Riu Guanacaste

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Escape to the Riu Guanacaste, an all-inclusive, beachfront resort located in a secluded paradise, nestled between the green, forested hills and the golden sands and blue waters of the Pacific. Everything you need for a great vacation is here – interconnecting free-form pools with sun loungers and a whirlpool, water-based fun in the pool or out in bay, a fabulous Roman-bath-inspired spa, 5 restaurants and 24-hour snacks, and 5 bars, a nightclub, and a casino. Comfortable guest rooms top off this great vacation resort with private balconies, in-room liquor dispensers, and family rooms that accommodate up to 5 people.

Location: Papagayo

Sardinal de Carrillo, Matapalo Beach  
Guanacaste 
COSTA RICA

Property Information 
Year Built: 2009
Floors: 6
Total rooms: 701

Airport — Liberia International Airport - LIR: 20 miles

Amenities

Hotel Amenities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Accessible facilities
  • Accessible rooms
  • Adjoining rooms
  • All-inclusive meal plan
  • Babysitting†
  • Bell staff / porter
  • Boutiques / stores†
  • Car rental desk†
  • Casino†
  • Children programs
  • Children welcome
  • Conference facilities†
  • Elevators
  • Free parking
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Internet services
  • Live entertainment
  • Lounges / bars
  • Luggage service
  • Meeting rooms†
  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Spa†
  • Tour / sightseeing desk†

Business Services — Internet Access

† Fees may apply 

All-Inclusive Amenities 

  • All meals and 24-hour snacks and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Restocked minibar and liquor dispenser
  • WiFi in the lobby for 90 consecutive minutes per day
  • Use of loungers, sun umbrellas, and towels in pool and beach area
  • Use of gym, sauna, and whirlpool at spa for guests 18 years of age and older
  • Table tennis, volleyball, 1 introductory scuba diving lesson in the pool
  • Use of tennis courts
  • Use of windsurfing, kayaking, and snorkeling equipment
  • Daily daytime entertainment program for children ages 4-7 and ages 8-12 at RiuLand
  • Daily, daytime entertainment program for adults
  • Nightly entertainment including live music and Riu theme shows
  • Entrance to casino and Pacha nightclub (drinks not included)
  • All taxes and gratuities

Dining

Onsite Dining

Furama
Asian inspired cuisine, served buffet style for dinner. .
Cuisine — Asian
Service Type— Buffet
Meals — Dinner
Attire — Long pants and shirts with sleeves for men

La Toscana
Italian favorites with buffet starters and desserts and a la carte entrees. Open for dinner.
Cuisine — Italian
Meals — Dinner
Attire — Long pants and shirts with sleeves for men

Liberia
Offering an overflowing buffet and on-the-spot cooking stations. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Service Type — Buffet
Meals — Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Attire — Shirts with sleeves for men

Ocotal
Poolside restaurant open for buffet lunches, turning into an a la carte grill and steakhouse for dinner. 
Meals — Dinner, Lunch
Attire — Shirts with sleeves for men.

Tucan
Gourmet, a la carte restaurant open for dinner. 
Meals — Dinner
Attire — Long pants and shirts with sleeves for men

Various Lounges/Bars

Filadelfia — Lobby bar
La Plaza
Pura Vida — Lounge bar
Santa Cruz — Poolside bar with swim-up bar
Sports bar — 24-hour snacks and beverages

Activities

Onsite Recreation

  • Beach — On Matapolo Beach
  • Billiards
  • Children's pool
  • Children's program — Daily daytime entertainment program for children ages 4-7 and ages 8-12 at RiuLand
  • Fitness center — For guests 18 years of age and older
  • Nightclubs† — Entrance to the nightclub is included; beverages are not.
  • Non-Motorized Water Sports — Snorkeling, windsurfing, kayaking, and 1 introductory scuba diving lesson in the pool
  • Pool — Swimming pool with adjoining whirlpool and complimentary sun loungers and parasols.
  • Scuba diving†
  • Shopping† — El Poblado Street with boutiques, kiosk, mini-market, souvenir shop, and photo shop

Onsite Recreation Cont.

