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Where families, spa-lovers, active travelers and couples come for sun and luxurious sand, this inviting resort provides the perfect blend of service and smiles fronting Costa Rica’s warm Pacific Coast. Nestled amidst tropical palms and fragrant gardens, guests are treated to spacious guestrooms and suites featuring a regularly restocked in-room mini-bar and liquor dispenser; a pampering spa; fun-filled children’s amenities including a playground, activity club and pool; lighted tennis courts; a disco and 24-hour, all-inclusive restaurants and bars serving delicious cuisines ranging from Asian fare to a robust Steakhouse. Creating the perfect setting for unforgettable vacation experiences, this polished resort has something for every member of the family.
Location: Guanacaste
  • 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.
  • Riu does not allow Spring Break Customers
  • 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:
Minimum Age Condition: At least one person 25 years or older is required in every room February through April.   This excludes families traveling with young adults (of Spring Breaker age).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.

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

General Information:
Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.



Pet Policy
  • Pets Not Allowed
Cancellation Policies
  • Cancellation Deadline:   3 Days prior to arrival. 
    Late Cancellation Penalty: 2 Nights
    Applies: Sunday - Saturday(12/24/2016 - 4/30/2017)

Early Departure Policy
  • Early Departure Penalty: 100% of remaining balance
    Applies: Sunday - Saturday(12/24/2015 - 12/23/2016)
No Show Policy
  • No Show Penalty: 100% of balance due
    Applies: Sunday - Saturday(12/24/2015 - 12/23/2016)
  • Liberia, Costa Rica - Liberia (LIR): 30 miles
  • San Jose Airport (SJO): 156 miles
  • Year Built: 2009
  • Accessible rooms: 1
  • All rooms non-smoking: 701
  • Floors: 6
  • Total rooms: 701

† Fees may apply
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Accessible facilities
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  • Baggage hold†
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Children programs
  • Children welcome
  • Children's play area
  • Concierge desk
  • Elevators
  • Exercise gym
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  • 24-hour front desk
  • Accessible facilities
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    • Complies with Local/State/Federal laws for disabled
  • Baggage hold†
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Children programs
  • Children welcome
  • Children's play area
  • Concierge desk
  • Elevators
  • Exercise gym
  • Free parking
  • Game room
  • Gift/News stand†
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Internet services†
  • Laundry/Valet service†
  • Lounges/bars
  • Meal Plan Type: All Inclusive
  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Safe deposit box
  • Smoke-free property
  • Spa†
  • Tennis court
  • Tour/sightseeing desk
  • Water sports†
  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • Type of Ceremonies
    Weddings by Riu celebrates three different types of ceremonies: Civil, Symbolic & Renewal of Vows.

    Civil Ceremonies: Are performed by a Judge and are legally recognized. Paperwork is required. The newlyweds will receive a legal marriage certificate in Spanish Language.
    Important: Civil weddings are legally recognized in the country where the wedding is performed. As each country has specific requirements, We highly recommend you to contact your respective Embassy or Consulate in order to get the complete information regarding the procedure that you'll have to follow in order to legalize your Marriage Certificate in your country.
    *Riu Hotels and Resorts is not responsible of this legal procedure

    Symbolic & Renewal of vows Ceremonies: Are Blessing Ceremonies performed by a Non-denominational Minister and are not legally recognized. No paper work, or witnesses are required. After the ceremony, wedding couple will receive a 'symbolic' marriage certificate.

    Important: Riu Hotels & Resorts prides itself on the reliability of our properties which always welcomes cultural diversity, please note that our Riu properties in Costa Rica perform same-sex symbolic weddings.

    In order to apply for a renewal of vows ceremony is a must to send a photocopy from the legal marriage certificate of your home country.

    Locations
    • Beach: Maximum capacity 100 persons 
    • Garden: Maximum capacity 100 persons

  • Business Services†

† Fees may apply

Standard


Bedding– 1 King bed or 2 double beds - based on availability, requests are not guaranteed.

Amenities - Riu's liquor dispenser in room.

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.

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Cable television
  • Ceiling fan
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • TV

Superior


View- Courtyard view.

Bedding– 1 King bed 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.

Amenities - Riu's liquor dispenser in room.

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Cable television
  • Ceiling fan
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • TV

Oceanview


View- Oceanview

Bedding – 1 King bed 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.

Amenities - Riu's liquor dispenser in room.

