Riu Guanacaste:

Resort Overview:

The Riu Guanacaste Hotel is a family friendly all-inclusive luxury resort located in Costa Rica along the north Pacific coast. The hotel is situated on beautiful Matapalo Beach and is surrounded by lush tropical terrain. The picturesque beach is perfect for sunbathing, walking, volleyball and swimming as well as windsurfing, sailing, snorkeling and kayaking. In addition to the beach, guests can enjoy a magnificent freeform swimming pool area with sun terraces, a swim-up bar, a built in Jacuzzi and a pool for children. Complimentary lounge chairs, sun umbrellas and towels are available by the pool and on the beach. Parents can take advantage of the Riu Mini Club available for children ages 4-12. The luxurious Renova Spa welcomes guests 18 and older and features a complimentary gym, steam bath and Jacuzzi. Hotel guests have access to an on-site casino as well as Riu's renowned nightclub (drinks are not included). Guests will find plenty of activities to stay busy and entertainment programs are offered day and night for both children and adults. For those who love to play golf, the Four Seasons golf club is located nearby and boasts a challenging course with fantastic views of the ocean.

The hotel offers its famous 24-hour, all-inclusive snacks and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages along with buffet and à la carte specialty restaurants, providing guests with a wide array of options. ‘Liberia’, the main restaurant, features a buffet with international cuisine and dishes prepared right on the spot as well as themed dinners three times a week. Guests can also enjoy cocktails, soft drinks and snacks in the hotel’s five bars. Adults and kids alike will find an abundant selection of delectable choices, including a variety of popular international cuisines, throughout the day and night.

The hotel has a variety of room options, including Double Rooms, Suites with separate living areas and Jacuzzi Suites with private Jacuzzis on the terrace. The Two Bedroom Family Suite is a great option for families traveling with children. All rooms feature RIU's signature in-room mini-bar and liquor dispenser for the adults and a private balcony or terrace. 

The Riu Palace Costa Rica is 20.5 miles (approximately 35 minutes) from the Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR) in Liberia, Guanacaste. The neighboring village of Nuevo Colón Only is eight miles away and offers shopping and entertainment. 

Enjoy the best of what Costa Rica has to offer or simply spend some time relaxing at the hotel.



  • All-Inclusive

  • Family Friendly

  • Beachfront

  • 701 Rooms

  • 3 Swimming Pools

  • 5 Restaurants/Cafes

  • 5 Bars/Lounges

  • Children's Pool, Playground and Mini Club

  • Casino

  • Pacha Night Club

  • Tennis

  • Renova Spa



  • Liberia - Main Buffet Restaurant

  • La Toscana - Italian Cuisine

  • Furama - Asian Cuisine

  • Tucán - Gourmet Cuisine

  • Ocotal - Poolside Buffet & Steakhouse


  • Filadelfia Lobby Bar

  • Pura Vida Lounge Bar

  • Sports Bar

  • La Plaza Bar

  • Santa Cruz Poolside Bar with Swim-Up Bar


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