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4 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
4 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
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4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • All inclusive
  • Air Conditioning

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    Popular LocationPlaya Matapalo6 min drive
    Popular LocationHaras del Mar Equestrian Center8 min drive
    Popular LocationDiamante Eco Adventure Park9 min drive
    AirportLiberia (LIR-Daniel Oduber Intl.)49 min drive
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  • Junior Suite Courtyard View Latam

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 431 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed OR 1 King Bed
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  • Family Suite, 2 Bedrooms (LATAM)

    Room amenities

    • 431 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
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  • Junior Suite Garden View Latam

    4.4/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 431 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 King Beds OR 1 Double Bed
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  • Junior Suite Garden View Europe

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 431 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 King Beds OR 1 Double Bed
    More detailsJunior Suite Garden View Europe
  • Junior Suite, Ocean View (B2C)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds OR 1 King Bed
    More detailsJunior Suite, Ocean View (B2C)
  • Junior Suite Courtyard View Europe

    Room amenities

    • 431 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Double Bed OR 1 King Bed
    More detailsJunior Suite Courtyard View Europe
  • Junior Suite, Garden View (B2C)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds OR 1 King Bed
    More detailsJunior Suite, Garden View (B2C)
  • Junior Suite, Ocean View (LATAM)

    Room amenities

    • 431 sq ft
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsJunior Suite, Ocean View (LATAM)
  • Suite Jacuzzi Ocean View LATAM

    Room amenities

    • 431 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Junior Suite Ocean View USA

    4.2/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 431 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds OR 1 King Bed
    More detailsJunior Suite Ocean View USA
  • Junior Suite, Courtyard View (B2C)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds OR 1 King Bed
    More detailsJunior Suite, Courtyard View (B2C)
  • Suite, Ocean View (B2C, Jacuzzi)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Suite Jacuzzi Ocean View USA

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 786 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsSuite Jacuzzi Ocean View USA
  • Junior Suite Garden View USA

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 431 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds OR 1 King Bed
    More detailsJunior Suite Garden View USA
  • Family Suite, 2 Bedrooms (B2C)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds OR 1 King Bed
    More detailsFamily Suite, 2 Bedrooms (B2C)
  • Junior Suite Courtyard View USA

    3.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 431 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds OR 1 King Bed
    More detailsJunior Suite Courtyard View USA
  • Two Bedroom Family Suite USA

    4.1/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 785 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds OR 1 King Bed
    More detailsTwo Bedroom Family Suite USA
  • Suite Junior With Garden View

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Full Bed(s)
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  • Suite Junior With Sea View

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Full Sofa Bed(s) and 1 King Bed(s) OR 2 Full Bed(s)
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About this area

El Ocotal

Located in El Ocotal, Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive is on the beach. Flamingo Beach and Coco Beach reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Diamante Eco Adventure Park and Haras del Mar Equestrian Center. Take an opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as scuba diving.
Visit our El Ocotal travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Playa Matapalo - 6 min drive
  • Haras del Mar Equestrian Center - 8 min drive
  • Diamante Eco Adventure Park - 9 min drive
  • Ocotal Beach - 38 min drive
  • Bahia Pez Vela Beach - 40 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportDaniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR) - 49 min drive

Restaurants

  • Pura Vida Ride — 28 min drive
  • Citron Restaurante — 30 min drive
  • Ticoffia — 30 min drive
  • Papagayo Sushi and Seafood — 30 min drive
  • Coconutz Sports Bar & Grill — 30 min drive

About this property

Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive

Upscale property on the beach, with 4 outdoor swimming pools
Catch some rays at the beach or spend the day relaxing at Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive's full-service spa. Then enjoy a meal at one of the property's 4 restaurants. All 538 rooms provide conveniences like living rooms and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find balconies, 24-hour room service, and minibars.
Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive offers 538 accommodations with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodations offer separate living rooms. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

This El Ocotal property provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

4 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include a complimentary water park, a sauna, and a 24-hour fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the property's full-service spa, Renova Spa. Services include facials and body scrubs. The spa is equipped with a spa tub and a steam room.

