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Riu Palace Costa Rica


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Riu brings its luxurious, Palace Level brand to beautiful Costa Rica! This hotel, fully prepared to provide the best service to its customers, has four swimming pools (one with a wet bar), a Jacuzzi, gym, steam bath, and a wellness center, Renova Spa, with different treatments and massages.

The quality of the cuisine offered at the restaurants is exceptional thanks to the chefs, who prepare dishes from classic to the most exotic. You'll want to try each of the menus and thanks to the all-inclusive service; you will be able to enjoy the buffet restaurant or the four different theme restaurants. Tempt your palate with Italian, Fusion, Japanese, and Grill Steakhouse choices.

Enjoy a variety of activities on the beautiful beaches, such as diving or fishing in the Pacific waters. During the day, there are many entertainment choices. The hotel has volleyball, windsurfing, sailing, snorkeling equipment, and more.

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HOTEL LOCATION
Riu Palace Costa Rica is located in Guanacaste, at the edge of the beach of Matapalo.
Address: PLAYA MATAPALO, SARDINAL
CARILLO, GUANACASTE


CR
Local Phone: 011-506-2681-231
Fax: 610-359-6625
HOTEL FACILITIES
Barber / Beauty Salon
Boutique Shops
Car Rental
Concierge
Currency Exchange
Disco / Nightclub
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Parking(Complimentary)
Physician on Call
Pools
Number of Pools: 4
Outdoor Pools: 4     
Swim-up Bar
Splash in one of the four pools, float-up to the swim-up bar, or take a nap under an umbrella of one of the poolside loungers. The fun isn't reserved just for the beach-bound!
Tennis
Number of Courts: 1
Outdoor Courts: 1
Lighted Courts: 1
Court Fee: Available at no cost
Raquet Rental Fees: N/A
Water Sports on Site
Fishing: Additional Charge
Sunfish Sailing: Additional Charge
Snorkeling: Complimentary
Hobie Cats: Additional Charge
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: Additional Charge
Spa: Additional Charge
Steam Room: Complimentary
Manicure / Pedicure: Additional Charge
Facials: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
The hotel has the light feel of a beach resort, but with an urban style. The absolute protagonists are light and water. Even the sculptures in various parts of the hotel are reminiscent of ocean waves. Beach: The hotel offers a variety of activities on the beautiful beaches such as diving or fishing in the Pacific waters, ecotourism in the volcanic areas, and during the day several programs of entertainment for all ages, whether in family or friends. Check-in: 3:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 noon
Total Rooms: 538
Year Opened: 2012 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card
HOTEL RESTRICTIONS
At least one guest in each room must be 18 years or older (21 and older in March and April). No "spring breakers", or student groups under 21.
ROOM TYPES
JUNIOR SUITE OCEAN VIEW
Guests of this junior suite enjoy ocean-views and an integrated lounge area. Liquor dispenser. Flat-screen TV.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE GARDEN VIEW
Guests of this junior suite enjoy garden-views and an integrated lounge area. Liquor dispenser. Flat-screen TV.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
2 BEDROOM FAMILY SUITE
One bedroom with 1 king bed and 2nd bedroom with 2 double beds and second bathroom with shower and sink. Liquor dispenser and flat screen TV.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE COURTYARD VIEW
Guests of this junior suite enjoy courtyard-views and an integrated lounge area. Liquor dispenser. Flat-screen TV.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
SUITE JACUZZI
Guests of this suite will enjoy one king bed, an integrated lounge, and a private Jacuzzi on the balcony or terrace. Liquor dispenser. Flat-screen TV.
1 King Bed Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Bathtub
Shower
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Jacuzzi
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Radio Alarm Clock
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite

OTHER INFO
All bathrooms offer a hydromassage bathtub and separate shower cabin, complimentary WiFi and in-room liquor dispenser.
DINING
Riu Palace Costa Rica features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 5 Restaurants at Riu Palace Costa Rica:
L'Anfora - Italian restaurant
Tokio - Japanese restaurant
Krystal - Fusion Restaurant
Arenal - Main restaurant with terrace
Papagayo - Poolside restaurant/grill and steakhouse
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Whether it's sweating at the gym, diving for the ball at beach volleyball, serving on the floodlit tennis court, or quietly relaxing in the steam bath or Jacuzzi, guests of the Riu Palace Costa Rica can do it all, or do nothing at all. Activities ex
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Enjoy nightly entertainment, live music or dance the night away at Pacha night club. Guests willint to test their luck can head to the Casino.
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
The Mini Club offers daily scheduled events and activities for children.
Applicable Ages: 2 - 12 years old
Program Fees: Complimentary

Children's Facilities
PlayGround
Children's Pool

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181 Recommend
181 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Palace Costa Rica to their friends and family



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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Fabulous Resort!
Sue B, Slinger, Wisconsin
Sun Apr 20 20:04:31 EDT 2014
My husband, 10 year old daughter & I just returned from a week at the Riu Palace and loved every minute! The food was fantastic, we really loved the BBQ at the pool in the afternoon. Guillermo in... More>

As a travel agent selling several properites, I would recommend and return to this property any day!!
cjcuffie, Toronto, Canada
Sun Apr 20 13:18:23 EDT 2014
I just returned from this property with my girlfriend on Friday.Apr.18. We stayed for one week. As a travel consultant for Sunwing Vacations and selling multiple properties on the regular, I would... More>

Excellent! Magnificent ! Wonderful!
S S, New jersey
Sun Apr 20 05:55:32 EDT 2014
During my many travels in life, I have to say that this resort has it all! The food was fresh, delicious and had variety everyday! The staff was professional, friendly and a complete joy. The... More>

Outstanding Resort .
Mike O, Peterborough, Canada
Fri Apr 18 22:43:26 EDT 2014
Awesome resort!! Best surprise was the lunch BBQ! Everything cued from Ribs, shrimp! Beef, chicken, sausage! Shout out to Zenanita at the pool! The BEST animation coordinator- Love you Jeffry... More>

Not bad, but not 5 star.
Foofangirl,
Thu Apr 17 18:29:29 EDT 2014
My husband, daughter and I stayed here April 5-12, 2014. The weather was perfect and the hotel staff were warm and welcoming. The excursions by Swiss Travel were, for the most part, outstanding. Our... More>



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