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Welcome to JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

Reconnect to the beauty around you

JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa is a chic family-friendly Hacienda Style Ocean front hotel with the best location of Guanacaste, Playa Mansita. A pristine, exclusive white sand beach. A one-of-a-kind sunset that will delight your daily evening accompanied by a chill out session and pop cocktail to nourish your soul. The resort offers a wide range of comfortable accommodations, from deluxe rooms to spacious suites in a small, gated community called Hacienda Pinilla, only minutes away from the fashionable town of Tamarindo. Surrounded by a natural reserve where the tropical gardens meet the Pacific Ocean. Making sure our guests can experience an authentic Costa Rican vibe and be inspired by the simple beauty of nature around them. Exceptional combination of magnificent architecture, divine cuisine set the mood in perfect harmony. Timeless elegance designed to bring you closer to your mind, body, and spirit.

Restaurant Schedule
Guest, from Apr 29 to Nov 30 we will alternate the opening of restaurants for dinner.

Rooms and Suites

Memorable Destination Weddings

Inspired Wedding, Orchestrated to Perfection

The journey of a lifetime starts on Guanacaste’s most exclusive beach. At JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa, be swept up in the moment as you tie the knot barefoot on the white sands, under a Tropical Gazebo, with the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean as your soundtrack. A wedding here is a symphony of experiences and memories. Our certified event planners will compose your celebration to perfection, from lawn ceremonies to intimate rooftop nuptials, providing a dream wedding that will leave you richer than when you arrived. This is Paradise Redefined.

Events and Meetings

Your Journey. Well Balanced

Indulge all your senses and restore your well-being. The experience at JW Spa is an escape from the stress of busy life and provides the opportunity of self-renewal.

Experience a Deep Sense of All Is Well.

A place of profound rest and deeply felt rejuvenation, where the richness of local plants and minerals are incorporated in every treatment. Helping our Guests to feel inspired by the principles of mindfulness.

Spa Pool Cocktail

Discover Experiential Local Activities

Enhance your stay at JW Marriott Guanacaste with unique activities. From outdoor experiences such as bicycle tours through the well-designed trails, use of our private beach and its special lounge area, to horseback riding from our true Costa Rican cowboys or as we say in Costa Rica “Sabaneros”.

Mansita Beach

The Beach at JW is nestled within a pristine natural bay to ensure exclusivity for our Guests, so they can enjoy the best full-service restaurants & bars with both pool and beachside seatings.

Bicycle Trails

Enjoy the four different trails to see the natural reserve and its fauna.

Horseback Riding

Get up close and personal with the true Costa Rica as you trot through miles of beach and countryside trails, relishing in the views of spectacular beaches, cattle ranches, forests, and the sites of Guanacaste natural habitats.

Curated Experiences

Curated experiences, designed for you. JW Marriott Guanacaste has selected a distinctive variety of activities within the resort to offer unique and local inspired activities. The frequency of these activities is subject to variation by weather and/or season.

A healthy moment. Balance your mind & body along with our certified yoga instructor. A must have activity that takes place at our private beach or in one of our terraces overlooking the ocean. 


Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday | 8am

Place: Spa, Gym or Beach

There is nothing more musical than a sunset. When the sun is setting, we invite you to leave whatever you are doing to come and enjoy a house cocktail accompanied with delicious appetizers. With live music and the sound of the waves crashing on the beach, this will be an evening to be remembered. 


Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday

Place: Pool Bar | Duration 60 minutes.

Come together for your most meaningful moment with a candlelight dinner. On a private corner of our white sand beach, sheltered with a tropical forest, the perfect setting is laid out for an exquisite four course gastronomy experience. This cozy dinner will be lit by a starlight sky, the soft glow of candles accompanied by the gentle sounds of the pacific ocean.

Price starting at $175 dollars per person. For reservations please contact: concierge.sjojw@R-HR.COM

Our spectacular beach resort promises the ultimate family vacation, with plenty of opportunities to swim, surf, bike or play. Children will be able to let their imagination run wild with our Family By JW day care program. 

Pet Friendly.

Even your pet deserves a vacation from time to time. Dogs at the JW Marriott are considered part of the family and they should be able to enjoy the Pura Vida life at its best.

Pet Friendly


JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

Hacienda Pinilla, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Tel: +506 -26812000
Distance from Property: 74.8 KM
Phone Number: +506 -2668 1014
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Alternate Airport Transportation

Go Costa Rica Vision

Distance from Property: 246 KM
Phone Number: +0 506-2437 24000
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Alternate Airport Transportation

Go Costa Rica Vision


Local Shuttle $25

Onsite Car Rental
National Car Rental


Bus Station

Santa Cruz

Aerial View
Alternate Transportation Service

Ride in style in our deluxe transportation from the Liberia Airport to our resort, provided by Joke Vision Transportation in a BMW SUV. Fee: 240 USD (one way)


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Bandera Azul Ecologica

Property Details




Fitness Center

Outdoor Pool

Hot Tub

Beach Access

24 Hour Room Service

Daily Housekeeping

Turndown Service

Meeting Space

Bicycle Rental

Convenience Store

Gift Shop

Dry Cleaning Service


Activities for Kids

Hair salon

Room Service

Wake up Calls

Service Request

Check-in: 3:00 pm

Check-out: 12:00 pm

Minimum Age to Check In: 18

Pet Policy

Pets Welcome.

1 well-mannered dog or cat 20 kg max per room with USD 100 non-refundable fee

Non-Refundable Pet Fee Per Stay: $100

Maximum Pet Weight: 20kgs

Maximum Number of Pets in Room: 1

Parking Complimentary On-Site Parking

Daily: $10

Electric Car Charging Station
Policies and Payments

Accepts: Cash, Credit Cards

Contactless mobile payments


Concierge desk service

Currency Exchange

Property has elevators

Languages spoken by staff:
English, Spanish

For more information about the physical features of our accessible rooms, common areas or special services relating to a specific disability please call +506 -26812000

Accessible Hotel Features

Property has elevators

Service Animals are Welcome

Valet parking for vehicles outfitted for drivers in wheelchairs

Van Accessible on-site parking

Accessible Areas with Accessible Routes from Public Entrance

Accessible Entrance to On-Site Pool

Entrance to On-Site Business Center is Accessible

Entrance to On-Site Fitness Center is Accessible

Entrance to On-Site Spa is Accessible

Main Entrance is Accessible

Meeting Spaces are Accessible

On-Site Restaurants are Accessible

Room and Suites Access through the Interior Corridor

Guest Room Accessibility

Accessible Vanities

Alarm Clock Telephone Ringers

Bathtub Grab Rails

Deadbolts on Guest Room and Suites Doors

Electronic Room Key

Flashing Door Knockers

Guest Room and Suites Doors Self-Closing

Lowered Deadbolts on Guest Room Doors

Lowered Electrical Outlets

Lowered Night Guards on Guest Room Doors

Lowered Viewports in Guest Room Doors

Mobility accessible rooms

Non-slip Grab Rails in the Bathroom

Roll-in Shower

Room Windows Open

Safety Chains and/or Latches on Guest Doors

Toilet Seat at Wheelchair Height - Toilet for Disabled

Transfer Showers in Guest Rooms

Viewports in Guest Room and Suites Doors


TripAdvisor GreenLeaders Certified


Carbon Footprint: 15.36 kg per room night

Water Footprint: 4989.94 liters per room night

Environmental Practices

Electric car charging