Hotel Overview

The Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal is an all-inclusive, eco-friendly hotel located in northeastern Costa Rica on the country's magnificent North-Pacific Riviera. Nestled between lush forests and the sparkling blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, the resort enjoys a privileged location among Costa Rican retreats. The secluded two-and-a-half-mile Conchal Beach alongside the resort owes its name to the pristine white sand made out of tiny, crushed seashells. Here, the crystal-clear water is always the perfect temperature for swimming, snorkeling, or surfing. 

Featuring elegant guest villas and suites, an astonishing selection of international cuisine, and rejuvenating mind/body therapies, The Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal is the ultimate location for relaxation. The utterly indulgent Royal Beach Club is designed exclusively for adults, while the Family Club delivers fun for guests of all ages. The all-inclusive, all-suite Westin Resort experience will forever transform your expectations of what a vacation should be. 

Recharge and refresh in luxurious rooms and suites featuring views of the lush garden or pool. You'll also enjoy a furnished balcony or terrace from which to enjoy the sea breeze. Relax in an armchair or sofa and watch your favorite shows on the 32-inch LCD TV, or connect to the internet with complimentary WiFi. Savor deep sleep in a Westin Heavenly Bed™, and wake up to a spa-like rainforest shower and separate tub. 

Delight your palate and nourish your body with a wealth of culinary choices at The Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal. Indulge in the flavors of the world at the eight contemporary eateries. From Latin fare to Asian fusion, continental buffets to northern Italian specialties, a diverse range of world-class dining experiences are sure to stimulate your imagination and fulfill your cravings. If you are seeking something more casual, lounges and bars beckon with refreshing drinks and snacks. The resort is also pleased to offer 24-hour room service. 

The Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal is an all-inclusive resort boasting all the features and amenities you could want for a stimulating, balancing, and restful vacation. For outdoor revival, refresh in the stunning freshwater pool, play tennis day or night, or tee off at the 18-hole Reserva Conchal Golf Course (fee). Work up a sweat at the WestinWORKOUT™ Gym, or indulge in a decadent treatment at the spa (fee). Non-motorized watersports are included during your stay. Need some alone time? The Westin Kids' Club keeps the little ones entertained while you reconnect with your partner. The Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal is the place to make lasting memories with those near and dear to you.


Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR) : 38 miles
Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) : 161 miles

Property Information

Year Built: 1996
Last Renovation: 2011
Accessible rooms: 4
All rooms non-smoking: 406
Floors: 1
Total rooms: 406


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Hotel Advisories

Advisory *Important Information for Our Guest* As of April 2012, the destination of Costa Rica has gone non-smoking in all public buildings and areas. All hotel rooms are also non-smoking.
Advisory Over the last few weeks, rainstorms with lightning have been affecting the Guanacaste area and for safety reasons we had to put on hold the tiling of the floors around the Westin Club swimming pool. This delay affected our plan to open the swimming pool on November 01.

General Policies & Fine Print

Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Minimum Check-In Age: 18
General Policies:

Check-in Policy - Hotel requires a credit/debit card authorization or cash deposit upon check-in for incidentals; this will place a hold on your funds.

Convention Policy - 
Individuals attending a convention cannot book this property for their stay. If found attending a convention, guests may be subject to higher room rates upon arrival.

Hotel Spring Break Policy - 
This hotel cannot guarantee a spring-break-free environment.

Transfer Policy - 
A price may display when children stay free, if your vacation includes transfer to your hotel.

General Information - 
Room taxes and service fees are included in vacation price.
Minimum night stay restrictions may apply.
Reservation changes may not be permitted unless authorized by the hotel.

Pet Policy Pets Not Allowed

Customer Ratings & Reviews

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

4.5 7276 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Overall a great experience!

