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Guanacaste, in northwestern Costa Rica, is a tourist destination of incredible natural beauty where you can enjoy heavenly beaches, grasslands, and forests reminiscent of the landscapes of the African savannah, as well as a wide variety of leisure options for having fun on your holiday in Guanacaste. The Hotel Riu Guanacaste and the Hotel Riu Palace Costa Rica face the stunning Playa Matapalo, an idyllic beach for getting away from the crowds, practicing sports like windsurfing, sailing, snorkeling, canoeing, and enjoying incredible sunsets. And, in these hotels in Guanacaste with all-inclusive service, you'll find the most exclusive amenities for enjoying an unforgettable getaway. 

Horseback Riding & Snorkeling RIU Hotel

Guanacaste, Costa Rica is cowboy country. Everywhere you go, you'll see livestock. Take this tour to view this world from a different perspective. Stop to look at monkeys or have a sip of Tamarindo Tea. Ride the secret beaches and hidden trails of the gorgeous Playa Matapalo. Pause along the way to swim and snorkel. Did you know that horseback riding is suitable for all ages? Our horses are matched up to our riders' ages and experience levels and our guides are trained to ensure you have a wonderful experience while focusing on your safety at all times.  This is one of our most popular tours: but don't just take our word for it, try it for yourselves.

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Hotel RIU ATV Jungle Tour

Two hours full of fun await you as you explore the real mountains, jungles, and roads of Costa Rica on your own ATV. Our experienced guides will take you to a true Costa Rican adventure through the winding trails of the jungle, dirt roads and back trails of the famous semi-tropical mountains of Guanacaste on the Pacific Ocean coast of Costa Rica. You can stop, see beautiful views from the 1200' elevations and enjoy the tropical forests.The mountainous areas border on wildlife and, if you are lucky, you can see all kinds of birds, animals and plant species. Drive and explore the small cities in and around the area, stop by the melon farms and when, in the season (August-October), we can stop at a beautiful waterfall called "Las Pilas" (early winter, late winter). During the tour, we can also visit some very old farms to see how Costa Ricans lived and now live in rural areas.

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Riu Guanacaste Snorkeling Safari

Some of the best snorkeling in Costa Rica is located right off of our beautiful coastline here in Guanacaste. Divers from all over the world come to Guanacaste. Service provided to all major hotels. The beaches & islands, as well as the waters that surround them, are home to an abundant array of marine animals, birds, and land animals. Once you understand the myriad marine species that call these waters home, you will see exactly why it is a snorkeling paradise.

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Spearfishing Tour RIU Hotel

This adventure is for the most adventurous sea lovers, this is a millenary fishing activity, where our ancestors fished with a sharp stick. Today, our experienced spearfishing guides use electric rifles and slings, or compressed gas pneumatic rifles, to hit the fish. This activity consists of two hours of fishing, in the best spots in the area.

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Arenal Hiking and Hot Springs Combo

Spend a day at the world famous Arenal Volcano National Park. Enjoy stunning views as you drive along Lake Arenal, closing in on one of the most beautiful volcanoes in the world. You will have front row seats for one of the natures natural wonders, then put on your hiking shoes for the walk of a lifetime around Arenal volcano.Here your guide will show you wildlife in its the natural environment as well as spectacular hidden waterfalls that you can swim in. Once you have worked up an appetite enjoy the Observatory Lodge's famous dining room with stunning plate glass window views of Arenal and traditional Costa Rican cuisine. Then spend the afternoon soaking in the natural hot springs at the base of the volcano at the world famous Eco-Termales that has numerous natural hot springs and waterfalls from warm to piping hot! Soak those tired and aching muscles and breathe a sigh of "Pura Vida" relief before your guide drives you back to your accommodation safe and sound.

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Buena Vista Mega Combo Day Pass

Mega Combo is an action pack day of adventure. Do you want to enjoy the most fun activities in front of the volcano? The day experience provides you Canopy Tour-Zipline,1,4000 ft waterslide, Costa Rica Cultural demonstrations, Costa Rican Lunch, horseback riding and finally but not least, sauna/steam room, mudbath, and hot springs in the jungle. Apart from being an adventure park, it is also a mountain lodge and also a preserve nature area. There are thousands of acres of forest, a vast ocean of trees. This place is located in front of the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano. 

