Riu Guanacaste
Playa Matapalo
Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Distance from hotel to Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (LIR), 20 miles (32 kms). Distance from hotel to town of El Coco, 10.5 miles (17 kms).  

RIU Hotels & Resorts brings you a totally new destination on the refreshing Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, the Riu Guanacaste Hotel on beautiful Matapalo Beach, in Guanacaste, just 33 kilometers from Liberia International Airport. Enjoying an extraordinary climate, the most beautiful natural landscapes and the loveliest and most romantic beaches, the Riu Guanacaste Hotel will offer you the maximum in luxury and comfort for you to experience your best moments of fun and pleasure.  

Hotel Amenities (back to top)
  • Accommodations for Physically Challenged Guests
  • Aerobic Classes
  • Aerobics (aqua)
  • Babysitting Services ($)
  • Bar (swim-up)
  • Bars/Lounges (5)
  • Beach (onsite)
  • Beauty Salon ($)
  • Breakfast Room
  • Car Rental Desk ($)
  • Casino ($)
  • Children's Activities
  • Children's Playground
  • Conference Rooms (5)
  • Currency Exchange ($)
  • Dive Center ($)
  • Entertainment
  • Exercise Classes
  • Facilities for Physically Challenged Guests
  • Fitness Center
  • Gift Shop ($)
  • Golf (nearby) ($)
  • Ice Machines
  • Jacuzzi (outdoor)
  • Juice Bar
  • Laundry Service ($)
  • Medical Services ($)
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Newsstand ($)
  • Parking Facility
  • Physician (on call) ($)
  • Ping Pong
  • Pool (children's)
  • Pool (outdoor)
  • Poolside Beverage Service
  • Poolside Grill
  • Poolside Meal Service
  • Restaurants (5)
  • Rooms (701)
  • Safe Deposit Boxes (in room)
  • Snack Bar
  • Spa ($)
  • Steam Bath
  • Sundries Shop ($)
  • Taxi Stand ($)
  • Tennis Court
  • Umbrellas (beach/pool)
  • Volleyball (beach)
  • Watersports (non-motorized)
  • Wedding Coordinator ($)
  • Wedding Site ($)
 

• Wi-Fi is now available in the common areas of hotel (24 hours a day) free of charge.  

• Wi-Fi is available in the accommodations at an additional cost to guests. ($) Denotes a fee may be charged. Please note: Some hotel amenities listed above may have an additional fee associated with them.  

Accommodation Categories and Descriptions (back to top)

Arrival/Departure Time:  

• Check-in-time: 3:00 pm Check-out-time: 12:00 pm  

Early check-in and late checkout on request, and subject to availability.  

Children Policy:  

• Child age break is 12 years old.  

Maximum Occupancy:  

2018:  

• Standard Double Room - 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults and 1 child.  

• Standard Double Connecting** - 6 adults or 4 adults and 4 children.  

• Standard Double Handicapped - 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults and 1 child.  

• Superior Room - 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults and 1 child.  

• Superior Room Connecting** - 6 adults or 4 adults and 4 children.  

• Ocean View Room - 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults and 1 child.  

• Ocean View Room Connecting** - 6 adults or 4 adults and 4 children.  

• Suite - 2 adults.  

• Suite Jacuzzi® Ocean View - 2 adults.  

• Family Room* - 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults and 2 children or 4 adults and 1 child.  

• Two Bedroom Family Suite*** - 5 adults or 2 adults and 3 children or 3 adults and 2 children or 4 adults and 1 child.  

*Minimum occupancy is 2 adults and 1 child.  

• **Minimum occupancy is 2 adults and 2 children.  

• ***Minimum occupancy is 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.  

2019:  

• Standard Double Room - 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults and 1 child.  

• Standard Double Connecting** - 6 adults or 4 adults and 4 children.  

• Standard Double Handicapped - 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults and 1 child.  

• Superior Room - 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults and 1 child.  

• Superior Room Connecting** - 6 adults or 4 adults and 4 children.  

• Ocean View Room - 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults and 1 child.  

• Ocean View Room Connecting** - 6 adults or 4 adults and 4 children.  

• Suite - 2 adults.  

• Suite Jacuzzi® Ocean View - 2 adults.  

• Family Room* - 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults and 2 children or 4 adults and 1 child.  

• Two Bedroom Family Suite*** - 5 adults or 2 adults and 3 children or 3 adults and 2 children or 4 adults and 1 child.  

*Minimum occupancy is 2 adults.  

