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 our chefs, who prepare a variety of dishes, from classic to the most exotic. You'll want to try each of our 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 excursions that 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)

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

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:  

2017:  

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

• 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.  

Junior Suite Garden View, (YY1) 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. Accommodation amenities include: and .  

Junior Suite Courtyard View, (JCY) 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 Oceanview, (JUO) 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.  

Two Bedroom Family Suite, (2FB) 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, (YY4) 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.  

Capachino, Patisserie & ice cream parlor.  

Lounge 24, Open 24 hours.  

Stars, lounge bar with terrace.  

Arenal, Main restaurant with terrace.  

Krystal, Fusion restaurant.  

L'anfora, Italian restaurant.  

Cuisine: Italian.  

Tokio, Japanese restaurant.  

Cuisine: Japanese.  

Papagayo Grill, Grill & Steakhouse restaurant.  

Cuisine: Steaks.  

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.  

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 adult, 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.  

Specialty Package (All Inclusive 17) (back to top)

ALL INCLUSIVE PACKAGE 2017  

Booking Dates: 05/18/2016 - 12/23/2017 Travel Dates: 12/24/2016 - 12/23/2017  

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 ( 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)

 

Exchange Privileges Guests form RIU Palace Costa Rica will be able to go to RIU Guanacaste and use some of the facilities such as:  

• Bars, Swiming Pools and restaurants for breakfast, lunch and snacks (excluding dinner).  

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.  

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.