Spring is right around the corner, along with the celebrations of Easter, Passover, Holy Week and Spring Break come as stay with us. We want to make everything perfect for your vacation!
Remember as an Occidental Vacation Club member you have even more options to choose from. With the additional of Club La Costa we now have great resorts to visit in Spain. This might be more important to our European members, but we can certainly help U.S., Canadian, Mexican and South American members in their arrangements to visit another part of the world.
We are getting closer to announcing a terrific rewards points program for everyone. You’ll get more out of your membership and save money on your annual fees and upgrades. Watch your email inbox for these important reminders.
And, my friends please don’t hesitate to send me an email if there is anything I can do to improve your membership experience. I am always eager to hear from members like you. Especially if it will make our Club better.
Happy Spring to you all…
The last few years have been especially exciting, full changes, innovations and renovations. Now it was Grand Papagayo’s turn. After an investment of $US2.1 million, we are more than happy to present our brand new First Club units in Occidental Grand Papagayo!
You'll feel right a home in these spacious rooms. All rooms are outfitted in the latest in comfortable, contemporary furniture. The natural wood furnishings, tile floors, and neutral colors add to the total harmony of the room. And, our units still have the private balcony or terrace for you to view the spectacular scenery of Guanacaste!
For those of you unfamiliar with Guanacaste, or need a reminder of just what you may be missing...Guanacaste is Costa Rica's most beautiful and popular area accentuated by many diverse geographical features. Its stunning shoreline provides a multitude of activities...surfing, snorkeling, tropical bird watching, windsurfing and more. Its Eastern area is a naturalist's dream! There you'll find National Parks and Caldera volcanoes, lush dense forests with exotic plants and wildlife, and hiking trails featuring breathtaking views.
Situated on prime property in the expansive Gulf of Papagayo, the Occidental Grand Pagagayo merges perfectly with the environment of the area and its natural beauty. Just a 35-minute ride from Liberia International Airport, Grand Papagayo is easy to get to, but SO hard to leave!!
We will say no more! Scroll and see more photos of our brand new rooms!
What better way to bring in the new year than in the vibrant, colorful, energizing atmosphere that's found throughout the Caribbean. The islands go all out for this holiday with carnivals, parades, fireworks, music, dancing and fun for everyone!
If you are lucky enough to book your Occidental Vacation Club holiday during this time of year, you'll find that most of the celebrations center around fireworks...lots of fireworks! Professional fireworks displays occur on New Year's Eve, but residents also get into the action. As early as December 28, locals line the roads to set off fire crackers. Red paper from the fire crackers rains down upon everyone and covers the streets!
New Year's Eve Capital of the Caribbean
Festivals, parades and parties continue non-stop on all the islands. The British Virgin Islands have been given the title of, "New Year's Eve Capital of the Caribbean." The BVI is a famed yachting destination, and "boat-hopping" parties with a stop at a beach bar or two, are a tradition.
Fun continues in the, "Capital," with a "party till dawn" celebration called "Old Year's." The original and most infamous "Old Years," is at Foxy's Tamarind Bar & Grill. It's a non-stop, 48-hour party featuring dining, live music, dancing and drinking. But, don't worry if your destination isn't BVI, all islands feature their own version of revelry.
If quiet and reflection is your style of New Year's Eve, join your Caribbean friends for a dinner at home of black eyed peas (for prosperity), punch-de-creme, and black cake. Then head for the midnight religious service of your choice.
Don't forget to leave one dollar in your pocket when January 1 rolls around. To Caribbeans, this ensures that you'll always have money in your pocket for the coming year