Riu Guanacaste Hotel

If you’re looking for luxury, look no further than the Hotel Riu Guanacaste. Located on Matapalo Beach on Costa Rica’s Pacific Coast, the hotel is nestled against green mountains and sits in a beachfront setting. The hotel has a distinct Spanish style, including archways, fountains and stone plazas. The main pool is cocooned by palm trees and thatched parasols. In the pool itself, you’ll find in-water loungers, a swim-up bar and a whirlpool. There is a main eatery plus four themed restaurants, including a rustic Italian and a gourmet place. There’s even a kids’ club for the little ones and plenty of activities to keep the whole family entertained.

Overview of Costa Rica

Costa Rica provides a fantastic mixture of adventure, ecotourism and sunshine. Packed with wildlife reserves and volcanic parks, there’s something to suit explorers of all ages, while secluded beaches and awe-inspiring hotels, such as Hotel Riu Guanacaste, provide the perfect spots to unwind. On holidays to Costa Rica, you can witness the country’s rich natural beauty. Home to more than 100 national parks, Costa Rica is a Spanish-speaking country with a Mexican influence. There are excellent stretches of sand alongside clear, warm waters, perfect for allowing you to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Things to do in Costa Rica

The local town is packed with natural charm. There are some stunning vistas as well as a slow-paced, relaxing atmosphere. The nearest resort, Coco Beach, is around a 20-minute drive away. The resort can also be accessed by water taxi, which takes a little bit longer but provides you with picturesque views and the chance to spot some dolphins. Rincon de la Vieja National Park is home to nine volcanoes. Here, you’ll have the chance to take a mud bath, dip into the waterfalls and try the warm springs as you head to the summits for breathtaking views across the country. Soak up the sunshine and culture, discover the flora and fauna at the wildlife reserves or take the unique water taxi to Coco Beach for a day of lounging on the sand. Whatever you choose to do on your family-friendly holiday to Costa Rica, you’re sure to have a relaxing experience with warm weather and lots to see and do.


Resort Summary

If you’re looking for a real get away from it all vibe on your holiday to Costa Rica, Playa de Matapalo offers a slow-paced and peaceful stretch of sand away from the tourist hub of nearby Coco Beach. Backed by rolling hills covered in rich vegetation, you’ll find that most activities on offer encompass the stunning environment in some way, giving you intimate access to the bountiful native species.

The town itself, located on a rustic dirt road connecting Quepos and Domincal, is full of natural charm and home to a few restaurants and bars outside your All Inclusive accommodation. What Playa Matapalo lacks in variety of services, it certainly makes up for with plenty of wide open space and stunning vistas. Bursting with natural charm, it’s the perfect spot to unwind with your favourite book and the weather is typically warm and humid all year round.