JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa Costa Rica

Hacienda Pinilla, Santa Cruz, Province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica | 4 star resort
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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 ...

56-57: My First Time Helping With a Refresher

A travel blog entry by blondesontour on Apr 01, 2013

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... everyone. We finished up and Tom gave me some pointers for next time and I spent the rest of the day doing general shop stuff although I did write a blog for the rich coast blog and helped Brenda with a new package for younger people so we can hopefully draw a younger crowd to Playa Coco and hopefully get them diving. After work I went with Zack to meet Guayo and Ron for a drink and soon all of the people doing the IDC came along with Martin, Brenda, Laura and Taylor. Ron bought ...

Costa Rica - east to west

A travel blog entry by panamericalandy on Dec 19, 2012

1 comment, 40 photos

... in the 90s again which isn’t
ideal even if you can run into the limpid warm waters of the Pacific just
metres away to cool the bod. Again, it was a nice shelving, sand beach although
we had earlier seen warnings about rip currents. That said, we never experienced
anything like a rip on that beach.But the elements decided we needed a bit of
excitement so dumped loads of rain on us, so much so that both awnings leaked a
bit, the EazyAwn down its ...

Tamarindo Day # 5

A travel blog entry by papagirl on Mar 29, 2012

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... happy hour was beautiful!! We had a table right on the beach overlooking the beautiful sunset, also had a live DJ which played some great requests... Good times! The big thing thus far was surfing! We took lessons from Pedro. He's a well known surfer here and all over the world. Him and Richard (who originally from New York) were great. It was just us 3 in the class. Very private. I was so scared prior to this but I am so glad I did this... Couldn't have asked for a ...

SALSA fiesta with the Martinkas

A travel blog entry by lynnsey on Aug 28, 2011

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with our time in Costa Rica coming to an end we decided ONE LAST HOORAH was in order and that was going to be in Tamarindo with our friends, the Martinkas. the love birds were going to be there for their honeymoon AND Leslie's birthday. of course we ONLY saw them on the night of her birthday...its their honeymoon, DUH! leaving Montezuma to get to Tamarindo was a GIAGANTIC PAIN!!! for my sanity, i am not even going to go into all the details, i ...

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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