Guanacaste

Riu Palace Costa Rica


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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.

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.

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.

Greening Your Life: Part of the Apple Vacations Greening Your Life initiative, this property holds a Travelife Gold Award and Sustainability Certification. The resort also utilizes biodegradable cleaning products, strives for an active reduction in water, electricity, and chemical products, and educates employees and guests with informative, eco-friendly materials.

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HOTEL LOCATION
Located on Matapalo beach in the Guanacaste province of northern Costa Rica. 20.5 miles from Liberia International Airport.
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. Exchange privileges with Riu Guanacaste. 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 pm
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
JR SUITE COURTYARD VW CONNECT
1 king bed living room area with sofa, direct dial phone, & balcony or terrace with courtyard view, a liquor dispenser. Bathroom with hydro-massage tub, extra shower cabin, by door separate toilet, double sink, vanity mirror.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Sofa
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
SUITE JACUZZI
Suite includes one king bed, a living room area with a sofa bed, a bathroom with a hydro-massage bathtub, and a balcony with a private jacuzzi and ocean views. Room also eatures a minibar, a liquor dispenser, and more. Maximum Occupancy: two adults.
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
JUNIOR SUITE OCEAN VIEW
Room includes one king bed or two double beds, a living room area with a sofa, directdial phone, and balcony or terrace with ocean view. Room also features a bathroom with a hydro-massage tub, extra shower cabin, a liquor dispenser,
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Sofa
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE GARDEN VIEW
Room includes one king bed or two double beds, a living room area with a sofa, directdial phone, a liquor dispenser and balcony or terrace. Bathroom with a hydro-massage,bathtub extra shower cabin, by door separate toilet, double sink vanity mirror.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Sofa
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
2 BEDROOM FAMILY SUITE
Room includes one king bed or two double beds, direct dial phone, and balcony or terrace. Room also features a bathroom with a hydro-massage tub, extra shower cabin,a liquor dispenser, by door separate toilet, double sink, bidet, vanity mirror and
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JR SUITE OCEAN VIEW CONNECTING
Room includes one king bed or two double beds, a living room area with a sofa, directdial phone, and balcony or terrace with ocean view. Room also features a bathroom with a hydro-massage tub, extra shower cabin, a liquor dispenser,
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JR SUITE GARDEN VW CONNECTING
Room includes one king bed or two double beds, a living room area with a sofa, directdial phone, and balcony or terrace. Room also features a bathroom with a hydro- massage tub, extra shower cabin, a liquor dispenser, by door separate toilet, double
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE GARDEN VIEW CHART
Room includes one king bed or two double beds, a living room area with a sofa, directdial phone, a liquor dispenser and balcony or terrace. Bathroom with a hydro-massage,bathtub extra shower cabin, by door separate toilet, double sink vanity mirror.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Balcony or Terrace
Kitchen
Minibar
Sofa
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
Telephone
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
JUNIOR SUITE COURTYARD VIEW
1king bed or 2 double beds, living room area with sofa, direct dial phone, & balcony or terrace with courtyard view. Bathroom with hydro-massage tub, extra shower cabin, a liquor dispenser, by door separate toilet, double sink, vanity mirror.
1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Bathtub
Shower
Room Service
Balcony or Terrace
Minibar
Sofa
Coffee Maker
Hair Dryer
Iron
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 6 Restaurants at Riu Palace Costa Rica:
Papagayo - Poolside restaurant/grill and steakhouse
L'Anfora - Italian restaurant
Tokio - Japanese restaurant
Krystal - Fusion Restaurant
Arenal - Main restaurant with terrace
Capuchino - Coffe Shop, patisserie and ice cream parlor.
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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996 Recommend
996 past Apple Vacationers would recommend Riu Palace Costa Rica to their friends and family
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
Paradise in Paradise !
neilhalliwell, Banbury, United Kingdom
Wed Dec 05 08:22:20 EST 2018
The Riu Palace Hotel is the best all inclusive resort hotel I have ever had the pleasure of staying at. Situated in beautiful surroundings on a huge natural beach, with a wealth of wildlife and scenery to enjoy only a short stroll from the hotel, this hotel has a superb location. The hotel is kept immaculately clean and the rooms are large and bright with all the facilities you could wish for. The pool areas are expansive and there is no shortage of sunbeds. There is an excellent choice of dining experiences as well, thankfully without any need to pre-book or any limitation on the number of visits you can make during your stay. The bars are all very well appointed with a wide range of selections of well known brand drinks. The service provided at all dining establishments, in the bars, around the pool and in every other area of the hotel is first class. However, the most impressive thing about the hotel from my point of view is the exceptional friendliness and welcome received from all the staff I came into contact with. Without exception, they are all superb ambassadors for the hotel, for Riu, and for Costa Rica. My advice would simply be, ' don't think about it....book it ' ! Many thanks to Antonio and all his staff for providing us with such a wonderful two weeks in your excellent hotel and glorious country. We will be back !

