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RIU BEACH RESORT HOTEL IN GUANACASTE, COSTA RICA

The brand-new RIU Guanacaste Hotel is a 24-hour all-inclusive Five Star resort located on Matapalo Beach (Guanacaste), only 20 miles from the Liberia airport.

The hotel’s 701 guestrooms offer your clients endless amenities and services, including unlimited use of the in-room mini-bar and liquor dispenser, satellite TV, comfortable and tastefully decorated furniture and linens and an electronic in-room safe.

The hotel features excellent specialty restaurants and various bars, as well as a lounge, nightclub and a 24-hour sports bar, numerous activities and great entertainment. An endless variety of aquatic sports is also available, along with swimming pools, the relaxing Renova Spa, gym, children’s areas and conference facilities.

Services:Pools & gardens

Liberia" main restaurant with non-smoking section and terrace
"Furama" Asian restaurant
"La Toscana" Italian restaurant
"Ocotal" poolside restaurant/grill and steak house
"Filadelfia" lobby bar with terrace
"Pura Vida" lounge bar with terrace
Sports bar
"La Plaza" bar
"Santa Cruz" poolside bar with swim-up bar

Swimming pool with adjoining Jacuzzi
Children's swimming pool
Complimentary sun loungers, towels and parasols by the pool
Sun terrace
Pools & gardens
Children's playground
Mini-club

"Renova Spa" with different treatments, beauty salon and massages (additional charge)
Complimentary gym, sauna and Jacuzzi
Use of the gym, Jacuzzi and sauna is restricted to guests over 18 years old. Sports shoes are compulsory when using the gym.
Hairdresser

Casino
Wireless LAN zone (free of charge)
Night club "Pacha" (complimentary entrance, drinks not included)
5 conference rooms
Pools & gardens
Shop
Use of computers with internet access (additional charge)

 

Rooms:
 

701 guestrooms
Double rooms with:

Bathroom,Hairdryer,110 V, Telephone, Central air conditioning, Ceiling fan, Mini-bar, Liquor dispenser, Satellite TV, Radio alarm clock, Electronic in-room safe (Laptop size 15"; interior dimensions : H 20cm/7.8in x W 37,5cm/14.7in x D 34cm/13.3in), Iron and ironing table, , 2 beds 125 x 200 cm or 1 bed 200 x 200 cm, Balcony or terrace
 

Inter-connecting rooms available
Triple rooms with: 1 bed 200 x 200 cm and 1 bed 125 x 200 cm
Pools & gardens
Family rooms with: 2 bathrooms (one with shower), bidet, Sofa bed

2 bedrooms (1x 2 beds 125 x 200 cm, 1x 1 bed 200 x 200 cm)

 

Suites with:
Bathroom with hydro-massage bathtub, shower cabin and bidet,1 bed 200 x 200 cm, Integrated lounge area with sofa, Dressing room
 

Jacuzzi suites with:
Bathroom with hydro-massage bathtub, shower cabin and bidet, 1 bed 200 x 200 cm, Integrated lounge area with sofa
Dressing room, Jacuzzi on terrace.

 

Dining & Entertainment
All Inclusive 24 hours
Pools & gardens

All meals and snacks:
Breakfast:
Full American breakfast buffet and on the spot cooking stations
Continental breakfast/snack
Lunch:
Hot and cold buffet and on the spot cooking stations
Pizzas, pasta, salads and assorted desserts
Dinner:
Buffets and on the spot cooking stations
Special evenings: Theme buffets (3 times a week)
Optional dining (reservations required in advance):
"Furama" Asian restaurant
"La Toscana" Italian restaurant
Grill and steak house
Bars
Formal dress is required for dinner (main restaurant: T Shirts with sleeves for gentlemen; theme restaurants: long trousers and T Shirts with sleeves for gentlemen)
Snacks 24 hours a day
Beverages:
Unlimited local and imported beverages 24 hours a day
Regularly restocked mini-bar and liquor dispenser

 

Sports & Leisure
All Inclusive features

 

Sports and activities:
Gym, table tennis, workout, beach-volleyball
Floodlit hard surface tennis court
Sauna, jacuzzi
Windsurfing, sailing, snorkelling equipment, kayaking
1 introductory scuba diving lesson in the pool
 

