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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  • Gorgeous beach to lay out, be unbothered , and enjoy the beauty that is Costa Rica! Gorgeous sunsets and a place to take photos  more »
  • Wow, what an ambiance for a massage! The area’s most beautiful beach and least expensive massages. I make it a point of visiting Conchal as often as possible on every visit for a beachside massage...  more »
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  • Absolutely stunning. Clear blue waters. Areas to snorkel. A bit of a walk since no direct access but totally worth it. Part of the beach is fully just shells. Friendly locals. Definitely recommend.
  • The best beach here in Costa Rica. Now you do have to park by Brasilito Restaurant But the parking was very safe there are security in the area you pay them a small Fee and they watch the car for you . we spent at least six hours on the beach and came back the car was absolutely safe and we never felt insecure or unsafe. Now you have to walk a ways over to the beach however the walk is worth it the beach is completely covered in shells hence the word CONCHAL which means shell in Spanish And I mean tiny little shells hundreds and thousands of them which they do hurt your feet but besides that the water is magnificently blue !!! you have options that you can rent a shelter with chairs that includes snorkel gear And the kayak for a very reasonable fee Which we did that and it was worth every penny because it gets very hot so you do need sun shelter and we thoroughly enjoyed the snorkel gear as we arrived early in low tide and were able to see many beautiful fish! There are locals that will sell drinks and souvenirs some even offered to go to the restaurants to fetch you food which is a great service because you do not even have to leave the beach and this provides locals a way to earn money by the way we ordered from BRASILITO ‘s and I would highly recommend the restaurant the food was absolutely delicious and they give you plenty if you are not a big eater I would even suggest ordering a rice or meat dish and sharing it as they give you a lot you may pay a premium for the delivery but it’s well worth it we also got a massage from Lydia who was amazing my beach trip here to Playa Conchal Was very memorable and one I will never forget I would recommend this beach to anyone anytime anywhere and I will definitely be back again!!!
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