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

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • Ioana_Rad : Bucharest, Romania
Just wow!

This resort is amazing, and I can say that because we spent there 10 days and each day was really beautiful. With variety of restaurants and beaches, it's one of the most beautiful places I ever visited. The service is great, only the spa prices are too high, from my point of view. Food pretty good, breakfast fabulous!

  • Kay P :
Perfect place to relax & regroup

This is one of those rare places that i felt welcome the minute I arrived. It's a rather challenging jaunt to get here but oh soooo worth it...and we keep returning. The staff is happy, accommodating and kind, characteristics of Costarricenses. The property has a beautiful colonial rancher feel, nothing fussy nor fancy, but decidedly upscale. And very comfortable and cozy. I've stayed in the standard room, but after experiencing the suite, that will always be my preference. It's worth it to feel at home after a tiring day of walking along the nearly deserted beach to have a drink & bite at Lola's. Feeling low energy after the journey...enjoy the large pool area that won't feel crowded. And...if you have a first floor suite and want to spend time with yourself you'll have a personal plunge pool. Love it!! Hey, it's not like I'm swimming anyway! There is no nightlife in this remote location. Make that NONE. A bar with a very large screen to mostly watch sports. I'm ok with that (I can retreat to my suite) but the more youthful (thinking back) may be bored with the lack of. The drinks are good but lack potency and the menu is limited. There are several restaurant options, a necessity since it's difficult to leave this nest and too far to explore other opportunities in Tamarindo. You are a "captive audience". The restaurant selections offer variety enough that you won't get bored, from fine dining in the steakhouse, sushi, to hamburgers, they so it well. I recommend that treat yourself to then amenities at the spa. There are a menu of options for The ultimate relaxation.

  • GigiBailey : Boulder, CO
Returning with the Family

Had a great 25th anniversary trip in December 2015. Incredible staff, very nice suites, beach and amenities. We were welcomed to the room with a couple of local beers, cheese and cracker tray. The charm of the hotel and people will stay with you. Friendly folks gave great advice on where to go and what to do (even though we were already armed with our TripAdvisor list). Very comfortable, calm and wonderfully decorated for Christmas when we visited. The location is a little remote, but we enjoyed seeing the monkeys, free running cattle and donkeys on the roads to get to town. We enjoyed it so much, that we're returning with our adult children (21 and 19) this summer. Can't wait!

  • Gdo_Castillo : San Jose
Beautiful hotel, food is average.

This property is beautiful and will provide some good R&R for the family. The rooms and pools are really nice. The beach is rocky but this augments the beauty of it. Food is average, not bad, but with room for improvement.

  • luckyzel :
Nice place for family vacation

We enjoyed this hotel. The accommodations were clean and pleasant enough. Nice pool area. Pros: clean, beach view and attentive staff. Nearby club house is a must visit. Kids club. Complimentary breakfast is nice. Cons: too far out, need shuttle for everything. Restaurant and activities prices are too high even for resort. Rocky beach not for swim.

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. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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