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Cable television
  • Ceiling fan
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • TV

Suite


Bedding– 1 King bed and sofa bed

Occupancy limits- 2 adults
No children allowed in this room category.

Amenities - Riu's liquor dispenser in room.

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Bath tub with spray jets
  • Cable television
  • Ceiling fan
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • TV

Suite Jacuzzi Oceanview


View-  Oceanview

Bedding– 1 King bed and sofa bed

Occupancy limits- 2 adults
No children allowed in this room category.

Amenities - Riu's liquor dispenser in room.

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Bath tub with spray jets
  • Cable television
  • Ceiling fan
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • TV

Family Room


Bedding– 1 King bed and 1 double bed

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.

Exceptions - 
When 4 adults are booked, no children are allowed in this category.

Minimum occupancy for this room category: 3 Adults or 2 Adults and 1 child between ages 2-12. Single usage is not permitted due to minimum occupancy requirements.

Amenities- Riu's liquor dispenser in room

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Ceiling fan
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • TV

Two Bedroom Family Suite


Bedding– 1 king bed in one bedroom, 2 double beds in the second bedroom, plus a sofa in the living room.

Occupancy limits- 5 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.

Amenities - Riu's liquor dispenser in room.

  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • AM/FM radio
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Bathtub/shower combination
  • Ceiling fan
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • TV


† Fees may apply
Various Lounges/Bars

-Filadelfia - lobby bar with terrace
-Pura Vida- lounge bar with terrace
-Sports bar
-La Plaza bar -Santa Cruz" poolside bar with swim-up bar

*Unlimited local and imported beverages 24 hours a day


Various Restaurants

Liberia Restaurant - Buffet style main restaurant with non-smoking section and terrace.
*Snacks 24 hours a day
*Buffets and on the spot cooking stations
*Special evenings: Theme buffets (3 times a week)
Casual dress with T shirts with sleeves for gentlemen.

Note: the following restaurants is optional dining and reservations are required in advance.
Formal dress is required: long trousers and T shirts with sleeves for gentlemen.

Furama - Asian restaurant

La Toscana - Italian restaurant

Ocotal - poolside restaurant/grill and steak house


  • Children's pool
    There is 1 children's pool on site.
  • Children's program, onsite
    Daytime entertainment programme for children ages 4 to 12 (daily).
    Children's playground Mini-club
  • Direct access to a beach
  • Fitness center on-site
  • Gambling†
    Complimentary entrance to the Casino and the night club (drinks not included)
  • Hot tub
    1 Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Motorized Water Sports†
    Assorted water sports available
  • Non-Motorized Water Sports
    Windsurfing, sailing, snorkelling equipment, kayaking.
    1 introductory scuba diving lesson in the pool.

    Note: Gym, table tennis, workout, beach-volleyball are also available.
  • Pool
    There are 2 pools on site. Large interconnecting pools This Property has Swim up Bars.
  • Spa†
  • Tennis court
    There are 1 tennis courts onsite. There are 1 lit tennis courts onsite.
  • On-site Entertainment
    Daytime entertainment programme for adults (daily)
    Shows, Riu evening programme or live music (daily)
  • Beach: 1 mile
  • Other Local Attractions
    Playa Matapalo is in the region of Guanacaste, in the north-west of Costa Rica. It is a place where one can enjoy the possibilities offered by the privileged surroundings - relaxation and water activities on the beautiful beaches; diving or fishing in the waters of the Pacific; and eco-tourism in the volcanic areas and natural parks. All this with a sophisticated, select range of tourism services that are fully integrated into a fragile medium, which is of great ecological value.

† Fees may apply
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Guests celebrating their honeymoon with us will receive the following amenities:

• Surprise welcome gift in their room. 
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• King bed (subject to availability at time of check-in)
• Late check-out (subject to availability at time of departure)
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The All Inclusive program includes the following amenities:

• All meals buffets style, including the option of dining a la carte for dinner (reservations may be required)
• Unlimited local and imported beverages 24 hours a day
• Snacks available 24 hours a day
• Sports activities: Gym, table tennis, workout, beach volleyball, billiards, floodlit hard surface tennis court
• Non motorized watersports: Windsurfing, pedaloes, snorkeling equipment, kayaking
• 1 introductory scuba diving lesson in pool
• Daytime activities for adults and children
• Night time entertainment with variety of shows and live music
• Free entry to the Casino and discotheque (drinks not included)
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