We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
2/14/2018 2/15/2018
    There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
    • {providername} {price}
    {providername} {price}
      {listitems}
    {sold_out_text}
    We can't find prices for this accommodation
    From {rate_price} {rate_periodicity}

    Hotel Riu Guanacaste

    Riu Guanacaste Boulevard | Carrillo - Guanacaste, Playa Matapalo 50503, Costa Rica
    +1 855-383-8047
    Call
    Hotel website
    Save
    Lowest prices for your stay
    2/14/2018 2/15/2018
    Are these your travel dates?
    TripAdvisor uses this information to find you the lowest prices for your stay.
    Traveler (6857)
    Pool & Beach (1434)
    Room & Suite (951)
    Overview
    • Excellent38%
    • Very good36%
    • Average17%
    • Poor5%
    • Terrible4%
    Travelers talk about
    “costa rica” (1,878 reviews)
    “riu guanacaste” (1,317 reviews)
    “coco beach” (596 reviews)
    Wifi
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
    Air Conditioning
    Beachfront
    Pool
    Non-Smoking Rooms
    Restaurant
    Suites
    Poolside Bar
    Fitness center
    Concierge
    Spa
    Wheelchair access
    Business Center
    Dry Cleaning
    Tennis Court
    Kids Club
    Housekeeping
    Casino
    Private Balcony
    4.0 Star Hotel
    All hotel details
    Offers from Hotel Riu Guanacaste
    Special Offer: Receive 500 free points
    Hotel packages
    {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null}
    Rooms
    Feb 14Feb 15
    |
    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Select
    Show Available Rooms
    Sorry, this partner no longer has rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please visit one of our 0 partner sites to see rooms from .
    We're sorry, there are no rooms available on TripAdvisor. Please change your dates, or view all Playa Matapalo hotels with availability
    Standard Room

