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“white sand” (44 reviews)
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Playa Conchal, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We stayed in Tamarindo and came here and to Playa Flamingo and this was beach was the closest thing to paradise we could find (Playa Flamingo was a close second). The beach itself is beautiful with white sand, lots of small seashells, and gradient blue...More

Thank mikeronorato
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I actually rented a house for a few months close by. What they won't tell you is that if you stay anywhere other than the two beach front hotels there is no direct beach access!!. So here's what it takes to get there..... Conchal is...More

Thank Sinaed
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice beach which was not crowded in September. Open to everyone so make a day trip rather than staying at the Westin.

Thank Melee780
Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we arrived at the Westin Spa & Resort the staff and their service was amazing! The realized we had travelled all day and were really tired. They were all so nice and kind. The beach was wonderful, the pool was wonderful, the...More

1  Thank babso2000
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

$20 massages on the Beach...Need I say more? The sand is so white! You do have to access the Beach through Reservation Conchal resort, which makes things a little tricky. It is a public Beach so they don't like to let you back there but...More

Thank Mrstywiltbank
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Playa Conchal is our favorite beach for activity. It is popular but we have never had trouble finding a parking space. We always get a massage right on the beach (tent with professional tables). Price $20 USD for an hour! The water is perfect, a...More

Thank GadaboutNH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just outside of the Westin on Playa Conchal, you will encounter many locals soliciting their services, particularly massage. Down to your left, you will find Gigi (mentioned on tripadvisor in the past). She offered up the best massage my 20 year old son has ever...More

Thank Lauri M
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Big beach with white sand which is unusual for the area. Big and spacious with nature reserve and lagoon at far end. Lots of shells as the name implies. Need to be careful of rip tides. Lots of vendors selling massages ($20 per hour), kayak/paddleboard/jet...More

Thank JEJP12
Reviewed 16 August 2017

This was a pretty fun day. If you plan on going and are not staying at the Westin, the best way to get there us to drive to the main square in Brasilito and you'll find the road to drive to the parking- you will...More

Thank csgro
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We stayed at the Westin for the week and ventured out to the beach a few times. It can be quite crowded. The are many vendors who will approach you but are respectful and do not push past a simple "no thank you." See if...More

Thank coleswilson
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4 September 2017|
Response from Joan H | Reviewed this property |
Hi: The Westin Playa Conchal (an all inclusive resort) is located just steps from the beautiful beach. Yes, you will find vendors there. Check out my hotel review of the Westin. We had a fantastic time there in Jan. 2017... More
23 July 2017|
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Response from renee636 | Reviewed this property |
If you want to take the "Monkey Road" which is a short-cut to Playa Protrero and south to Conchal, it is a dusty, gravel road OK for 2 WD. If you go slow it will be fine. It is a popular road due to the time saved but it... More
23 July 2017|
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Response from renee636 | Reviewed this property |
Have to qualify about the Monkey Trail. We drove this frequently but only in the dry season. In the rainy season, you could encounter slides, washouts and unstable terrain. I don't recommend this dirt road in the rainy... More