1. Enjoy the first carbon neutral paradise in Latin America
Reserva Conchal Golf Club 1st Hole
Are you worried about the planet’s health? We are too!
In 2015 Reserva Conchal became the first Latin American resort to be carbon neutral and we are thrilled to share this with you.
Climate change is a serious problem, caused primarily by the carbon dioxide released from burning fossil fuels like oil, coal, and gas. But there are things we can do about it — like choosing to go carbon neutral.
In 2014, after the first exercise measuring the Westin Golf, Resort & Spa, the Playa Conchal and the Golf Course Reserva Conchal operational carbon footprint, purpose and commitment to the extended certification were to establish carbon neutrality in 2016.
However, subsequently it was decided to go further and now we have become the first hotel and golf course in Central America to achieve Carbon Positive state, meaning that we do not only reduce and offset our emissions to achieve carbon neutrality but additionally we add an additional offsetting of 25%, achieving a positive balance,
We are glad to to be the first beach hotel in the entire Latin American region operating under the all-inclusive system, that manages to achieve a positive condition for its favorable balance in carbon emissions.
Carbon Neutrality extended certification covers all operations, services, and amenities offered by the The Westin Golf Resort and Spa in Cabo Vela’s facilities, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, including the spa and golf course. Both emissions of greenhouse gasses are included as well as the fixing or sinking of carbon that also occurs within this defined scope.
To have a positive carbon hotel is a great step towards a cleaner and better World and sets a powerful example for the planet.
2. Getting your food all sandy at the beach? Check this out
Imagine you are in a picnic in the beach and as you take a bite of your sandwich you’re suddenly choking on grains of sand that have somehow found their way into your beloved ham and cheese.
No matter how hard you plan and how many precautions you take, the sand inevitably ends up everywhere.
To prevent that situation keep these tips in mind to get the most out of your beach experience.
- Make a parchment paper wrap
- Pack water fug for hand washing
- Use a beach umbrella to block wind.
- Pack finger foods that don’t need your fingers
However, if you do not want to eat on the beach during your vacations, we have in Reserva Conchal fully furnished kitchen spaces. You can use our EXPRESS MARKET (additional cost) service to have the food items you select delivered to your door, and prepare something special in the privacy of your own residence.
How does the express market works?
You can provide our concierge with a list of groceries and we will ensure that you and your guests have everything you need to cook a meal in your private kitchen or kitchenette. We will even be pleased to stock your refrigerator before your arrival, if requested. Contact our concierge email@example.com.
Another option is to visit “Catalinas Restaurant”. It blends a sophisticated, modern and relaxed atmosphere with a host of international flavors. The professional kitchen staff has a keen sense of detail, preparing memorable dishes using only perfectly ripened fruits, full-flavored vegetables and quality meats!
Guests who reserve their stay through Reserva Conchal receive complimentary breakfast each morning at Catalinas, featuring local fruits and favorites like Gallo Pinto, along with fresh brewed premium Costa Rican coffee, pancakes and French toast. For lunch, they may return to enjoy an international à la cart (pay-per- item) menu highlighted by fresh ceviche, vegetarian options and desserts ranging from fresh ice cream to exotic fruit tartlets. For dinner, a variety of refreshing Mediterranean flavors are served from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.; remember reservations are required.
3. Top 5 festival in Costa Rica
Along with the natural wonders, volcanoes, pristine beaches, majestic rain and cloud
forests and the effervescent wildlife, Costa Rica also treasures one of the most diverse
and rich cultures in Central America. With plenty of festivals, carnivals and fairs this
tropical jewel offers a unique experience for anyone who wants to know..
If you want to discover why ticos are one of the most kind, light-hearted and cheerful
people in the world, you can't miss this 5 festivals that will show you the true spirit of Costa
1. Palmares Festival
Month: January 15-26
If you are coming to Reserva Conchal in January, you must visit Palmares Festival. With
duration of two weeks, Palmares Festival is one of the biggest and most popular
celebrations among locals.
From horse parades and rodeos to concerts, carnival rides, and the traditional Tico
bullfights -where no animal gets hurt-, this amazing festival has everything anyone can ask
2. Envision Festival
If you are into music and want to discover how traditional and modern Costa Rica sounds
like, you can't miss the Envision Festival.
