Hotel Riu Playa Blanca is located on the shore of the Cocle beach in Panama.  Its exclusive service and complete facilities offer a variety of activities, sports and entertainment to all clients, making each stay a wonderful vacation with family and friends.

In the hotel you will find different buffet and thematic restaurants to taste delicious Panamanian gastronomy, a refreshing swimming-pool and one gym in order to maintain the rhythm during your vacation. Throughout the day you will be able to join different activities with our team. You will be able to dance, to sing, do some aqua gym, volleyball… and the children will find Riuland. At night you will enjoy the shows, live music, and the discotheque; or perhaps just enjoying a cocktail under the moonlight.  Come to Coclé Beach and enjoy relaxing days in Hotel Riu Playa Blanca.


Scarlett Martinez International Airport : 5 miles
Tocumen International Airport (PTY) : 93 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2014
Floors: 7
Room: 573


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory Student Groups/Spring Breakers (either groups or individuals, regardless of age) are not allowed at any time during the year. Guests disturbing or generating complaints from other guests or hotel may be removed from the property, at their own expense. Parties in rooms are not permitted.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:
Check-in Policy - Deposits or credit/debit card hold authorizations are not requested at check-in. Minimum age of 18 is required for check-in, an ID/Passport will be requested upon arrival.

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 - Student Groups/Spring Breakers (either groups or individuals, regardless of age) are not allowed at any time during the year. Guests disturbing or generating complaints from other guests or hotel may be removed from the property, at their own expense. Parties in rooms are not permitted.

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
Early Departure Policy:
  • Early Departure Penalty: 1 Night Applies: Sunday - Saturday 04Jul24 - 23Dec26
  • Early Departure Penalty: 2 Nights Applies: Sunday - Saturday 24Dec24 - 30Apr25
  • Early Departure Penalty: 2 Nights Applies: Sunday - Saturday 24Dec25 - 30Apr26

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 4830 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    First time at Riu

    What a wonderful resort. First time staying at a Riu location. The beach was amazing. The pools and events were great. All the staff was friendly and attentive. The food was one of the best I have had at an all inclusive resort. The only thing I would recommend would be to upgrade the mattresses and pillows. We will be trying another location in the future.

    Jul 12, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Riu Blanc Getaway

    Perfect opportunity for a getaway to Panama which had been on the bucket list for my husband and me. Love, love, love the beach accommodations - spacious, shady, quiet, vendor free!!!! Food was good, would have liked fresh omelets, but that said, our stay was amazing!

    Jul 12, 2024
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beautiful resort not the best clientele

    This was my first trip to an all-inclusive that my partner booked after having a good experience with Riu in Jamaica. We had two rooms because our travel plans were different and I think it was for the best to have two room options. My airport transfer was included which was super nice, just took awhile to find my driver (no blue shirt like the instructions said) when my flight arrived early and there is no contact info given for Aventuras 2000 which actually is called Nexus, apparently. 3.5 hrs later, traffic was awful on a Saturday afternoon, we arrived to Riu. Check in was easy, although I never received a towel card for the pool. I was pleasantly surprised that my room was a king ocean view because I had booked a standard double to save money. The first night we stayed in my room that was closer to the elevators and were woken up by neighbors at 3am moving around balcony furniture and who knows what else. I didn’t call the front desk because what do you expect when the bar is open 24/7 and there is liquor in the room. My partners room was at the end of the hall and turned out to be much better noise-wise. The grounds are impeccably cared for with the exception of the public part of the beach, be on the lookout for animal feces. Stray dogs were around but kept to themselves (except for one sweet dog that came to us tail wagging) and were obviously well cared for. We rented a private driver from a company at the front of the hotel to explore Valle de Anton which was the best part of our stay! Javier was an extremely competent driver and took us up the treacherous route to Las Nubes restaurant which is a must-see, wonderful food, service and unforgettable views! Mariposario and Nispero Zoo were worth the visit. Food was good, lots of variety esp at Balboa. Meat and fish seem to be overcooked which my guess is more for food safety. I have to say neither of us got sick👍. One major frustration was there was a major influx of people from the Canada flight and it was storming so Balboa was packed, so we grab food and walk across the way to watch the movie. We were chased down by a man in a polo and walkie-talkie who only addressed my partner in Spanish and said he couldn’t take food out. My partner is Mexican and I’m American but fluent in Spanish. We gave him the food and moved on. Within a few minutes, we see a white man calmly walk over with pizza on a plate from Balboa to the movies like us and nothing was said to him👎. That’s wrong.

    Jul 09, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    Big clean room. Great food. Very good daytime activities. Beach volleyball very good. Rueben the staff member very nice and good at organizing volleyball. Beach very nice. Surf a little rough but still enjoyed ocean

    Jul 08, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Hotel

    This is a very nice hotel, with having the Swim- Up Adults Only pool gives the hotel an extra bonus, while leaving another 3 pools available 1 for Children, one for pool games and the 3rd one for others

    Jul 08, 2024