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:  

2017:  

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

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

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

• Suite - 2 adults.  

• Suite Jacuzzi Ocean View - 2 adults.  

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

• 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 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.  

Standard, (STD) 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.  

• Accommodation amenities include: and .  

Superior, (SUP) 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 courtyard view.  

• Accommodation amenities include: .  

Ocean View, 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.  

Suite, (STE) 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.  

• View: .  

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, (2FB) 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 equiped 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)

Filadelfia, Lobby Bar with terrace.  

La Plaza, Plaza bar.  

Pura Vida, Lounge bar with terrace.  

Santa Cruz, Pool and swim-up bar.  

Furama, Asian restaurant - Buffet style for dinner.  

Cuisine: Asian.  

La Toscana, Italian restaurant - la carte for dinner.  

Liberia, Main restaurant with non-smoking section and terrace - Buffet style with show cooking, serving international and local specialties.  

Ocotal, Poolside restaurant - Buffet style for lunch.  

Ocotal Grill Steakhouse Restaurant, A la carte for dinner.  

Cuisine: Steaks.  

Sports Bar  

Please Note:  

• Reservations are no longer required for specialty restaurants.  

• They will operate on a first come, first serve basis.  

Add-On Package (Golf Package 17) (back to top)

GOLF PACKAGE 2017 Valid at Vista Ridge Golf & Country Club.  

Booking Dates: 01/18/2017 - 12/23/2017 Travel Dates: 01/18/2017 - 12/23/2017  

Package Inclusions:  

• Guests will receive discounted green fees. Golf package includes:  

• -Transportation Hotel - Golf - Hotel -18 holes green fee -Golf cart -Bottled water, cooler.  

• -Golf Clubs -Fresh Towels -Opportunity to use our resort style pool before or after their round of golf.  

Please Note:  

• Not valid or combinable with any other golf promotion.  

Add-On Package (Honeymoon Amenities 17) (back to top)

HONEYMOON AMENITIES 2017  

Booking Dates: 07/05/2016 - 12/23/2017 Travel Dates: 12/24/2016 - 12/23/2017  

Package Inclusions:  

• Surprise welcome gift in their room.  

• King bed (subject to availability at time of check-in)  

• Late check-out (subject to availability at time of departure)  

• Complimentary upgrade to next available room category (subject to availability and upon request) -$35.00 USD Spa Credit in Ocean Harmony massage for two (50 min) per couple, per stay. (This discount does not apply with other promotions and discounts).  

• Small bottle of Rum.  

Add-On Package (Honeymooners & Romance 17) (back to top)

HONEYMOONERS & ROMANCE PACKAGE 2017  

Booking Dates: 01/02/2017 - 12/23/2017 Travel Dates: 01/02/2017 - 12/23/2017  

Package Inclusions:  

• Couples will receive $35.00 USD towards selected couple massage for two (50 mins) (per couple, per stay).  

Please Note:  

• Not valid with any other discounts or promotions.  

Add-On Package (Spa 17) (back to top)

SPA PACKAGE 2017  

Booking Dates: 01/02/2017 - 12/23/2017 Travel Dates: 01/02/2017 - 12/23/2017  

Package Inclusions:  

• Guests will receive a $35.00 USD Spa Credit in Renova Combination (80 mins) per adult, per stay.  

Please Note:  

• Not valid with any other discounts or promotions.  

Package inclusions are subject to change.  

Miscellaneous Information (back to top)

 

Spring Break Policy Minimum check-in age is 21 years old for the travel dates 02/01/16-05/31/16.  

The Hotel reserves the right of admission and may request a guest present his/her passport or official ID as proof of age. Guests can and will be removed from the property, at their own expense, if any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff arises. Parties in rooms are not permitted. Unruly behavior by individuals or groups is not allowed at any property at any time during the year.  

Minimum Check-in age The minimum age to check-in is 18 years old with the exception of Spring Break. See the Spring Break policy for more details.  

Exchange Priviliges Guests from Riu Guanacaste are not permitted to use any of the facilities at Riu Palace Costa Rica.  

Location:  

• Hotel is located in Guanacaste Area 1.