  • Sightseeing tours†
  • Spa† — Renova Spa with assorted skin, body, and massage treatments
  • Steam bath — Located within the spa and for guests 18 years of age and older
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis court — Floodlit hard surface tennis court
  • Theatre — Shows, Riu evening program, or live music
  • Volleyball
  • Whirlpool — One whirlpool at the pool and one within the spa. The whirlpool in the spa is for guests 18 years of age and older.

Offsite Recreation

  • Golf†
  • Horseback riding†

† Fees may apply

Policies

Hotel Policies

  • Check In — 3:00 PM
  • Check Out —12:00 PM
  • Minimum Check-In Age — 18 (At least 1 person 21 years of age or older is required in every room during March & April. The hotel may require proof of age upon check in.)

General Policies

  • Hotel Deposit — A credit card and photo ID is required upon check-in for incidentals.
  • Hotel Taxes — Room taxes are included in the price.
  • Internet — Complimentary WiFi throughout hotel and guest rooms.
  • Service Charges — Maid and bellman services charges are included in the price.
  • Spring Break — Student groups on spring break are not allowed. Any guests causing a disturbance will be removed from the hotel at their own expense.

Kids Stay Free Policy
Children 1 year of age and under stay free when using existing bedding and sharing room with at least 2 adults. Children 2-12 years of age pay child rate. 

Pet Policy — Pets are not allowed

Hotel information is as accurate as possible and we aim to keep all information up to date. We are not responsible for any inaccuracies that may occur due to hotels making changes to their property or policies without our knowledge.

Riu Guanacaste Room Types

Double Room

Double Room

All-Inclusive

Traditionally decorated rooms with dark woods and rich neutrals. Features a small sitting area and a convenient in-room liquor dispenser.

View — Resort
Bedding — 1 king or 2 doubles
Occupancy — 3 adults, 2 children / 4 total

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Balcony / Lanai / Terrace
  • Bathtub
  • Cable television
  • Ceiling fan
  • Double vanity
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Minibar
  • Safe large enough to accommodate a laptop
  • Shower
  • Telephone

† Fees may apply

Double Room Superior

Double Room Superior

All-Inclusive

Traditionally decorated rooms with dark woods and rich neutrals. Features a small sitting area and a convenient in-room liquor dispenser.

View — Courtyard
Bedding — 1 king or 2 doubles
Occupancy — 3 adults, 2 children / 4 total

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Balcony / Lanai / Terrace
  • Bathtub
  • Cable television
  • Ceiling fan
  • Double vanity
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Minibar
  • Safe large enough to accommodate a laptop
  • Shower
  • Telephone

† Fees may apply

Double Room Ocean View

Double Room Ocean View

All-Inclusive

Traditionally decorated rooms with dark woods and rich neutrals. Features a small sitting area and a convenient in-room liquor dispenser.

View — Ocean
Bedding — 1 king or 2 doubles
Occupancy — 3 adults, 2 children / 4 total

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Balcony / Lanai / Terrace
  • Bathtub
  • Cable television
  • Ceiling fan
  • Double vanity
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Minibar
  • Safe large enough to accommodate a laptop
  • Shower
  • Telephone

† Fees may apply

Suite

Suite

All-Inclusive

Traditionally decorated rooms with dark woods and rich neutrals. Features a separate living area with sofa, a convenient in-room liquor dispenser, and large bathroom with a whirlpool tub and double vanity.

