Late last year I had the pleasure of being invited to stay at the Westin Playa Conchal in Costa Rica to experience what they had to offer for weddings and honeymoons. I was excited to return to Costa Rica for the first time in over 7 years after visiting the destination for my honeymoon. This location had many amenities and conveniences, all wrapped up in a beautiful location that you really won’t have any reason to leave!
I love staying at Westin properties because they are part of Starwood Preferred Guest collection of hotels, which is now a part of Marriott as well. There are so many bonuses you can earn as an SPG member. If you’re reliable with a credit card, I definitely recommend signing up for something where you can earn SPG points to get free nights for your honeymoon or other travel. I’m all about those credit card reward points, y’all!
The Westin Playa Conchal is a beautiful, all-inclusive and eco-friendly property. It’s placed between the gorgeous forests and lovely beaches of the North Pacific Riviera of Costa Rica. The property is a secluded oasis that provides a luxurious feel while also incorporating local culture to give guests a memorable experience. Plus, the place just really isn’t bad to look at. Just have a peek for yourself:
The property has a variety of beautiful locations for your destination wedding, from the beachfront in front of their vibrant blue waters to a pristine green on their golf course. One major thing I noted about Costa Rica is that they get some of the most gorgeous sunsets you’ll ever see in your life! Just check out this personal photo I snapped on a sunset Catamaran Cruise:
Hashtag NO FILTER, y’all. Can you even believe?!
While staying at the Westin Playa Conchal, we had the pleasure of witnessing a real wedding setup that was truly fun and gorgeous! I hope to share more about the wedding with you soon, including photos and some info from the bride herself. In the meantime, here’s a few other things you should know about the Westin Playa Conchal:
- Sustainable Tourism Certification– a focus on being eco-friendly and carbon positive.
- 18 Hole Golf course on property
- Incredible spa with luxurious treatment options
- 4 Lighted tennis courts
- All meals and drinks included, including 24-hour room service
- On-site boutiques and gift shops
- Complimentary use of the gym
- Outdoor fresh water pool
- Exclusive Royal Beach pool for adults only
- 10 Restaurants to choose from, offering a variety of cuisines
- 5 different bars on-site to enjoy, including the Imperial sports bar & disco
- Westin’s signature Heavenly Bed
One thing I absolutely recommend when staying at the Westin Playa Conchal is staying in the Royal Beach Club portion of the property. This adults-only area of the resort is perfect for honeymooners who want to find an oasis of calm and luxury. Besides being kid-free, there are many other benefits to staying at the Royal Beach Club:
- Private club lounge with upgraded check in/out experience
- Complimentary coffee and beverage, happy hour cocktails and snacks
- Personal concierge service throughout your stay
- HEAVENLY bathroom amenities
- Private pool with concierge and bar service
- Exclusive breakfast and lunch service at the Royal Beach Club restaurant Faisanela
- Complimentary internet access
- Minibar and snacks in-room
- Premium liquor brands
If you’re interested in having a destination wedding at the Westin Playa Conchal and you’re inviting guests with kids, the property truly offers the best of both worlds. You can escape to the privacy of the Royal Beach Club and your guests with families can take part in the Family Club that offers amenities and activities for children. If you’re looking for a resort that offers a little bit of everything for everyone in a way that feels luxurious, Westin Playa Conchal definitely has you covered.
Photo by El Velo Photography
The property has over 400 guest rooms and can accommodate groups up to 800 people for events. Many of their destination wedding locations are perfect for small, intimate weddings of groups of 20 or less. Destination weddings can truly be budget savvy, especially if you have a smaller guest list. The best part? You can earn extra Starpoints when your guests stay on the property! Your guests will earn standard Starpoints on their stay, and you’ll earn 5,000 points for every 10 rooms booked, so you can actually earn rewards by having your wedding at a SPG property like Westin Playa Conchal. Basically, by having your wedding at this property, you could get a free honeymoon! Sounds pretty budget savvy to me.
If you’re considering a destination wedding, definitely give Westin Playa Conchal a look!
Editor’s note: Due to the pandemic, some of the general wedding planning advice we share may not be applicable or possible due to restrictions on events. Please adhere to all current regulations and stay safe and healthy! Get more pandemic wedding resources here.