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


Hotel Details

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory All Student/Spring Breaker Group reservations are strictly on Request and will be reviewed on a case by case basis by the corresponding Destination Sales Department. RIU Hotels & Resorts reserves the right of admission and may reject any request at its sole discretion.
Advisory If a Student /Spring Breaker Group is accepted: The number of rooms will be deducted from the contracted allotments Minimum Age requirement: 21 years of age or older. The Hotel may request proof of age in the form of passport or official ID Each room must submit a signed liability agreement upon check-in.
Advisory At all other RIU properties 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 - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds. 

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 - This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

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

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

3.5 star tripadvisor rating 3268 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great value

    This is the second time that I visit this all inclusive resort and it was worth it. We paid 68$ per night each person. Personally, i felt the drinks were a little too strong. Bar Las Burbujas was a great place to lounge. The food was ok. I recommend you to try all the restaurants if possible. The staff in general was very kind specially the servers in the restaurants, but I was treated rudely by a man next to the check in counter when i wanted to ask him a question. The beach was alright, nothing out of this world but beware of the mosquitoes. It was a very pleasant stay and definately worth your money.

    Nov 18, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating

    Need to find away to vent the rooms. To much moisture in them. Should have away to show the days that the Speciality Restaurants are open on your website. The Staff was very helpful and responsive to issues in a timely manner. The setup for my wife’s Birthday was Great, Thank You so much.

    Nov 18, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Excellent Staff, always above and beyond

    Visited RUI Playa Blanca in Panamá for 2 nights with 2 small kids. All Inclusive, $300 USD. Beach and pools are beautiful, very nice kids pool with lifeguard. Included towels that are thick and plenty large. Staff is phenomenal. Room was a bit noisy, on the ground floor, but had everything we needed. Included stocked mini fridge and booze dispenser. Food was good and plentiful, 2 main dining areas and several smaller rooms. Mostly buffet with nice variety, regional foods, and plenty of fruits, vegetables, and juices. Lots of European guests, so food reflected that as well. Skip the hot dogs tho. We will definitely return when in Panama. THE STAFF WAS UNBELIEVABLY HELPFUL AND ACCOMMODATING. SERIOUSLY, THE BEST!

    Nov 17, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Solo Travelor

    There were no issues staying at this resort however, I have 1 suggestion. Being Vegan I would like to see a separate Vegan/Vegetarian section n future instead of the current was the meals are displayed. I find that guest are not using the allotted utensils provided for each dish, they are using the same utensils for the meat dishes as well.

    Nov 14, 2019
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Terrible hotel!!!!!!

    I went with my family (40) and we had a very bad experience at the hotel, the towels smelled really bad, the air conditioning didn’t worked well. And the worst part was the manager Jose Trujillo to be exact, we had and inconvenient with the staff, they attacked 2 of my family members, they punched them in the face for no reason, I think no staff member should be aggressive with any guest. Then they locked them in the elevator for 15 minutes and accused them for damaging the elevator. When we tried to speak with the manager que was very rude and a bully. We will NEVER come back to this hotel.

    Nov 09, 2019
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see Frequently Asked Questions), hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats /PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Miami Air: PC 19-085, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Swift Air: PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/ PC 19-079, A320-180-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats. CST2139014-20 102319