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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
  • *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.
  • 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 21 years or older is required in every room during February thru May. 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.

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.



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(5/20/2015 - 12/23/2016)
No Show Policy
  • No Show Penalty: 100% of balance due
    Applies: Sunday - Saturday(5/20/2015 - 12/23/2016)
  • 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
  • All rooms non-smoking: 538
  • Floors: 6
  • Total rooms: 538

† Fees may apply
  • 24-hour room service
  • Casino†
  • Children programs
  • Children welcome
  • Exercise gym
  • Lounges/bars
  • Meal Plan Type: All Inclusive
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Shops and commercial services†
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  • 24-hour room service
  • Casino†
  • Children programs
  • Children welcome
  • Exercise gym
  • Lounges/bars
  • Meal Plan Type: All Inclusive
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Shops and commercial services†
  • Spa†
  • Wireless internet connection in public areas
  • Weddings by RIU celebrates 3 different types of ceremonies: Civil, Religious and Renewal of Vows.
  • Meeting Facilities†

† Fees may apply

Junior Suite Gardenview


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.

Additional Amenities - Liquor dispenser

View - Garden

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Bathtub
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/Tea maker
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite television
  • Shower

Junior Suite 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.

Additional Amenities - Liquor dispenser

View - Courtyard

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Bathtub
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/Tea maker
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite television
  • Shower

Junior Suite 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.

Additional Amenities - Liquor dispenser

View - Ocean

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Bathtub
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/Tea maker
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite television
  • Shower

Two Bedroom Family Suite


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 - Liquor dispenser

View - Garden view or parking lot

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Bathtub
  • Bidet
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/Tea maker
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite television
  • Shower

Suite Jacuzzi Oceanview


Bedding - 1 King Bed and sofa in the living room

Occupancy limits: 2 adults, 0 children, 2 total combined.

Additional Amenities - Liquor dispenser

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Bathtub
  • Bidet
  • Ceiling fan
  • Coffee/Tea maker
  • Direct dial phone number
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Jacuzzi
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite television
  • Shower


† 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.


  • Children's pool
  • Children's program
    RiuLand kids club
  • 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.
  • Pool

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


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

† Fees may apply
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Guests will receive up to $1000 Resort Credit in coupons towards Renova Spa, ScubaCaribe, and much more. Detailed specifics of the resort credit will be provided upon check-in.

Additional important information:  Guests will receive coupons at check-in. Please note: Resort Credit can be redeemed for limited amounts towards the various inclusions. Added-values are per room, per stay. Resort Credit has no cash value, is non-transferable, non-cumulative, non-refundable, non-combinable and cannot be used for future stays. Resort Credit can be used only for selected services. Available services are limited to one coupon per service per person. This promotion is subject to availability and can change without previous notice. Some restrictions apply.

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Guests will receive up to $1500 Resort Credit in coupons towards Renova Spa, ScubaCaribe, and much more. Detailed specifics of the resort credit will be provided upon check-in.

Additional important information:  Guests will receive coupons at check-in. Please note: Resort Credit can be redeemed for limited amounts towards the various inclusions. Added-values are per room, per stay. Resort Credit has no cash value, is non-transferable, non-cumulative, non-refundable, non-combinable and cannot be used for future stays. Resort Credit can be used only for selected services. Available services are limited to one coupon per service per person. This promotion is subject to availability and can change without previous notice. Some restrictions apply.

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$35 Spa Credit

Guests will receive a $35 USD Spa Credit at Renova Spa good towards an 80 minute Renova Combination massage.  Offer is valid per adult, per stay.

Important Information: Redemption information to be provided by hotel at check-in. Not accumulative with other spa promotions.  Any unused portion will not be refunded. Gratuities, taxes and service charges not included. Minimum age is 18.

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Daytime use of the following Riu properties: Riu Guanacaste.  Guests may use facilities at this resort, including the beach, pools and bars.  Guests may also enjoy breakfast, lunch and snacks at this property.  Restrictions apply and transportation is not included.  Consult hotel upon arrival for more information.

Valid Booking Dates: Now - 12/23/2016

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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:
*Full American breakfast buffet, live cooking stations, fruits, juices and Cava
*Continental Breakfast/snacks
-Lunch:
*Hot and cold buffet and live cooking stations
*Pizzas, pasta, salads and assorted desserts (Italian restaurant)
-Dinner ("Arenal" restaurant):
*Buffets and live cooking stations
*Special evenings: themed buffet (3 times a week)
*Optional dinning (a la carte, reservations required in advance)
*Snacks 24 hours a day
-Unlimited local and imported beverages served 24 hours a day. Regularly restocked mini-bar and liquor dispensers. Drinks service at the pool.
-Gym
-Beach volleyball
-Tennis
-Non motorized watersports: Windsurfing, pedaloes, snorkeling 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 - 12/23/2016

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