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Best All Inclusive Resort in Costa Rica with best beach?

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Best All Inclusive Resort in Costa Rica with best beach?

Planning on visiting Costa Rica and would like to stay at an all inclusive resort that has everything to offer. Looking at the Westin. It looks great online. Any suggestions?

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1. Re: Best All Inclusive Resort in Costa Rica with best beach?

Westin Conchal...in my humble opinion is the best AI in our country!

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2. Re: Best All Inclusive Resort in Costa Rica with best beach?

Hi Roadadvisor!

Is this the only AI Westin in CR? Also I read that it is going through a refurbishing. Any comments on that?

Thank you for all your advise.

Julie

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3. Re: Best All Inclusive Resort in Costa Rica with best beach?

our first visit to CR, would love to stay at AI first trip till we get the feel of it.

any new AI in CR?

hope to travel in October..

thanks,

Cheryl

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4. Re: Best All Inclusive Resort in Costa Rica with best beach?

Jules...Westin Conchal...is a huge resort...always somenthing new is going on...they just change management company...and become Westin...some works aaround pools and general maintanance...if you are planning to be here by December...everything is going to be just great...and ready for you guys...

Cheryl...maybe you can check RIU...is our newest AI...big resort...kind of La Vegas...style...but is huge...nice beach Matapalo...not much going on...about 30 minutes by car from Coco´s beach...the nearest town...

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5. Re: Best All Inclusive Resort in Costa Rica with best beach?

I stayed at the Westin 3 weeks after the refurbishment started. Didn't affect our ability to have a great time in a beautiful resort on a beautiful beach. The staff were very very helpful and friendly. I'd go back in a second. Pura vida!

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6. Re: Best All Inclusive Resort in Costa Rica with best beach?

I have heard a lot of negative comments about riu are they valid. Is the westin a better choice. Going in August

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7. Re: Best All Inclusive Resort in Costa Rica with best beach?

Hello! My fiance and I are looking into a honeymoon in Costa Rica this April. We are beach bums but looking for some adventure as well. We were impressed by the photos and reviews on The Westin Conchal Resort but neither of us are golfers. Is it still worth us looking into or can someone recommend another great honeymoon all-inclusive resort in Costa Rica?

Thanks!!

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8. Re: Best All Inclusive Resort in Costa Rica with best beach?

The Westin is in great shape and a good choice for AI in Costa Rica.

Not sure if the JW is still offering AI options, but for me in terms of luxury, beach and design, the Four Seasons and JW are the top big resorts, w/ the Westin coming in behind it.

The Hilton Papagayo is also well-run, clean rooms, good enough food. Beach isn't nearly as nice, but it is very calm.

After that I'd put the Occidental next, and finally the Allegro, RIU and Barcelo's picking up the rear.

The RIU is on a not-very-appealing bit of beach and had some major environmental and labor problems in construction

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9. Re: Best All Inclusive Resort in Costa Rica with best beach?

Check the reviews from travelers that have stayed at each! That will give you a better idea from a traveller perspective!

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10. Re: Best All Inclusive Resort in Costa Rica with best beach?

JW Marriott doesn't offer an AI for every market. Westin Playa Conchal is definitely on one of the premier beaches in the country and is up there in terms of the most upscale all inclusive resorts available. Los Suenos Marriott does offer an inclusive plan but there are some restrictions and their beach isn't as nice as Conchal but it is really centrally located for access to a lot of different activities (plus air into SJO is usually cheaper than LIR). The golf course at Conchal while a very nice one, isn't normally included in the rates unless they're running a promo with golf, and its not really part of the main resort area. Plenty of people go to the Westin and don't bother with the golf at all

I really do love the Hilton Papagayo though, while the beach is black sand, the food and sevice are top notch and they have some unpublished Jr Suite rooms with private plunge pools that are amazing for honeymooners. Its more intimate, and I think has more of the destination feel to it. If you were considering something on an EP/BP plan basis (something more local in style), you might consider Cala Luna and Bosque del Mar in the area

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