Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive

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On the beach, sun loungers, beach towels, snorkeling
4 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
4 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
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Overview of Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive

Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive

4.5 star property

4.2/5 Very good

Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • All-inclusive
  • Air conditioning

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing
Playa Matapalo- Sardinal, Carrillo, El Ocotal, Guanacaste

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationDiamante Eco Adventure Park1 min drive
  • Popular LocationPlaya Matapalo5 min drive
  • Popular LocationHaras del Mar Equestrian Center8 min drive
  • AirportLiberia (LIR-Daniel Oduber Intl.)49 min drive

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About this area

El Ocotal

Located in El Ocotal, Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive is on the beach. Coco Beach and Flamingo Beach reflect the area's natural beauty and area attractions include Diamante Eco Adventure Park and Haras del Mar Equestrian Center. Take an opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as scuba diving.

What's nearby

  • Diamante Eco Adventure Park - 1 min drive
  • Playa Matapalo - 5 min drive
  • Haras del Mar Equestrian Center - 8 min drive
  • Ocotal Beach - 38 min drive
  • Bahia Pez Vela Beach - 40 min drive

Getting around

  • Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR) - 49 min drive

Restaurants

  • Pura Vida Ride — 28 min drive
  • Citron Restaurante — 30 min drive
  • Panadería Tico's Bakery — 30 min drive
  • Nonna Rina — 30 min drive
  • Ticoffia — 30 min drive

About this property

Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive

Upscale property on the beach, with 4 outdoor swimming pools
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. All 538 rooms provide conveniences like living rooms and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find balconies, 24-hour room service, and minibars.
Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive offers 538 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.

This El Ocotal property provides 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.

4 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include a complimentary water park, a sauna, and a 24-hour fitness center.

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

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.

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
In-room minibar (all beverages included)
In-room liquor dispensers

Water activities

Kayaking
Rowing/canoeing
Surfing/boogie boarding

Awards and 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.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of Covid-19 Health Protocol (RIU)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Limo/town car service

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily 7 AM–10:30 AM
  • 4 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 1 swim-up bar, 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • 4 outdoor pools
  • Beach volleyball
  • Children's pool
  • Free water park access
  • Full-service spa
  • Kayaking
  • Nightclub
  • Playground
  • Sauna
  • Snorkeling
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Windsurfing

Family friendly

  • 4 outdoor pools
  • Children's pool
  • Free supervised childcare/activities
  • Free water park access
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Playground
  • Separate living room
  • Waterslide

Conveniences

  • ATM/banking services
  • Banquet hall
  • Elevator
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Grocery/convenience store

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Free grocery shopping service
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Outdoors

  • Beach loungers
  • Beachfront location
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

Spa

  • Body scrubs
  • Facials
  • Massages
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)

More

  • Beach towels
  • Designated smoking areas
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan

Bathroom

  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Balcony

More

  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • LED light bulbs
  • Phone
  • Separate living room
  • Turndown service

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from January 1 2022 to March 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Property payment types

Important information

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 may be 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
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property
Guests under 17 years old are not allowed in the spa

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.2

Very good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 489 out of 995 reviews
5 - Excellent 49%
Rating 4 - Good. 285 out of 995 reviews
4 - Good 29%
Rating 3 - Okay. 140 out of 995 reviews
3 - Okay 14%
Rating 2 - Poor. 45 out of 995 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 36 out of 995 reviews
1 - Terrible 4%

4.3/5

Cleanliness

4.4/5

Staff & service

4.0/5

Amenities

4.2/5

Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The resort is perfect for families or couples, but for a single person it was not much to offer.
Stayed 5 nights in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Nice clean excellent food. Pools area very nice and drink service fast. Beach area is dark sand and wadding in the ocean not recommended. Brach full of vendors.
Stayed 8 nights in Jan 2022

3/5 Okay

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
The place was beautiful but in my room my fan didn’t work so it was really hot in my room 1074
Stayed 7 nights in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The room was clean nice big enough. The towels are clean and smell very good. Very nice quick room service. The hotel is modern with very convenient locations of restaurants entertainment stage bathrooms bars. Food is fresh and a lot of choices for healthy food available all day long. The gym gets cleaned up constantly. Very convenient pools locations. It was very nice vacation for us overall in the middle of January 😁
Stayed 7 nights in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
The friendliness and genuine concern of all employees was outstanding!! Would never stay anywhere else! From reception, food service, and entertainment staff absolutely excellent!!
Stayed 14 nights in Dec 2021