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Westin Golf Resort & Spa Playa Conchal

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Overview
This luxurious bungalow-style hotel offers a choice of standard all-inclusive or an all-inclusive with golf option. Tantalizing meals, excellent service and an array of activities and shows await you at Westin Golf Resort & Spa Playa Conchal. For golfers, there's The Lion's Paw, a wonderful Robert Trent Jones par 72 championship golf course. In the evening, try your luck in the casino, or dance till the wee hours in the disco bar. Without a doubt, this is the best 5-star hotel in Costa Rica.

Location: On 2.5 kms. of sandy white Conchal Beach, one hour from the Liberia airport.

tripadvisor Traveler Reviews
  • shannon h : Southlake, Texas
Outstanding. Excellent adult and children sections.

Just got back from 4 nights. We didn't realize it would be so crowded and even with a busy hotel everything was top notch. The resort is HUGE. We reserved a room in the adult section and we were luckily upgraded to a suite. The suit was very nice. Large sitting area with a stocked mini fridge and snacks. The separate bedroom and main bathroom were also large. The shower has dual shower heads and two sinks and vanity area. There is also a smaller full bathroom next to the entrance of the room. The balcony is as wide as the bedroom and living area with an outdoor tub. The adult pool is quite big with a nice swim up bar that has just about anything you could want to drink. We brought our Yeti's which was great. The bartenders filled them up anytime we asked. There are also several nice employees that walk around with water, towels, etc. We walked to the beach which took about 10 mins and stopped by the childrens pool on the way. It was packed with kids so if you have children then you'd prob love it. The beach was super packed so we didn't stay long. It also is not the most beautiful beach with darker sand. We rented a boat through Andrei Caravan (acaravan999@hotmail.com) 3 hours $220. It was a private boat with captain and mate. They will take you to snorkel or just cruise around. Well worth it. They picked us up on the beach directly in front of Westin. The next day we took an afternoon/sunset sail with Lazy Lizard. They picked us up and drove us 15 mins to Flamingo Beach. They provided sandwiches and drinks. Our final day we drove 15 minutes to Tamarindo Beach. Lots of shops and much bigger beach than Playa Conchal. Plenty of places to rent surf boards.The food at the Westin was good. I wouldn't say amazing, but good enough. I made our reservations about 2 weeks in advance in order to get times we wanted. Our favorite was the french restaurant- Cauri. We sat at 6:15 and watched the sunset while having a glass of wine before our meal. Our very close second was the Italian restaurant- Fansenella. The risotto was very good.Overall, the entire trip was great. The workers were so kind and went out of their way to make everything the best it could be.

  • Cjm T :
Amazing vacation with Erik Garcia

Had an amazing time at the Westin Playa Conchal. The rooms are cozy and the food is amazing. We ate at the French restaurant and met an amazing staff! Be sure to look for Eric Garcia on the beach who is not part of the resort but made us feel like part of they local people! We introduced us to Stuart who was an amazing surf instructor and Gina from soda coco in the neighboring town of brasalito!!! Please be sure to visit Costa Rica!!!

  • Karisma7 : New York City, New York
Very Good Resort but Have Some Issues

Just came back from Westin Playa Conchal where we stayed over Easter weekend. We had a great time and agree with reviewers that the service was very good and the folks there super welcoming and friendly! however we did have a few issues we did not anticipate:1) Dinner reservations were messed up or completely unavailable. The excuse was more than a thousands people were staying at the hotel and they could not accommodate everyone. That is fine but why accept more than a thousands reservations? What is the point of booking to stay at a hotel and eat in more than seven restaurants when you are either going to end up at the buffet or have to eat outside the resort?2) Beach chairs/umbrellas were also unavailable and in a 97 degree weather this was a big problem for us!! What made it worse is that some folks used to wake up at 7 am in the morning and reserve beach chairs by throwing towels on them and then go back to finish sleeping, eating breakfast and then maybe showing up to sit on the chairs for a few minutes. Meanwhile you saw families with small children looking longingly at the empty chairs and nobody at the hotel did anything to help. The hotel should have rules that prohibit such practice!! If guests are not going to be sitting beach chairs, they should not be allowed to reserve them and disappear for hours!!Hope this is taken as a constructive criticism since there is always room for improvement!

