Playa Conchal

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.

Playa Conchal Best Things to Do

Stand-Up Paddle Board, Costa Rica
Stand-Up Paddle BoardPlaya Conchal

Get a quick stand-up paddle boarding lesson and head out to the Pacific to see the beaches of Tamarindo and Playa Grande.

Snorkeling, Paddleboarding, BBQ Beach Day, Costa Rica
Snorkeling, Paddleboarding, BBQ Beach DayPlaya Flamingo

This tour starts with a kayak ride to a beach near Playa Flamingo. While you're there, you can snorkel, paddleboard, and eat a barbecue picnic.

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Area Guide

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.

Feedback From Travelers

Driver from arenal to playa conchal was wonderful. Drive safely was friendly and helpful. He stopped and waited while we got groceries and helped bring our luggage into condo. Very nice person.

- LINDA F, JAN 2020

Everything was fantastic. The Arenal area was fun and adventurous. The Arenal Observatory Hotel And Hotel El Silencio were great. All our tours went as planned. The Westin in Playa Conchal was fantastic. All the people we met were so friendly. Katia did an amazing job helping to plan our trip. I would go through Anywhere.com again.

- MARIA S, JAN 2020

Really enjoyed Costa Rica! It has now become one of my favorite vacation destinations. It has something for everyone. They have beaches and beach activity, rainforests for nature lovers with a lot of wildlife, food is fantastic, and people are great!

- JAY D, AUG 2019