Hotel Overview

Live an authentic Costa Rican experience at the luxury hacienda-style JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort & Spa. Our resort sits oceanfront, surrounded by the splendors of rich Costa Rican biodiversity and next to a beautiful 18-hole golf course. This is the only luxury resort within 10 miles from the quaint surf-village of Tamarindo, where you will find laid-back restaurants and bars as well as charming stores. At the hotel you can arrange off-site activities such as zip lining, horseback riding, rafting and tours to nearby national parks. The resort boasts a stunning infinity pool, outdoor whirlpools, a fitness center, biking trails and a Kids Club where certified staff members schedule daily activities. Our spa is ranked as one of the top five in Latin America by Spa Magazine. On-site you will find six restaurants and two bars serving everything from sushi to cooked-to-order steaks to exotic cocktails. All guest rooms and suites have balconies with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, swimming pool or garden.


Guanacaste - Beach
Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) : 149 miles
Daniel Oduber Quiros International Airport (LIR) : 28 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 2009
All rooms non-smoking: 310
Floors: 3
Total rooms: 310


Hotel Details

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Hotel Advisories

Advisory *Important Information for Our Guest* As of April 2012, the destination of Costa Rica has gone non-smoking in all public buildings and areas. All hotel rooms are also non-smoking.
Advisory Connecting rooms, adjacent rooms or bed configuration are not guaranteed at the time of booking; requests are based on availability upon check in at the hotel.
Advisory This hotel is charging a resort fee that will allow you to enjoy the Resort even more as you will get new benefits/activities and experiences included. The charge will be for the amount of $30 USD plus tax per room per day. The amount of this fee is subject to change at any time without prior notification.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy:
Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy:
Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy:
This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

General Information:
Room taxes are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Resort Fee:
This hotel is charging a resort fee effective 04/01/19. This fee will allow you to enjoy the Resort even more as you will get new benefits/activities and experiences included.
A summary of these benefits are detailed below:

-Upgraded welcome drink
-Welcome gift for adult and for children
-Upgraded Wi-Fi for the duration of your stay
-1 hour of Bicycle use for 2 people daily
-Movie night (according to season calendar)
-Use of Pool and beach toys

Activities included in the Resort Fee each to be experienced once during your stay according to a preset activity calendar are as follows:

-1 Nature walk with binoculars and professional guide
-1 Yoga class with professional instructor
-1 Mixology Class with instructor
-1 Cooking class with instructor
-1 Sunset Cocktail experience
-1 Bonfire on the beach with live music and marshmallows experience
-1 Astronomy observatory (starting June 1st 2019)

A detailed weekly program and tickets for each activity will be delivered during check in. The tickets will be assigned per person, per day taking into account the number of nights each guest is staying. Please note that these inclusions are subject to change at any time without prior notification.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed
Prices per person based on double occupancy including round-trip airfare via U.S. certified air carriers and round-trip airport/hotel transfers when arriving at airport closest to destination (for exceptions see, hotel taxes and baggage handling, fuel surcharges, and all pre-collected U.S. and foreign taxes. In some instances, pricing may specifically apply to one of multiple flights on select departure days. All packages are based on the lowest hotel/air classes available at time of publication, capacity controlled, subject to availability and change without notice. Promotional pricing may only be available for a limited time. Fees may apply for carry-on and checked baggage-view Baggage Policies. Some resort fees, environmental levies and departure taxes are not included and may be payable in resort. View Frequently Asked Questions for more information. Apple Vacations is not responsible for errors or omissions. Cancellation policies apply. Bookings are subject to the Fair Trade Contract. All public charter flights are operated by ALG Vacations Corp: Allegiant Air: PC 18-231, A319-156 seats or A320-177 seats or A320-186 seats/PC 18-234, A319-156 seats or A320-186 seats; Icelandair: PC 19-077, B757-200-183 seats; Miami Air: PC 18-230, B737-800-183 seats/PC 19-085, B737-800, 180 seats/PC 19-091, B737-800-183 seats; Sunwing Airlines: PC 19-090, B737-800-189 seats; Swift Air: PC 18-229, B737-400-150 seats/PC 19-092, B737-400-150 seats; Viva Aerobus: PC 18-228, A320-180 seats/PC 18-254, A320-180 seats/PC 19-079, A320-185 seats/PC 19-094, A320-185 seats; Volaris: PC 18-233, A320-180 seats. CST2139014-20 62519