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Riu Palace Costa Rica

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Overview
Escape to the stunning shores of Matapalo Beach in Guanacaste, Costa Rica and enjoy a stay at the luxurious Riu Palace Costa Rica hotel. This spectacular 24 hour all inclusive resort features RIU's new trendy design concept with modern and contemporary d�cor. Admire the classic palatial exterior and the swanky interiors that fuse sophistication, elegance, and style, and be pampered with exceptional service. Savour sumptuous cuisine at the resort's bountiful buffet and � la carte restaurants and enjoy a tasty treat at the patisserie and ice cream parlour. Active travelers can revel in a variety of land and water sports offered at the resort or enjoy a workout in the fully equipped gym. For some extra indulgence, enjoy pampering treatments at the world class Renova Spa. Children can also enjoy their own entertainment program, which offers fun-filled supervised games and activities. When the sun goes down, enjoy fabulous evening entertainment including live music, dazzling performances, and exciting shows or dance the night away at the Pacha Disco. As part of the Palace Collection, guests can also take advantage of superior features such as 24 hour room service, unlimited premium brand drinks, champagne breakfast daily, poolside waiter beverage service, and more for the ultimate in luxury. When staying at the Riu Palace Costa Rica, be sure to venture off the resort to experience the full splendour of this fascinating country. Explore lush jungles and national parks, encounter the vibrant and exotic flora and fauna, and enjoy an abundance of adventures. The Riu Palace Costa Rica offers a beautiful and elegant setting and a perfect base to explore all the wonders of Costa Rica.

Location: Beachfront in Guanacanaste

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • chula58diva : Ridge, New York
Smokers beware

This is a beautiful location and we had a lot of fun but the ENTIRE COUNTRY is not smoker friendly. Half of our group smokes. We had to walk from the pool all the way down to the beach or up by the entertainment area there was a small corralled area. The food was good and the staff friendly. The rooms were clean and well maintained The nightly shows were very good. Loved the black sand but you need to wear shoes to get to the water because you WILL burn your soles if not. Pura Vida as the locals say!!

  • TheBeks : Toronto, Canada
Favorite Place to Vacation

Just returned from our third trip to the Riu Palace (Feb 10-17) and this resort never disappoints! Food is great, drinks are great, staff are exceptional, accommodations are clean and spacious, entertainment crew is hard-working and very professional. Special shout-out go out to Gina Mora who was our server at dinner for multiple nights - she was always very welcoming and provided the highest standard of service. Thank you Gina! And thank you to all at the Riu Palace for another fantastic holiday. Looking forward to #4.

  • Fsam2017 : Hamilton, Canada
Not 5 star

We had a voucher for this resort so we thought we give it a try. Beach is nice. Common areas not clean.staff are nice except for front desk.Food is cold at every meal.Room was not cozy with an Odd set up.Rooms are not clean, my suggestion is bring a few cleaning supplies and clean it yourself. Staff will not approach you for beverages you will need to approach them.Overall tired looking resort with average service. Not worth the big price.Go elsewhere

  • rosemedina98 : Bronx, New York
Riu is a palace

the resort is beautiful. the Restaurant are good, especially the steak house. the buffet is good alot to pick from. pools are nice, the entertainment staff is great. the evening shows are nice, could be better. no real nite life if you are looking to party. the club is nice but not used by many. the only compliant, housekeeping. poor to fair.

  • Beancounter22ca : Sudbury, Canada
Great Vacation! Don't listen to negative reviews

We were two couples who travelled together to Riu Palace from Feb 8-15 2017. We could not imagine why anyone would have any complaints about this resort. The resort is continuously being cleaned in all public areas, rooms cleaned almost as soon as you leave the room in the morning, waiters/waitresses and bartenders very attentive and great service. Although at times there was a small language barrier, this did not bother us as they tried very hard and you are after all in their country. Bar service at the pool was excellent! The shows are average resort shows. Food was very good and good variety. I normally don't like the buffets at resorts but there was a good variety and so was very satisfied. A la carts were also very good. This is a place we would definitely return to without a doubt.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • 3 Meals daily plus 24 hour snacks
  • All drinks 24hr (domestic beer and cocktails, select international brands)
  • Gym
  • Sauna
  • Volleyball
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • 1 introductory scuba diving lesson in the pool
  • Pedaloes
  • Sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Kayaking
  • Windsurfing
  • Daily activities
  • Evening entertainment
  • Nightclub: Complimentary entrance, drinks are not included.
  • 538 Rooms
  • 4 Pools
  • Spa (fee)
  • 5 Restaurants, including: 1 Buffet and 4 a la Carte
  • 1 Patisserie & ice cream parlor
  • 5 Bars
  • Shops
  • Free WiFi 
  • 5 Conference Rooms (fee)
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Casino (fee)
  • Tennis Court
  • Water Sports
  • Gym
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
Junior Suite Garden View includes:
  • 1 King or 2 Double beds
  • Air Conditioned
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Satellite TV 
  • Turn Down Service
  • Iron & Ironing board
  • Liquor Dispenser
  • Coffee Maker
  • Radio alarm clock
  • 110 Volt
  • Mini bar (restocked daily)
  • Hydro-massage tub
  • In-room safe
  • Living area with sofa or sofa bed
  • Free WiFi 
  • Maximum Number of Adults 3; Maximum Occupancy 4
Kids Deal - Children under 2 yrs FREE. Children sleep in existing bedding and must share the room with 2 full paying adults in order to receive the discount. If one adult is traveling with one child, the child will then be considered an adult. If a single adult is traveling with 2 children, the 1st child will be invoiced as an adult and the 2nd child pays special rates.


For the Kids - Mini Club Ages 4-12, Playground, Children's Pool.

Free Wedding - Packages are available. Inquire for details.


Honeymoon Bonus - Surprise welcome gift in your room, King-size bed, Late check-out, and Complimentary upgrade to next available room class. Request at time of booking. Proof of marriage required. Subject to availability and subject to change.
Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • Riu Palace Costa Rica
    Liberia,Costa Rica

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Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica
Playa Matapalo, Sardinal Costa Rica

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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