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Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica (All Inclusive 24h), is located in Guanacaste, Costa Rica on the edge of the beach of Matapalo.

This hotel, fully prepared to provide the best service to its customers, has four swimming pools (one with a wet 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 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.

Being on a privileged environment, the hotel offers a variety of activities on the beautiful beaches such as diving or fishing in the Pacific waters, ecotourism 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 you of 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, such as the visit of the National Park Rincon de la Vieja, the Safari Park or the capital of Guanacaste: Liberia.

Location: Guanacaste
  • Two Bedroom Family Suite: ***Important Information*** Please note when booking a Two Bedroom Family Suite, the minimum occupancy for this room category is: 3 Adults or 2 Adults and 2 Children between ages 2-12. The hotel will not honor/confirm bookings with 2 Adults or 2 Adults and 1 Child.
  • *Important Information for Our Guest* As of April 2012, the destination of Costa Rica has gone non-smoking in all public buildings and areas. All hotel rooms are also non-smoking.
  • *Important Note* Costa Rica will impose some restrictions for Holy Week. Alcohol is not permitted to be sold or consumed. This ban on alcohol starts the Thursday prior to Easter and runs through Easter Sunday. A few hotels purchase special permits to serve alcohol, but generally it is not available. In addition, most restaurants, shops, and bars will be closed for the same time period. Restaurants in the hotels will be operating. The City Tour will not be operating.
  • *Important Note* Costa Rica will impose some restrictions for Holy Week. Alcohol is not permitted to be sold or consumed. This ban on alcohol starts the Thursday prior to Easter and runs through Easter Sunday. A few hotels purchase special permits to serve alcohol, but generally it is not available. In addition, most restaurants, shops, and bars will be closed for the same time period. Restaurants in the hotels will be operating. The City Tour will not be operating.
  • Minimum Age Condition: At least one person 21 years or older is required in every room during March and April. The Hotel reserves the right of admission and may request guests show passport or official ID to prove age. During the remainder of the year, at least one person 18 or older is required in every room. Guests can and will be removed from the property at their own expense in case of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff.
  • Parties in rooms are not allowed. Spring-break groups or unruly behavior is not allowed all year round at any property.
  • Minimum Age Condition: At least one person 21 years or older is required in every room during March and April. The Hotel reserves the right of admission and may request guests show passport or official ID to prove age. During the remainder of the year, at least one person 18 or older is required in every room. Guests can and will be removed from the property at their own expense in case of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff.
  • Parties in rooms are not allowed. Spring-break groups or unruly behavior is not allowed all year round at any property.
  • Check In: 3:00 PM
  • Check Out: 11:00 AM
  • Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy:

Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds. 

Convention Policy:

Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy: 

This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

Transfer Policy:

A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information:

Room taxes are included in vacation price.

Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.

Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.




Cancellation Policies
  • Cancellation Deadline:  3 Days prior to arrival. 
    Late Cancellation Penalty: 1 Night
    Applies: Sunday - Saturday(5/1/2014 - 12/23/2014)

  • Cancellation Deadline:  3 Days prior to arrival. 
    Late Cancellation Penalty: 3 Nights
    Applies: Sunday - Saturday(12/24/2014 - 4/30/2015)

  • Cancellation Deadline:  3 Days prior to arrival. 
    Late Cancellation Penalty: 1 Night
    Applies: Sunday - Saturday(5/1/2015 - 12/23/2015)

Early Departure Policy
  • Early Departure Penalty: 100% of remaining balance
    Applies: Sunday - Saturday(9/21/2012 - 12/23/2015)
No Show Policy
  • No Show Penalty: 100% of balance due
    Applies: Sunday - Saturday(9/21/2012 - 12/23/2015)
  • Liberia, Costa Rica - Liberia (LIR): 33 miles
    Liberia Airport (LIR) is approximately 40 minutes from the hotel.
  • San Jose, Costa Rica-Juan Santamaria Int'l(SJO): 146 miles
    San Jose Costa Rica Airport (SJO) is approximately 3 and 1/2 hours from the hotel.
  • Year Built: 2012
  • Floors: 6
  • All rooms non-smoking: 538
  • Total rooms: 538

† Fees may apply
  • 24-hour room service
  • Casino†
  • Shops and commercial services†
  • Spa†
  • Weddings by RIU celebrates 3 ??different types of ceremonies: Civil, Religious and Renewal of Vows.

