Playa Conchal Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Posted by on Dec 3, 2011 in North Pacific Coast | Comments Off

Playa Conchal is located in Cabo Velas, in Costa Rica’s Guanacaste Province. It has beautiful views of the Pacific. It is located two kilometer south of Playa Brasilito and Playa Flamingo, and a short ride from Tamarindo. This beach is considered as the most beautiful beach in Costa Rica. This striking beach is four kilometer long. Playa Conchal has a unique sand comprising millions of finely crushed seashells (conchas) and was awarded the Blue Flag eco-label for its cleanliness. The ocean water is an intense turquoise blue. Aquatic activities enjoyed include snorkeling, fishing, marine life observation, deep-sea fishing, and scuba diving.

You will find beautiful national parks and nature reserves ecolodges near this beach. Local weather and water temperatures are always fabulous throughout the year, with sunlight lasting, with over 12 hours the day during winter and spring months.

Accommodation / Hotels

Accommodations at Playa Conchal are to some extent limited. The majority of the people visit Conchal for the day while staying at nearby Tamarindo Beach where hotels are plentiful for every budget ranges. However, if you really want in staying right at Conchal, and want to treat yourself to a luxury experience, you have good options.

The Westin Playa Conchal

The Westin Playa Conchal is 5 stars Resort and Spa, set in the lush green forests of Costa Rica’s North-Pacific Riviera. It is offering the only top-of-the-line, all-inclusive Beach & Golf Resort in all of Central America. It has the largest area of 2400 acres with Golf course and meeting all the requirements of thrilling eco-adventure.

The Westin Playa Conchal remind you of a luxurious seaside village where you will find walkways, shimmering lakes, bubbling fountains, and lush green gardens. They are offering only on top line all inclusive Beach and Golf Resort in all of the Central America.

The Westin Resort and Spa, Playa Conchal has more than 406 large Suites with a 5 star amenities. It has 5 restaurants, 3 bars, 2 lounges, world- class golf course and spa. They also provide several other activities to keep everyone entertained.

Reserva Conchal

The Reserva Conchal offers first class service along with along with mesmerizing views of the Pacific Ocean, the Catalina Island and the world class 18 hole Robert Trent II golf course. They provide all-suit accommodation; all the suits are tastefully decorated in the Spanish style. They also offer the facilities of two pools, a beach club, fitness center and restaurant where you can have the varieties of cuisines. You can make a pure relaxation at spa.

Reserve Conchal is an environmentally very rich in wildlife that includes howler monkeys, large lizards, and the long-nosed agouti, birds with bright, colorful plumage and iridescent crabs and star fish on the beaches. They also provide the services of trips to the nearby tourist destinations and you go for white-water rafting, sport fishing, hiking or horse riding, all are possible here. Or, charter a boat and enjoy snorkeling just off the Reserva coastline.

Tamarindo Diria Resort-Tamarindo

Tamarindo Diria Beach Resort is located in Tamarindo, adjacent to Playa Conchal. The Diria hotel is set right on Tamarindo beach with its 2 miles (3.5 kilometers) stretch of white sand and warm blue water. It is encircled by a National Park to the north and the south, and mountains with amazing views from the east. Nature is plentiful in this area, and Leatherback Turtles lay their eggs in the northern part of the bay. Howler Monkeys are heard and seen swinging on branches throughout the area. In the late afternoons you can hear the parakeets screeching in the trees, preparing to settle down for the night. The hotel Diria is definitely a great destination for your vacation.

Activities / Thing to do


Playa Conchal is located on the North Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. It is very close to Playa Flamingo and Playa Tamarindo. These places also have beautiful white sand beaches with crystal blue water and palm trees. It is now a famous tourist destination.

With some of the clearest waters on the Gold Coast, snorkeling is a must-indulge activity for anyone who knows how to swim. With a fantastic collection of marine life on show, you can swim with the several tropical fish that reside here, and even catch a sight of stingrays that swim in the area. For the more adventurous, deep seas fishing, scuba diving, and other water sports are offered as well. If you get tired of the beach, Playa Conchal is also very close to some national parks and nature reserves. Nearby is a small estuary as well. Surrounded by a number of cattle ranches, Playa Conchal also has quite a few areas where one can camp out and sleep under the stars.

For the enthusiastic golfer, the ‘Garra de Leon’ Golf Course is just a few paces away from the beach and is considered to be one of the best golf courses in Central America, Costa Rica with its breathtaking scenic beauty of the Pacific coast. Bordered by a jungle on one side, you can frequently see howler monkeys that live there.

Canopy and ATV Tour at Tamarindo

Canopy Tour at Congo Trail
Canopy, Spa, Waterslide, Horseback
Catamaran Tour Sunset Cruise
Sport fishing Tour Tamarindo
Snorkel Tour Catalina Island
Diving Tour to Catalina Island With 2 Tanks
Kayaking Fishing Tour in Flamingo
Nature Mountain ATV Tour
Al Caves Tour in Barra Honda
Whitewater Rafting Colorado River Class 2 And 3
Arenal Volcano Hiking Tour and Hot Springs
Palo Verde National Park Boat Tour
Rincon de la Vieja National Park
Santa Rosa National Park
Las Baulas National Marine Park
Guanacaste National Park
Bahia Junquillal National Wildlife Refuge
Monteverde National Park

Getting to Playa Conchal

The Playa Conchal Costa Rica is reachable by air from San Jose to Tamarindo Domestic Airport; from there you can take a taxi to reach the town in 10 minutes. You can also reach by car from Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia; it will take around 45 minutes to reach Playa Conchal. If you really want to enjoy the beautiful scenic, make a drive from San Jose, it will take around 4 hours to reach Playa Conchal.