    Getting you more information on this room

    Free Cancellation
    Select
    {"BOOKING_FEATURES": ["IB_IRG_RATE_VERIFICATION","IB_STREAMLINED_SELECTED_ROOM","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN_US","IB_SHOW_EMAIL_FOR_INSECURE_LOGIN","VISA_SPONSORSHIP_WEB","RCMS_INLINE_ROOM_GRID_MAX_OCC","IB_POST_BOOKING_LOGIN","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS","IB_IRG_MATCH_META","MOB_BOOKING_EMAIL_AGREE_HIDE","CHILDREN_SEARCH","IB_EXPRESS_BOOK","HR_IB_EXCLUDE_TAXES_AND_FEES","IB_DW_CCNAME_WITH_AUTOCOMPLETE","IB_IRG_PERFORMANCE_METRICS_MOBILE","IB_BOOKNOW_CLEAN_WITH_ICON_SHORT_BTN","STORED_CARDS","IB_PRICE_WINS_COPY","IB_PRICES_OUTSIDE_ROOM_BUTTON","IB_EXIT_INTERRUPTER","IB_SHOW_AMENITIES_AS_ICONS","META_AIR","IB_REVIEW_BOOKING_BUTTON","IB_INLINE_ROOM_GRID","IBEX_HIGH_EQUITY_BRANDING","IB_PRICE_WINS_POST_TX","IB_BOOKING_FORM_FAVICON","IB_KIPLINGER_AWARD","IB_URGENCY_BLOCK"] , "IMPRESSION_KEY": "3bcb42197a72491bb138f675a8b7bbaa", "roomSelectionModel": {"partnerInfos":[],"multiplePartners":false,"polling":{"locationId":1154805,"bookingSessionId":null,"detailedAvailabilityKey":null,"commerceContentIds":[],"additionalContentIds":[],"pollCount":0,"checkin":{"day":14,"month":2,"year":2018},"checkout":{"day":15,"month":2,"year":2018},"adults":2,"child_rm_ages":"","rooms":1,"display_rooms":300,"entryPrice":-1,"entryCurrency":"USD","complete":false,"formKey":"","showAllRooms":true,"genNewBookingSessionId":false,"winningProviderAtClick":"","selectedRoomKey":"","impressionKey":"3bcb42197a72491bb138f675a8b7bbaa","navArea":null,"referringServlet":"Hotel_Review","highestMetaPrice":0,"lowestMetaPrice":0,"additionalPartner":false,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":0,"roomsToVerify":[],"clazz":null},"summary":null,"unavailable":true,"metaOffers":[],"mismatchCheckModel":null,"totalMediaCount":0,"hotelPhotos":[],"noticeHeaderMessage":null,"moreProviders":null,"lowestPricePartner":null,"showAllRooms":true,"isMetaCheaper":false,"isBookingLessThanOrEqualToMeta":null,"avgHistoricalPrice":0.0,"avgHistoricalDisplayPrice":null,"expressBookState":{"hasFullTravelerInfo":false,"hasReducedBillingInfo":false,"hasFullBillingInfo":false},"highestMetaPrice":-1,"lowestMetaPrice":-1,"highestMetaPriceDisplay":-1,"hotelName":"Hotel Riu Guanacaste","hasSpecialTimeOfStayTaxes":false,"trackingTree":null,"trackingTreeId":null,"showPriceHoverTooltip":false,"trackingContext":"eyJzdGF0ZSI6IkhPVEVMX0FVQ1RJT04iLCJwIjoiSFJfTWFpbkNvbW1lcmNlIiwiaWRzIjp7IkJGSyI6IjNiY2I0MjE5N2E3MjQ5MWJiMTM4ZjY3NWE4YjdiYmFhIiwiQUlLIjoiNzRkYjUxYzRmOWMzNGQ5OTgwYmZmODg3YWE3NGJiYmEifSwiZW50cnlTZXJ2bGV0IjoiSG90ZWxfUmV2aWV3In0=","cheaperPricesExist":false,"enableLPF":false,"priceDropPercent":0,"canExpandRooms":false,"expandRoomsToAllPartners":false,"roomSelectionKey":null,"useSupplierDirectTreatment":false,"isSupplierDirect":false,"showProviderSeparator":false,"clazz":null,"isPriceDrawerEnabled":false,"seeMoreMessage":null,"seeMoreIFrameMessage":null,"isPricelineCom":false,"isMetaMarketingLandOnBookingFormEnabled":false}, "ibAvailability": false, "metaAvailability": false, "topOfferIsIB": false, "numHacTries": -1, "checkIn": "02/14/2018", "checkOut": "02/15/2018", "lowestPrice": null, "hasDates": true, "hacComplete": false, "contentIdMappings": {}, "pollingEnabled": false, "preventScroll": false, "offerClickToken": null, "conditionalUpdate": false, "mightGetRooms": true, "divClasses": "ppr_rup ppr_priv_hr_inline_room_grid_hsx", "singlePartnerRoomGridWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_hsx","template":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__widget","moduleList":["handlers","tracking"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_hsx","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","tracking":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'tracking'))"},"dust":{"sub_header":"ibex_room_grid_hsx__sub_header"}},"scriptFlags":null}, "multiPartnerRoomGridWidget": null, "mismatchMessage": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_mismatch_message","template":"ibex_mismatch_message__widget","moduleList":["handler"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_mismatch_message","js":{"handler":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handler'))"},"dust":{}},"scriptFlags":null}, "maxRoomsToShow": 300, "isTablet": false, "roomGridRowWidget": {"containerClass":null,"containerAttributes":null,"widget":{"name":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","template":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__widget","moduleList":[],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_room_grid_row_hsx","js":{},"dust":{"amenities":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__amenities","condition_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__condition_col","price_text":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__price_text","reservation_col":"ibex_room_grid_row_hsx__reservation_col"}},"scriptFlags":null}, "mismatchMessageLightbox": null, "deviceInfo": "OtherOS OtherBrowser", "bookOnTripAdvisor": "Book on <img class=\"ibHeaderImg\" alt=\"TripAdvisor\" src=\"https:\/\/static.tacdn.com\/img2\/branding\/rebrand\/TA_logo_primary.png\"\/>"}
    Write a ReviewReviews (6,687)
    Traveler rating
    Traveler type
    Time of year
    Language
    • More languages

    1 - 5 of 5,707 reviews

    Reviewed yesterday

    My girl and I vacationed to Costa Rica Jan. 13 -17 and we stayed at the RIU Guancaste and I must say it looked very nice. When we got there they told us to go eat at the buffet and when we come back everything...More

