JW Griffin Logo

Welcome to JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

Modern luxury to focus on what really matters

JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa is a chic family-friendly hotel that offers a wide range of comfortable accommodations, from deluxe rooms to spacious suites in a small, gated community called Hacienda Pinilla. One of the most beautiful and peaceful places in Guanacaste 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. A one-of-a-kind sunset on our exclusive white sand beach accompanied by a chill out session and pop cocktail to nourish your soul. A spa that will intentionally restore your wellbeing. The Resort is close to the quaint town of Tamarindo and many other activities.

Rooms and Suites

Memorable Destination Weddings

Picturesque & Exquisite

Discover an intimate on-site chapel for your wedding ceremony at our Guanacaste Resort. Experience spectacular Costa Rica ocean views with our seaside ceremonies on our secluded beach overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Revel in exquisite and lavish wedding receptions in our luxurious ballroom and delight in romantic receptions at sunset on our spacious Plaza Baulas.

Wedding at the Beach with white guest chairs and an arch draped in white fabric.
soap bottle icon

Commitment to Clean

As we welcome you back to our hotels around the world, we are committed to providing you with a safe environment that aligns with expert protocols for working to defeat COVID-19. Click to see updates and learn more about what to expect at our hotel.

Mindfulness & Well-Being

Rest and renew during your travels in Costa Rica with one of the many services offered at our spa. Our signature treatments refresh your mind and body.

Signature Treatments at JW Spa

Your Spa experience becomes a wellness journey where treatments incorporate the rich plants and minerals indigenous to the area and where you can complement your relaxation with yoga sessions and guided meditation to cope with the stresses of daily life.

Outdoor Spa Relaxation Area with lounge chairs and drinks set on a tray next to pool.

Discover Experiential Activities

Enhance your stay at JW Marriott Guanacaste with unique activities included in your rate. From outdoor experiences like bicycle rent, movie night, and beach bonfires to local cooking and mixology classes, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Other activities include nature walk with binoculars, yoga classes, sunset cocktail experience, and an astronomy observatory.

A group of people riding in a raft in water.


If you are intrigued by the opportunity of a unique family-friendly adventure in an incredibly beautiful wilderness setting, white water rafting is a great choice! This tour is a 2-hour drive away from the hotel.

Dwindling bonfire on the sand with people standing next to it.

Beach Bonfire

Enjoy white sands and blue skies as the sun sets at the beach.

People kayaking in water.

Kayak Tour

Just a 15-minute drive from the hotel, kayaking is an ideal way to spend the day and experience beach pleasures. It is a haven for surfers, especially for professionals and the advanced as the waves are fantastic.

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 unique moment. Balance your mind & body along with our certified yoga instructor. With countless benefits for the health, yoga postures exercise your every part. A unique activity in one of our indoor or outdoor venues, will help you set for the amazing day ahead.


Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday | 09:00 a.m.

Ages: 18 years and up.

Place: Spa, Garden or beach | Duration: 1 Hour.

Recommended to use tennis and appropriate clothing.

Subject to reservation through the spa reception 24 hours in advance.

Included as part of the Resort fee.

Costarrican sunsets are magical. Enjoy them while sipping a house cocktail and tasting delicious appetizers. Inspired by fresh local ingredients, our chef presents a selection of different dishes for you. With live music and the sound of the waves crashing on the beach, this will be an evening to remember.


Wednesday & Sunday | 5:00 p.m.

Ages: for all of our Guests. For our under aged Guest Virgin cocktails.

Place: Hotel Beach | Duration: 80 minutes.

Included as part of the Resort fee.

The Observatory at the JW Marriott Guanacaste will allow our Guests to experience the sky in a very unique way. Expect to see galaxies, nebulae, stars, moon, planets and clusters. The observatory is the gateway to the cosmos! Visitors can look through telescopes, see mars, Jupiter, Saturn to name a few.


Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday.

Ages: For all of our Guests (Children must be accompanied by an Adult).

Controlled capacity.

Included in resort fee.

Important: Observatory is subject to weather and any events.

Our privileged location, surrounded by nature, sheltered within a tropical dry forest and joined by local species with the sounds of the Pacific Ocean under a sky splashed with never ending stars.

For foodies and fine dining enthusiasts, this private exclusive 4 course dinner is served right on the beach with live local music as background.


Proposed itinerary:

  - Sunset welcome cocktail with appetizers.

  - 4 Course epicurean dinner with 3 hours of international bar, table setting, decorations, lightning and live music.

  - Bonfire with marshmallows to finish the night.


Subject to availability at the time of reservation.

Ages: For all of our Guests (Children must be accompanied by an Adult).

Controlled capacity.

Price: Starting at USD$150 plus Tax per person.

Recharge, disconnect & reconnect. Start your day off on the right foot with a selection of organic cold pressed juices, fresh tropical fruit and organic locally sourced honey from our honeycomb.

For lunch, engage your senses with our crafted options of tropical style fresh ceviche, from ocean to table.

JW Marriott Guanacaste offers a plethora of healthy food and beverage options to help you feel revitalized and happy on your stay.


Proposed itinerary:

  - Healthy breakfast at Mansita.

  - Private yoga class.

  - Nature walk (1 hour, 30 minutes duration).

  - Spa sauna and steam followed by a 60 minutes massage of your choice.

  - Special lunch at Azul Grill full of protein and energy.


Subject to availability at the time of reservation.

Ages: 18 & over.

Controlled capacity.

Price: Starting at USD$245 plus Tax per person.

In breathtaking natural surroundings, clean air and the sound of nature’s symphony surrounding you, a beachside holiday at JW Marriott Guanacaste will rejuvenate your spirit and lust for life.

Strike out on an outdoor adventure horseback riding during sunset, or simply take in the scene as you relax into nature’s grace.


Proposed itinerary:

  - 60 Minutes massage service. Guest selection.

  - Sunset horseback riding tour finishing at Mansita Beach.

  - Cocktails & Appetizers.

  - Dinner at Azul Italian restaurant.


Subject to availability at the time of reservation.

Ages: 18 & over.

Controlled capacity.

Price: Starting at USD$250 plus Tax per person.

Pet Friendly

Even your pet deserves a vacation from time to time.

Dog sitting on a cart.


JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa

Hacienda Pinilla, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Tel: +506 -26812000
Distance from Property: 74.8 KM
Phone Number: +506 -2668 1014
Visit Website
Alternate Airport Transportation
Joke Vision Transportation
Distance from Property: 246 KM
Phone Number: +0 506-2437 24000
Visit Website
Alternate Airport Transportation
Go Costa Rica Vision


Local Shuttle $25

Onsite Car Rental
National Car Rental


Bus Station

Santa Cruz

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: 140 USD (one way)

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

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: 17.36 kg per room night

Water Footprint: 4989.94 liters per room night

Environmental Practices

Guest Room Recycling

Electric car charging