We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Occidental Tamarindo

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Professional photos
Occidental Tamarindo
Occidental Tamarindo
Panoramas (19)
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

2,000 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Occidental Tamarindo
See the most recent reviews
Showing 1,034: English reviews
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 March 2011

We chose the Barcelo all inclusive chain becasue we had stayed at the Barcelo in Mexico a couple of years ago. This Barcelo in Costa Rica is FANTASTIC! The smaller size (under 200 rooms) makes it possible to find everything and walk around easily. The food is great, the rooms clean and the staff more than helpful. The gal Jusy... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Leslie004
Edmonton
Level Contributor
21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2011

We just returned from our week long stay at Barcelo Langosta and we loved every minute of our time there. The resort is beautiful and the grounds are very well kept. There are lots of birds, iguanas and butterflies, which all add to the beauty of this place. The food was good. We really enjoyed the buffet. The hotel staff... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank love2seeNewPlaces
barrie, ontario
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2011

We stayed at the Barcelo Langost Beach from March 7-14, 2011. We had an amazing time and would highly recommend this resort. The Rooms have been renovated and are clean. The beds are comfortable and whenever we had a problem (ie lightbulb burned out), the front desk sent a staff member out immediately. The service was excellent. The beach is... More 

Helpful?
6 Thank heidi123123
Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2011

It was everything I hoped and more! Especially perfect if you love the ocean and surf and want to be a bit removed from the hustle and bustle of Tamarindo, but a walking distance away. The food was delicious and varied, the staff were friendly and helpful, the rooms were clean, spacious and we even lucked out with a peek... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank 155032Laura
Newmarket, Canada
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2011

A lovely resort that doesn't pretend to be a five star modern, lavishly appointed resort. The Barcelo Langosta has all that you will need, a lovely pool, good food, nice rooms, beautiful, natural grounds and direct access to a beach that goes on forever. It is a place to meet people, each day at sunset everyone gathered on the beach... More 

Helpful?
4 Thank Costaricacathy
Regina, Canada
Level Contributor
13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2011

We really enjoyed our two weeks at the Barcelo. The resort was spotless, the service excellent, and the food varied and tasty. It was fun to watch what happens when "Head Office" comes for an inspection. Even though the resort was very good before the visit,it was much improved by the time we left! Some comments: We had a suite... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank prairielover
Des Moines, Iowa
Level Contributor
34 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2011

I found the Barcelo to be a perfectly fine place to stay. The grounds are well maintained, our room was clean, the bed was comfortable and the people that work there were pleasant. I didn't have any negative experiences. A few comments/helpful hints if you stay there: #1. The howler monkeys are in the trees close to the pool/ping pong... More 

Helpful?
6 Thank joefromdsm
Madison, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2011

We stayed at the Barcelo for a week. Had a great time, good service and good food (always a variety). Drinks could be better. The employees were nice & helpful. We had dinner at the ala carte restaurant and found it was very good, the service was awesome. Taxi service was always available for going into town ($5) or you... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank dlrunyan
wiltshire
Level Contributor
40 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2011

First impressions when we first arrived into reception , we wondered what kind of hotel we had chosen, the noise from the bar was quite deafening. took along time to get drinks but it must have been a large group just leaving. Apart from that we had the best of times in this wonderful hotel. All staff seemed to be... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank squirty_8
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2011

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our 1 week stay at this hotel. The room was very clean, the room was a good size, the bed was comfortable, the atmosphere was quiet (which we enjoyed), plenty of hot water, etc. No complaints. The food was buffet style and for the most part was quite good, however we did get a... More 

Helpful?
3 Thank rick_clark

1,808 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (1428)
Viewed
Room/Suite (101)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (338)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (241)
Viewed
View from Room (88)
Viewed
Dining (37)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (14)
Viewed
Bathroom (28)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
Other (580)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (369)
Viewed
Amenities (48)
Viewed
Beach (18)
Viewed
Duplex Suite (74)
Viewed
Pool (43)
Viewed
Dining (48)
Viewed
Standard Double Room (40)
Viewed
Standard King Room (40)
Viewed
The Hotel (58)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (11)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (4)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (3)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Playa Langosta
1.9 km away
Hotel Tamarindo Diria
Hotel Tamarindo Diria
#9 of 23 in Tamarindo
2,200 reviews
2.0 km away
Jardin del Eden boutique hotel
0.7 km away
Cala Luna Luxury Boutique Hotel & Villas
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
4.5 km away
JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa
18.1 km away
Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa
Flamingo Beach Resort & Spa
#1 of 7 in Playa Flamingo
1,847 reviews
39.0 km away
Occidental Grand Papagayo by Barcelo
Occidental Grand Papagayo by Bar...
#7 of 15 in Gulf of Papagayo
2,808 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Babysitting
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
5 stars All Inclusive, with private access to Langosta beach, within the Las Baulas National Park. Boutique Hotel of 198 rooms with exclusive Premium Service. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Occidental Tamarindo

Address: Playa Langosta, Tamarindo 26519, Costa Rica (Formerly Hotel Barcelo Langosta Beach)
Region: Costa Rica > Province of Guanacaste > Tamarindo > Playa Langosta
Price Range: $262 - $761 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Occidental Tamarindo 3.5*
Number of rooms: 198
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, BookIt.com, Orbitz, Barcelo, Expedia, Odigeo and Travelocity so you can book your Occidental Tamarindo reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Barcelo Langosta Beach Hotel Tamarindo
Barcelo Hotel Tamarindo
Barcelo Hotel Langosta Beach
Hotel Barcelo Playa Langosta
Barcelo Playa Langosta
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Occidental Tamarindo staff and other travellers.
88 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (88)

Questions? Get answers from Occidental Tamarindo staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“9000 block rooms by the pool are quieter and have better access to the main building.”
 of 5 bubbles Courtney-and-Friends, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Stay far away from the auditorium.”
 of 5 bubbles HoniBluesky, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Building # 4 is quieter”
 of 5 bubbles LakhiTandoor, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms seemd very similar but I would bo for a Beach view.”
 of 5 bubbles PookyBath, 27 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The tower has an elevator. But use the bellhop! End of complex has loud music from show, so plan accordingly if u to go to bed early.”
 of 5 bubbles usaflyer, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay