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Patti Jenda from Charleston, Sc BookIt.com Verified Traveler
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Posted: Sun, Sep 29, 2013
"Went on a girls trip, had a great time. The staff was very friendly, the food was good, the drinks were ok you could get the US name brands if you asked for them. I would recommend a lazy river be installed and instead of keys use cards. When we were there, there were a lot of kids at the swim up bar. I don't think they should allow that. We met a lot of great people and had a great time with them. The beach wasn't the white sugar sand beach but it was ok. I would go back for sure."

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Micehelle from Elmhurst, New York BookIt.com Verified Traveler
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Posted: Fri, Aug 02, 2013
"I loved everything about my trip. The entertainment staff was amazing. They were always around to help you with anything. The shows that they did in the evening was fun for everybody even for kids. I recommend it for everbody. And the best thing to me was that everyone who works there is very fluent in english. A big plus."

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Roy from Piermont, New York BookIt.com Verified Traveler
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Posted: Thu, Aug 01, 2013
"The Hotel Riu Guanacaste was an unforgettable experience. The excellent service, the great food and the beautiful scenery made our vacation a delightful experience. I have been in many places in Costa Rica and Riu is, indisputably, the best place to be. Especial thanks to the Supervisor who, even though we just met, went out of his way to make our stay and the stay of other a especial one."

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Posted: Fri, Jul 12, 2013
"Costa Rica is a beautiful country and so peaceful. The staff at Riu Guancaste always wanted to make sure we were satisfied. The food in the buffet was the best. I tried the other restarants as well but I loved the variety they had in the buffet. You have to go to Tabacon amazing!!! Very clean hotel also the staff is very friendly. Very friendly and helpful. Wish I would have taken the tour to Nicaragua but next time. The temperature in the pool was great as well. To get internet you need to pay $15 a day. But I think they might have a cheaper price if you book it for the week. I just needed it one day. I went July 3rd-July 10th of 2013. The weather was beautiful it only rained one time and it was in the night time so it did not affect my day. The shows were really good as well. Very kid friendly hotel. I loved the Riu Guanacaste and it looked like it had more events than the palace as I met someone on a tour that was staying the palace hotel and not much was going on. So I am glad I paid less for the Riu Guanacaste versus the palace."

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Posted: Fri, Jun 28, 2013
"This was the most enjoyable 7 days vacation in Costa Rican RIU Palace - we got Free upgrade to the 'RIU Palace'. From the airport transportation to the clean and new rooms, The king size bed was very comfy. The staff was very helpful and friendly The food was really good, The restaurant food was good the 'stake restaurant ' 6 from 10 the Italian 9 from 10 Tokyo 8 from 10 , every day buffet the best 10 from 10. We really enjoyed the nightly shows in the theater Every night They put on a great performance FUN FUN FUN the pools are beautiful and all the activities was amazing ONLY complaints?....maybe slightly inconvenient that I didn't get good wifi reception, except. But really, we shouldn't be checking in with emails anyway, right??? I would highly recommend this resort to friends and family we will come back. "

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Riu Guanacaste is a beachfront resort located in beautiful Matapalo beach in Guanacaste, Costa Rica`s northern Pacific region, popular because of its amazing weather, exuberant natural surroundings and it is readily accessible through 2 major airports. Liberia (LIR) is only 30 minutes away from the Riu, and San Jose [SJO] is only a scenic 4 hour drive from Riu Guanacaste. Canopy Tours, horseback riding, snorkeling and fishing are just a few exciting activities you may enjoy nearby.

At Riu Guanacaste you will enjoy 24-hour All-Inclusive service, with a wide array of services and amenities to make your stay a pleasant one. Diverse activities and comprehensive entertainment program have been designed for adults and children to enjoy day or night. Feast at the multiple restaurants and bars serving delicious meals and unlimited beverages and cocktails, including 3 A-la-cart dinner restaurants. Enjoy the tropical sun while resting on a lounger, or enjoy your favorite drink in the Swim-up Pool Bar. There is much, much more that Riu Guanacaste has to offer you. Read More About Riu Guanacaste - All-Inclusive

