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Located on the northern end of the popular guanecaste beaches, Riu is the latest luxury all inclusive mega resort with over 700 rooms. Perfect for those wanting to get away from it all and lounge by the pool with the ease of all inclusive food and beverages. Free activities include a gym, tennis courts, beach volleyball, ping pong, steam bath, jacuzzi, swimming pools, windsurfing, pedaloes, snorkeling, kayaking and intro resort course for diving. Daily entertainment programs for children and adults and nightly live music or shows for adults. There is also a casino and nightclub with complimentary entrances. Free WiFi is limited to 90 mins daily in the lobby.


  • Set apart on a peninsula
  • Elegant rooms and d├ęcor
  • Large resort with amenities
  • All inclusive


  • Expensive
  • Off resort tours are hours away
  • Desert landscape in high season
  • No Costa Rican flair - could be anywhere
Riu Standard Room
Double Rooms

Double rooms have 2 Twin or 1 Double bed, air conditioning, ceiling fan, laptop sized safe, flat screen satellite tv, phone, mini bar, liquor dispenser, iron and ironing table, hairdryer and radio alarm clock. Inter-connecting rooms are available. Each room has a balcony or terrace.

Family Rooms & Suites at Hotel Riu
Family Rooms & Suites

Family rooms at Riu have similar amenities, but have a bedroom with 1 twin bed and 1 double bed. Family suites have 2 bedrooms with 2 twin beds and 1 double bed. These are largers with a sofa and two bathrooms, one of which has a bidet.

Suites at Hotel Riu

Suites have a double bed, dressing room and open floor design. The bathroom has a jetted massage tub, stand alone shower and bidet. The sitting area with sofa opens to the balcony with relaxing views.

Jacuzzi Suites at Hotel Riu
Jacuzzi Suites

Jacuzzi Suites are similar to the Suites but add a jacuzzi on the terrace.


On the spot cooking stations supplement the Continental or American breakfast buffet, the hot and cold buffet lunch and dinner buffets with three themes per week. Three restaurants have additional menu choices for those wanting to pay out of pocket - table service Italian with appetizer buffet, Asian buffet and a la carte poolside grill and steakhouse. A dress code is required and reservations are recommended for some dinner locations.

Riu has 5 bars and a nightclub to choose from. The poolside bar has a swim up section. There are also lobby, lounge, sports and "La Plaza" bars to choose from.


The main pool at Riu is beautiful with adjoining jacuzzi. Poolside loungers, parasols and towels are complimentary. A separate childrens pool is provided to ease the parents' minds and let the couples in the main pool relax. A sun terrace is perfect for enjoying the good climate.


Renova Spa offers massages, therapeutic treatments and a beauty salon.

Riu Children's Activities
Activities, Gym, Steam Bath & Jacuzzi

The gym, steam bath and jacuzzi are restricted to guests over 18 years of age. There is a children's playground to suit younger ages. There are also scheduled activities designed for children.

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