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JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

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JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa is located on a secluded beach within Costa Rica's renowned central coast. The Resort features a state-of-the-art spa, luxury rooms and a breathtaking free flowing pool covering more than 25,000 square feet.
Location: On Mansita Beach, 60 minutes from Daniel Oduber International Liberia Airport

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  • Ginnie S : Cincinnati, Ohio
Wonderful property

I'm not sure we can add much more than has been posted by so many others. The property itself is very isolated, so you are not near a thing, which could be good or bad depending on what you are looking for. We took the shuttle into town one day, $20 per person round trip and stayed for about 3 hours, ate lunch, shopped and returned to the pool. We also took the day trip to Nicaragua through Swiss Travel onsite. We felt it was a great trip.The rooms were spotless, refreshed twice a day and we always had everything we needed. The one time we needed something extra, one call was made and we had what we wanted within 10 minutes.The pool is amazing, largest we've ever seen and never a problem getting a chair at the pool or the beach. As others have said, if you are after a beach that is large and is for swimming, this is not your place. There is a small area for swimming and a decent amount of space to walk around.We only ate at the pool bar and the food was good, but expensive as you would expect at a resort such as this. Costa Rica is one of the most expensive countries in Central America, so it really doesn't matter where you go, it will cost you, but if you've done your research then you already know this.We did try the Lola's walk and quickly turned around. We took the free shuttle to the beach club and then were told it was still a 25 minute walk. We left at 3:00 and by then, the tides were so high, we would have been soaked and walked back at night, so we turned around. Maybe there is a better way you can research to get there.Overall, we had a great time. Staff was super friendly, shuttles were always on time and everything ran very smoothly.

  • R.s. G : Panama City, Florida
Magnificent oasis

Spent 2 nights at the J. W. Marriott and was not disappointed. Our spacious room had a large balcony, a gorgeous bathroom, comfy beds. The infinity pool is the largest in Central America so there was plenty of room for lots of guests. The beach was a bit rocky and the surf rough but the sunset was spectacular and we were treated well by hotel staff. A memorable stay!

Costa Rica Vacation

Best resort we have ever stayed at this Marriott has friendly and helpful employees every where. Loved the help we got from the concierge almost daily and the private garden tour made the wife very happy. Loved the little things they do to make your stay special. Coming back to the hotel with turndown service and a new animal design from towels was cool.

  • Paul M : Langhorne, Pennsylvania
Fantastic Resort

We just stayed 5 nights at this fantastic resort. The hotel staff members are excellent - very attentive to every need. The pool area is large and magnificent. The resort is a short distance away from Tamarindo, the closest beach town with shops and lots of restaurants and bars. If you have a car, it is very worthwhile to make several trips into Tamarindo. JW Marriott does provide a shuttle service into Tamarindo, but you are somewhat limited by the pick-up and drop-off times.

  • Tony T : Houston, Texas
A gem in the rough wilderness

Spent 6 nights here. Setting and ambient are top class with a relaxing Spanish type Hacienda style building. Was impressed by the main entrance and lobby as well as the vast expense of the pools. Beach is nice but too rough to go into. Several restaurants at the hotel, all with excellent service. JW Marriott burger st Azuls is good. Resort is isolated and about 7km away from the Tamarindo town. Plenty of great restaurants and clubs by the Tamarindo beach. Great to spend some time under the comfort of the tree shades at any Restaursnt here.A great relaxing place with nearby club house, a short drive away that has a more private infinity pool.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • Breakfast daily (buffet)
  • Lunch daily (buffet and a la carte)
  • Dinner daily (buffet and a la carte)
  • Snacks
  • Unlimited alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages ordered by the glass including premium brand liquor, beer and house wine
  • Land sports
  • Fitness centre
  • Nature walks Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 am (time subject to change)
Note: This hotel also offers a Non-All Inclusive program. Please ask for details.
  • 310 rooms
  • 1 Buffet restaurant and 2 a la carte restaurants (steak house, Asian fusion)
  • Mediterranean grill
  • Snack bar
  • 2 bars including, Pool bar
  • 2 pools (Infinity Pool and children's pool)
  • Warm and cold whirlpools
  • Fitness centre
  • Spa
  • Beauty salon
  • Games room
  • Gift shop
  • Meeting facilities
  • Business centre
  • WiFi internet (fee)
  • Car rental desk 
  • ATM Machine
  • Concierge desk
  • Foreign exchange
  • Laundry and dry cleaning services
  • 24-hour room service
  • Horseback riding (fee)
  • Golf nearby (fee)
Deluxe Room includes:
  • 2 queen-size beds or 1 king-size bed
  • 1 full bathroom
  • Telephone with voice mail
  • Air conditioning
  • Cable and satellite television
  • Hairdryer
  • Clock radio
  • Mini-bar
  • CD player/iPod dock
  • Coffee maker
  • In-room safe
  • Iron and ironing board/Trouser press
  • Maximum occupancy of 4
For the Kids - JW Adventure kids' club, open from 9 am to 5 pm for children ages 4 to 12 years old and Babysitting services available for a fee.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa
    Liberia,Costa Rica

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JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa
Hacienda Pinilla, Playa Avellanas, Tamarindo Costa Rica

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules. makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate, however, all information on this page is subject to change without notice. is not responsible for any changes, errors or omissions that may occur.