7 Nights All Inclusive at the 5* Riu Guanacaste Hotel (Costa Rica) (Departing LGW / Including 20kg luggage) £560.50p/p @ HolidayHypermarket
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7 Nights All Inclusive at the 5* Riu Guanacaste Hotel (Costa Rica) (Departing LGW / Including 20kg luggage) £560.50p/p @ HolidayHypermarket

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Posted 17th May
This looks amazing 5* All Inclusive in the picturesque country of Costa Rica You need to apply the code HHEMAIL25 at checkout (£25 discount).


Key Information:

Departure Airport: London Gatwick

Date of Holiday: 3rd - 11th June

Baggage Included?: 20kg hold luggage + hand luggage

Transfers Included: Yes

Board Type: All Inclusive

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I photographed those pictures!!! I stayed and shot that hotel for Tui, those been taking from there website.
It's a good hotel, big, beach is nice! not much to do around the hotel, but plenty of excursions to go on! and recommend you do some of those too!
Its the start of the rain season, I wouldn't want to go in June.
Stayed here a few years back but stayed next door in the RIU Palace which is a bit nicer. We loved it. From walking along the beach to feeding the monkeys with bananas in the trees. A bit remote but plenty of tours you can book. Staff when we were there were great. Hope this helps if your thinking of booking We went the last two weeks in November
Edited by: "bo19991" 17th May
bo1999117/05/2019 11:36

feeding the monkeys with bananas in the trees.


I've also stayed in the RIU Palace in Costa Rica, and it was great to see the monkeys, but PLEASE do not feed them. They are wild animals and feeding them makes them dependent on humans and to lose their fear. Also, bananas are dangerous to moneys - they can give them Potassium poisioning - so they are a terrible choice.
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5 Star All inclusive Wow
Edited by: "apur32" 17th May
Its the start of the rain season, I wouldn't want to go in June.
apur3217/05/2019 11:26

5 Star All inclusive Wow


Are you tempted to book?
Stayed here a few years back but stayed next door in the RIU Palace which is a bit nicer. We loved it. From walking along the beach to feeding the monkeys with bananas in the trees. A bit remote but plenty of tours you can book. Staff when we were there were great. Hope this helps if your thinking of booking We went the last two weeks in November
Edited by: "bo19991" 17th May
horseysarah17/05/2019 11:35

Its the start of the rain season, I wouldn't want to go in June.


I went to CR in July, although not to Guanacaste, a few years ago and it was all right. IIRC used to rain regularly for an hour in the afternoons and that was about it. Mind you when it rains, it rains and I discovered why it's called 'rain' and not 'shower' forest.
Stayed in this hotel for 14 nights in November 2016. Loved it. As others have said, pretty remote but loads of excursions.
Fantastic beach (sand too hot to stand on!), wildlife and scenery. Food was great, lots of variety. Wildlife in the restaurants too!

Downsides? Ten hour flight and quite a long transfer from Liberia.The return trip took more than 24 hours (we live in Devon)! And very hot!

Also, rainy season for this. That probably makes it a completely different holiday.

Mucho gusto! Pura Vida!
Booked to go mid June. Hopefully the rain will be similar to Florida. Pee it down hard for an hour and then fine again. Fingers crossed.
How long is the transfer from the airport?
Good hotel, stayed twice. Not quite as good the second time around as they limited WIFI to reception rather than the bar too, and the BBQ's from the previous year no longer existed.

Book any trips at the on site place, not TUI.

Awful time of year to visit if you want a tan, but you won't get that in the rain forest anyway if you visit (and I would 100% recommend it).

The only part of this hotel non all inc, was drinks in the casino and nightclub. Also the sister hotel next door can you use this hotels facilities.

Mini bar has optics
This hotel is very unpopular with people in Costa Rica and there are almost always very cheap holidays there ticotimes.net/200…ves Tui own Riu hotels and run them on the basis that they supply cheap alcohol until you are sick.

Costa Rica is beautiful - there are probably cheap flights with tui that week and you could go elsewhere.
Stayed here in rainy season last year - had a great time, everything was green and only had rain for 1 day. It's definitely not a 5 star hotel though - 4 star at a push. We got a last minute deal and paid about £530pp - thought it was very good value for money. CR is very expensive though, especially the day trips booked from hotel or beach vendors. Loads of local stay at the hotel at the weekends, so all restaurants/pools get packed at that time... eat early if you can! I loved the beach, reminded me of something from Jurassic Park, but was a bit stoney in places and sand was dark - water was very warm indeed. At this price, I think it's a good deal though.
This looks incredible... if it wasn’t such short notice I’d be going!

