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Riu Guanacaste

Star Rating: 3.5
  • Playa Matapalo - Sardinal,
  • Carrillo Guanacaste Guanacaste, Costa Rica, CR
  • Riu Guanacaste
  • Playa Matapalo - Sardinal
  • Carrillo Guanacaste Guanacaste, Costa Rica, CR


The Riu Guanacaste, situated on beautiful Matapalo beach, brings you a totally new destination on the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Enjoy an extraordinary climate, beautiful landscapes, lovely romantic beaches, and maximum luxury and comfort.

AAV Preferred Hotel

Hotel Information

  • All Inclusive
  • Bar/Lounge Onsite
  • Beach
  • Parking
  • Golf
  • Gym
  • Handicap Facilities
  • Internet
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Restaurant
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool

Room Amenities

  • Internet Wireless

Special Notices

Minimum age: at least one person 21 years or older is required in every room during the months of February through May. During the remainder of the year, at least one person 18 years or older is required in every room.
Spring breakers (either groups or individuals) are not allowed at any RIU property at any time during the year. RIU Hotels & Resorts, reserves the right to withhold admission to any Spring Breaker arriving on property.


• Buffet
• Breakfast, lunch and dinner

• Asian restaurant
• Dinner only
• Reservations required

• Poolside restaurant
• Lunch buffet
• Dinner steakhouse
• Reservations required for dinner

La Toscana
• Italian restaurant
• Dinner only
• Reservations required

• Lobby bar with terrace

Pura Vida
• Lounge bar with terrace

La Plaza

Sports bar

Santa Cruz
• Pool and swim-up bar


• Beach towels and chairs
• Beach volleyball
• Casino
• Fitness room/gym
• Golf (nearby)
• Hot tub
• Kayaks
• Live entertainment
• Live music
• Nightclubs/discos
• Pool (outdoor)
• Pool with swim up bar
• Safe swim beaches
• Snorkeling
• Tennis
• Theme nights
• Volleyball
• Water aerobics
• Water sports (non-motorized)
• Windsurfing
• Ping pong

Driving Directions

  • 8 miles from downtown Coco and 20 miles from Liberia International Airport


• Minimum check-in age: 21
• Hotel information: Credit card required at check-in, Rooms for disabled, Weddings/wedding planning
• Traveling with children: Babysitting service ($), Children's play area, Children's pool, Kid's club
• Spring Breakers (either groups or individuals, regardless of age) are not allowed at any RIU property, at any time during the year.

Terms Special offers and rates, travel dates and advance reservation requirements vary. Rates may vary depending on travel dates. Blackout dates and other significant restrictions may apply.