Phone Number 511-616-7777
Hotel Riu Guanacaste
Playa Matapalo, Sardinal de Carrillo, Near Diamante Eco Adventure Park, Playa de Matapalo, 00001, Costa Rica
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Hotel Riu Guanacaste, Playa de Matapalo

Hotel Riu Guanacaste

The Hotel Riu Guanacaste (24h All Inclusive), is situated in Guanacaste, Costa Rica in a seafront location on Mata Palo Beach. This fully equipped hotel offers guests the best service in addition to a fresh water swimming pool, Jacuzzi, gym, sauna and the “Renova Spa” centre with a range of different treatments and massages. Everything you could need to guarantee the maximum well-being during your stay. The quality of the cuisine prepared by the chefs in our restaurants goes hand in hand with a wide variety of flavours on offer at this hotel, which will make you want to sample all our menus. The All Inclusive system gives you the opportunity to try out the buffet restaurant and the various themed restaurants on offer at the hotel. If your stay is for work or business reasons, the Hotel Riu Guanacaste is ideal for you. It has five conference rooms, which are modern and fully equipped, allowing you to hold meetings or conferences in a professional and simple way, not to mention the range of services available. From its prime location, the hotel offers a wide range of activities on its beautiful beaches such as diving or fishing in the Pacific Ocean and ecotourism in the volcanic regions. During the day, we also offer you several entertainment programs for all ages, whether you’re travelling with your family, as a couple or with friends. The hotel includes a gym, table tennis, volleyball, a tennis court, windsurfing, sailing, snorkelling, kayaking and other water activities. If your favourite sporting activity is Golf, the Four Seasons golf club boasts fantastic views over the ocean and a challenging course.

Hotel Riu Guanacaste

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989 reviews

Customers Review

Location 3.7
Cleanliness 4.2
Comfort 3.8
Neighborhood 4.1
Amenities 3.9
Condition 4
Recomendation 63.3%
“Excelente Hotel......para venir en pareja, solo o en todas formas vas a pasar genial. El servicio es MUY BUENO LAS ACTIVIDADES, ANIMADORES, INSTALACIONES,MUY BUENAS......EL PERSONAL.....EXCELENTE.....MUY RESPETUOSOS Y AMABLES.......IMPOSIBLE ABURRIRSE....... ES UN HOTEL REALMENTE RECOMENDABLE!!!!!!”
— Adriana Zaccagnino
“My family had a great vacation here the week of Nov 8-13. We have been to several Riu resorts and this one did not disappoint and was exactly what we expected. The grounds are really beautiful and well taken care of here and the resort itself is really nice. We booked several months in advance and were able to get a 2 bdrm 2 bath so the kids had their own room which was huge and had a couch in it. The views of the mountains and water were incredible from our room. When you wake up in the morning down here, it was really quiet and pretty cool hearing the exotic birds with the rising sun and many other forms of wildlife as well. The food was solid and exactly what we would expect at any Riu resort. We were able to eat at the Italian restaurant (which we had reservations for ahead of time) since we did a vowel renewal ceremony on the beach for our 10yr anniversary and this was part of the package. Luckily, another night my wife an I had a date night at the Steakhouse...we did have a 45minute wait but got a martini and enjoyed some quiet time on the rush, enjoyed a drink and then our table was ready. A bonus we did not expect was being able to get into the Asian restaurant which was buffet style but had limited capacity. I think we were kind of lucky as the week was relatively quiet, I would say less than 2/3 full mid week but def felt it fuller on the Saturday we arrived and the Saturday we left. Entertainment was great the staff was so kind to our family and our kids. A few folks stood out, helping my wife carry a plate of food while she managed the 3 yr old. They would come and help out, interact with the kids, just awesome folks. Our wedding coordinator...amazing!!!! Patient, we switched some things on her last minute, she was so kind and cool with it (we forgot about the time change) and needed to move the ceremony on the beach earlier due to the daylight. The water park...crazy, so fun and a little area for the little ones. We went everyday it was open. The beach has some amazing mountain views and highly recommend the water taxi to Coco beach! What a great adventure for the whole family. Also hit up the locals on the beach for some great deals on ATV rides, Jetskis, and Massages. Love to support the locals and they all offered some great deals and took great care that we enjoyed some activities. I understand everyone is not comfortable with that and the resort offers the same adventure opportunities on sight for a more premium price. To each their own, but we love to support local business when we can. We knew the casio and dance club would be closed due to Covid protocol, all good, only wish the atm could stay open in the casio so we could withdraw more cash...have to go to Coco beach to hit an atm so come prepared with lots of small bills for tip money on the resort. They turn the air conditioner off from 10am to 2pm but thats great cause you should at least be at the pools by then and it saves a ton of energy. I have no complaints about this trip...GREAT service, GREAT people, lot's to do in a beautiful country that people would go a lifetime without experiencing. Rapid covid tests easily scheduled and results back in less than 12 hours! Do it ALL on your stay here! See the shows, enjoy the smooth jazz, hit up the sports bar, have the locals set you up on some adventures...check out the countryside, hit Coco beach or just relax...drinks are really good, and they make them stronger on request. Tip well, set the tone, and the bartenders will take good care of you...often not having to leave pool side to get a drink. Definitely going to go back, because there are so many activities right off the ziplining, that we want to do. As you get ready to land and take off...check out some of the most amazing views from the plan in your life! Volcanoes!”
— Alan Kostrick

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