Hotel Riu Guanacaste

Hotel Riu Guanacaste: a luxury entrance to the deep blue ocean

Guanacaste has a characteristic that differentiates it from the rest of the country. It is a less tropical and humid area, with dry pastures where the cowboys of the area ride their horses – a cultural sample of Guanacaste.

The Hotel Riu Guanacaste’s architecture resembles a Palace that merges with the sea. The Hotel Riu Guanacaste, a place awarded with the Travelife GOLD Sustainability Certification system, takes you from its pools surrounded with gardens and fountains to a variety of blue shades from the sea and the sky.

To get to Hotel Riu Guanacaste, you need a reliable and safe transportation service that allows you to enjoy a comfortable transfer from the Oduber Quirós International Airport to the Hotel Riu Guanacaste. Liberia Shuttle & Tours transport service will make you feel at home and allow you to find the charms that the beach and the Savannah have to offer right from the beginning of your trip.

And if you want to have a deep rest to recharge your battery for the next day, enjoy the comfort offered by the rooms of the Hotel Riu Guanacaste…

Whatever the reason for your trip -a business trip, a wedding celebration or just a family reunion, the rooms of the Hotel Riu Guanacaste offer you the luxury and an all-inclusive service so you can have a complete experience during your vacation. The balcony and terrace offer a spectacular view of the pool area, the fountains, the garden, and the beach.

The fully equipped rooms include a refrigerator, mini-bar, satellite TV, Wi-fi, drinks dispenser, and jacuzzi. Rooms have a cozy and traditional decoration that takes advantage of the space to make you feel comfortable and at ease. Take a rest, leave stress behind, and start enjoying the facilities of the Hotel Riu Guanacaste.

And if you are one of those who thinks that your vacations must be related to water activities…

Take this opportunity! The Hotel Riu Guanacaste offers four fabulous pools surrounded by vegetation, and one of them even has a bar insider. You can spend a day in one of the pools of the Hotel Riu Guanacaste, sunbathing in the reclining chairs that the hotel offers or enjoying a day with the family. One of the hotel’s activities that attracts a lot of tourist are the diving lessons in the pool. The Hotel Riu Guanacaste offers you an opportunity to explore the marine world in just one place.

The beach is so close to the t the Hotel Riu Guanacaste, that you can combine your pool day with the beach. Once at the beach, you can enjoy a relaxing walk and let your feet feel the movement of the waves. At the beach, you can also practice water sports such as windsurfing, paddle surfing (SUP), snorkeling and kayaking.

At Hotel Riu Guanacaste, the fun is right at your fingertips…

At Hotel Riu Guanacaste you can participate in daytime activities for children and adults. If you want to have fun at night, join the party! Attend one of the evening shows or spend a night trying your luck at the casino. If you want to feel the Latin rhythm, you can take your moves to the Pacha Disco. Keep in mind, the entrance to the casino and the disco is free but drinks are not included.

Is golf your passion? You can find two golf courses near the Hotel Riu Guanacaste and practice your best shot. One of them, the Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course was designed by the architect Mike Young, and it offers challenges imposed by the geography of the area.

Use the hotel’s gym and spa to keep your body stress free and full of energy.Pura vida!

At the Renova Spa, you can enjoy therapeutic massages and relaxation or beauty treatments. This Spa offers a wide variety of treatments ranging from a massage to relieve the stress accumulated in your neck or shoulders to a treatment that allows you to cover your body with natural aroma oils to achieve the perfect point of relaxation. Here, you will understand the meaning of the Costa Rican expression “Pura Vida“.

The good news is that you can also have a massage session on the beach so you enjoy a spectacular view along with the sounds of birds and monkeys, as one of the users of TripAdvisor comments:

For a beach massage also head to the beach and walk left – you will see massage stations set up under tents. Patricia and her daughter Leslie were excellent! I had such a great massage from Patricia I returned for a second one on my last day. Very professional and a great price for an hour massage with the sound of waves, monkeys and birds! Marzo, 2019. Usuario de TripAdvisor: mjmackg5

Hotel Riu Guanacaste offers varied and delicious gastronomic options for all tastes…

At the Hotel Riu Guanacaste, the food is part of the all-inclusive service. You can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets which also include snacks and drinks. This hotel also has an Italian restaurant, La Toscana; a buffet restaurant with Asian food, Furama; a restaurant à la carte, Ocotal Steakhouse; and a Gourmet food restaurant, Toucan.

