Playa Conchal
Playa Conchal
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  • Cyrena L
    Arvada, Colorado210 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The perfect beach
    This beach is gorgeous! Perfect for young kids as the water is warm, not choppy, and gradually deepens. Snorkeling was good! We saw many fish and even a sting ray. We loved it so much we went back everyday we were in the region.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written July 12, 2023
  • Trisha M
    40 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Sunday Funday Beach Day
    Beautiful, beautiful beach! Incredibly clear water and lots of gorgeous shells to look at. It was a bit crowded when we went, but it was also on a Sunday afternoon, so that may just be a day to try to avoid!
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written July 23, 2023
  • Tim A
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best Beach Massage
    This is a big shout out to Kaylee, Jose, and Sara who provided the best beach massages we’ve ever had at a beach resort. They are friendly, non-persistent, and respectful of “no thank you”. That and the fact that they keep their beach area tidy is what attracted us to them in the first place. If you pop by, give them a pura vida from Tim (Tin) and Wendy. I will reserve my full review of the Westin Reserva Conchal for the end of my stay, however, let me say that for the past 12 days, they have exceeded our expectations.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written November 21, 2023
  • Gabriela
    19 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Unbelievably gorgeous!
    Beautiful water, fierce undertow. I wanted to snorkel but waves were banging me against the rocks and I felt scared. It’s good to look for tide charts and snorkel at low tide. So gorgeous and Ticos so friendly and sweet. Gracias a todos los Ticos! People here were best part of trip!
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written December 5, 2023
  • lilguy10
    Houston, Texas104 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful
    I loved this beach, beautiful quiet and we did not get heckled by locals. Took a nap under the trees and I stayed in the water for hours . Never in my life have I stayed that long in the ocean. The drinks we ordered seemed watered down …
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written January 5, 2024
  • Scott S
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Place
    We had a great time at the Westin. People at the Westin Playa Conchal were exceptional. They were very kind and sincere. The people at the activities desk we re great. We hiked, played Pickleball, yoga , aqua aerobics and worked out in the gym. Andreas, Ruddy and Ronald were fantastic. Everyone else we interacted with were also great. In fact people around the hotel went out of their way to please us. The dinners were the best all inclusive meals we ever had. I highly recommend taking a walk or hike because they are very informative.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written February 18, 2024
  • D S
    Mound, Minnesota14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful beach
    Our favorite beach! Shells for sand, snorkeling (lots of fish) and bobbing in the surf. You can rent a cabana for shade. You park at Playa Brasilito and walk to it. Pack a lunch, beverages and sunscreen and enjoy the water. Cocktails in pineapple shells available for purchase, offered frequently. Lots of vendors too which is a bit annoying. They respect no gracias. Westin end is all sand, interesting contrast. We had a great time!
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written February 19, 2024
  • Bonnie P
    Chico, California6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Beach!!
    One of the most beautiful beaches ever!! This beach is worth the short hike along the beach from Brasilito! Beautiful white shell beach and warm, clear water! Loved our time here and rented a pop-up and chairs!
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written February 28, 2024
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Travel194974
Sumner, WA15 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Playa Conchal is a beautiful beach with great swimming, but has some negatives. You will need to pay locals to park, the beach walk is long and covered with horse droppings, and the vendors on Conchal are persistent.
Written April 20, 2024
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J J
Newport, RI7 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The beach is really rocky making it difficult to get in and out of the water. The beach is also on a really steep incline making it difficult to set up and enjoy a lounge chair. I’m also not sure what all the white foam is floating in the water but doesn’t look healthy. Lots of vendors trying to sell you stuff. I ended up just going to the resort pool.
Written April 10, 2024
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Erik R
Orlando, FL21 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Totally overrated beach. Yeah sure the beach is shells and the water is somewhat clear. The big problem is the beach next to it Brasilito. They are riding horses with no bags to catch the crap. The beach is covered in horse crap and the tide is carrying tons of crap out into the water. I guess because it’s around the corner so out of sight out of mind.
Written March 27, 2024
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Bianca
74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
I spent January 2022 in Costa Rica, and would walk this beach every morning. The climate at this time of year is perfect. It's not very touristy + is super peaceful. The water is swimmable, though currents can be strong. At around 6am, I was one of the first people on the beach. I miss it a lot!
Written February 29, 2024
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Bonnie P
Chico, CA6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
One of the most beautiful beaches ever!! This beach is worth the short hike along the beach from Brasilito! Beautiful white shell beach and warm, clear water! Loved our time here and rented a pop-up and chairs!
Written February 28, 2024
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D S
Mound, MN14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Our favorite beach! Shells for sand, snorkeling (lots of fish) and bobbing in the surf. You can rent a cabana for shade. You park at Playa Brasilito and walk to it. Pack a lunch, beverages and sunscreen and enjoy the water. Cocktails in pineapple shells available for purchase, offered frequently. Lots of vendors too which is a bit annoying. They respect no gracias. Westin end is all sand, interesting contrast. We had a great time!
Written February 19, 2024
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Scott S
west linn9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We had a great time at the Westin. People at the Westin Playa Conchal were exceptional. They were very kind and sincere. The people at the activities desk we re great. We hiked, played Pickleball, yoga , aqua aerobics and worked out in the gym. Andreas, Ruddy and Ronald were fantastic. Everyone else we interacted with were also great. In fact people around the hotel went out of their way to please us. The dinners were the best all inclusive meals we ever had. I highly recommend taking a walk or hike because they are very informative.
Written February 18, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Worldtraveler030518
United States45 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
At 4 pm the horse tour operators come by along the shoreline and have their long lines of horses with their riders poop all over the beach and in the water. Truly disgusting. I’ve been to lots of public beaches and never seen tour operators operate their horse business in such an irresponsible way. I would not swim in this bay or sit on the beach. The smell alone was gross. Very unsanitary.
Written January 15, 2024
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lilguy10
Houston, TX104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
I loved this beach, beautiful quiet and we did not get heckled by locals.

Took a nap under the trees and I stayed in the water for hours . Never in my life have I stayed that long in the ocean.

The drinks we ordered seemed watered down …
Written January 5, 2024
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

ShopVintageYVR
Vancouver, Canada192 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
The Beach of Your Dreams awaits you at Playa 🏝️ Conchal nature’s gift to the world right here in infinitely beautiful 🇨🇷. Glad to have found this place, unlike any other beach. #1
Written December 7, 2023
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