JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa Costa Rica

Address: Hacienda Pinilla, Santa Cruz, Province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica | 4 star resort
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This 4 star resort, located on Hacienda Pinilla, Santa Cruz, is near Wave Expeditions.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsJW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa Costa Rica Santa Cruz

    Reviewed by edpass

    Don't go near the water

    Reviewed Mar 30, 2011
    by (2 reviews) , Canada Flag of Canada

    If you are planning to frolic in the Pacific, this is not the place. There is no lifeguard, and visitors are warned to stay away from rocks and riptides, which pretty much rules out the beach. However, if you are a pool person, you'll love the huge infinity pool. The resort itself is beautiful and well maintained. But if you are paying $500 a night, couldn't they give you free internet rather than charging $15?
    I was on a tour, and the tour company paid all the tips, which may have had an effect on the staff. We had to ask to be reseated from the very hot terrace to the air-conditioned dining room. Some of the dining room staff was downright surly. But if you are paying the full price you might get better service.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    TripAdvisor Reviews JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa Costa Rica Santa Cruz

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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