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Located on beautiful Matapalo Beach in Guanacaste, the Riu Guanacaste's guests will bask in both luxury and comfort while taking in the beautiful natural landscapes and romantic beaches.

Riu Guanacaste features four restaurants, including an International buffet and a Grill Steakhouse. Five bars serve an unlimited selection of domestic drinks and select international drinks. Each room also features its very own liquor dispenser and mini-bar.

This resort is perfect for families! Two-Bedroom Family Suites accommodate up to five people and boast two bathrooms. Kids will have a blast at the playground and RiuLand Mini-Club for ages 4-12. Adults can partake in the daytime entertainment program and try their luck at the casino - entrance is included! At night, wind down with a show put on by RIU's exceptional staff.

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HOTEL LOCATION
The hotel is 20 miles to the local airport in Liberia. The closest Village is Nuevo Colon
Address: PLAYA MATAPALO, SARDINAL
CARILLO, GUANACASTE


CR
Local Phone: 011-506-2681-...
Fax: 610-359-6625
Website Address: www.riu.com
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Car Rental
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Parking(Complimentary)
Physician on Call
Shopping Mall Nearby
Pools
Number of Pools: 1

Swim-up Bar
Pool with adjoining jacuzzi.
Golf: NEARBY
Holes: 18
Tennis
Number of Courts: 1
Outdoor Courts: 1
Lighted Courts: 1
Court Fee: Complimentary
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Sunfish Sailing: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Paddle Boats: Complimentary
Motorboats: Additional Charge
JetSki / Waverunner: Additional Charge
Waterskiing: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Complimentary
Health Club / Spa
Aerobics: Complimentary
Jacuzzi: Complimentary
Massage: Additional Charge
Nautilus Equipment: Complimentary
Spa: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Additional Charge
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
This resort is located on the seafront in the beautiful region of Guanacaste onn the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. This Resort is located on Playa de Matapalo beach. Buildings are 6 stories. As well as a superb range of leisure possibilities, they offer five modern, fully-equipped Conference rooms, and a special gastronomy detail. Beach: Located on Playa de Matapalo Beach Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 noon
Total Rooms: 701
Year Opened: 2009 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card, American Express
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
Drinks are not included in the disco and casino. Fee required for WiFi.
ROOM TYPES
STANDARD
Liquor dispenser
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
2 BEDROOM FAMILY SUITE
Freatures two bedrooms with two bathrooms, first room with one king and the second room with two double beds. Liquor dispenser
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
STANDARD ROOM MKTG RMBK
Other Amenities -
Kitchen
SUPERIOR ROOM
Liquor dispenser
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
STANDARD
Other Amenities -
Kitchen
FAMILY ROOM
King and 1 double bed, Liquor dispenser
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
SUITE
Features one king bed, Living room area with sofa, Walk-in closet, Hydro-massage bathtub. Liquor dispenser
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
OCEANVIEW SUITE WITH JACUZZI
Features one king bed, Living room area with sofa, Walk-in closet, Hydro-massage bathtub, Private jacuzzi. Liquor dispenser
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
DINING
Riu Guanacaste features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips-Four Restaurants/Five Bars
There are 4 Restaurants at Riu Guanacaste:
Asian Restaurant - Reservations required.
Main Restaurant - Buffet Restaurant
Poolside Grill/Steakhouse - Reservations required for dinner.
Italian Restaurant - Reservations required.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Table Tennis, Beach-Volleyball, Windsurfing, Snorkeling Equipment, Kayaking. Scuba Diving (lesson in p
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Evening Shows, Live Music, Disco and Casino (disco and casino-complimentary entrance, drinks not included).
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Applicable Ages: 4-12 years

Children's Facilities
PlayGround
Teen Disco
Children's Pool

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
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1705 Recommend
1705 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Guanacaste to their friends and family



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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Not RIU quality, not a costa rica feel
Amber D, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Tue Mar 03 18:51:47 EST 2015
I have stayed at the RIUs in Cancun and Riviera maya. I did not find this one to be as nice as those. Certainly the party vibe at the pool during the day. If you want a calm hotel I recommend the... More>

Another great stay!
Debbi W, Sioux City, Iowa
Tue Mar 03 11:01:52 EST 2015
Just came back from a great time at Riu Guanacaste. This is our 2nd time time staying at this resort. We liked it so much we came back a year later and brought more friends. Our rooms were clean and... More>

Sun & Hot Sand
jws057, Mabel, Minnesota
Tue Mar 03 00:09:42 EST 2015
Weather was great! The pools were nice & the hot tub was actually hot! We have stayed at other RIU resorts in Mexico, so food, drinks, entertainment, & clean facilities about the same. The only food... More>

very low key
kg11354, New York City, New York
Mon Mar 02 21:01:48 EST 2015
We stayed in Riu Palace, in January. Jan and Feb happens to be the windy months. Riu palace is a new addition to the existing Riu. The old hotel looks to be of better quality. I would recommend... More>

Poor Representation of Costa Rica
JGTC, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mon Mar 02 15:56:06 EST 2015
Put this hotel anywhere is the world and you will get the same ambiance. Hotel was filled with people just looking to sit poolside all day getting drunk. Meals were average quality, and the hot... More>



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