I’ve seen someone mention it’s the start of rainy season - when it rains is it just heavy and sporadic? If so I think I’d be glad of it
horseysarah17/05/2019 11:35

Its the start of the rain season, I wouldn't want to go in June.


I was there in April and we were told that there's an El Niño this year which is pushing the dry season out as far as August.
Who paid £2223? Own up...
I photographed those pictures!!! I stayed and shot that hotel for Tui, those been taking from there website.
It's a good hotel, big, beach is nice! not much to do around the hotel, but plenty of excursions to go on! and recommend you do some of those too!
buzzard17/05/2019 18:24

Tui own Riu hotels and run them on the basis that they supply cheap …Tui own Riu hotels and run them on the basis that they supply cheap alcohol until you are sick.


TUI do not own RIU hotels - they have a minority (49%) stake. I've stayed in a number of RIU Palace hotels and I don't think that I've ever encountered anybody who was getting sick from too much alcohol.
Edited by: "BealBocht" 17th May
bo1999117/05/2019 11:36

feeding the monkeys with bananas in the trees.


I've also stayed in the RIU Palace in Costa Rica, and it was great to see the monkeys, but PLEASE do not feed them. They are wild animals and feeding them makes them dependent on humans and to lose their fear. Also, bananas are dangerous to moneys - they can give them Potassium poisioning - so they are a terrible choice.
BealBocht17/05/2019 23:00

I've also stayed in the RIU Palace in Costa Rica, and it was great to see …I've also stayed in the RIU Palace in Costa Rica, and it was great to see the monkeys, but PLEASE do not feed them. They are wild animals and feeding them makes them dependent on humans and to lose their fear. Also, bananas are dangerous to moneys - they can give them Potassium poisioning - so they are a terrible choice.








I was in the Riu palace a few weeks back and the amount of people I had to tell to not feed the monkeys bread ,chocolate cake and croissants was ridiculous.

I was shocked at how stupid people can be.
Why this pic look like gta vice city
Thought it was the Grand Budapest with that filter on...
horseysarah17/05/2019 11:35

Its the start of the rain season, I wouldn't want to go in June.


We came back last week from staying at the Riu Palace (next door) and hotel was lovely. El Nino year has hit them this year so at very dry at the moment. The locals seemed to think it would be at least a few months before rains arrived. Voted hot. Would recommend Brothers on the beach for any excursions if looking to go somewhere.
Stayed at this hotel last month over Easter with the family. I would say it is closer to a 4star rather than a true 5star hotel but was fantastic place to stay. The location is slightly remote but with a beautiful dark sand beach with warm sea water and wildlife around I could not complain. The weather was fantastic and being close to the equator there was 12 hours sun every day. Important to pack lots of sunblock and insect repellent as the hotel charged 62USD per bottle!

Food was of a good quality although the a la carte restaurants had a frustrating queuing system whereby you had to stand outside about 5.30pm to reserve a table when they opened at 6 or 6.30pm and they were often fully booked (but partially full) by 7pm. Shame as this really took away from the hotel.

There is also a club and casino in the complex which I didn't test.

There is the Diamante adventure park next door for activities such as zip lining and quad biking. It also has a small zoo and butterfly sanctuary which I found worthwhile with the kids for USD42 per person.

A lot of guests leave for excursions each day so the hotel never felt full.

A couple of dollars tip early on earned really good service through out.

Overall would recommend this place and country.The price is a bargain accepting it is moving into the rainy season.
BealBocht17/05/2019 22:56

TUI do not own RIU hotels - they have a minority (49%) stake. I've stayed …TUI do not own RIU hotels - they have a minority (49%) stake. I've stayed in a number of RIU Palace hotels and I don't think that I've ever encountered anybody who was getting sick from too much alcohol.


You are talking about the development company - they have a higher stake in the company that operates the hotels, although you are right they dont own them. Still if you've never seen anyone drunk in a Riu hotel you've never been to one, despite many claims online about the drinks being watered down. I've seen people sitting at the pool bar for hours - just think what goes in that pool - and being put into a wheelchair to get back to be taken back to their room after falling over drunk.
Took us about 40 -45 minutes
buzzard19/05/2019 19:15

Still if you've never seen anyone drunk in a Riu hotel you've never been …Still if you've never seen anyone drunk in a Riu hotel you've never been to one


Perhaps the (many) Rius I've stayed in were just more upmarket than the ones you've found yourself in?
BealBocht20/05/2019 23:29

Perhaps the (many) Rius I've stayed in were just more upmarket than the …Perhaps the (many) Rius I've stayed in were just more upmarket than the ones you've found yourself in?


Riu only do two types of hotel - even the Riu Palace (the slightly more upmarket version) is full if people whose idea of a good holiday is unlimited drink. They also generally sit on quite a small footprint, making it even harder to escape the drunks.
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