Unlike the many volcanic sand beaches of Costa Rica's Pacific Coast, Playa Conchal is made entirely of finely ground sea shells that wash ashore. Along this beach that Fodor's calls "picture-perfect," an upscale, all-inclusive resort is now offering rooms for 65% off current rates.
This $169 per person, per night deal is available for stays Aug. 15 - Oct. 31 at the 4-star Westin Golf Resort & Spa, Playa Conchal. For $10 more per person, per night, visit July 1 - Aug. 14. One child under 12 also stays free (reg. $85).
Amenities at this resort, where Frommer's says everything "is done on a grand scale," include an 18-hole golf course, eight restaurants, four bars and a discotheque.
As an all-inclusive resort, all taxes, meals, beverages (including alcohol) and non-motorized water sports are already factored into the price.
Located in the province of Guanacaste, the resort is about a three-hour drive from both Arenal Volcano and the Monteverde Cloud Forest.
Note: Rates are based on double occupancy.