Entertainment:
Daytime entertainment programmed for children ages 4 to 12 (daily)
Daytime entertainment programmed for adults (daily)
Shows, Riu evening programmed or live music (daily)
Complimentary entrance to the Casino and the night club (drinks not included)

In the hotel (additional charge):
Billiards
Other sports and facilities nearby (additional charge):
Assorted water sports available
Golf course, horse riding

 

GOLF IS DONE AT CLUB HACIENDA ESPINILLA (1hour 20minutes away)

Cost US$155 pp full day package including round of 18 holes, cart, usage of training camp, ice cooler with water and ice, lunch and one drink, yardage book. (not include transportation)

 

All inclusive
All meals and snacks:

 

Breakfast:
Full American breakfast buffet and on the spot cooking stations
Continental breakfast/snack
Lunch:
Hot and cold buffet and on the spot cooking stations
Pizzas, pasta, salads and assorted desserts
Dinner:
Buffets and on the spot cooking stations
Special evenings: Theme buffets (3 times a week)
Optional dining (reservations required in advance):
"Furama" Asian restaurant
"La Toscana" Italian restaurant
Grill and steak house

Formal dress is required for dinner (main restaurant: T Shirts with sleeves for gentlemen; theme restaurants: long trousers and T Shirts with sleeves for gentlemen)
Snacks 24 hours a day
Beverages:
Unlimited local and imported beverages 24 hours a day
Regularly restocked mini-bar and liquor dispenser
In-room safe
Sports and activities:
Gym, table tennis, workout, beach-volleyball
Floodlit hard surface tennis court
Sauna, Jacuzzi
Windsurfing, sailing, snorkeling equipment, kayaking
1 introductory scuba diving lesson in the pool
 

Entertainment:
Daytime entertainment program for children ages 4 to 12 (daily)
Daytime entertainment program for adults (daily)
Shows, Riu evening program or live music (daily)
Complimentary entrance to the Casino and the night club (drinks not included)

All accommodations, taxes and gratuities
All hotel guests are required to wear an "all inclusive" wristband for identification purposes.

 

 

OPTIONAL TOURS FROM RIU BEACH RESORT:

 

ARENAL VOLCANO & HOT SPRINGS -Full day
A trip to Costa Rica would not be complete without visiting the Arenal Volcano, the most active volcano in the country. Departing from the beaches of Costa Rica’s North Pacific Coast, we head first through the dry landscape of Guanacaste province and continue to the country's northern inland plains. In route we will visit the base of the volcano by boat.
Then, we will drive on a route dominated by the impressive cone of Arenal Volcano, famous for its incredible eruptions, lava streams and incandescent rock explosions, resembling natural firework displays. End the day with a well-deserved relaxing dip in the therapeutic hot springs with water heated directly from the volcano
Includes: A/C transportation, bilingual guide, boat tour, city tour La Fortuna, hot springs, lunch and dinner
Bring: Sun block, swimsuit, comfortable clothes and shoes, jacket, camera and rain gear.
Price: $178 adult. $165 child

 

MIRAVALLES CRATER COMBO -Full day
Miravalles is one of the most active volcanoes of the Guanacaste Volcanic Mountain Range, and because of volcanic activity it was developed the major project for geothermal energy production in Costa Rica.
Once you ascend and approach the volcano the temperature goes down and the fresh breeze sometimes with fogginess will let you know that you are about the enter to the Cloudy Forest.
Here you will enjoy a short horse back riding and hiking in the forest. Upon arrival to the rustic activity centre you will be enjoy a facial or mineral mud bath, and then take a bath at the natural hot springs.
Includes: A/C Transportation, bilingual guide, entrance to hot springs, lunch.
Bring: Sun block, swimsuit and towel, cool comfortable clothes and walking shoes, insect repellent, a complete change of clothes, jacket, binoculars and camera.
Price: $159 adult $137 child.

