Best Places to Stay in Conchal Beach, Costa Rica

Playa Conchal is a paradise for beach lovers and is renowned for its crushed seashell beaches and crystal-clear azure waters and attracts thousands of visitors every year. 
If you're planning a vacation to Costa Rica, consider this great part of the country. Check out some of the best Playa Conchal hotels and enjoy this remarkable destination's peace, tranquility, and splendor in style.

The Westin Conchal Resort at Playa Conchal

Located amid more than 1,500 acres of tropical forest and boasting 406 suites, the Westin Conchal Resort is one of the most impressive hotels you'll ever experience. 
Many of the resort's master rooms offer guests commanding views of the pristine white beach. The hotel also has a range of amenities unmatched by most other accommodations in Costa Rica.
One of the highlights of staying at the Westin Conchal is the large, freshwater, outdoor pool. A favorite among returning guests and newcomers alike, this lagoon-like swimming pool is surrounded by 20,000 square feet of immaculately maintained tropical gardens.
For guests who enjoy fine wine and dining, the Westin Conchal is unbeatable. The hotel boasts six bars and numerous restaurants, serving the most refined international cuisine. Sample local delicacies and Costa Rican favorites, or expand your horizons by trying fusion cuisine featuring freshly caught local seafood.

Reserva Conchal

When it comes to exquisite oceanfront luxury, the Reserva Conchal is a serious contender. 
This sleek and stylish, yet laid-back hotel boasts magnificent views of both the Pacific Ocean and the offshore Catalina Islands islands. 
Home to an 18-hole golf course, the hotel is an ideal destination for golfers looking to improve their handicap or enjoy a leisurely round amid some of the most stunning scenery in Guanacaste. 
After a day on the the links, why not enjoy a sumptuous dinner at Catalinas Restaurant and Bar? There's no better way to relax and unwind than by sipping a cocktail and enjoying some of the world-class dining at this restaurant.
For more adventurous guests, the Reserva Conchal is ideally situated within easy reach of both Rincon de la Vieja National Park and Arenal Volcano, two of Costa Rica's most impressive natural wonders. 
Rincon de la Vieja National Park boasts some of the tallest peaks in the Cordillera de Guanacaste. This mighty mountain range will challenge even the most experienced hiker. As if this weren't enough, this 34,800-acre nature reserve is home to exotic creatures including the black ctenosaur, Baird's tapir, and long-tailed manakin.
Reserva Conchal welcomes families and has a dedicated kid's area with many amenities and activities to entertain the little ones.

FAQs About the Best Places to Stay in Conchal


What is the best part of Costa Rica to stay in? 

There are so many lovely places to stay in Costa Rica. Each region offers something different. One of our favorites is Guanacaste, principally because of the year-round sunny weather you'll find here. Guanacaste is, in fact, the driest part of Costa Rica. 
Within Guanacaste, there are so many little treasures. We love Tamarindo, Playas del Coco, and Playa Conchal, to name a few. 
Playa Conchal is among the best parts of Costa Rica. It has a great selection of hotels and restaurants, a beautiful beach, and proximity to many attractions and activities including birdwatching, golf, swimming, hiking, and surfing. 
In addition to the resorts and beach, there's a huge nature reserve to explore. Conchal is a family-friendly place but also has offerings attractive to adults, like multiple bars and restaurants with international cuisines and wines. 

Where should I stay my first time in Costa Rica?

While some returning guests want to venture more into the rainforest or cloud forest, we find first-time visitors prefer to head toward Guanacaste, where they are likely to enjoy sunny days for most of their stay. 
They often appreciate resort offerings like The Westin and Reserva Conchal, some of the best places to stay in Costa Rica with amenities, views, and adventures that are hard to beat. 

Can you stay in the rainforest in Costa Rica? 

You can stay in the rainforest, and some people love it. 
However, don't be surprised that it rains in the rainforest. If you're seeking a place with less rain, then go to Guanacaste for fun in the sun. 
From Guanacaste you can take day trips or spend a few days in a rainforest area. Then, you can enjoy the more intense greenery the rain brings. 

Can you do Scuba Diving at Playa Conchal? 

Yes. There is some impressive scuba diving in this area. It's among the top spots in the country for snorkeling and scuba diving. 
If you stay in Conchal, your tour might leave from nearby Playa Flamingo and head to the Catalina Islands, a group of 20 islands that make nearly every list of must-see places to dive. 
You'll see schools of tropical fish in various colors, volcanic rock formations, and maybe some mantas, eagle rays, devil rays, octopus, eels, barberfish, seahorses, angelfish, and turtles, whales, dolphins, or sharks.
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