As part of my travel writing career, I’m forced to endure touring facilities like the Westin Golf Resort in Playa Conchal on the Pacific shores of Costa Rica. Tough duty, but somebody’s got to do it!
My daughter accompanied me, and became a second photographer in the process, when we were shuttled around the property by Kevin, a tall, friendly young man who treated us to the royal tour.
The rooms were very nice, but was honestly the pool and the poolside services that sold me. Who hasn’t dreamed of swimming up to the bar, sitting on a stool firmly planted in the water and ordering a fruity drink – preferably with an umbrella on it. Of course, I’m a sucker for a pool, and the more luxurious the better.
The fabulous Reserva Conchal Golf Course, inaugurated in 1996 and designed by the renowned Robert Trent Jones II, brings a strong golfing contingent, but there’s truly something for everyone, with an entrance to Playa Conchal – a beach famous for its white sand, rocky tide pools and snorkeling opportunities. You can also ride a banana boat – which I highly recommend.
There are facilities and activities for family excursions, romantic getaways and even business conferences: pampering at the Spa, shopping at a small retail center, or eating at 7 different cuisine themed restaurants plus a barbeque pit – there’s something for everyone.
Shuttles will take you anywhere you want to go on the property, although the spacious grounds allow for a comfortable walk or even a workout run, if desired.
As an all-inclusive resort, this place will truly lend your life a bit of splendor, if you can afford the stay – which prohibitively expensive for me but might be just right for your budget. Check it out online!