On the beach
You'll find Playa Matapalo and Diamante Eco Adventure Park within 2 miles (3 km) of this property. Haras del Mar Equestrian Center is within 3 miles (5 km) and Danta Beach is within 9 miles (15 km).
This all-inclusive property features free water park access, a full-service spa, and a nightclub. Enjoy a day at the beach snorkeling, or relax with sun loungers. Bring the family and enjoy the children's pool, waterslide, and playground.
Free WiFi, flat-screen TVs
In addition to flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, the 701 guestrooms offer free WiFi and minibars. Other amenities include free bottled water, ceiling fans, and hair dryers.
Aug 6, 2021 by Online Reputation Manager
Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing RIU and for sharing your concerns with us. We really regret to hear that you encountered some inconveniences that made your stay less pleasant. We are sorry you were not entirely satisfied with our food choices, as we give great importance to meet all guests´ expectations. However, the current lack or reduction of choices and some of our services is because of our strict anti covid-19 protocols, which has been implemented to safeguard our guests and employees. Again, we are sorry that we were not able to provide you with the holiday you were looking for and sincerely hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you back again in the near future for a more satisfying experience. All the best! Hotel Riu Guanacaste Online Reputation Manager
May 4, 2021 by Online Reputation Manager
Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking a moment to leave feedback on your visit. We really appreciate your positive comments about our friendly staff and we are pleased that you received a positive impression of the location of our hotel, because at RIU, we carefully select the spots for our hotels. On the other hand, we are very sorry to learn that your stay was blighted by the inconveniences you described in regards to your room, and the way this issues were handled. Please accept our apologies, as we never mean to disappoint our guests in any way. We completely understand your frustration and assure you this is certainly not the standards we expect our guests to endure. Please accept our apologies for any inconveniences, and give us time to investigate the matter of your concern so we can do appropriate actions. Hopefully we will have the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future proving that your unsatisfactory stay was an exception! Warm regards, Hotel Riu Guanacaste Online Reputation Manager
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
Activities and facilities/equipment
All onsite activities and use of facilities and equipment are included.
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. As a guest of Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive, you'll find a full-service spa, a complimentary water park, and 3 outdoor swimming pools. 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 served daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. A children's pool, a health club, and a nightclub are also featured at the family-friendly Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive. Self parking is free. This 4-star El Ocotal property is smoke free.
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi
Free self parking
Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive offers 701 accommodations with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This El Ocotal property provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.
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.
1 an indoor tennis court and a complimentary water park with waterslides are featured at the property. 3 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include a health club and a sauna.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
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.
If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
Special check-in instructions:
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be 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
This property accepts Visa and Mastercard; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit
Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.
A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be 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. This property accepts Visa and Mastercard. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.
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.