Riu Palace Costa Rica

Rating: 4.5 of 5

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  • Overview
  • Room Types

Hotel details

Treat yourself to a pampering and all-inclusive vacation at the grand and palatial Riu Palace Costa Rica, spread out over expansive and beautifully manicured lawns and gardens, stretching all the way to Matapolo Beach and the Pacific Ocean. This exceptional resort offers spacious suites with private balconies and complimentary WiFi, 4 spectacular swimming pools, a fully equipped fitness center and full-service spa, 24-hour snacks and beverages, a casino and nightclub, as well as 5 outstanding restaurants serving Japanese, Italian, and International favorites. And if that isn’t enough, guests also have access to the Riu Guanacaste, located next door, for snacks and lunch.

Location: Papagayo

Sardinal de Carrillo, Matapalo Beach Guancaste 
COSTA RICA

Property Information 
Year Built: 2012
Floors: 6
Total rooms: 538

Airport — Liberia International Airport - LIR: 20 miles

Amenities

Hotel Amenities

  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Accessible facilities
  • Accessible rooms
  • All-inclusive meal plan
  • Babysitting†
  • Bell staff / porter
  • Boutiques / stores†
  • Car rental desk†
  • Casino†
  • Children programs
  • Children welcome
  • Elevators
  • Free parking
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Internet services
  • Live entertainment
  • Lounges / bars
  • Luggage service
  • 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 and guest rooms
  • 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

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

Capuchino
Patisserie and ice cream parlor

Krystal
Fusion cuisine served in an elegant setting. Open for dinner.
Meals — Dinner
Attire — Long pants and shirts with sleeves for men

L'Anfora
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

Papagayo
Poolside grill and steakhouse open for dinner.
Meals — Dinner
Attire — Long pants and shirts with sleeves for men

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

Various Lounges/Bars

Coconut — Poolbar and swim-up bar
Daiquiri — Lobby bar
Lounge 24 — 24-hour snacks and beverages
Melody — Plaza bar
Stars — Lounge with terrace
Guests also havea access to all the bars located next door at Riu Guanacaste

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†

† Fees may apply

Onsite Recreation Cont.

  • Shopping† — El Poblado Street with boutiques, kiosk, mini-market, souvenir shop, and photo shop
  • 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†

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 in the lobby for 90 consecutive minutes per day. WiFi is available in guest rooms for a fee.
  • Service Charges — Maid and bellman services charges are included in the price.
  • Spring Break — Spring Breakers (groups or individuals of any age traveling to celebrate their Spring Break) are NOT allowed at any RIU hotel and RIU hotels will use any means at their disposal to identify and cancel suspected Spring Break groups. Any Spring Breakers arriving at any RIU hotel will not be admitted on property, with no refund. RIU hotels have a zero tolerance policy with regards to this issue and are in no way responsible for the consequences or lawsuits that may ensue.

Kids Stay Free Policy
A maximum of 2 children, ages 0-1, stay free when sharing room with a minimum of 2 adults and using existing bedding. Children 2-12 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 Palace Costa Rica Room Types

Junior Suite Garden View

Junior Suite Garden View

All-Inclusive

Contemporary styled and spacious suites feature white furniture, brightly colored accents, a convenient in-room liquor dispenser, a comfortable seating area with a sofa, and a large bathroom with a whirlpool tub.

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

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Balcony / Lanai / Terrace
  • Cable television
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee / Tea maker
  • Double vanity
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Minibar
  • Safe large enough to accommodate a laptop
  • Seating area with sofa / chair
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • Turn down service
  • TV

† Fees may apply

Junior Suite Courtyard View

Junior Suite Courtyard View

All-Inclusive

Contemporary styled and spacious suites feature white furniture, brightly colored accents, a convenient in-room liquor dispenser, a comfortable seating area with a sofa, and a large bathroom with a whirlpool tub.

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

Room Amenities

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

† Fees may apply

Junior Suite Ocean View

Junior Suite Ocean View

All-Inclusive

Contemporary styled and spacious suites feature white furniture, brightly colored accents, a convenient in-room liquor dispenser, a comfortable seating area with a sofa, and a large bathroom with a whirlpool tub.

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

Room Amenities

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

† Fees may apply

Suite Jacuzzi Ocean View

Suite Jacuzzi Ocean View

All-Inclusive

Contemporary styled and spacious suites feature white furniture, brightly colored accents, a convenient in-room liquor dispenser, living room with sofa, a large bathroom with a whirlpool tub, and a balcony or terrace with a whirlpool.

View — Ocean
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
  • Coffee / Tea maker
  • Double vanity
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Jacuzzi
  • Minibar
  • Safe large enough to accommodate a laptop
  • Seating area with sofa / chair
  • Separate toilet area
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • Turn down service
  • TV

† Fees may apply

Junior Suite Garden View Connecting

Junior Suite Garden View Connecting

All-Inclusive

Two Junior Suite Graden View rooms connected by a door. Each contemporary styled and spacious suite features white furniture, brightly colored accents, a convenient in-room liquor dispenser, a comfortable seating area with a sofa, and a large bathroom with a whirlpool tub.

View — Garden
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
  • Cable television
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee / Tea maker
  • Double vanity
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Minibar
  • Safe large enough to accommodate a laptop
  • Seating area with sofa / chair
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • Turn down service
  • TV

† Fees may apply

Junior Suite Courtyard View Connecting

Junior Suite Courtyard View Connecting

All-Inclusive

Connecting rooms are two room connected by an interior door or private hallway. Contemporary styled and spacious suites feature white furniture, brightly colored accents, a convenient in-room liquor dispenser, a comfortable seating area with a sofa, and a large bathroom with a whirlpool tub.

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
  • Bath tub with spray jets
  • Cable television
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee / Tea maker
  • Double vanity
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Minibar
  • Safe large enough to accommodate a laptop
  • Seating area with sofa / chair
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • Turn down service
  • TV

† Fees may apply

Junior Suite Ocean View Connecting

Junior Suite Ocean View Connecting

All-Inclusive

Connecting rooms are two room connected by an interior door or private hallway. Contemporary styled and spacious suites feature white furniture, brightly colored accents, a convenient in-room liquor dispenser, a comfortable seating area with a sofa, and a large bathroom with a whirlpool tub.

View — Ocean
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
  • Bath tub with spray jets
  • Cable television
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee / Tea maker
  • Double vanity
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Minibar
  • Safe large enough to accommodate a laptop
  • Seating area with sofa / chair
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • Turn down service
  • TV

† Fees may apply

Two-Bedroom Family Suite

Two-Bedroom Family Suite

All-Inclusive

Specially designed for a family holiday, these contemporary styled and spacious suites feature two bedrooms — one with a king bed and another with two double beds. Rooms also feature two bathrooms (one with a whirlpool tub and one with a shower only) and balcony or terrace.

View — Courtyard/Garden
Bedding — 1 king and 2 doubles
Occupancy — 4 adults, 3 children / 5 total

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Balcony / Lanai / Terrace
  • Bath tub with spray jets
  • Cable television
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee / Tea maker
  • Double vanity
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet access
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Minibar
  • Safe large enough to accommodate a laptop
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • Turn down service
  • TV

† Fees may apply

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