 

ADRENALINE ADVENTURE COMBO -Full day
Hotel Hacienda Guachipelin is located at the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, near the town of Curubande, in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.
Natural hot springs, virgin forests, jungle waterfalls and volcanic mud pots are just some of the many attractions tourists can enjoy during this tour.
For the adventurer, there are many activities like horseback riding to the waterfall and the Canyon canopy tour.
Included: A/C transportation, bilingual guide, canopy, lunch, horseback riding.
Bring: Towel, change of clothes, swimming gear, wet shoes, sun block, repellent, hat, long pants camera and wet camera
Price: $172 adult. $132 child
 


WHITE WATER RAFTING -Full day
Adrenaline pumping adventure! Race the rapids in this exhilarating experience.
If you are prepared for a huge adventure, you are surely ready for this. Located in the heart of Guanacaste the Tenorio River will test your courage and challenge your skills in its incredible rapids.
The rafting adventure tour starts with the dry and rain forest blend their beauties creating a magic place surrounded by lush tropical scenery, house of an enormous variety of animals, where you will spot some of the migratory birds, butterfly, monkeys, and reptiles. For those already rafters, this trip is a must. Its continues challenges awaits you as you plunge trough twists, turns and drops down 8 miles of intense rapids.
Our fantastic guides will steer you through the rapids & over the falls. Left, right, left, right, get down! Prepare to get wet! An excellent day, not to be missed!!
Included: A/C transportation, equipment, bilingual guide, and lunch.
Bring: Swim suit and comfortable wearing clothes, rubber sole shoes, a complete change of clothes and towel; sun block, sunglasses and hat.
Price:$175 adult. $155 child
 


DISCOVER NICARAGUA -Full day
Take the opportunity to visit 2 countries in one. Visit this authentic colonial country which borders northern Costa Rica & Honduras. A blend of Spanish & English cultural influences makes this an interesting venture!!Leaving the hotel at 5:30 am …we start an exciting journey toward Nicaragua. Approximately at 8:00 am we start our tour in Nicaragua visiting the Cocibolca Lake and the different places around this splendid lake. The next part is a Volanta city tour throughout the colonial city of Granada.
Then, will have a Nicaraguan typical lunch, after lunch, visit the National Park Masaya Volcano & local market.
An excellent day of stunning scenery & an extra stamp in your passport!
Includes: A/C Transport from your hotel, breakfast, in/out fees, lunch
To take: Fresh clothes, passport, camera and binoculars, visor or hat and suntan oil.
Price: $205 adult $159 child

 

MONTEVERDE SKY WALK -Full day
Take an exhilarating walk through the famous cloud forest on hanging bridges.
Our treetop walkways give you a fantastic Ariel view of the forest, wildlife and the 300 hectare natural reserve below you- home to the world’s most complex ecosystems. An awesome natural experience in the topics and chance to see some of the biggest variety and species of wildlife, including Hummingbird Garden: where you will be able to observe more than 14 different species of hummingbirds from the cloud forest.
Selvatura's Treetop Walkways is a 1.9 mile (approximately 3 kilometer ) trail that crosses through the cloud forest, Each of the bridges have a capacity of up to 80 people per bridge making them both the longest and strongest bridge system in Costa Rica. The duration of the tour is usually between 1.5 and 2 hours.
Includes: A/C coach, naturalist guide, hanging bridges, lunch.
To take: Fresh clothes, camera and binoculars, visor or hat and suntan, sweater. oil.
Price: $175 adult $149 child

 

BORINQUEN SAFARY -Full day
Hotel Borinquen Mountain Resort is a beautiful retreat in the national park of Rincon de la Vieja. An ideal place to unwind and pamper yourself or for the more energetic to immerse yourself in one of the many activities that the Resort offers.
Rumble through the jungle with a 6x6 special transportations on the lookout for toucans, monkeys, birds, iguanas and more.
Discovery the waterfalls, and then relax cool off in the beautiful thermal pools spa or take a delicious mud bath.
AC transportation, Guide, Drinks, Lunch included
To take: Towel, change of clothes, swimming gear, sun block, repellent, hat, comfortable clothes and shoes.
Price: $175 adult $149 child

 

