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

      Travel Blogs from Santa Cruz

      Hiking and beaches

      A travel blog entry by cgadams1947 on Dec 28, 2013

      1 comment

      ... hike was interesting. Got to see waterfalls thermal springs and bubbling muf. We were out about 3 hours. It was a little difficult for me in parts. Especially the down bill over tree roots and ricks part. Of course didnt make the old lady feel any better being with the youngsters. But i did it Then we came back to our place made drinks and relaxed in our pool and jacuzzi before watching sunset ...

      77-78: AWESOME dives and amazing karaoke night!

      A travel blog entry by blondesontour on Apr 22, 2013

      1 photo

      ... because we saw some amazing stuff. We went all the way down to the wreck which was really pretty today and on the way back I saw the saddest thing ever (and very sad). I saw a little puffer fish all inflated and we realised that an octopus had it. The poor little thing was flapping its teeny flippers trying to get away. We did attempt to rescue it slightly but the octopus had a super grip on it and every time we tried it got one of its arms and curled round the puffer ...

      18-19: Yee Ha!

      A travel blog entry by blondesontour on Feb 22, 2013

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      1 comment, 40 photos

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      A travel blog entry by garynbrown on Dec 25, 2011

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      ... br>

      I am sitting, once again, at the La Palapa bar, but this time I am sitting on the beach in the uncovered part of the bar with my feet in the sand. The sun sat as I was sitting here at 5:30 PM. Very pretty. The breeze is blowing, so it is very comfortable. And, of course, I have a cold beer.

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