Experience Costa Rica’s diverse landscape
Holidays to Costa Rica have a dramatic diversity about them – from majestic volcanoes and tropical forests to soft pearlescent sands and deep ocean waters. On Playa Conchal holidays, you’ve got the opportunity to experience nearly all the best parts of the country. The protected land and waters of Las Baulas National Marine Park are 30 minutes from Playa Conchal where you’ll see birds, crocodiles and sea turtles. Arenal is another stellar area with rainforests, waterfalls, hot springs and Arenal Volcano. Diamante Eco Adventure Park has an interesting mix of high-adrenaline activities like zip-lining and horse-riding, as well as an animal sanctuary.
Try a range of watersports
Take advantage of Playa Conchal’s clear, warm waters and try your hand at snorkelling. It’s easy to hire equipment from local vendors. The waves can be a little strong, so for the best conditions head to the northern end of the beach. Here, you’ll find a reef teeming with colourful tropical fish – and you may even spot the odd stingray. If you prefer to be on top of the water, hire jet skis. You can either take one out on your own or have a guided tour. Some beaches along the coastline are only accessible via boat, so a jet ski gives you unparalleled freedom to explore. If you drive to Tamarindo, you can book surfing lessons or hire boards for the day.
Play golf in gorgeous settings
Golf fans will love Playa Conchal holidays. The warm weather, blue skies and cool ocean breeze create the perfect playing conditions. The Garra de Leon Golf Course sits adjacent to the beach, and it’s thought to be one of the best golf courses in Central America. You can play on this championship course while admiring the views over the Pacific coast. On the other side is a tropical forest where you can see – and hear – the resident howler monkeys. Even if you’re not a big golf player, it’s worth heading over to the course for its spectacular scenery and unique animal visitors.
Experience the delights of Nicaragua
If you fancy a bit of country-hopping, Playa Conchal is a great base for it. You can take a tour into neighbouring Nicaragua very easily, and you’ll get to see all the highlights of its southern regions. From live volcanoes to discount souvenir shopps, the stops are varied. The small town of Catarina gives you stellar views of Laguna de Apoyo, a volcanic lake. Then there’s the Masaya market where you can pick up high quality leather goods for very little money. Tours also include a boat ride over Lake Nicaragua and a brief trip around Granada to see its striking colonial architecture.
Head out to the Pacific Ocean
With the Pacific right on your doorstep, you can choose from ocean-based activities like snorkelling, scuba diving and deep-sea fishing. There are places in Guanacaste where you can take your scuba diving certification if you don’t already have it. If you are qualified, you can sail out to the Las Catalinas islands. It’s one of the best spots in the region for scuba diving, and you’re likely to see turtles, manta rays, large fish and sharks. Playa Conchal is a great area for deep-sea fishing too. There are a few different charters in the area or you can head to the bigger towns for more choice. You’ll have the opportunity to catch fish like grouper, snapper and wahoo.
Holidays to Playa Conchal are relaxed, quiet and dream-like. The glow from the unique beach is hard to forget, and you’ll spend most of your holiday entranced by the dance of light across the coast. Once you’re ready to explore the area, there’s plenty to do. Whether it’s getting to know the marine life or riding horses through tropical rainforests, you’ll love every second of holidaying in this paradise.