Tucked away on Playa Conchal, one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica, stands The Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal. The all-inclusive resort is embraced by lush green forests and crystal-blue beaches, making it a highly desirable and secluded getaway. From the moment you arrive, you’re invited to enjoy one of 10 restaurants, opulent accommodations and access to thrilling daily activities, live entertainment and breathtaking sunsets that kiss the ocean. There’s a reason why Reader’s Digest included the resort on its list of the best all-inclusive vacations around the world.

However, Playa Conchal is more than just a gorgeous beach. Beyond being a place where stunning blue waters embrace the pink sand beaches, this exotic beach in Guanacaste is also unique for being composed of millions of tiny crushed shells and near-perfect weather all year long.

During your stay at the resort, you can find several ways to enjoy the shell-studded oasis. Hop in for a water adventure with the help of pedal boats, kayaks, bicycles and snorkeling gear available to all guests. If you’re looking to stay active on land, you can get a workout in at the tennis courts or the Westin WORKOUT® Fitness Studio, perfect for last-minute touches to your hard-earned beach bod. However, nothing completes a vacation quite like savory dishes and hand-crafted cocktails. Stop by one of the gourmet restaurants preparing insatiable options such as Asian fusion, Mediterranean cuisine, barbecue and Latin American favorites. From a full-service spa and dance lessons to cooking classes, wine tastings and a freshwater lagoon-style pool, the largest in Central America, there is no end to a pleasurable time at this all-inclusive resort.

How to Make the Most of Your Stay

Plan out your itinerary wisely by adding these must-do activities to your list. Spend the morning catching some waves at Tamarindo Beach. The waves and winds are consistent, making this Pacific Ocean destination one for both the seasoned and beginner surfer. After a day of exploring Tamarindo, head back to delight in the wood-fired Avocado Pizza served at Spirula Pizza Bar, best enjoyed with a Mai Tai and views of the ocean. Close out with a Sweet Conchal Pizza Dessert before grabbing a Monkey cocktail for sunset on the beach at 5:30 p.m.

Stay in a Royal Beach Room and receive star-studded treatment and a range of additional amenities including exclusive access to the Royal Beach Club Lounge, featuring overstuffed sofas and lush views, as well as access to the Royal Beach Club Pool with bali beds and a swim-up bar. To top it off, treat yourself to preferential reservations at one of the on-site restaurants and toast to a splendid stay right off the water.

Fill up on good spirits and refreshing libations at one of these four bars. Bar Imperial offers cocktails and beer accompanied by comfortable couches overlooking a serene pool while Astrea Theater Bar & Lounge boasts an indoor retreat complete with a Passion Bellini and a nightly revue. For a nautical experience, drink swimmingly at Triton Pool Bar serving enticing blends like the Pura Vida under a natural palm palapa. For exclusivity, Royal Beach Club guests can swim up to Nautilus Bar for a Green Iguana served to complement the good spirit of Costa Rica.

Golf with Iguanas, Howler Monkeys and Coatimundis. Tee off on the green at the 18-hole, par-71 Robert Trent Jones Golf Course, Reserva Conchal Golf Course. Enjoy views of the ocean as you stay on top of your A-game and stop at the golf shop or check in with the team for rentals, lessons and to ask more questions about the Golf Program for Juniors. There’s nothing better than driving this range under the Costa Rican sun.

Drop the little ones off at Westin Kids Club® and head to Heavenly Spa by Westin. Feel overcome with relaxation as you enter the wood-grain oasis held together with dark wood furnishings and warm wood paneling. Tranquility sets in as soon as you breathe in the fresh scents of white tea and lavender. The spa offers many options for relaxation including whirlpools, Thai massages, reflexology and the signature Shells Massage. If you’re in the mood for cosmetic pampering, indulge in manicures, pedicures, waxing treatments and an array of hair treatments.

Adventure to Brasilito for horseback tours or a day riding along rugged roads on the ATV. These backroads will take you to concealed beaches for a secluded escape by the water. End the day in this town by visiting one of the local bars and cafes to get a true, authentic Costa Rican experience outside of the resort. On your way back, add eclectic gems, sarongs and crafts made by local artisans to your collection when you shop at the open-air market.

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