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

Location

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 Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive's full-service spa. Then enjoy a meal at one of the resort'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 Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive

Playa Matapalo- Sardinal Carrillo El Ocotal Guanacaste

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 a full-service spa, 4 outdoor swimming pools, a sauna, and a 24-hour fitness center. 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. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. 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 children's pool, and a nightclub. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

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

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pools  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Children's club (free)  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Playground on site  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

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

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary buffet breakfast each morning.

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.

  • Beach volleyball on site 
  • Kayaking on site 
  • Playground on site 
  • Snorkeling on site 
  • Volleyball on site 

Spa Services

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the resort's full-service spa, Renova Spa. Services include massages, 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.

  • Massages 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Facial treatments 
  • Steam room in spa 
  • Minimum age to access spa is 17 
  • Spa tub in spa 

Accessibility

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

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

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

Hotel Name

  • 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
  • Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica All Inclusive
  • Palace Costa Rica

We should mention

No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

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.

Resort Credit Promotion - US and Latin America Bookings Only

Book a stay in any room or rate category March 1 - December 23, 2016 for travel May 1 – December 23, 2016, and receive USD 1,000 in resort credit coupons for 4-6 night stays, and USD 1,500 in resort credit coupons for 7-night minimum stay. 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 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; not valid for prepaid weddings)
  • 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) or Latin America (.ar, .br, and .mx) 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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