† Fees may apply

Junior Suite Garden View


Bedding - 1 King or 2 Double Beds - based on availability, requests are not guaranteed.

Occupancy Limits: 3 adults, 2 children, 4 total combined.  Maximum of 2 children through the age of 1 stay free in existing beds with at least 2 adults. Children 2 - 12 years old are surcharged.

Additional Amenities -Living room area with sofa,Room service 24 hours a day
Liquor dispenser, Double sink, Vanity mirror, Amenities kit, Bathroom equipped w/ hydro-massage tub, Balcony or terrace.

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • AM/FM radio
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Bathtub
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/Tea maker
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite television
  • Shower
  • Wireless internet connection

Junior Suite Courtyard View


Bedding - 1 King or 2 Double Beds - based on availability, requests are not guaranteed.

Occupancy limits: 3 adults, 2 children, 4 total combined.  Maximum of 2 children through the age of 1 stay free in existing beds with at least 2 adults. Children 2 - 12 years old are surcharged.

Additional Amenities -Living room area with sofa, Room service 24 hours a day,
Liquor dispenser, Double sink, Vanity mirror, Amenities kit, Bathroom equipped w/ hydro-massage tub, Balcony or terrace with courtyard view.

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • AM/FM radio
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Bathtub
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/Tea maker
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite television
  • Shower
  • Wireless internet connection

Junior Suite Ocean View


Bedding - 1 King or 2 Double Beds - based on availability, requests are not guaranteed.

Occupancy limits: 3 adults, 2 children, 4 total combined.  Maximum of 2 children through the age of 1 stay free in existing beds with at least 2 adults. Children 2 - 12 years old are surcharged.

Additional Amenities -Living room area with sofa, Room service 24 hours a day,
Liquor dispenser, Double sink, Vanity mirror, Amenities kit, Bathroom equipped w/ hydro-massage tub, Balcony or terrace with ocean view.

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • AM/FM radio
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Bathtub
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/Tea maker
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite television
  • Shower
  • Wireless internet connection

Two Bedroom Family Suite


View - Garden view or parking lot

Bedding - 1st bedroom with 1 King bed and 2nd bedroom with 2 Double beds.


Occupancy limits: 4 adults, 3 children, 5 total combined.  Maximum of 3 children through the age of 1 stay free in existing beds with at least 2 adults. Children 2 - 12 years old are surcharged.

Exception: Minimum occupancy for this room category: 3 Adults or 2 Adults and 2 Children between ages 2-12. Single usage is not permitted due to minimum occupancy requirements.

Exception: When 4 adults are booked, no children are allowed in this category.

Additional Amenities - Room service 24 hours a day, Liquor dispenser, 2 (two) bathrooms: 1st with bathtub only, bidet, & double sink and 2nd with shower only & single sink, Vanity mirror, Amenities kit, Balcony or terrace

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • AM/FM radio
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Bathtub
  • Bidet
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/Tea maker
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite television
  • Shower
  • Wireless internet connection

Suite Jacuzzi Ocean View


Bedding - 1 King Bed

Occupancy limits: 3 adults, 1 child, 3 total combined.  Maximum of 1 child through the age of 1 stays free in existing beds with at least 2 adults. Children 2 - 12 years old are surcharged.

Additional Amenities - Living room area with sofa, Room service 24 hours a day, Liquor dispenser, Double sink, Vanity mirror, Amenities kit, Bathroom equipped w/ hydro-massage tub, Balcony or terrace with private Jacuzzi.

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • AM/FM radio
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Bathtub
  • Bidet
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/Tea maker
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Jacuzzi
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite television
  • Shower
  • Wireless internet connection


† Fees may apply
Arenal

Main restaurant with terrace.

Formal dress is required for dinner (Main restaurant: T-Shirts with sleeves for gentlemen; Theme restaurants: Long trousers and T-Shirt with sleeves for gentlemen.)


Capuchino

Patisserie & Ice cream parlor.

  • Type: Dessert/ice cream/snack bar

Coconut

Pool bar with swim-up bar.

  • Type: Bar/lounge

Daiquiri

Lobby Bar.

