Barcelo Langosta Beach

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The Barcelo Langosta Beach Hotel is situated in Tamarindo in northwest Costa Rica, near the city center. It stands on a stunning beach and is surrounded by exceptional natural beauty. This small and personal resort with only 198 rooms is located on Tamarindo Bay, and is next to the Parque Nacional Marino Las Baulas.

This all-inclusive resort offers a peaceful getaway with all the conveniences of the village nearby. Families and couples will also enjoy a host of exciting on-site amenities at this alluring hidden gem that is off the beaten path, in addition to the natural surroundings and safe, clean beaches. With the all-inclusive program, enjoy buffet dining (a la carte dining once per week), a snack bar, and unlimited domestic drinks. Take part in activities around the pool, non-motorized watersports, and live entertainment. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served in the buffet restaurant, while the snack bar provides poolside food, and the Lobby bar offers cocktails.

Air-conditioned rooms are in pretty Caribbean-style blocks with a king-size bed or two double beds, full bathroom, in-room safe and balcony or patio. The resort has earned the highest CST rating of 5 for Sustainable Tourism, awarded by the Institute of Tourism and the Hospitality and Tourism Industry of Costa Rica.

Relax and enjoy your free time at the spa, or work out at the gym. This hotel is in the ideal location for surfing or kayaking enthusiasts, who will enjoy the quality of the water. Come enjoy this unique spot for sports and nature lovers!

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Located just outside the charming Costa Rican village of Tamarindo.

Local Phone: 011-506-653-0375
Toll Free Phone: 888-221-2761
Fax: 011 506 653 0415
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Car Rental
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Physician on Call
Number of Pools: 2
Outdoor Pools: 2     
There is a main pool and a separate pool for children.
Playa Conchal - 15 minutes from hotel
The Playa Conchal is an 18 hole, Par 72 course with 7,030 yards designed by Robert Trent Jones II.
Holes: 18
Green Fees: Varies
Cart Fee: Varies
Club Rental Fees: VARIES
Lessons Available
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Scuba: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Additional Charge
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
The Barcelo Langosta Beach is surrounded by a rich, natural landscape of exceptional beauty. This 5-building complex offers 198 air-conditioned rooms divided between 2- and 3-story units. Resort features include unlimited domestic drinks, buffet restaurant, swimming pool and jacuzzi, gym, non-motorized water sports, a beauty parlor, mini-club, and room service from 7 am to 9 pm. Beach: The hotel is situated on a secluded stretch of beachfront, with an adjacent lagoon that leads into a waterway.
Total Rooms: 198
Year Opened: 1999 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
No Spring Breakers. 1 dinner at the a la carte restaurant included per week. Additional available at an extra charge.
These spacious suites offer a large living room with a sofa, large windows and a balconly with a spectacular sea view, and a large Jacuzzi. King size bed. Split between two floors.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Room Safe
Spacious and comfortable room with oceanfront view from private balcony or terrace. One king or two double beds.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Room Safe
Modern suites with spectacular sea views. Rooms are split between two floors. King size bed and living room with sofa. Jacuzzi. Balcony.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Balcony or Terrace
Coffee Maker
Room Safe
Barcelo Langosta Beach features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips-LIMITED-Buffet Restaurant and Pool Snack Bar
There are 3 Restaurants at Barcelo Langosta Beach:
Bahia Buffet - Buffet style restaurant offering different themed nights. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Las Baulas - A large variety of snacks in front of the swimming pool. Enjoy live music and different activities brought to you by the entertainment staff. Open 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Oceano - Fabulous international cuisine with seafood specialties (including lobster). Choose between an indoor setting with gentle background music, or on the balcony opposite the amphitheater. Reservations required.
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Entertainment Center for children and adults: Beach Volleyball, Mini Soccer, Dance Lessons, Excursions.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Amphitheater, Dance Area, Small stage area by the poolside for nightly entertainment, Big Screen Karaoke.
There is a Mini-club offering activities designed especially for children, and a game room for children and teens.
Applicable Ages: 4 to 12 years old
Program Fees: Complimentary

Children's Facilities
Game Room
Children's Pool
Babysitting Fee: $
Advance Notice for Babysitting: 24 hours
Cribs are available ($)

