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The RIU Palace in Costa Rica was the best we have ever stayed at!

My Travel Consultant: Terri Finnie

Tammy and Tony, Stratford, ON - (trip to Costa Rica)

The RIU Palace resort in Costa Rica is the best resort we've stayed in. Great pick on your part, Terri!

You said the beach was so so.  Not true. It is beautiful. The sand is not white.  It is about the same color as Grand Bend with a black undertone. But there are treed areas on the beach which offer shade and a semblance of privacy.  It is very unique.  The beach at the other hotel has no trees, so to me, not as nice. 

Buffet food had everyone raving. We didn't do the a la cartes because they didn't interest us. 

Pools could use more shade, but there is lots at the next hotel if needed. 

Rooms were excellent. There was a chemical odor in the room when we got here. They bumped us up to an ocean view.  Still the same odor. I think they may have been spraying the rooms. 

Not a mosquito in the resort, but there were some sand fleas on the beach. I didn't use bug spray once, but we only went for a walk on the beach, we didn't stay on it long. I only know about the sand fleas because someone told me she spent the day on the beach and got a few bites. 

The staff is very friendly and helpful. 

We took the side trip to Nicaragua to see the active volcano. Left at 5:00 am and returned 8:00 pm. Long day but worth it. Seeing lava about a mile down the crater. 

We did not get to go zip lining but apparently, the zip line next door is either the highest or the longest zip line in the world. That just means will have to come back!

Hope this helps you.  You certainly helped us!


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