HIGHLIGHT CAPITAL  2 DAY-ONE NIGHT
Overnight in the Capital of Costa Rica, San Jose! Wednesday
Dinner, breakfast & entry fees included
DAY 01
Take a trip along the Pan-American Highway to San Jose City. Enjoy a city tour in the capital of Costa Rica. City tour including the national theatre and museum, and then shop’til you drop!
Great bargains to be had on designer labels, local arts & crafts, alcohol & tobacco!
Culture and retail therapy in one!!!
NATIONAL THEATER
The National Theater is the main arena for history, legends and memories that have been mingling long after the first spectators crowded the beautifully decorated hall. To the rise and fall of the theater’s curtain, Costa Rica experienced many of its major changes, immersing the National Theater in the chronicles of its people.
GOLD MUSEUM
The Pre-Columbian Gold Museum has an extraordinary collection of gold objects that reflect the world-view, social structure and gold working techniques of the Pre-Columbian peoples of Costa Rica. The exhibition showcases the use and function of the pieces, the technology of their fabrication, as well as their relationship to the natural world and the daily lives of these societies. The collection consists of 1600 pieces of Pre-Columbian gold work that date from 500 AD to 1500 AD.
DAY 02
Visit the wonderful Poás Volcano, which is a powerful symbol of the geothermal forces that formed Costa Rica. And then you can know others interest place like Grecia and Sarchí.
POAS VOLCANO
When the mist and clouds part you'll see the sulfuric, bubbling, green rain fed lake at the bottom, surrounded by smoke and steam rising from fumaroles. Water from the lake is constantly seeping through cracks in the hot rock, evaporating and building pockets of steam. When the pressure in these pockets exceeds the weight of the water above, the steam breaks through in geysers that rocket up to 820 feet (250 meters) high. Don't worry about getting a shower though; the crater is 1,050 feet (320 meters) deep. At almost a mile (1.6 km) across it's also the largest active crater in the world.
Price:
SARCHI VILLAGE OF CRAFTSMAN
The small country of Sarchi, located less than one hour from the capital city of San Jose, is the country's most famous artisan town.
Upon entering Sarchi, just minutes from the neighboring town of Grecia, countless souvenir and furniture stores begin emerging along both sides of the road, each offering handmade artifacts including oxcarts, elaborately painted bowls and trays, natural wood serving utensils, tables, jewelry boxes and carvings. Elegantly worked furniture ranging from rocking chairs, tables, bedroom sets, dressers and chests are also common sightings, all of which reflect the local culture and natural surroundings.
Included: A/C transportation, bilingual guide, rooms, dinner and breakfast. Entrance fee to gold museum and national theater.
Bring: Change of clothes, sunscreen, repellent, sweater, camera, money and passport.
Price: $459 adult $391 child
 

 

MEGA COMBO BUENA VISTA -Full day
The Buena Vista Mega Combo is a full day tour that includes the canopy tour, our thrilling waterslide and a visit in horse or tractor to the waterfall and to the hot springs spa. Throughout your day you’ll also be able to enjoy the peacefulness of this naturally stunning forest.
A delicious buffet lunch full of traditional Costa Rican specialties is also included in the Buena Vista Combo.
Canopy Tour 1½ hrs.
The canopy tour is an entertainment more than a sport. It is a voyage through and over the trees of a Tropical Humid Forest where you will be able to appreciate the diversity that exists at these heights.
Hot Springs & Spa
Hot Spring Spa is a gorgeous hidden paradise surrounded by forest, streams, and wildlife. The spa includes five spacious hot spring pools, each of which has a different temperature to accommodate every guest.
In addition to the pools, there is a beautiful sauna constructed of rocks where you can relax and soak up the heat. Also available at this luxurious spa you can revitalize your skin with volcanic mud.
Waterslide
Our waterslide is the only one of its kind in Costa Rica constructed totally inside the forest. It is 420 m. (1365 ft.) long and guarantees an exclusive, original and very exciting experience.
Included: A/C transportation, bilingual guide, canopy, lunch, horseback riding, waterslide, herpetological park.
Bring: Towel, change of clothes, swimming gear, wet shoes, sun block, repellent, hat, long pants camera and wet camera
Price: $175 adult $142 child

 

COMBO ARENAL-MONTEVERDE -Full day
Fusion of the two best tours in Costa Rica, Volcano and Cloud forest: Arenal one day and Monteverde Sky Walk. A trip to Costa Rica would not be complete without visiting the Arenal Volcano, the most active volcano in the country. During the tour you will visit the base of the volcano by boat, enjoy to the hot Springs in the afternoon. Plus Overnight in Arenal. Include Dinner, the day after Lake crossing and all the Monteverde activity, walk through the famous cloud forest on hanging bridges.
Included: A/C transportation, bilingual guide, rooms, dinner and breakfast. Lake crossing.
Bring: Change of clothes, sunscreen, repellent, sweater, camera, money and passport.
Price: $425 adult $360 child

