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Hotel Riu Palace, Costa Rica
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Why book...
  • Luxury all inclusive hotel in lush gardens alongside Matapalo beach in the Costa Rica resort of Guanacaste
  • Five restaurants, five bars, four swimming pools, spa, kids' club, 24-hour room service, and complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • The 538 suites feature a hydro-massage bathtub, Wi-Fi access, satellite television, minibar and drinks dispenser, coffee maker, and a balcony or terrace
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Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica nestles in lush gardens alongside Matapalo beach in the Costa Rica resort of Guanacaste. This luxurious all inclusive resort is the perfect oasis in which to relax, re-charge, and have fun with family and friends under the sun-filled skies of Costa Rica.

Daytimes centre on doing as much or as little as you wish. Sunbathe by one of the four pools, escape to the spa for a massage, or learn to paint at the art atelier. Up the tempo with a workout in the gym or take to the water on a stand-up paddle board or kayak. Younger guests have a kids' club, mini pool, and playground to keep them entertained from dawn until dusk.

The opulent guest suites come with garden or sea views and combine a chic decor with welcome touches such as a hydro-massage bathtub, Wi-Fi access, satellite television, minibar and drinks dispenser, and a coffee maker. There is also a balcony or terrace to sit and watch the world go by, while the comfy beds and air-conditioning aid a restful night's sleep.

Round-the-world flavours await discovery in the on-site eateries - from buffet-style dishes and themed dinners to gourmet fusion, Japanese, Italian, and steakhouse fare. With five bars on-site, you're never too far from a cocktail or two. Live music and shows entertain you after dark or bring your day to a close in the casino and disco.

Discover why Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica is a popular place to stay for Costa Rica holidays.

Property facilities

Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica offers plentiful facilities, including: four outdoor swimming pools - one with swim-up bar, children's pool and playground, sun terraces with sun loungers and parasols, five restaurants, five bars, disco, patisserie and ice cream parlour, casino, spa with gym, steam bath, and Jacuzzi, 24-hour room service, complimentary Wi-Fi throughout, medical office, and shopping street with boutique, minimarket, souvenir and photo shops.

Sports and activity-wise; there is a gym, table tennis, volleyball, tennis court, windsurfing, stand up paddle surfing, introductory scuba diving lessons, RiuLand children's club, RiuArt atelier, sailing, snorkelling equipment, kayaks, and water sports.

Food, drink & entertainment

Arenal Restaurant is open for a full American buffet with live cooking stations, fruit, juices, cava, continental options, and snacks at breakfast. Lunch here offers hot and cold options, pizzas, pasta, salads and desserts, and dinner comprises buffets, live cooking stations, and also special themed buffets thrice weekly.

A la carte options include: tasty fusion cuisine at Krystal, Japanese fare at Tokio, Italian specialities at L'Anfora, and hearty steaks at Papagayo steakhouse. A full drinks service is available at Daiquiri lobby bar, Stars lounge bar with terrace, Melody plaza bar, Lounge 24, and Coconut pool bar with swim up bar. Cakes and ice creams are also served at Capuchino patisserie and ice cream parlour.

The evening entertainment brings live music and shows on stage plus a casino and also late-night dancing in Pacha disco.

Sport, games & activities

Start the day with a few laps of one of the four pools or shape up with a workout in the well-equipped gymnasium. Partner up a game of tennis or join in a volleyball match. Take to the water on a windsurfing board or have a go at scuba diving with an introductory lesson in the pool.

There is fun and activities for tots to teens at RiuLand children's club or you can learn to paint like a professional at RiuArt atelier. Have fun on the water with windsurfing, stand up paddle surfing, sailing, snorkelling, and kayaks. Golf is also available nearby at Four Seasons Golf Club.

Relax your mind, body and soul with indulgent treatments at Renova Spa, where you can also make use of the steam room, Jacuzzi, and sauna. Excursions to National Park Rincon de la Vieja, the Safari Park, and the capital of Guanacaste, Liberia are also available to book.

Room facilities

This Costa Rica hotel has a total of 538 luxury guest rooms and suites across five categories; comprising Junior Suites with Garden View, Suites with Jacuzzi and Sea View, Family Suites, Junior Suites with Sea View, and Junior Suites. Junior Suites with Garden View feature two small double beds or a king-size bed, sofa in the lounge area, hydro-massage bathtub, Wi-Fi access, satellite television, minibar and drinks dispenser, coffee maker, and a balcony or terrace.

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Hotel features
  • Bar
  • Night Club
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Kids Club
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre
  • Water Sports
  • Beach Location
  • Casino
  • Internet Access
  • Tennis
  • Scuba Diving
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Shopping
  • Wi-Fi
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