  • Type: Bar/lounge

Flora

Plaza bar.

  • Type: Bar/lounge

Krystal

Fusion restaurant.  Reservations required in advance.

Formal dress is required for dinner (Main restaurant: T-Shirts with sleeves for gentlemen; Theme restaurants: Long trousers and T-Shirt with sleeves for gentlemen.)


L'Anfora

Reservations required in advance.

Formal dress is required for dinner (Main restaurant: T-Shirts with sleeves for gentlemen; Theme restaurants: Long trousers and T-Shirt with sleeves for gentlemen.)

  • Cuisine: Italian

Lounge 24

Open 24 hours.  All Inclusive service.

  • Type: Bar/lounge

Papagayo

Poolside restaurant - grill and steakhouse. Reservations required in advance.

Formal dress is required for dinner (Main restaurant: T-Shirts with sleeves for gentlemen; Theme restaurants: Long trousers and T-Shirt with sleeves for gentlemen.)

  • Cuisine: Steak houses

Tico Tico

Lounge bar with terrace.

  • Type: Bar/lounge

Tokio

Reservations required in advance.

Formal dress is required for dinner (Main restaurant: T-Shirts with sleeves for gentlemen; Theme restaurants: Long trousers and T-Shirt with sleeves for gentlemen.)

  • Cuisine: Japanese

Various Restaurants/Bars/Lounges

Some restaurants may only operate on select schedules. At the al la carte restaurants reservations must be made at least one day in advance. Some restaurants may require appropriate dress. Consult the hotel for hours of operation, reservation policies and dress codes.


  • Beach

    Free sun loungers.


  • Billiards†
  • Children's pool
  • Children's program
    • Children's program
  • Gym
    Use of this facility is restricted to guests over 18 years old.  Sports shoes are mandatory when using the gym.
  • Jacuzzi
    Use of this facility is restricted to guests over 18 years old.
  • Non-Motorized Water Sports
    Windsurfing, pedaloes, snorkelling equipment, kayaking.
  • Playground
    • Children's program
  • Pool

    4 swimming pools.  One of them with swim-up bar.

    Free sun loungers, towels, and parasols by the pool.


    • Towels available
  • Scuba diving

    1 introductory scuba diving lesson in the pool.  Fees apply to all other sessions.


  • Steam bath
    Use of this facility is restricted to guests over 18 years old.
  • Tennis court
    Floodlit hard surface tennis court.
  • Golf†
  • Horseback riding†
  • Motorized Water Sports†

† Fees may apply
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Luxury Bonus

Guests will receive the following complimentary amenities:

  • Exchange privileges with the Riu Guanacaste 
  • Free 24 hr room service
  • Turndown service
  • $35 Spa credit on a 80 min Combinations Massage
  • 24 hr free wifi
  • Riu special golf rate

To receive this offer, just enter Luxury Program in the Special Service Request section during check-out or call our Customer Care Center and we will be happy to make the notation for you.

Any unused portion will not be refunded. Gratuities, taxes and service charges not included.

Valid Booking Dates: Now - 3/31/2015

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Up to $1,500 Resort Credit

Guests staying 7 or more nights will receive a $1,500 Resort Credit as follows:

Spa:
-Two (2) $35 credits for Renova Combination Massage (limited to 1 coupon per service per person)
-Two (2) $15 credits for Aromatheraphy Massage (limited to 1 coupon per person)
-Two (2) $25 credits for Swedish Massage (limited to 1 coupon per person)
-Two (2) $15 credits for Spa Pedicure (limited to 1 coupon per person)
-Two (2) $20 credits for Anti Aging Facial Treatment (limited to 1 coupon per person)

Las Olas Casino:
-Fourteen (14) $20 credits for Las Olas Casino, valid with matchplay (1 credit per night, per person)

Papagayo Golf Course:
-Twelve (12) $50 credits for Papagayo Golf Course (1 credit per tee time, per person) - Includes: Transportation Hotel - Golf Course - Hotel, 18 holes tee time, practice balls, golf cart, water and fresh towels.

