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4.2 out of 5

"It was very beautiful, relaxing and I just love the Hospitality. " More

By a verified traveler on Sat 23 Nov 2019

Hotel Description

4-star beachfront property near Ocotal Beach

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 Penca Beach is within 9 miles (15 km).

All-inclusive

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.

Superior 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 24 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive

Everyone (18) Couples (3) Family (3)
5 out of 5

Posted by on Dec 18, 2019

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5 out of 5
It was very beautiful, relaxing and I just love the Hospitality.

Posted by on Nov 23, 2019

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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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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. 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.

  • 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
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free water park access
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Children's pool
  • Waterslide
  • Free WiFi
  • Indoor tennis court
  • Playground on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

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

Room Amenities

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.

  • 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

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.

  • 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
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • 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 contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

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.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive

Policies

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

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. 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.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.The property affirms that it follows sanitization practices of Covid-19 Health Protocol (RIU) guidelines.

  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are not available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are not washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines Covid-19 Health Protocol (RIU)
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner

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.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

*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.