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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  • It is a very nice Beach, you can also swim very well in the Sea. He's not overcrowded, but still not necessarily a Must-See on a Costa Rica trip. There are no parking Spaces on Site, you have to park in the Neighbouring Village. Various private Individuals try to rip off the Tourists to take care of the Car. We finally paid 4 USD and then had to walk about 8 Minutes to Playa Conchal.
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  • This is one of the beaches that one says I Love Costa Rica Its crystalline Waters The rocky part how it is formed is impressive along the silver and seeing how a mountain makes the water change and the sand in so few meters definitely makes it one of the best
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  • Very Nice white beach with enough trees to be able to look up some shade. You can snorkel well and see a lot of beautiful tropical fish, ideal for a day of enjoying the beach, the sea and snorkeling
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  • Well definitely return to this are to explore more. Sat under the mangrove to hide from the sun. Lots and lots of shells to pick through on the beach. There is a great beach club here as a part of a resort hotel complex.
  • Nice beach. Best to park at Brasilito Beach near the fish market restaurant, pay about 4.00 for parking and walk to Conchal beach, about a 10 minute walk. Neat reef for snorkelling if the water is calm. Can rent a canopy and chairs for 20.00. The beach is unique and a must see due to the crushed shells making up the beach. Quite busy with tourists but a neat beach to hit.
  • A nice beach you have to walk into. You park to the north of the beach and walk down another beach, over a little rise and you drop right down to it. There people walking back and forth to and from the beach so it’s easy to find. The beach consists of broken sea shells, Millions of broken shells. once in the water it changes to sand. There is more of a under tow here than at Tamarindo Beach, so be cautious when swimming or wadding.
  • We enjoyed the resort, until our bill got massively messed up at the end of the trip. They double billed all of the services we used, then fixed the bill and billed us again, without refunding the first bill, essentially triple charging our stay. Really bad way to end the trip. They still have not fully refunded us.
  • Playa Conchal is the most beautiful of the Costa Rican beaches in Guanacaste. Sections of the beach are made entirely from soft seashells instead of sand. The islands and jetting rocks are symbolic of the tropical beauty that this area possesses. Playa Conchal is more popular among the locals with a smaller tourist presence than other resort beaches in the province.
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