Playa Conchal, Playa Conchal

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Along the shores of the Pacific Ocean lies Playa Conchal, a memorable shell-sand beach. With calm, crystal clear waters, the beach serves as the perfect destination for swimming and snorkeling. An array of marine life awaits you beneath the water, with the possibility of catching a glimpse of a stingray or other exotic creature. If you're feeling more adventurous, you can go deep-sea fishing or scuba diving, or participate in a number of other water sports. The beach also has a few areas suitable for a night of camping under the stars. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Playa Conchal holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Playa Conchal and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • We took a 10 minute walk to Playa Conchal from our hotel. The roads were narrow and the traffic was heavy and there were a lot of cars traveling on the sand at approaching the beach, however, once we ...  more »
  • It is horrible to go there to find that it has become a closed private area with access only from another beach two kilometres further north.
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  • Beautiful seashells and amazing water. It was such a nice view and fantastic escape during our ATV exploration. Well worth the day at the beach.  more »
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  • A beautiful beach which is more quiet and relaxed than more glamorous Tamarindo neighbor. Need to drive few hundred meters on unpaved road but not a major issue even with a basic car. There is a kind of informal parking with the self-appointed attendant who will guide where to park and will "watch" your car for 500 colones. The area near the parking is a little more crowded, there are some stalls with drinks and souvenirs. If are you not lazy, the best is t walk some 300-400 meters and than you to get to a serene area with very few people around, trees coming almost all the way to the water and a beautiful unspoiled beach. The water is much quieter compared to many other beaches around too, so it's good for swimming
  • The best one in the area. Not recomended for small kids.
  • Beautiful beach with options to rent chairs and shade from locals. One of the nicest beaches in Guanacaste.
  • It’s a beautiful beach!!! The sand is a little Shelly—hence the name of the beach (conchal=seashell in Spanish) but is not hard to walk on and you can find soft spots to sit on. The water is clear and calm, minimal waves - great for kids. You enter through Brasilito beach. You can rent chairs, umbrellas, a tent, and do water sports there. We were there on a Tuesday and it was not busy. Definitely recommend!
  • One of the best beaches in Guanacaste Cista Rica. It's truly a hidden gem. Its gets a bit busy during the weekends with the locals but during the weeks it's really quiet. You could rent a jet ski here for $80 for the hour and the water is very nice. When the tide is high this beach is good for kids since its shallow for a good distance but if the tide is low then shallow part is much smaller. In my opinion after visiting 7 beaches in the Pacific coast of costa rica I think this is the most beautiful one.
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