Little Better Than Average
frank c, Weymouth, Massachusetts
Mon Dec 03 03:24:38 EST 2018
Day one was a disaster. We wanted a high level and got 1st floor, the room was not that clean and the mini fridge did not work. We requested a room change and got it the next day. Everyone there was very helpful and eager to please us except for the front desk. They seem to be cold. The food was good and the drinks were plentiful. The buffet server was Gina Mora and she went out of her way to please us. She set up a special table for us and she remembered all our drinks from the day before. The swim up bay was also very good. The Italian restaurant was good and the buffet portion of it was very good. All in all there was a great variety of food at the buffet. The overall rating should be a 3.5

Nice Resort
64rock, New Lenox, Illinois
Sun Dec 02 13:32:37 EST 2018
This was the first time in the Riu Palace resort in Cost Rica and we loved it. Service, food , drink was good. All was well maintained . Pools are fun with all the activities . The pool activity crew was very nice . A shout out to Alfonzo @ the pool and shows. Thanks for the fun from Roc, Felicia, Rich and your best fan Chris. He worked hard . Pool and lobby bartenders are great with the fast service and drink. Any bad reviews are from cheap oooh’s that do not tip. Our room and mini bar was made up every day at the same time .They did an awesome job . Room was cool even on the 5Th Fl. We ordered room service and they were fast. Our only regret was the bug bits from being out doors We did not prepare for the bugs .

60th birthday
Mobile438674,
Fri Nov 30 10:41:01 EST 2018
This hotel is great. The rooms are amazing and the staff couldn’t do enough for us. It was my 60th birthday whilst there and the staff did an amazing job decorating our room and dinner table. We even got a cake. Thank you Riu for making it such an amazing birthday and memory

Really nice resort
Larry C, Charlotte, North Carolina
Wed Nov 28 04:33:02 EST 2018
Johan at water aerobics was a blast. Marco can really rock a pompadour, was so much fun. Giovanni near the pool took great care of my group. The shows at night were fun. The Michael Jackson show was terrific. We participated in many pool side games. I won the football toss and darts. Took a few dance lessons. The restaurants at night were all good. I loved the shrimp tempura in the Asian restaurant. We really liked you could go to what ever restaurant that you wanted to. This is our first time to Costa Rica. We have done two other all inclusives in the Mayan Rivera. This was a better resort but that probably because we chose the palace option. The palace only has about 500 rooms so we never felt crowded. We walked over to non palace pool and it felt busy. Resort is on beach with cliffs at each end so there is no other business or stores to walk to you're kind of isolated, which was fine for us it made it relaxing. Beach was dark sand and at times surf was rough. I would not recommend here if you need need to lay on the beach. Nice to walk on but would not want to lay on it. People were all friendly and fun. Grounds were well kept. Casino we visited one night and disco one night. Both were small but we had fun at both. Wife won 250 dollars. Us money is taken by everyone don't bother with exchange unless you want it for souvenirs. Zip line and zoo right nextdoor was a blast, must do. Water taxi to playa del Coco was fun. Allow over half a day to shop there. Nice beach and good restaurants. We had lobster at Zii. Was fantastic, Marie was a terrific waitress. Overall had a great relaxing and fun time. Will return to Costa Rica but next time maybe on the Caribbean side.



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