    We spent 7 days at the Westin. Overall we had a wonderful experience but I thought I would leave some comments that may help other families panning: 1) Room - We booked the Family Premium Jr Suite. The room was great, clean, comfortable, and lots of space. We had read reviews about AC issues, we had none. The room was nice and cool. The location of the room was perfect. We were steps from the pool and restaurants. Having stayed at other resorts that also offered a butler, I was surprised that we saw our butler only once for a few moments at check in. Prior resorts the Butler would help with reservations, special requests, etc and constantly be checking to see if we needed anything. Not the case at the Westin (at least not our experience). Therefore the upgrade for us really only meant closer room to pool and restaurants. We did use the family pool section that is exclusive to those that paid for the upgrade but honestly most of the time we selected to sit at the main area. All that to say, the room upgrade was beneficial for location only in our opinion. The drinks were better at the main bar and the family area was more crowded than the main area. 2) the Beach and property. The beach is beautiful. The staff will set up chairs and umbrellas for you upon request. The water was nice and cool which we enjoyed given how warm the pool water was. The waves had days and times of being choppy and strong but there were also times it was more calm. We took advantage of the paddle boards offered by the resort complimentary and had a great time. The only downside of this resort beach is that it is public and the resort does not have security on the beach. They do have security at the entrance of the resort but that is it. We had issues with the local vendors taking pictures of me and my minor daughter. In order to prove the vendor spoke to you first and you are their customer they secretly take your picture. I didn’t realize this until two vendors began to openly fight about who spoke with me first and they both had pictures of us on their phone to document when they spoke to us. That was the only “safety” issue but it did get annoying that any time you walked to the beach you had the tour guides and massage ladies trying to solicit business and had to repeatedly say no thank you. 3) Food. We have stayed at a fair amount of different all inclusive resorts and I would say the Westin is middle of the road. Bamboo was an exception, the food there was really good also Caracola for lunch. Both had healthier options and excellent service. We were disappointed by the breakfast options, the omelet/egg station you had to wait forever and the staff would load the pan with so much oil. The fruit and pastry selection was good, and coffee and specialty coffees were delicious. Overall the food was just okay. 4) Staff. Typically at all inclusive resorts all staff go above and beyond especially when you tip. Here there was a mix, some staff that just acted annoyed and wouldn’t even greet you and some that remembered your name and personal preferences for drinks and food.

    Jun 15, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    The Westin reserva Conchal is so tranquil

    The hospitality at the Westin from the Costa Rican people is absolutely amazing! This is a beautiful location for a family vacation. The food is great, and the atmosphere is so relaxing. Daniel T had the best hospitality of anyone I’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting with.

    Jun 15, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Costa Rica is awesome with Westin and Conchalfun

    Amazing, fantastic, fabulous, fun and relaxing are some words to describe our stay at the Westin. This family can say we had the best vacation yet and thanks to all resort staff and the crew at Conchalfun. Yes we did our research and chose Conchalfun for activities we all agreed we did not want to look for a man on a beach because people say THEY did we chose the company to trust based on their 850plus trip advisor reviews and just that phone call with Andrei made me feel I was in good hands. We did 2 day trips one at Arenal volcano and the 4 hours was loooong drive each way but we wanted to see the volcano and let me tell you our driver/guide Ron made the day seem short and fun as we had amazing conversations and were entertained the whole way. Hot springs over there are another level. We also did jets skis and ATV as well as a tour in Tamarindo with Andrei himself. We loved our room at the westin and was great to rest and relax before the new adventure the next day. Food at the westin is top notch compared to other all inclusive hotels. It is resort food but you will find something for your taste even with picky eaters like my kids. Book this hotel without hesitation and let Andrei from Conchalfun help you plan some amazing tours because that is what Costa Rica is all about this is not DR to just sit n drink at the beach....

    Jun 15, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Wonderful resort

    We are leaving this resort tomorrow morning and we are so sad to be leaving. We had the most wonderful experience at this hotel. We had 2 rooms at the Westin Club and Javier and Kenny (the concierge gentlemen in Tower 1) have been so friendly and helpful. Every meal has been delicious (make sure to make dinner reservations as soon as possible) and you never want for a drink. There are monkeys in the trees, coatis at the pool and so many types of birds. We highly recommend this hotel and are already making plans to return.

    Jun 14, 2024
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Fantastic family vacation!

    Spent a week here and absolutely loved it! Highlight for my kids was the wildlife roaming the property! Had a great time at the pool and beach which were both beautiful. Kids enjoyed renting board games and twister from the game room at the pool. This resort faces west so you get fantastic sunsets! We enjoyed the Asian and Italian restaurants and take out pizza everyday! Had a great room with glass enclosed patio which made the room seem much larger! Husband enjoyed the golf course and a great private instructor. I opted for the $40 beach massage and had a great experience. We booked our airport transfer and activities through Erik Conchal on the beach and had a great experience! He was helpful in recommending which activities would be the best fit for our family and his drivers were always prompt and professional. Highly recommend ! Great experience all around-my kids keep asking when we can return :)

    Jun 13, 2024

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