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All around incredible vacation
Jan 30, 2023
We went to the Westin as a couples' getaway and it was incredible. The room was very nice and clean with our own private balcony. Service was amazing from the moment we arrived including our concierge Javi who helped us with all of our needs, and the pool butlers (especially Jairo!) who helped make sure we had drinks in our hand and food when we needed it by the pool. We did tip those who went out of their way for us and it seemed certainly appreciated, however I never felt obligated or expected to tip by any staff.
Reading reviews I saw comments of food being "okay", however I found each restaurant quite enjoyable with plenty of options for a variety of palettes and the staff always so friendly. I did send an email beforehand (just a few days) to get dinner reservations for the first few nights, would highly recommend to make it as smooth as possible. It was a beautiful setting with wildlife all around, and so peaceful because the animals (iguanas, monkeys, birds) pretty much kept to themselves.
We did do excursions off the resort thanks to Erik G (blue shirt at the beach, you can't miss him!). He set us up with two excursions, each one so smooth and the communication was excellent. We went to the rainforest/Rio Celeste, cacao/coffee plantation, sloth sanctuary and lunch with a gorgeous volcano view with our amazing host Yefry who made the day even more fun and took tons of pictures for us! We also set up a catamaran with the Lazy Lizard through him which was such a fun day in the sun with drinks, food, and some snorkeling/swimming in a quiet little cove with a beautiful sunset on the way back!
One thing I would say is there's not much to do in the evenings. Before dinner, there was entertainment of some sort by the Mitra Market which we always made an effort to see. However after dinner there wasn't much so we would walk or head back to the room, and found more benefit to early mornings than late nights. Not a negative for us, but just something I noticed.
Overall an incredible stay and we would certainly go back!!
Best all inclusive resort ever
Jan 30, 2023
The best all inclusive resort hands down, we traveled the world and this has to be the best all inclusive, super clean, family friendly the staff hours above and beyond . Thank you to all and to Steven the driver and Marcus the bartender. ??, this resort was the best
For a great time!
Jan 29, 2023
Great time and awesome food. Setting up trips are easy and you don’t need to set up ahead of getting here. Beach is open to public and has the feel of a private beach. Few people and many shells. Eric G in the blue shirt can assist with all tours. Come down and stay awhile. The Westin is wonderful!
Great trip at Westin and great adventure tours!
Jan 28, 2023
Had a great week at the Westin Conchal. It seems like most of the rooms are suites, very comfortable and spacious with a nice seating area outside. The grounds are very beautiful and well maintained and there are two pool areas - the general/family area is huge with lots of variety and a swim up pool bar. The adult pool is very separate and also has a swim up bar. The staff are super friendly and go out of their way. Opportunity to see local wildlife right at the resort e.g. howler monkeys.
Booked four private tours plus airport transportation with Andrei Caravan "The fun manager" at Conchalfun.com; he was really awesome. One trip was a fishing and snorkel boat trip with pickup literally on the beach right at the hotel. The others were all day zipline/horseback/waterslide/hot springs; visit to Tamarindo town with Sunset and all day Rainforest adventure tour - all with pickup from the hotel lobby.
Andrei took us for a couple of the trips, Ron took us on the Rainforest tour.
Everything was awesome, Andrei has a lot of local knowledge and patience; also unlike some of the other tours that seem to depart in a sometimes dilapidated bus these were private tours in late model Chrysler / Jeep 4x4 SUV's - very comfortable, safe and in great condition.
There was a lot of flexibility for customizations e.g. we took a short side trip to visit a cigar factory because I told Andrei I enjoy Nicaraguan cigars.
Another nice thing - no "surprises" on extras - everything was priced exactly as we were told in the initial email when we wrote him from the USA. And he didn't drag us through any tawdry souvenir shops that we didn't ask for as a lot of other tours like to do. No shortchanging on the time - it really was an all day trip with as much time as we wanted on all parts of the trip.
We got everything he promised and more; knowledgeable, skillful and English speaking guides and a great time to boot each time!
Can't wait to go again.