Riu Guanacaste Reviews – Costa Rica Hotels – Riu Guanacaste

we just loved the isolation as it was very peaceful…the water taxi to coco beach is ok but items can be bought on the beach for around the same prices We were not happy with the aqua tour being offered by the scuba company at the resort. They did not deliver what they promised. Ran out of rum and mix, ran out of bait so fishing sucked, then they kept the fish instead of us getting to eat it as they promised and the cave was just crack through the rock. When we complained to scuba(guys in blue tops) they were going to get us a discount on another excursion but it did not happen. We talked to Roberto from Geckotico Tour and bought an ATV tour to the waterfall. This was an excellent tour. I spent a few hours talking to him about the history of Costa Rica. He was great and I would suggest that one would book tours with him. (the guys on the beach with green tops)

In all, this was one of the best trips we took in regards to food, accomodations, and staff.

Room Number:
4022

Arrival: we got there on an air conditioned bus with the tour guide giving a lot of useful information,

check in was quick and simple and drinks were served while we were in line

Rooms:
rooms were clean and staff was friendly. we did have a problem with our toilet but maintenance arrived within 10 minutes and had it fixed

Restaurants and Bars: we went to each restaurant and the buffet….the deserts were to die for and I put on 8 pounds…..sushi was some of the best I have ever eaten

there was a great variety of meals to choice from…..the only thing that I did not like was the beets…..tasted a bit like dirt…..the fruit was sweet and juicy and very fresh…..

Beach/Pools/Grounds:
the beach was great…..to the right were some rocks which provide some good snorkling…we walked to the left to the white sand beach….we were the only ones there….the beach was great but you had to were shoes in the water because lots of coral forming on the bottom….snorkling was ok but you had to go out a far distance as it was shallow….less than two feet at low tide

Activities on and off the Resort/Hotel: I again would highly recommend doing your activities with Geckotico Tours.

He made sure you were completely satisfied. he delivered on everything he promised. to the right side of the beach one could go past the gate and there was a road that went to the top of the mountain. make sure you bring water with you…..

Other Comments:
if you are buying stuff, stay away from the stores at the front….very expensive….they wanted 8 dollars for a bag of chips….bring sunscreen and afterburn…..sun is very hot and burns very quickly….I am dark skinned and I got a burn…..first time in several years

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