JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

Liberia 5.0

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The JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa is situated on a secluded beach in a prime location within Costa Rica's renowned North Pacific central coast. This ocean front resort also includes incredible comfort and stunning views of Mansita beach. The hotel features a free flowing pool that covers more than 25.000 feet of area. Enjoy the relaxing full service spa which includes a wide variety of services, 6 deluxe palapas for outdoor massages and a state of the art gym. An 18-hole championship golf course neighbors the hotel and features a challenging experience with breathtaking views of flourishing landscapes of the Pacific Ocean.


Added value

NEW All-inclusive package inclusions (see 'Inclusions' below)

Check in

3 p.m.

Check out

12 p.m.




Deluxe Garden View
560 square feet
  • 1 king bed, or 2 double beds
  • Garden view
Deluxe Garden View
560 square feet
Featured amenities
Included in all rooms
  • 24 hour room service ($)
  • A/C
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobes
  • Coffee maker
  • Crib (on request)
  • Hair dryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Iron/Ironing board
  • Mini-bar stocked daily
  • Rollaway bed (on request)
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • TV

Deluxe Ocean View
560 square feet
  • 1 king bed, or 2 double beds
  • Ocean view
Deluxe Ocean View
560 square feet
Featured amenities
Included in all rooms
  • 24 hour room service ($)
  • A/C
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobes
  • Coffee maker
  • Crib (on request)
  • Hair dryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Iron/Ironing board
  • Mini-bar stocked daily
  • Rollaway bed (on request)
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • TV


  • Public areas wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible rooms

Accessibility features are based on request and availability, and are not guaranteed. Please contact WestJet Vacations at 1-877-737-7001 for further information.

  • Child care services available ($)
  • Playground

Kids Club

Age range: 4 to 12
The age range below will determine the quantity of children during booking.
  • Children ages: 0 to 12
Type Amenities
Azul Pool bar Bar, Pool bar Open air
Sandbar bar Bar, Lobby bar
Run Bar Bar
Check-in time: 3 p.m.

Check-out time: 12 p.m.


  • Lobby
  • Room
Type of restaurant Type of cuisine Open for Additional Information
Mansita Buffet International, Local All day dining
Azul Grill À la carte Mediterranean Lunch
Tamarine À la carte Asian Dinner Dress code, Reservations required
Sabanero À la carte Grill/steak house Dinner Dress code, Reservations required
Azul Grill À la carte Italian Dinner
  • Rooms: 310
  • Pets allowed
  • Fitness centre: on site
  • Fitness classes: on site
  • Salon: on site ($)
  • Sauna steam room: on site
  • Spa: on site ($)
  • Spa treatments: on site ($)
  • Water aerobics
  • Yoga
  • Jacuzzi
  • Speciality dietary menu's
Hacienda Pinilla
Guanacaste, Costa Rica
(506) 2681-2000
76 km from LIR
  • Beach front
  • 24 hour all-inclusive: Included
    • Unlimited domestic drinks
  • Pets allowed available ($)

Pets are allowed, only service animals and 1 pet per room medium size. A onetime fee of $75 USD to be paid for the whole stay for cleaning purpose. 


  • Jetted pools: 2


  • Golf: on site ($)

Water sports

  • Scuba diving: on site ($)
  • Snorkeling: on site ($)

