Hotel Overview

2019 Resort Added Values!
Family: Two kids 2 & under Stay, Play & Eat Free with two paying adults.

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


Hotel Details

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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 Hotel is undergoing improvements to the main pool, restaurant and bars near the pool, and guest rooms near the pool. During this time the hotel will remain open. Guests will have access to the Royal Beach Club's restaurants, bars and swimming pool. Please be advised, dates and times are subject to change without prior notification.

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 star tripadvisor rating Based on 5251 reviews
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    A very good experience

    Our butler experience was hit and miss, but otherwise, we had the best time staying here and enjoying all of the amenities. The sushi restaurant on the property was our favorite on this girl’s’ trip. We enjoyed beach yoga and the dance club in the evenings. Our rooms were beautiful and well-stocked. Just wish we had a view of the ocean which was breathtaking. All for a relatively reasonable price for an all-inclusive experience. Highly recommend the adults-only side unless you’re traveling with kids. Very attentive staff and the food poolside is tasty. We enjoyed the spa too. It is beautiful but pricy. Stay here if you are coming to Guanacaste!

    Aug 12, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Westin & Conchal Fun

    I went to the Westin for my friend's wedding at the end of July. This was my first all inclusive resort and it was amazing! It was so nice to have everything in one location: food, activities, pool, beach. At the hotel, we rented kayaks, paddle boards, and snorkeling gear for some beach fun. The best part of my visit to Costa Rica were the excursions! I used two different companies and would highly recommend Conchal Fun ( They were professional, super responsive and can communicate via text, phone, or email. The first one I went to was the Combo Tour at Rincon De La Vieja which included horseback riding, hanging bridges, zip lining, lunch, hot springs and a water slide. Throughout the bus ride, our guide gave facts about each town we were passing by. They even stopped by a gift shop on the way back to the hotel so we could pick up souvenirs (best prices around). I also used Conchal Fun for a private tour to Arenal, where we did an eco tour, La Fortuna waterfall, and Baldi hot springs. Book ahead and use Conchal Fun! They have good rates and provide great advice depending on your interest.

    Aug 11, 2019
  • 4.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Dec 2015 stay 4.5

    So this is late I wasn’t using this site back then so I’m going to review some places we’ve stayed. I Loved this resort we upgraded to the adults Royal beach club area where the rooms kinda surround your pvt pool there you also have a pvt restaurant at the head of the pool and a swim up bar as well as indoor bathrooms and towel area with books magazines. The resort has several large pools throughout and several restaurants. Our room was large and nice great air conditioning kept clean. It’s a ‘green’ hotel so you need to sign if you want daily linen changes or every couple days etc. We never ran out of anything they literally have golf carts driving around resort and on beach with ice cold bottled water. The pool bartenders were great coming to refill your drinks as soon if not before you finish. The buffet for breakfast has everything and it’s delicious and I’m picky so does the dinner buffet. You have to make a reservation for dinner and a lot of the places are sticklers for this you won’t get in period. You have to go to buffet or order room service. I ate at most of the places and they were all pretty good, pizza was great and drinks were decent also. The staff was friendly eager to please. The grounds are beautiful well kept it’s a large place and they’ll pick u up in golf carts if u call or they driving by u and they have room but we walked most of the time. The spa is beautiful with another huge pool you can use if you’re using the spa. The beach isn’t pvt so they’ve got a few local vendors out there who were nice and not pushy at all we rented atvs with them and a lot of people were getting massages on the beach also where the locals had set up beds and stuff and everyone raves how great they were and cheap we gave huge tips and bought a few trinkets. The hotel also has plenty of tours and stuff to rent there. As the name Conchal implies our direct beach was not soft it was like crushed up shells but you can walk down the beach it turns to soft beautiful long stretches of sandy beach but rough waters. Beautiful sunsets. So my biggest complaint NO nightlife!! They’ve got a couple early shows after dinner then they’ve got this open club area and bar which has an indoor area there too where everyone ends up they play music DJ occasional some live local group which were good but that’s it every-night and there’s nothing close by at night but small local little town areas. It’s a beautiful place large kids club(I had no kids) plenty of good food and drink daytime excursions/activities by the other pools all kinds of activities and music but no nightlife at all I guess we were fortunate to have a night bar area as opposed to some places that don’t have that.

    Aug 11, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Paradise Retreat!

    I booked this hotel as a surprise retreat for my husband. There aren’t enough words to describe how magnificent this place is. We were greeted with a welcome drink (very tasty). Our room was assigned to us by Yanir, he told us that we had a gotten a great room. We were driven to our room by the shuttle, the property is huge and shuttles are used as a means of transporting guest food throughput the property. We were pleasantly surprised when we saw our room, there was a living room, a mini dining area a spacious dining area and a welcome bottle of wine and strawberry covered chocolate. The mini bar was well stocked. Best of all our room was a few steps from the beach. Our nights were spent listening to the sounds of waves, it rained during mostly during the mid afternoons since it was the middle of rainy season. A huge umbrella is provided in each room. Dining was excellent we ate breakfast at the main buffet and had dinner at the Mediterranean restaurant twice, reservations are required. The food here was delicious, tastefully prepared and the atmosphere romantic. Breakfast at the buffet provided many selections. We used room service twice for afternoon lunch, they were prompt and professional. Already planning our next trip, this is definitely a now once a year must do for us. This is by far the best all inclusive I have been to. The level of luxury and attention to detail and unimaginable. Service and customer satisfaction is their main focus. Thank you Westin Play Conchal for a memorable stay. We’re coming back in December for my husband’s birthday!

    Aug 11, 2019
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    HIghly recommend this lovely hotel

    All inclusive, Great beach. All the restaurants on the property were delicious. Staff were incredibly kind and attentive. Even their buffet restaurant Mitra, was amazing and I am not one to recommend buffets! Downsides: I would not use Swiss Travel (located in their lobby) for day trips. They are over priced and not knowledgeable. Instead, call GetWet tours. They have better prices and know what they are doing. We went to the rain forest and waterfalls with them. Much better than our experiences through Swiss Travel.

    Aug 10, 2019
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