Riu Palace Costa Rica:

Resort Overview:

The Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica is a family friendly all-inclusive resort located in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The hotel sits on a wide stretch of Playa Matapalo beach right next door to Riu Guanacaste. Guests enjoy complimentary sun loungers on the beach, 24-hour room service, Wi-Fi in the lobby and guest rooms, and a variety of shops and restaurants. The facilities at this resort provide everything that is needed for maximum comfort and include four swimming pools, one with a swim-up bar, a Jacuzzi, gym, sauna and the wellness center "Renova Spa" with various treatments and massages. At night, guests can enjoy complimentary access to the casino and night club located on-site.  

The hotel’s main building has six stories and is surrounded by extensive lush gardens. There are 538 guest rooms with chic and contemporary décor. The Junior suites have a separate living area and the Jacuzzi Suites have a private Jacuzzi on the terrace. The Two Bedroom Family Suites are perfect for families traveling with children. All room categories feature RIU's signature in-room liquor dispenser for adults and a private balcony or terrace.

The chefs at Riu Palace Costa Rica prepare both classic and exotic dishes, and guests have access to a wide variety of exceptional cuisine. Dining options include a main buffet restaurant, a Steak House and three different theme restaurants serving Fusion, Japanese and Italian cuisine.

The resort offers a variety of activities on the beach such as diving, windsurfing, kayaking, sailing, snorkeling or fishing in the Pacific waters. The hotel also has a gym, table tennis, volleyball court and a tennis court. Venture off the resort for ecotourism in the volcanic areas, or stay on the resort to enjoy daytime and evening entertainment programs offered for both adults and children. For golf lovers, the Four Seasons Golf Club is located nearby and has fantastic views of the sea.

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 is only eight miles away and offers shopping and entertainment. Guests of the Riu Palace Costa Rica may enjoy the facilities, restaurants, bars, shows & entertainment at the Riu Guanacaste Hotel, located adjacent to the resort. 



  • All-Inclusive

  • Family Friendly

  • Beachfront

  • 538 Rooms

  • 4 Swimming Pools

  • 6 Restaurants/Cafes

  • 6 Bars/Lounges

  • RiuLand Kid's Club

  • Casino

  • Tennis

  • Pacha Discotheque 

  • Renova Spa 


  • Arenal - Main Buffet Restaurant

  • Krystal - Fusion Cuisine

  • Tokio - Japanese Cuisine

  • L'Anfora - Italian Cuisine

  • Papagayo - Poolside Buffet and Steakhouse

  • Capuchino - Patisserie & Ice Cream Parlor


  • Daiquiri Lobby Bar

  • Stars Lounge Bar

  • Melody Plaza Bar

  • Lounge 24

  • Coconut Pool Bar with Swim-Up Bar

  • Sports Bar (at Riu Guanacaste, open 24hrs)


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