JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa Costa Rica

Hacienda Pinilla, Santa Cruz, Province of Guanacaste, Costa Rica | 4 star resort
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Monkeys crocks birds and dirt roads

A travel blog entry by cgadams1947

... on the tree and owls. The guide fed a crocodile and what i liked best- the monkeys. I got to feed them a banana. He pried my fingers open to get it. Will have pictures later The trip included a typical Tico or costa rican meal This evening we went to a school concert at the nearby shopping center. You should hear Joy to the World with marimba latin ...

56-57: My First Time Helping With a Refresher

A travel blog entry by blondesontour


... bottle of chilli for everyone (literally alcohol, salt and chilli-Aimee it's literally you're 3 favourite things in one!) have to admit that it's not exactly my favourite drink and I managed to politely decline all but one shot of it. By the end of happy hour I had, had two margaritas, a shot and three beers and only three tiny chicken legs. I then had to ride my bike home with a shopping bag on each handle probably slightly tipsy and certainly feeling very much like a local person ...

Costa Rica - east to west

A travel blog entry by panamericalandy


... 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 ...

First Day in Tamarindo

A travel blog entry by papagirl


... 1512 to Liberia" and so I think to myself... Ummm wtf!? And so I turn to Moe and Elly and go "Pretty sure I just heard final boarding call for our flight" and as I'm saying this I hear 'Papacostas' being announced over the speaker! Needless to say we booked it through the airport to our gate where we caught out plane... THANK GOD! Moe goes "THE TIME CHANGE, MY BAD!!" ha ha... The plane ride was fairly short, about 3 hours from Houston. The landing on the other hand.... ...

SALSA fiesta with the Martinkas

A travel blog entry by lynnsey


... find a hostel. Tamarindo is the LARGEST beach town that we have visited in Costa Rica and very touristy. upside, LOTS TO DO. downside, TONS OF VENDORS HUSSLING YOU. the city lines the beach with restaurants. surf shops. hotels. markets. and dance clubs. unce. unce. unce. the beach is busy with walkers. boogie boarders. surfers. beach bunnies. shells. and the occasional volleyball game. the ocean was clear. warm. and had awesome waves to play ...

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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