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Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive

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Aerial view
On the beach, sun loungers, beach towels, snorkeling
4 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
4 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Water park

Overview of Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive

Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive

4.5 star property

4.1/5 Very Good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • All inclusive
  • Air conditioning
Map
Playa Matapalo- Sardinal, Carrillo, Sardinal, Guanacaste

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationDiamante Eco Adventure Park1 min walk
  • Popular LocationPlaya Matapalo5 min drive
  • Popular LocationHaras del Mar Equestrian Center8 min drive
  • AirportLiberia (LIR-Daniel Oduber Intl.)49 min drive

Room options

About this area

El Ocotal

Located in Sardinal, Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive is on the beach. Coco Beach and Nicoya Peninsula reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Diamante Eco Adventure Park and Haras del Mar Equestrian Center. Traveling with kids? Consider Rocio's Kitchen and Ericka's Fruit Stand. Take an opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as scuba diving.

What's nearby

  • Diamante Eco Adventure Park - 1 min walk
  • Playa Matapalo - 5 min drive
  • Haras del Mar Equestrian Center - 8 min drive
  • Ocotal Beach - 38 min drive
  • Bahia Pez Vela Beach - 40 min drive

Getting around

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

Restaurants

  • Monkey's Bar - 18 min walk
  • La Flor Delys - 21 min drive
  • Nonna Rina - 24 min drive
  • Soda Jardin Tropical - 24 min drive
  • Donde Johann - 24 min drive

About this property

Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive

4.5-star luxury property
Consider a stay at Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive and take advantage of a free breakfast buffet, free water park access, and a nightclub. With a beachfront location, sun loungers, and beach towels, this property is the perfect place to soak up some sun. Indulge in a facial, a massage, and a body scrub at Renova Spa, the onsite spa. Be sure to enjoy a meal at any of the 4 onsite restaurants. Enjoy the 24-hour gym, as well as activities like kayaking, volleyball, and snorkeling. In addition to a swim-up bar and a poolside bar, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Additional perks include:
  • 4 outdoor pools and a children's pool, with a waterslide, sun loungers, and pool umbrellas
  • Free self parking
  • Tennis courts, limo/town car service, and a gift shop
  • Coffee/tea in the lobby, concierge services, and a 24-hour front desk
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the helpful staff
Room features
All 538 rooms feature comforts such as 24-hour room service and laptop-compatible safes, as well as perks like free WiFi and air conditioning. Guest reviews say good things about the clean, comfortable rooms at the property.
More amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with shower/tub combinations and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with satellite channels
  • Balconies, LED light bulbs, and coffee/tea makers

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
In-room minibar (all beverages included)
In-room liquor dispensers

Water activities

Kayaking
Rowing/canoeing
Surfing/body 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.

Languages

English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices 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
  • 4 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 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
  • Free supervised childcare
  • Free water park access
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Playground
  • 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

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 (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)

More

  • Beach towels
  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

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

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • 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
  • Turndown service

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 3:00 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
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

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

Does Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive have a pool?

Yes, this property has 4 outdoor pools and a children's pool.

How much does it cost to stay at Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive?

As of Nov 29, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive on Dec 12, 2022 start from $321.99, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

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 3:00 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/body boarding, and more.

Where is Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive located?

Nestled on the beach, this Sardinal property is within a 5-minute walk of Nicoya Peninsula and Diamante Eco Adventure Park. Playa Matapalo and Haras del Mar Equestrian Center are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Overall score and ratings

4.1

Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 468 out of 1000 reviews" "
" "5 - Excellent 47%
Rating 4 - Good. 282 out of 1000 reviews" "
" "4 - Good 28%
Rating 3 - Okay. 148 out of 1000 reviews" "
" "3 - Okay 15%
Rating 2 - Poor. 55 out of 1000 reviews" "
" "2 - Poor 6%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 47 out of 1000 reviews" "
" "1 - Terrible 5%

4.3/5

Cleanliness

4.4/5

Staff & service

4.0/5

Amenities

4.1/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.2/5

Eco-friendliness

3/5 Okay

Andres
Traveled with partner
Disliked: Staff & service
Property is nice in the outside & common places. We had room 3089 it was disappointing, our room was out dated, pillows suck, bed would slide everywhere cheap bedding & the ac is not cold. All the restaurants suck, the only decent one was the buffet & the fried rice was the best dish a had in this resort for 5 days. The premium liquor it’s a joke they have the cheapest liquor you could get, nothing premium on this resort. But the pool area lobby are nice, the beach it horrible worst beach I ever seen. This resort is not me , BC I like to have at least a decent beach and decent food like breakfast/lunch/dinner not always the same buffets and dine in restaurants,if I’m traveling outside my country. I guess it was my bad choice experience learned and hopefully this helps out someone don’t let the pictures fool you.

5/5 Excellent

Kariann
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The food was amazing, the property was beautiful and clean. The kids had so much to do on site between the pools, ocean and water slides. My only complaint was very weak Wi-Fi, however, this ended up forcing me to disconnect more so I did not resent it.

5/5 Excellent

Venu Madhava Reddy
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
very nice experience
Stayed 6 nights in Nov 2022

5/5 Excellent

Henry
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Spent my vacation at this resort and it was truly amazing from aesthetics to service to cleanliness, the food was great and the staff was excellent. I promise I’m going back with more friends and family
Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2022

5/5 Excellent

Shimeka, Laughlin
Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I love the Rui properties. This was my first time in Costa Rice and I was not disappointed. I would come back again
Stayed 4 nights in Nov 2022

5/5 Excellent

Gary D.
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I loved everything!! The friendly employees, the beautiful location, the access to the ocean, the food!! The only thing I didn’t like was that we tried twice to get into the steakhouse for dinner and we were told that they were full and that if we wanted to get in, we’d have to be there standing in line at 5:30 pm. I wish they would have taken seating up to 8 pm like the rest of the restaurants.
Stayed 5 nights in Nov 2022

5/5 Excellent

Francis C
Traveled with group, Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The property was just as picture on website.
Stayed 7 nights in Nov 2022

3/5 Okay

Michael
Traveled with group, Traveled with partner, Traveled with family
My experience at this Riu wasn’t the best, I had better at other Riu hotels. The rooms are outdated and a lot of things didn’t work in my room, the resort lack in entertainment. The property has many pools which was a plus for me, kinda second guessing if I’ll ever return to this Riu palace.
Stayed 5 nights in Nov 2022

5/5 Excellent

Jennifer
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The Riu Palace definitely exceeded our expectations! The venue is absolutely beautiful and the landscape is immaculate. Plenty of restaurant choices although we spent most of our dining at the buffet as it has a variety of food selections. Fav spot was the Cappuccino Bar and the Lounge - that’s where you’ll find your food/drink cravings. Staff is welcoming, friendly and accommodating- Special Thanks to the front desk/reception crew for the awesome surprise for my husband’s birthday! Entertainment crew is definitely talented and all very welcoming. Property is large with 4 pools so there’s plenty of loungers -Check out the Waterpark next door… that’s a must try.. especially for the bigger kids!

4/5 Good

Oscar
Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities