Playa Conchal

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As far as beautiful beaches go, Playa Conchal on the Pacific northwest of Costa Rica is among the finest beaches anywhere in the entire world.  This little slice of heaven is nestled in a protected cove just south of the charming village of Brasilito.  The literal translation of the name Playa Conchal is “Shell Beach”.  Even so, it is difficult to find any shells on Playa Conchal.  The reality is that there really is no need for sandals at Playa Concha.  This is because with each step your feet sink deep into white talcum powder sand.  It literally feels like you are dancing on clouds…

Beach Details

Playa Conchal: Beach Details

So why the name “Shell Beach”?  Well, as you step into the water your feet will be surprised by a completely different sensation.  The fine white beach sand transitions to a course ocean floor made up entirely of pulverized sea shells.  The waves typically do not stir up this unique blend of heavy sand.  As a result, the water stays crystal clear.  In addition, the other benefit is the wonderful exfoliating effect the rough sand has on your feet.   Above all, the tickling soothes and reinvigorates the soles of your feet as you play in the calm waters.

A beautiful beach in a tropical paradise

First of all, the are plenty of broadleaf trees rimming Playa Conchal that offer a welcome respite from the sun.  Secondly, at the north end of the beach is a small reef that offers terrific snorkeling.  These calm protected waters are typically suitable for small children.  They can safely enjoy their first view of the fascinating marine world below.  Another benefit: the beach is not crawling with vendors trying to sell you trinkets.  You truly can experience peace and tranquility.  Lastly, between the sheltering trees and the surf are vast acres of sand that are suitable for all kinds of beach play.

Low traffic beach

It is practically deserted during the week which makes it a perfect place for a romantic walk with your favorite person.  So go ahead, take your sandals off and your sweethearts hand.  After that, soak up the warm sun while the waves gently lap your ankles.  You may even see flying fish or breaching rays as you stroll along this crescent shaped wonder.

There is nothing more relaxing than spending slow-time with your sweetheart, right?  Imagine no phones, no emails, no stress.  Should you be listening to music, read your favorite book, or simply enjoying a comfortable snooze?  Whatever your fancy, you will enjoy it while wrapped in the warmth and splendor that is Playa Conchal. 

For many, the waters of Playa Conchal, Costa Rica are a therapeutic mix of enveloping warmth and bliss. The beach itself is spotless and the waters are indeed crystal clear. Any locals you might happen along are genuinely friendly. This is easily the favorite beach of many travelers and locals in the area, and is one of the one of the most beautiful beaches of Costa Rica.


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