Wedding Packages:
-One (1) $200 credit for Royal or Caprice Wedding Packages

Thrifty:
-Three (3) $15 credit for Thrifty (1 coupon per every 2 days of rental for a Medium Rental Car)

Scuba Caribe:
-Two (2) $60 coupons for PADI Open Water (limited to 1 coupon per person)
-Two (2) $15 coupons for Discover Scuba Diving (limited to 1 coupon per person)
-Two (2) $15 for Guanacaste Discovery (limited to 1 coupon per person)
-Two (2) $15 for JetSky Tour (limited to 1 coupon per person)

Important information:Credits received at check-in and must be presented at time of service. Credits are per room, non-transferable, non-cumulative, and not valid for future stays.

Valid Booking Dates: Now - 12/23/2014

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Up to $1000 Resort Credit

 Guests staying 4-6 nights will receive a $1,000 Resort Credit as follows:

Spa:
-Two (2) $35 credits for Renova Combination Massage (limited to 1 coupon per service per person)
-Two (2) $15 credits for Aromatheraphy Massage (limited to 1 coupon per person)
-Two (2) $25 credits for Swedish Massage (limited to 1 coupon per person)
-Two (2) $15 credits for Spa Pedicure (limited to 1 coupon per person)
-Two (2) $20 credits for Anti Aging Facial Treatment (limited to 1 coupon per person)

Las Olas Casino:
-Eight (8) $20 credits for Las Olas Casino, valid with matchplay (1 credit per night, per person)

Papagayo Golf Course:
-Six (6) $50 credits for Papagayo Golf Course (1 credit per tee time, per person) - Includes: Transportation Hotel - Golf Course - Hotel, 18 holes tee time, practice balls, golf cart, water and fresh towels.

Wedding Packages:
-One (1) $100 credit for Royal or Caprice Wedding Packages

Thrifty:
-One (1) $15 credit for Thrifty (1 coupon per every 2 days of rental for a Medium Rental Car)

Scuba Caribe:
-Two (2) $60 coupons for PADI Open Water (limited to 1 coupon per person)
-Two (2) $15 coupons for Discover Scuba Diving (limited to 1 coupon per person)
-Two (2) $15 for Guanacaste Discovery (limited to 1 coupon per person)
-Two (2) $15 for JetSky Tour (limited to 1 coupon per person)

Important information: Credits received at check-in and must be presented at time of service. Credits are per room, non-transferable, non-cumulative, and not valid for future stays.

Valid Booking Dates: Now - 12/23/2014

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$35 Spa Credit

The Spa credit is valid for:

Guests will receive a $35 USD Spa Credit at Renova Spa good towards massages of 80 minutes or longer.  Offer is valid per person, per stay.

Important Information: Redemption information to be provided by hotel at check-in. Any unused portion will not be refunded. Gratuities, taxes and service charges not included.

Valid Booking Dates: Now - 12/23/2014

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Honeymoon Welcome Gift

Guests celebrating their honeymoon with us will receive the following:

  • Surprise welcome gift in their room
  • King bed (subject to availability at time of departure)
  • Late check-out (subject to availability at time of departure)
  • Complimentary upgrade to next available room category (subject to availability and upon request)

To receive this offer, just enter Honeymoon in the Special Service Request section during check-out or call our Customer Care Center and we will be happy to make the notation for you.

Important Information:  Stay must be within 90 days of wedding. Proof of marriage must be provided at check-in.

Valid Booking Dates: Now - 3/31/2015

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All Inclusive Amenities
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All Inclusive Amenities

The All Inclusive program includes the following amenities:
-All meals - Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Special evening themed buffets 2 times a week. Optional a la carte dinning with reservations required in advance.
-Snacks 24 hours a day
-For additional lunch and snacks, a free choice from a selection of restaurants at the Riu Palace Costa Rica and Riu Guanacaste hotels
-Unlimited local and imported beverages 24 hours a day. Regularly restocked mini-bar and liquor dispensers. Drinks service at the pool.
-Gym
-Beach volleyball
-Tennis
-Non mortized watersports: Windsurfing, pedaloes, snorkelling equipment, kayaking, and 1 introductory scuba diving lesson in the pool.
-Daytime entertainment program for children ages 4-12
-Daytime entertainment for adults
-Shows, Riu evening program or live music
-Complimentary entrance to Pacha night club and to the casino (Drinks not included)
-Taxes and gratuities

Valid Booking Dates: Now - 12/23/2015

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