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  •  Babysitting
  •  Casino
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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With a stay at Hotel Riu Guanacaste – All Inclusive in El Ocotal, you’ll be on the beach and close to Ocotal Beach. This 4-star resort is within the vicinity of Haras del Mar Equestrian Center and Coco Beach.


Make yourself at home in one of the 701 air-conditioned rooms featuring free minibar items and flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as laptop-compatible safes and complimentary bottled water.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages and facials. Before a night out at the casino, the 3 outdoor swimming pools are a perfect way to relax and recharge. This resort also features complimentary wireless Internet access, babysitting/childcare (surcharge), and gift shops/newsstands.

Food & Drink

This resort is all inclusive. Rates include meals and beverages at onsite dining establishments. Charges may be applied for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some beverages, and other amenities.

Satisfy your appetite at one of the resort’s 5 restaurants. Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 5 bars/lounges. A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily from 7 AM to 10 AM.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. Event facilities at this resort consist of conference space and meeting rooms. Free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Hotel Riu Guanacaste – All Inclusive
Sardinal de Carrillo
El Ocotal, Costa Rica


4.0 Very Good 8248 Reviews
Costa Rica was a Wonderful Adventure
Summer M

I too read the mixed opinions about this resort and decided to give it a try. I don't have necessarily bad things to say, more helpful hints.

The resort is nice overall, we can see why families choose to stay here. On that note, we'd prefer an adult-only resort when we're visiting again.

We didn't get a chance to eat at the themed restaurants because the lines/reservations were too much of a hassle. The dinner buffet met our needs so we stuck with that.

The staff was pleasant and friendly. Shout out to Brian with the entertainment group. His fun personality was memorable.

The pool setup is nice but I wish the bar area of the pool was strictly for adults. I hate having my drink while hanging in the pool only to have a kid jump in and splash water everywhere.

Too loud!!!!!!!

Service is great, people are friendly, food is okay and rooms are fair for the price.

You won’t be able to sleep here for account of the noise from the Hall. My room was not even above the main Hall where they throw concerts and parties each night but the walls still shook from all the noise. I am genuinely not exaggerating this is relentless until 12pm

This was a serious downer on the entire trip. Many of the tours require you to get up early so if you are looking for a quiet early night you won’t get one.

If you have young kids with you make sure you tire them out all day so they will be able to sleep through the noise.

Best holiday ever!

Me and my Girlfriend (both 26) spend 2 weeks there for our yearly holiday. We booked through TUI as it's our go to travel company. The hotel was outstanding. we asked for a high room as we like a view and got a top floor east facing room, and the view was just stunning. Our room was clean, quiet and big. The whole 2 weeks we were there we never actually saw our cleaner, whose name was Jessica. The room was always clean no matter what time we came back, it was like they knew when the best time was to come in. A bonus was she made the room nice and chilled for when we can back. my GF didn’t like that as much, but for me (who is very warm blooded) thought it was a nice touch.
The food for me was top notch. My GF who is Veggie struggled a little bit more as over in Central America fish is classed as Veggie, some nights her options became limited. But she never went to bed hungry.
The Pool was big and split into a couple sections, One where more family’s gravitated to and one for adults. we never struggled to find a space. Just be carefully of the giant lizards that wonder round!!
The neon was decent, good music and free drinks = good time.
All in all, the hotel is well worth checking out.