Other sports

  • Aerobics: on site
  • Bicycles: on site ($)
  • Hiking: on site

Other activities

  • Arts and crafts: on site ($)
  • Beach activities: on site
  • Daily activities: on site
  • Games room: on site
  • Nightly entertainment: on site
  • ATM available ($)
  • Baggage check
  • Business centre available ($)
  • Concierge available ($)
  • Currency exchange available ($)
  • Dry cleaning available ($)
  • Giftshop available ($)
  • Laundry facilities available ($)
  • Laundry services available ($)
  • Medical services onsite available ($)
  • Meeting facilities available ($)
  • Parking
  • Shopping onsite available ($)
  • Tour desk available ($)
  • Valet parking available ($)
  • Jewelry store available ($)
  • Coffee shop available ($)
  • Sundree store available ($)
  • If you have chosen a room that includes a vehicle rental it will be provided by Adobe Rent a Car.
  • A valid passport and driver’s license are required for all vehicle rentals. Passports must be valid for 90 days or more and driver’s license must have been issued a minimum of two years prior to the rental agreement date.
  • A mandatory $750 USD deposit will be required locally upon check-in and must be provided by a major credit card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express) issued under the name of the primary driver in the booking. Cash deposits will not be accepted. Deposit will be fully refunded if no damage has occurred to the vehicle.
  • One driver is included with each booking and must be between the ages of 21 and 80.
  • All vehicles are equipped with automatic transmission and include unlimited mileage.
  • Insurance deductible is $1,000 USD for all vehicle damages.
  • SPP (Total Protection) with no deductible is available locally at a cost of $18 USD per day and must be paid for the entire duration of the rental agreement. Rates are subject to change.
  • Vehicles are not allowed to be driven or taken outside of Costa Rica. Crossing the Panama and / or Nicaragua border is not permitted.
  • Road side assistance, baby seats, alternate pick up and drop off locations and on the road Wi-Fi are available locally at an extra cost. Please visit for full details.

Effective May 1, 2019 your package price will include Liability Protection Insurance, Loss Damage Waiver, GPS and a secondary driver.


Hacienda Pinilla, Guanacaste, Costa Rica
76 km from LIR airport


TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 Excellent

  • Cleanliness 4.5
  • Location 4.0
  • Rooms 4.5
  • Service 4.5
  • Value 4.0
TripAdvisor users rated this property 1 out of 5

Black mold, algae, blood, and male liquids

shivm365 on Nov 15, 2021

I am not one to write bad reviews but I really believe potential guests need to see and understand firsthand what they’re getting with the JW Marriott in Costa Rica. Spending over $1,000 per night you won’t feel treated, especially if this is your honeymoon splurge. You’ll be greeted by trash throughout the resort, blood spots by the pools, dirty towels in your room soiled with male liquids, black mold throughout the resort and lining the perimeter of the pool along with algae, dirty plates at the restaurants, and it’s extremely difficult to leave this secluded prison/resort. It’s comparable to being on a run down cruise ship from the 1980s. You’re stuck here. We also tried leaving the resort for dinner after we made reservations (which you’re told to do for every single meal) and upon showing up on time, we were told to come back in an hour because our reservation wasn’t available. We were confused and asked if they had our reservations on the books at Sandbar and they confirmed but told us it would be better to come back an hour after which didn’t make sense to us. We asked the front desk for a taxi to a restaurant just outside the resort perimeter and were told it would be $56. We were surprised to hear how expensive it was and asked why it was only $12 to go 35 minutes north to Tamarindo, they said they could knock off $10. It felt like we were being hustled and bartered with at our own resort. Everything about this place just feels dirty. I understand COVID has made things difficult for many hotels but PLEASE do not consider staying here. This Marriott is struggling to find people to work, service is slow, and accommodations are absolutely atrocious. We tried cutting our honeymoon 3 days short because it kept getting worse and worse. This ruined our honeymoon and we don’t want others to have the same experience we did. I urge you to look elsewhere - ANYWHERE - and book elsewhere. An Econo Lodge and Best Western is cleaner and much cheaper than this Marriott. A room here is worth $150, not $1,000+. P.S. I tried including the video of the blood spatter by the pool but the review would only allow for pictures. Someone must have cut their leg or foot because blood droplets were lining the pool walkway.

TripAdvisor users rated this property 5 out of 5

Came for a conference, want to bring my family back.

dblyouu (Minneapolis, Minnesota) on Nov 14, 2021

Wonderful resort with a beautiful private beach. Golf, mountain biking, spa, nature hikes and several good restaurants on site. Cute beach towns nearby. Wonderful service, especially from Katherine, Maria, Manuel y Carlos, who started our day off perfectly at breakfast every morning (get the breakfast buffet when you book your room.)

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