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Riu Playa Blanca - All Inclusive

All-inclusive beachfront property with pool bar, near Farallon Beach

  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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$179

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Finca 43.668, Rio Hato, Cocle, Panama
7.8.Good.
  • When I tell you I had the best time ever everyone was friendly even the locals welcoming…

    Oct 13, 2021

  • As always, the family had a great time! This time we go to family room with a king size…

    Oct 7, 2021

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to Covid-19 Health Protocol (RIU) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Safe
Quiet
Dining options
Walkable
Easy parking
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 573 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • 4 restaurants and 5 bars/lounges
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Nightclub

Feel at home

  • Children's pool
  • Children's club
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden

What’s around

  • On the beach
  • Farallon Beach - 1 min walk
  • Santa Clara Beach - 17 min walk
  • Playa Blanca - 5.6 mi / 9.1 km
  • Farallon Island - 3.5 mi / 5.7 km
  • Parroquia Santiago Apóstol de Río Hato - 4.4 mi / 7.1 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Double Room, Courtyard View (L)
  • Double Room, Courtyard View (E)
  • Family Suite, 2 Bedrooms (L)
  • Double Room, Courtyard View (U)
  • Family Suite, 2 Bedrooms (U)
  • Double Room, Ocean View (E)
  • Suite, Ocean View (L)
  • Suite, Ocean View (U)
  • Double Room, Ocean View (L)
  • Double Room, Ocean View (U)
  • Double Room, Oceanfront (L)
  • Triple Room (L)
  • Double Room, Oceanfront (U)
  • Family Room, 2 Bedrooms (L)
  • Triple Room (U)
  • Family Room, 2 Bedrooms (U)
  • Double Room, Courtyard View (B2C-US)
  • Family Suite, 2 Bedrooms (B2C-US)
  • Suite, Ocean View (B2C-US)
  • Double Room, Ocean View (B2C-US)
  • Double Room, Oceanfront (B2C-US)
  • Triple Room (B2C-US)
  • Family Room, 2 Bedrooms (B2C-US)
  • Family Suite, 2 Bedrooms (C)
  • Suite, Ocean View (C)
  • Family Room, 2 Bedrooms (C)
  • Triple Room (C)
  • Double Room, Oceanfront (C)
  • Double Room, Ocean View (C)
  • Double Room, Courtyard View (C)
  • Double Room, Garden View (C)
  • Double Room, Oceanfront (E)
  • Family Room, 2 Bedrooms (E)
  • Family Suite, 2 Bedrooms (E)
  • Triple Room (E)
  • Double Room, Garden View (B2C CAN)
  • Suite, Ocean View (B2C CAN)
  • Double Room, Oceanfront (B2C CAN)
  • Triple Room (B2C CAN)
  • Family Room, 2 Bedrooms (B2C CAN)
  • Family Suite, 2 Bedrooms (B2C CAN)
  • Double Room, Ocean View (B2C CAN)

What’s around

Landmarks

  • On the beach
  • Farallon Beach - 1 min walk
  • Santa Clara Beach - 17 min walk
  • Playa Blanca - 5.6 mi / 9.1 km
  • Farallon Island - 3.5 mi / 5.7 km
  • Parroquia Santiago Apóstol de Río Hato - 4.4 mi / 7.1 km
  • Playa El Palmar - 16 mi / 25.7 km
  • Coronado Mall - 22.3 mi / 35.9 km
  • 8 de Diciembre Park - 22.8 mi / 36.8 km
  • Penonomena History and Tradition Museum - 23.3 mi / 37.4 km
  • Teta Beach - 23.6 mi / 37.9 km

Getting around

  • Tocumen Intl. Airport (PTY) - 118 min drive
  • Rio Hato (RIH-Scarlett Martinez Intl.) - 3 min drive
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Finca 43.668, Rio Hato, Cocle, Panama

At a glance

Size

  • 573 rooms
  • Arranged over 7 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 4:00 PM-11:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite RV/bus/truck parking
*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Taking the kids?

  • Children's club

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • 4 restaurants
  • 5 bars/lounges
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Swim-up bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Nightclub
  • Waterslide
  • Free pool cabanas
  • Swim-up bar
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Billiards or pool table

Working away

  • Conference space
  • Conference space size (meters) - 157
  • One meeting room
  • Computer station

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Porter/bellhop

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 2014
  • Elevator
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • 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

  • TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features

All inclusive

This property 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
  • In-room minibar (all beverages included)
  • In-room liquor dispensers

Activities and facilities/equipment
All non-motorized water sports, land activities, and use of recreational facilities and equipment are included.

