ABOUT THE HOTEL
- Official Rating
- Free Wi-Fi
- Rooms: 538
- Lifts: 6
- Building: 1
- Floors: 5
This hotel meets global standards on how it's protecting the environment, looking after staff and supporting the local community.
Things you'll love
- Secluded beachfront setting
- Boutique-style interiors
- 4 à la carte restaurants
- Free Wi-Fi throughout
- Perfect for your wedding day
- Located on Playa de Matapalo beach on Costa Rica's Pacific coast
- Next to Diamante Eco Adventure Park which offers wildlife and zip-lining experiences
- View Location
Fly Long Haul With TUI
- Direct flights from 7 UK airports
- Fly on the spacious new Dreamliner
- Experience quieter, jetlag-busting flights
- Enjoy complimentary meals accompanied by your choice of wine
- Upgrade to Premium for additional benefits
- UK airport lounge access for Premium guests
FOOD & DRINK
- Evening Meal
Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner. A la carte restaurants. Further choice of selected restaurants at Riu Guanacaste for continental breakfast, lunch and snacks. Unlimited local and international alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks 24-hours a day. Drinks service at the pool. Regularly restocked minibar and in-room drinks optic with branded premium spirits. 24-hour snacks and room service.
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The main buffet restaurant here features an outdoor terrace for al fresco dining. In the mornings you can take your pick from eggs made to order, pancakes, waffles, pastries and tropical fresh fruit. Come the evenings there are show-cooking stations serving up fresh meat and fish, as well as pasta bars and salad stalls. Buffets are themed three nights a week to mix things up, too. Just so you know, there's a dress code here - gentlemen are asked to wear shirts with sleeves.
4 outdoor pools
You've got the choice of four pools here. One comes complete with in-water loungers, and another has a bar with a swim-up area.
L'Anfora Italian restaurant
Styled in striking tones of red, white and black, this is an Italian à la carte with a buffet twist. Starters and desserts are of the help-yourself variety while main courses, like shrimp linguine, grilled grouper fillet and pepper-stuffed chicken breast, are available to order from the menu. No reservations are needed to eat here and it’s open late into the evening. There's a dress code, though - men need to wear shirts with sleeves and full-length trousers.
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Junior Suite with Balcony or Terrace
These junior suites come with a balcony or a terrace, a lounge area, free Wi-Fi, air-con and a flatscreen TV. Other facilities include 24-hour room service, turndown service, an open-plan bathroom with hydromassage bath, shower cabin and double sink, and a coffee maker . You'll also have a drinks optic with premium-brand spirits - the drinks can vary but usually include brands like Smirnoff vodka, Barcadi rum and Jose Cuervo tequila. Just so you know, the extra bed is only added if you're booking for five.
Junior Suite with Sea View and Balcony or Terrace
These junior suites come with a sea-view balcony or a terrace, a lounge area, free Wi-Fi, air-con and a flatscreen TV. Other facilities include 24-hour room service, turndown service, an open-plan bathroom with hydromassage bath, shower cabin and double sink, and a coffee maker . You'll also have a drinks optic with premium-brand spirits - the drinks can vary but usually include brands like Smirnoff vodka, Barcadi rum and Jose Cuervo tequila. Just so you know, the extra bed is only added if you're booking for three to four people.
Very nice but lacking the Palace experience
Good vacation... but expected more from Riu Palace
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