Guanacaste

Riu Guanacaste


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Crystal Award Winner: Best Staff and Service in Central America, 2012

Exceptional Value!
Honeymoon:
Late check-out (based on availability), Free upgrade to next room category (based on availability), and $40 spa credit per adult (restrictions apply).
Family: Two kids 12 & under Stay Free with two paying adults from 5/1/17-12/23/17.

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. Complimentary 24-hour WiFi is also available in the common areas of the resort (available in rooms for an additional charge).

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.

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.

Find more information about Riu Hotels & Resorts. Learn more about Guanacaste.
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
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
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
Drinks are not included in the disco and casino. Complimentary WiFi is available in all public areas of the hotel.
ROOM TYPES
SUITE
Suite includes one king bed, a separate living area with a sofa, and a private balcony or terrace. Room also features a bathroom with a hydro-massage tub, a minibar, a liquor dispenser, 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
Suite includes one king bed, a separate living room with a sofa, and a balcony with a a Jacuzzi and beautiful ocean views. Room also features a bathroom with a hydro-massage tub, a minibar, a liquor dispenser, and more.
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, a bathroom with double sinks, 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
Guestroom includes one king bed or two double beds, and a private balcony or terrace. Room also features a minibar, a liquor dispenser, a bathroom with a double sink, 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
2 BEDROOM FAMILY SUITE
Family suite includes one bedroom with a king bed, a second bedroom with two double beds, a living room with a sofa, and a private balcony or terrace. Minimum Occupancy: three adults or two adults and two children.
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
FAMILY ROOM
Family room includes one king bed and one double bed, and a private balcony or terrace. Room also features a minibar, a liquor dispenser, a bathroom with double sinks, and more. Minimum Occupancy: two adults and one child.
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 5 Restaurants at Riu Guanacaste:
La Toscana - Italian restaurant. Reservations required.
Furama - Asian style restaurant. Reservations required.
Liberia - Main buffet-style restaurant with a terrace. Non-smoking.
Tucan - Gourmet style restaurant.
Ocotal - Poolside restaurant and steakhouse for dinner. Reservations required for dinner.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Table Tennis, Beach-Volleyball, Windsurfing, Snorkeling Equipment, Kayaking. Scuba Diving (lesson in pool).
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Evening Shows, Live Music, Casino (casino-complimentary entrance, drinks not included).
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

Applicable Ages: 4-12 years

Children's Facilities
PlayGround
Children's Pool

Apple Vacations Customer Satisfaction Score
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2233 Recommend
2233 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Guanacaste to their friends and family



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Hotel Riu Guanacaste excellence!!!
suessfun, Harshaw, Wisconsin
Thu Feb 23 06:11:07 EST 2017
We traveled to Costa Rica with a party of five and enjoyed 10 days of sunshine and excellent service at the Riu in Guanacaste. The hotel was everything you expect from Riu Hotels-great service, buffet dining, several themed resturants, pool activities, nightly shows and very knowledgeable Swiss Travel guides to put our excursions together exactly how we wanted them. Exceptionally great vacation!!

Nice - over rated
snseeker, midland
Thu Feb 23 02:22:31 EST 2017
travelled to Costa Rica in April 2016 - Nice hotel but again I feel the Riu hotels are over rated. For a hotel that is a 5 star they should supply a small coffee machine in each room - I take mine with me when I travel. The rooms were clean and the staff was helpful and very pleasant. Their entertainment was pretty much the same same every night - you can only watch so many shows with people jumping around on the stage. The pool was nice but way too hot - I understand in a tropical environment it is tough to keep the water some what cool but it was like a sauna bath. only the last day did they add cold water to the pools. the bacteria that must have been in the water would have been nasty. In all the Rui hotels it seems there are no washrooms down by the beach/pool area. Tell me what do you think some are doing when they sit at the swim up bar all day. The buffet is huge and a wide variety to pick from. Never an issue replenishing when dishes get low. If you are a smoker this is a smoke free country - you must go to designated areas and they watch closely - at the airport as well. There is a little town close by - Cocoa Beach - best place for any shopping you want to do. the local grocery store is the best place to by booze and anything local - honey for example. there is a shuttle that is offered by the hotel - no cost. You can go by mini van or by water. In speaking with those who went by boat - by the time they got there they were soaked - be sure to take your own sunscreen as it is very expensive at the gift shop at the hotel. way over priced. there is a liquor dispenser in every room and a mini fridge - be sure to leave a note if there is something you need - they supply a variety of things. Most of the excursions are a few hours away - be prepared for this - we took fruit from the buffet to have with us - most will supply water. there is a small casino on site - only opens in the evening. close by on the beach is a small bar - The Monkey Bar - if you take fruit with you and go early you can feed the wild monkeys - their favorite is grapes. the bar is open air and beer is expensive - about $7.00 each (U.S.) but worth going for one just to see the monkeys. over all it is a nice location - a little out of the way but worth the experience.

Not a 5 star!
adventuresa2017, Toronto, Canada
Wed Feb 22 09:30:17 EST 2017
We just returned from a great vacation in Costa Rica, We had the opportunity to travel around the country and stay at some amazing properties. Unfortunately the Riu was NOT one of them. While the grounds and beach are great there are many con's: Hotel Rooms: We changed rooms three times and even the third room was no where near a 5 star room. At best I'd rate this property as a 2 star. The rooms were terrible, dirty and poor housekeeping and the overall service was not up to par. No soap, shampoo, shower gel or even a garbage can - most disappointing. Beds were beyond terrible - hard as rocks. Service: Having stayed at many Riu properties in the past we expected great service - there was hardly a staff member to be seen at the pool all day. The front desk staff were rude, including the management. Food: Overall I'd say the food was a 3 star - decent variety but not great quality. Specialty restaurants were not great. Pro's: Pool/Beach: Grounds themselves were great, beautiful beach and lovely pools. Chairs were being replaced as we were leaving. Excursions: Access to lots of excursions on the beach - way cheaper than booking through the hotel.

Great!
Nalle316, Heredia, Costa Rica
Wed Feb 22 08:10:58 EST 2017
The beach is beautiful, the sea almost blue! the attention is very good. Our card keys for the room decoded five times the same morning, that means we had to walk from the room to the lobby and back! and we took care about putting them alone,away from cell phones and cards, maybe you can prevent that telling them in the lobby at the check in. Workers are very gentle and the food is delicious. Just be careful with what you eat so you don´t get sick because of excessive eating or allergic reactions. Enjoy your trip! It is a nice hotel I would love to visit again.

Well worth a visit
driftwood_2008, Halvergate, United Kingdom
Wed Feb 22 07:03:33 EST 2017
Found the Guanacaste a clean, friendly hotel. The staff were helpful and attentive . The pool areas were clean and the pool itself, a good temperature. Our room had an looked out onto a canopy of trees. It was a pleasure to sit out at dusk and see Fireflies appear before our eyes. If you love nature, this is the hotel for you, nature is plentiful . All in all a good value holiday



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