http://c1.tacdn.com/cds/media/photo-s/05/b7/93/c0/hotel-riu-guanacaste.jpghttp://c1.tacdn.com/cds/media/photo-s/05/4f/5f/28/bathroom.jpghttp://c1.tacdn.com/cds/media/photo-s/05/bd/59/b8/hotel-riu-guanacaste.jpghttp://c1.tacdn.com/cds/media/photo-s/05/b7/21/41/hotel-riu-guanacaste.jpghttp://c1.tacdn.com/cds/media/photo-s/05/b7/93/db/hotel-riu-guanacaste.jpghttp://c1.tacdn.com/cds/media/photo-s/05/b7/93/d5/hotel-riu-guanacaste.jpghttp://c1.tacdn.com/cds/media/photo-s/05/b7/93/d2/hotel-riu-guanacaste.jpghttp://c1.tacdn.com/cds/media/photo-s/05/b7/93/c9/hotel-riu-guanacaste.jpghttp://c1.tacdn.com/cds/media/photo-s/05/b7/93/b9/hotel-riu-guanacaste.jpg
75%
families recommend
 
 
  902 family reviews

Families will love:

  • The long stretch of beach and warm ocean waters
  • The large pool area and swim-up bars
  • The sightings of monkeys on the perimeter of the property
Enter dates for best prices


About Hotel Riu Guanacaste

Surrounded by a jungle-like interior, where the vines of banyan trees drop down to the sands below, the Riu Guanacaste is not your typical all-inclusive resort. On any given day, you can watch howler monkeys and their young swing from branch to branch, and view large lizards as they scurry under the chaise lounge chairs. At this beach resort at the northern tip of Costa Rica, you're immersed in a pristine natural setting.

The beach is an exquisite crescent of gray sand that leads to the shallow and warm waters of the Pacific. Aside from the Riu, there are no other hotels on the long stretch of beach, so you can walk for more than 30 minutes along the water's edge and not pass any other beach chairs or any form of commercialism, a rare treat in Costa Rica. A verdant mountainous-terrain buttresses both ends of the beach. Coupled with large islands offshore, the scenery is striking.

If you prefer pool to ocean water, the Riu Guanacaste features a massive pool with two swim-up bars, man-made waterfalls, bridges, and a beach volleyball area. The entertainment team does a great job getting everyone involved, with daily water aerobics, ping-pong tournaments, and salsa dancing competitions. Whether you choose beach or pool, rest assured that you selected one of the finest all-inclusive properties in Central America -- one where your week will go by far too quickly.

To learn more about Riu Hotels and Resorts, please visit Riu Hotels & Resorts.

Written by Stephen Jermanok

Hotel Riu Guanacaste Reviews

BEST RESORT EVER!! by bleuchef
.OUR HONEYMOON AT THE RIU PALACE, GUANACASTE, COSTA RICA! I will start by saying that, although my wife and I are fairly well traveled, this was our first time in Costa Rica and our first "all inclusive" experience. That being said, I am a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Schools and have had my fair share of years in the service industry ... read more

Best for:

  • Tots (0-2)
  • Kids (3-6)
  • Kids (7-9)
  • Tweens (10-12)
  • Teens (13+)

Family Interests

  • All Inclusive
  • Beach
  • Water Sports

Family Amenities

  • Babysitting
  • Children's Program
  • Cribs
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Kids' Pool
  • Kids'/Theme Meals
  • Kitchenettes
  • Laundry Service
  • Meal Plan
  • Onsite Dining
  • Pool



Family Ratings:
 
 
   
Accommodations:
Dining:
Kid Activities:
Kids Play Area:
Money Value:
Pool & Water Fun:
Staff:

Related Links:
 

  •  
    FREE Family Travel Newsletter
  • Family Travel Tips   (8 New)

    Family Planning and Tips

    • Carnival Miracle Travel Tips
      OverviewCabinsDiningActivitiesTravel Tips All About the Extras Sail & Sign Card Carnival ships feature Sail & Sign cards, which make life so much easier. All you do is link a debit card or credit card to your Sail & Sign Card at Guest Relations or a kiosk on the ship. You'll then use your Sai...
    • Carnival Miracle Dining
      OverviewCabinsDiningActivitiesTravel Tips During the cruise, I quickly learned that cruise food is every bit as big of a deal as the cruise itself. And when it comes to dining, the Carnival Miracle does not disappoint. Bacchus Restaurant Thousands of purple, bubble-like lights embellish Bacc...
    • Carnival Miracle
      OverviewCabinsDiningActivitiesTravel Tips One of four Spirit class ships, Carnival Miracle made its magical debut in 2004. While it's certainly not Carnival's grandest ship, it's definitely something of a "miracle" for families, who find an ample amount of amenities and activities on board. Amid ...
    • 10 Best Orlando Resorts for Families
      So many hotels and resorts to choose from! Which ones really are the best for families in terms of theme-park access, amenities, and accommodations? Here are our favorites in the Orlando area! 1. Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creak Maybe it is the Hilton's water park with two zero-entry pools, a 3-acre ...
    • 10 Best Disney World Resorts for Families
      When it comes to Disney, they certainly know how to cater to families, and families who want to visit Disney's Orlando theme parks will find a large selection of resorts and hotels to accommodate families of all sizes. But which ones are the best? Take a look at these 10 favorites of our editors and...
    • Skip This: Do That!
      Deciding where to go for your next family vacation? Often it's the most popular destinations -- from mega theme parks to world-famous beach towns -- that come to mind first. It's tempting to pick a familiar place and just go with what you know, but do this and you could be missing out on some fantas...
    • Disney Wonder Alaskan Cruise
      Join us onboard Disney Wonder's first exploration into Alaskan waters and ports as Family Vacation Critic Editor Lissa Poirot and her two tots take you on a tour. Be the first to see a sample of Disney's Alaskan Port Adventures, as well as glimpse the Disney Wonder's onboard fun, in our first-ever d...
    • Family Volunteer Vacations
      Away from the hectic pace of our everyday lives, any vacation is a chance for families to reconnect. There's no soccer game, no piano recital, no working late, so finally you have that precious day together. Yet, if you really want a meaningful break from your usual schedule, one that might change t...
  • Twitter
  • Facebook