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The recently built 5 star complex of 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. 

Guanacaste is less tropical, humid and lush than the rest of the country. Its dry grasslands and woods are sometimes reminiscent of landscapes from the African savannah. In the inland areas, you’ll see the natives, local cowboys riding on their horses as they lead their herds, which are authentic figures of the destination’s traditional culture. From the hotel, we offer several excursions which are not to be missed such as a visit to Rincón de la Vieja nature park, the Safari Park or the capital of Guanacaste: Liberia.

Enjoy the best offers of Costa Rica and spend some relaxing time at the hotel.

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Important Information

Spring Break Policies: at least one person of 21 years or older is required in every room during March & April. During the remainder of the year, at least one person 18 years or older is required in every room. The hotel reserves the right of admission and may request clients to show passport or official ID to prove age. Guests can and will be removed from the property at their own expense in case of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. Parties in rooms are not allowed. Spring break groups or unruly behavior is not allowed all year round at any property.


  • All Inclusive 24 hours
  • Located on Matapalo beach
  • Free WiFi in public areas of the hotel
  • 33 km / 20.5 miles from Liberia airport
  • 3 swimming pools and whirlpool bath
  • Main and theme restaurants
  • "Renova Spa" with a variety of treatments

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  • "Liberia" main restaurant with terrace
  • "Furama" Asian restaurant
  • "La Toscana" Italian restaurant
  • "Tucán" Gourmet restaurant
  • "Ocotal" poolside restaurant / steakhouse
  • "Filadelfia" lobby bar
  • "Pura Vida" lounge bar
  • Sports bar
  • "La Plaza" bar
  • "Santa Cruz" poolside bar with swim-up bar
  • 3 swimming pools, 722/716/197 m²
  • Whirlpool bath

  • Children's swimming pool
  • Free sun loungers, towels and parasols by pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Children's playground
  • Miniclub
  • Free WiFi in public areas of the hotel
  • WiFi at a charge in the guest rooms
  • At the Riu Resort:
  • Conference and Events centre with 5 conference and meeting rooms
  • "Renova Spa" with a variety of treatments (additional charge)
  • Free gym, steam bath and whirlpool bath**
  • "Pacha" discotheque (free entry, drinks not included)
  • Casino
  • "El Poblado" Street with boutique, kiosk, mini-market, souvenir & photo shop
  • Medical office (additional charge)
  • * Use of the gym, whirlpool bath and steam bath is restricted to guests over 18 years old. Access to the whirlpool bath and steam bath, reservation required in advance. Sports shoes are compulsory when using the gym
  • Under Costa Rican legislation smoking is not permitted in the hotel except in designated areas.

  • 701 guest rooms
  • Double rooms with:
  • Bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • 110 V
  • Telephone
  • WiFi (charges apply)
  • Central air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Liquor dispenser
  • Satellite TV (flat screen)
  • Electronic in-room safe
  • Iron and ironing board
  • 2 beds 125 x 200 cm or 1 bed 200 x 200 cm
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Inter-connecting rooms available
  • Family rooms with:
  • 1 bedroom with 1 bed 200 x 200 cm and 1 bed 125 x 200 cm
  • Family suites (2 bedrooms) with:
  • 2 bedrooms (1 x 2 beds 125 x 200 cm, 1 x 1 bed 200 x 200 cm)
  • 2 bathrooms, bidet
  • Sofa bed
  • Suites with:
  • Bathroom with hydromassage bathtub, shower cabin and bidet
  • 1 bed 200 x 200 cm
  • Integrated lounge area with 1 step between levels, with sofa
  • Dressing room
  • Whirlpool bath suites with:
  • Bathroom with hydromassage bathtub, shower cabin and bidet
  • 1 bed 200 x 200 cm
  • Integrated lounge area with 1 step between levels, with sofa
  • Dressing room
  • Whirlpool bath on upper terrace
  • All Inclusive 24 hours
  • All meals and snacks
  • Breakfast:
  • Varied buffet and live cooking stations
  • Continental breakfast / snacks
  • Lunch:
  • Hot and cold buffet and live cooking stations
  • Pizzas, pasta, salads and assorted desserts
  • Dinner:
  • Buffets and live cooking stations
  • Special evenings: themed buffets (3 times a week)
  • Optional dining:
  • "La Toscana" Italian restaurant (main course with table service; buffet starters and dessert)
  • "Furama" Asian restaurant (buffet)
  • Steakhouse (à la carte)
  • "Tucán" Gourmet restaurant
  • Formal dress required for dinner. Gentlemen – no sleeveless T-shirts.
  • Snacks 24 hours a day
  • Beverages:
  • Unlimited local and imported beverages 24 hours a day
  • Regularly restocked minibar and liquor dispenser
  • All Inclusive features
  • Sports and activities:
  • Gym, workout, beach volleyball court
  • Floodlit hard surface tennis court
  • Steam bath, whirlpool bath
  • Windsurfing, stand up paddle surfing (SUP), snorkelling equipment, kayaking
  • 1 introductory scuba diving lesson in pool
  • Entertainment:
  • Daytime entertainment programme for children ages 4 to 12 (daily)
  • Daytime entertainment programme for adults (daily)
  • Shows, Riu evening programme or live music (daily)
  • Free entry to the Casino and discotheque (drinks not included)
  • Other sports and facilities nearby (additional charge):
  • Various water sports available
  • Golf course (20 km), horse riding
  • The RIU Group has no direct or indirect relationship with external services (especially PARASAILING) and does not assume any liability for them, any contract between them being the exclusive responsibility of the clients themselves.
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Playa Matapalo - Sardinal
Carrillo - Guanacaste -
Tel: +(506) 26812300

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