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Get an overview of this hotelUpscale resort on the beach, with 3 outdoor swimming pools


Nestled on the beach, this El Ocotal resort is within 12 mi (20 km) of Penca Beach, Flamingo Beach, and Coco Beach. Papagayo Golf and Country Club and Haras del Mar Equestrian Center are also within 12 mi (20 km).

Resort Features

Catch some rays at the beach or spend the day relaxing at Hotel Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive's full-service spa. Then enjoy a meal at one of the resort's 5 restaurants.

Room Amenities

All 701 rooms offer WiFi, free minibar items, and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. 24-hour room service, minibars, and free bottled water are among the other amenities available to guests.

Hotel Amenities

All-Inclusive Details

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

Gratuities and taxes

Gratuities and taxes are included. Additional gratuities at guests' discretion are accepted.

Food and beverages

  • All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • 24-hour room service
  • In-room minibar (all beverages included)

Activities and facilities/equipment

All non-motorized water sports are included.

Water activities

  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing

Land activities

  • Volleyball


  • Onsite entertainment and activities
  • Access to onsite clubs
  • Onsite live performances
  • Theme parties

Not included

  • Motorized water sports
  • Sailboats
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Snorkeling excursions
  • Premium or imported alcoholic beverages
  • Airport transfers
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Activities and services offered by independent operators
  • Offsite tours
  • Transportation to offsite activities

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive is an all-inclusive resort. Room rates include meals and beverages at onsite restaurants and bars. Other items and amenities, including taxes and gratuities, and access to recreational activities and entertainment may also be included. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities.

Hotel Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive features a full-service spa, 3 outdoor swimming pools, a health club, and a sauna. Dining is available at one of the resort's 5 restaurants. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the resort's bars, which include 5 bars/lounges, a swim-up bar, and a poolside bar. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary.

Event facilities include conference space and meeting rooms. This all-inclusive resort also offers a casino, a children's pool, and a nightclub. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Hotel Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive is a smoke-free property.

  • Arcade/game room 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Billiards or pool table 
  • Casino 
  • Children's club (free) 
  • Children's pool 
  • Conference space 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Garden 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Hair salon 
  • Health club 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Meeting rooms 5 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Nightclub 
  • Number of bars/lounges - 5 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Number of floors - 6 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 5 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3 
  • Number of restaurants - 5 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Sauna 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Steam room 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free) 
  • Swim-up bar 
  • Total number of rooms - 701 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Arcade/game room  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • Children's club (free)  
  • Children's pool  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Outdoor pools  
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)  


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Climate control 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Minibar 
  • Minibar (stocked, free items) 
  • Phone 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Liberia - Overlooking the ocean and pool, this buffet restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Furama - This restaurant specializes in Asian cuisine and serves dinner only.

La Toscana - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves dinner only.

Tucan - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves dinner only.

Ocotal Steak House - This poolside restaurant serves dinner only. Reservations are required.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Things to Do

3 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include a health club, a sauna, and a steam room.

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

  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 
  • Volleyball on site 
  • Windsurfing on site 
  • Aerobics on site 
  • Kayaking on site 
  • Playground on site 
  • Scuba diving on site 
  • Snorkeling on site 
  • Beach volleyball on site 
  • Boat tours nearby 
  • Ziplining nearby 

Spa Services

Renova Spa has 8 treatment rooms. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a spa tub. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Swedish massage 
  • Sports massage 
  • Number of treatment rooms 8 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Massages 
  • Facial treatments 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Accessible parking 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21


Check-out time is Noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are 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.


The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • Resort fee
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. A resort fee is included in the total price displayed. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Awards & 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.

$35 Spa Credit Promotion

Book a stay in any room or rate category January 5 - December 23, 2016 for travel within the same period, and receive a $35 spa credit.

Credit is applied to guest's account at check-out. Details at check-in. Not combinable with other promotions or discount. Other restrictions may apply.

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