Westin Golf Resort & Spa Playa Conchal
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As a Costa Rican, I'm 100% positive this hotel is a diamond in Guanacaste! It's an all inclusive resort, you have different restaurants in there: Latin American food, Italian, Asian, steak house, French cuisine... every restaurant is delicious. The staff is super friendly, they bend over backwards for you. The room is lovely (you have a mini bar with some beverages for free) To be honest, I can't wait to stay there another holidays!
This is one of the best all inclusive hotel in the Caribbean. From the staff to the accommodations. Very impressed with the room, and restaurant choices. The excursion and transportation was very well handled by the hotel personnel. They are very knowledgeable and kind, helpful people.
We spent the past week at the Westin resort in Playa Conchal, Costa Rica. We had a group of 9 people- ages between 21 -56. We are seasoned travellers and do appreciate a well run hotel. We typically book at 5 star hotels and want a variety of options to keep us busy. The resort did not disappoint us whatsoever. The staff were always friendly and willing to help and the grounds were absolutely beautiful. The very large pool and surrounding area were well maintained. The rooms were very spacious and comfortable. We were able to get joining rooms if that is something you want/need. We were all very impressed with the speciality restaurants - food selections were ample and for the most part, the food was delicious- definitely something for everyone. We really enjoyed the Asian and Italian restaurants.The pizza at Spirula was a great choice when hanging out at the pool. You will probably see monkeys on the hotel grounds especially in the early morning. Another great place to see them is to take a right hand turn when you walk out of the hotel to get to the beach. The beach was nice but unfortunately we arrived just when there was a "red tide" so water was not as nice as we expected - made for a bad scuba diving trip but that is nature and the resort could not help that. The sunset on the beach is well worth going for - sets around 5:50pm (August). We got some really spectacular pictures. If your plan is to work out during your stay, jogging around resort is great - or use their fitness area as it is a decent gym. When you first go out to the beach, you will see some locals trying to sell things - they are harmless if you just say not interested but if you are interested they do have great prices (I bought a beautiful cutting board for $20 and saw exact same at airport for $50) . We know we wanted to do a few excursions and had read a number of great reviews on Erik Garcia. He is right at the entrance at the beach. You can recognize him in his jeans and sign with his name. At first we were a bit skeptical as he is not part of the resort, but Erik organized 2 of our 3 excursions and they were fantastic. We had our own private driver who was very respectful to how we wanted to organize our day and also kept our valuables safe in the van while we went off to have fun. Erik listened to all the things we wanted to do and had the perfect places for us to go to experience Costa Rica. We went to the animal sanctuary - beautiful "zoo" and lots to see including sloths, jaguars, monkeys, etc- go early when animals are being fed. We also went to Vandara were we went zip lining (10 lines through the jungle) , horseback riding, water slide, mud bath and hot springs. The mud bath was disappointing but the hot springs and ziplining made up for the disapointment. This was our favourite day by far and definitely worth buying the pictures of ziplining and horseback riding. Erik's prices are fair (cheaper than resort) and you can definitely trust he will deliver. We will definitely return to the The Westin - great service, well maintained, and lots of options to have fun.Pura Vida.
My family and I went to The Westin in Playa Conchal. As we arrived the staff (all fluent in English) showed us around and really helped my family navigate the place. We were then taken to our luxurious room which pleasantly surprised all of us. Throughout the week my family enjoyed the gorgeous swimming pool with an incredibly convenient swim up bar and bartenders with great personalities. As it may be known. Costa Rica is known for the great tours and activities it has to offer. From zip lining to jet skiing it's fun for the whole family. On the first day my family arrived we spoke to Erik Garcia. He works on the beach of Playa Conchal right in the Westin's backyard. While many vendors and tour guides yelled in Spanish and tried to get us to buy their service or product, Erik Garcia came up to my family and spoke to us in English (very good English). He showed my family all of the tours he can plan for your family, from riding horses to ATVs and even trips to the volcano in the region. Erik gave my family great pricing and was willing to negotiate the price because of myself having multiple children. He really gave me safe and exciting tours and it made my family's vacation memorable. If you choose to go to The Westin, (which I strongly recommend) Enjoy the hotel, it's fabulous rooms and amenities but make sure to meet Erik Garcia on the beach. He will take care of you and your family and provide fun tours across Costa Rica. Thanks Westin and Erik for a FANTASTIC vacation!
I'll begin by echoing one of the common themes across the reviews that you'll read about Royal Beach Club - The caliber of service is exceptional. Jario and John, the concierge team of Tower #1, are the epitome of personable customer service. Almost immediately they had each of the five people in my group's name memorized and ensured that every accommodation and request was arranged. They genuinely wanted every guest to have a fantastic experience beyond it being just their job, and that difference showed. High-caliber customer service was consistent across the rest of the Royal Beach Club from the pool-side attendants to the transportation staff.The breakfast and lunch buffets for the Royal Beach club were tasty and are extremely convenient. We ordered room service breakfast twice and would recommend it for anyone who might have stayed out a bit too late at Bar Imperial the night before. Don't forget to check out Spirula for pizza one afternoon, it might be a long way from Italy, but it is very good. There are a number of dinner options available, my personal favorites were Catalina's, which featured global cuisine, and La Sabana, which gives you an experience akin to a Brazilian steakhouse. In general, the small plates were better then the entree options. Overall the food was good, not exceptional, but on par with any other large resort or cruise ship. Bar Imperial is really the only option for night life, throughout the week they had a good mixture of live music and DJs. The bartenders make sure you have a good time and there was always a good crowd of people to mingle with. I was pleasantly surprised that they premium liquors available for Royal Beach Club guests were available there as well, these included: Don Julio, Johnny Black, Kettle One, and a number of others. The pool at the Royal Beach Club was much more relaxing and quiet compared to the one available to all guests. If you do not have children is it well worth the upgrade. I've read a few reviews about a shortage of towels and chairs, I can say that my experience was the polar opposite - both were always plentiful. The girlfriend spent some time at the spa and enjoyed it. She ended up chipping one of her nails that night, she went back the next morning and they fixed it at no cost. Again the customer service is outstanding. While we didn't spend a ton of time at the beach, it was nice and the sunset was beautiful. The vendors are respectful and do not continue to approach after you say no thank you. If walking through the vendors is something you'd like to avoid, there is another beach access near the spa that has much less activity. We book an ATV tour through Eric Garcia that was worth every penny, I cannot recommend him enough. My only gripe with the resort is related to the Swiss Travel booth that is available to set up excursions. While I understand the need to warn guests about the potential dangers of booking excursions through local companies, it came off in a pushy and somewhat uncomfortable way. It was quite transparent that they simply wanted to scare you off using any vendor but themselves. All-in-all we had a great time and cannot wait to return!
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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
- Spa (fee)
- Water sports and scuba diving
- Rock climbing wall
- Souvenir shop
- Beauty salon (fee)
- Shuttle throughout property
- Internet access in Club Lounge
Junior Suites include:
- Spacious and luxurious sitting area
- 2 doubles or 1 king bed
- Full bathroom
- 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.
Resort Location Map
Westin Golf Resort & Spa Playa ConchalLiberia,Costa Rica
- Hotel Contacts
- Extra Info
Playa Conchal, Bahia Brasilito, Playa Conchal 232-5150 Costa Rica
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