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3.5-star Rio Hato property steps from Farallon Beach

Popular property highlights

Breakfast included
Free self parking
Free WiFi
Grocery/convenience store
24-hour front desk

Location

Located in Rio Hato, this beachfront property is next to a golf course and within 3 mi (5 km) of Farallon Beach, Playa Blanca, and Santa Clara Beach. Farallon Island and Parroquia Santiago Apóstol de Río Hato are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Resort Features

At Riu Playa Blanca - All Inclusive, hit the beach, dine onsite at Balboa, or enjoy a drink at one of the property's 5 bars/lounges.

Room Amenities

All 573 rooms offer free WiFi, free minibar items, and TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find balconies, free bottled water, and ceiling fans.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Riu Playa Blanca - All Inclusive

Finca 43.668, Rio Hato, Cocle

Double Room, Courtyard View (U)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$149* Per night/room Aug 18 - Aug 19

Family Room, 2 Bedrooms (B2C-US)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Double Room, Garden View (C)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Double Room, Ocean View (U)

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Triple Room (B2C-US)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Double Room, Oceanfront (B2C-US)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Hotel Policies

Payment types

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM

Check-in time ends at 11:30 PM

Minimum check-in age is: 18

Check-out

Check-out time is 11:00 AM

You need to know

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).

Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning

Electrostatic spray is used for disinfection

Cashless transactions are not available

Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly

Masks are compulsory at the property

Temperature checks are available to guests

Bed sheets and towels are not washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F

Contactless food service / room service is not available

Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant

Reservation is not required for facilities onsite

Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures

Property is cleaned with disinfectant

Contactless check-out is not available

Staff wears personal protective equipment

Protective clothing is available to guests

Masks are available to guests

Mobile key entry is not available

Debit cards not accepted

Food service has been amended for enhanced safety

Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas

Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association

Staffed front desk

Social distancing measures are in place

Contactless check-in is not available

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available

Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitization guidelines Covid-19 Health Protocol (RIU)

Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures

Individually-wrapped food options are available

Service animals not allowed

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast

Individually-wrapped food options are available for lunch

Individually-wrapped food options are available for dinner

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets or service animals allowed

We should mention

Reservations are required for golf tee times. Reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

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.

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).

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

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Awards & Affiliations

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.

Hotel Amenities

All-inclusive Details

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

  • All buffet and à la carte meals, snacks, and beverages included
  • In-room minibar (all beverages included)
  • In-room liquor dispensers

Activities and facilities/equipment
All non-motorized water sports, land activities, and use of recreational facilities and equipment are included.

Water activities

  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling

Land activities
  • Volleyball

Lessons/classes/games
  • Aerobics

Kids' club

  • Supervised activities for children between 4 and 12 years old

Entertainment

  • Onsite entertainment and activities
  • Access to onsite nightclubs
  • Onsite live performances

Not included

  • Golf green fees
  • Use of golf cart
  • Use of golf equipment
  • Motorized water sports
  • Sailboats
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Snorkeling excursions
  • Offsite tours
  • Transportation to offsite activities

  • Kayaking included
  • Access to onsite nightclubs included
  • Taxes included
  • Buffet-style meals included
  • A la carte dining included
  • Volleyball included
  • Scuba diving excursions not included
  • Snorkeling excursions not included
  • Motorized water sports not included
  • All available beverages included
  • Golf green fees not included
  • Use of golf equipment not included
  • Use of golf cart not included
  • Transportation to offsite activities not included
  • Offsite tours not included
  • Sailboats not included
  • Aerobics classes/lessons included
  • Onsite entertainment and activities included
  • Gratuities included
  • Additional gratuities accepted
  • All meals included
  • Minibar (all beverages included)
  • In-room liquor dispensers
  • All non-motorized water sports included
  • Onsite live performances included
  • All land sports and fitness activities and facilities are included
  • Snorkeling included

Property Features

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.

Riu Playa Blanca - All Inclusive features 3 outdoor swimming pools, a waterslide, and a children's pool. Dining is available at one of the property's 4 restaurants. The property also offers a snack bar/deli and a grocery/convenience store. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the property's bars, which include 5 bars/lounges and a swim-up bar. A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning. A computer station is located on site and wireless Internet access is complimentary.

This 3.5-star property offers access to a meeting room and limo/town car service. This all-inclusive property also offers a nightclub, a terrace, and tour/ticket assistance. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Riu Playa Blanca - All Inclusive has designated areas for smoking.

  • Waterslide
  • Coffee/tea in common areas
  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Elevator
  • Number of bars/lounges - 5
  • Children's club
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Poolside bar
  • Swim-up bar
  • Conference space
  • Free breakfast
  • Billiards or pool table
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Year Built - 2014
  • Free pool cabanas
  • Free self parking
  • Beach sun loungers
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free WiFi
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Computer station
  • Nightclub
  • Children's pool
  • Conference space size (meters) - 157
  • Terrace
  • Luggage storage
  • Free RV, bus, truck parking
  • Wheelchair accessible – no
  • Number of restaurants - 4
  • Concierge services
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Shopping on site
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Beach towels
  • Total number of rooms - 573
  • Television in common areas
  • One meeting room
  • Number of floors - 7
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Wedding services
  • Garden

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Children's pool
  • Waterslide
  • Free WiFi
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Snack bar/deli

Room Amenities

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.

  • Air conditioning
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Phone
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Balcony
  • Ceiling fan
  • Free bottled water
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Shower/tub combination
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Satellite TV service
  • Free WiFi
  • Minibar (stocked, free items)
  • Towels provided
  • Bedsheets provided
  • Number of bathrooms - 1
  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Laptop-friendly workspace

Parking

Free self parking , Free RV, bus, truck parking

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Food & Drink

A complimentary buffet breakfast is served each morning between 7 AM and 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.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Nearby Activities

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.

  • Snorkeling on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Beach volleyball on site
  • Kayaking on site
  • Fitness classes on site

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