Resort: The Westin Playa Conchal Resort & Spa
Location: Northern Pacific coast of Costa Rica
* 406 oceanview, poolside, gardenview and whirlpool suites
* All Inclusive resort for singles, couples and families
* Royal Beach Club section for adults with private pool
* Family Club section with concierge services
* Westin Kids Club
* Lagoon style swimming pool
* Casino, fitness center, tennis courts, snorkeling, etc…
* Internet access in rooms ($15/day) & lobby (free)
* Robert Trent Jones golf course (extra charges)
* Westin Spa (extra charges)
* Pets are not allowed
The Westin Playa Conchal Resort & Spa Video Tour:
Food & Drink:
* All meals & snacks (buffet & a la carte options)
* All alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks
* Daily stocked mini bar with soft drinks, bottled juices, water and beer (extra cost for refills during the day)
* 24-hour Room Service
Westin Playa Conchal Restaurants:
Agave Azul Restaurant – Mexican restaurant. 6 am – 10 am; 6 pm – 10 pm. Dress code: casual.
Cauri Restaurant – International restaurant. 6 pm – 10 pm. Dress code: casual.
Faisanela Restaurant – Italian restaurant. 6 pm – 10 pm. Dress code: casual.
Spices Restaurant – Asian restaurant. 6 pm – 10 pm. Dress code: casual.
Also: poolside grills, snack shacks, buffet options and a Tapas bar.
The Westin Playa Conchal Resort & Spa Review:
All suites, all inclusive resort for singles, couples and families.
Formerly known as the Paradisus Playa Conchal Resort. While the name of the resort changed in May of 2011, the staff stayed the same – allowing for a smooth transition. Renovations to the rooms, restaurants and main lobby will happen from May until November 30, 2011. Make sure you carefully read current reviews to discover the level of construction noise and temporary closing of certain restaurants.
There is a Royal Beach Club section for adults and a separate Family Club section with dedicated staff, concierge services, free internet access in the Club lounge and a private pool area. If you are on a romantic honeymoon or a special anniversary trip without the kids, the Royal Beach Club is worth the extra cost.
The beach and water are beautiful. It is a public beach with some local visitors, but the vendors are limited. Some areas of the beach are made of ground up seashells, but you can walk either way to find a sandy spot and some good snorkeling areas. The pool is a free form pool with plenty of chairs. There is a swim up bar and bathrooms nearby.
The Robert Trent Jones golf course and the spa are wonderful, but they cost extra. The resort was selected by Condé Nast Traveler Magazine as one of the top international golf resorts. While this northern area of Costa Rica is generally dry, the golf course is in good shape. While you play, keep your eye out for a wide range of wildlife including monkeys, various types of birds and iguanas.
Fly into the Liberia, Costa Rica airport. The airport is being expanded, but is still operational during the construction. The road from the airport to the Westin Playa Conchal resort is paved and takes about an hour.