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Playa Conchal

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Sand like Sesame Seeds

Lovely beach, with a unique sand. The views at sunset are beautiful and you often find vendors for... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Wajeeha M
Perfect for kids!

The beach is very nice with small lapping waves, perfect for kids to frolic. Be careful of the sea... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Laura R
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  • Average8%
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“beautiful beach”(152 reviews)
“white sand”(53 reviews)
“clear water”(23 reviews)
Considered the absolute best beach in Guanacaste! Also present is one of the best of the best tour companies in the country: ConchalFUn. Friendly staff always available to help make your vacation unforgettable. We speak: Spanish, English, French...more
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Playa Conchal, Costa Rica
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Reviewed yesterday

Lovely beach, with a unique sand. The views at sunset are beautiful and you often find vendors for goods. Do go kayaking or jetsking to enjoy the lovely view of the beach from a new perspective.

Thank Wajeeha M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The beach is very nice with small lapping waves, perfect for kids to frolic. Be careful of the sea urchins hiding in the rocks!

Thank Laura R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Westin, which is right there at the center of this beach. I could spend every day at this beautiful beach. Yes, the sand is full of little crushed shells, but they don't hurt your feet and really just add charm and...More

3  Thank cr0w5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beach was very nice, easy to find a quiet spot, but there were some potential hazards (currents, crocodile warnings) and no lifeguards. The upper part of the beach was coarse shells while the lower was soft sand. There were outcroppings to the north with some...More

1  Thank Chuck D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A big part of my trip to Costa Rica was to find cool shells. I was really excited to see a lot of beautiful shells at Conchal beach. I was disappointed when I got there - the shells are all in little pieces and I...More

2  Thank Shelleyash
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing beach and sunsets!! We so enjoyed our short get away to this magic country - definitely coming back!

Thank huffer5
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Excellent, secluded feel. Soft sand and the water is perfect. Good for walking, relaxing in the shade or activities.

Thank Q1053UWsandyb
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Keep walking up Brasílito beach and beer left up along the trees at the end. Once on the other side, you are treated to turquoise water, protected sea for snorkeling and a beach made of broken shells. It’s a stark (and beautiful) contrast to Brasilito....More

Thank MartinO2789
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Visited Playa Conchal for a day and it was amazingly beautiful. You will need shoes to walk as the seashell sand may feel rough on your feet. You can bring your own things for a picnic. The water was warm, there were little tidal pools...More

Thank Hazel P
Reviewed 7 August 2018

A bit of a difficult drive to get here but totally worth it! In Costa Rica, the best beaches are hidden from the public and not easy to access, but for good reason! You won't find huge crowds here like Tamarindo or Coco Beach. Lots...More

Thank AliciaFB
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Adrianna L
19 July 2018|
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Response from ConchalFun_dot_com | Property representative |
We will give you the best price for private taxi...
Brian W
17 May 2018|
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Response from ConchalFun_dot_com | Property representative |
Hello Brian, I think June is one of the best time to come to Costa Rica north pacific. It is the transition between the extremely hot and dry season into the green season. It is a bit cooler then the previous months and more... More
30 March 2018|
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Response from ConchalFun_dot_com | Property representative |
Hello Amigo we can pick you up 30$ round trip max 4ppl. will be a bit more if you need a van. cheers