  • scubamom33 : Calgary, Canada
Great resort...but LOTS of families

Spent ten days at this wonderful Westin All Inclusive. First two days of our holiday we enjoyed long walks on a quiet beach and relaxing afternoons lounging in the huge, free form pool. On day three, Holy Week began and along with it came an influx of central and South American families, plus lots more American families and their loud, boisterous kids for the Easter break holiday. The locals came out in droves and the beach became quite crowded by 10am. The Westin pool became crowded with kids oblivious to anyone else trying to swim or just relax on a floatie enjoying a cocktail. Too bad the Westin makes you pay an exorbitant amount to stay on the "Adults Only" Royal Club section and to use that private pool. We walked over and checked it out one day...very clean, very quiet, nearly empty. We were turned away however as we did not have the correct coloured wristband.At the main pool The pool filter doesn't seem able to keep up with the capacity and there always seemed to be a layer of scum (spilled drinks? Vomit? Sunscreen? ) accumulating on the surface and at the pool edge every day. Rather disgusting for a Westin Resort. Also, the amount of garbage in the pool (plastic cups and straws, dead bugs, leaves) made me wonder why one of the pool staff didn't regularly skim trash out of the pool throughout the day. The cocktail selection at the pool bar and all bars was terrific and all the bartenders hustle to keep the drinks flowing and guests happy. Julio, the pool waiter is one of the happiest and hardest working guys I've ever met.The variety of a la carte restaurants was very good , certainly the best we've ever experienced at an all inclusive. Much better than AI food in Mexico, Cuba or the DR. The food itself was pretty good, and we even discovered a few dishes that were fantastic (the steak and the squid ink pasta at Faisenella, the Italian restaurant). We ordered room service breakfast (all included) a couple of times and it was delivered within the 30 minutes.It would be nice if a few of the restaurants did not allow kids under 12 Every evening a quiet romantic dinner was disrupted by cranky toddlers and screaming babies. Or perhaps, allow no children after 7:30pm, except at the buffet. Please note, I love kids, I have two of my own. We borrowed the free bikes from the resort hoping to explore some of the trails that were on the Eco reserve bike/hike trail map they provided us at check in but sadly, we were told the mountain bikes could not be taken on those trails (what??) This resort is huge though so we did pedal every path within the confines of the Westin property in about 30 minutes.Our deluxe junior suite in building 25 was a short walk to the pool and most restaurants. Bed was comfortable and came with about 6 pillows of varying size and softness. Free minibar was stocked regularly with water, beer and soft drinks. I used the Westin Workout gym nearly everyday and was impressed with the cleanliness of the facility and the variety of cardio and strength equipment. Tip:between 6 and 7:30am is the best time to go before it get busy.We did not go to any of the evening shows but heard from other guests that the fire show and magic show were very good.Overall I liked the Westin all inclusive experience and if we were travelling with kids from 6-12 years old, this would be a good choice. However, for couples a better choice would be an exclusively adults only resort.Tours: Rather than book our off site excursions through the hotel we took the advice of another Tripadvisor reviewer and booked through Eric Garcia, "the local guy" on the beach. Every day from about 7am to 5:30pm Eric greet Westin guests just after they pass through the Westin Resort gate access to the beach. He is able to set you up with any type of activity or tour you want. ATV, Catamaran sailing, jet ski, fishing...etc. His prices are better than the resort prices, often for the exact same tour. He requires a small cash deposit when you book your tour then you pay the balance in cash to the tour provider. (ATM machine in lobby of hotel). We booked a sunset sail and snorkel tour with him aboard the Zafira and felt so comfortable using Eric Garcia's services that we booked a 7am ATV tour a few days later.

