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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.

The 24-hour all-inclusive Riu Playa Blanca is located on the beach in the province of Cocle, Panama. Activities are endless, so guests can enjoy vacation to the fullest with their family, friends, or partner. Watersports range from scuba diving and windsurfing to snorkeling and kayaking. Enjoy beach activities such as volleyball and table tennis, or stay fit in the gym. Tennis courts and golf courses are located nearby.

During the day, participate in activities organized by the animation team - sing, dance, do water aerobics, and let the children explore the cheerful Riuland. At night, you can't miss the shows, live music, or disco. If you prefer to relax under the light of the moon, enjoy a cocktail on the beach.

You'll never go hungry, with four restaurants available on the all-inclusive plan. Enjoy Asian fusion at Xian, or Italian cuisine at Il Palazzo. Eat all you desire at Balboa, a buffet that serves three meals daily. If you dont want to leave the pool, enjoy grilled specialties at Chiriqui poolside restaurant.

Come spend the vacation of a lifetime on the long beach of Cocle, and enjoy relaxing time with your loved ones at the Riu Playa Blanca.

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HOTEL LOCATION
Located on the shore of Cocle beach in Panama, two hours ground transportation from the airport.
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HOTEL FACILITIES
Boutique Shops
Business Services
Concierge
Currency Exchange
Laundry / Dry Cleaning Service
Meeting Rooms
Pools
Number of Pools: 4

Includes main pool with swim-up bar and children's pool.
Golf: NEARBY
Holes: 18
Green Fees: $
Cart Fee: $
Caddy: Yes
Water Sports on Site
Snorkeling: Additional Charge
Paddle Boats: Additional Charge
Wind Surf: Additional Charge
HOTEL DETAILS
This beachfront 24-hour all-inclusive hotel offers a wide array of watersports and beach sports, as well as a gym, and daily activities schedule. Enjoy complimentary entrance to the night club and drinks six nights a week! Beach: Cocle Beach Check-in: 3 p.m.
Check-out: 12 p.m.
Total Rooms: 573
Year Opened: 2013 Credit Cards: Visa, Master Card
ROOM TYPES
STANDARD OCEAN FRONT ROOM
Comfortable oceanfront guest rooms. Some feature a sofa bed. 1 king or 2 double beds. Minibar and liquor dispenser. Bathroom equipped with shower, double sink, vanity mirror, hairdryer, and amenities kit. Balcony/terrace with ocean front. WiFi ($).
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
2 BEDROOM FAMILY SUITE
1 king bed, second bedroom with 2 double beds, living room area with sofa. Minibar and liquor dispenser. Bathroom with hydromassage tub and shower, bathrobe, and amenities kit. WiFi ($).
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
STANDARD OCEAN VIEW ROOM
Comfortable guest rooms with a stunning ocean view from your private balcony. Some rooms offer sofa beds. 1 king or 2 double beds. Minibar with liquor dispenser. Bathroom equipped with bathtub and shower, double sink, vanity mirror.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
TRIPLE ROOM
Triple room with bathtub. One king bed and one double bed.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Kitchen
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
2 BEDROOM FAMILY ROOM
1 king bed and sofa bed, second bedroom with 2 single beds, living room area with sofa. Minibar and liquor dispenser. Hydromassage tub and shower, bathrobe, and amenities kit. Balcony/terrace. WiFi ($).
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
STANDARD COURTYARD VIEW ROOM
Comfortable rooms with view of the courtyard. Some have sofa bed. 1 king or 2 double beds. Minibar and liquor dispenser. Bathroom equipped with shower, double sink, vanity mirror, hairdryer, and amenities kit. Balcony/terrace. WiFi ($).
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
OCEAN SUITE
Frontal sea view from suite. Hydromassage bathtub, and bedroom with integrated lounge with sofa.
Other Amenities -
Air Conditioning
Fan
Kitchen
Minibar
Hair Dryer
Iron
Television
Room Safe
Satellite
DINING
Riu Playa Blanca features 1 meal plan options:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips
There are 4 Restaurants at Riu Playa Blanca:
Chiriqui - Poolside restaurant serving grilled specialties.
Il Palazzo - Italian restaurant; reservations required.
Xian - Asian restaurant; reservations required.
Balboa - Main restaurant serving 3 buffet-style meals a day.
ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT
Daily Activities & Entertainment:
Water and beach sports, daytime entertainment programs for children and adults, and scuba diving lessons in the pool.
Nightly Activities & Entertainment:
Pacha nightclub, RIU evening entertainment
CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS
Riuland kids' club provides daily programs for children in groups divided by age. Evening entertainment also available.
Applicable Ages: 4-12
Program Fees: No

Children's Facilities
PlayGround
Teen Disco

Advance Notice for Babysitting: yes

TripAdvisor Web Reviews
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TripAdvisor Traveller Reviews
The best "all in" I've ever been
Ricardo E. B,
Fri Apr 17 15:34:34 EDT 2015
We spent our christmas holidays at Riu Playa Blanca and the experience was wonderful. The facilities, the staff, the food are simply great. Lot of fun and relax, evening activities for the family... More>

Spring Break In Panama
Hallypoo, Baltimore, Maryland
Thu Apr 16 20:58:18 EDT 2015
We wanted a destination that was not the norm, so we chose Panama. Our travel agent gave us a few options and we chose the Riu Playa Blanca. It was definitely off the beaten path (2 hours away from... More>

We had a good time at RIU
htpreyes, Miami
Thu Apr 16 11:42:01 EDT 2015
Overall we had a good time at this resort. *Customer Service : good, some of the personal don't go out of their way but pleasant. *Food: very good, lots of variety for all tastes except on deserts... More>

2nd Time
Sebastian1113, Caledon, Canada
Thu Apr 16 11:31:16 EDT 2015
Just returned from this resort after a 1 week stay. As indicated this is the 2nd time I have stayed at this one in Rio Hato, Panama. The 1st time was after it had been open for just 2 weeks. We... More>

Great time at the Riu in Panama
moemoe_10, Ottawa, Canada
Thu Apr 09 18:05:21 EDT 2015
We flew from Toronto with Sunwing. Good flight and we flew into the new airport, Rio Hata, very close to the Riu, maybe a 10 minute bus ride. We had been to Panama three times before but always to... More>



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