not put a damper on things. The beach is good, however most people do not come to Costa Rica for the beaches. They have plenty of excursions to choose from, however I would highly recommend getting a rental car for the best experience. We drove 35mins into Liberia and it was a totally different world. I would easily tell anyone who has only stayed in the resort that they had not Infact experienced Costa Rica. The other nice thing about a rental car is that most excursions the resorts offer you can simply drive to on our own and either go for free or at a greatly reduced rate. The only downside I can think of is the driving here. We did not get pulled over, but everyone is fairly aggressive when driving and roads are narrow with bad sightlines most times. You should take it slow when driving.” – David B. 12/18

“We had our wedding at the Occidental Grand Papagayo and could not have had a better experience. It was incredible!!! We wanted a low key, affordable option for our guests to come and experience Costa Rica while not sacrificing the wedding experience. While it is not the 4-seasons, we got way more than what we paid for. I could go on and on – we had 65 guests and everyone had a blast. The best part was the exceptional staff catering to all of our needs. A+++++ A very special shout out to the best wedding coordinator ever – Idania!!!” – Jen P. 2/18

“Resort is beautiful and very relaxing. Staff is very efficient and friendly. Rooms are nice, and drinks are replenished every day (beer, water, soda). Although not located right on a beach, as you have to walk down to a beach, both pools offer everything you might want. Alex helped us book our tours, and we highly recommend him. Omar is great, as well, but we mostly worked with Alex for booking restaurants and tours. Omar and Alex are both very knowledgeable about tours and local activities and made the experience so much easier.” – Connie C. 2/18

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