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Sardinal de Carrillo, Playa Matapalo  
Guanacaste  
COSTA RICA

4 of 5 stars

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Where families, spa-lovers, active travelers and couples come for sun and luxurious sand, this inviting resort provides the perfect blend of service and smiles fronting Costa Rica’s warm Pacific Coast. Nestled amidst tropical palms and fragrant gardens, guests are treated to spacious guestrooms and suites featuring a regularly restocked in-room mini-bar and liquor dispenser; a pampering spa; fun-filled children’s amenities including a playground, activity club and pool; lighted tennis courts; a disco and 24-hour, all-inclusive restaurants and bars serving delicious cuisines ranging from Asian fare to a robust Steakhouse. Creating the perfect setting for unforgettable vacation experiences, this polished resort has something for every member of the family.
Location: Guanacaste
  • Costa Rica will impose some restrictions for Holy Week. Alcohol is not permitted to be sold or consumed. This ban on alcohol starts the Thursday prior to Easter and runs through Easter Sunday. A few hotels purchase special permits to serve alcohol, but generally it is not available. In addition, most restaurants, shops, and bars will be closed for the same time period. Restaurants in the hotels will be operating. The City Tour will not be operating.
  • Riu does not allow Spring Break Customers
† Fees may apply
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Accessible facilities
  • Baggage hold†
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Children programs
  • Children welcome
  • Children's play area
  • Concierge desk
  • Elevators
  • Exercise gym
† Fees may apply

Standard

Bedding– 1 King bed or 2 double beds - based on availability, requests are not guaranteed.

Amenities - Riu's liquor dispenser in room.

Occupancy limits- 3 adults, 2 children, 4 total combined.

Maximum of 2 children through the age of 1 stay free in existing beds with at least 2 adults. Children 2 - 12 years old are surcharged.

Superior

View- Courtyard view.

Bedding– 1 King bed or 2 double beds - based on availability, requests are not guaranteed.

Occupancy limits- 3 adults, 2 children, 4 total combined.

Maximum of 2 children through the age of 1 stay free in existing beds with at least 2 adults. Children 2 - 12 years old are surcharged.

Amenities - Riu's liquor dispenser in room.

Oceanview

View- Oceanview

Bedding – 1 King bed or 2 double beds - based on availability, requests are not guaranteed.

Occupancy limits- 3 adults, 2 children, 4 total combined.

Maximum of 2 children through the age of 1 stay free in existing beds with at least 2 adults. Children 2 - 12 years old are surcharged.

Amenities - Riu's liquor dispenser in room.

Suite

Bedding– 1 King bed and sofa bed

Occupancy limits- 2 adults
No children allowed in this room category.

Amenities - Riu's liquor dispenser in room.

Suite Jacuzzi Oceanview

View-  Oceanview

Bedding– 1 King bed and sofa bed

Occupancy limits- 2 adults
No children allowed in this room category.

Amenities - Riu's liquor dispenser in room.

Family Room

Bedding– 1 King bed and 1 double bed

Occupancy limits- 4 adults, 3 children, 5 total combined.

Maximum of 3 children through the age of 1 stay free in existing beds with at least 2 adults. Children 2 - 12 years old are surcharged.

Exceptions - 
When 4 adults are booked, no children are allowed in this category.

This is a Family Room Category and must have a Minimum occupancy of 1 Child on the booking.  Children between ages 2-12. Single usage is not permitted due to minimum occupancy requirements.

Amenities- Riu's liquor dispenser in room

Two Bedroom Family Suite

Bedding– 1 king bed in one bedroom, 2 double beds in the second bedroom, plus a sofa in the living room.

Occupancy limits- 5 adults, 3 children, 5 total combined.

Maximum of 3 children through the age of 1 stay free in existing beds with at least 2 adults. Children 2 - 12 years old are surcharged.

This is a Family Room Suite Category and must have a Minimum occupancy of 2 Children on the booking. Children between ages 2-12. Single usage is not permitted due to minimum occupancy requirements.

Amenities - Riu's liquor dispenser in room.

† Fees may apply

Various Lounges/Bars

-Filadelfia - lobby bar with terrace
-Pura Vida- lounge bar with terrace
-Sports bar
-La Plaza bar -Santa Cruz" poolside bar with swim-up bar

*Unlimited local and imported beverages 24 hours a day


Various Restaurants

Liberia Restaurant - Buffet style main restaurant with non-smoking section and terrace.
*Snacks 24 hours a day
*Buffets and on the spot cooking stations
*Special evenings: Theme buffets (3 times a week)
Casual dress with T shirts with sleeves for gentlemen.

Note: the following restaurants are optional and formal dress is required: long trousers and T shirts with sleeves for gentlemen.

Furama - Asian restaurant

La Toscana - Italian restaurant

Ocotal - poolside restaurant/grill and steak house


  • Children's pool
    There is 1 children's pool on site.
  • Children's program, onsite
    Daytime entertainment programme for children ages 4 to 12 (daily).
    Children's playground Mini-club
  • Direct access to a beach
  • Fitness center on-site
  • Gambling†
    Complimentary entrance to the Casino and the night club (drinks not included)
  • Hot tub
    1 Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Motorized Water Sports†
    Assorted water sports available
  • Non-Motorized Water Sports
    Windsurfing, sailing, snorkelling equipment, kayaking.
    1 introductory scuba diving lesson in the pool.

    Note: Gym, table tennis, workout, beach-volleyball are also available.
  • Pool
    There are 2 pools on site. Large interconnecting pools This Property has Swim up Bars.
  • Spa†
  • Tennis court
    There are 1 tennis courts onsite. There are 1 lit tennis courts onsite.
† Fees may apply

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