Costa Rica has dozens of gorgeous beaches, but what makes Playa Conchal so special? In one word, location. Playa Conchal is virtually cut off from the rest of the world. This is because to get there you either have to walk along the shore from the adjacent fishing village of Playa Brasilito or be a guest at the Westin Golf Resort and Spa. Although it does take a bit of effort, once you arrive, you’ll be glad you did. But more than that, it is idyllic because part of the white sand beach is made up of tiny shells. You’ll never see another like it. Situated between two rocky points, Playa Conchal has calm, aquamarine water, which is great for swimming.