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Riu Hotels & Resorts is proud to bring its first resort to beautiful Matapalo Beach in Guanacaste. Guest will bask in both luxury and comfort while taking in the beautiful natural landscapes and romantic beaches.
Riu Guanacaste features four restaurants including an International buffet and a Grill Steakhouse. There is an unlimited domestic section and a selection of imported alcoholic beverages at the five bars. each room also features its very own liquor dispenser. Kids will be entertained as well; there is a playground and a mini-club.
Families may be interested in booking a 2 Bedroom Family Suite at this property, which can accommodate up to five people.
The hotel is 20 miles to the local airport in Liberia. The closest Village is Nuevo Colon
This resort is located on the seafront in the beautiful region of Guanacaste onn the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. This Resort is located on Playa de Matapalo beach. Buildings are 6 stories.
As well as a superb range of leisure possibilities, they offer five modern, fully-equipped Conference rooms, and a special gastronomy detail.
Beach: Located on Playa de Matapalo Beach
Check-in: 3:00 pm Check-out: 12:00 noon Total Rooms: 701 Year Opened: 2009
Credit Cards: • Visa • Master Card • American Express
Drinks are not included in the disco and casino. Fee required for WiFi.
FAMILY ROOM King and 1 double bed, Liquor dispenser Other Amenities: Air Conditioning, Fan, Bathtub, Shower, Balcony or Terrace, Minibar, Hair Dryer, Iron, Radio Alarm Clock, Telephone, Television, Room Safe, Satellite
SUITE Features one king bed, Living room area with sofa, Walk-in closet, Hydro-massage bathtub. Liquor dispenser Other Amenities: Air Conditioning, Fan, Bathtub, Shower, Balcony or Terrace, Minibar, Hair Dryer, Iron, Radio Alarm Clock, Telephone, Television, Room Safe, Satellite
OCEANVIEW SUITE WITH JACUZZI Features one king bed, Living room area with sofa, Walk-in closet, Hydro-massage bathtub, Private jacuzzi. Liquor dispenser Other Amenities: Air Conditioning, Fan, Bathtub, Shower, Balcony or Terrace, Minibar, Hair Dryer, Iron, Radio Alarm Clock, Telephone, Television, Room Safe, Satellite
STANDARD Liquor dispenser 1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities: Air Conditioning, Fan, Bathtub, Shower, Balcony or Terrace, Minibar, Hair Dryer, Iron, Radio Alarm Clock, Telephone, Television, Room Safe, Satellite
2 BEDROOM FAMILY SUITE Freatures two bedrooms with two bathrooms, first room with one king and the second room with two double beds. Liquor dispenser Other Amenities: Air Conditioning, Fan, Bathtub, Shower, Balcony or Terrace, Minibar, Hair Dryer, Iron, Radio Alarm Clock, Telephone, Television, Room Safe, Satellite
STANDARD ROOM MKTG RMBK Other Amenities: Kitchen
SUPERIOR ROOM Liquor dispenser 1 King Bed or 2 Double Beds Other Amenities: Air Conditioning, Fan, Bathtub, Shower, Balcony or Terrace, Minibar, Hair Dryer, Iron, Radio Alarm Clock, Telephone, Television, Room Safe, Satellite
Riu Guanacaste features 1 meal plan option:
All Meals, Drinks & Tips Four Restaurants/Five Bars
There are 4 Restaurants at Riu Guanacaste: Poolside Grill/Steakhouse - Reservations required for dinner. Italian Restaurant - Reservations required. Asian Restaurant - Reservations required. Main Restaurant - Buffet Restaurant
Activities & Entertainment
Daily Activities & Entertainment: Table Tennis, Beach-Volleyball, Windsurfing, Snorkeling Equipment, Kayaking. Scuba Diving (lesson in p Nightly Activities & Entertainment: Evening Shows, Live Music, Disco and Casino (disco and casino-complimentary entrance, drinks not included).
Daily Daytime entertainment programe for children 4 to 12 years old. Applicable Ages: 4 to 12 years old. Program Fees: Complimentary
Children's Facilities PlayGround Game Room Children's Pool
Babysitting Fee: Available for fee. Advance Notice for Babysitting: Yes. Mini-Dsico (at night)
Our Average Customer Ratings (based on 44 reviews)
Pool: Got very crowded on the weekends
Food/Drink: Delicious, and drinks were easy to come by. Not necessarily top shelf, but they did the trick!
