My wife and I stayed here from December 29th to January 5th. Compared to other all-inclusive resorts that we have experienced in Jamaica, Dominican Republic and the Maya Riviera in Mexico, this was the best. Clean, excellently maintained facility with ample, friendly staff. Very large and nice pool, and nice beach. Food was overall excellent. Buffet had a great variety of delicious options for salads, entrees, and desserts. There were also four specialty restaurants at the facility. A little hard to get reservations thus we only tried two of the four. Liked the buffet best of the dining options. Best all-inclusive food we have experienced to date. No health issues with on-site food, water, mixed drinks or ice.
Relatively short distance from Liberia airport.
Swiss Travel did a good job with our transfers and off-site excursions.
So would I recommend to a friend? Absolutely, yes.
Would I go back again? Absolutely, yes.
- 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