One week in which unique art, eclectic music, authentic culinary experiences and yoga
come together to create one of the most liberating, fun and magical moments in your life.
Cultivate your mind and spirit in one of the most contrasting and exciting festivals in Costa
3. Los Diablitos Festival
Month: December and February
Translating as The Little Devils Festival, this one of a kind experience takes places in both
Boruka and Rey Curre, two of the villages where Brunka indigenous tribes reside.
Celebrating the victory of the Brunka tribe over the Spanish conquistadors by dressing as
ancient spirits, Los Diablitos Festival is an excellent opportunity to discover traditions,
costumes, and masks that date back generations.
4. Limon Carnival
Limon Carnival is one of the spiciest, cheerful and amusing experiences you will have in
Costa Rica. Celebrating the Afro-Caribbean cultures and traditions -along with all the
cultures that made Costa Rica a complex mosaic of traditions-, this festival is filled with
"Pura Vida", tropical rhythms, colorful and energetic comparsas and daring dances that will
charge you with positive energy for you mind, body and spirit.
5. Zapote Festival
Marking the end of the year with an authentic Costa Rican spirit, the Zapote festival is one
of the most traditional celebrations in the country.
Having one of the biggest rodeo competitions in Costa Rica along with live music,
traditional games and local food, Zapote Festival is the perfect place to be if you want to
start the year in the most exciting and electrifying way.
4. The health perks that await you in a steam room
We all deserve to relax and get pampered — and what better way to do this than by visiting a steam room or a sauna!
Not only do saunas and steam rooms increase the heartbeat and improve circulation, they also have multiple health benefits.
Keep reading and you will learn the top 10 health benefits of visiting this places.
- Relieves tension
- Reduces stress
- Clears the skin
- Aids in weight loss
- Opens the sinuses
- Remove toxins
- Treats cardiovascular diseases
- Promotes healthy blood flow
- Post-workout relaxation
- Encourage social interaction
We have in Reserva Conchal a sanctuary for your senses: THE SPA, featuring six private treatment cabins, a beauty salon, ladies and gentlemen’s steam rooms and relaxation lounges.
Restore spiritual balance and wellness to your life through an array of blissful treatments, which can be custom-designed by our certified therapists to meet your individual needs. Our powerful healing methods incorporate organic extracts and natural elements, such as local sea shells and relaxing coastal scents. Every element comes together to deliver an extraordinary experience that nurtures the body, soothes the mind and renews the spirit.
5. How to not miss your workout while on vacation (and not ruin your holidays)
Are you worried about stopping your workout routine during your vacations? You don’t have to, a vacation can be the perfect time to exercise. Keep your body fit by opening your mind to new ways of work out, some of the best include:
- Walking on the beach: Walking in soft sand is a killer workout and burns more calories than walking on flat ground.
- Beach volleyball: You can burn more than 150 calories an hour, depending on how hard you work.
- Surfing, swimming or snorkeling: Surfing is a total body workout that will challenge every muscle in your body. Snorkeling is a bit more leisurely, but you can add intensity by swimming a little harder.
- Bike rides: If you want to burn calories while practicing golf, though, carry your clubs and walk the course. You’ll burn around 200-300 calories per hour.
If you still prefer the idea of working out in a gym, don’t panic, in Reserva Conchal you will enjoy our state-of- the art gym, which features Cybex weight machines, free weights and cardio equipment with individual television screens. For guests who prefer one-on- one instruction, certified personal trainers are available by appointment. Yoga and Pilates classes are also offered at the rooftop deck on a weekly basis.
Available equipment includes:
- Recumbent Bikes
- Arm Extension and Curl Machines
- Fixed Bar Machine
- Lateral Pulldown Machine
- Overhead and Chest Presses
- Leg Curl, Extension and Press Machines
- Hip Abduction Machine
- Total Body Arc Trainers
- 45 Degree Back Extension
- Boxing Bags and Pear Ball Boxing
- Flat and Adjustable Benches
- Dumbbells and Olympic Weights (2.5 to 45 lbs.)
- Adjustable Garters
- Yoga Mats
- Pilates Balls