Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica

Matapalo Beach - Sardinal Carrillo - GuanacasteLiberia0000Costa Rica
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About Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica

Located on Matapalo beach, this 24-hour all-inclusive hotel boasts four swimming pools and an onsite spa.

Each of the 528 guest rooms at Riu Palace Costa Rica offers a hydromassage bathtub, a minibar and a satellite television. Junior suites benefit from more living space and some suites also boast a whirlpool bath on the balcony.

Guests can send the kids to "RiuLand" kids club whilst they visit the onsite spa to benefit from a relaxing treatment. Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel.

Guests at Riu Palace Costa Rica can take their pick from any of the five onsite restaurants, six bars and "Capuchino" - a pâtisserie and ice cream parlor.

Guests can participate in a variety of excursions including visits to Guanacaste and the National Park Rincon de la Vieja.


Matapalo Beach - Sardinal Carrillo - Guanacaste, Liberia, 0000, Costa Rica
Telephone: +506 26812300 | Fax: +506 268 12306 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • 24-hour room service
  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Casino
  • Conference rooms
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Direct beach access
  • Disco / Nightclub
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel bar
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Organized activities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Towels at the pool / beach
  • Wellness center / Spa
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony / Patio
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cosmetic mirror
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone

Wellness / Spa

  • Beauty salon
  • Massage
  • Solarium
  • Steam room
  • Whirlpool / Hot tub

For children

  • Child / Baby crib
  • Childcare / Babysitting
  • Kids' club
  • Kids' playground
  • Organized activities for kids

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 12:00

Positive Reviews

Particularly well appointed

Guests love how Riu have got it right with the mix of modern decor, contemporary furnishings and a ton of Costa Rican flavor. Most feel the accommodation is well-presented and perfect for a relaxing vacation.

No smoking please

Many guests have commented on the fact that this is a no-smoking hotel, apart from a few designated areas. These guests felt like this was a good idea as many hotels allow smoking throughout communal areas and bedrooms.

Fantastic entertainment schedule

Most guests have been impressed with the evening entertainment schedule at this hotel. A variety of acts perform each evenings, from singers to cabaret. Following this, guests can head to the casino or the disco to dance the night away.

Negative Reviews

No golden sand to be seen

It's worth noting that those expecting golden sand on the beach will be disappointed. This hotel is set in a volcanic area making for black sand with some pebbles. Most guests however were pleasantly surprised with the clarity of the ocean.

Expensive excursions

Several guests have commented that the excursions that can be booked via the hotel are expensive. These guests have remarked that it's better value to book online before your vacation, to save a considerable amount.

Repetitive buffet food

A handful of guests feel that the variety of food in the main buffet restaurant and 24/7 lounge bar could be improved, with them finding that the menu is slightly repetitive for guests staying more than a few days. That said, the quality of food is said to be fantastic.

Rating Overview

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8.2 /10
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8.2 out of 10 based on 1102 reviews