Destination guide

Laze on shell-spotted sands in Playa Conchal

Like an ocean treasure chest that's been flung open, the wide bay of Playa Conchal glows with its shells and sugar-like sand midway between surf-washed Tamarindo and lively Playa Hermosa. Mentions of it on lists of Costa Rica's most beautiful coastal stretches are well deserved, as are musings of its crystal-clear waters and Robinson Crusoe-esque vibes. Plenty of luxurious Playa Conchal vacation rentals hide neatly behind the rows of palm gardens that dot the beachfront, meaning it's possible to bag a pad that's just a short walk to the sands in the morning.

Things to do

Beach lovers assemble in Playa Conchal

Ah, Playa Conchal: A long arc of golden-white sand speckled with seashells, lapped with the see-through waters of the Pacific, and dashed with tiger-striped fish species here and there. With such a gorgeous beachfront right on the doorstep of those Playa Conchal vacation rentals, you're likely not to need any other attraction at all. They are there if you want them, though. Golf lovers can hit the manicured greens of the Garra de Leon. Those in need of pampering can opt for massages and steam treatments at the Ahuia Spa. Cocktail bars carry on in Brasilito.


Crank up the relaxation in Playa Conchal

Playa Conchal's paradisiacal character lends itself to vacations of rest and relaxation. Crack open a cold beer and watch the Pacific surf roll in, start that new novel and find a comfy spot on the sands, or soak up the rays between snorkeling sessions in the teeming shore waters _ it's a doozy of a place for unwinding from the stresses of the Rat Race. In the evening, the sunset shows are a must, while stargazing after dark provides a cosmic display to mirror the glimmering flecks of seashell in the beach beneath your feet.


Playa Conchal: An escape from the winter

Playa Conchal follows the same climactic pattern as the rest of the Costa Rican Pacific. The summer months are the wettest, with just a few sporadic showers hitting the beaches from May to August. The rates are lower then, though, and the downpours are rarely enough to interrupt sunbathing and swimming sessions for too long. The winter months of December, January, and February are the most popular times in Playa Conchal vacation rentals, bringing snowbirds down from the north to seek out tropical sun and warm seas.

Natural features

Playa Conchal _ a beach to write home about

There are plenty of reasons why Playa Conchal is regularly touted as the top beach in all of Guanacaste Province. Its soft sands are peppered with seashells that roll in from the Pacific. The waters are lapping and colored a light blue. There are palm groves and clusters of sea grape trees dotting the dunes to the back of it all, and some rocky outposts where it's possible to snorkel in the company of stingrays and multicolored schools of fish.

Where to stay around Playa Conchal?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,377 vacation rentals near Playa Conchal. From 382 Houses to 238 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Playa Conchal for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Playa Conchal?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Playa Conchal. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Veintisiete de Abril: 833 vacation rentals
  • North America: 595,153 vacation rentals
  • Tamarindo: 1,385 vacation rentals
  • Playa Hermosa: 789 vacation rentals
  • Playa Flamingo: 1,151 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Playa Conchal! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Playa Conchal?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Playa Conchal:

  • Veintisiete de Abril: 833 rentals
  • Tamarindo: 1,385 rentals
  • Playa Hermosa: 789 rentals
  • Playa Flamingo: 1,151 rentals
  • Coco: 1,092 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Playa Conchal?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Playa Conchal. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Flamingo Beach: 1,271 rentals
  • Ocotal Beach: 1,663 rentals
  • Playa Hermosa: 1,240 rentals
  • Playa Penca: 2,006 rentals
  • Reserva Conchal Golf Course: 2,072 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Playa Conchal listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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