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Riu Playa Blanca - All Inclusive, Rio Hato

3.5-star3.5 stars
Finca 43.668Rio HatoCoclePanama, 866-299-2910

El Farallon del Chiru beachfront resort with 4 restaurants, outdoor pool
  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in lobby, and free parking
Very Good8.0
  • The hotel was great, offered everything you needed without even needing to leave the…Dec 3, 2017
  • Overall, the stay was great! Rooms were nice, food was good and the pool scene was fun.…Nov 27, 2017
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Riu Playa Blanca - All Inclusive, Rio Hato

Hotel Info: 866-266-9798

  • 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 sun loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Health club
  • Kayaking on site
  • Playground on site
  • Scuba diving on site
  • Snorkeling on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Nightclub
  • Waterslide
  • Swim-up bar
  • Pool sun loungers
  • 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. 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)

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

Water activities
  • Kayaking
  • Rowing/canoeing
  • Snorkeling

Land activities
  • Fitness facilities

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

  • Onsite entertainment and activities
  • Access to onsite clubs
  • 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
  • Airport transfers
  • Offsite tours
  • Transportation to offsite activities


Balboa - Onsite restaurant. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Xian - This restaurant specializes in Asian cuisine.

Il Palazzo - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine.

Chiriqui - This steakhouse is located by the pool. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Awards and 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.

Riu Playa Blanca - All Inclusive, Rio Hato’s small print

Also known as

  • All Inclusive Playa Blanca
  • Hotel 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, Rio Hato


  • On the beach
  • La Casa de Lourdes Outdoor Spa (9-minute walk)
  • Farallon Island (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • 8 de Diciembre Park (22.9 mi / 36.8 km)
  • Penonomena History and Tradition Museum (23.3 mi / 37.4 km)
  • Chorro El Macho (26.9 mi / 43.3 km)
  • Chorro de las Mozas (29.5 mi / 47.5 km)
  • Anton Valley Historical and Cultural Museum (29.8 mi / 47.9 km)

Getting around

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

Riu Playa Blanca - All Inclusive, Rio Hato

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