Guanacaste

Riu Guanacaste


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Exceptional Value!
Honeymoon:
Late check-out (based on availability), Free upgrade to next room category (based on availability), and $35 USD spa credit in Ocean Harmony massage for two (50 min), once per stay.
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 20.5 miles to the local airport in Liberia. The closest Village is Nuevo Colon. Located on Matapalo Beach in theGuanacaste province of northern Costa Rica.
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
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Parking(Complimentary)
Physician on Call
Shopping Mall Nearby
Pools
Number of Pools: 3

Swim-up Bar
3 swimming pools with sun terraces, one with a swim-up bar. Separate whirlpool.
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: 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: Complimentary
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
STANDARD ROOM CONNECTING
Connecting rooms are two rooms, being sold as one unit. For the room descriptions, please review the description listed above.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
STANDARD OCEANVW CONNECTING
Connecting rooms are two rooms, being sold as one unit. For the room descriptions, please review the description listed above.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
SUPERIOR ROOM CONNECTING
Connecting rooms are two rooms, being sold as one unit. For the room descriptions, please review the description listed above.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
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.
Furama - Asian style restaurant.
Liberia - Main buffet-style restaurant with a terrace. Non-smoking.
Tucan - Gourmet style restaurant.
Ocotal - Poolside restaurant and steakhouse for dinner.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Table Tennis, Beach-Volleyball, Windsurfing, Snorkeling Equipment, Kayaking. Scuba Diving (lesson in pool), tennis court, body surfing.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Live music, shows or RIU evening program daily. Complimentary access to "Pacha" disco (drinks not included). Access to casino(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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2801 Recommend
2801 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Guanacaste to their friends and family
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Wedding
Cindy H,
Tue Nov 21 15:12:55 EST 2017
A large group of us (58) went to the Riu Guanacaste for our wedding. The resort was beautiful and very clean. Food was great. Enjoyed all the a la carte restaurants. Really enjoyed the raccoons in the steak house. so cute. We had an amazing wedding no issues all of us had a great time. Would recommend this resort and would definitely go back. Sharlie the sunwing rep went out of her way to help us as did the wedding planner Juan Jose. He did his best to accommodate any special requests. Only issue is that locals come in on weekends so crazy busy in the pools,bars and buffet. For that reason would stay at the Palace next time as we could use both facilities. The palace didn't seem to get busy like the Guanacaste.Never disappointed at the Riu's . So glad we picked this as our destination for our wedding.

Riu Guanacaste you could be great
kevingail, South Wales, United Kingdom
Tue Nov 21 14:33:04 EST 2017
just a 45 minuet drive to hotel, arrived all looked impressive, booking in went smooth our room was on the 5 floor lifts up were ok room overlooked eco park next door ,showered un packed went down for the start of holiday food was poor in all restaurants except one day a week when they pulled the stops out, surprisingly on this night they presented you with a questioner on the hotel overall, when i say poor i mean meat not cooked food not kept warm raw food put with cooked food ,BAD tried speaking to management not interested tui reps not interested and not there very offten,except to sell tours and trips,but in saying this you could find some food that was reasonable ,,and then the final straw the weekend arrived the local holiday makers arrived got very drunk acted like animals and that is insult to the beautiful animals in cost rica ,during the weekend people were vomiting while in the pools which caused them to be cleaned and closed for a few hours riu guanacaste this is not acceptable i hope you take note sorry if this spoils any ones holiday i also speak as health and safety practitioner

Hotel Riu
gmonyphx, Phoenix, Arizona
Tue Nov 21 12:18:55 EST 2017
Stayed at RIU for 7 days, hotel very clean.. staff was very friendly.. rooms were clean and spacious..Buffet and themed restaurants excellent... highly recommend staying here.. activities everyday and entertainment at night was great...one of my best vacations ever!

People, Place, Service
HemiAl, Uxbridge, Massachusetts
Tue Nov 21 06:17:22 EST 2017
The Hotel Riu Guanacaste is only surpassed by its people ! They are all very friendly from the gardeners, housekeepers, waiters, and chefs to the hotel management. This our second time at the Riu Guanacaste in less than 10 months and each time for 1 week. Our second stay was booked incorrectly but Alejandra at the front desk corrected the error and made our stay unbelievable. My wife and I can not say enough good things about the Riu Guanacaste. It is a fabulous place worth visiting and it won't cost you a fortune !

Great location, amazing pool, friendly staff
doylead1229, Chicago, Illinois
Sun Nov 19 19:05:32 EST 2017
The location was perfect and easy to get to from the airport. The pool was the highlight of the resort. Rooms: air-conditioned, bed was hard, and pillows very small. The locks on the doors were actual keys, which at times were difficult to lock and unlock. The bathroom was a nice size. Our room faced the center, which was very loud at night during the entertainment, and not ideal for sleeping Pool: Large, clean, plenty of water seats available. No children allowed in the pool bar, which was nice, since this was not an adults only resort, and there were children every place else. The pool bar was staffed with friendly bartenders Beach: Well kept, paddleboard and kayak available. Scuba Caribe on sight, with daily dives and certifications. Well worth it! Food: there are 4 restaurants, besides the buffet, but they are on a first come, first serve basis (no reservations). We tried to eat at Ocotal, but were turned away because they had no plates left for the evening. The Asian restaurant was another buffet, which served similar items as the other buffet. The main buffet was large, and had many options, but the options didn't change from day to day, so we found ourselves eating the same thing. Overall, the food quality was ok. For an all-inclusive, there is no way we ate or drank what we paid for. Spa: Friendly staff, packages available. It was connected to the gym, which was well equipped. Staff: Friendly, accommodating, another highlight of the resort Entertainment: Live music nightly, as well as themed shows. Since there are not many activities at night, it was something to do.



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