Riu Guanacaste

Sardinal de Carrillo, Matapalo (Guanacaste), Costa Rica
+506 2681 2300


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Overall guest ratings

7.9/10 Good
Based on 988 reviews
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Review highlights

  • 8.5
  • 7.5
  • 7.4
  • 4.9

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  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Friendly service
  • Clean hotel facilities


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    With a stay at Hotel Riu Guanacaste - All Inclusive in El Ocotal, you'll be on the beach and close to Ocotal Beach. This 4-star resort is within the vicinity of Haras del Mar Equestrian Center and Coco Beach.


    Make yourself at home in one of the 701 air-conditioned rooms featuring free minibar items and flat-screen televisions. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) 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.


    Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages and facials. Before a night out at the casino, the 3 outdoor swimming pools are a perfect way to relax and recharge. This resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access, babysitting/childcare (surcharge), and gift shops/newsstands.


    This resort 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 at one of the resort's 5 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 5 bars/lounges. A complimentary buffet breakfast is included.

    Business, Other Amenities

    Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. Event facilities at this resort consist of conference space and meeting rooms. Free self parking is available onsite.

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    • Wi-Fi
    • Complimentary breakfast
    • Fitness center
    • Facilities for Disabled Guests
    • Restaurant
    • Babysitting or child care
    • Childrens programs
    • Concierge service
    • Gift shop
    • Laundry service
    • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    • Casino
    • Spa
    • Child pool
    • Outdoor pool
    • No smoking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Beauty salon
    • Cable or satellite TV
    • Air-conditioned
    • Night club
    • Sauna
    • Pets not allowed
    • Free parking
    • Steam room
    • Storage available
    • Wedding services
    • Terrace/Patio
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    Guest reviews

    Overall Rating

    7.9 Good
    Based on 988 reviews
    • 8.5 "Location is great."
    • 7.5 "Good beach."
    • 7.4 "Good service."
    • 6.8 "Breakfast is mediocre."
    • 6.4 "Food is average."
    • 4.9 "Rooms are not good."
    • 4.8 "Internet is poor."
    • 4.7 "Not very comfortable."
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    Overall Rating

    7.7 Good
    Based on 661 reviews
    • 8.5 "Location is great."
      9.6 "96% appreciated the closeness to the beach."
    • 7.3 "Good beach."
    • 7.2 "Good service."
      8.2 "82% found the staff to be very friendly."
      7.9 "79% thought the service was very professional."
    • 6.7 "Average cleanliness."
    • 6.5 "Food is average."
      6.0 "Only 60% were satisfied with the menu."
    • 6.2 "Vibe was decent."
      6.6 "66% thought the atmosphere was somewhat friendly."
    • 5.8 "Bar is ok."
    • 5.1 "Rooms are ok."
    • 4.9 "Not very comfortable."
      3.1 "69% didn't like the uncomfortable beds."
    • 4.7 "Internet is poor."
      3.1 "69% said the wifi quality was bad."
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    Overall Rating

    7.9 Good
    Based on 326 reviews
    • 8.4 "Location is great."
    • 8.1 "Pool is good."
    • 7.7 "High value."
    • 7.5 "Good cleanliness."
    • 7.3 "Good service."
      8.4 "84% found the staff to be very friendly."
    • 6.0 "Food is average."
      5.4 "Only 54% were satisfied with the menu."
    • 4.9 "Internet is poor."
    • 4.8 "Rooms are not good."
    • 4.6 "Not very comfortable."
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    Hotel type
    Beach Hotel
    Guests consider it an awesome beach hotel.
    Resort Hotel
    Guests say this is a wonderful resort hotel.
    Good to know
    "Friendly atmosphere"
    "Friendly service"
    "Clean hotel facilities"
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