Guanacaste

Riu Guanacaste


Email | Share |
All Inclusive    

2018 Exceptional Value!
Honeymoon:
Late check-out (based on availability), Free upgrade to next room category (based on availability), and $35 USD spa credit per adult.
Family: Two kids 12 and under Stay Free with two paying adults from 5/1/18-12/23/18.

2019 Exceptional Value!
Honeymoon:
Late check-out (based on availability), Free upgrade to next room category (based on availability), and $35 spa credit per adult.
Family: Two kids 12 and under Stay Free with two paying adults

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 the 3rd cleanest beach in Costa Rica.

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
Vista Ridge Golf & Country Club
Guests receive a discount on green fees with transportation between the hotel & golf course. Includes: 18 holes, golf cart, bottled water, cooler, golf club rentals, fresh towel, opportunity to use resort style pool before or after round of golf.
Holes: 18
Green Fees: $
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 on 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 pm
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
FAMILY ROOM
Room includes 1 king size bed, direct dial phone. Bathroom equiped with bathtub, double sink and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace.
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
Room includes 1 king size bed, separate living room area with sofa, direct dial phoneand walk-in closet. Bathroom equipped with hydromassage bathtub, extra shower cabin, bidet, double-sink, vanity mirror, balcony or terrace.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Sofa
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
OCEANVIEW SUITE WITH JACUZZI
Room includes 1 king size bed, separate living room area with sofa, direct dial phoneand walk-in closet. Bathroom equipped with hydromassage bathtub, extra shower cabin, bidet, double-sink, vanity mirror, balcony or terrace with ocean view and private
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Jacuzzi
Minibar
Sofa
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
STANDARD OCEANVIEW ROOM
Room includes 2 double beds or 1 king size bed, direct dial phone. Bathroom equipped with bathtub, double-sink, vanity mirror, balcony or terrace with ocean view.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
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
Room includes 1 bedroom with 1 king size bed, 2nd bedroom with 2 double beds and living room area with sofa, direct dial phone. Two bathrooms equiped with bathtub, double sink and amenities kit, second bathroom also with bidet. 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
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.
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.
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.
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
DINING
Riu Guanacaste features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips-Four Restaurants/Five Bars
There are 5 Restaurants at Riu Guanacaste:
Ocotal - Poolside restaurant and steakhouse for dinner.
La Toscana - Italian restaurant.
Furama - Asian style restaurant.
Liberia - Main buffet-style restaurant with a terrace. Non-smoking.
Tucan - Gourmet style restaurant.
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
Hotel Average
What to expect
Food Quality
Comfort
Cleanliness
Service
2801 Recommend
2801 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Guanacaste to their friends and family
TripAdvisor Web Reviews
Based on 7487reviews
What to expect
Location
Rooms
Service
Value



TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Very good
jasonk551, Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Thu Dec 13 13:21:25 EST 2018
Booked via Tui in the UK, we were impressed by the Rui Guanacaste from the moment we arrived to the moment we departed for the airport. Officially a 5 star hotel, our view was it was a top end 4 star that is well worth your money and will provide you with a great holiday location. The staff are hard working and polite, the food of good quality, the facilities extensive. Thank you, Riu Guanacaste, very enjoyable.

Love costa rica but not this resort
wishiniwasfishn, Parry Sound, Canada
Thu Dec 13 12:51:49 EST 2018
There a few things you need to know about this resort. The resort is mainly locals, nice people but not there for vacation, they are there to party. The weekends are absolutely crazy. You can't get near the bars or the pools. There are two smells that you will find at the pool area. One is the septic and the other is the smell of puke. In and out of the pool. We were there two weeks and it was every day. You better hope they put you on the forest side because the noise is beyond, especially with the evening weddings going on until 11 wow at the pool area. They start to do the maintenance at 6am, meaning lawnmowers, leaf blowers, weed whackers you name it, all going at 6am. So much for the nice quiet time on the balcony. Sometimes they bring you water but most times we had to go get it at the front desk, no coffee makers in the room, we brought our own thank god. If you are going to have an exciting party go here. If you are going for a relaxing vacation don't here and for god sakes, don't take the kids here wowsers. The beach is very nice to walk on but that is as far as it goes, no bar, no service, no washrooms just dark brown water and dark brown sand. Room was nice with the exception of the noise, the food was good, the grounds were spotless. Staff were all awesome, can't say enough about the hospitality. The zip lines were fabulous you can't go to costa rica without doing them. In summary, we had a nice vacation but would not go back to this resort. We are already planning our next trip to costa rica.

What a great stay at Riu
TandDFredericton, Fredericton
Thu Dec 13 11:22:20 EST 2018
I just returned from Riu Guanacaste and I must say we had a great time.. The rooms and resort were very clean, the staff are always cleaning.. The food was great and the drinks even better.. we did a couple of excursions and walked down the beach to monkeys bar. I had a fabulous time.. the staff are amazing.. Rey in the entertainment department was exceptional!!! Rodrigez and Roanys in the pool bar were so friendly they made our stay!!!

Great pools, friendly staff, mediocre food at best.
SudsTraveler, New Jersey
Wed Dec 12 05:56:03 EST 2018
Had a wonderful time. Would be nicer if there was a separate pool for adults. Room was nice, but would be better with a bit of separation for the bathroom area. Pool bar could have smelled a bit better, kind of smelled like puke on a day.

very enjoyable break
Mike B, Toronto, Canada
Mon Dec 10 05:41:28 EST 2018
We went in mid Nov 2018. The weather was 32 degrees and sunny. We have been to 3 Rui hotels and the excellence continued. Welcome and reception was fast, efficient and we were in our room 30 min after arrival. The room was clean, maid service everyday was excellent. We had a quiet north side view looking into the Diamante Eco Park. It has an older look to the resort lots of dark wood. We did not take any trips, everyone we talked to enjoyed their trips but found the travel times long. The resort has lots of wildlife around. Walking the beach, over to the Monkey bar, and around saw: Capuchin and howler monkeys, Iguana's, green parrots, Egret, Cranes, Pelicans, large turtle swimming ( from kayak), and more. The flowers are in bloom, many varieties in the well kept landscape. We enjoyed the beach, the pools , and both areas had lots of shade. If you didn't need front row seats there was no problem getting chairs any time. The beach is public, but not easily accessible by others. Riu has the only hotels in this beach area. The locals mechants were there but after one inquiry left people to enjoy the beach. I bought a hat but did not have money that day, the seller said pay me tomorrow, no problem Pura Vida! That's the way the Costa Ricans are, beautiful people. The nightly entertainment was okay, dancing was their specialty done well, lip synch - well they tried hard. The day recreation staff kept up the energy and gave people the atmosphere but if you wanted quiet places they were also easy to find. The food was very good, a wide selection, many local food choices. The Pacific ocean sunsets are the best. No problem recommending Guanacaste Rui.



The comments and opinions on this Ratings and Reviews section of our website are the views and opinions of TripAdvisor members and AppleVacations.passengers. They are providied 'as is' and we accept no responsibility for any loss, injury, inconvenience or other damage resulting from this information. You should verify critical information (for example passports and visas, and customs) with the relevant authorities, and review our Fair Trade Contract and Things To Know Before You Go (including our Health and Safety Tips For Travelers) before you travel.
Be the first to know! Sign up for email deals. Subscribe