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Riu Guanacaste

Costa Rica-Guanacaste Beach Region

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4 Nights with Air from $1,119 All-Inclusive
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Escape to a new oceanfront all-inclusive Riu Guanacaste, Costa Rica, for relaxation, adventure and luxury. This 24-hour ... More

Customer Rating 117 Reviews
Value
 
4.4
Service
 
4.5
Beaches & Pools
 
4.3
Dining Options
 
3.8
Room Comfort
 
4.1
4.3 out of 5
"The only thing I would complain about is old and not enough equipment at the gym other than that it was a great resort" – AKS1
124 out of 135 (92%) customers would recommend this product to a friend. Read All Reviews

Room Information

The 701 guest rooms are all equipped with central air conditioning, Satellite televisions, radio alarm clock, hair dryer, direct dial telephone, mini bar and liquor dispenser, laptop size in-room safe, iron and ironing board, and balcony or terrace.

Room Details

Double Room ROH (DBSB)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Double Room Superior (DBJB)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Double Room Ocean View (DBMB)
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

What's to Love

The landscape surrounding the resort is a unique greenscape that's extraordinary in its variety. It's the perfect setting for visions of adventure!

 

What We'd Change

The walk from the lobby to the pool doesn't offer much shade. Luckily, the pool's swim-up bar offers quick relief with ice-cold beer.

 

Why You Should Go

Riu Guanacaste in Costa Rica is a new resort eager to please, and it shows in the amenities and warm hospitality it offers.

Available Amenities

  • Tour Assistance
  • Car Rental Available
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Beach
  • Casino ($)
  • Babysitting/Child Care ($)
  • Children's Activities
  • Children's Pool
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Cribs Available on Request
  • Currency Exchange
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Gift Shop
  • Golf Course ($)
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kayaks
  • Kids Club
  • Laundry Services ($)
  • Lounge Chairs/Umbrellas
  • Nightly Entertainment
  • Swim-Up Bar(s)
  • Tennis Court(s)
  • Windsurfing
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • 24 Hour All-Inclusive
  • Poolside Bar
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Medical Services ($)
  • Nightclub/Disco
  • Billiards
  • Scuba Lessons
  • Horseback Riding ($)
  • 4 Restaurants
  • 5 Bars/Lounges
  • Porter/Bellhop
  • Nightclub
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Elevators
  • Honeymoon Packages ($)
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Sports Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Connecting Rooms Available


Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Beach
  • Eco-Adventure Tour(s)
  • Fishing
  • Golf Course(s)
  • Nature Park(s)
  • Scuba Diving

Map of Local Area

Riu Guanacaste

Sardinal, Canton de Carrillo, Playa Matapalo

011-506-2681-2300

Hotel Description

Riu Guanacaste: Enjoy Good Times, Golf and Gambling

Escape to the new oceanfront all-inclusive Riu Guanacaste for relaxation, adventure and luxury. This 24-hour all-inclusive resort, built on renowned Playa Matapalo, offers lush gardens tucked in a hidden valley that's a coastal paradise.

If you're the adventurous type, rough it on the trail to an unbelievable volcano tour, cast a line deep-sea fishing or take an eco-friendly hike in a nearby nature park. When the lap of luxury beckons, look no farther than the amenities at Hotel Riu Guanacaste Costa Rica. Visit Renova Spa, a steam room and elevated Jacuzzi, or opt for hot stones and a reflexology treatment. After you're blissed out, the spa offers a salon for professional grooming. Once you're fully relaxed, head to the pool's swim-up bar and order a tasty rum punch.

After a day of fun, stroll back to your suite and get dolled up; the nightlife is about to begin. Make your way to Ocotal, the poolside steakhouse for a delicious cut of beef. Or, if pasta sounds like just the thing before a night of partying, set out for La Toscana to sample outstanding Italian fare.

For golfers, Hotel Riu Guanacaste in Costa Rica offers reasonable access to two nearby courses. Papagayo Golf and Country Club is a USGA-certified, 18-hole, par-72 course designed by Pete Dye with no dress code and a commitment to laid-back, island-style of golf. Hacienda Panilla, an 18-hole par-72 course designed by Mike Young, is a bit of a drive from the resort, but what it lacks in proximity, it makes up for in affordability, offering a significant discount on greens fees to all resort guests.

