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Greening Your Life: Part of the Apple Vacations Greening Your Life initiative, this property is recognized and certified as a sustainable company by the National Tourism Institute of Costa Rica and is Blue Flag Certified for having Costa Ricas 3rd cleanest beach.

The Riu brand also has protection programs for endangered species, allowing for the recovery of flora and fauna, and is also an active participant in the Coral Reef Resotration Program at Playa Matapalo. Customers and employees also receive continual environmental training and awareness programs.

Additional green initiatives include new uses of purified water, which has boosted efficiency in water consumption on a per guest basis. Ozone laundry is also utilized in an order to reduce energy, water, and chemical consumption.

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: 011-506-2681-231
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
OCEANVIEW SUITE WITH JACUZZI
Adults only suite includes one king bed and a private terrace with a Jacuzzi and beautiful ocean views. Room also features a spacious bathroom with a hydromassage bathtub, an integrated lounge area with a sofa, and a dressing room.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Jacuzzi
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
SUITE
Adults only suite includes one king bed, a dressing room, and an integrated lounge area with a sofa. Room also features a spacious bathroom with a hydromassage bathtub and a separate shower cabin, a private balcony or terrace, and much more.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
FAMILY ROOM
Spacious family room includes one king bed or two double beds, and a private balcony or terrace. Room also features an elegant bathroom, a minibar, and a liquor dispenser. This room is ideal for families.
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
SUITE
Suite includes one king bed, a dressing room, and an integrated lounge area with a hydromassage bathtub and separate shower. Room also features a private balcony or terrace, a minibar, and more.
1 King Bed 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
Spacious suite includes one king bed and a private balcony or terrace with a Jacuzzi and stunning ocean views. Room also features an integrated lounge area with a sofa, a dressing room, and a bathroom with a hydromassage bathtub and separate shower.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Jacuzzi
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
STANDARD OCEANVIEW ROOM
Standard guestroom includes one king bed or two double beds, and a private balcony or terrace with beautiful ocean views. Room also features a minibar, a liquor dispenser, and more.
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
Standard guestroom includes one king bed or two double beds, and a private balcony with stunning garden/pool views. Room also features a minibar, an elegant bathroom, and a 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
Spacious family suite includes one bedroom with a king bed, and a second bedroom with two double beds. Room also features two bathrooms, a sofa bed, and a private balcony or terrace.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Sofa
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
SUPERIOR ROOM
Superior guestroom includes one king bed or two double beds, and a private balcony or terrace. Room also includes an elegant bathroom, a minibar, a liquor dispenser, and other upgraded amenities.
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
DINING
Riu Guanacaste features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips-Four Restaurants/Five Bars
There are 4 Restaurants at Riu Guanacaste:
Poolside Grill/Steakhouse - Reservations required for dinner.
Italian Restaurant - Reservations required.
Asian Restaurant - Reservations required.
Main Restaurant - Buffet Restaurant
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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Great family fun
Merdon, Ellicott City, Maryland
Mon Jun 29 22:36:30 EDT 2015
We just loved it. No need to stay at the Riu Palace next door. The Riu Guanacaste has everything you need. Our 12 and 15 year old loved it so much. The entertainment staff is great - they go out... More>

Perfect Honeymoon
sallard0407, North Carolina
Sun Jun 28 14:59:19 EDT 2015
We enjoyed staying at the Riu for our honeymoon. Check-in was very easy and they upgraded our room given the special occasion. There was always beer, soda, and water in our mini frig. The bed... More>

The Palace had its pluses
Victoria T,
Sat Jun 27 23:52:21 EDT 2015
Originally we booked at the Guanacaste. The rooms there were absolutely beautiful and the staff was wonderful. Food wasn't so good, wi-fi was $70 per week, and although their info on our booking site... More>

STAY AWAY FROM BOOKING TOURS THROUGH HOTELBEDS.com / Destination Services in the lobby of this hotel!!
Suthnbratt,
Sat Jun 27 11:59:20 EDT 2015
We booked the Arenal hiking in rain forest and natural hot springs. We ended up driving 3.5hrs to visit a school and go to a ranch. To finish the day we were taken to a resort that had hot tubs. $280... More>

One meal there was enough for me
Gretchen D, Russellville, Arkansas
Fri Jun 26 14:02:53 EDT 2015
We were staying at the Riu Palace Guanacaste, which is right next door to Riu (they share disco, casino, shops). We went to the Riu for lunch one day. It is a very attractive resort, but there were... More>



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