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At this El Ocotal property, you'll be within 6 miles (10 km) of Ocotal Beach and 12 miles (20 km) of Penca Beach. Playa Prieta and Papagayo Golf and Country Club are within 12 miles (20 km).
This all-inclusive property features a casino, a full-service spa, and a nightclub. 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, and supervised childcare is an added bonus.
Free WiFi, balconies
Featuring conveniences like living rooms and coffee/tea makers, the 538 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities include balconies, 24-hour room service, and minibars.
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About the Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All InclusiveLocation Playa Matapalo- Sardinal, El Ocotal, Guanacaste
This property is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).
Food and beverages
- All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included
- Room service during certain hours (limited menu)
- In-room minibar (all beverages included)
- In-room liquor dispensers
Activities and facilities/equipment
- Surfing/boogie boarding
- Surcharge for room service
- Kayaking included
- Rowing/canoeing included
- Surfing/boogie boarding included
- Limited meals offered through room service
- All available beverages included
- Minibar (all beverages included)
- In-room liquor dispensers
- Buffet and à la carte dining
- Surcharge for room service
- Room service during certain hours
- All food and beverages included
Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - 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. 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, as well as a coffee shop/café and a grocery/convenience store. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include a swim-up bar and a bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. Limo/town car service and a meeting room are available. A casino, a children's pool, and a nightclub are also featured at the luxury Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4.5-star El Ocotal property.
- 1 building
- 538 guestrooms or units
- 6 levels
- 4 dining venues
- Built in 2012
- Breakfast available (free)
- Bar by the pool
- Swim-up bar
- Bar or lounge
- Coffee shop
- Supervised kid's activities (surcharge)
- Beach lounge chairs
- Towels for the beach
- Poolside lounge chairs
- Umbrellas for the pool
- 1 conference room
- Dry cleaning
- Front desk (24 hours)
- Storage area for luggage
- Car service
- Tour and ticket information
- Grocery service (free)
- Convenience store
- Gift shop
- Beauty salon
- Television in lobby
- Smoking in designated areas
Family Friendly Amenities
- Family Property
- Number of outdoor pools - 4
- Children's pool
- Separate living room
- Free WiFi
- Children's club (free)
- Grocery/convenience store
- Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
- Babysitting or childcare
- Playground on site
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi
Free self parking
- Airport: Liberia (LIR-Daniel Oduber Intl.) (33.9 km / 21.1 mi)
- Parking: Free self parking
Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive offers 538 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodations offer separate living rooms. 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. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.
- Private balcony
- Living room
- In-room dining (24 hours)
- Flat-screen television
- Satellite channels
- Coffee maker
- Shower and tub combination
- Rollaway beds (free)
- Housekeeping (daily)
- Nightly turndown service
- Hair dryer
- Laptop safe
- Toiletries (free)
- Iron and ironing board
- Blackout drapes
- Climate control (air conditioning)
- Ceiling fan
- Ensuite bathroom
Food & Drink
Guests are served free hot/cold buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.
Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive has 4 restaurants on site.
A complimentary grocery shopping service is offered and 24-hour room service is available.
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.
- Snorkeling on site
- Playground on site
- Beach volleyball on site
- Volleyball on site
- Kayaking on site
- Windsurfing on site
- Scuba diving nearby
Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the property's full-service spa, Renova Spa. Services include 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.
- Spa tub in spa
- Steam room in spa
- Minimum age to access spa is 17
- Facial treatments
- Body scrubs
If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.
- Accessible bathroom
- In-room accessibility
- Check-in time starts at 3 PM
- Check-in time ends at 11 PM
- Minimum check-in age is 18
- Check-out by noon
Children and extra beds
- Children are welcome.
- Free rollaway/extra beds!
- Pets and service animals are not allowed at Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive
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. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old.
Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.
A cash deposit or 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 pets or service animals allowed
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You should know
- 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.