Water activities
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling

Land activities
  • Volleyball

Lessons/classes/games
  • Aerobics

Kids' club
  • Supervised activities for children between 4 and 12 years old

Entertainment
  • Onsite entertainment and activities
  • Access to onsite nightclubs
  • Onsite live performances

Not included
  • Golf green fees
  • Use of golf cart
  • Use of golf equipment
  • Motorized water sports
  • Sailboats
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Snorkeling excursions
  • Offsite tours
  • Transportation to offsite activities

Dining

Balboa - This buffet restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner.

Xian - This restaurant specializes in Asian cuisine and serves dinner only. Open daily.

Il Palazzo - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves dinner only. Open daily.

Chiriqui - This poolside steakhouse serves lunch and dinner. Open daily.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Travelife, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Fees & policies

Hygiene and cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Covid-19 Health Protocol (RIU).

Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts Visa and Mastercard. Cash is not accepted. 

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*See fees and policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • Yes, Riu Playa Blanca - All Inclusive does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking. Free RV/bus/truck parking is available.
  • Yes, there are 3 outdoor pools and a children's pool.
  • Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 4:00 PM - 11:30 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Yes, there are 4 onsite restaurants, featuring American cuisine and poolside dining. Nearby restaurants include Restaurante Rancho Del Mar (4-min walk), Nico's Beach (5-min walk), and Coko Blue (5-min walk).
  • Have fun with onsite activities like kayaking, snorkeling, and volleyball. Additional recreation onsite includes aerobics . Enjoy a swim in one of the 3 outdoor swimming pools or use the all-inclusive property's other amenities, which include 5 bars and a nightclub. Riu Playa Blanca - All Inclusive also has a waterslide and a garden.
7.8.Good.
  • 8.0.Very Good

    Really good. Just the parking lot is not near the main entrance.

    3 night trip, Aug 24, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

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    4 night family trip, Jul 12, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Have been to Riu resorts at other places and this is in slightly lower range primarily due to lack of activities at night for non Spanish speaking families. Had small issues with equipment in gym, however not a big issue and had a locker problem which they fixed very quickly. Food choices were limited for vegetarians but all restaurants has lot of food choices and the service staff especially at the bars and restaurants are very friendly, accommodating. Lot of pools, kids had a great time there. However only one pool has bar and would have been nice to have one more. Beach was clean however not much activities to do due to the weather conditions and low tides, boating company was not fully ready for visitors as they seemed just getting back from CoVID. The beach has lot of seating and maintained well. No sunrise or sunset views if you’re looking for one from this resort or beach.

    7 night trip with friends, Jun 27, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    They only had one variety of music. For example at their beach party. They only played one typ of music.. Felt they could've given the tourist more choices of music. I still had fun!

    5 night trip, Jun 11, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excelente, lugar para los grande y pequeños. en familia lo mejor.

    3 night family trip, Jun 10, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    El lugar está bueno pero la comida le faltó calidad

    3 night family trip, Jun 10, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Very good family vacation.

    Was good all the amenities.

    Glender, 3 night family trip, Jun 8, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Panama really not ready for tourist

    Panama is not yet ready for tourist. We had to wear masks even outside walking alone. The swim up bar was not able to serve drinks due to their restrictions.. You had to get out of the pool, put a mask on, get your drink, then take your mask off and go in the pool with your drinks which made no sense since everyone in the pool was not wearing masks. Overall the hotel was nice, and give the food an average rating for the price. The drinks were great and they used good brands, not cheap ones. They had entertainment at night, but unless you know Spanish, you may not like it.

    Wayne, 4 night family trip, Jun 4, 2021

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  • 2.0.Poor

    I be there before and I never have a problems but this time was a nightmare

    3 night trip, Jun 1, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great time for the money

    I spent about 5 days there, I enjoyed the food as the beach, the staff was wonderful. Since I don’t drink alcohol and was looking for quiet time I spent my time between the room and the beach. The pools were too full for my taste and I found peace on the beach. The AC in y room was set to 27 degrees Celsius which is not so great. Also the clock was hours off and couldn’t be set. Other than that I had a great time. Also I enjoyed the show with dancing. Great value for the money.

    Richard, 5 night trip, Jun 1, 2021

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