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4.3 out of 5

"perfect for wheelchair accessibility, friendly staff ,helpful and courteous, good choice of food all tastes considered, chefs willing to cook to your ... " More

By meatball on Wed 21 May 2014

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they enjoy the helpful staff at Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive. During your stay, you'll be within walking distance of Playa Matapalo. Features include free breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self-parking. This 4-star resort has 701 rooms over 6 floors. All rooms offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with flat-screen TVs, minibars and free toiletries
  • Free buffet breakfast served daily
  • Free WiFi
  • Free self-parking
  • Enjoy international cuisine with ocean views at Liberia, one of the property's 5 restaurants and 5 bars/lounges
  • Splash around at the free water park with a waterslide or swim in the 3 outdoor pools
  • Treat yourself to massages, aromatherapy or body wraps at Renova Spa
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, tour or ticket assistance and a porter
  • On-site recreation includes an indoor tennis court, a health club and a steam room
  • Guests speak favourably about the location and the family-friendly amenities
  • 8 minutes by car from Haras del Mar Equestrian Center and 8 minutes from Diamante Eco Adventure Park

Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive ratings based on 3 verified reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 0.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive

Couples (2) Friends (1)
4 out of 5

scenic getaway

perfect for wheelchair accessibility, friendly staff ,helpful and courteous, good choice of food all tastes considered, chefs willing to cook to your requirements (vegan etc.)great place to explore plenty of tours options in hotel or on beach, can get very busy at weekends when locals are allowed in hotel but that adds up to the fun , on the whole a great holiday with lots of different wildlife to see. .

Posted by on 21 May 2014

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4 out of 5

Luksusta Costa Ricassa

Riu resort ihan omalla lahdella. Kaikki palvelut omasta takaa, mutta ostokset kannattaa tehdä muualla kuin resortin kaupassa. Todellinen all inclusive, mutta vähän eristyksissä eli kannattaa lähteä tutustumaan aitoon elämään.

Posted by on 21 Jan 2016

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5 out of 5

vos excurtions sont trop cheres

Très bon séjour animateurs(trices) et animations d'excellences qualités équipe très sympathiques même si mous avions la barrière de la langue nous recommandons cet hôtel auprès de nos amis

Posted by on 18 Nov 2014

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About the Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive

Location Sardinal de Carrillo, El Ocotal, Guanacaste

Renovations + Closures

This property is closed from 17 March 2020 to 15 June 2020 (dates subject to change).

All-inclusive Details

This property is all-inclusive. On-site food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Gratuities and taxes
Gratuities and taxes are included. Additional gratuities at guests' discretion are accepted.

Food and beverages

  • All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks and beverages included
  • Room service during certain hours
  • In-room minibar (all beverages included)

Activities and facilities/equipment
All on-site activities and use of facilities and equipment are included.

Water activities

  • Kayaking
  • Snorkelling
  • Windsurfing

Land activities
  • Volleyball

Entertainment

  • On-site entertainment and activities
  • Access to on-site clubs
  • On-site live performances
  • Theme parties

Not included

  • Motorised water sports
  • Sailboats
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Snorkelling excursions
  • Surcharge for premium or imported alcoholic beverages
  • Airport transfers
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Activities and services offered by independent operators
  • Off-site tours
  • Transport to off-site activities

  • Kayaking included
  • Access to on-site clubs included
  • Windsurfing included
  • Taxes included
  • Buffet and à la carte dining
  • Airport transfers not included
  • Surcharge for premium or imported non-alcoholic beverages
  • Volleyball included
  • Scuba diving excursions not included
  • Snorkelling excursions not included
  • Motorised water sports not included
  • All available beverages included
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services not included
  • Activities/services from independent operators not included
  • Transport to off-site activities not included
  • Off-site tours not included
  • Sailboats not included
  • On-site entertainment and activities included
  • Gratuities included
  • Additional gratuities accepted
  • All food and beverages included
  • Surcharge for premium or imported alcoholic beverages
  • Minibar (all beverages included)
  • Room service during certain hours
  • All on-site activities, facilities and equipment included
  • All non-motorised water sports included
  • On-site live performances included
  • Theme parties included
  • Snorkelling included

Property Features

Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive is an all-inclusive resort. Room rates include meals and beverages at on-site restaurants and bars. Other items and amenities, including taxes and gratuities, and access to recreational activities and entertainment may also be included. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages and other amenities. As a guest of Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive, you'll find a full-service spa, a complimentary water park, and 3 the outdoor swimming pools. There are 5 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 5 bars/lounges and A swim-up bar. Free breakfast is served daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. A kids' pool, a health club, and a nightclub are also featured at the family-friendly Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive. Self parking is free. This 4-star El Ocotal resort is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 701 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • 5 dining venues
  • 5 bars or lounges
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Nightclub
  • Bar by the pool
  • Swim-up bar
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • On-site shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free water park access
  • Number of outdoor pools -3
  • Children's pool
  • Waterslide
  • Free WiFi
  • Indoor tennis court
  • Playground on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Liberia (LIR-Daniel Oduber Intl.) (34.2 km / 21.3 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive offers 701 forms of accommodation with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. This El Ocotal resort provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Minibar
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

Liberia – Overlooking the ocean and pool, this buffet restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Furama – This restaurant specialises in Asian cuisine and only serves dinner.

La Toscana – This restaurant specialises in Italian cuisine and only serves dinner.

Tucan – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine and only serves dinner.

Ocotal Steak House – This poolside restaurant only serves dinner. Reservations are required.

Spa Services

Renova Spa has 8 treatment rooms. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages and Swedish massages. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a spa tub. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

  • Number of treatment rooms 8
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Body scrubs
  • Facial treatments
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Sports massage
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at 11 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Check-out

  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets and service animals are not allowed at Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • No pets or service animals allowed

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the property before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Pets and service animals are not allowed on site.

Awards & Affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Travelife, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

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