Riu Guanacaste

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


Overall guest ratings

8.0/10 Good
Based on 929 reviews
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Review highlights

  • 8.3
  • 8.2
  • 7.8
  • 5.8

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  • Delicious beef dishes & steak
  • Pleasant animation
  • Interesting excursions
  • 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 minibars. Flat-screen televisions with satellite programming provide entertainment, while wireless Internet access (surcharge) keeps you connected. 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.

    Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities

    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. Additional features include complimentary wireless Internet access, babysitting/childcare (surcharge), and an arcade/game room.


    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 at a poolside bar, a swim-up bar, or one of 5 bars/lounges.

    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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    • Babysitting or child care
    • Wi-Fi
    • Concierge service
    • Gift shop
    • Laundry service
    • Meeting/Banquet facilities
    • Spa
    • Child pool
    • Outdoor pool
    • No smoking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Beauty salon
    • 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

    8.0 Good
    Based on 929 reviews
    data provided by TrustYou
    • 8.3 "Breakfast is good."
    • 8.2 "Location is great."
    • 7.8 "Good service."
    • 7.4 "Good beach."
    • 7.2 "Tasty food."
    • 5.8 "Bar is ok."
    • 5.7 "Rooms are ok."
    • 4.6 "Not very comfortable."

    Overall Rating

    8.2 Excellent
    Based on 529 reviews
    data provided by TrustYou
    • 8.3 "Generally very clean."
    • 7.9 "Good service."
    • 7.8 "Good location."
    • 7.1 "Tasty food."
    • 7.0 "Good beach."
    • 6.7 "Vibe was decent."
    • 6.1 "Bar is ok."
    • 6.1 "Internet is average."
    • 5.8 "Rooms are ok."
    • 4.8 "Not very comfortable."

    Overall Rating

    8.1 Excellent
    Based on 399 reviews
    data provided by TrustYou
    • 8.8 "Generally very clean."
    • 8.2 "Location is great."
    • 7.7 "Good service."
    • 7.2 "Tasty food."
    • 7.1 "Good beach."
    • 5.8 "Rooms are ok."
    • 5.5 "Bar is ok."
    • 4.8 "Not very comfortable."

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