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Get an overview of this hotelResort with private beach, full-service spa



Located in Tamarindo, this beachfront resort is next to a golf course, 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Hacienda Pinilla Golf Course, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Avellana Beach and Callejones Beach. Blanca Beach is 8 mi (12.8 km) away.

Resort Features

Catch some rays on JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa's private sand beach or spend the day relaxing at the full-service spa. Then enjoy a meal at one of the resort's 5 restaurants.

Room Amenities

All 310 soundproofed rooms feature WiFi and iPod docks. Comforts include Egyptian cotton sheets and premium bedding, and guests will also appreciate thoughtful touches like bathrobes and slippers.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Simply walk outside to smell the salt air and watch the ocean waves from the sand beach. At JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa, pamper yourself with a treatment at the full-service spa or have fun in the sun with activities like windsurfing and kayaking.

Dining is available at one of the resort's 5 restaurants. Guests can unwind with a drink at one of the resort's bars, which include a poolside bar and a bar/lounge. High-speed wired and wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. This luxury resort also offers a complimentary children's club, an outdoor pool, and outdoor tennis courts. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa has designated areas for smoking.

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Children's club (free) 
  • Supervised childcare/activities (surcharge) 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Express check-in 
  • Express check-out 
  • Fitness facilities 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Turkish bath/Hammam 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Hair salon 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Total number of rooms - 310 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Terrace 
  • Poolside bar 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • On private beach 
  • Area shuttle (surcharge) 
  • Number of restaurants - 5 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 7223 
  • Free self parking 
  • Beach sun loungers 
  • Beach towels 
  • Conference center 
  • Outdoor tennis courts 2 
  • Sauna 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Spa services on site 
  • Steam room 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Business center 
  • Wedding services 
  • Conference space 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Wired (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge 
  • Meeting rooms 4 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 671 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 4 
  • Year Built 2009 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • On private beach  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Soundproofed rooms  
  • Outdoor tennis courts  
  • Children's club (free)  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  


Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( 14.99 USD per day )

Available in some public areas: Wireless internet access ( 20 USD per day ), Wired high-speed internet ( 14.99 USD per day )


Free self parking, Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium bedding 
  • Soundproofed rooms 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Ceiling fan 
  • Climate control 
  • Phone 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Separate bathtub and shower 
  • Slippers 
  • Rainfall showerhead 
  • LCD TV 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Lanai 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • iPod docking station 
  • Cable TV service 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Turndown service 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (free) 
  • In-room safe 
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets 

Where to Eat

Buffet breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 6:30 AM and 10:30 AM.

Mansita - Overlooking the pool and garden, this restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Sabanero - This steakhouse serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required.

Tamarine - Overlooking the pool, this restaurant specializes in Asian cuisine and serves dinner only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Reservations are required.

Azul Grill - This poolside restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves lunch only. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting).

Nau - Overlooking the pool, this lobby lounge specializes in sushi and serves dinner only.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Things to Do

A private beach and outdoor tennis courts are featured at the resort. In addition to an outdoor pool, other recreational amenities include a sauna, a steam room, and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Snorkeling nearby 
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby 
  • Scuba diving nearby 
  • Water skiing nearby 
  • Rafting nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Parasailing nearby 
  • Ecotours nearby 
  • Personal motorized watercraft on site 
  • Aerobics on site 
  • Bicycle rentals on site 
  • Golf driving range on site 
  • Golf lessons on site 
  • Kayaking on site 
  • Pilates classes on site 
  • Volleyball on site 
  • Windsurfing on site 
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site 
  • Boat tours nearby 

Spa Services

JW Marriott Spa has 18 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Massages are available on the beach and in the spa; other services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, and Swedish massages. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, a steam room, and Turkish bath/hammam. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and hydrotherapy.

  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Swedish massage 
  • Steam room in spa 
  • Thai massage 
  • Number of treatment rooms 18 
  • Couples treatment rooms 
  • Massages on beach 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Hydrotherapy treatments 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Massages 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is Noon

Payment types

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No cribs (infant beds) available


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We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments. Reservations can be made by contacting the resort prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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