Beachfront Luxury on the Gold Coast

Occidental Grand Papagayo • Guanacaste, Costa Rica

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Escape Kit

  • A Seven-Night Stay in a Deluxe Room ($1,079 to $1,769 per Person), Including:
  • Round-Trip Flights from Select Airports to Costa Rica
  • Round-Trip Transfers Between Airport and Hotel
  • All Inclusive of Unlimited Meals, Snacks, Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Beverages, Non-Motorized Water Sports, and More
  • Upgrade to Deluxe Ocean View Room
  • $90 Resort Credit per Room per Stay
  • Two-for-One AVOK Travel Protection
  • Two-for-One Congo Trail Canopy Tour
  • Departure Taxes and Fuel Surcharges
  • Priced per Person Based on Double Occupancy (See Fine Print)

The Destination
Dubbed the "Gold Coast" by Spanish conquistadors, Costa Rica's Pacific shoreline glitters as it stretches all the way from Nicaragua to the Nicoya Peninsula. Once home to oodles of ore, this flaxen-sand landscape features a treasure trove of gorgeous beaches. Backed by groves of buttonwood trees, the curvaceous beaches of the Gulf of Papagayo boast gentle surf, perfect for pint-sized swimmers and sun-soaked afternoon siestas.

The Digs
Carved from the side of a bluff teeming with lush tropical vegetation, your plush accommodations at the Occidental Grand Papagayo bubble over with amenities. Tiptoe across terra cotta tile to your balcony, where seaside clouds pepper stunning sunrises and sunsets. In the morning, sounds of scarlet macaws and howler monkeys spill forth from the surrounding rain forests as you sit down to an international buffet-style breakfast at L'Buffet, replete with fresh local fruits and vegetables and native Tico fare including savory rice and beans.

The Diversions
Iron out your kinks on the table with a massage at the resort spa. Then, warm up by the pool in a chaise lounge or grab a cocktail by the swim-up bar. The resort's private beach offers some of the hottest activities from sand soccer and volleyball on the shore to water polo in the surf.

Take advantage of a private scuba lesson—you never know what will bubble up from the deep of Papagayo Bay, from white-tip reef sharks to stingrays, turtles, octopus, and Angel fish. Paddle out over a cauldron of coral reefs on a kayak, or let things get steamy with a trip to one of the country's countless hot springs or the
iconic Arenal Volcano.

The Dates
New York City (JFK) departures October to December: October 19, 26; November 2, 9, 16, 30; December 7, 14 ($1,079)
Boston (BOS) departures: October 26; November 3, 16; December 5, 10 ($1,299)
Chicago (ORD) departures: November 6; December 2, 4, 5, 8, 11, 12 ($1,419)
Detroit (DTW) departures: November 6; December 2, 4, 5, 8, 11, 12 ($1,419)
Baltimore (BWI) departures October to December: October 20, 26; November 16, 29; December 5, 12 ($1,429)
Philadelphia (PHL) departures October to December: October 20, 26; November 16, 29; December 5, 12 ($1,429)
Pittsburg (PIT) departures October to December: October 20, 26; November 16, 29; December 5, 12 ($1,429)
Los Angeles (LAX) departures: October 20, 24, 27; November 13, 14, 17; December 1, 2, 4, 9 ($1,449)
New York City (JFK) departures in January: January 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30 ($1,499)
Dallas (DFW) departures: January 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 21 ($1,579)
Baltimore (BWI) departures in January and February: January 18, 25; February 1, 8, 22 ($1,769)
Philadelphia (PHL) departures January and February: January 18, 25; February 1, 8, 22 ($1,769)
Pittsburg (PIT) departures January and February: January 18, 25; February 1, 8, 22 ($1,769)

  • "The waves are prime, the beauty is staggering and the sluggish pace seductive. A peaceful oasis in a tumultuous region, this tiny nation draws 1.5 million visitors every year."

    -- Lonely Planet

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the fine print

  • Vouchers cannot be combined to extend stay
  • Reservations required and subject to availability; must be made by September 30, 2013
  • Not valid on group or existing reservations
  • Merchant cancellation policy applies: After booking travel with Merchant, if you are canceling for any reason within 30 days of departure without Apple Vacation's AVOK travel protection the penalty is 100%. After booking travel with Merchant, cancellations 44-31 days prior to departure will be subject to a $125 per person penalty and outside of 45 days there is a $45 per person penalty
  • Scheduled Air Packages, Pre-departure: both the cancel and booking change fees are $45 per person Apple fee plus applicable hotel and airline penalties. Note: Some hotels and air carriers do not allow name changes. *These fees apply to changes to the departure date, flight, duration, class of service, departure city and destination. Scheduled air change fees may be up to 100% of the fare
  • Rates are per person based on double occupancy. Each of two guests must purchase an Escape and arrange to stay together at the hotel. Single occupancy requires an additional fee of $528 per person
  • Max occupancy is 2
  •  Adults only; must be at least 18
  • New York City (JFK) departures October to December: October 19, 26; November 2, 9, 16, 30; December 7, 14
  • Boston (BOS) departures: October 26; November 3, 16; December 5, 10
  • Chicago (ORD) departures: November 6; December 2, 4, 5, 8, 11, 12
  • Detroit (DTW) departures: November 6; December 2, 4, 5, 8, 11, 12
  • Baltimore (BWI) departures October to December: October 20, 26; November 16, 29; December 5, 12
  • Philadelphia (PHL) departures October to December: October 20, 26; November 16, 29; December 5, 12
  • Pittsburg (PIT) departures October to December: October 20, 26; November 16, 29; December 5, 12
  • Los Angeles (LAX) departures: October 20, 24, 27; November 13, 14, 17; December 1, 2, 4, 9
  • New York City (JFK) departures in January: January 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12, 14, 16, 18, 19, 21, 23, 25, 26, 28, 30
  • Dallas (DFW) departures: January 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 21
  • Baltimore (BWI) departures in January and February: January 18, 25; February 1, 8, 22
  • Philadelphia (PHL) departures January and February: January 18, 25; February 1, 8, 22
  • Pittsburg (PIT) departures January and February: January 18, 25; February 1, 8, 22
  • Voucher includes Round-Trip Flights for One to Costa Rica, Round-Trip Transfers Between Airport and Hotel, is All Inclusive of Unlimited Meals, Snacks, Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Beverages, Non-Motorized Water Sports, and More, $90 Resort Credit per room per stay, Two-for-One AVOK Travel Protection, Two-for-One Congo Trail Canopy Tour, Departure Taxes and Fuel Surcharges and a Guaranteed Upgrade to a Deluxe Ocean View Room
  • Nights must be spent consecutively; all inclusions must be redeemed during one stay
  • Air and hotel taxes are included
  • If you do not book your travel with the Merchant by September 30, the Offer Promotional Value will automatically expire, and the Escape Price will be refunded to you within 2 business days after September 30
  • PROMOTIONAL VALUE VALID ONLY FOR THE SPECIFIC DATE RANGE SELECTED AT TIME OF BOOKING WITH APPLE VACATIONS AND ONLY FOR BOOKINGS MADE BY September 30, 2013
  • Other conditions apply
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