4.0 out of 5

With a stay at Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive in El Ocotal, you'll be on the beach and close to Ocotal Beach.

This 4-star resort is within the vicinity of Haras del Mar Equestrian Center and Coco Beach.

Make yourself at home in one of the 538 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Rooms have private balconies. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages and facials. Before a night out at the casino, the 4 outdoor swimming pools are a perfect way to relax and recharge. Additional features at this resort include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge).

This resort is all inclusive. Rates include meals and beverages at onsite dining establishments. Charges may be applied for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some beverages, and other amenities.

Enjoy a meal at one of the resort's dining establishments, which include 4 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge or a poolside bar.



Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, luggage storage, and laundry facilities. This resort has 5 meeting rooms available for events. Free self parking is available onsite.

All-Inclusive Details

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

Activities and facilities/equipment

Water activities

  • Kayaking
  • Rowing/canoeing
  • Surfing/boogie boarding

Not included

  • Room service

Property Features

Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive is an all-inclusive resort. 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.

Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive offers its guests a full-service spa, 4 outdoor swimming pools, a sauna, and a 24-hour fitness center. There are 4 restaurants on site, along with a coffee shop/café. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. Free breakfast is available daily. Public spaces have free WiFi.

There are 5 meeting rooms available. A casino, a children's pool, and a nightclub are also featured at the family-friendly Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive. Self parking is free.

  • 538 guestrooms or units
  • 4 dining venues
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Casino
  • Nightclub
  • Bar by the pool
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Kid's club (free)
  • Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • 1 conference room
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Terrace

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pools  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Children's club (free)  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • Playground on site  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive offers 538 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Rooms open to balconies. Refrigerators and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and ceiling fans. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Breakfast

Start your morning with a free buffet breakfast, available each day of your stay. Room service is available around the clock.

Nearby Things to Do

4 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a 24-hour fitness center.

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

  • Beach volleyball on site 
  • Kayaking on site 
  • Playground on site 
  • Snorkeling on site 
  • Volleyball on site 

Spa Services

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the resort's full-service spa, Renova Spa. Services include massages, facials, and body scrubs. The spa is equipped with a spa tub and a steam room.

Guests under 17 years old are not allowed in the spa.

  • Body scrubs 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Massages 
  • Steam room in spa 
  • Minimum age to access spa is 17 
  • Spa tub in spa 

Accessibility

If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • In-room accessibility

Resort Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive

You need to know

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit 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.
No pets or service animals allowed

Resort Name

  • Costa Rica Hotel Riu
  • Costa Rica Hotel Riu Palace
  • Costa Rica Palace
  • Hotel Riu
  • Hotel Riu Costa Rica
  • Hotel Riu Costa Rica All Inclusive
  • Hotel Riu Palace
  • Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica All Inclusive
  • Palace Costa Rica
  • Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica All Inclusive El Ocotal
  • Riu Palace Costa Rica El Ocotal
  • Riu Palace Costa Rica

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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