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 7902 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Beautiful beach and Nice food

    Everything is as excellent, except for some waiters service, but still waiters don’t matter. The beach is awesome, full of fishes and turquoise color. We took a snorkel trip and it was awesome, the guide (I forgot his name) was very funny. The food was good, we really enjoyed it. The alcohol was cheap cheap quality. The pillows in the rooms are very cheap as well. Overall this is a hotel I will go back to.

    May 21, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great hotel

    We were there as a group of 8 girls from the 29th April for 2 weeks. There are lots of positives but also a couple negatives. It is a stunning hotel in a lovely location. The rooms were spotless and serviced every day. The gardens and pool areas are lovely and great to be served drinks at your sunbed whether you're on the beach or by the pool. Overall the standard of food was excellent. Our favourite was the Asian and we had an excellent rib eye steak in the steak house. The staff were mostly very friendly around the hotel and gardens. The only negatives were the hideous booking system for the restaurants. Everybody was moaning about it and it did spoil our enjoyment of the hotel. Also some of the staff in the restaurants, apart from the buffet, were quite rude. Especially the ones who we had to book our tables with and also in the restaurants we either had to ask for drinks or once we'd had one drink we didn't get offered another. Also at weekends the hotel is packed with locals. They just seemed to take over. The pools were packed and large groups everywhere. Overall I would recommend this hotel but they need to sort out the booking system for the restaurants.

    May 20, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating

    I honestly can't recommend this hotel enough. We spent 2 weeks here for our honeymoon at the beginning of April & we weren't disappointed! Take the negative reviews with a pinch of salt. The pillows were fine, the rooms were always clean, as was the rest of the hotel. The staff were always polite and tried to help where they could - Thank you to Stacy (one of the chefs) for always saying hello & Rudolpho for making sure we had what we needed. We did a number of trips & we are so glad we did, we got to see so much we would never get to see elsewhere. All in all a beautiful hotel and beautiful country!

    May 20, 2019
  • 1.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Don’t waste your money

    Very low class! Friendly staff , but that’s it! 75%kids, food was horrible, room smelled like sewer. Service horrible, drink selection worst ever for an all inclusive, I’d never come back 75 % locals , that vacationed, so disappointing, Mexico riveria Maya hands down a 10 compared to this ! Dirty beach no blue water !

    May 19, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    relaxed & hot

    The hotel is located 30-45mins from airport, very nice and what you would expect from a Riu. Check in was seamless. Wi-fi all around the hotel, not just in reception. Room was spacious and minibar was topped up every couple of days, optics in room but only used them once. bathroom was big with 2 sinks, massive bed, big balcony TV in room as well. The hotel is set in lovely gardens and very well kept, always working on them to keep tidy. all the hotel staff work very hard and are very pleasant. Pool is amazing and it was certainly needed, very hot all day and night. pool bar was excellent and staff great, every Wednesday the entertainment staff host a foam party and it's really good fun. Entertainment staff work very hard to keep people happy. Food was excellent, buffet restaurant was open AM & PM for lunch time snacks you have to use the steak restaurant near the pool. There are 4 specialty restaurants and these are 1st come 1st serve, Asian & Italian due get really busy so we were queuing at 5.30pm but well worth it, the food is amazing, we didn't try the a la carte, Steakhouse was closed 2 nights that we tried, but glad we got in on the 3rd as again the steak was delicious. Drink was in decent plastic glasses and good measures, there was a different cocktail each day and had to be tried. we did walk down the beach towards monkey bar and there were monkeys there that were very friendly, we found the drinks expensive at monkey bar but it was an experience, we walked back through the woods (Safe path) and there is a little market of about 5-6 stalls before getting back on to the beach, do not drop their prices much. We did a couple of excursions, Sunset cruise is well worth it, really amazing afternoon. Pardo verde river, this was to see the Crocodiles and wildlife and a sugarcane plantation, again worth the money. Caught the sea taxi into Coco Beach for a few hours, book the day before, gentleman sat on path near pool, cost $20 return, was a great fun. Coco Beach ok for shopping and a drink/food. The only thing I can fault about the whole holiday was the price of the photo's taken by the Riu staff in the pool, we had some amazing pictures taken, looked at them but they were priced @ $15 per photo and you have them emailed to you and still have pay for printing them yourself. There are shops in between the hotels, which provide trinkets. Must also say Costa Rica is a very strict country for "no smoking" no where at airport to smoke, smoking areas in Hotel, not allowed to smoke on Balcony. area near entertainment at nights, outside front of hotel and round back of steakhouse near the pool, could smoke on the beach. The howler monkeys are very secretive in the trees, but you certainly won't miss them when they start making a noise

    May 16, 2019