Playa Conchal has been regarded as the most beautiful beach in Costa Rica for years. Located in the Guanacaste Province of Costa Rica, Playa Conchal is just a four hour drive from San Jose, and located only an hour away from the international airport in Liberia. The Guanacaste region of Costa Rica is on the North Pacific Coast and the dry forest area is known for its hot, sunny days, empty beaches, and exciting activities such as sailing, fishing, kayaking, horseback riding, zip-lining or canopy tours, surfing, bird watching, and scuba diving. If you’re looking for that idyllic beach paradise getaway, Playa Conchal is the beach for you.
During the slow season, roughly April through November, Playa Conchal and the surrounding beaches are almost deserted, especially during the week. Throughout the year, but particularly during the high tourist season, November to April, Playa Conchal sees visitors from around the world and many Ticos (Costa Ricans) take weekend trips from San Jose and the Central Valley region to enjoy the pristine sandy beaches and turquoise water. Playa Conchal is one of the best beaches on the Pacific side for snorkeling and scuba diving. Sport fishing is also popular in this region of Costa Rica. Due to the calm waters found in Playa Conchal, stand-up paddle boarding is also becoming a major attraction. After a short lesson, you can be on your way to exploring the Pacific Coastline with stunning views from the water.
There are several high end resorts in the Playa Conchal area and even if you don’t stay at these resorts, some of them offer day passes to use their facilities. At the Westin Golf Resort & Spa Playa Conchal you can enjoy access to the resort’s grounds and amenities on a day pass, or treat yourself to a night or even a week of luxury living. If you are in the mood for something more adventurous, Playa Conchal is close enough to a variety of tour operators offering white-water rafting excursions, day trips to Arenal Volcano for hiking or hot springs, and there are even areas of the beach at Playa Conchal where you can camp by the water, underneath a Costa Rican starry sky.
Playa Conchal is just a short walk down the beach to the neighboring town of Brasilito, where visitors will find many affordable hotels, restaurants, and bars. Playa Flamingo is another close-by community also offering choices in accommodations and restaurants. One of the new developments in the Playa Conchal area is Punta Playa Vistas, offering condominiums, ocean view lots, and rental houses. The development also offers an organic farmer’s market delivery service, pools and fitness centers, and an outdoor, covered yoga studio. After landing in Liberia, you are only a one hour drive, either by shuttle, bus, or private car, to one of Costa Rica’s most beautiful destinations.
If you are picturing yourself lying on a pristine beach, surrounded by palm trees and calm, turquoise water, then Playa Conchal is the spot for you. What are you waiting for? Paradise is only a short journey away. Please contact us if you would like more info on the area or more specifics on local real estate.