  • jobbs5 : Westport, Connecticut
Good resort for families

Just stayed at Westin Playa Conchal with my family of 5. Resort is huge which I was not expecting. I would recommend trying to get a room close to the main pool or plan to get rides from the free shuttle service around the resort grounds. There are plenty of restaurants to choose from. In all I would say the food was very good. The pool is great, beach is very pretty but I didn't realize it was public and we were there over Easter week so it was crowded with locals. One thing I would definitely recommend -- we met a man named Erik on the beach who was amazing and helped us book excursions at a fraction of the price the hotel wanted to charge. We booked horseback riding, a van into Tamarindo, a surfing expedition, boat rides, even a van to the airport. Definitely look for him, he is a hardworking and honest guy.

Vacations packages include round-trip flights, accommodations, round-trip transfers (unless outlined below) to and from the hotel, and tourist cards (if required, unless outlined below).

If selecting an all-inclusive resort option, the package will also include the all-inclusive features as outlined by each resort.

Items not included:

  • Travel insurance (mandatory if traveling to Cuba)
  • Tourist cards ($10USD)if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing Airlines
  • Departure taxes ($20USD) if traveling to Dominican Republic with Sunwing or Signarture Vacations
  • Hotel transfers for packages with WestJet to USA (with exception to Honolulu)
  • Hotel transfers for packages to Europe
  • Items of a personal nature

  • Buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Snacks daily
  • A la carte dinner (reservations required)
  • Domestic and international drinks
  • Use of bicycles
  • Daytime tennis
  • Horseback riding 
  • Non-motorized water sports including snorkeling, kayaking, sailing, windsurfing and boogie boards
  • Use of gym, sauna and whirlpool
  • Exercise classes 
  • Daily activities for children and adults
  • Nightly entertainment
  • 420 rooms in 39 two-storey buildings
  • 3 pools with large, freeform pool
  • 6 bars including, Swim-up bar and pool bar
  • 7 Restaurants, 5 a la carte: Asian, Italian, Caribbean, International 
  • Tennis courts
  • 18-hole championship golf course and pro shop
  • Golf academy
  • Kid's mini-club
  • Gym
  • Jacuzzi
  • Spa (fee) 
  • Water sports and scuba diving
  • Rock climbing wall
  • Souvenir shop
  • Beauty salon (fee)
  • Disco
  • Shuttle throughout property
  • Internet access in Club Lounge

Junior Suites include:

  • Spacious and luxurious sitting area
  • 2 doubles or 1 king bed
  • Air-conditioning
  • TV
  • Full bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Wet bar
  • In-room safe
  • WiFi (fee)
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Max occupancy 3 adults or 2 adults & 2 children

For the Kids  - Kids Club for ages 5-12 and Baby Club for ages 0-4. Babysitting available for a fee.

Honeymooners Receive a bottle of wine, fruit basket and room upgrade (subject to availability). Reserve at time of booking. Marriage certificate required upon check-in.

Wedding Packages - Are available. Inquire for more details.

Early Booking Bonus - This hotel may offer early booking bonuses at certain times of the year. If early booking bonuses apply to your vacation, prices shown online have already been adjusted accordingly. Please inquire for complete details.

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  • Westin Golf Resort & Spa Playa Conchal
    Liberia,Costa Rica

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The Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal
Playa Conchal, Bahia Brasilito, Playa Conchal 232-5150 Costa Rica

Some restaurants may be open for certain meals only and limited visits may apply. Reservations required and dress code in effect for a la carte restaurants. Time restrictions may apply for water sports.

Child pricing may only be available with select tour operators and valid for select dates and durations. Child pricing rules are subject to change without notice. Please contact one of our vacation specialists if you require assistance with child pricing.

Photo identification and/or credit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy. Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges upon check-in to fulfil.

Hotels do not condone unruly behavior, parties in rooms, excessive noise or any other actions that violate the hotels terms of use. Guests may be removed from the property at their own expense in the event of any disturbance or complaint from other guests or hotel staff. Escapes.ca cannot be held responsible for any guests who may be removed from the hotel due to a violation of rules.

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