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Superior Room (B2C)
2 Double Beds 1 King Bed
Room sleeps 3 guests
(up to 2 children)
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Other room types
Suite Jacuzzi Ocean view
710 square feet
1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
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Standard Room
355 square feet
2 Double Beds 1 King Bed
Room sleeps 3 guests
(up to 3 children)
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Suite, Jetted Tub, Ocean View (B2C)
1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
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Suite (B2C)
1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
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Superior Room
355 square feet
2 Double Beds 1 King Bed
Room sleeps 3 guests
(up to 2 children)
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Standard Latam
355 square feet
2 Double Beds 1 King Bed
Room sleeps 3 guests
(up to 2 children)
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Standard Room, Ocean View
355 square feet
2 Double Beds 1 King Bed
Room sleeps 3 guests
(up to 3 children)
Select dates to see price
Standard Room (B2C)
2 Double Beds 1 King Bed
Room sleeps 3 guests
(up to 3 children)
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Standard Europe
355 square feet
2 Double Beds 1 King Bed
Room sleeps 3 guests
(up to 2 children)
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Standard Room, Ocean View (B2C)
2 Double Beds 1 King Bed
Room sleeps 3 guests
(up to 3 children)
Select dates to see price
Suite
710 square feet
1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed
Room sleeps 2 guests
Select dates to see price

Get an overview of this hotel
Upscale property on the beach, with 3 outdoor swimming pools

Popular property highlights

Breakfast included
Free self parking
Free WiFi
Smoke-free property
24-hour front desk

When you stay at Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive in El Ocotal, you'll be on the beach and 7 minutes by car from Playa Matapalo. This 4-star property is 8.7 mi (14 km) from Penca Beach and 12.6 mi (20.3 km) from Flamingo Beach.

Make yourself at home in one of the 701 guestrooms featuring minibars and flat-screen televisions. 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. Conveniences include phones, as well as laptop-compatible safes and complimentary bottled water.

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages and facials. You're sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, which include 3 outdoor swimming pools, a nightclub, and a complimentary water park. Additional amenities at this property include complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and a hair salon.

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. Satisfy your appetite with international cuisine at Liberia, one of the property's 5 restaurants. Relax with a refreshing drink from the poolside bar or one of the 5 bars/lounges. A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily from 7 AM to 10 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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Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive

Sardinal de Carrillo, 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).

Gratuities and taxes
Gratuities and taxes are included. Additional gratuities at guests' discretion are accepted.

Food and beverages

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

Activities and facilities/equipment
All onsite activities and use of facilities and equipment are included.

Water activities

  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing

Land activities
  • Volleyball

Entertainment

  • Onsite entertainment and activities
  • Access to onsite clubs
  • Onsite live performances
  • Theme parties

Not included

  • Motorized water sports
  • Sailboats
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Snorkeling excursions
  • Surcharge for premium or imported alcoholic beverages
  • Airport transfers
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services
  • Activities and services offered by independent operators
  • Offsite tours
  • Transportation to offsite activities

  • Kayaking included
  • Access to onsite clubs included
  • Windsurfing included
  • Taxes included
  • Buffet and à la carte dining
  • Airport transfers not included
  • Surcharge for premium or imported non-alcoholic beverages
  • Volleyball included
  • Scuba diving excursions not included
  • Snorkeling excursions not included
  • Motorized water sports not included
  • All available beverages included
  • Spa/beauty facilities and services not included
  • Activities/services from independent operators not included
  • Transportation to offsite activities not included
  • Offsite tours not included
  • Sailboats not included
  • Onsite entertainment and activities included
  • Gratuities included
  • Additional gratuities accepted
  • All food and beverages included
  • Surcharge for premium or imported alcoholic beverages
  • Minibar (all beverages included)
  • Room service during certain hours
  • All onsite activities, and facilities and equipment included
  • All non-motorized water sports included
  • Onsite live performances included
  • Theme parties included
  • Snorkeling included

Hotel Amenities

Riu Guanacaste - 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.

Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive features a full-service spa, a complimentary water park, and 3 outdoor swimming pools. Dining is available at one of the property's 5 restaurants. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the property's bars, which include 5 bars/lounges and a swim-up bar. A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning. Wireless Internet access is complimentary.

This all-inclusive property also offers a children's pool, a health club, and a nightclub. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive is a smoke-free property.

  • Waterslide
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Elevator
  • Number of bars/lounges - 5
  • Full-service spa
  • Free water park access
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Poolside bar
  • Swim-up bar
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Billiards or pool table
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Free self parking
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Steam room
  • Free WiFi
  • Sauna
  • Health club
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Smoke-free property
  • Nightclub
  • Children's pool
  • Spa services on site
  • Luggage storage
  • Hair salon
  • Number of restaurants - 5
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Shopping on site
  • Indoor tennis court
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Beach towels
  • Total number of rooms - 701
  • Number of floors - 6
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Wedding services
  • Garden
  • Tennis on site
  • Multilingual staff

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free water park access
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Children's pool
  • Waterslide
  • Free WiFi
  • Indoor tennis court
  • 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

Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive offers 701 accommodations with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. 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. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

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

Where to Eat

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

Liberia - Overlooking the ocean and pool, this buffet restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Furama - This restaurant specializes in Asian cuisine and serves dinner only.

La Toscana - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves dinner only.

Tucan - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves dinner only.

Ocotal Steak House - This poolside restaurant serves dinner only. Reservations are required.

Nearby Things to Do

1 an indoor tennis court and a complimentary water park with waterslides are featured at the property. 3 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include a health club and a sauna.

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

  • Snorkeling on site
  • Water skiing nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Volleyball on site
  • Beach volleyball on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Windsurfing on site
  • Ziplining nearby
  • Playground on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby

Spa Services

Renova Spa has 8 treatment rooms. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a spa tub. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.

  • Number of treatment rooms 8
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Body wraps
  • Facial treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Aromatherapy treatments
  • Hot stone massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Swedish massage
  • Sauna in spa
  • Spa tub in spa
  • Sports massage
  • Massages

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM

Check-in time ends at 11 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.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

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 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 credit 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

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) 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

Hotel Names

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We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

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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