Conchal Beach (Playa Conchal) - Costa Rica

Conchal Beach is with out a doubt one of the most beautiful beaches in Costa Rica because of the white shells that cover it. The turquoise water is excellent for snorkeling. Many travel guides promote Costa Rica with photos from this stunning beach. Conchal Beach is located 1.2 kilometers from Playa Brasilito and 6.7 kilometers from Playa Flamingo. The beach consists of small white shells and that is where its name comes from. Shell Beach is the translation of Conchal Beach. The 1.5 kilometer long beach is shaded by trees and it is a wonderful beach for swimming and sun bathing.

In the dry season the sun shines between 11 and 12 hours, this is from the beginning of December until the end of April. Temperatures rise easily up to 26 Celsius in the coastal regions of Costa Rica. For golfers there is an 18 hole golf course, designed by Robert Trent Jones 2. The course is named Garra de Leon, the lions pawn.

A beach out of white shells...

The national parks in the area can be easily accessed for daytrips. The following parks are all less than a three hour drive away: Las Baulas National Park, Barra Honda National Park, Palo Verde National Park, Rincon de la Vieja National Park, Guanacaste National Park, Santa Rosa and Isla Bolanos National Park. Sportfishing and diving is also possible off Conchal Beach.

Conchal Beach on the map

Conchal Beach on the map

Facts about Conchal Beach, Costa Rica

  • Conchal Beach is located in the province of Guanacaste.

Driving times and distances

  • Distance from San Jose to Conchal: 267.4 kilometers respectively 166.2 miles.
  • Travel time from San Jose to Conchal: 5.24 hours.
  • Distance from Liberia to Conchal: 71.1 kilometers respectively 44 miles.
  • Travel time from Liberia to Conchal: 1.39 hours.