We had an amazing time during our stay at the Riu Palace. The resort is absolutely beautiful! We drove to Riu Palace after spending 4 rainy days in the rainforest of La Fortuna and were pleasantly welcomed with sunshine and smiling faces. The pools are amazing and the resort staff has activities in the afternoons that were a lot of fun. We played water polo, participated in the darts tournament and the frisbee toss.
The food here was great, in comparison to other all inclusives that we have visited. I am not a huge fan of buffets, but the buffets here were well-attended, clean and offered a huge variety. We also at at the Italian and Steakhouse restaurants (reservation only) and were pleased with the food there, as well.
The rooms are very contemporarily and eccentrically decorated. My daughter loved the purple highlights in the decor.
There are shops at the hotel, but they are very expensive! (I bought a bottle of sunscreen for $34.00USD). If you need souveniers-wait until you get to the airport! The Liberian airport had a huge selection in the Britt shops at reasonable prices....lesson learned!)
In the mornings, you might find monkies playing in the mango trees-head toward the beach from the hotel and to the left...(hint, hint) ;)
The hotel was very clean and friendly!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel lies directly on the beautiful, fine-sandy Matapalo beach, next to the hotel Riu Guanacaste. * The guest of Riu Palace Costa Rica may use the facilities in sister hotel Riu Guanacaste, except dinner meal * Main Building 6 floors 538 rooms * Next City Liberia 42.0 km approx. * Airport Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR) 33.0 km approx. * Next ATM / Bank: 200 m * Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica Guanacaste