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Riu Playa Blanca - All Inclusive

3.5-star3.5 stars
Finca 43.668Rio HatoCoclePanama

El Farallon del Chiru beachfront Resort with 4 restaurants, outdoor pool
  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in the lobby and free parking
Very Good8.0
  • The Hotel Riu is located right on a pleasant beach at Playa Blanca, about two hours drive…Feb 7, 2017
  • Great resort! Clean, beautiful, good food and service. Things I didn’t care for is that…Apr 12, 2018
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From 2,402 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Riu Playa Blanca - All Inclusive

  • Double Room Courtyard View
  • Double Room Courtyard View
  • Two Bedroom Family Suite
  • Double Room Courtyard View
  • Two Bedroom Family Suite
  • Double Ocean View
  • Suite Ocean View
  • Suite Ocean View
  • Double Room Ocean View
  • Double Room Ocean View
  • Double Room Ocean Front
  • Triple Room
  • Double Room Ocean Front
  • Two Bedroom Family Room
  • Triple Room
  • Two Bedroom Family Room
  • Double Room, Courtyard View (B2C)
  • Family Suite, 2 Bedrooms (B2C)
  • Suite, Ocean View (B2C)
  • Double Room, Ocean View (B2C)
  • Double Room, Oceanfront (B2C)
  • Room (B2C)
  • Family Room, 2 Bedrooms (B2C)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 573 rooms


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)

  • Babysitting/childcare *

  • Free children's club (ages 4-12)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • WiFi in rooms *



  • Free self parking

Other information

  • All-inclusive (taxes and gratuities included)
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Taking the kids?
  • Children's club (free)
Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast
  • 4 restaurants
  • Swim-up bar
  • Poolside bar
Things to do
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Health club
  • Kayaking on site
  • Playground on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Snorkelling on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Nightclub
  • Waterslide
  • Swim-up bar
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
Working away
  • Conference space size (feet) - 1883
  • Conference space size (meters) - 175
  • One meeting room
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Luggage storage
  • Terrace
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Phone
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features

All inclusive

This resort is all-inclusive. On-site 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)

Activities and facilities/equipment
All non-motorised water sports are included.

Water activities
  • Kayaking
  • Rowing/canoeing
  • Snorkelling

Land activities
  • Fitness facilities

Kids' club
  • Supervised activities for children between 4 and 12 years old

  • On-site entertainment and activities
  • Access to on-site clubs
  • On-site live performances

Not included
  • Golf green fees
  • Use of golf cart
  • Use of golf equipment
  • Motorised water sports
  • Sailboats
  • Scuba-diving excursions
  • Snorkelling excursions
  • Airport transfers
  • Off-site tours
  • Transport to off-site activities


Balboa – On-site restaurant. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting).

Xian – This restaurant specialises in Asian cuisine.

Il Palazzo – This restaurant specialises in Italian cuisine.

Chiriqui – This steakhouse is located by the pool. Guests can enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting).

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Travelife, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Riu Playa Blanca - All Inclusive’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Riu Playa Blanca All Inclusive
  • Riu Playa Blanca
  • Hotel Riu Playa Blanca All Inclusive
  • Playa Blanca All Inclusive
  • Riu Playa Blanca


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Optional extras

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

WiFi is available in guestrooms for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Riu Playa Blanca - All Inclusive


  • On the beach
  • Farallon Beach - 0.4 mi / 0.6 km
  • Farallon Island - 3.2 mi / 5.2 km
  • Playa Blanca - 5.3 mi / 8.5 km
  • Santa Clara Beach - 5.3 mi / 8.5 km
  • 8 de Diciembre Park - 22.9 mi / 36.8 km
  • Penonomena History and Tradition Museum - 23.3 mi / 37.4 km
  • Teta Beach - 23.5 mi / 37.8 km

Getting around

  • Rio Hato (RIH-Scarlett Martinez Intl.) 4-min drive
  • Panama City (PTY-Tocumen Intl.) 121-min drive
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.0 From 617 reviews

Riu Playa Blanca - All Inclusive
Not perfect, but is nice; would come back
We stayed for three nights here. We are Americans. I am 39 and my wife is 40. We are Panama to slow down a bit without our 3 kids. We flew into Panama City and stayed there a few days. Check in was easy. Our room was very spacious and clean! We walked around the resort and everyone was very nice! Everything was very clean. The beach is beautiful with tons of beach chairs. Honestly, other reviews said bad things about the beach; they must have been somewhere else. The beach was great and not too crowded. There are people that sell goods in the morning, but they stay in their spot and don’t bug you. There were horses that you could ride for a fee but not once did I see horse droppings on the beach. The water was clean (a little murky due to wind and current; and dark sand). A little colder than I thought but refreshing. They have kayaks, boogie boards, paddle boards, and snorkel gear for free. They also have snorkel tours, surf lessons, and boat rides for a fee. The pools were great. Bar staff were nice. Internet in rooms was not good but that was told to me when I checked in. Entertainment was pretty good; we especially liked the beach party on Monday night. Food was pretty good. The Xian and the Steakhouse were good. Italian food place was not good. Taste bad and place stunk. There was a cockroach in dining area. Disco had a bad smell to it. Would give 5 stars but for the cockroach and smell in Disco and Italian place. Overall, good. Would come back.
Thomas, us3 night trip
Riu Playa Blanca - All Inclusive
The hotel was great, offered everything you needed without even needing to leave the hotel. And I mean everything. There is not much available around the area, you would need to drive 30 minutes to get to a nearby town to find things to do. So the hotel offered everything. Staff were very friendly, facilities great, hotel was clean & lots of fun.
A Traveller, us9 night trip
Riu Playa Blanca - All Inclusive
Very Good8.0
Great stay, but wheres the bacon?
Overall, the stay was great! Rooms were nice, food was good and the pool scene was fun. You can lay by the beach under a palm tree or near the pool in the shade. Great value under $200 per night per couple. The place did cut corners to make money i.e. no bacon or breakfast sausage at the breakfast buffet. But all in all, great value if you don't pay up to much.
Scott, mx2 night family trip
Riu Playa Blanca - All Inclusive
Will think twice to book again
The staff didn't try to help. one of the room have a really bad odor coming out from the bathroom and they said its normal. I request connect rooms but they said that the hotem was full and that was not true...saw several rooms empty and available. I feel like this is because I use this to pay and book.
Eli Chong, us3 night family trip
Riu Playa Blanca - All Inclusive
Very Good8.0
Overall very good. Negative: only 2 restaurants were open and the gym is pretty poor.
A Traveller, us3 night family trip

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