Riu Palace Costa Rica
Playa Matapalo
Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Distance from hotel to town, 3.1 miles (5 kms). Distance from hotel to Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (LIR), 20.5 miles (33 kms).  

Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica is located inGuanacaste, Costa Rica at the edge of the beach of Matapalo. This new hotel, fully prepared to provide the best service to its customers, has four swimming pools (one with a swim-up bar), jacuzzi, gym, sauna and a wellness center "Renova Spa" with different treatments and massages. Everything you need for maximum comfort during your stay. The quality of the cuisine offered at the different restaurants of the hotel is exceptional thanks to the chefs, who prepare a variety of dishes, from classic to the most exotic. You'll want to try each of the menus and thanks to the All Inclusive service, you will be able to enjoy the buffet restaurant or the four different theme restaurants of the hotel. If your stay is for work purposes, then the Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica will be ideal for you. It has five conference rooms, modern and fully equipped so you can conduct meetings or events in a professional and simple way, well as various services that you will be able to request. Being on a privileged environment, the hotel offers a variety of activities on the beautiful beachessuch as diving or fishing in the Pacific waters, Eco-tourism in the volcanic areas, and during the day several programs of entertainment for all ages, whether in family or friends. The hotel has a gym, table tennis, volleyball, tennis court, windsurf, sailing, snorkeling equipment, kayaks and other water activities. If your favorite sport is golf, the Four Seasons Golf Club has fantastic views over the sea.  

Guanacaste is less tropical, humid and lush than the rest of the country. Its plains and dry forests sometimes remind African savanna landscapes. Inland you can see the savanna, local cowboys on their horses while driving their flocks, which are authentic figures of popular culture of this destination. From the hotel, you can do several excursionsthat you can not lose, like the visit of the National Park Rincon de la Vieja, The Safari Park or the capital of Guanacaste: Liberia.  

Hotel Amenities (back to top)
  • Accommodations (538)
  • Accommodations for Physically Challenged Guests
  • Aerobics (aqua)
  • Air Conditioning (public areas)
  • Babysitting Services ($)
  • Bar (swim-up)
  • Barber Shop ($)
  • Bars
  • Beach (onsite)
  • Beauty Salon ($)
  • Billiards ($)
  • Breakfast Room
  • Business Center
  • Car Rental Desk
  • Casino (onsite) ($)
  • Children's Activities
  • Children's Playground
  • Coffee Shop
  • Concierge
  • Conference Rooms ($)
  • Currency Exchange
  • Disco/Nightclub
  • Dive Center ($)
  • Dry Cleaning Services ($)
  • Elevators
  • Entertainment
  • Exercise Classes
  • Facilities for Physically Challenged Guests
  • Fitness Center
  • Front Desk (24-hour)
  • Gift Shop ($)
  • Golf (nearby) ($)
  • Hospitality Desk
  • Ice Machines
  • Internet Access (wireless) ($)
  • Jacuzzi (outdoor)
  • Laundry Service ($)
  • Lounges
  • Massage Services ($)
  • Medical Services ($)
  • Meeting Room ($)
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Newsstand ($)
  • Parking
  • Physician (on call) ($)
  • Ping Pong
  • Pool (children's)
  • Pool (outdoor)
  • Poolside Beverage Service
  • Poolside Grill
  • Poolside Meal Service
  • Restaurants (5)
  • Security (24-hour)
  • Snack Bar
  • Solarium
  • Spa ($)
  • Sundries Shop ($)
  • Taxi Stand
  • Tennis Court (lighted)
  • Tour Desk
  • Tours & Excursions ($)
  • Towels (beach/pool)
  • Umbrellas (pool)
  • Volleyball (beach)
  • Watersports (motorized) ($)
  • Watersports (non-motorized)
  • Wedding Coordinator ($)
  • Wedding Site ($)
Please note: Some hotel amenities listed above may have an additional fee associated with them.  

Markets (back to top)

Casino, Dive, Eco-Tourism, Family Friendly, Golf, Business, Romance, Spa, Wedding, All Inclusive, Beach and Honeymoon.  

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:  

• Children's age break is 12 years old.  

 

Maximum Occupancy:  

2018:  

• Junior Suite Garden View - 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults and 1 child.  

• Junior Suite Garden View Connecting - 4 adults and 4 children or 6 adults and 2 children.  

• Junior Suite Garden View Handicapped - 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults and 1 child.  

