Where families, spa-lovers, active travelers and couples come for sun and luxurious sand, this inviting resort provides the perfect blend of service and smiles fronting Costa Rica’s warm Pacific Coast. Nestled amidst tropical palms and fragrant gardens, guests are treated to spacious guestrooms and suites featuring a regularly restocked in-room mini-bar and liquor dispenser; a pampering spa; fun-filled children’s amenities including a playground, activity club and pool; lighted tennis courts; a disco and 24-hour, all-inclusive restaurants and bars serving delicious cuisines ranging from Asian fare to a robust Steakhouse. Creating the perfect setting for unforgettable vacation experiences, this polished resort has something for every member of the family.


Liberia, Costa Rica Airport (LIR) : 30 miles
San Jose, Costa Rica Airport (SJO) : 150 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2009
Accessible rooms: 1
All rooms non-smoking: 701
Floors: 6
Total rooms: 701


Resort Details

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory Costa Rica will impose some restrictions for Holy Week. Alcohol is not permitted to be sold or consumed. This ban on alcohol starts the Thursday prior to Easter and runs through Easter Sunday. A few hotels purchase special permits to serve alcohol, but generally it is not available. In addition, most restaurants, shops, and bars will be closed for the same time period. Restaurants in the hotels will be operating. The City Tour will not be operating.
Advisory Family Room: ***Important Information*** Please note when booking a Family Room, the minimum occupancy for this room category is: 2 Adults and 1 Child between ages 2-12. Children aged 13 and over are considered adults. The hotel will not honor/confirm bookings with 1 Adult and 1 Child or 2 Adults.
Advisory Two Bedroom Family Suite: ***Important Information*** Please note when booking a Two Bedroom Family Suite, the minimum occupancy for this room category is: 3 Adults or 2 Adults and 2 Children between ages 2-12. Children aged 13 and over are considered adults. The hotel will not honor/confirm bookings with 2 Adults or 2 Adults and 1 Child.
Advisory All Student/Spring Breaker Group reservations are strictly on Request and will be reviewed on a case by case basis by the corresponding Destination Sales Department. RIU Hotels & Resorts reserves the right of admission and may reject any request at its sole discretion.
Advisory If a Student /Spring Breaker Group is accepted: The number of rooms will be deducted from the contracted allotments Minimum Age requirement: 21 years of age or older. The Hotel may request proof of age in the form of passport or official ID Each room must submit a signed liability agreement upon check-in.
Advisory At all other RIU properties Student Groups/Spring Breakers (either groups or individuals, regardless of age) are not allowed at any time during the year. Guests disturbing or generating complaints from other guests or hotel may be removed from the property, at their own expense. Parties in rooms are not permitted

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy:
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy:
Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy:

This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

At least one person 21 years or older is required in every room during the months of February through May. During the remainder of the year, at least one person 18 years or older is required in every room.
The Hotel reserves the right of admission and may request a guest present his/her passport or official ID as proof of age. Guests can and will be removed from the property, at their own expense, if any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff arises. Parties in rooms are not permitted. Unruly behavior by individuals or groups is not allowed at any property at any time during the year.

Transfer Policy:
A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information:
Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.0 star tripadvisor rating Based on 8107 reviews
  • 3.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Just what you would expect for price

    Everything you read on other reviews are correct. But this is what one should except for a mid-range all-inclusive in Costa Rica and you get what you make out of it. Average food (at best), average drinks, average service (note tipping didn't improve service..and mind you I was tipping so my mom-in-law didn't have always go get a drink..not just so I'd get better service), nice people, good room (albeit a bit of a smell), beautiful property. We had a great time with our family and friends, but we wouldn't go back.

    Aug 20, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Amazing resort

    I can't say anything bad about this resort. The food was amazing! We ate like Kings. The room had a mini bar fully stocked which was great. The staff was helpful and friendly. The rooms were nice and the grounds beautiful. I great place to stay with family.

    Aug 19, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Good value Riu style!

    Nice hotel for couple or family vacations. Nice pool areas and gardens. Wonderful breakfast buffets. Lunch buffet could be better. À La Carte restaurants difficult to go... Always full... Usual old furniture Riu rooms. Wonderful pull pubs with drinks made with real fruits!!! The beach had a ruff sea to enter... We went on March so I don´t know if this happened because of the season... Notice that in costa Rica you can´t smoke anywhere but in the street, not even in the hotel gardens or in the beach! and this goes for every hotel. I would return!

    Aug 19, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great location

    Great location for couples and family friendly. The resort is beautiful. Its right on the beach, which is great. The staff are friendly and also good service. Food is okay, but no room service. The resort offers daily entertainment and also you can book activities from lobby area, which i highly recommend. There is a casino, night club, and small shops on property grounds. The beach area is nice and you can interact with locals which is nice.

    Aug 18, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Costa Rica 2019

    We stayed at the Riu Guanacaste July 27-August 2, 2019. Beautiful resort, very clean and friendly staff. I read so many bad things about the food so I had low expectations but I was pleasantly surprised because the food was great. it was very fresh and very healthy. Honestly I love it! it had one bad problem, the sit down restaurants. they open from 6-8 pm and in order to get in people were getting in line at 5pm. We did not want to stand in line for one hour in the heat. they should have like other resorts, advance reservations. We had a great time but next time we will stay at another resort because we like to eat at least 3 times in a nice restaurant and unfortunately we did not get a change.

    Aug 17, 2019