TripAdvisor Web Reviews
Based on 2648reviews
What to expect

Apple Vacations Traveller Reviews
We've visited a Barcelo in Costa Rica 4 times.
Jul 17 2013
3 times in Playa Langosta, 1 in Tambor. The rooms are clean and comfortable, the beach is great, and the food is very good. The staff are very capable and friendly. The Barcelo definitely has a Costa Rican flavor that we really enjoy.
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Barcelo Playa Langosta Costa Rica
Jul 02 2012
At arrival we were assign a room that had mold on the ceiling, the Swiss Travel Rep was nice enought to help us get another room. no mold, but not very clean. You also had to keep one of the 2 room cards you were given to keep light and ac attached to the monitor at all times. The food was the same every night, rice and beans and chorizos, pork, chicken or bad steak. The Wi fii that we paid for was turn off the 2nd day, and can only be used at one device at a time. We would ask for towels for the room, they never had clean towels available. The only good thing at this resort was the alcohol and fresh fruit at the bar.
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Jun 16 2012
We really loved it. With friendly staff, excellent food, very very clean, awesome mountain views, the beach was a stone throw from the hotel pool. We could sit at tables in the pool bar and look out at the ocean. Really lovely sunsets and postcard perfect views.
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Very Clean and comfortable
Apr 03 2012
Hotel was very clean. The pool was fantastic. Service excellent - all servers had smiles and so accommodating. Activity directors had lots of energy.
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Mar 13 2012
Great location, there are dogs on the beach, food is good, selection was better last year, pool better this year c/w last year, drinks are good just not large selection, staff is great, wish the pool/beach area was quieter with the 'entertainment'
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Barcelo at Langosta Beach Tamirindo
Aug 03 2011
We really enjoyed our week at the Barcelo. We would return and recommend it to others. I believe the resort carries a 4 Star rating and that is probably accurate; however, we were completely satisfied with the amenities and food. We were not notified about our departure details as promised. We called on our own and obtained the information.
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Good affordable alternative
Jun 02 2011
This is my 2nd time staying at the Barcelo. This is a good affordable all-inclusive hotel. The buffet gets old after awhile but most buffets are average. We like this resort as it is close to town. Most of the other all inclusive resorts are far away.
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Huge disappointment
Joey J, Brasilito, Costa Rica
Wed Feb 14 16:04:07 EST 2018
This place has gone wayyyyyy downhill since it was the Barceló. I am a local that frequented this place for nights with my wife. The food is horrible now - some of the worst I’ve had in the entire county. Rooms smell like sewage. I am shocked at how this place has downgraded since it became an Occidental. Everything is terrible!!! Must have been an occident!!

Enjoyed our stay here
OntarioJackson, Ontario
Wed Feb 14 15:24:48 EST 2018
We were here for 6 nights this month as part of a Seniors Discovery Tour of Costa Rica. Lots of things were good about this all inclusive resort. We don't drink much, so the free drinks were not a draw for us, however the drinks and bar snacks were fine. Meals at a buffet do become repetitive, but we could always find something to eat , with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables . Meat and fish dishes at the buffet were tough. Our room was clean with a very comfortable bed , and nice balcony with drying racks for wet clothes and bathing suits, a bonus. We were in the 4000 block and found that the noise from the shows didn't bother us much, especially with the balcony door shut. The grounds are beautiful and very well kept. Lots of shade and wandering monkeys and iguanas all around. The 6000 and area blocks seemed to have the monkeys in the trees outside their balconies. The pool area was nice with lots of lounges in the shade. For the most part you could usually find a lounge, but some people still couldn't resist saving them all day. There was little staff presence around the pool to discourage that practice. Bar service at the pool was spotty. And, although there were some designated smoking areas, people still tended to smoke around the pool and on their balconies. The beach area is private , however not good for children or cautious swimmers. There is a map on the grounds as you go out onto the beach designating where it is safe to swim, but there isn't much of a safe area. Between the rocks, the strong tides and crocodiles we stayed out of the water. Watching the surfers and the swimmers trying the fight the tides near the estuary was entertaining. The walk to the town of Tamarindo is about 20 to 30 minutes on a rough road with no sidewalk, however you can get a taxi for about $5. We paid for Wi-Fi but for the most part it was frustrating, so most of our group gave up. It was sporadic anywhere except in the lobby. Our stay was enjoyable in spite of these small challenges, but our biggest suggestion to management is to train your staff to be friendly. From the unsmiling front desk staff, to the avoid eye contact grounds staff, to the beleaguered restaurant staff, please do some staff training in being friendly and at least appear that you enjoy your job. That would make all the difference in reviews of your property. If the staff is friendly, guests can overlook almost any problems.