• **Minimum occupancy is 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.  

Standard Double Room, Air conditioning, ceiling fan, 2 double beds or 1 king size bed, direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, satellite TV, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board. Bathroom equipped with bathtub and shower, double-sink, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace.  

Standard Double Connecting, Air conditioning, ceiling fan, direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, satellite TV, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board.  

• Bathroom equipped with bathtub and shower, double-sink, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace. These rooms are two connecting Standard Double rooms.  

Standard Double Handicapped, Air conditioning, ceiling fan, 2 double beds or 1 king size bed, direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, satellite TV, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board. Bathroom equipped with bathtub and shower, double-sink, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace.  

Superior Room, Air conditioning, ceiling fan, 2 double beds or 1 king size bed, direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, satellite TV, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board. Bath-room equipped with bathtub and shower, double- sink, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace with court-yard view.  

Superior Room Connecting, Air conditioning, ceiling fan, direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, satellite TV, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board.  

• Bathroom equipped with bathtub and shower, double-sink, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace with courtyard view. These rooms are two connecting Superior Rooms.  

Ocean View Room, Air conditioning, ceiling fan, 2 double beds or 1 king size bed, direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, satellite TV, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board. Bathroom equipped with bathtub and shower, double- sink, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace with ocean view.  

• Bedding: 1 king bed or 2 double beds. View: Ocean.  

Ocean View Room Connecting, Air conditioning, ceiling fan, direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, satellite TV, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board.  

• Bathroom equipped with bathtub and shower, double-sink, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace with ocean view. This room connects to another Ocean View room.  

Suite, Air conditioning, ceiling fan, 1 king size bed, separate living room area with sofa, direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, satellite TV, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board, walk-in closet. Bathroom equipped with hydromassage bathtub, extra shower cabin, bidet, double sink, vanity mirror, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace.  

• Bedding: 1 king bed.  

Suite Jacuzzi® Ocean View, Air conditioning, ceiling fan, 1 king size bed, separate living room area with sofa, direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, satellite TV, electronic in- room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board, walk-in closet. Bathroom equipped with hydromassage bathtub, extra shower cabin, bidet, double-sink, vanity mirror, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace with ocean view and private Jacuzzi®.  

Family Room, (FMR) Air conditioning, ceiling fan, 1 king size bed and 1 double bed, direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, satellite TV, radio alarm clock, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board. Bathroom equipped with bathtub and shower, double-sink, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace.  

• Bedding: 1 king bed and 1 double bed.  

Two Bedroom Family Suite, Air conditioning, ceiling fan, 1 bedroom with 1 king size bed, 2nd bedroom with 2 double beds and living room area with sofa, direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, satellite TV, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board. Two bathrooms equipped with bathtub and shower, double sink, hairdryer and amenities kit, second bathroom also with bidet.  

• Balcony or terrace.  

All accommodations include: liquor dispenser, ironing board, mini-bar (fully stocked), radio, rollaway bed (upon request), safety deposit box, air conditioning, smoke detector, alarm clock, sprinkler system, balcony, telephone (direct dial), bathtub, television, ceiling fan, crib (upon request), hairdryer, internet access (wireless): ($), iron and maid service.  

($) Denotes a fee may be charged.  

Specific bedding and/or special requests are fulfilled based on availability and cannot always be guaranteed.  

Food and Beverage Outlets (back to top)

Krystal Restaurant, Great chefs know that there is more to food than the taste: it is crucial to involve the other senses too. This is exactly the philosophy behind our Krystal restaurants: gourmet restaurants created by acclaimed chefs working together with Riu Hotels.  

• The approach is based on the best in New Cookery from around the world; its goal: to give diners a journey into the unexplored terrain of exquisite new sensations.  

Riu Hotels' Theme Restaurants, Take a seat, relax and enjoy the best, most authentic atmosphere. RIU Hotels offer a range of tastes from around the world: delicious dishes with the finest international textures and flavors at the Mexican, Italian, SteakHouse, Asian and the renowned Japanese 'Kawachi' theme restaurants. They also feature the carefully selected wine menus.  

Please Note:  

• Reservations are no longer required for specialty restaurants. They will operate on a first come, first serve basis.  

Miscellaneous Information (back to top)

 

Spring Break Policy  

• No spring break groups allowed.  

Minimum Check-in age  

• The minimum age to check-in is 18 years old.  

Location:  

• Hotel is located in Guanacaste Area 1.