Playa Conchal is one of the most unique beaches on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Located about a thirty minutes drive from the popular beach town of Tamarindo, Playa Conchal is an under-the-radar destination, known mainly for the high end resort The Westin Golf Resort and Spa. Thanks to the new developments and vacation rentals Playa Conchal that now exist in the area, visitors can now enjoy the beautiful beach of Conchal without having to pay the big bucks at The Westin.
Playa Conchal is a stunning stretch of beach made up of millions of tiny sea shells. The water of Playa Conchal is some of the clearest on the Pacific Coast, rivaling the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean. Because the water is so clear and beautiful in Playa Conchal, this area is perfect for snorkeling and one of the best beaches for swimming in all of Guanacaste. While the waves are small and not ideal for surfers, those staying in vacation rentals Playa Conchal will have the chance to partake in other water activities such as ocean kayaking and stand up paddle boarding, both of which are very popular in these calm waters.
The Westin Golf Resort and Spa is located at the northern end of the beach and is an all inclusive resort, with shade structures and beach lounge chairs and cocktail service right by the water. For visitors who want to stay in vacation rentals Playa Conchal but still want to indulge in resort style living, day passes to The Westin are available, allowing visitors to access the spa services, pools, restaurant, golf course, tennis and bar on the grounds of The Westin. On the southern end of the beach you’ll discover the majority of the vacation rentals and a calmer, more serene stretch of beach, with a reef at the end that is perfect for snorkeling.
As for nightlife, shopping, restaurants, and other amenities, Playa Conchal does not have much to offer but close by is the town of Brasilito, a bustling hub in the Guanacaste Province with lots of different shops, restaurants, bars, grocery stores, ATM’s and other things that you may need. Tamarindo is also conveniently close by, just 12 miles south of Playa Conchal so a trip to Tamarindo for a night on the town before returning to your vacation rental is an easy option. Tamarindo also has a domestic airport making travel to and from your vacation rental in Playa Conchal hassle free. The Daniel Oduber International Airport in Liberia, the provincial capital of Guanacaste also has flights arriving and departing daily, making Playa Conchal easily accessible for many different countries. For those who arrive in San Jose, the nation’s capital, travel to vacation rentals Playa Conchal is just a 4 hour drive away on a paved highway.