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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

Travel Costa Rica with Caravan and spend 2 nights at JW Marriott Hacienda Pinilla.

There are many beautiful white sand Costa Rica beaches to explore, many surrounded by verdant valleys, undulating mountains, and nearby pristine lakes and rivers. Hacienda Pinilla Costa Rica is surely one of the best beaches you can vacation on and it is home to the JW Marriott resort and spa.

JW Marriott Hacienda Pinilla boasts over three miles of pristine sandy shoreline with no less than six incredible beaches along the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Hidden away in the province of Guanacaste in the Canton of Santa Cruz area, Hacienda Pinilla Costa Rica is an area of incredible beauty that has been developed in harmony with nature.

Hacienda Pinilla Resort & Community

Hacienda Pinilla Resort in Costa Rica is a stunning luxury beach resort developed in conjunction with a local residential community and encompassed by a large protected wildlife refuge.

JW Marriott Hacienda Pinilla Costa Rica includes a gated community with accommodations ranging from cottages and condos to houses and hotels set amid the luxurious tropical greenery. It is one of those places that epitomize all that is fun and fantastic about Costa Rica.

Hacienda Pinilla is a prime Guanacaste location and many visitors become residents or purchase vacation properties here, including beach houses and villas. This is an ideal location for nature lovers offering the opportunity to live amidst dry tropical forest in a naturally abundant environment groomed by year-round exceptional weather.

Home to the JW Marriott Resort & Spa

The brand new J.W. Marriott Resort in Costa Rica is a stunning luxury beach resort situated right on Mansita Beach Costa Rica in Hacienda Pinilla.  This Pacific Coast Costa Rica Marriott resort and spa is rated as one of the Top 5 in Latin America and its 25,000 square foot pool is the largest in all of Costa Rica. Each of the 316 rooms at this Costa Rica resort features luxury bathrooms and a private balcony or terrace.

Nature Trail of Hacienda Pinilla

The wildlife refuge surrounding Hacienda Pinilla is full of exotic tropical animals, birds, and reptiles, which thrive here among the many rivers and lakes that dot the area.

Be sure to explore the 10 mile Nature Trail of Hacienda Pinilla as it meanders through the wildlife refuge. Tourists can observe up close the many varieties of amphibians, insects, butterflies, iguanas, frogs, turtles, and monkeys that populate the area.

The Nature Trail at Hacienda Pinilla is best experienced in the company of a naturalist guide who can direct your attention to the many natural wonders of this wildlife refuge and offer much insight into the area’s flora, fauna, and wildlife.

Hacienda Pinilla Flora & Fauna

The flora and fauna of Hacienda Pinilla have been added to on a regular basis over the last decade as part of an ongoing effort to implement a reforestation program. The entire Hacienda Pinilla area is extremely peaceful, bathed in a serenity that blends with nature, making this one of the most “must-see” destinations in Costa Rica.

Hacienda Pinilla Activities

Hacienda Pinilla Costa Rica is a little bit of paradise on earth. Residents, tourists, and guests can enjoy adventurous recreational activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing, fishing, and hiking, plus world-class golfing and kayaking. Horseback riding is also available for those who would like to observe nature while taking an invigorating ride along the nature trails.

Tours of the Nature Trail at Hacienda Pinilla are very popular and offered by Hacienda Pinilla Resort and many other hotels. To truly experience Hacienda Pinilla Costa Rica and the surrounding fauna and flora, many visitors forego staying in the hotels and opt for one of the many small cottages tucked away in the nature park.

JW Marriott Hacienda Pinilla Included on Caravan Tour

Two nights at the JW Marriott Resort Hacienda Pinilla are currently included with the Natural Paradise Costa Rica Tours by Caravan. These are very affordably priced, fully escorted tours considering the cost to stay just one night at the Marriott!

Visit Caravan’s Costa Rica Tours reviews page to read what others have said about this fully escorted, all-inclusive Costa Rica tour or check out our FAQ page.

Call 1-800-CARAVAN (227-2826) to reserve your space today!