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Get an overview of this hotelUpscale resort on the beach, with 4 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

Spend the day relaxing on the beach or at a casino before returning for a meal at one of Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive's 4 restaurants.

Room Amenities

All 538 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities available to guests include balconies, 24-hour room service, and minibars.

Hotel Amenities

All-Inclusive Details

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

Activities and facilities/equipment

Water activities

  • Kayaking
  • Rowing/canoeing
  • Surfing/boogie boarding

Not included

  • Room service

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - 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 Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive features 4 outdoor swimming pools, a sauna, a 24-hour fitness center, and a children's pool. Dining is available at one of the resort's 4 restaurants and guests can grab coffee at the coffee shop/café. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the resort's bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. Public areas are equipped with complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access.

5 meeting rooms are available. This all-inclusive resort also offers a casino, a nightclub, and spa services. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

  • 24-hour fitness facilities 
  • Airport transportation 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Beach sun loungers 
  • Beach towels 
  • Casino 
  • Children's club (free) 
  • Children's pool 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Concierge services 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Nightclub 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 5 
  • Number of outdoor pools - 4 
  • Number of restaurants - 4 
  • One meeting room 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Sauna 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge) 
  • Tennis on site 
  • Terrace 
  • Total number of rooms - 538 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Children's club (free)  
  • Children's pool  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Outdoor pools  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Balcony 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Climate control 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Minibar 
  • Phone 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Shower/tub combination 

Where to Eat

Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive has 4 restaurants on site.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Things to Do

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

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


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

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is Noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.
  • 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 or cash deposit 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.

No pets or service animals allowed

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport. Guests must contact the property with arrival details 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Resort Credit Promotion - US Bookings Only

Book a 4-7 night minimum stay in any room or rate category for travel May 1 – December 23, 2015, and receive up to USD 1,500 in Resort Credit coupons for select services. Coupons can be applied as follows:

  • USD 220 resort credit at Renova Spa (2 USD 35 coupons for Renova Spa Massage, 2 USD 25 coupons for 50-minute Swedish Massage, 2 USD 20 coupons for Body Wrap, 2 USD 15 coupons for Aromatherapy Massage, 2 USD 15 coupons for Spa Pedicure; limited to 1 coupon per service/person)
  • USD 210 resort credit at Scuba Caribe (2 USD 60 coupons for PADI Open Water, 2 USD 15 coupons for Discover Scuba Diving, 2 USD 15 coupons Guanacaste Discovery, 2 USD 15 coupons for JetSky Tour; limited to 1 coupon per service/person)
  • USD 160 resort credit with a 4-6 night stay or USD 280 with a 7-night minimum stay at Maunaloa Casino (1 USD 10 coupon per person/night valid for match play; minimum gamble of USD 20 plus coupon)
  • USD 300 resort credit with a 4-6 night stay or USD 600 with a 7-night minimum stay valid at Vista Ridge Golf and Country Club (1 coupon per service/person; includes transfer to golf course, 18 holes of golf, golf cart, clubs, water, and wet towels)
  • USD 100 resort credit with a 4-6 night stay or USD 200 resort credit with a 7-night minimum stay at Weddings by RIU for Royal and Caprice Wedding Packages (limited to 1 coupon per wedding)
  • USD 15 resort credit with a 4-6 night stay or USD 45 resort credit with a 7-night minimum stay at Thrifty Rent-a-Car (Applies 1 coupon for each 2-days car rental of medium size vehicle)
Valid for bookings made on US (.com) points of sale only. Guests will receive coupons at check-in. The total of credits is per room, based on double occupancy. Resort Credit is non-transferable, non-cumulative, and cannot be used for future stays. Resort Credit can be used for selected services. Not applicable to travel agent rate, tour operator employee rate, Fam Trips or, complimentary stays. This promotion is subject to availability and can change without previous notice. Other restrictions may apply.

$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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