Very Nice Resort
Dan F, Island of Hawaii, Hawaii
Wed Feb 14 07:27:14 EST 2018
This was our first time in an all inclusive hotel, and we enjoyed it. The buffet meals were not gourmet, but convenient and the price was right! The hotel was very nice; rooms were large, airy and clean, the grounds were well kept with beautiful landscaping. The entire staff was extremely helpful and friendly. The location was perfect right on the beach. We would definitely stay there again.

Fell Short of Expectations
Tue Feb 13 12:37:43 EST 2018
We stayed one night at Occidental Tamarindo. However, we were quite disappointed that our expectations, after seeing pictures and reading reviews, were not met. Positives -The grounds incorporate nature, with pleasant landscape design -‎There is plenty of seating space in the restaurant -‎There is plenty of seating space in the Commons areas -‎The location is right next to the beach -‎The location is outside of the main city square -The drinks were good -The breakfast buffet was good -The guard at the entrance to the parking area was very cheerful, friendly and helpful -‎The general staff were friendly and said greetings as they passed by Negatives The Room (Superior Room) -We were greeted at the entrance by a big nest of ants on the exterior wall. Many had made their way to the ground, thus we did not feel comfortable setting our luggage down while we unlocked the door -‎The decorations were dated and the furniture was badly scratched -‎There was only one layer of white, "blackout" type curtains that did not close properly -‎The air conditioner was persistently loud -The floors were not clean, as we found a candy wrapper under a chair, dead bugs in the closet and miscellaneous residue on the floor in the bathroom -‎The bathrooms were not properly cleaned as the mirrors had streaks, there was hair on the walls of both showers and there was residue in areas that should have been wiped or dusted -‎There were no hand towels or face towels in the bathroom. We had to call the front desk to request hand towels and they provided only one -‎There was no coffee maker in the room, though there were coffee and tea options along with instructions. We had to call the front desk to request a machine -We were located near the amphitheater, thus loud music played into the night until about 1 a.m. The food -There were plenty of options, however, the quality of the food for dinner and lunch was very low. There was little flavor, some items were hard to chew and some just didn't taste fresh. -‎The sushi was the worst I've ever had. After trying 3 different types all had the same issue: crunchy undercooked rice with a somewhat burnt flavor -‎The desserts were primarily gelatin-like items with some food coloring added. Others included whipped creme with yet more food coloring. None of it was flavorful -‎The waitress came once to take our initial drink order and never came again The Customer Service -The guard at the front entrance of the hotel was cold, unfriendly and not helpful. He gave us no indication of where to station the car or where to go to access the front desk. After saying hello to him, he didn't even crack a smile then he stared at me the whole time as I waited for my husband to find a place to park the car. Another guard came up and he made comments in Spanish that he thought I would not understand -‎The receptionist was nonchalant and unfriendly. Additionally, her attire was not appropriate as her skirt barely covered her. We found that very unprofessional. The second receptionist was friendlier but still, unprofessional. -‎The bar attendant was unfriendly and brisk My Barceló Benefits -We signed up for My Barcelo Benefits online prior to booking. It promised free WiFi, a discount voucher and a welcome gift. When we got to our room, we realized there was no WiFi access thus we had to go back to reception to obtain two receipts with WiFi codes. We never received a voucher or welcome gift, though we inquired about them. We expected a level of quality similar to what was advertised on the hotel website, however our expectations were by no means met. After having stayed at fine hotels, this one, though boasting of it's caliber, was a lacking imitator that couldn't keep up. It's frustrating when one pays a large sum of money and then the service they pay for falls short. That evening, we took our business to a nearby resort and were 100% satisfied with the alternative. Their website, photos and services served as an introduction to a stay that exceeded expectations. We wish Occidental Tamarindo would have done the same.

Occidental Tamarindo - Good room, staff, and beach but food is a notch below standard fare
Joanne G, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Sun Feb 11 10:57:42 EST 2018
Beach was amazing. Our room (a duplex) was great and one of the most comfortable beds I ever slept in. Breakfast food was ok but lunch and dinner - not good. I've stayed at many all-inclusive resorts and don't expect gourmet food at all but I'm talking it was at the level where I couldn't chew the steak, hot dogs looked like they had been around for days, chicken wasn't cooked enough - stuff like that. Also the check in process should be improved. I had to go back and ask for WIFI password and instructions, a map for the resort and basic info. When she (Maria was her name I believe) handed me my room and hotel keys and sent me on my way I assumed I would be getting that info from some other staff member but that was not the case. Other than her, all the other staff were wonderful. If food came up a notch to at least the level of other middle-of-the-road resorts I would move up my rating to four star.

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