Playa Conchal

  • Playa Conchal - Costa Rica
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  • Playa Conchal - Costa Rica
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Situated in Guanacaste on the Costa Rican Gold Coast, Playa Conchal is one of the most beautiful and exotic feeling beaches in this Central American country. The near white sand is made up of tiny particles of crushed shells, and it is caressed by the deep blue of the Pacific Ocean. Set between two rocky headlands this crescent of sand is a veritable slice of tropical paradise. Playa Conchal has incredible weather all year round, and the water is always ideal for taking a dip in the ocean.

Renowned for having some of the clearest waters in Costa Rica, Playa Conchal is a great spot for snorkeling. The beach is home to a variety of marine life and tropical fish which you can see right off the shore. You can also go scuba diving and try out various other water sports. If you are looking for a land-based activity you can play golf on the nearby course or even go horse riding across this and neighboring beaches.

The beach here doesn’t have an adjoining town, but the Westin Playa Conchal Resort is right there. For those backpacking or looking for less expensive accommodations, there are places to stay in the nearby town of Brasilito. There are also places where you can camp out and stay under the stars, which is an amazing experience.

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  • Diving & snorkelling
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