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The RIU Playa Blanca situated along beautiful Cocle Beach draws inspiration from its namesake, with modern architecture set against the white-sand beach. Your destination wedding could feature an unforgettable beach, with flat panoramic ocean views stretching from left to right. Beyond the wedding celebrations, your guests will find plenty to do, from daytime pool activities to the late night discotheque. With an RIU Playa Blanca wedding you will have access to a gorgeous beach venue as well as a variety of great dining options and activities.


Riu Playa Blanca Example Ceremony


Riu Playa Blanca Example Ceremony Setup


Riu Playa Blanca Example Ceremony


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Riu Playa Blanca Example Room


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Tips From a Travel Agent

  • Kids will enjoy Riuland, a supervised play center for children while the adults get some alone time.

  • Cocle Beach makes for an elegant wedding ceremony venue, with pristine white sand in the background. The long sprawling pools, with ocean views, would make for the perfect private reception venue.

  • There are plenty of dining opportunities on-site, including local Panamanian offerings.

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RIU Playa Blanca Package and Resort Information

Package Costs

Free – $2899

The RIU Playa Blanca free wedding package welcomes up to 10 guests, including the couple, and allows more at an additional cost. The free package is subject to mandatory payment of documentation, administrative ​fees, ​and ​taxes​​ which are pre-established by local government; this payment will be made at the reception of the RIU Hotel. The Classic package allows up to 18 guests and begins at $1199. Symbolic and civil ceremonies are available with each package. Upgraded packages, additional guests, and add-ons are available for an additional cost.

Price Range


$160 – $210 average price per person per night. Rooms include a private balcony or terrace, daily stocked minibar, and liquor dispenser.

Entry Level Package

$1199 – 18 Guests

Access to RIU Playa Blanca wedding coordinator | 1 bouquet and 1 boutonniere | Romantic massage for the wedding couple | Special decoration in the room | Wedding cake | Sparkling wine during the main toast | 10% spa discounts for the bride and groom | Playlist for wedding ceremony | Marriage certificate

Property Size


There are 537 rooms with resort and ocean views. The resort grounds are large and are recommended for more active guests.

Venue Options


Beach – 60 guests max

Room Occupancy


This hotel allows a maximum of 3 adults per entry-level room, or 2 adults and 2 children

Weddings Per Day


RIU Palace is able to hold up to 3 weddings per day; at 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm. These are the only times judges and ministers are able to perform daily. Symbolic same-sex and LGBT marriages are available at this resort.

Chance of Sellout


The resort experiences high chances of occupancy sellout in March, April, May, and June.



The wedding coordinator typically responds in 48 hours.

Distance from Airport

20 Minutes

Located 93 miles away from the PTY airport (with cheapest fares) and 3 miles from Scarlett Martinez International Airport.

Resort Insights

“All inclusive hotel with variety of food. The beach and the swimming pools were relaxing.” – Beatriz B. 1/20

“Real superior meals, specially the Italian and Asian restaurants. Everything is clean, it’s an obsession for them. Rooms correct, minibar refill only at every 2 days. Would recommend to anyone, as it’s a place I would bring my mother. And I most certainly come back.” – Michel G. 10/19

“Great all inclusive. Wonderful pools including a children’s pool. The swim up bar was great. 28 minutes from the time we got off the plane till we were in our room. Full bar in the room. Great buffet, and specialty restaurants. Friendly staff really clean large air condition rooms Note try to get a room on the right side of the hotel quieter side. Lower level saves you elevator time.” – David Z. 4/19

“Excellent experience. Food is fantastic. Services and staff were fantastic. Clean spacious rooms. Relaxing long walks on the beach. Beach experience was unique but in a goodway. We saw horses, dogs, birds sea creatures but we always felt safe! Relaxing enjoyable week!” – Yvonne D. 4/18

“A great resort, very clean. Staff were awesome, good food, tons of variety. 4 pools, Kids pool, Sports pool, a quiet pool and the bar pool. Entertainment was good and the ocean was amazing.” – Andy W. 4/18

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