What We Love

  • The resort's location is one of its best features. The beach has earned the Costa Rican Tourism Institute Blue Flag Eco Award for its cleanliness.

Things to Know

  • The resort offers excellent golf, a beautiful beach and on top of that, wonderful amenities. It's an all-inclusive vacation perfect for everyone.
Surrounded by ivory beaches and lush forests, this all-inclusive resort is home to beautiful scenery and a championship golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones II. The spa is a peaceful retreat, featuring a special relaxation room and unique volcanic stone treatment.

During your stay, experience one of the most popular beaches of Central America and Costa Rica. Nestled in the Guanacaste Beach region, the resort is a lively, bustling shore bordering the blue sea. Thanks to the resort's water center, guests can enjoy this beach to the fullest with windsurfing, scuba diving, water bikes and more. The specially trained water sports staff will even help you learn the ropes. Or you can take it easy and lounge the day away at the two free-form pools. Relax among nearly a half-acre of gardens, and when the mood strikes, float over to the swim-up bar for a refreshing drink.

The resort features six restaurants to keep your hunger and taste buds satisfied. Enjoy French A la carte dining while overlooking the resort and golf course at Caurie Lobby Bar and Bistro. If you have a hankering for Italian, check out Faisanela for dishes from Northern Italy and enjoy terrace seating. Stamp out a snack attack at Spirula Pizza Bar, where you can grab a sandwich or a made-to-order pizza cooked in a wood-burning oven. Bamboo offers even more variety with Asian fusion fare. After dinner, chill out at Abalone Sports Bar and Lounge, and catch the game while sipping an ice-cold beer.

This hotel is All-Inclusive. Features include:

  • All meals and drinks in any of the buffets
  • Unlimited wines and premium brand liquors
  • Non-motorized water sports
  • Daily entertainment activities
  • Kids club

Location

Guanacaste
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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Resort Details

Dining

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Amenities

Treat yourself to everything that this resort has to offer and more.
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Activities

Whether a land lover or a water sports fanatic, you’ll always have something fun to do.
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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.

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 5489 reviews
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Wonderful family holiday

    We travelled to the Westin Playa Conchal from the UK from 2nd March to 16th March for a family holiday – my husband and two boys (aged 4 years and 10 months)   The hotel is great, with expansive, beautiful grounds and fantastic wildlife (Coati’s, howler monkeys, iguanas and beautiful birdlife). The rooms are clean, large and well equipped with a great outdoor terrace. We were slightly concerned about all sleeping in the same room with two young boys and a significant time zone difference, but after an eventful first night everyone slept really well. Irene our lovely housekeeper was brilliant and worked wonders on our daily hurricane!   The staff are brilliant, particularly in the buffet and the beach side restaurant. Too many to name because all were great.  All very courteous, friendly and absolutely brilliant with the boys. Food is good with a lot of choice, we had to stick mostly to the buffet as our children were exhausted at the end of the day, so evening meals were a pretty quick affair. Although we did eat in the pizza spot and Mangalar– both were good.   Beach is out of this world – postcard perfect and where we spent all our time. Absolutely beautiful   Only downside to the hotel is the sheer volume of single use plastic cups the pool bar and imperial bar goes through – difficult to see how / why they don’t use an alternative (washable / guest issued souvenir – anything other than the present set up). Seems totally out of sync with the rest of Costa Rica and the focus on sustainability and protecting the environment.   The pool is good although has a bit of a corporate stag do atmosphere at times – all good fun though, if possibly not the spot you would want for peace and quiet (not an issue for us)   We went on 4 fantastic day trips with Erik Garcia on the beach, great guy and super helpful. His trips were brilliant, really well organised and a lot cheaper than what was offered at the Westin. As a family we booked private excursions as we wanted the flexibility with our young children, everything was exceptional, super reliable, very safe and a lot of fun. We went to Arenal, Bijagua, Rincon de la Vieja and Palo Verde – they were the best days of the holiday. The drivers on the trips (Willy, Orlando and Sosa) were brilliant and amazing with our kids – basically an extra pair of hands for us. Really grateful to Erik for sorting, and all his advice and recommendations. Would thoroughly recommend   I hope everyone at the hotel and on the beach is safe and well in these strange times.

    Apr 06, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Best All Inclusive Ever!!!

    We just returned last week and will hopefully return next year. This resort is gorgeous! My kids especially enjoyed the wildlife. We had howler monkeys just outside our balcony in the mango trees every morning, which were a treat to watch. The rooms are huge and spotless. The staff was always so friendly and eager to help in any way. The restaurants were also great. Our favourites were the International and Asian. There were always activities going on at the pool. The beach was nice. On a bit of a hill so for anyone with physical limitations it could be a challenge. I especially loved not having to rush down every morning to save a beach chair! This was a first and we've been to many all inclusives. The staff would bring beach chairs as needed. Our trip was unfortunately cut short because of the Covid19 pandemic. By the time we left almost the entire resort had been shut down around us. Despite that though, the staff were so accommodating and did their best to try to keep us happy. We will definitely be back!!

    Mar 31, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Great Vacation with Friends!

    The Westin was a nice resort with all the amenities. The restaurants were very good and service was excellent! Enjoyed all the varieties of food types, but our favorites were Bamboo Asian and Spirula Trattoria! The pool was fun and swim up bar was stocked! The Beach was nice and full of seashells. Had a great excursion booked by Erik Garcia right from the beach. Spent the day zip lining, hiking to a waterfall and bathing in hotsprings. Highly recommended! Enjoyed our week in Costa Rica! Pura Vida!

    Mar 24, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Gorgeous Beach and Resort

    My husband and I returned from a quick four-day trip to Costa Rica last month and wanted to share what a beautiful resort and prime location the Westin has for future visitors. It is conveniently located one-hour from Liberia Airport and we had no problem getting to the resort with transportation booked before arriving. Our room was on the second floor of a Spanish style casita and surrounded by lush plantings and flowers. The resort is expansive with several restaurants and a large pool area, but we always enjoyed walking along the scenic pathways instead of taking the resort trolleys that run continuously. We tried almost every restaurant and our favorites were ordering pizza for lunch at the Italian place and outdoor dining at sunset at the seafood restaurant. The spa was gorgeous and I enjoyed my massage and time at the private spa pool afterwards. Other than leisurely time at the pool, you will enjoy the fabulous beach and gentle warm water with few waves that rivals those I have seen in Hawaii. If you prefer to surf, we had a wonderful time one afternoon at nearby Tamarindo Beach that is known for great waves and cute beachside bars and restaurants. Our favorite excursions were an afternoon horse riding along the beach and an eco boat tour through a national park to see monkeys and crocodiles. Theses two outings really completed our trip and we are so appreciative to Erik on the beach that coordinated these adventures for us. Mostly, we loved meeting the wonderful people of Costa Rica who were always lovely and friendly whether at the resort or beyond. Pura Vida!

    Mar 22, 2020
  • 5.0 star tripadvisor rating
    Love this place!

    We first visited this property under different management in 2005, for our 10th anniversary. As we approached our 25th, after much consideration, we decided to go back. New management, much growth between the 2 visits, but our overall impression was unchanged. We had a junior suite, very close to restaurants and the pool. Our first day, a howler monkey took a nap in the tree outside the room. Coatis roam the grounds, which are lush, beautiful and very well maintained. We had a wonderful week, great, though hot, weather, good service, pleasant staff and wildlife. The beach is public, and many local vendors show their wares right outside of the gates.

    Mar 22, 2020