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Hotel Riu Guanacaste

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Starting at $148 (USD) / night - All Inclusive
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Hotel Riu Guanacaste
Hotel Riu Guanacaste

Right on the beautiful Matapalo beach, the Hotel Riu Guanaste boasts great views and amazing luxury to make your next Costa Rican vacation one you'll never forget. The hotel is about a 45-minute drive from Liberia Airport west of Guanacaste. Amenities on site and locally make this a great vacation spot for your next celebration or family trip.

The beauty found between the sea and rainforest is important to Costa Rica, which is why Riu works hard to maintain its GOLD status in the Travelife Sustainability System. This means putting systems in place that are more responsible toward the environment and local communities. From sustainable fishing for the hotel restaurant to ecofriendly laundry practices, Riu aims to keep the natural beauty around it clean and vibrant.

The nearby Rincón de la Vieja national park and the Africa Safari Adventure Park are great locations for adventure seekers. See authentic figures within the local traditional culture such as natives herding on horseback and the sparkly wooded grasslands similar to Africa's savannah.

Other adventurous activities include snorkeling, kayaking, wind surfing and sailing. For more grounded activities, there's tennis, volleyball and a gym. If your goal is to stay active during your holiday, you couldn't have picked a better spot.

When you need to relax, there are three swimming pools, a whirlpool bath and the Renova Spa with a variety of restful treatments. Family friendly fun is around every corner, or if you're traveling without kids, there are swim-up and pool-side bars serving local drinks. A colorful garden is also available for you to wander through while enjoying the variety of scents Costa Rica has to offer.

Taste food from the local environment at any of the five restaurants at Hotel Riu. These eateries include a buffet and several themed restaurants. For evening meals and cocktails, there are also five bars an lounges to choose form.

Hotel Riu Guanacaste is waiting for you. Book a family holiday or something more intimate. There are also wedding packages for civil and symbolic ceremonies or for renewing your vows. Multiple all-inclusive, 24-hour packages are available, so what are you waiting for?

Key Features

  • All Inclusive Resort on the Beach
  • Various Restaurants and Bars to choose from
  • Pool with a swim-up bar for adults
  • Pool and playground for kids
  • Renova Spa - A full service spa
  • Casino
  • Disco
  • Computers with Internet acess
  • Hammocks, umbrellas and towels by the pool
  • 5 conference rooms
Relax by the Pool or the Beach
Relax by the Pool or the Beach

Amenities

Air Conditioning
Babysitting Service
Bar
Beach Front Hotel
Beauty Salon
Breakfast Included
Cable TV
Casino
Conference Center
Daily Maid Service
Fan
Fitness Center
Flat Screen TVs
Gift Shop
Hair Dryer
Hotel near Beach
Internet Available
Iron Available
Jacuzzi
Pool
Refrigerator in Rooms
Restaurant On Site
Security Box
Smoke Free Rooms
Spa
Telephone in Room
Wi-Fi Internet

Rooms

Senior Suite at the Hotel Riu Guanacaste
Senior Suite at the Hotel Riu Guanacaste

Every room style at Hotel Riu Guanacaste has the amenities you'd expect from home plus all the luxury you demand from a Costa Rican vacation. Air conditioning and WiFi are standard along with a minibar, fridge and safe to use as you see fit. A balcony or terrace, depending on your room choice, provides a place for you to soak up the sun.

Sea View Jacuzzi Suite - This room has a king-sized bed, a lounging area with a sofa, a dressing room and a full bath with hydro-massage bathtub. If that's not enough, the terrace has a jacuzzi where you can relax and enjoy a view of the sea.

Sea View Double Room - This sea-view room is half the size of the jacuzzi suite but still has incredible views. Choose one king bed or two doubles, depending on who you are traveling with.

Double Standard - When you don't need a beach view because you'll be spending all your time there anyway, there are standard double rooms available. There is still an outdoor balcony or terrace where you can smell the breeze coming in off the water before trekking out to see it. This room variety comes in standard and superior options.

Family Suite - Bring the whole family to stay in this two-bedroom suite. One room has two double beds for the kids and the other has a king-sized bed for you and your spouse or significant other. These suites come in standard and superior options.

Senior Suite - You will never want to go home after staying in this amazing suite. Elevate your holiday experience with a bedroom, lounge, dressing room and full bath featuring a hydro-massage bathtub.

Activities

Renova Spa - Wash your cares away with a variety of spa treatments and massages.

Poolside Drinks - Find the swim-bar at one of the three onsite pools for a refreshing beverage-.

Rincón de la Vieja - Tour the volcano park or zip through the trees for an exciting time.

Africa Safari Adventure Park - See 16 different species of wildlife or kayak in the lagoon of this nature park.

Tours Offered

Bird Watching
Canopy Tours / Zip Line
Dancing
Dolphin Watching Tours
Family Friendly Tours
Horseback Riding
Kayaking
National Park / Reserve Tours
Sailing
Scuba Diving
Snorkeling
Sportfishing
Sunset Cruises
Swiming
Wildlife Viewing
Wind Surfing

Location & Map

North Pacific Coast Map
North Pacific Coast Map
Satellite Map of Hotel Riu Guanacaste
Hotel Riu Guanacaste is located at Playa Matapalo

Rates

Prices Starting at $148 (USD) / night - All Inclusive
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Customer Reviews for Hotel Riu Guanacaste

Overall Rating
3.5 of 53.5 of 53.5 of 53.5 of 53.5 of 5
Based on 2 reviews

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Diane
From: United States3/5/2012
 
"It is a beautiful hotel. All the staff was friendly and helpful. Alejanda in customer service and Riccardo especially went out of their way to be helpful. Hotel is remote but I knew that when I booked it. This is the 5th time I have stayed at a Riu and this was the best one of all. The food was excellent. The Italian restaurant was my favorite but all the restaurants had good selection of food. The fish here was better than any other all inclusive I've stayed at. The shuttle to Coco Beach area is only $15 round trip. Unlike many hotels we were not bothered by people trying to get us to buy something. There were people selling things but they left you alone if you politely told them no.
The spa and the massages were absolutely fantastic."
 
Number of times you have visited this Hotel?
1
How friendly were the employees?
5 (very nice)
Would you stay there again?
Yes
Languages spoken at Hotel?
English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
1
 

2 of 52 of 5
Anonymous
From: United Kingdom2/17/2011
 
"Very isolated location.
No sense of local culture.
Shuttle to nearest town long ride & dusty & bumpy
View from hotel unspectacular."
 
Number of times you have visited this Hotel?
1
How friendly were the employees?
5 (very nice)
Would you stay there again?
No
Languages spoken at Hotel?
English
How many times have you visited Costa Rica?
More than 5