JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa Costa Rica
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We left the Magic Mountain hotel in La Fortuna and finally saw almost all of the Arenal volcano, an almost perfectly conical mountain of about 5000 feet. Also, Lake Arenal which is man made and very large and supplies a lot of electricity and water. Then, we went to the Arenal hanging bridges which are a series of 16 bridges in total,6 of which are …
Our final 2-night stay hotel is JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa, which is approached through the town of Tamarindo, and into Hacienda Pinilla, a 4,500 acre development along the Pacific Coast. Hacienda Pinilla is in various stages of development and designed to become a resort community with international hotels, ocean view houses, upscale …
I was the first one on the beach this morning. I went out at 5.30 and got my first good look at the Pacific. It was very warm! The soft sand away from the water was literally covered in tracks I took to be iguanas. On the hard sand were tracks of something like a dog or cat, but with long claws. And of course, one nerd was out there with his …
Davidtravels stayed here on Sep 23, 2010 during their trip titled: David Travels.
"Via con Dios", is what I told David and his guide as they were about to zip line across a 500-foot ririver gorge. Lori and I went first. We both weren't as sacred as we thought we would be, and I even made sure to peek at the waterfall far below. He came down to platform two with a smile on his face. The rest of the nine platorms we didn't see him …
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TravelPod Member ReviewsJW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa Costa Rica Santa Cruz
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.