The Costa Rica Westin Reserva Conchal Resort is one of the few all-inclusive style resorts in Costa Rica. At the Westin Costa Rica, you have a huge family-friendly swimming pool, multiple dining options, and the beach all at your disposal. Everything you need for an amazing all-inclusive Costa Rica experience can be found here at the exclusive Reserva Conchal.
We spent 3 days here and put together this Westin Costa Rica hotel review to help you decide where to stay when visiting Costa Rica! If you’re looking for Costa Rica travel inspiration, we also compiled a 1 week Costa Rica itinerary with all of our favorite sights.
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Westin Costa Rica All-Inclusive Resort Location
The Westin Costa Rica All-Inclusive Resort is conveniently located in the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica. The resort is a 1 hour drive from Liberia International Airport, which most guests will arrive at. Alternatively, if you arrive in the capital city San Jose, you will have at least a 4.5 hour drive, or you can take a 50 minute domestic flight to nearby Tamarindo.
The Westin Costa Rica is located in the exclusive Reserva Conchal. This private reserve is home to the Westin Resort, the W Costa Rica, luxury private residences, a golf course, and beach club. The area is extremely peaceful and quiet, full of the amazing Costa Rica nature, and has ocean views and sea breezes.
The Westin Costa Rica Resort does not provide shuttle service, however they can organize private transfer for you from Liberia, Tamarindo, or San Jose airports. Alternatively, taxis are readily available at the Liberia airport, however are estimated at $120 USD each way. If you don’t have a private transportation organized, a rental car is a great option. All major brands are located at Liberia International Airport, and having a rental car in Costa Rica is a great way to explore on your own. Both valet and self-parking are complimentary.
Westin Costa Rica All-Inclusive Resort Arrival
When arriving at the Westin Costa Rica, you will first have to enter the private grounds of Reserva Conchal. After confirming your reservation at the Westin, you will be let in at the entrance gates and given directions to the resort. It’s an easy 5 minute drive to the lobby at the Westin Costa Rica Resort.
As we arrived during COVID-19 times, safety precautions were in place such as hand sanitizers and all staff were wearing face masks throughout our entire stay, as were most guests except when at the pool or dining at a restaurant.
Check-in was completed quickly and easily, there is also a special line for those with Marriott Bonvoy elite status to make your experience as fast and efficient as possible. As the check-in area is in a separate building relatively far from the main resort area, you will then be taken with your luggage by golf cart to your room.
Westin Costa Rica All-Inclusive Resort Rooms
The rooms of the Westin Costa Rica Resort are located in multiple buildings set amongst the palm trees and lush greenery of Costa Rica. Each building houses 8 rooms, and are set around the main resort area such that they are all easily walkable to the restaurants and pool. If it’s raining or you would prefer not to walk, you can always call for golf cart service to wherever you want to go in the resort.
During our time at the Westin Reserva Conchal Resort, we stayed in a recently renovated Junior Suite with King Bed. There was more than enough space in the suite for all of our luggage, with a private bedroom area and open sitting area with comfortable seating and work station. The trademark Westin Heavenly bed, was downright heavenly and we slept fantastic. The bathroom was small, but perfectly functional and included a rainforest shower.
If you get hungry or thirsty while in your room, the Westin Costa Rica has a complimentary minibar in each room along with an in-room coffee machine. However, you will need to call to have them replenished during your stay.
Westin Costa Rica All-Inclusive Resort Amenities
The check-in area and lobby is a 10 minute walk up hill from the main resort area, however you only need to go there at the beginning and end of your stay, so it’s not an issue at all. The main resort area is anchored by the massive lagoon-style pool, which is one of the largest pools in Latin America. The pool is so large it has lounge chairs for everyone, and includes a swim-up bar, volleyball net area, “beach” area, as well as an island.
The main pool area is also right near the beach access to the beautiful Playa Conchal. When facing the water, if you go to the right the beach and sand area is limited as there are lots of trees right on the beach, however if you go left you will find more expansive sand. Note that like all beaches in Costa Rica Playa Conchal is a public beach, so bringing valuables is not recommended.
Surrounding the open walkways near the main pool and beach entrance are all of the dining options. You really are spoiled for choice here with Italian, Asian fusion, Latin, and more international cuisines.
With the Westin Reserva Conchal being an all-inclusive resort, it obviously includes all food and drinks, but also all non-motorized water sports, the Westin Kids Club, and nightly shows and entertainment.
While technically in the Reserva Conchal grounds, and not specifically in the Westin Costa Rica boundaries, just a short walk away is the Heavenly Spa by Westin. This spa area is definitely worth a visit as they have a beautiful outdoor relaxation area after using one of their many services.
You can also find a world-class golf course at Reserva Conchal, tennis courts, lots of walking and biking trails, and a beach club. Don’t forget to take a walk along the beach at sunset, we highly recommend it!
We hope that this Westin Costa Rica Resort review provides you with all the information you need to decide if this all-inclusive resort is right for you and your family when visiting Costa Rica.
Westin Costa Rica All-Inclusive Resort Dining
The Westin Costa Rica Resort is one of the few all-inclusive options in Costa Rica. This means that all meals, as well as drinks are included; as is 24-hour room service. Note that dinner reservations are required for the restaurants that serve a la carte.
The main restaurant and buffet is Mitra, open for every meal of the day. Here you can find a large buffet selection, perfect for those with families and young kids.
For lunch, one of our favorite options is Spirula Trattoria which serves delicious pasta and a large selection of wood-fired pizzas. We loved their pasta and pizzas so much we came back here multiple times.
Alternatively, quick lunch bites are available poolside at El Ranchito, and a mix of Costa Rican and American cuisine can be found at Caracola.
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For dinner, Manglar focuses on fresh seafood and salads and had a bright and beach-style design. If you are feeling like some Asian food, Bamboo offers a mix of Chinese, Thai, and Japanese meals. Lastly, you also have the option of Faisanella for dinner, which serves up a mix of international cuisine.
If you’re looking for a drink or two, all restaurants serve alcohol, as does the swim-up bar, the Bar Imperial with televisions for sports fans, and the lobby bar at the resort entrance. We found the all-inclusive food options to be diverse and quality similar to other all-inclusive resorts we have been to in Mexico at this price point.
Westin Costa Rica All-Inclusive Resort Conclusion
The Westin Costa Rica Resort at Reserva Conchal is a great family-friendly all-inclusive resort that caters to someone who likes to have everything included in one place. The food options provide lots of diversity, and the location in Costa Rica is excellent.
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Would you be open to helping me decide which restaurants to go to for dinner?
Hi Julie, we didn’t get a chance to try all of the restaurants for dinner, but our all-time favorite restaurant at the Westin was the Italian restaurant, Spirula Trattoria! We also enjoyed Bamboo. Hope you have a great trip!