• Junior Suite Courtyard View - 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults and 1 child.  

• Junior Suite Courtyard View Connecting - 4 adults and 4 children or 6 adults and 2 children.  

• Junior Suite Oceanview - 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults and 1 child.  

• Junior Suite Oceanview Connecting - 4 adults and 4 children or 6 adults and 2 children.  

• 2 Bedroom Family Suite - 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children, 2 adults and 3 children or 3 adults and 2 children. ** Suite Jacuzzi - 2 adults.  

**Minimum occupancy is 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. Infants 0-2 no longer count towards the minimum occupancy in the room.  

 

2019:  

• Junior Suite Garden View - 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults and 1 child.  

• Junior Suite Garden View Connecting - 4 adults and 4 children or 6 adults and 2 children.  

• Junior Suite Garden View Handicapped - 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults and 1 child.  

• Junior Suite Courtyard View - 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults and 1 child.  

• Junior Suite Courtyard View Connecting - 4 adults and 4 children or 6 adults and 2 children.  

• Junior Suite Oceanview - 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults and 1 child.  

• Junior Suite Oceanview Connecting - 4 adults and 4 children or 6 adults and 2 children.  

• 2 Bedroom Family Suite - 2 adults and 3 children or 3 adults and 2 children or 2 adults and 2 children.  

• Suite Jacuzzi - 2 adults.  

Junior Suite Garden View, Air conditioning, ceiling fan, 2 double beds or 1 king size bed, living room area with sofa or sofa-bed, direct dial phone, daily replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, coffee maker, satellite flat-screen TV, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board. Bathroom equipped with hydro-massage bathtub, extra shower cabin, by door separate toilet, double-sink, vanity mirror, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace.  

• View: Garden.  

Junior Suite Garden View Connecting, Air conditioning, ceiling fan, 2 double beds or 1 king size bed, living room area with sofa or sofa-bed, direct dial phone, daily replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, coffee maker, satellite flat-screen TV, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board. Bathroom equipped with hydro-massage bathtub, extra shower cabin, by door separate toilet, double-sink, vanity mirror, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace. Connecting rooms can be either 2 rooms connected by an interior door or 2 rooms connected through a private hallway with an exterior door.  

Junior Suite Garden View Handicapped, Air conditioning, ceiling fan, 2 double beds or 1 king size bed, living room area with sofa or sofa-bed, direct dial phone, daily replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, coffee maker, satellite flat-screen TV, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board. Bathroom equipped with hydro-massage bathtub, extra shower cabin, by door separate toilet, double-sink, vanity mirror, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace. Handicapped rooms are wheelchair accessible and equipped with roll-in shower and handrails.  

Junior Suite Courtyard View, Air conditioning, ceiling fan, 2 double beds or 1 king size bed, living room area with sofa or sofa-bed, direct dial phone, daily replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, coffee maker, satellite flat-screen TV, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board. Bathroom equipped with hydro-massage bathtub, extra shower cabin, by door separate toilet, double-sink, vanity mirror, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace with courtyard view.  

Junior Suite Courtyard View Connecting, Air conditioning, ceiling fan, 2 double beds or 1 king size bed, living room area with sofa or sofa-bed, direct dial phone, daily replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, coffee maker, satellite flat-screen TV, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board. Bathroom equipped with hydro-massage bathtub, extra shower cabin, by door separate toilet, double-sink, vanity mirror, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace with courtyard view. Connecting rooms can be either 2 rooms connected by an interior door or 2 rooms connected through a private hallway with an exterior door.  

Junior Suite Oceanview, Air conditioning, ceiling fan, 2 double beds or 1 king size bed, living room area with sofa or sofa-bed, direct dial phone, daily replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, coffee maker, satellite flat-screen TV, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board. Bathroom equipped with hydro-massage bathtub, extra shower cabin, by door separate toilet, double-sink, vanity mirror, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace with ocean view.  

Junior Suite Ocean View Connecting, Air conditioning, ceiling fan, 2 double beds or 1 king size bed, living room area with sofa or sofa-bed, direct dial phone, daily replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, coffee maker, satellite flat-screen TV, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board. Bathroom equipped with hydro-massage bathtub, extra shower cabin, by door separate toilet, double-sink, vanity mirror, hairdryer and amenities kit. Balcony or terrace with ocean view.  