The attention and service in these restaurants are qualities tourist appreciate. In addition to good food you will find surprises such as finding monkeys on their way to one of the bars in the woods. One of the users of TripAdvisor confirms that the food at the Hotel Riu Guanacaste is delicious and recommends the restaurant near the swimming pool for snacks during lunch time. She also suggests booking early when visiting the à la carte restaurants to avoid unpleasant surprises:

For a beach massage also head to the beach and walk left – you will see massage stations set up under tents. Patricia and her daughter Leslie were excellent! I had such a great massage from Patricia I returned for a second one on my last day. Very professional and a great price for an hour massage with the sound of waves, monkeys and birds! Marzo, 2019. Usuario de TripAdvisor: mjmackg5


Souvenir Shop?

If you want to bring a souvenir from Costa Rica to your friends or family, you can visit El Poblado Street where you will find a boutique, a souvenir shop, a mini-market, and a kiosk. Do not forget to take home a piece of Costa Rica in your suitcase.

You can visit other places and discover the nature and the beach in the area near Hotel Riu Guanacaste…

The Diamante Ecological Adventure Park is a place to learn and discover. Also, if you want to continue exploring the beaches around the Hotel Riu Guanacaste, you can visit Ocotal Beach, Playa del Coco, and Playa Penca.

What if the equine world is your passion?

Do not miss the opportunity to visit the Haras del Mar Horse Riding Center or to ride horses in the Guanacaste grasslands. At the Haras del Mar Horse Riding Center you can join the daily horseback excursions with stunning views of the ocean or the mountains. You can also join the test drives or riding lessons for all levels and ages.

The Adventure Park and the Hot Springs of Vandará is another place you cannot miss in Guanacaste. There , you can enjoy the zip line, horseback riding, waterfalls, and delicious and authentic coffee. One of the users of TripAdvisor recommends to visit this park:

Entertainment staff work very hard to keep people happy. Food was excellent, buffet restaurant was open AM & PM for lunch time snacks you have to use the steak restaurant near the pool. There are 4 specialty restaurants and these are 1st come 1st serve, Asian & Italian due get really busy so we were queuing at 5.30pm but well worth it, the food is amazing, we didn’t try the a la carte, Steakhouse was closed 2 nights that we tried, but glad we got in on the 3rd as again the steak was delicious. Drink was in decent plastic glasses and good measures, there was a different cocktail each day and had to be tried. we did walk down the beach towards monkey bar and there were monkeys there that were very friendly. Mayo, 2019. Usuario de TripAdvisor: Amanda B

There is always an important event or meeting to celebrate and the perfect place to do so is the Hotel Riu Guanacaste…

This hotel has 5 modern meeting rooms and open spaces to hold your business meeting or event.

Close to Hotel Riu Guanacaste, you will find Rincón de la Vieja Volcano National Park and Santa Rosa National Park. Two places that you cannot miss. The Rincon de la Vieja Volcano National Park is a must-see destination. In this park, you can explore the fauna, vegetation, and the impressive volcano while hiking. The Santa Rosa National Park is a natural reserve that protects the most important dry forest in Latin America.

There, you will also find the Historical Museum Casona de Santa Rosa where the Battle of Santa Rosa took place on March 20, 1856. The Sabanero Museum is another interesting place that will allow you to learn about the culture of these Costa Rican cowboys. Lastly, in the famous town of Guaitil, you can discover an ancient technique of pottery making that tourists from all over the world fall in love with.

There are important details that you should keep in mind before planning your trip to the Hotel Riu Guanacaste. One of them is that pets are not allowed in this place. Children are not charged fees but take into account that there are no cribs available for them. Smoking is not allowed in the establishment. The hotel staff speaks English. Finally, there are rooms adapted for people with disabilities, among others.

How far is the Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport from the Hotel Riu Guanacaste?

Hotel Riu Guanacaste is 13 minutes away from the Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport.

At the Hotel Riu Guanacaste, your vacations will bring you closer to the nature and ocean of Guanacaste. Its captivating and diverse landscapes will make your imagination fly: beach, mountains and Savannah. It is always difficult to leave a place like this, especially when your vacation has been full of special moments. To go back from the Hotel Riu Guanacaste to the International Airport Oduber Quirós, book a transportation service that gives you the peace and comfort you deserve. Liberia Shuttle & Tours offers a safe service for your transfer. Book now!

The Hotel Riu Guanacaste is the entrance to the deep blue sea. This place takes you from the pools and fountains of the hotel to the beach, where the sky and the ocean meet with their magical and contrasting tones of blues. An encounter with the natural world that will make you live a stress-free vacation and moments of rest and adventure.

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Telephone number: + (506) 26812300 – 01 800 752 2201
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