Guests under 17 years old are not allowed in the spa.

All inclusive details

This property is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Food and beverages

All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included
Room service during certain hours (limited menu)
In-room minibar (all beverages included)
In-room liquor dispensers

Water activities

Kayaking
Rowing/canoeing
Surfing/boogie boarding

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Travelife, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Follows standard sanitization guidelines of Covid-19 Health Protocol (RIU)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Limo/town car service

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily 7 AM–10:30 AM
  • All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • 4 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 1 swim-up bar, 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • 4 outdoor pools
  • Beach volleyball
  • Children's pool
  • Free water park access
  • Full-service spa
  • Kayaking
  • Nightclub
  • Playground
  • Sauna
  • Snorkeling
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Windsurfing

Family friendly

  • 4 outdoor pools
  • Children's pool
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free supervised childcare/activities
  • Free water park access
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Playground
  • Separate living room
  • Waterslide

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Banquet hall
  • Elevator
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Grocery/convenience store

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free grocery shopping service
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • 1 meeting room

Outdoors

  • Beach loungers
  • Beachfront location
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

Spa

  • Body scrubs
  • Facials
  • Massages
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

More

  • Beach towels
  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Linens

Bathroom

  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Balcony

More

  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • LED light bulbs
  • Phone
  • Separate living room
  • Turndown service

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Property payment types

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property
Guests under 17 years old are not allowed in the spa

Property is also known as

Costa Rica Hotel Riu
Costa Rica Hotel Riu Palace
Costa Rica Palace
Hotel Riu
Hotel Riu Costa Rica
Hotel Riu Costa Rica All Inclusive
Hotel Riu Palace
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Palace Costa Rica
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Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive and receive a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive have a pool?
Yes, this property has 4 outdoor pools and a children's pool.
Is Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive?
Check-in is from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive?
Check-out is at 11:00 AM.
Are there all-inclusive benefits at Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive?
Yes, the property is all-inclusive. All food and beverages are included, and activities include kayaking, rowing/canoeing, surfing/boogie-boarding, and more.
Where is Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive located?
Nestled on the beach, this El Ocotal property is within 3 mi (5 km) of Playa Matapalo, Diamante Eco Adventure Park, and Haras del Mar Equestrian Center. Penca Beach and Danta Beach are also within 9 mi (15 km).
4.3
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5 - Excellent
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4 - Good
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3 - Okay
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2 - Poor
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1 - Terrible
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4.4/5

Cleanliness

4.5/5

Staff & service

4.1/5

Amenities

4.3/5

Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with family
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Mala experiencia tenía mucho mejores expectativas. me parece que solo atienen bien a los extranjeros lamentablemente
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2020

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
Pros: the staff is really friendly, room was very clean, beach is nice and tranquil, the buffet has a lot of variety. Cons: the room is really outdated and felt old, had a mouldy smell to it, the staff felt unprepared to open in these pandemic times, they struggled with social distancing the guests and many times didn’t even bothered to help them find seating within the restaurants. The buffet didn’t offered/enforced gloves even though they had a sign stating that gloves were mandatory resulting in everybody touching the silverware. The bigger pool is being renovated which caused for the other pools to feel at full capacity, once again, social distancing was not enforced and many times resulted in guests being on top of one another. Restaurant dinner food could be better, lacked quality and flavour, would’ve preferred to spend that meal at the buffet. Bedding was stiff and pillows were not hotel-quality, bed didn’t even had a duvet on. We had a nice stay, but overall the hotel is very overpriced for the quality it offers. There are cheaper all-inclusive resorts that would offer this same experience for half the price.
Stayed 4 nights in Aug 2020

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great place to vacation great Service and activities
Stayed 3 nights in Aug 2020

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Food was about the same for lunch and diner in 4 nights of stay... they are doing a lot of works around the pools so you can hear all the noise all day long....
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2020

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with family and small children
Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2020

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