 

BIRDWATCHING TOUR -Full day
With over 850 species of birds, Costa Rica is a great place for birding.
With an experienced naturalist guide, you will able to view some of the following eye-catching species; the cattle egret, jabiru, crested caracara, laughing falcon and the squirrel cuckoo just to mention a few.
Included: A/C transportation, bilingual guide, drinks, breakfast, and lunch. Entrance fee to National Park.
Bring: Hiking shoes, comfortable clothes, sunscreen, repellent, hat, binoculars, camera.
Price: $175 adult $145 child

 

PALO VERDE RIVER RIDE ½ DAY
A must for nature lovers! Take a leisurely riverboat ride along the largest river in Costa Rica. Look out for all types of wildlife.
Palo Verde National Park is a must-see stop during your trip to Costa Rica. It is home to more than 300 migratory birds, others species like White-Face Monkeys, Howler Monkeys, American Crocodiles and Iguanas. Our bilingual guide will pick you up from your hotel and guide you on this two-hour river tour.
Included: A/C transportation, bilingual guide, boat ride, fruit snack
Bring: comfy shoes, camera, sunscreen, insect repellant, hat, camera, binoculars
Price: $115 adult $89 child

 

BEACH EXPLORER 1/2 day
Join us and be Indiana Jones for the day and let us show you the REAL Costa Rican. You will be driven through some of the country’s most scenery, discovering exotic tropical forest, rivers, mountains, secluded beach and villages where time has stood still for hundreds of years. See the local children smiling and waving to you as we pass through their villages; ride the current of crystal clear rivers.
Alternatively for the less adventurous, just relax with the sun on your back and an ice-cold drink in your hand and enjoy the enchantment of this beautiful pacific & tropical paradise.
The Out Back so often referred to as the Best beach safari. During the trip your tour guide will give you detailed information. The tour includes transportation from your hotel, snorkeling gear, tour guide and.
The different beaches you can visit are: conchal beach, brasilito beach, potrero beach, sugar beach and ocotal beach.
Included: A/C transportations’, bilingual guide, free drinks.
Bring: comfy shoes, camera, sunscreen, and insect repellant, hat, and camera, binoculars, swimsuit and towel.
Price: $125 adult $112 child

 

THE VOLCANIC ADVENTURE 1/2 day
Hiking through the Rincón de la Vieja Nacional Park is a great experience for the entire family. You can close to the little craters and see their activity, you will witness the boiling hot mud springs, sulfur springs, steam vents, and fumaroles are abundant at las Pailas inside the park and you can also find wildlife and exotic flora
Included: A/C transportation, bilingual guide, drinks, lunch. Entrance fee to National Park.
Bring: Hiking shoes, comfortable clothes, sunscreen, repellent, hat, camera.
Price: $124 adult $109 child

 

JUNGLE FLIGHT 1/2 day
As many know Costa Rica has some of the most beautiful rain forests in the world and hiking through the rain forest is definitely a good way to see the forest however a new way of viewing the wildlife has become the trend lately, Canopy Tours. These Canopy Tours were invented because most of the wildlife in the forest is at the canopy level of the forest and what a better way to see it than to be in the Canopy.
Canopy tour is a good option to fly throughout the Costa Rica forest and enjoy everything that walker can’t do it.
Includes: A/C Transportation, bilingual guide.
To take: sunscreen, repellent, camera.
Price: $99 adult $85 child

 

PURA VIDA SAILING 1/2 day
Your happiness is our priority and we are there every day to make sure your trip is a great one!!!
Sit back, relax and be spoiled!
Join us on board for an ultimate day of relaxation on the pacific. A fantastic chance to sun swims, snorkel & enjoy a spectacular sunset! See the beautiful, rugged coastline while you sip a cool beer or cocktail and be spoiled for the afternoon – bliss!
Sailing aboard Catamaran is the best way to explore the beauty and wonder of the Costa Rican sea. You scan the seas for dolphins, sea turtles, flying fish or even a breaching whale.
Includes: A/C Transportation, snacks throughout the tour, bilingual guide, boat tour.
To take: Fresh clothes, camera and binoculars, visor or hat and suntan oil.
Price: ADULT $142  CHILD $115

 

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