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Playa Matapalo - Sardinal. Carrillo - Guanacaste View Map
Sardinal, CR Guanacaste

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8.7

Brian from Cincinnati, Oh BookIt.com Verified Traveler
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Posted: Thu, Sep 25, 2014
"Hotel was great and staff was very friendly. I took my 5 year old daughter and she couldn't have had a better time. The food is what it is at an all inclusive. A few of the restaurants were great but there is a lot of buffet style meals. All in all the whole trip was awesome..except for the excursions. I would definitely recommend this hotel."

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Drew from Burke, Va BookIt.com Verified Traveler
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Posted: Fri, Jul 25, 2014
"My family and in-laws had a great time at Riu. This was our second time there and we'll probably go back again in the future. The food was very good with variety, the drinks were strong (bring a bigger cooler cup with you), and the atmosphere was fun. The entertainment staff was a blast...such energy! For future travelers - Riu is NOT a quiet, relaxing, soothing atmosphere. If you're looking for that, go next door to the Riu Palace. At Riu Guanacaste, the music is playing all day, kid are running around, and adults are having fun. That said, the kiddie pool is a joke and the pool doesn't have many shallow areas for smaller kids. I'd recommend bringing a float for the smaller ones to float around in. They offer kids activities but there are poorly organized. Also, there were BEES EVERYWHERE because of all the sweet tropical drinks and I really didn't notice the staff caring about them or if anyone got stung. Also, not premium liquor...if I'm having a daiquiri or pina colada, I really don't care how good the rum is as long as there's a lot of it (and there was). But, if I want a gin and tonic or cuba libre, i'd like something other than well alcohol. Overall, it's great value (especially if the 'kids are free' deal is available' but they have a few things to fix if they want all '5s' from me."

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Tony,Sue,Maurice,Cathy from Toronto, Canada, Ontario BookIt.com Verified Traveler
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Posted: Fri, Jun 06, 2014
"The Riu Guanacaste is a wonderful resort nestled in the rainforest. The rooms are spacious. The food is excellent. You only have to book for 2 of the speciality restaurants and no long pants required. The staff are friendly and helpful. The coffee is really good in the Sports bar open 24 hours also has food there. Need a massage go on the beach past the Riu next door and the woman is on the left $35.00 amazing massage.n Definitely book your tours on the beach go with Tropical Dreams Tours. They are so knowledgeable and is full of interesting information regarding Costa Rica. Pay the extra to have them as a private guide so worth it. There was 4 of us all adults. We went on the River Tour amazing up close and personal with monkeys and crocodiles. Also had delicious breakfast in one of the villages. We also went zip lining, visited waterfall and went in the crystal clear water. Also the mud baths, the natural springs, sauna, amazing experience included lunch at lovely restaurant surrounded by volcanos and beautiful countryside.nThe beach is lovely the sand is very hot wear shoes. The ocean is warm but it has strong undercurrent. Need some umbrellas on beach. Lovely trees for shade on beach but need some more shade.. Wasps around bar at the pool. We spent most of the time on the beach.The market on the beach is good value. nThere is a disco and a casino there at resort. The entertainment is well performed. n"

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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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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

Over 40% Off Fall + Winter Travel
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24-Hour All-Inclusive | Family Friendly
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  • Biggest and Best in Guanacaste
  • On-Site Night Club and Casino
  • Sells Out Fast!
  • BookIt.com Guests Favorite
  • Hurry, Ends at MIDNIGHT Tonight!
Valid: Now - April 30, 2015. Not Valid: Dec. 24 - 31. Subject to sell out. Rates promoted are ``from`` rates and will vary by date searched.
Over 40% Off Fall + Winter Travel
Book w/ Flight Get 2 Free Transfers on 5+ Nts
24-Hour All-Inclusive | Family Friendly
  • Book with Flight and Save More
  • Biggest and Best in Guanacaste
  • On-Site Night Club and Casino
  • Sells Out Fast!
  • BookIt.com Guests Favorite
  • Hurry, Ends at MIDNIGHT Tonight!
Valid: Now - April 30, 2015. Not Valid: Dec. 24 - 31. 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
  • Fine Dining
  • Fitness Facility
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 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 Nightclub
  • On-Site Travel Agency
  • 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.