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Hotel Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive, Guanacaste - North Pacific Coast

Sardinal de Carrillo, Playa Matapalo, El Ocotal, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, ‏‎800-491-6126
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All-inclusive Costa Rica resort with spa on secluded beach

On Matapalo Beach

A 40-minute drive from the airport, Riu Guanacaste All Inclusive is steps across the sand to Pacific waters and is set against a backdrop of tropical mountains and lush jungle. More populated beaches and tourist activity are a 30-minute drive away at Hermosa Beach.

Playa del Coco nightlife

Nightlife and shopping are found with a 30-minute drive to the Playa del Coco village, or a 45-minute drive to the colonial-era town of Liberia. Exploring volcanic craters and forests with waterfalls is a 90-minute drive away in Palo Verde National Park.

5 eateries and a disco

Recreation on the palatial grounds could include a workout in the health club, a spa treatment, or a dip in the outdoor pool. Before hitting the casino or disco, you might dine at 1 of 5 restaurants, including Furama with Asian-fusion cuisine, or La Toscana with Italian dishes.

In-room liquor dispenser

Tropical decor and dark-wood accents run through the 701 guestrooms at the hotel, which also have flat-screen TVs. On your balcony or terrace, you might enjoy a beverage from the minibar or liquor dispenser as you check email using WiFi.
Excellent4.1 / 5
  • Great hotel with beautiful views on the beach. Perfect for couples or families. A bit far…Mar 13, 2015
  • We went there for our honeymoon and had a great time. It's a beautiful resort. Our room…Jan 30, 2015
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from $166
  • Standard Europe
  • Standard Room
  • Double Room Latam
  • Standard Latam
  • Suite Jacuzzi Ocean view
  • Standard Room Ocean View
  • Double Room Europe
  • Superior Room
  • Suite

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 701 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 6 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others

Children

  • Babysitting/childcare *

  • Free children's club

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • WiFi in rooms *

Transportation

Parking

  • Free self parking

  • Valet parking *

  • Accessible parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • All-inclusive (taxes and gratuities included)
  • Resort fee included

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Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Resort fee

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • Children's club (free)
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)
Food and drink
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • 5 restaurants
  • Swim-up bar
  • Poolside bar
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Health club
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Casino
  • Nightclub
  • Swim-up bar
  • Steam room
  • Beach/pool umbrellas
  • Sauna
  • Arcade/game room
  • Billiards or pool table
Working away
  • Business center
  • Number of meeting rooms - 5
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
Services
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
Facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Garden
Accessibility
  • Disabled parking
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • Climate control
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
More
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features

All inclusive

This resort is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).
Gratuities and taxes
Gratuities and taxes are included. Additional gratuities at guests' discretion are accepted.
Food and beverages

  • All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • 24-hour room service
  • In-room minibar (all beverages included)
  • Surcharges for premium or imported non-alcoholic beverages and premium or imported alcoholic beverages

Activities and facilities/equipment
All non-motorized water sports are included.

Water activities
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing

Land activities
  • Volleyball

Entertainment
  • Onsite entertainment and activities
  • Access to onsite clubs
  • Onsite live performances
  • Theme parties

Not included
  • Airport transfers
  • Motorized water sports
  • Sailboats
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Snorkeling excursions
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Activities and services offered by independent operators
  • Offsite tours
  • Transportation to offsite activities

Spa

Renova Spa has 8 treatment rooms. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a spa tub. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

Dining

Liberia - Overlooking the ocean and pool, this buffet restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Furama - This restaurant specializes in Asian cuisine and serves dinner only.

La Toscana - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves dinner only.

Tucan - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves dinner only.

Ocotal Steak House - This poolside restaurant serves dinner only. Reservations are required.

Hotel Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive, Guanacaste - North Pacific Coast’s small print

Also known as

  • Costa Rica Guanacaste
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Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Resort fee

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Hotel Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive, Guanacaste - North Pacific Coast

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