Playa Conchal Guanacaste Region of Costa Rica

At Playa Conchal, the sand is composed of millions of tiny crushed shells that rustle beneath your feet. The mesmerizing beach is surrounded by turquoise waters, and
it sits in a bay next to Playa Brasilito. The clear waters of Playa Conchal make it a wonderful place for swimming or snorkeling with an array of tropical fish


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Vacations in Playa Conchal

Playa Conchal is located in one of the most beautiful regions of Costa Rica, the Province of Guanacaste.  Guanacaste is a combination of stunning first-rate beaches and incredible bird watching opportunities. The region is blessed with radiantly sunny days and unforgettable sunsets. Among the Guanacaste beaches, Playa Conchal is a gem. It is one of the only Pacific Coast beaches with crystal clear water, similar to that of famed beaches along the Caribbean.

In the Playa Conchal area, it is effortless to create a memorable and warm beach vacation. In addition to swimming and snorkeling, visitors to Playa Conchal can enjoy deep sea fishing excursions and hiking trips to the nearby national parks or nature reserves. There are even a few areas along the beach where overnight camping is permitted, and what better way is there to end the day, than beneath a starry sky? If camping, however, is not your cup of tea, the luxurious Paradisus Playa Conchal Resort and Golf Course provides first class lodging directly behind the beach, and it offers a resort day pass for those who would like access to the resort grounds and its amenities.

The neighboring town of Brasilito is within a short walking distance along the beaches of Conchal and Playa Brasilito, and in Brasilito, visitors will find an array of affordable Hotels, restaurants, and bars. Also within close proximity to Playa Conchal, the community of Playa Flamingo, with its palm-lined, white sand beach provides a small assortment of classy hotels and restaurants.


"Jet ski, massage on the beach, Tiki's restaurant"

"Can't say enough about the hotel the people service food beach small towns nearby and sunsets- every moment was fabulous - one of the best times our family has ever had"

"We felt safe although aware of security. We traveled at low season so it wasn't too touristy. Pool was beautiful. Beach seemed nice. Hotel is being renovated now but has great potential. Locals were very nice, not too pushy. Nice local products for sale. "

"We were surprised at how safe we felt. The security gate really did security for all coming and going. Well lit at night. We did several tours and did not find it to be too crowded anywhere we went. The residents and shop keepers were very nice and for the most part spoke good english! We were having such a great time we did not want to leave and can't wait to go back !!!!!!"

"Playa Conchal is very beautiful and a wonderful family vacation destination."

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Hotels in Playa Conchal

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