• Connecting rooms can be either 2 rooms connected by an interior door or 2 rooms connected through a private hallway with an exterior door.  

Two Bedroom Family Suite, Air conditioning, ceiling fan, 1 bedroom with 1 king size bed, 2nd bedroom with 2 double beds, direct dial phone, regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, coffee maker, satellite flat-screen TV, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board. Two bathrooms first one equipped with hydro- massage bathtub, by door separate toilet and bidet double sink, hairdryer and amenities kit, second bathroom equipped with shower, one sink.  

• Balcony or terrace.  

• Bedding: 1 king bed or 2 double beds.  

Suite Jacuzzi Ocean View, Air conditioning, ceiling fan, 1 king size bed, living room area with sofa, direct dial phone, daily replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser, coffee maker, satellite flat-screen TV, electronic in-room safe (laptop size 15"), iron and ironing board. Bathroom equipped with hydro-massage bathtub, extra shower cabin, by door separate toilet and bidet, double-sink, vanity mirror, hairdryer and amenities kit.  

• Balcony or terrace with private jacuzzi.  

• Bedding: 1 king bed.  

All accommodations include: hairdryer, smoke detector, heating, telephone, housekeeping, , internet access (wireless), turndown service, iron, wake-up calls, ironing board, liquor dispenser, maid service, mini-bar, air conditioning, non-smoking accommodations, alarm clock, radio, balcony, rollaway bed (on request, subject to availability): ($), bathtub (private), room service (24-hour), ceiling fan, safe deposit box (digital, laptop size), coffee/tea maker, shower, crib (on request) and sprinkler system.  

($) 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)

Coconut, Pool bar with swim-up bar.  

Daiquiri, Lobby bar  

Melody, plaza bar.  

Stars, lounge bar with terrace.  

Papagayo Grill, Grill & Steakhouse restaurant.  

Lounge 24, Open 24 hours.  

Capachino, Patisserie & ice cream parlor.  

Arenal, Main restaurant with terrace.  

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 the 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.  

L'anfora, Italian restaurant.  

Tokio, Japanese restaurant.  

Dress Code Formal dress is required for dinner. Main restaurant: T shirts with sleeves for gentlemen. Theme restaurants: long trousers and T-shirts with sleeves for gentlemen.  

Please Note:  

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

Specialty Package (All Inclusive 18) (back to top)

ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE 2018  

Booking Dates: 05/16/2017 - 12/23/2018 Travel Dates: 12/24/2016 - 12/23/2017 12/24/2017 - 12/23/2018  

Package Inclusions:  

• Accommodations  

• Breakfast: Full American breakfast buffet, live cooking stations, fruits, juices and Cava. Continental breakfast and snacks.  

• Lunch: Hot and cold buffet and live cooking stations. Pizzas, pasta, salads and assorted desserts (Italian restaurant).  

• Dinner: Arenal Restaurant - Buffets and live cooking stations. Special evenings: themed buffet (three times a week).  

• Optional dining (a la carte): Krystal Fusion Restaurant, Tokio Japanese Restaurant, L'Anfora Italian Restaurant (buffet starters), Papagayo Grill and Steakhouse (reservations required in advance).  

• Snacks 24 hours a day.  

• Beverages: Unlimited local and imported beverages served 24 hours a day, drinks service at pool and regularly restocked minibar and liquor dispenser.  

• Room service 24 hours a day.  

• Sports and activities: Gym, workout, beach volleyball, billiards, floodlit hard surface tennis court (300 m),RiuFit: backfit, aquagym, stretching, bums-legs-tums (several times a week), Steam bath, whirlpool bath, Windsurfing, pedaloes, snorkeling equipment, kayaking 1 introductory scuba diving lesson in pool.  

• Entertainment: Daytime entertainment program for children ages 4 to 7 and ages 8 to 12 at "RiuLand" (daily). Daytime entertainment program for adults (daily). Activities program at the "RiuArt" atelier (six times a week), Shows, Riu evening program or live music (daily), Pacha discotheque (open 6 nights a week)  

• Free entry to the discotheque and the Casino (drinks not included).  

• Taxes and gratuities.  

Please Note:  

• Formal dress required for dinner. Main restaurant: gentlemen no sleeveless T-shirts. Theme restaurants: gentlemen - no sleeveless T-shirts, long trousers.  

Package inclusions are subject to change.  

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.