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Suite Jacuzzi Ocean View USA
786 square feet
1 King Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
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Other room types
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

When you stay at Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive in El Ocotal, you'll be on the beach and 6 minutes by car from Playa Matapalo. This 4.5-star property is 8.7 mi (14 km) from Penca Beach and 12.6 mi (20.2 km) from Flamingo Beach.

Make yourself at home in one of the 538 guestrooms featuring minibars and flat-screen televisions. Rooms have private balconies. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 4 outdoor swimming pools, a nightclub, and a complimentary water park. Additional amenities at this Art Deco property include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.

This property is all inclusive. Rates include meals and beverages at onsite dining establishments. Charges may be applied for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some beverages, and other amenities. Grab a bite to eat at one of the property's 4 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of the 24-hour room service. Snacks are also available at the coffee shop/café. Unwind at the end of the day with a drink at the bar/lounge or the poolside bar. A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.

Featured amenities include limo/town car service, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a 24-hour front desk. Free self parking is available onsite.

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, a complimentary water park, and 4 outdoor swimming pools. 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. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access.

Business-related amenities at this 4.5-star property consist of a meeting room and limo/town car service. This Art Deco property also offers a children's pool, a nightclub, and a 24-hour fitness center. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

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

  • Waterslide
  • Bar/lounge
  • Number of outdoor pools - 4
  • Elevator
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free grocery shopping service
  • Poolside bar
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Free self parking
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Swimming pool
  • Terrace
  • Luggage storage
  • Hair salon
  • ATM/banking
  • Concierge services
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Total number of rooms - 538
  • One meeting room
  • Number of floors - 6
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Tennis on site
  • Coffee/tea in common areas
  • Full-service spa
  • Free water park access
  • Swim-up bar
  • Free breakfast
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Year Built - 2012
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Sauna
  • Nightclub
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)
  • Children's pool
  • Spa services on site
  • Wheelchair accessible – no
  • Number of restaurants - 4
  • Banquet hall
  • Beach towels
  • Television in common areas
  • 24-hour fitness facilities

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free water park access
  • Number of outdoor pools - 4
  • Children's pool
  • Waterslide
  • Supervised childcare/activities (free)
  • Number of living rooms
  • 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 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.

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

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 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.

  • Snorkeling on site
  • Playground on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Beach 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 contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM

Check-in time ends at 11:00 PM

Minimum check-in age is: 18

Check-out

Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.

Pet Policy

  • 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 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

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 may be 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. This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.The property affirms that it follows sanitization practices of Covid-19 Health Protocol (RIU) guidelines.

Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning

Electrostatic spray is used for disinfection

Cashless transactions are not available

Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly

Masks are compulsory at the property

Temperature checks are available to guests

Bed sheets and towels are not washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F

Contactless food service / room service is not available

Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant

Reservation is not required for facilities onsite

Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures

Property is cleaned with disinfectant

Contactless check-out is not available

Staff wears personal protective equipment

Protective clothing is available to guests

Masks are available to guests

Mobile key entry is not available

Debit cards not accepted

Food service has been amended for enhanced safety

Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas

Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association

Staffed front desk

Social distancing measures are in place

Contactless check-in is not available

Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines Covid-19 Health Protocol (RIU)

Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures

Individually-wrapped food options are available

Service animals not allowed

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast

Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch

Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner

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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.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The property affirms that it follows sanitization practices of Covid-19 Health Protocol (RIU) guidelines.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

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.

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