Hotel Overview

Hotel Riu Playa Blanca is located on the shore of the Cocle beach in Panama.  Its exclusive service and complete facilities offer a variety of activities, sports and entertainment to all clients, making each stay a wonderful vacation with family and friends.

In the hotel you will find different buffet and thematic restaurants to taste delicious Panamanian gastronomy, a refreshing swimming-pool and one gym in order to maintain the rhythm during your vacation. Throughout the day you will be able to join different activities with our team. You will be able to dance, to sing, do some aqua gym, volleyball… and the children will find Riuland. At night you will enjoy the shows, live music, and the discotheque; or perhaps just enjoying a cocktail under the moonlight.  Come to Coclé Beach and enjoy relaxing days in Hotel Riu Playa Blanca.


Scarlett Martinez International Airport : 5 miles
Tocumen International Airport (PTY) : 93 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2014
Floors: 7
Room: 573


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory Student Groups/Spring Breakers (either groups or individuals, regardless of age) are not allowed at any time during the year. Guests disturbing or generating complaints from other guests or hotel may be removed from the property, at their own expense. Parties in rooms are not permitted.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:
Check-in Policy - Deposits or credit/debit card hold authorizations are not requested at check-in. Minimum age of 18 is required for check-in, an ID/Passport will be requested upon arrival.

Convention Policy - Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy - Student Groups/Spring Breakers (either groups or individuals, regardless of age) are not allowed at any time during the year. Guests disturbing or generating complaints from other guests or hotel may be removed from the property, at their own expense. Parties in rooms are not permitted.

Transfer Policy - A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information - Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.  Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.  Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.
Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed
Early Departure Policy:
  • Early Departure Penalty: 1 Night Applies: Sunday - Saturday 04Jul24 - 23Dec26
  • Early Departure Penalty: 2 Nights Applies: Sunday - Saturday 24Dec24 - 30Apr25
  • Early Departure Penalty: 2 Nights Applies: Sunday - Saturday 24Dec25 - 30Apr26

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 4830 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    5 stars

    All inclusive family vacation we has an Amazing seven peaceful days good food relaxing resort Amazing

    Jul 19, 2024
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Pros and Cons

    First, the positives: - The buffet!!! The food is great, and there are plenty of choices. Plus, I loved that the wine and beer were self-serve. :) - The grounds and pool area are nice and very well kept. - Our room was clean and spacious and had a nice balcony. - There is an activity booth near the pool area. We took advantage of the jet skiing and snorkeling. The snorkeling was surprisingly decent. It wasn't amazing, but it was worth it for us. Now, the negatives: - The rooms (at least those we saw) are aging in need of better maintenance. We switched rooms because the AC did not work in our first room. We are thankful that the request to move was granted, but it did take some time. - The beach and the immediately surrounding area are not so nice (though to be fair, we knew that from the photos before we booked).

    Jul 16, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Our honeymoon was fantastic

    I want to share how amazing and accommodating RIU was to us. It was our 2nd wedding anniversary and honeymoon, and we enjoyed every bit of it. The front desk staff were informative, nice, respectful, courteous, and punctual. The excursion we took with Quality Transfer to Taboga Island felt like a dream. The housekeeping staff were friendly and awesome, and they even decorated our room for us! The bartenders were funny, and humorous, and made us feel welcome. The food service staff were very knowledgeable and made sure we enjoyed our experience. The restaurants were cozy and beautiful. You can find our full review on YouTube under "F&E Collision." We are RIU fans for life.

    Jul 16, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Perfect stay at Hotel Riu Playa Blanca!

    Perfect fit for my husband and me to fulfill our bucket list visit to Panama! Lovely facility -- Fantastic beach: spaciaous, tree lined and peaceful!!! One recommendation for the buffet breakfast would be the ability to order up fresh omelettes!

    Jul 14, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    First time at Riu

    What a wonderful resort. First time staying at a Riu location. The beach was amazing. The pools and events were great. All the staff was friendly and attentive. The food was one of the best I have had at an all inclusive resort. The only thing I would recommend would be to upgrade the mattresses and pillows. We will be trying another location in the future.

    Jul 12, 2024

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