On the beach
You'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Farallon Beach and 2 miles (3 km) of Santa Clara Beach with a stay at this Rio Hato property. Also, Playa Blanca is within 3 miles (5 km) and Farallon Island is within 6 miles (10 km).
A nightclub, 4 restaurants, and 3 outdoor pools are all featured at this all-inclusive property. Enjoy a day at the beach snorkeling, or relax with sun loungers. Relax with a drink at one of the 5 bars/lounges and enjoy free perks like buffet breakfast and free self parking.
Free WiFi, balconies
The 573 guestrooms have TVs with satellite channels and offer free WiFi and free minibar items. Balconies, free bottled water, and ceiling fans are also available.
This property is all-inclusive. Onsite food and beverages are included in the room price (some restrictions may apply).
Gratuities and taxes
Gratuities and taxes are included. Additional gratuities at guests' discretion are accepted.
Food and beverages
Activities and facilities/equipment
All non-motorized water sports, land activities, and use of recreational facilities and equipment are included.
Riu Playa Blanca - All Inclusive is an all-inclusive property. Room rates include meals and beverages at onsite restaurants and bars. Other items and amenities, including taxes and gratuities, and access to recreational activities and entertainment may also be included. Additional charges may apply for meals at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, certain beverages, and other amenities. As a guest of Riu Playa Blanca - All Inclusive, you'll find 3 outdoor swimming pools, a waterslide, and a children's pool. There are 4 restaurants on site, as well as a snack bar/deli and a grocery/convenience store. You can enjoy a drink at one of the bars, which include 5 bars/lounges and a swim-up bar. Free breakfast is available daily. A computer station is on site and WiFi is free in public spaces. A meeting room and limo/town car service are available. A nightclub, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance are also featured at the eco-friendly Riu Playa Blanca - All Inclusive. Self parking is free. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Rio Hato property.
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi
Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking
Riu Playa Blanca - All Inclusive offers 573 air-conditioned accommodations with free minibar items and laptop-compatible safes. Rooms open to balconies. Satellite television is provided. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Rio Hato property provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.
Guests are served free buffet breakfast daily from 7 AM to 10:30 AM.
Balboa - This buffet restaurant specializes in American cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner.
Xian - This restaurant specializes in Asian cuisine and serves dinner only. Open daily.
Il Palazzo - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine and serves dinner only. Open daily.
Chiriqui - This poolside steakhouse serves lunch and dinner. Open daily.
3 outdoor swimming pools are on site along with a children's pool. Other recreational amenities include a waterslide.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.
If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
Special check-in instructions:
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit
Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.
A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.
Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place. Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of Covid-19 Health Protocol (RIU).
Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Travelife, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.