The hotel lies directly on the beautiful, fine-sandy Matapalo beach, in the Playas del Coco region, next to the hotel Riu Guanacaste. The RIU resort includes the following shared facilities: Conference centre, Renova Spa, Pacha discotheque, Casino, medical office and the El Poblado Street with several shots, boutiques, mini-market and souvenir & photo shop. The guest of Riu Palace Costa Rica may use the facilities in sister hotel Riu Guanacaste, except dinner meal.

Good to Know:

  • Constructed in: 2011/12
  • Riu Hotel since: 2012


  • All meals, snacks, domestic and imported alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages in all hotel bars and restaurants.
  • Snacks and drinks 24 hours a day.
  • Regularly refilled minibar and liquor dispensor in the guest rooms.
  • In-room safe.
  • Free sports, activities and entertainment programme as described.
  • Free health & beauty facilities as described.
  • WiFi in the lobby for 90 consecutive minutes per day.

Location Information:

  • Directly on the beach
  • Next Village / Location Nuevo Colón 3.5 km approx.
  • Next Village / Location Playas del Coco 18.0 km approx.
  • Next City Liberia 42.0 km approx.
  • Airport Daniel Oduber International Airport (LIR) 33.0 km approx.


Total: 538 rooms



Room Category Descriptions:

  • Junior suite garden view
    • With 1 bed 200x200 cm. Some with sofa bed instead of sofa.
  • Junior suite courtyard view
    • With 1 bed 200x200 cm. Some with sofa bed instead of sofa
  • Junior suite ocean view
    • With 1 bed 200x200 cm. Some with sofa bed instead of sofa.
  • Suite Jacuzzi
    • Terrace 34 sq.m
  • Family suite
    • 2 bathrooms (1 with hydromassage bathtub, the other with shower cabin).

Dining Options:


  • Arenal Main restaurant
  • Krystal Fusion restaurant
  • L’Anfora Italian restaurant
  • Tokio Japanese restaurant
  • Papagayo Poolside restaurant/Theme restaurant


  • Daiquiri Lobby bar
    • Open from 10.00-24.00h.
  • Capuchino Patisserie & ice cream parlor
    • Open from 10.00-24.00h. Pâtisserie & ice cream.
    • Continental breakfast from 10.00-12.00h.
  • Stars Bar
    • Open from 19.00-24.00h.
    • With terrace and dance floor.
  • Melody Plaza bar
    • Open from 18.00-23.00h.
  • Lounge 24 Lounge bar
    • Open from 00.00-24.00h.
    • All Inclusive 24h (snacks and drinks).
  • Coconut Poolside bar w/ swim-up bar
    • Open from 10.00-18.00h.
  • Sports bar Bar At Riu Guanacaste.
    • Open from 00.00-24.00h.
    • All Inclusive 24h. TV


  • Nightly and evening entertainment
  • Land sports
  • Water Sports


  • Wellness center
  • Massage rooms
  • Hairdresser
  • Steam bath
  • Gym
  • Massage on the beach
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