    Thank Chris Z
    Hotel's Favorite
    Reviewed December 3, 2017

    We arrived early October along with tropical storm Nate. Day 1 we were joined by the Coati for breakfast, he loves water melon! Tropical storm Nate was an interesting experience, we were disgusted to hear people moaning about the reduced food offering, no electricity or...More

    23  Thank brochurequeen
    Reviewed yesterday

    Stayed December 2017 for a week. Not long enough, two weeks would be much better. Food was good. My daughter and I managed to eat at the speciality restaurants of all but one night of our 7 night stay. My favourite was the Italian restaurant,...More

    Thank Lynne1202
    Reviewed yesterday

    Our first time in Costa Rica and we had a wonderful time. Me, my husband and our two girls had a great time at the Riu, the staff were wonderful and the only thing making this a 4 star was the food at the restaurants,...More

    Thank ashleyponders
    Reviewed yesterday

    I had the chance to go when they opened and now when they have more time in business and you can find the difference in the food and service is still good but not excellent. The quality of the food is not the best, the...More

    Thank LizzySH_cr
    About
    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Free Parking
    • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
    • Beachfront
    • Restaurant
    • Spa
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
    • Business Center with Internet Access
    • Breakfast included
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Banquet Room
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Conference Facilities
    • Room amenities
    • Air Conditioning
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Minibar
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
    • Restaurant
    • Spa
    • Casino and Gambling
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Hot Tub
    • Tennis Court
    • Outdoor pool
    Details
    • Price range
    • $219 - $414 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 701
    • Reservation Options
    • TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Travelocity, Orbitz, RIU Hotels and Resorts, Priceline, BookIt.com, Cheap Tickets, Evoline ltd and getaroom.com so you can book your Hotel Riu Guanacaste reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
    • Location
    • Costa Rica >
    • Province of Guanacaste >
    • Playa Matapalo
    Add Photo Photos
    Traveler (6857)
    Pool & Beach (1434)
    Room & Suite (951)
    Dining (491)
    Hotel & Grounds (4440)
    Bathroom (39)
    Family and Play Areas (31)
    Business Center & Event Rooms (5)
    Nearby
    Nearby HotelsSee all Playa Matapalo Hotels
    Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica
    4,125 reviews
    .17 miles away
    Bahia Pez Vela Resort
    128 reviews
    1.65 miles away
    Ocotal Beach Resort
    379 reviews
    1.89 miles away
    Hotel Villa Casa Blanca
    134 reviews
    1.95 miles away
    Nearby Restaurants
    Father Rooster Beachfront Bar & Grill
    860 reviews
    2.06 miles away
    The Lobster House Bar & Restaurant
    8 reviews
    3.73 miles away
    Picante Restaurant and Bar
    128 reviews
    1.63 miles away
    Costa Rica Beach Services & Private Chef
    21 reviews
    2.09 miles away
    Nearby Attractions
    Alex on the Beach & Amazing Tours
    816 reviews
    .09 miles away
    Diamante Eco Adventure Park
    800 reviews
    .23 miles away
    ScubaCaribe
    187 reviews
    .11 miles away
    Costa Rica Amazing Trips
    19 reviews
    .42 miles away
    Ask a question
    Questions & Answers
    Helencpwright
    January 21, 2018|
    AnswerShow all 2 answers
    Response from Trilobite2006 | Reviewed this property |
    Ilanos de Cortez waterfall is worth a visit and is about an hour away. Lots of locals go there with a picnic and spend the whole day there.
    0
    Votes
    Nick M
    January 21, 2018|
    AnswerShow all 3 answers
    Response from Tammy C | Reviewed this property |
    Yes, they rent jet skis at the resort. They have a jet ski tour that is guided and great. Takes you up the coast to a couple of beaches where you will see sting ray, turtles, possible whales, and Kodi's, the Costa Rica... More
    1
    Vote
    Room Tips
    "noone stays inside unless you sleep or doing the nasty so just take any room"
    Read review
    "get a room with jungle view!"
    Read review
    "The higher floors are the best, offering views of the mountains and the Pacific Ocean"
    Read review
    "Ask for quiet room on far side of the hotel"
    Read review
    Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
    Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing