Photo courtesy of JW Marriott Guanacaste
JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa
JW Marriott Guanacaste sits on a quiet white-sand beach within the gates of Hacienda Pinilla, just a few miles from the bustling, surfer-tourist town of Tamarindo. It’s a particularly good choice for families, with a wide range of activities on-site (swimming, surfing, volleyball, golf, bicycling, hiking, kayaking, horseback riding) or nearby and easily arranged through the hotel, such as snorkeling, sailing, river rafting, ATV exploring, and fly-fishing. The kids’ club provides organized daily activities for children ages four to 12, so moms and dads can steal a few relaxing hours at the huge oceanfront infinity pool or a treatment and some quiet relaxation at the spa. Five restaurants and two bars serve everything from casual salads, sandwiches, sushi, and burgers to Asian fusion, contemporary Costa Rican, and steaks. All of the 310 guest rooms have balconies or terraces with either ocean, garden, or pool views, as well as marble bathrooms with oversize tubs. The spacious one-bedroom suites offer a living-room area, a great plus for families.
By Deb Hopewell, AFAR Contributor
Hacienda Pinilla Guanacaste CR-G CR 50309, Provincia de Guanacaste, Costa Rica
+506 2681 2000