57.0% Based on 2916 reviews TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 out of 5

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Hotel Description

3.5-star beachfront property near Playa Blanca

On the beach

At this Rio Hato property, you'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Farallon Beach and 6 miles (10 km) of Playa Blanca. Santa Clara Beach and Farallon Island are also within 6 miles (10 km).

All-inclusive

A nightclub, 4 restaurants, and 3 outdoor pools are all featured at this all-inclusive property. Enjoy a day at the beach snorkeling, or relax with sun loungers. Relax with a drink at one of the 5 bars/lounges and enjoy free perks like buffet breakfast and free self parking.

Free WiFi, balconies

In addition to TVs with satellite channels, the 573 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free minibar items. Other amenities include balconies, free bottled water, and ceiling fans.

Family Room, 2 Bedrooms (B2C)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Double Room Ocean View

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Two Bedroom Family Room

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Room (B2C)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Double Room Courtyard View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Double Room, Oceanfront (B2C)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

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About the Riu Playa Blanca - All Inclusive

Location Finca 43.668, Rio Hato, Cocle

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
  • In-room minibar (all beverages included)
  • In-room liquor dispensers

Activities and facilities/equipment
All non-motorized water sports, land activities, and use of recreational facilities and equipment are included.

Water activities

  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling

Land activities
  • Volleyball

Lessons/classes/games
  • Aerobics

Kids' club

  • Supervised activities for children between 4 and 12 years old

Entertainment

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

Not included

  • Golf green fees
  • Use of golf cart
  • Use of golf equipment
  • Motorized water sports
  • Sailboats
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Snorkeling excursions
  • Airport transfers
  • Offsite tours
  • Transportation to offsite activities

  • Kayaking included
  • Access to onsite clubs included
  • Taxes included
  • Buffet and à la carte dining
  • Airport transfers not included
  • Volleyball included
  • Scuba diving excursions not included
  • Snorkeling excursions not included
  • Motorized water sports not included
  • All available beverages included
  • Golf green fees not included
  • Use of golf equipment not included
  • Use of golf cart not included
  • Transportation to offsite activities not included
  • Offsite tours not included
  • Sailboats not included
  • Aerobics classes/lessons included
  • Onsite entertainment and activities included
  • Gratuities included
  • Additional gratuities accepted
  • All food and beverages included
  • Minibar (all beverages included)
  • In-room liquor dispensers
  • All non-motorized water sports included
  • Onsite live performances included
  • All land activities, and recreational facilities and equipment included
  • Snorkeling included

Property Features

Riu Playa Blanca - 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 Playa Blanca - All Inclusive, you'll find 3 outdoor swimming pools, a waterslide, and a children's pool. There are 4 restaurants on site, as well as a snack bar/deli and a grocery/convenience store. 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. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. Business amenities include limo/town car service and a meeting room. A nightclub, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the eco-friendly Riu Playa Blanca - All Inclusive. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Rio Hato property.

  • 1 building
  • 573 guestrooms or units
  • 7 levels
  • 4 dining venues
  • 5 bars or lounges
  • 157 sq m of conference space
  • Built in 2014
  • Breakfast available (free)
  • Nightclub
  • Bar by the pool
  • Swim-up bar
  • Deli
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Conference space
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Convenience store
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Computer for guest use
  • Television in lobby
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Children's pool
  • Waterslide
  • Free WiFi
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Snack bar/deli

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Panama City (PTY-Tocumen Intl.) (139.6 km / 86.8 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Riu Playa Blanca - All Inclusive offers 573 air-conditioned accommodations with free minibar items and laptop-compatible safes. Rooms open to balconies. Satellite television is provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Rio Hato property provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony
  • Stocked minibar (free)
  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served free hot/cold buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.

Balboa - This restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Open daily.

Xian - This restaurant specializes in Asian cuisine and serves dinner only. Open daily.

Il Palazzo - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves dinner only. Open daily.

Chiriqui - This poolside steakhouse serves lunch and dinner. Open daily.

Nearby Activities

3 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include a waterslide.

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

  • Snorkeling on site
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Beach volleyball on site
  • Kayaking on site

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

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

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

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

Policies

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit 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.

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

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit 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.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No pets or service animals allowed

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You should know

  • Reservations are needed for golf tee times. 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.

Promotions

Golf Offer


Book a stay in any room type or rate plan category for travel now-December 31, 2019 and receive discounted golf rates for individuals or group rates.


Full details at check-in. Guests must contact the property at least 24 hours in advance to arrange tee time; contact information is provided on the booking confirmation email. Golf club rental is available for a surcharge. Taxes and gratuity may not be included. No refunds for any unused portion of offer. Offer subject to availability. Offer may not be combined with other promotional offers. Other restrictions and blackout dates may apply.