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Family Room, 2 Bedrooms (B2C-US)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Double Room, Garden View (C)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Double Room, Ocean View (U)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Triple Room (B2C-US)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Double Room, Oceanfront (B2C-US)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Double Room, Ocean View (B2C-US)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Hotel Description

Our customers tell us they enjoy Riu Playa Blanca - All Inclusive's beach location. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Farallon Beach. Free breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self-parking are available. Built in 2014, this 3.5-star resort has 573 rooms over 7 floors. Each room includes amenities such as free WiFi and a free stocked minibar.

  • Air-conditioned rooms with free minibar items, balconies and satellite TV
  • Free buffet breakfast served daily
  • Free WiFi
  • Free self-parking and Motorhome/coach/lorry parking
  • Enjoy American cuisine at Balboa, one of the property's 4 restaurants and 5 bars/lounges
  • Splash around at the waterslide or swim in the 3 outdoor pools
  • Services include dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services and tour or ticket assistance
  • On-site recreation includes volleyball, aerobics classes and kayaking
  • Guests like the room service and restaurant
  • Steps from Farallon Beach and a 3-minute drive from Santa Clara Beach

Riu Playa Blanca - All Inclusive ratings based on 1 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.0 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 2.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Riu Playa Blanca - All Inclusive

Everyone (1)
3 out of 5
Aurinkoinen loma, sää loistava. Olin toista kertaa tässä hotellissa ja siihen verrattuna oli huonontunut. Kylpyhuone tarvikkeet tosi minimissä esim. Yleiset tilat, ravintolat kaipaisivat vähän remonttia. Ruoka ok, salaattipöydät hyvät. Hyvä vaihtoehto isomman porukan lomanviettopaikaksi.

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About the Riu Playa Blanca - All Inclusive

Location Finca 43.668, Rio Hato, Cocle

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
  • In-room minibar (all beverages included)
  • In-room spirit dispensers

Activities and facilities/equipment
All non-motorised water sports and land activities, and use of recreational facilities and equipment are included.

Water activities

  • Kayaking
  • Snorkelling

Land activities
  • Volleyball

Lessons/classes/games
  • Aerobics

Kids' club

  • Supervised activities for children between 4 and 12 years old

Entertainment

  • On-site entertainment and activities
  • Access to on-site nightclubs
  • On-site live performances

Not included

  • Golf green fees
  • Use of golf cart
  • Use of golf equipment
  • Motorised water sports
  • Sailboats
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Snorkelling excursions
  • Off-site tours
  • Transport to off-site activities

  • Kayaking included
  • Access to on-site nightclubs included
  • Taxes included
  • All meals served buffet style
  • Buffet and à la carte dining
  • Volleyball included
  • Scuba diving excursions not included
  • Snorkelling excursions not included
  • Motorised water sports not included
  • All available beverages included
  • Golf green fees not included
  • Use of golf equipment not included
  • Use of golf cart not included
  • Transport to off-site activities not included
  • Off-site tours not included
  • Sailboats not included
  • Aerobics classes/lessons included
  • On-site entertainment and activities included
  • Gratuities included
  • Additional gratuities accepted
  • All food and beverages included
  • Minibar (all beverages included)
  • In-room liquor dispensers
  • All non-motorised water sports included
  • On-site live performances included
  • All land sports and fitness activities and facilities are included
  • Snorkelling included

Property Features

Riu Playa Blanca - All Inclusive is an all-inclusive property. 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 Playa Blanca - All Inclusive, you'll find 3 outdoor swimming pools, a waterslide, and a kids' pool. There are 4 restaurants on site, as well as a nearby snack bar/deli and a nearby corner/local shop. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 5 bars/lounges and A swim-up bar. Free breakfast is available daily. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A meeting room and a limo/town car service are available. A nightclub, a terrace, and tour or ticket assistance are also featured at the eco-friendly Riu Playa Blanca - All Inclusive. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Rio Hato property.

  • 1 building
  • 573 guestrooms or units
  • 7 levels
  • 4 dining venues
  • 5 bars or lounges
  • 157 sq. m of conference space
  • Built in 2014
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Nightclub
  • Bar by the pool
  • Swim-up bar
  • Deli
  • Beach lounge chairs
  • Towels for the beach
  • Cabanas by the pool (free)
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • Umbrellas for the pool
  • Conference space
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Car service
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Corner/local shop
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Gift shop
  • Computer for guest use
  • Television in lobby
  • On-site shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Children's pool
  • Waterslide
  • Free WiFi
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Snack bar/deli

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Airport: Panama City (PTY-Tocumen Intl.) (139.7 km / 86.8 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking and RV/bus/truck parking

Room Amenities

Riu Playa Blanca - All Inclusive offers 573 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with free minibar items and laptop-compatible safes. Rooms open to balconies. Satellite televisions are provided. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. This Rio Hato property provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Private balcony
  • Stocked minibar (free)
  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout curtains
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.

Balboa – This buffet restaurant specialises in American cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner.

Xian – This restaurant specialises in Asian cuisine and only serves dinner. Open daily.

Il Palazzo – This restaurant specialises in Italian cuisine and only serves dinner. Open daily.

Chiriqui – This poolside steakhouse serves lunch and dinner. Open daily.

Nearby Activities

3 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include a waterslide.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snorkelling on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Beach volleyball on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Fitness classes on site

Accessibility

If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

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

Policies

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit 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

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit

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

A cash deposit, credit card or debit 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.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit in all accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; masks are required in public areas. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch and dinner. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Covid-19 Health Protocol (RIU) guidelines.

  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are not available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are not washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available for guests
  • Masks are available for guests
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitisation guidelines Covid-19 Health Protocol (RIU)
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Service animals not allowed
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for lunch
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for dinner

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Reservations are needed for golf tee times. 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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