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Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive

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Aerial view
On the beach, sun loungers, beach towels, snorkeling
4 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
4 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Water park

Overview of Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive

Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive

4.5 star property
Sardinal beachfront property with free water park and spa

8,2/10 Very good

1 002 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Air conditioning
Map
Playa Matapalo- Sardinal, Carrillo, Sardinal, Guanacaste
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • On the beach
  • 4 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • 4 outdoor pools
  • Free water park
  • Nightclub
  • Free supervised childcare
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Sauna
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
Feel at home
  • Supervised childcare (free)
  • Children's pool
  • Playground on site
  • Private bathroom
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the beach
  • Flamingo Beach - 39 min drive
  • Coco Beach - 33 min drive
  • Conchal Beach - 48 min drive

Getting around

  • Daniel Oduber Intl. Airport (LIR) - 49 min drive
  • Tamarindo (TNO) - 66 min drive

Restaurants

  • Monkey's Bar - 18 min walk
  • La Flor Delys - 21 min drive
  • Nonna Rina - 24 min drive
  • Soda Jardin Tropical - 24 min drive
  • Donde Johann - 24 min drive

About this property

Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive

At Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive, you can hit the beach to play volleyball or relax in a sun lounger, plus you'll have access to onsite snorkeling, windsurfing, and kayaking. There's plenty of fun with the 4 outdoor pools and free water park, and guests in the mood for pampering can visit the spa to indulge in massages, facials, and body scrubs. Dining choices include 4 restaurants and the bar/lounge is a great place to grab a cold drink. Other highlights at this luxurious property include a nightclub, a poolside bar, and a 24-hour fitness center. Fellow travelers say good things about the helpful staff and bar.

All-inclusive

This property is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Food and beverages

All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included
In-room minibar (all beverages included)
In-room liquor dispensers

Water activities

Kayaking
Rowing/canoeing
Surfing/body boarding

Languages

English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of Covid-19 Health Protocol (RIU)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 538 rooms
  • Arranged over 6 floors

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21

Children

  • Free supervised childcare

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 7 AM–10:30 AM
  • 4 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Swim-up bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • 24-hour room service

Traveling with children

  • Free water park access
  • Children's pool
  • Playground
  • Free supervised childcare/activities
  • Grocery/convenience store

What to do

  • On the beach
  • Tennis
  • Beach volleyball
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Windsurfing
  • Scuba diving nearby

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Limo or town car service
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free grocery shopping service
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach towels
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Facilities

  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2012
  • ATM/banking
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • 4 outdoor pools
  • Free water park
  • Full-service spa
  • Nightclub
  • Sauna
  • Waterslide

Accessibility

  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • LED light bulbs

Special features

All-inclusive

This property is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).

Food and beverages

All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included
In-room minibar (all beverages included)
In-room liquor dispensers

Water activities

Kayaking
Rowing/canoeing
Surfing/body boarding

Spa

Guests can indulge in a pampering treatment at the property's full-service spa, Renova Spa. Services include facials and body scrubs. The spa is equipped with a spa tub and a steam room. Guests under 17 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Travelife, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Fees & policies

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Guests under 17 years old are not allowed in the spa

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Covid-19 Health Protocol (RIU).

Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

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Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive?
Yes, there are 4 outdoor pools and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive?
No, this property doesn't have a casino, but El Coco Casino (24-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive and nearby?
Have fun with onsite activities like kayaking, windsurfing, and snorkeling and improve your game at the onsite tennis courts. Additional recreation onsite includes volleyball. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and enjoy a swim in one of the 4 outdoor swimming pools. Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive also has a nightclub and a waterslide, as well as a 24-hour fitness center and a sauna.
Are there restaurants at or near Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive?
Yes, there are 4 onsite restaurants. Nearby restaurants include La Flor Delys (6.4 mi), Nonna Rina (7.1 mi), and Soda Jardin Tropical (7.4 mi).
Does Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive like?
Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica - All Inclusive is located a short 1-minute walk from Nicoya Peninsula.

Overall score and ratings

8,2

Very good

8,5/10

Cleanliness

8,8/10

Staff & service

8,0/10

Amenities

8,2/10

Property conditions & facilities

8,4/10

Eco-friendliness

10/10 Exceptional

Juan, 3-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

My time staying at Rui Palace was amazing. The upkeep of the property is spectacular. The team members are so friendly. I will be going back soon.
judith, 6-night trip with friends
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

Great resort. Service and food were good
David, 5-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

This property is very nice.. where do I start.. upon arriving, a bellman loaded our bags on a cart from our transportation and dropped them off against a wall in the lobby, no formal greeting, drink, wet towel.. nothing..upon checkin, our room was ready( @1pm - that was a plus) but we were asked if we could take out bags to our room ourselves( no bellboy) The rooms were very outdated, and in need of a few repairs (seems like no money was really invested there.) Exterior grounds and interior of lobby were very well maintained.. very very clean, we never went without seeing someone cleaning. friendly staff.. food was terrible.. the only Resturant that was great was Krystal- the braised beef was amazing.( could have eaten that everyday). The Entertainment crew poolside weren’t as active or entertaining as most resorts I’ve been to. Nightly entertainment only lasted 40 minutes and was bare minimum entertainment. Don’t even bother to go to the ocean/Beach access.. yes it’s public access, but you are bombarded by people with tents selling souvenirs and things which is really uncomfortable. The casino that’s advertised was closed and we were told it never reopened after covid started. Your given Towel Cards for pool towels if towel is not returned your charged $20 for card. The buffets seemed to always have cold food ( we watched someone ask the cooks to heat up her plate) drinks were good and strong, overall I give this resort a 3/5.. won’t return to this resort.
Lamone, 3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amazing food & amenities
John, 6-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

This all-inclusive resort is an excellent vacation choice. The staff is friendly, courteous and accommodating. There are numerous dining options, including a snack lounge that is open 24 hours. Take advantage of the off-site activities that can be arranged through the resort, including a tour of the area. Simply relaxing by the numerous pools is also a viable option. We have this on our list for a return visit in the future!
Edna, 6-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Patricia, 4-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Marisela Espinoza, 5-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very good

The personal of the hotel very nice all time ! Excellent service
Jesus M, 5-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

The location on the beach was nice but the water & beach itself was not your typical Caribbean beach. Still beautiful!! The resort is surrounded by lush mountains & trees! The staff were friendly & nightly shows were good! The resort gets pretty quiet after 12am. There is a club on site from 11-3am for the night owls!
Nichole, 7-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review