After dinner grab your sweetheart and make way for the "cha-ching!" of Casino Las Olas. Try your luck at roulette or black jack, and don't forget that every Thursday is "Street Party Night," when Casino Las Olas moves the party outside and offers Texas hold 'em tournaments, as well as many other table games and slot machines under the stars.

This hotel is All-Inclusive.
Features include:

  • All meals and snacks
  • Optional dining (advanced reservation required) available at Furama, La Toscana and Ocotal
  • Unlimited domestic and imported beverages 24 hours a day, regularly stocked mini bar and liquor dispenser
  • All accommodations, taxes and gratuities


DINING

This hotel includes unlimited food and drinks but some dining restrictions may apply. Please check with the front desk for details.

La Toscana
Type: Italian
Hours: Daily, 3 seatings at 6:30pm, 7:30pm and 8:30pm
Description: Main course with table service, buffet for starters and dessert. Reservations are required due to limited capacity.
Dress code: Long trousers and shirts with sleeves for gentlemen.

Furama
Type: Asian
Hours: Daily, 3 seatings at 6:30pm, 7:30pm and 8:30pm
Description: Buffet. Reservations are required due to limited capacity.
Dress code: Long trousers and shirts with sleeves for gentlemen.

Ocotal
Type: Steakhouse
Hours: Daily, 3 seatings at 6:30pm, 7:30pm and 8:30pm
Description: Poolside restaurant, a la carte menu. Reservations are required due to limited capacity
Dress code: Long trousers and shirts with sleeves for gentlemen.

Liberia
Type: International
Hours: Breakfast - daily, 7am-10am; Lunch - daily, 12:30pm-3:30pm; Dinner - daily, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Description: International buffets and cooking stations.
Dress code: shirts with sleeves for gentlemen.

All restaurant hours subject to change.



BARS/NIGHTLIFE

Filadelfia
Lobby bar with terrace. Daily, 10am-11pm.

Pura Vida
Lounge bar with terrace. Daily, 7pm-midnight.

Santa Cruz
Poolside, swim-up bar. Daily, 10am-6:30pm.

La Plaza
Intimate outdoor bar. Daily, 6pm-midnight.

Sports Bar
Open 24 hours.

Casino Las Olas
Daily, 6pm-2am.

Pacha Nightclub
Daily, 11pm-3am.



BEACH

Riu Guanacaste is located on the beautiful Matapalo Beach. The resort has earned the Ecological Blue Flag award with a rating of 4 stars from the Costa Rican Institute for Tourism for its efforts in keeping Playa Matapalo clean.

POOL

The resort's big, fresh water swimming pool has a swim-up bar and Jacuzzi.

SPORTS/ACTIVITIES

Water

  • Windsurfing
  • Pedaloes
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Kayaking
  • Scuba lesson in the pool

Sports

  • Table tennis
  • Fitness center
  • Beach volleyball
  • Tennis

For an additional charge:

  • Billiards
  • Horseback riding

Golf
Enjoy a round of golf at Papagayo Golf & Country Club or Hacienda Pinilla Country Club.



INTERNET

Guests can use Wi-Fi in the lobby area for 90 consecutive minutes, daily. Wi-Fi is available in guest rooms for an additional charge.

SPA SERVICES

Renova Spa is a full-service spa.
  • Massages
  • Body treatments
  • Facials
  • Salon services


WEDDING SERVICES

Riu Guanacaste offers several wedding packages. Contact the front desk for more information.

CHILD CARE

Kids Club is available for children ages 4-12. Daily, 8:30am-3:30pm.
  • Daytime entertainment program
  • Children's swimming pool
  • Children's playground


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Location
20 mi from Liberia Airport (LIR).

Check In/Check Out
Check-in: 3 pm. Check-out: Noon.
A valid credit card may be required upon check-in for possible incidentals not included in your hotel reservation.

Minimum Stay Requirements
A 3-night minimum stay is required at this resort.

Departure Fees
Please be advised that there is a $29 USD per person departure fee due and payable upon leaving Costa Rica. Fees are subject to change without notice at the discretion of the Costa Rican government. It is possible that this fee is included in the cost of your airline ticket. Please consult the airline on which you are traveling to verify.

Holy Week
In observance of Holy Week, some resorts in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Costa Rica may put limits on the use of motorized water sports, and loud music.

Spring Break Policy
At least one person 21 years old or older is required in every room at this property during March and April. The hotel may require guests to show proof of age and reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone. In-room parties, unruly behavior and spring break groups are not allowed at any Riu resort. Guests can and will be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff.



All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.
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