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JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

Costa Rica-Guanacaste Beach Region

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5 Nights with Air from $1,509 Breakfast included
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4.3 out of 5
2 out of 3 (67%) customers would recommend this product to a friend.
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June 24, 2014
Not worth the money

Too expensive. Food poor quality and choice. Hotel was nice but poor service and my pregnant wife fell as they didn't wipe up after rainfall !!! Lucky baby was ok. They didn't care about it !!!

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From: Orlando
Age: 45-54
Travel: 7+ trips/year

Room Information

Private balconies, wood furniture and cool tile floors grace the JW Marriott Guanacaste's 289 rooms and 21 suites. All rooms include one king size or two double beds, modern bathroom amenities, in-room safes, direct-dial telephones with voice-mail, iron boards, hairdryer, color satellite televisions and individually controlled air conditioning.

Smoking is not allowed in guest rooms, balconies or hallways.

Room Details

Deluxe Garden View - ROH
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Deluxe Pool View - ROH
Hotel/Studio Unit Details

Deluxe Ocean View - ROH
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What's to Love

The JW Marriott Guanacaste has the largest pool in Central America and the grounds are close to the beach so you can enjoy ample views of the coastline while living the life of luxury.

What We'd Change

The resort offers a great getaway from civilization, but the roads are a little far from town and can be a little rugged along the way.

Why You Should Go

JW Marriott Guanacaste has all the luxury that you could ask for wrapped up in a nice, secluded package. If you want to live large, while kicking back, this resort is for you!

Available Amenities

  • Beach
  • Volleyball
  • Concierge Services
  • Conference Facilities ($)
  • Fitness/Exercise Room
  • Golf Course ($)
  • Spa ($)
  • Sauna
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box - Front Desk
  • Room Service
  • 24 Hour Room Service ($)
  • Restaurants
  • Swimming Pool
  • Car Rental Available ($)
  • Gift Shop ($)
  • Game Room ($)
  • ATM/Banking ($)
  • Babysitting Services ($)
  • Business Center

Nearby Excursions & Attractions

  • Beach
  • Eco-Adventure Tour(s)
  • Fishing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Nature Park(s)
  • Snorkeling

Map of Local Area

Costa Rica is an exhilarating land of luxuriant rainforests and mighty volcanoes, of natural hot springs and shimmering oceans, of colonial charm and captivating nightlife. The ultimate delight of Costa Rica is its people.

JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

Hacienda Pinilla, Santa Cruz de Guanacaste


Hotel Description

JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa: All the Adventure You Could Ask For

If you've ever dreamed about partying like a secret agent, then it's time to turn off the TV and experience a Costa Rican adventure of your own! Take your license to soak up some rays, with margarita in-hand and head to JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa. After all, it's Trip Advisor's 2013 Traveler's Choice for top 10 luxury hotels in Costa Rica! The ample views, culture and miles of coastline have allowed Costa Rica to become a Mecca for adventure travelers from around the world. Situated on a beautiful, exclusive beach front property, this resort features bountiful views of the coastline and the largest pool in Central America, which has more than 25,000 square feet of clear, refreshing water!

For the golf enthusiast, an 18-hole world-class golf course designed by Mike Young is just a few steps away. So, start your day off right with a tour around the course before enjoying a bountiful breakfast at Mansita Restaurant. For those seeking the ultimate experience in comfort and luxury, look no further than the JW Marriott Guanacaste Spa. It's ranked as one of the best spas in the world by Spa Magazine.

If food is your thing, then you're in for a real treat, as the resort offers a selection of restaurants that are elegant, yet casual in demeanor. After you enjoy a succulent tenderloin dinner at Sabanero, kick off your shoes for a barefoot stroll around Mansita beach. You'll enjoy unforgettable sunsets that could make even James Bond gush. After relishing in the tranquility of Costa Rica, jump into the hot seat for a thrilling bike ride through the resort's trails. Or, dive into the lush Caribbean waters for a snorkeling adventure filled with multi-colored coral reefs and tropical fish.

Whether you're undercover, or simply resting under the covers of your plush bed, the JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa has all the excitement, comfort and luxury that even the most globe-trodden adventurist could ever ask for.

This hotel is NOT All-Inclusive but a daily buffet breakfast is included. All other food and drink must be purchased separately.
Unless otherwise specified, all services are available for an additional charge.


Azul Grill
Type: Mediterranean
Hours: Open daily for lunch
Description: Enjoy spectacular beachfront views of the Pacific Ocean, while enjoying succulent Mediterranean-style seafood.
Dress code: Casual

Mansita Restaurant
Type: International
Hours: Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner
Description: Fabulous international cuisine served all day for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Be sure to try the award-winning breakfast buffet.
Dress code: Casual

Type: Steakhouse
Hours: Open daily for dinner
Description: Enjoy the best international and domestic beef cuts prepared by the resort's expert Chefs.
Dress code: Casual

Type: Asian-fusion
Hours: Open daily.
Description: Stop in for a truly unique Asian dining experience. While enjoying dinner be sure to enjoy one of the restaurants signature sake cocktails. Reservations required.
Dress code: Casual

Hours are subject to change.


Azul Pool Bar
Located near the main pool and Beach. Open daily.

Lobby Bar
Traditional pub with a casual ambiance. Open daily.


JW Marriott Guanacaste resort and spa is conveniently located near Masita Beach. Guests can enjoy complimentary towels provided by the resort.


Splash in the resort's refreshing outdoor infinity pool. An outdoor children's pool is also available.



  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Swimming
  • Surfing


  • Biking Trail
  • Hiking
  • Jogging
  • Fitness center
  • Volleyball

JW Marriott Guanacaste guests can enjoy the on-site Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course.


The resort offers Wi-Fi access in public areas and meeting rooms for an extra charge.


Treat yourself for a luxurious and soothing spa treatment at the JW Marriott Guanacaste Spa. Reservations are required.
  • Body scrub
  • Couple's Massage
  • Beauty Salon
  • Therapy lounge


For more information about making your dream wedding a reality, please contact the front desk directly.


The JW Marriott Guanacaste offers babysitting services for an additional charge.


The JW Marriott Guanacaste is located about 28 miles from the Liberia Airport (LIR)

Check In/Check Out
Check-in: 3pm. Check-out: noon.

Travel + Leisure magazine awarded the resort the 2nd best spa in Central & South America, and the 8th best resort in Central & South America.

Holy Week
In observance of Holy Week, some resorts in the Dominican Republic, Mexico, and Costa Rica may put limits on the use of motorized water sports and loud music.

All hours, fees, amenities, information and services are subject to change without notice.

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6 days, 5 nights
Travel Dates 4/12 - 7/31
Starting at $1509 was $2009
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Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Limited availability based on departure city and travel dates.

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5 days, 4 nights
Travel Dates 1/12 - 4/4
Starting at $1579 was $2199
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