Before visiting a foreign country, you must first understand a little about the geography and what locations will offer you the vacation you are looking for. Are you looking for a quiet beach for snorkeling, swimming and sunbathing? Do you prefer jungle hikes, horseback rides and ATV tours? Maybe you are looking for a colorful city with shopping, sidewalk cafes and cultural entertainment. Some of you don’t really know what you would prefer and would like a little of it all. Well Costa Rica can offer you every option if you know where to go.
There are seven provinces in Costa Rica: Guanacaste, Alajuela, San Jose, Heredia, Limon, Cartago and Puntarenas. Each one offers a different experience in its customs, environment, activities and nature. Most tourism is centered around Puntarenas, Alajuela and Guanacaste. When you have settled on a province, you must then choose where in the province to go and what activities you would like to enjoy during your stay. For the inexperienced tourist, Playa Conchal in Guanacaste offers the perfect blend of comfort, amenities and exotic wonder.
With long stretches of sugar white sand and soft clear waters lapping the shore, relaxing on a quiet beach was never so enjoyable. Four kilometers of warm waters lay waiting for swimming, snorkeling or paddle boarding year round. Dense jungle provides a lush backdrop filled with the sounds of the tropic as winds whistle through the palms and the Long-tailed Manakins call from within. This is truly a beach vacation spot.
For those of you who want a little pampering and luxury on vacation, Playa Conchal is also home to top of the line resorts and private residential areas with fine dining and spa treatments. A quiet day on one of the finest golf courses in the country can be had at Reserva Conchal on an 18-hole course designed by Robert Trent Jones II. If he’s on the course and it’s not your preferred afternoon, head to the Beach Club and Spa for a little personal indulgence.
To soak in the exceptional views around you take a bike ride down the coastal road. Bring your camera and you have a day’s exercise complete with a full tour. If a rarer moment is preferred, head to the beach and go for a horseback ride at sunset. Nothing feels more natural or more beautiful. Perhaps you’ll see a humpback whale breaching in the distance as the soft pink of daylight disappears.
There are also many tours you can take to head inland and see the raw jungle and take a peek at the local wildlife. You may choose ATVs or zip lines. You may choose spas and golf. You may spend every day lounging on white sands under a palm tree. No matter the vacation you’re searching for, Reserva Conchal in Costa Rica will surpass your expectations and leave you with memories to share for years ahead. Or perhaps it will become more with many residential options that can turn a week into a lifetime.
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