Entertainment: Great corny fun. Watched them every night.
Accommodations: The housekeeper made fun bedding designs every day
Service: Everyone was super nice. Pura Vida!
Pool: Pool was beautiful.
Beach: The beach was great.
Food/Drink: The food was spectaclar.
Entertainment: Saw 2 shows they where great.
Service: Can't say enough...the staff where so nice.
Overall: Can't wait to go back.
Pool: Loved bartenders Edwin and Jonathan.
Beach: Rough surf and rocky.
Food/Drink: Buffets are excellent.
Service: The staff could not have been any friendlier or more helpful.
Pool: Pretty crowded.
Service: Everyone was amazing!!
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Beach: The beach was fantastic, clean.
Food/Drink: The variety was incredible!
Accommodations: Very, very comfortable.
Service: Every one was very courteous.
Kenneth said, 'Can't wait to go back!'
Pool: Best pool at a resort I have ever been to!
Service: Extremely friendly and helpful.
Overall: Can't wait to go back!
Pool: The pool was nice but the water was a little warm.
Food/Drink: Drinks were ok... nothing special. The food was good but they need more resturants that you can order from a menu instead of buffets.
Accommodations: Rooms were nice and were kept clean.
Service: Service was very good.
Overall: The people in Costa Rica are very nice and overall we had a great time.
Pool: Very relaxing atmosphere with minimal crowds.
Food/Drink: Not all food was to our liking, but there was always multiple dishes that we enjoyed.
Accommodations: Spacious rooms, great views.
Service: Friendly & accomodating staff.
Overall: Can always find minor things wrong but was an enjoyable/relaxing week that we would definitely do again.
Evelyn said, 'Awesome vacation!'
Kristen said, 'Would go back! The easiest and most legit experience I've had with vacations. Everything that was promised happened! We would totally book through dream vacations again!'
Pool: very nice pool
Beach: awesome beach, very accesible
Food/Drink: food was great, especially the buffett
Entertainment: awesome that there was entertainment every night, was never bored
Accommodations: very nice rooms
Service: rooms were kept clean
Overall: would go back!
James said, 'Omg!! have never seen so much food. Clean, black sand sand beach with sea turtles!!! Beautiful resort'
Pool: huge, beautiful
Beach: Clean, black sand sand beach with sea turtles!!!
Food/Drink: Omg!! have never seen so much food
Entertainment: we go to bed early but what we did see was good
Service: no complaints
Overall: Beautiful resort
Porter said, 'One of the best trips we have ever taken. We came away with lots of great memories and experiences.'
Pool: felt very private and yet at the same time offered plenty of space to roam and swim
Beach: beautiful beach and setting
Food/Drink: great food, plenty of it
Accommodations: clean, comfortable, and elegant
Service: everyone was extremely helpful and curtious
Overall: One of the best trips we have ever taken. We came away with lots of great memories and experiences.
Cristina said, 'Great destination for the value. Loved it'
Pool: very nice
Entertainment: nice variety
Accommodations: very good
Overall: loved it
Kelly s said, 'Wonderful trip, would recommend highly to anyone, not one complaint. One of the best trips I've ever been on, and I've been on lots!!'
Beach: Beautiful and nice!
Food/Drink: Everything was delicious and beautiful
Accommodations: Everything was so clean and wonderful!
Service: Couldn't ask for better!!!
Overall: One of the best trips I've ever been on, and I've been on lots!!
Pool: the pool was large and you could always find space.
Food/Drink: The Asian Restaurant was outstanding.
Entertainment: Very Good especially the tribute to Michael Jackson
Accommodations: Riu a beautiful well kept result
Service: All the staff was wonderful
Joann said, 'Plan to go back!'
Pool: Very Clean
Accommodations: Very comfortable
Service: Very friendly staff
Overall: Plan to go back
Marina said, 'We're definately going back - best vacation we ever had!'
Food/Drink: Very good
Entertainment: Great, the best
Overall: Best vacation we ever had
Jerry said, 'Had a great time: great beach, fun entertainment, great service, nice rooms & a very clean resort.'
