Riu Guanacaste is an all-inclusive resort that sits on the beach of Matapala, Costa Rica. It is within the sparsely-populated Guanacaste province, which is in the northwestern part of the country, along the Pacific Coast. This area has recently grown into a tourist destination, due to its natural beauty. Guanacaste is best to visit during the sunny dry season, which actually coincides with the winter months in the northern latitudes. There are several national parks in this region, along with an abundance of beaches. Though this resort is remotely located, it is possible for guests to go on a variety of excursions and explore the local nature. Some of these options include horseback riding, hot springs, waterfalls, hiking and zip lining. Other beaches that are close to this resort include Ocotal Beach, Hermosa Bay Beach, Flamingo Beach and Conchal Beach.
For people who wish to fly into Costa Rica and stay at Riu Guanacaste All Inclusive, the recommended airport is Daniel Oduber International. It is located 16.5 miles from this hotel, in Liberia.
In addition to being on a beach, Riu Guanacaste All Inclusive features an outdoor pool and children’s pool. There are also four restaurants, along with several bars, including a poolside bar and swim-up bar. This property also features a casino and nightclub. A fitness facility is available to guests, as well as a health club, full-service health spa, massage rooms, steam room and sauna.
Additional property amenities include concierge services, multilingual staff, bellhop, valet parking, free parking, available medical assistance, babysitting/childcare, tour assistance, wedding services, air-conditioned public areas, arcade/game room, billiards, beach/pool umbrellas, designated smoking areas, hair salon, beauty services, on-site shopping, gift shop/newsstand, technology helpdesk, multiple small meeting rooms, tennis and wireless internet access (surcharge).
There are a total of 701 guestrooms at Riu Guanacaste All Inclusive, and their balconies offer views of the ocean or gardens. The bathrooms include shower/tub combinations with handheld shower heads, double sinks, make-up/shaving mirrors and complimentary toiletries. Rooms also come with complimentary bottled water and hair dryers. Cribs are available as well.
These guestrooms also feature air conditioning, opening window, blackout drapes, minibar, iron, ironing board, clock radio, satellite television service, in-room safe (laptop compatible) and direct-dial phone.
When guests pay the room rate at Riu Guanacaste All Inclusive, it will cover the basic on-site meals and drinks. Taxes and gratuities will also be paid for.
What’s not included
While basic food and beverages are covered by the all-inclusive rate, guests may need to pay extra for some special dishes or drinks. Use of wireless internet access requires a surcharge.