Playa Conchal, best known for its bright turquoise waters and sparkling shells offers visitors everything they could hope for in a beach vacation. With dreamy sunsets, crystal clear waters and close location to other beaches, Conchal is perfect for either a one day visit or a longer stay.
For those spending more than 1 day and want to add some fun and excitement to their beach bum days, there are plenty of things to do in Playa Conchal and nearby. Since we live close to this beach, we go mostly for day visits but have stayed at the Westin Playa Conchal before to stay longer at this beautiful beach. Since this beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica, it’s definitely worth staying a couple days.
If you’re looking for some ideas of what to do, here is our list of 5 fun things to do in Playa Conchal!
5 Things to do in Playa Conchal
Feel the wind in your hair and spray of the ocean on your face as you jet around Brasilito Bay and to other beaches. There are so many incredible beaches in the area that are ocean access only so hop on a jet ski to explore the golden coast of Costa Rica.
Jet skiing isn’t a cheap activity but it is damn fun! They have jet skis all along the beach for rent and it’s a great way to add some excitement to your beach trip.
Massage on the Beach
What is more relaxing than getting a massage on the beach? Soothe your sore muscles to the calming sounds of the waves.
There are several massage stands on Conchal beach and you can get a one hour full body massage for as low as $20!
Though the waves can get a bit rough at Conchal, there is a nice reef at the northern end of the beach that’s good for snorkeling. You can find snorkel sets for rent all along the beach so you can swim with colorful tropical fish in clear water.
If you’re a scuba diver, Conchal is a great base to launch from to dive at some excellent sites. One site that is not too far are the Catalina Islands where you can see turtles, eels, manta rays and other underwater creatures.
I know Playa Conchal is so beautiful that you may not even think about visiting other beaches, but I definitely recommend it. All the beaches in Guanacaste are so different! Right next to Conchal is Playa Brasilito, the beach people have to cross if they are not staying at the Westin and it’s the complete opposite of the white shell beach.
Then just a 5 minute drive away is another white sand beach, Playa Flamingo. Or if you want to escape the crowds and have your own little beach paradise for a day, head down to some of the lesser known beaches such as Playa Mina or all the way down to Playa San Juanillo or Junquillal.
Golf isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but if it’s yours, then you have to tee off at the golf course inside Reserva Conchal. This championship 71 par course offers not only an awesome golf experience but excellent views of the tropical dry forests.
Some of the 18 holes in this golf course run alongside the beautiful Conchal beach and through the forests, utilizing the stunning Costa Rica scenery and landscapes. It was designed by notable golf course architect Robert Trent Jones Jr so you know the course is one of a kind!
You can rent golf clubs or use your own, just don’t forget the golfing essentials!
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Some other popular things to do are SUP, kayak and fishing. You can find boards and kayaks for rent on the beach as there are many locals promoting their tours. Whatever you do, you’ll have a great time at Playa Conchal!
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