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Suite Jacuzzi Ocean View USA
786 square feet
1 King Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
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Two Bedroom Family Suite USA
785 square feet
2 Double Beds 1 King Bed
Room sleeps 4 guests
(up to 3 children)
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Junior Suite Garden View Latam
431 square feet
2 King Beds 1 Double Bed
Room sleeps 3 guests
(up to 2 children)
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Junior Suite Garden View USA
431 square feet
2 Double Beds 1 King Bed
Room sleeps 3 guests
(up to 2 children)
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Junior Suite Courtyard View Europe
431 square feet
1 Double Bed 1 King Bed
Room sleeps 3 guests
(up to 2 children)
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Junior Suite Garden View Europe
431 square feet
2 King Beds 1 Double Bed
Room sleeps 3 guests
(up to 3 children)
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Junior Suite Ocean View USA
431 square feet
2 Double Beds 1 King Bed
Room sleeps 3 guests
(up to 2 children)
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Junior Suite Courtyard View Latam
431 square feet
1 Double Bed 1 King Bed
Room sleeps 3 guests
(up to 2 children)
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Family Suite, 2 Bedrooms (B2C)
2 Double Beds 1 King Bed
Room sleeps 4 guests
(up to 3 children)
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Junior Suite Courtyard View USA
431 square feet
2 Double Beds 1 King Bed
Room sleeps 3 guests
(up to 2 children)
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Suite, Ocean View (B2C, Jacuzzi)
1 King Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
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Junior Suite, Ocean View (B2C)
2 Double Beds 1 King Bed
Room sleeps 3 guests
(up to 2 children)
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Junior Suite, Garden View (B2C)
2 Double Beds 1 King Bed
Room sleeps 3 guests
(up to 2 children)
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Junior Suite, Courtyard View (B2C)
2 Double Beds 1 King Bed
Room sleeps 3 guests
(up to 2 children)
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Get an overview of this hotel
Upscale property on the beach, with 4 outdoor swimming pools

Popular property highlights

Breakfast included
Free self parking
Free WiFi
Grocery/convenience store
24-hour front desk

Location

Nestled on the beach, this El Ocotal property is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Diamante Eco Adventure Park and 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Haras del Mar Equestrian Center. Penca Beach and Danta Beach are also within 9 mi (15 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 property's 4 restaurants.

Room Amenities

All 538 rooms provide conveniences like living rooms 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.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive

Playa Matapalo- Sardinal, El Ocotal, Guanacaste

Hotel Amenities

All-Inclusive Details

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

Food and beverages

  • All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • Room service during certain hours (limited menu)
  • In-room minibar (all beverages included)
  • In-room liquor dispensers

Activities and facilities/equipment
Water activities

  • Kayaking
  • Rowing/canoeing
  • Surfing/boogie boarding

Not included

  • Surcharge for room service
  • Gratuities

  • Kayaking included
  • Rowing/canoeing included
  • Surfing/boogie boarding included
  • Buffet and à la carte dining
  • Additional gratuities accepted
  • Gratuities not included
  • All food and beverages included
  • Limited meals offered through room service
  • All available beverages included
  • Minibar (all beverages included)
  • In-room liquor dispensers
  • Surcharge for room service
  • Room service during certain hours

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive is an all-inclusive property. 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 property's 4 restaurants and guests can grab coffee at the coffee shop/café. The property also has a grocery/convenience store. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the property's bars, which include a swim-up bar and a bar/lounge. A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access.

Business-related amenities at this 4.5-star property consist of limo/town car service and a meeting room. This Art Deco property also offers a children's pool, a nightclub, and a terrace. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive has designated areas for smoking.

  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in common areas
  • Number of outdoor pools - 4
  • Full-service spa
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free grocery shopping service
  • Poolside bar
  • Swim-up bar
  • Free breakfast
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Year Built - 2012
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Free self parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Sauna
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Nightclub
  • Swimming pool
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge)
  • Children's pool
  • Terrace
  • Luggage storage
  • Hair salon
  • ATM/banking
  • Number of restaurants - 4
  • Concierge services
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Banquet hall
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Beach towels
  • Total number of rooms - 538
  • 24-hour fitness facilities
  • Television in common areas
  • One meeting room
  • Number of floors - 6
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Tennis on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Number of outdoor pools - 4
  • Children's pool
  • Separate living room
  • Free WiFi
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Playground on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive offers 538 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodations offer separate living rooms. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Phone
  • Turndown service
  • Free bottled water
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Ceiling fan
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Separate living room
  • Number of bathrooms - 1
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Satellite TV service
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Rollaway/extra beds (free)
  • Free WiFi
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Desk
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Balcony

Where to Eat

A complimentary buffet breakfast is served each morning between 7 AM and 10:30 AM.

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

A complimentary grocery shopping service is offered and 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.

  • Snorkeling on site
  • Playground on site
  • Beach volleyball on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Scuba diving nearby

Spa Services

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

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

Accessibility

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

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at 11 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

You need to know

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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit 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. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old.

Debit cards not accepted

No pets or service animals allowed

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We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

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.

Promotions

Golf Offer


Book a stay in any room or rate category for travel now-December 23, 2019 and receive round trip golf course transportation to Vista Ridge Golf & Country Club, use of a golf cart, 18 hole golf round, golf club rental, complimentary bottled water with cooler rental, fresh towel, and use resort style pool before or after round of golf.


Full details at check-in. Guests must contact the property in advance to arrange tee time; contact information is provided on the booking confirmation email. Taxes and gratuity may not be included. No refunds for any unused portion of offer. Offer subject to availability. Offer is not valid with groups/conventions and may not be combined with other promotional offers. Other restrictions and blackout dates may apply.

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