RIU opens new water park in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

GUANACASTE — RIU Hotels & Resorts has debuted its new Splash Water World at its sprawling resort complex in Costa Rica, home to the Riu Guanacaste and the Riu Palace Costa Rica.

Free for guests to enjoy, the new water park boasts five slides of varying speeds including the four-lane Aquaracer and two body bowl tubes. There are also various games with jets and water pistols, plus pools with aquatic elements for small children.


Splash Water World is located at the entrance to the RIU Complex in Guanacaste, making it easily accessible to guests of both neighbouring hotels.

According to RIU, the water park is part of an ongoing campaign to offer more “dynamic activities for a larger number of participants”, as well as to create exclusive spaces for guests look for more fun while on vacation.


The Riu Guanacaste, opened in 2009, is a five-star all-inclusive hotel situated on Matapalo beach. It has 700 fully equipped rooms, five restaurants, five bars and three pools. In 2012, RIU opened the elegant Riu Palace Costa Rica featuring over 500 rooms, five restaurants and seven bars. It shares common areas with Riu Guanacaste, including the casino, spa and various shops. Guests at both hotels have access to a private beach area and gardens.

As an exclusive vacation provider of RIU Hotels & Resorts, Sunwing offers customers exclusive RIU-topia inclusions such as unlimited reservation-free dining at specialty restaurants, spa credits, 20% discount on select excursions, free Wi-Fi, in-room liquor dispensers and more. For an enhanced level of service, guests can stay at a RIU Palace property where they can enjoy poolside wait service, daily champagne breakfasts, nightly turndown service and more.

Vacation packages, which include return flights on Sunwing Airlines, are available to Costa Rica from Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Edmonton.


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