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Playa Conchal, Shell Beach. This is what makes this beautiful bay so unique and special; it is made of millions of crushed shells, giving it a texture and a shine found nowhere else. It is soft to the touch, brilliant white, while the ocean is crystal clear. This exotic beach is located in the north of Guanacaste, on the Pacific Ocean. With its all year round sunshine and warm sea, it is hard to leave it and to find anything as wonderful. The abundant almond trees provide excellent shade and it is very easy to spend all day there forgetting about time, and just about everything else!
Conchal is perfect for swimming, there are no dangerous current there, and because the water is so clear, snorkeling is great, do not forget your mask! You will be rewarded with an incredible assortment of colorful tropical fish, and if you are lucky you may even spot a stingray!
To get to it, you must first go to Playa Brasilito as the two beaches are separated by Punta Conchal and then you need to walk from Brasilito to Conchal.
Playa Conchal is close to the popular Tamarindo and Flamingo, and it is possible to fly to the Tamarindo Domestic Airport followed by a taxi. If you are driving to Playa Conchal is very well known, probably because of the Paradisus Playa Conchal.
The resort stretches over 2400 acres of lush forest. It is more like a seaside village than a hotel, with its pretty paths, fountains, large pools, lakes and tropical gardens. This is the Top of the line as far as all inclusive is concerned, one of highest rated beach and golf resort of Central America. They call it worry free, indeed, those who can afford its prices have little to worry about; a resort of this caliber is not just for everyone. Less expensive hotels, cabinas as well as a couple of restaurants are to be found in Brasilito. If you are on a tight budget or feel adventurous, it is possible to camp near the beach.
If you are traveling by car, Tamarindo is only 6 kilometres away and offers a much wider range of places to eat. Should you be into playing Golf, take advantage of the Garra de Leon Golf course: Designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr, it is for serious golfers, and is considered to the best Golf Course of the whole of Central America. Its scenery and views over the Pacific and the abundant tropical fauna and flora are indeed hard to beat! Howler monkeys have been known the join in the game, while exotic and flamboyant birds fill the sky.
Playa Conchal is like a precious jewel, a gift of Mother Earth, unparalleled and magical. Don’t miss it!