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Catamaran Snorkel & Sunset Cruise

The most popular tour in the region. Spend the afternoon sailing on one of Flamingo's famous catamarans. After sailing up the north coast, the captain will stop at one of many special anchorages where you can enjoy water sports such as a snorkeling, sea kayaking or simply playing in the ocean. A guided snorkeling tour is also available, during which you can view a myriad of marine life. While you work up an appetite the crew will prepare lunch and refreshments. Then, get ready for the light show of a lifetime as the catamaran returns to Flamingo and offers you the best seats in the house to watch as the sun disappears under the horizon. This is an all-inclusive trip, so just bring a towel, bathing suit and sunscreen.

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Nicaragua Volcano & Culture Day Tour

We visit the crater of Masaya Volcano where depending on weather conditions you are able to see lava. Tour Guanacaste gives you the opportunity to visit a second country while you vacation in Costa Rica. When we visit Nicaragua. we should expect to discover colonial cities, lakes, and volcanoes. The beautiful Maderas and Conception volcanoes are truly a sight to behold as you take a journey back in time visiting Central America's colonial past.Granada is Central America's oldest European-founded cities. More than 20 colonial-era churches a sited throughout the city, notable for centuries-old colonial buildings. Come with us to discover Nicaragua, when you come to Dreams Las Mareas, you might want to apart a day to visit our neighbor country; a truly unique experiene.   

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Palo Verde Wildlife River Boat Cruise

The Palo Verde National Park tour in Guanacaste, Costa Rica is usually on everyone's must-see list when visiting the Guanacaste Region. Your day starts early as we pick you up from your hotel or condo and drive you to one of the rarest and bio-diverse ecosystems in the world. Recommended for those who seek wildlife and birdlife. Palo Verde comprises dry forest, wetland and mangrove swamps, which is an ideal habitat for Costa Rican crocodiles, monkeys, iguanas, parrots and other exotic birds. The Palo Verde Tour carries you through one of the largest concentrations of waterfowl in Central America. After the tour enjoy a typical Costa Rica lunch at a local restaurant and then enjoy a short tour of the how pottery is produced in nearby villages. The Palo Verde National Park Riverboat Tour takes place along a stretch of the Tempisque River Conservation Area in Guanacaste Province, 30 km west of Canas, Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The surrounding region is mostly tropical dry forest, and the Park focuses on conserving vital floodplain, marshes, limestone ridges and seasonal pools from the encroachment of civilization to mitigate the risk to the ecology. A major feature is the density and variety of bird species, a substantial factor that led to the creation of the reserve, due in part to its diverse ecology: 15 different topographical zones ranging from evergreen forests to mangrove swamps. Birds spotted regularly in the park include Great Curassows, Scarlet Macaws, White Ibis, Roseate Spoonbills, Anhingas, Jabirus, and Wood Storks, among many others.  

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Rio Celeste Blue Waterfall Trip

In the midst of the rainforest lies one of the most spectacular rivers of Costa Rica: Rio Celeste. On your way to this amazing place, lies yet another amazing place: the "Llanos de Cortés" waterfall. This beautiful, hidden gem is located down a short, steep trail, whose cascading waters you'll be able to hear from the parking lot. The falls drop into a tranquil pond with a white sandy beach that’s perfect for swimming and sunbathing. Go "backstage" and relax on the rocks behind the waterfall curtain. Next, you'll visit “Los Teñideros,” where two streams of crystalline water merge into one; the mix between the minerals of the river and the minerals from the volcano create the famous celestial blue hue that gives the river its name. On your descent, you will discover the spectacular Rio Celeste waterfall, whose color makes it a one-of-a-kind. This is definitely an experience you will never forget!

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Sensoria Land of Senses

Sensoria lands are located on the Caribbean slope of the Rincon de la Vieja volcano, and this special positioning is the reason of its Magical Rainforest,  You will hike through the jungles and enjoy beautiful waterfalls, bathe in natural springs. Enjoy several hiking trails through the rain forest to discover hidden waterfalls & witness amazing views of Rincon de la Vieja Volcano and Lake Nicaragua if the weather conditions are just right. A traditional Costa Rican lunch is included. Sensoria is a beautiful little paradise in the middle of nowhere where you can discover natural blue water rivers in an amazing virgin rainforest, full of exotic wildlife of Costa Rica: SLOTHS, snakes, frogs, tropical birds and mammals such as monkeys, raccoons, and on a lucky day a tapir or felines like Jaguars and Pumas.