Pool: Pool was great
Beach: Great beach
Food/Drink: Good food and drinks
Entertainment: Fun entertainment very friendly
Accommodations: Nice rooms very clean resort
Service: Great service
Overall: Had a great time
Kerri said, 'Great family location and we especially loved the beach with the mountains around.'
Pool: Great pool
Beach: Loved the beach with the mountains around
Service: People were helpful
Overall: Great family location
Melissa said, 'A wonderful trip beautiful country - all the workers were very courteous and helpful and the food/drinks were very good, too.'
Pool: Very nice and relaxing
Entertainment: Very good
Accommodations: Rooms clean
Service: People very courteous and helpful
Overall: A wonderful trip beautiful country
Frank m said, 'Best Vacation Ever!!! The pools are very clean and beautiful and the beach was unlike any other.'
Pool: Very clean and beautiful
Beach: Unlike any other
Accommodations: Very Clean and Relaxing
Service: Very Friendly
Nick said, 'Great vacation overall, especially for the price. The pool was beautiful and service was generally great!'
Beach: Nice, ocean was good
Food/Drink: No complaints
Entertainment: Generally pretty good.
Accommodations: Fine and good
Service: Generally great. Maid fixed up room to accomodate our group
Overall: A good time was had by all
Jerry said, 'Best pool ever and a really nice & clean beach, too. The service was great in all areas and the entertainment was unusually good.'
Pool: Best pool ever
Beach: Nice & clean
Food/Drink: Buffet food was good and Italian restaurant was excellent
Entertainment: Unusually good
Accommodations: Clean & spacious
Service: Great service in all areas
Diana said, 'The pool was clean and spacious and there are multiple food & drink choices, all of which were good. View from the room was nice, too.'
Pool: Clean and spacious
Beach: Volcanic ash beach - but nice
Food/Drink: Multiple choioces all good
Accommodations: Nice view
Service: Always helpful
Sara said, 'Staff was excellent. Couldnt have asked for better service. Room and Hotel were beautiful. Great experience overall. Would recommend for anyone. '
Pool: Pool was very nice. No problem getting a chair.
Beach: Beach was nice. Plenty of chairs avaialable and the view was great.
Entertainment: Staff and shows were great.
Accommodations: Room and Hotel were beautiful. No complaints whatsoever.
Service: Staff was excellent. Couldnt have asked for better service.
Overall: Great experience overall. Would recommend for anyone.
Pool: Nice and clean
Food/Drink: Good quality and variety
Entertainment: Lots of activities
Service: Really good
Overall: It was a nice vacation
Jocelyn r. said, 'I would visit again - great location. Beautiful rooms, clean, hotel, and grounds were gorgeous. Uncrowded & beautuful long beach.'
Pool: Large and spread out
Beach: Uncrowded beautuful long beach
Food/Drink: Large variety of food, very fresh.
Accommodations: Beautiful rooms, clean, hotel, and grounds were gorgeous
Service: Very prompt and couteous
Overall: I would visit again - great location
Debra a said, 'Would go back in a second, and will definately use Dream Vacations again. Very different beach with the dark sand but beautiful with the rocks. The food was absolutely fabulous, especially at the specialty restaurants.'
Beach: Very different beach with the dark sand but beautiful with the rocks
Food/Drink: The food was absolutely fabulous, especially at the specialty restaurants.
Accommodations: Very nice
Overall: Would go back in a second, and will definately use Dream Vacations again
Pool: Clean for most part
Beach: Beautiful and uncrowded but sand was little corse
Food/Drink: Probably the area that could use the most improvement - ok but not as good as other RIU
Entertainment: Good - would say its exaclty what to expect
Accommodations: Acceptable - common area such as the hallways could have been kept a little cleaner
Service: Adequate - what to expect
Overall: Satisfied - feel that the RIU Guanacaste is accurately rated at five red apple
Pool: water to warm
Beach: Clean and well maintained
Entertainment: too loud
Overall: very good
Pool: Very nice we liked being able to check out games books at the pool area!
Beach: sTILL WORKING ON THE BEACH AREA WAS NICE BUT DID NOT SPEND ALOT OF TIME THERE
Accommodations: VERY CLEAN WE LOST POWER A COUPLE OF TIMES AND THE INTERNET DID NOT ALWAYS WORK BUT A NEW HOTEL SO I AM SURE THAT WILL BE WORKED OUT