Had some issues with reservations that caused some stress but once we arrived and got settled we had a very nice stay. This is a very large resort with a lot of rooms but I never felt crowded. Costa Ricans are very nice and provide great service. The food was decent and the buffet offered a large array for everyone's taste. The rooms were decent, except the beds are hard as concrete. I did not get a good nights sleep all week. I only saw one show and really enjoyed it. The beach is black sand and rocky but the turtles nested there and we got to see the baby turtles, very cool! The pool is huge and beautiful and clean. Overall we had a great vacation but due to the size of this place you lose the authentic Costa Rican feel. I definitely recommend venturing off the resort.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Opening winter 2009/10. Situated in northern Costa Rica, in Guanacaste. Located on Playa de Matapalo beach. Complimentary sun loungers on the beach. 6-storey main building. Surrounded by 35,000 m2 / 41,86 sq. yards of lush gardens. Closest village: Nuevo Colon. 13 km / 8.1 miles from various shops. 33 km / 20.5 miles from Liberia airport. Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, Amex, Visa ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Riu Guanacaste Costa Rica