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

Popular property highlights

Breakfast included
Free self parking
Free WiFi
Smoke-free property
Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)

Location

This El Ocotal resort is on the beach, 6 mi (9.7 km) from Ocotal Beach, and within 12 mi (20 km) of Penca 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 free WiFi, free minibar items, and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities available to guests include free bottled water, ceiling fans, and hair dryers.

 Guest Highlights

Our Guests Love
  • Good location
  • Beach
  • Pool
  • Overall value of stay
  • Helpful staff
Our Guests Note
  • Beds could've been more comfortable

Hotel Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive

Resort 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
  • Room service during certain hours
  • 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

Entertainment

  • 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

Resort 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 and a swim-up bar. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. Public areas are equipped with complimentary 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.

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

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

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pools  
  • Children's pool  
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Children's club (free)  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • Playground on site  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Flat-panel TV 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Phone 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Minibar (stocked, free items) 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible) 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Satellite TV service 

Where to Eat

A complimentary buffet breakfast is served each morning between 7 AM and 10 AM.

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.

Nearby Things to Do

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

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

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

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

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • In-room accessibility 

Resort Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 2 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property 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.
No rollaway/extra beds available
No cribs (infant beds) available

Fees

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.

Resort Name

  • All Inclusive Guanacaste
  • Guanacaste All Inclusive
  • Guanacaste Riu
  • Riu Guanacaste
  • Riu Guanacaste All Inclusive
  • Riu Guanacaste All Inclusive El Ocotal
  • Riu Guanacaste El Ocotal
  • Hotel Riu Guanacaste All Inclusive El Ocotal
  • Hotel Riu Guanacaste All Inclusive

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. Children 2 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. 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.

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