Missy & AJ Say “I DO” all over again! Jan-2024

Ten years ago, Missy and AJ vowed to love each other forever, please join them in celebrating the recommitment to those precious vows.

They have chosen the Riu Palace Costa Rica as the setting or this important event.  The ceremony will take place at 3pm on Jan 13. 2024.

About Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Guanacaste, a province in northwestern Costa Rica, borders the Pacific Ocean and is recognized for its biodiversity, breathtaking landscape and sandy beaches. With more than 400 miles of coastline, there are ample opportunities for water sports like surfing, snorkeling, fishing or simply relaxing on a beach. Travelers can enjoy the natural beauty, authenticity and laid-back atmosphere of this top-destination.   Guanacaste was originally inhabited by the Chorotega Indians, until Spanish settlers arrived at the beginning of the 16th century, naming the land Costa Rica, for “rich coast.”

The most sparsely populated province of Costa Rica, Guanacaste offers locals and vacationers a microcosm of Costa Rica’s incredible diversity.

Santa Rosa National Park provides a rare glimpse into an uncommonly beautiful dry tropical forest with more than 250 species of birds.

The luxurious Papagayo Peninsula, with its shining array of secluded resorts and romantic hideaways, provides an ideal playground for nature lovers and ecotourists.

From golf with a view to water sports of all kinds, this Central American Garden of Eden reminds visitors of a long-ago time when the earth was covered in arboreal splendor and colorful wildlife.

With its majestic waterfalls and pink, black and white sand beaches, Costa Rica’s sublime Guanacaste region remains truly out of this world.

Guanacaste is usually warm and dry, especially from mid-December through April during Costa Rica’s dry season, which is the most popular time to visit. January is a great month to visit, after the rains have ended but while the rainforests are still lush and the beaches warm and sunny.

The Nicoya Peninsula boasts lovely weather, although the roads can occasionally become impassable during the rainy season from April to November. You can always take a short ferry ride from Puntarenas to Paquera.

Temperatures generally remain in the balmy mid-Ma70s F through the mid-80s F throughout the year.

The official language is Spanish, but English is widely spoken.  The official currency is the Costa Rican Colon but US dollars are widely accepted.

Riu Palace Guanacaste

About the Resort:

Riu Palace Costa Rica is located in Guanacaste, at the edge of the beach of Mata Palo Beach  This magnificent hotel is fully prepared to provide the best service to its customers, has four swimming pools (one with a swim-up bar), Jacuzzi, gym, sauna and a wellness center “Renova Spa” with different treatments and massages. Everything you need for maximum comfort during your stay. Being on a privileged environment, the hotel offers a variety of activities on the beautiful beaches such as diving or fishing in the Pacific waters, ecotourism in the volcanic areas, and during the day several programs of entertainment for all ages, whether in family or friends.

The hotel was built in 2012 and has 538 rooms housed in building with 6 floors.

This is an all inclusive property with 7 different dining options and 4 bars.

  • Arenal – This is the main restaurant with a terrace
  • Capuchino – A patisserie and ice cream parlor
  • Cocount – Pool bar with swim up bar
  • Krystal – Fusion restaurant
  • L’Anfora – Italian restaurant
  • Papagayo – Pool side grill and steak house
  • Tokio – Japanese restaurant

For dinner in specialty restaurants, no t shirts, flip flops, swimsuits, cutoffs.


  • Daiquiri
  • Flora
  • Lounge 24
  • Tico Tico

There are 4 swimming pools, 1 with a swim up bar.  There is a gym, sauna and jacuzzi onsite, for adults only.  Included in your stay is use of non-motorized water sports such as windsurfing, pedalos, snorkeling equipment and kayaks.

For the kids, there is a children’s pool, children’s program and Riu Splash Water World.  Families will love Splash Water World which offers a variety of water rides, aqua-racer, body bowl, aqua-tube and kamikaze rides.

Room choices

All rooms have 1 king or 2 double beds, living room area with sofa or sofa bed and accommodate 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults and 1 child.

  • Junior Suite Garden View
  • Junior Suite Courtyard View
  • Junior Suite Ocean View
  • Suite Jacuzzi Ocean View

All inclusive Features:   All meals & snacks, room service 24 hours a day, unlimited local & imported beverages served 24 hours a day, mini-bar & liquor dispenser, in-room safe, non-motorized watersports, 1 introductory scuba diving lesson in the pool, daytime entertainment programs for adults and children, evening program or live music, complimentary entrance to the casino(drinks not included), free WiFi in the lobby and rooms, and all taxes & gratuities. All specialty restaurants operate on a first come, first serve basis.

To join Missy and AJ – please call or email Sue

sue@getaway.travel     phone 262-538-2140