Flight Credit + Kids Stay Free
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Kids 0-12 Stay, Play and Eat Free May - Oct
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  • Biggest and Best in Guanacaste
  • $35 Spa Credit per Person
  • On-Site Night Club and Casino
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Valid: Through Dec 23. Not Valid: Subject to sell out. Rates promoted are ``from`` rates and will vary by date searched.
Flight Credit + Kids Stay Free
Book w/ Flight + Save Extra 5% on 3+ Nights
Kids 0-12 Stay, Play and Eat Free May - Oct
  • Book with Flight and SAVE MORE
  • Biggest and Best in Guanacaste
  • $35 Spa Credit per Person
  • On-Site Night Club and Casino
  • BookIt.com Guests Favorite
  • Hurry, Ends at MIDNIGHT Tonight!
Valid: Through Dec 23. Not Valid: Subject to sell out. Rates promoted are ``from`` rates and will vary by date searched.
Rooms & Rates for Riu Guanacaste - All-Inclusive
Double Room - All-Inclusive
Double Room - All-Inclusive
Room Sleeps up to 4 People
All-Inclusive Highlights:

  • 24-Hour All-Inclusive
  • Buffet Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Swim-Up Bar
  • UNLIMITED Alcoholic and Non-alcoholic beverages and cocktails
  • UNLIMITED All Day Snacks
  • In-room mini-bar and liquor dispenser
  • Entertainment Program
  • Non-Motorized Water Sports
  • All hotel accommodations, taxes, and gratuities

Room Amenities:

  • Two double beds or one king size bed
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling-fans
  • Regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser
  • Satellite TV
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Radio alarm clock
  • Electronic in-room safe [15-inch laptop size]
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Bathroom equipped with bathtub and Double sink
  • Hairdryer and amenities kit
Superior Room - All-Inclusive
Superior Room - All-Inclusive
Room Sleeps up to 4 People
All-Inclusive Highlights:

  • 24-Hour All-Inclusive
  • Buffet Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Swim-Up Bar
  • UNLIMITED Alcoholic and Non-alcoholic beverages and cocktails
  • UNLIMITED All Day Snacks
  • In-room mini-bar and liquor dispenser
  • Entertainment Program
  • Non-Motorized Water Sports
  • All hotel accommodations, taxes, and gratuities

Room Amenities:

  • Two double beds or one king size bed
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling-fans
  • Regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser
  • Satellite TV
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Radio alarm clock
  • Electronic in-room safe [15-inch laptop size]
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Bathroom equipped with bathtub and Double sink
  • Hairdryer and amenities kit
Double Room Ocean View - All-Inclusive
Double Room Ocean View - All-Inclusive
Room Sleeps up to 4 People
All-Inclusive Highlights:

  • 24-Hour All-Inclusive
  • Buffet Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Swim-Up Bar
  • UNLIMITED Alcoholic and Non-alcoholic beverages and cocktails
  • UNLIMITED All Day Snacks
  • In-room mini-bar and liquor dispenser
  • Entertainment Program
  • Non-Motorized Water Sports
  • All hotel accommodations, taxes, and gratuities

Room Amenities:
  • Two double beds or one king size bed
  • Air-conditioning
  • Ceiling-fans
  • Regularly replenished mini-bar and liquor dispenser
  • Satellite TV
  • Direct-dial phone
  • Radio alarm clock
  • Electronic in-room safe [15-inch laptop size]
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Bathroom equipped with bathtub and Double-sink
  • Hairdryer and amenities kit
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Amenities: Riu Guanacaste - All-Inclusive
  • 24 Hour Security
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • ATM Machine
  • All-Inclusive
  • Audio/Visual Equipment
  • Babysitting
  • Ballroom
  • Banquet Facility
  • Beachfront
  • Beauty Shop/Salon
  • Business Services
  • Casino
  • Children's Play Area
  • Children's Program
  • Coffee Shop
  • Currency Exchange
  • Dry Cleaning Service
  • Exterior Corridors
  • FREE Local Calls
  • FREE Wi-Fi
  • Fine Dining
  • Fitness Facility
  • Gift Shop on Property
  • Great for Kids
  • Great for Nightlife
  • Guest Activity Desk
  • Handicap Services
  • Honeymoon Amenities
  • Kids Club
  • Live Entertainment/DJ
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Massage Services
  • Medical Services
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Multiple Swimming Pools
  • Ocean View
  • On-Site Convenience Store
  • On-Site Dive Shop
  • On-Site Entertainment
  • On-Site Events
  • On-Site Travel Agency
  • On-site Nightclub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Parking
  • Poolside Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Spa Services
  • Swim-Up Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Courts
  • Theater
  • Wake-Up Service
  • Widescreen TV
  • Wireless Internet Access

(+) = Additional fees may apply for the use of these amenities.
(*) = Free, some restrictions may apply.