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Ultimate Wildlife Adventure Safari

See over 40 species of animals in one day. We will take you to visit different animal sanctuaries and parks in one fun-filled day. First you you will visit the Diamante Animal Sanctuary which is the largest in Guanacaste, built in partnership with La Paz Waterfall Gardens, and is home to the largest variety of species in a single location.The habitats are designed to provide a natural setting for the animals while allowing visitors to interact safely and enjoy up close sloths, monkeys, jaguars, toucans, crocodiles, exotic birds, and more. The sanctuary is home to a world-class wildcat habitat, butterfly observatory and both the two and three-toed sloths. Next, we will take you to the African Safari Adventure Park. The park contains some 300 animals from 22 different species, 11 of them are African species that you can observe and some you can feed with carrot sticks. They live comfortably in a freedom-controlled 30 hectare area. During this incredible ride on board our special safari tour trucks, one of our trained guides will provide you with information and facts on every species. The tour takes approximately one hour, and each truck can carry 25 people. You can purchase the carrot sticks inside the park.

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Many of our clients are staying at the RIU resort and hotels in Guanacaste. We would like to welcome you to some of the highest capacity hotels and resorts in the area. Because many people travel in groups, we do our best to provide you with group discounts no matter which tour you select. Ask about our group rates for groups of four people or more. There are many things to do from the Riu and transportation can be easily arranged. If you have any questions, please contact us and we will be happy to respond as quickly as possible. In addition to its beaches, Costa Rica offers an amazing natural environment. Excursions are the best option for really getting to know places like Rincón de la Vieja National Park, a protected area dominated by the volcano of the same name, and Santa Rosa National Park, a natural area that encompasses markedly different ecosystems.

  • Horseback Riding & Snorkeling RIU Hotel

    Guanacaste, Costa Rica is cowboy country. Everywhere you go, you'll see livestock. Take this tour to view this world from a different perspective. Stop to look at monkeys or ha...
    From USD 69
    Book Now!
  • Hotel RIU ATV Jungle Tour

    Two hours full of fun await you as you explore the real mountains, jungles, and roads of Costa Rica on your own ATV. Our experienced guides will take you to a true Costa Rican adventure through t...
    From USD 29
    Book Now!
  • Riu Guanacaste Snorkeling Safari

    Some of the best snorkeling in Costa Rica is located right off of our beautiful coastline here in Guanacaste. Divers from all over the world come to Guanacaste. Service provided to all major hote...
    From USD 89
    Book Now!
  • RIU Resort to Liberia Transportation

    One Way Riu Resort to Liberia. Do you need one-way transportation to or from either the Riu Guanacaste or Riu Palace? Do you want to go out and explore the city of Liberia and...
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  • RIU Resort to South Guanacaste

    One Way RIU Resort to Playa Potrero, Playa Conchal, Playa Flamingo and Playa Tamarindo. Do you need one-way transportation to or from either the RIU Guanacaste or RIU Palace? Do you wan...
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  • Spearfishing Tour RIU Hotel

    This adventure is for the most adventurous sea lovers, this is a millenary fishing activity, where our ancestors fished with a sharp stick. Today, our experienced spearfishing guides use ele...
    From USD 99
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Nightlife in Guanacaste: Nightclubs, Dance clubs & more

If you've still got some energy left after an exciting day exploring the sights of Guanacaste, then you'll be happy to know that when the sun goes down a whole different side of the city awakens to entertain you. The liveliest areas of the province are the cities of Liberia and Santa Cruz, along with the coastal tourist destinations. The growth of tourism over the last few years has had a direct impact on the nightlife in Guanacaste, leading to lots of new and exciting bars and clubs opening up. A great way to spend a night out in Guanacaste is to go out with friends for drinks. Many of the large hotels on the coast have excellent bars and restaurants, as well as clubs for those who like to dance the night away. Liberia and Santa Cruz are the two cities where you can find the largest variety of evening entertainment.
The casinos in Guanacaste are another great option for a fun night out, the large majority of which are located in the hotels on the coast or in the province's main cities. Have a blast and try your luck gambling with your friends and family. Most of the casinos have all the table games, like blackjack, poker, and roulette, along with plenty of slot machines.
In Guanacaste, they have a variety of traditional festivals and celebrations throughout the year. These are normally celebrated on a grand scale, and offer tourists a firsthand view of Guanacaste's rich culture and folklore. Some of the most important festivals in the region take place in the small city of Santa Cruz, to honor the patron saint of Costa Rica, La Negrita. Here you'll find fun and games for the whole family, including live folk music, traditional dances, food and drink, and even thrilling bull riding events. Many of the celebrations last all night long, until the morning light!