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Hotel Description

4-star beachfront property near Ocotal Beach

On the beach

You'll find Diamante Eco Adventure Park and Haras del Mar Equestrian Center within 3 miles (5 km) of this property. Also within 9 miles (15 km) are Penca Beach and Dantita Beach.

All-inclusive

This smoke-free property features a full-service spa, a nightclub, and 5 restaurants. Enjoy a day at the beach snorkeling, or relax with sun loungers. There's fun for all ages with a children's pool and a playground, along with kayaking.

Free WiFi, flat-screen TVs

The 701 guestrooms have flat-screen TVs with satellite channels and offer free WiFi and minibars. Free bottled water, ceiling fans, and hair dryers are also available.

Room (B2C)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite Jacuzzi Ocean view

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Room

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, Ocean View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Europe

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive ratings based on 69 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.7 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive

Everyone (31) Couples (3) Family (3)
4 out of 5

Posted by on Sep 28, 2019

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3 out of 5
The organization of the restaurants for reservations were absolutely horrible. There were no food varieties or different nationalities of choices, it was the same thing everyday. The taste of the food was adequate. No accommodations for vegetarians. My son ate one meal a day after waiting in line for half of an hour for a seat in the restaurant. I stayed at many Riu Palace hotels and this Riu has been the worst.

Posted by on Aug 21, 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on Aug 11, 2019

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4 out of 5
Beautiful resort! Check in & check out process could have been better

Posted by on Jul 19, 2019

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5 out of 5
The resort was very nice and clean. But the problem not enough plug in the room

Posted by on Jul 7, 2019

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5 out of 5
Love the location where it's a short walk to a beautiful beach. Love the pools but most importantly...the extremely friendly staff that are always willing to help you with your every needs.

Posted by , from Brooklyn, N.Y. on Jun 2, 2019

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5 out of 5
Clean, prompt workers, (most did smile, only a few grouches), ample food, ample chairs by pool, pool clean (and cleaned frequently), beach area nice, even though its not built yesterday, this place is very nice to stay.

Posted by on Mar 25, 2019

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3 out of 5
If you weren’t on line at 5:30pm for dinner; then you’re dinner would be more like 8:00pm, if none of those time worked... then it was buffet.

Posted by on Mar 24, 2019

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2 out of 5
Each night we dined at a different hotel restaurant and each night my family was blatantly ignored as we watched other guests who arrived after us be served first, finish, and leave before we got our food. We were also very obviously the only ones of Asian background in the restaurant. Probably a coincidence.... which occurred 6 nights in a row. When we tried to file a complaint with the manager on our last night he was extremely dismissive and unhelpful.

Posted by on Jan 24, 2019

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4 out of 5

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About the Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive

Location Sardinal de Carrillo, El Ocotal, Guanacaste

All-inclusive Details

This property is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes
Gratuities and taxes are included. Additional gratuities at guests' discretion are accepted.

Food and beverages

  • All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • Room service during certain hours
  • In-room minibar (all beverages included)

Activities and facilities/equipment
All onsite activities and use of facilities and equipment are included.

Water activities

  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing

Land activities
  • Volleyball

Entertainment

  • Onsite entertainment and activities
  • Access to onsite clubs
  • Onsite live performances
  • Theme parties

Not included

  • Motorized water sports
  • Sailboats
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Snorkeling excursions
  • Surcharge for premium or imported alcoholic beverages
  • Airport transfers
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Activities and services offered by independent operators
  • Offsite tours
  • Transportation to offsite activities

  • Kayaking included
  • Access to onsite clubs included
  • Windsurfing included
  • Taxes included
  • Buffet and à la carte dining
  • Airport transfers not included
  • Surcharge for premium or imported non-alcoholic beverages
  • Volleyball included
  • Scuba diving excursions not included
  • Snorkeling excursions not included
  • Motorized water sports not included
  • All available beverages included
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services not included
  • Activities/services from independent operators not included
  • Transportation to offsite activities not included
  • Offsite tours not included
  • Sailboats not included
  • Onsite entertainment and activities included
  • Gratuities included
  • Additional gratuities accepted
  • All food and beverages included
  • Surcharge for premium or imported alcoholic beverages
  • Minibar (all beverages included)
  • Room service during certain hours
  • All onsite activities, and facilities and equipment included
  • All non-motorized water sports included
  • Onsite live performances included
  • Theme parties included
  • Snorkeling included

Property Features

Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive is an all-inclusive property. Room rates include meals and beverages at onsite restaurants and bars. Other items and amenities, including taxes and gratuities, and access to recreational activities and entertainment may also be included. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities. Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive offers its guests a full-service spa, 3 outdoor swimming pools, an indoor tennis court, and a health club. There are 5 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 5 bars/lounges and a swim-up bar. Free breakfast is available daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. A children's pool, a nightclub, and a sauna are also featured at the family-friendly Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive. Free self parking is available. This 4-star El Ocotal property is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 701 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • 5 dining venues
  • 5 bars or lounges
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Nightclub
  • Bar by the pool
  • Swim-up bar
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Children's pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Indoor tennis court1
  • Playground on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Liberia (LIR-Daniel Oduber Intl.) (34.2 km / 21.3 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive offers 701 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Minibar
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

Liberia - Overlooking the ocean and pool, this buffet restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Furama - This restaurant specializes in Asian cuisine and serves dinner only.

La Toscana - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves dinner only.

Tucan - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves dinner only.

Ocotal Steak House - This poolside restaurant serves dinner only. Reservations are required.

Nearby Activities

An indoor tennis court and a health club are featured at the property. 3 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snorkeling on site
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Volleyball on site
  • Beach volleyball on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Ziplining nearby
  • Playground on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby

Spa Services

Renova Spa has 8 treatment rooms. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a spa tub. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

  • Number of treatment rooms 8
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Sports massage
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at 11 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Debit cards not accepted

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the property before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Travelife, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Promotions

Golf Offer


Book a stay in any room or rate category for travel now-December 23, 2019 and receive round trip golf course transportation to Vista Ridge Golf & Country Club, use of a golf cart, 18 hole golf round, golf club rental, complimentary bottled water with cooler rental, fresh towel, and use resort style pool before or after round of golf.


Full details at check-in. Guests must contact the property in advance to arrange tee time; contact information is provided on the booking confirmation email. Taxes and gratuity may not be included. No refunds for any unused portion of offer. Offer subject to availability. Offer is not valid with groups/conventions and may not be combined with other promotional offers. Other restrictions and blackout dates may apply.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.