View — Courtyard or beach
Bedding — 1 king
Occupancy — 2 adults / 2 total

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Balcony / Lanai / Terrace
  • Bath tub with spray jets
  • Cable television
  • Ceiling fan
  • Double vanity
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Minibar
  • Safe large enough to accommodate a laptop
  • Seating area with sofa / chair
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • TV

† Fees may apply

Family Room

Family Room

All-Inclusive

These traditionally decorated rooms feature a small sitting area and a convenient in-room liquor dispenser and accommodate families of up to five people. 409 square feet.

View — Courtyard
Bedding — 1 king and 1 double
Occupancy — 4 adults, 3 children / 5 total with a minimum of 2 adults

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Balcony / Lanai / Terrace
  • Bathtub
  • Cable television
  • Ceiling fan
  • Double vanity
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Minibar
  • Safe large enough to accommodate a laptop
  • Shower
  • Telephone

† Fees may apply

Two-Bedroom Family Suite

Two-Bedroom Family Suite

All-Inclusive

These traditionally decorated rooms are perfect for a family vacation, featuring two bedrooms, a small sitting area, and a convenient in-room liquor dispenser. Suites accommodate families of up to five people. 818 square feet.

View — Courtyard
Bedding — 1 king and 2 doubles
Occupancy — 5 adults, 3 children / 5 total with a minimum of 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Balcony / Lanai / Terrace
  • Bathtub
  • Cable television
  • Ceiling fan
  • Double vanity
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Minibar
  • Safe large enough to accommodate a laptop
  • Shower
  • Telephone

† Fees may apply

Suite Jacuzzi Ocean View

Suite Jacuzzi Ocean View

All-Inclusive

Traditionally decorated rooms with dark woods and rich neutrals. Features a separate living area with sofa, a convenient in-room liquor dispenser, and large bathroom with a whirlpool tub and double vanity.

View — Ocean View
Bedding — 1 king
Occupancy — 2 adults / 2 total

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Balcony / Lanai / Terrace
  • Bath tub with spray jets
  • Cable television
  • Ceiling fan
  • Double vanity
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Minibar
  • Safe large enough to accommodate a laptop
  • Seating area with sofa / chair
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • TV

† Fees may apply

Double Room Run of House Connecting

Double Room Run of House Connecting

All-Inclusive

Connecting rooms are two rooms connected by an interior door or private hallway. These traditionally decorated rooms feature dark woods and rich neutrals, a small sitting area, and a convenient in-room liquor dispenser.

View — Resort
Bedding — 1 king or 2 doubles in each room.
Occupancy — 6 adults, 4 children / 8 total

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Balcony / Lanai / Terrace
  • Bathtub
  • Cable television
  • Ceiling fan
  • Double vanity
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Minibar
  • Safe large enough to accommodate a laptop
  • Shower
  • Telephone

† Fees may apply

Double Room Superior Connecting

Double Room Superior Connecting

All-Inclusive

Connecting rooms are two rooms connected by an interior door or private hallway. These traditionally decorated rooms feature dark woods and rich neutrals, a small sitting area, and a convenient in-room liquor dispenser.

View — Courtyard
Bedding — 1 king or 2 doubles in each room.
Occupancy — 6 adults, 4 children / 8 total

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Balcony / Lanai / Terrace
  • Bathtub
  • Cable television
  • Ceiling fan
  • Double vanity
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Minibar
  • Safe large enough to accommodate a laptop
  • Shower
  • Telephone

† Fees may apply

Double Room Ocean View Connecting

Double Room Ocean View Connecting

All-Inclusive

Connecting rooms are two rooms connected by an interior door or private hallway. These traditionally decorated rooms feature dark woods and rich neutrals, a small sitting area, and a convenient in-room liquor dispenser.

View — Ocean View
Bedding — 1 king or 2 doubles in each room.
Occupancy — 6 adults, 4 children / 8 total

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Balcony / Lanai / Terrace
  • Bathtub
  • Cable television
  • Ceiling fan
  • Double vanity
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Minibar
  • Safe large enough to accommodate a laptop
  • Shower
  • Telephone

† Fees may apply

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