Riu Palace Costa Rica Hotel

This fabulous five-star paradise boasts all the luxuries you expect at a Riu Palace. Ready yourself for four pools, a swim-up bar, four restaurants, plus several bars, kids club and playground. The beachfront setting provides ample opportunity for volleyball, windsurfing or kayaking and the sensational gardens and water features at Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica are large enough to stroll around, between pool-side snacks and cooling drinks. With Matapalo Beach on your doorstep and a spa at the sister hotel next door, rest and relaxation are assured.

Overview of Playa de Matapalo, Costa Rica

If you want luxury, relaxation, beautiful beaches and a new, exotic destination to add to your list, start planning your holidays to Costa Rica. Discover the best of both worlds, with every luxury you could wish for at Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica. You’ll have an unspoilt, natural world on your sandy, sun-kissed doorstep. Playa de Matapalo lies on the Pacific-facing coastline of Costa Rica and is in easy reach of volcanic parks, tropical rainforests and white-knuckle adventure tours, as well as being steeped in South American charm. Playa de Matapalo takes you off the tourist track, but the sights and sounds of Coco Beach are only 20 minutes away.

Things to do in Playa de Matapalo, Costa Rica

It’s hard to leave the manicured lawns and luxurious pool terraces behind at Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica, but this amazing island is brimming with eco-adventures and seductive beaches. Diamante Eco Adventure Park is a short drive inland. Experience everything Costa Rican here from animal sanctuaries, horseback tours and spectacular rainforest to ocean views from ziplines and water activities. Twenty minutes up coast, Coco Beach is Costa Rica’s favourite tourist hotspot. The waterfront promenade is lined with palm trees, coconut vendors, local eateries and chilled-out beach bars – perfect for watching the sun go down. Or, head to downtown Coco for restaurants, shopping and nightlife.

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.