Well, after nearly a week always on the move and doing day excursions as part of this Caravan Costa Rica tour, we get to stay at the JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and just take a day for ourselves to relax at our leisure.

We feel really privileged to be able to spend 2 nights at the 5-star JW Marriott Guanacaste Resort and Spa in Hacienda Pinilla, Costa Rica. Some of the guests we spoke with today said that this is the high season and rooms are going for somewhere between $400 and $800 US!

Watching the Setting Sun at JW Marriott Guanacaste

It’s unbelievable that this 2-night stay is included as part of this Caravan all inclusive tour. The tour price also includes all meals, and all itinerary activities…simply amazing.

This particular Marriott is only 5 years old and simply stunning with an infinity pool, exceptional food, large rooms and the most comfortable mattress and pillows I’ve every experienced at a hotel. The view of the ocean and the incredible sunset were simply stunning. The JW Marriott Hotel is an oceanfront hacienda style resort located next to an 18-hole golf and country club in the exclusive community of Hacienda Pinilla. It was really cool to be able to beachcomb right in front of the hotel. One of the young fellows from our group even managed to get a coconut right off the tree and crack it open to drink fresh coconut juice.

Surfing near JW Marriott hotel in Guanacaste Costa Rica

Surfing lessons Guanacaste Costa Rica

Our boys spent the entire evening in the pool last night and today we booked them for a 2-hour semi private surfing lesson at the beautiful sandy beach in front of the resort’s country club. The weather was perfect, the waves were up to 5 feet high and the boys said they had a fantastic time.

We really took advantage of the down time on this part of our Caravan tour, hanging out at the pool or in one of the many hammocks around the property, and enjoying the exceptional food. I feel so sad that we have leave the JW Marriott tomorrow, but I’m really looking forward to heading down to Manual Antonio Park just south of Jaco on the Pacific Coast in Puntarenas.

~ Lee K

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