W Resort Costa Rica Day Pass: Price, Amenities, and How to Buy Tickets

Like many all-inclusive resorts in Costa Rica, W Costa Rica—Reserva Conchal offers day passes. For a fee, you can spend the whole day at the resort, enjoying the pool and spa like any other guest.

You get access to the beach, fine dining, an infinity pool, a day spa, and a golf course without lodging at the hotel resort, which would have otherwise cost you $800.

I didn’t stay at the hotel myself. Instead, I rented a house nearby in Santa Cruz and visited the W Resort during my time in Playa Conchal. But finding information about those day passes online was a hassle. They don’t really put much of it out there. I had to go to the front desk and ask about the price and what you get with it.

If you’re interested in getting a day pass at W Resort, this article is here to help. I’ll tell you how much it costs, what you can expect, any drawbacks to watch out for, and whether it’s worth it for a day trip.

Key Takeaways

  • The day pass at W Costa Rica Resort costs $120 per adult, $100 of which can be spent on food and drinks while you’re at the resort. The day pass costs $60 for kids.
  • It gives you access to the pools, the white-sand beaches, and the kids’ club, and it even provides sand toys for the children to play with on the beach.
  • You will have to purchase tickets at the reception.
  • The day lasts from 9 a.m. . to 5 p.m..
  • It’s definitely worth the money, especially if you’re into hiking, because they’ve got lots of trails, and they’ll shuttle you to and from them.

Costa Rica: Reserva Conchal  Detail

LocationReserva Conchal, Guanacaste Province, Santa Cruz, 50308, Costa Rica
Ideal forFamilies with kids.
Contact+506 2654 3600
WebsiteWebsite
Social MediaFacebook, Instagram
Budget per nightAbove $800
Rating4.5/5 on TripAdvisor.

What Are the Benefits of the W Resort Day Pass?

The W Reserva Conchal has two pools (one for adults only), a spa, a fitness center, beach cabanas (for rent), lounge chairs by the beach, a kids club, and a golf course. When you obtain the ticket for the day pass, you will have access to the following amenities within the W resort:

  • Outdoor resort-style pool
  • Hot tub
  • Pool and beach lounge chairs (first come, first served)
  • Poolside service with food and drinks available for purchase
  • $35 food and beverage credit per adult and $15 credit per child for Azul Grill and Azul Pool Bar
  • Complimentary wifi
  • Complimentary self-parking and valet parking for $10

Meanwhile, there are complimentary outdoor activities, such as stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, boogie boards, bikes, etc., that you have to pay for to enjoy.

How to Obtain a W Resort Day Pass

Getting a day pass for W Resort is pretty straightforward. The easiest way is to head to the front desk, but bring a valid photo ID with you for check-in. If you prefer to plan, you can also buy your pass online. Platforms like ResortPass cater to day-pass seekers, making securing your spot in advance convenient.

But I recommend doing it in person so they can explain to you if there are other special offers you might want to consider.

The prices for day passes at W Resort (at the time of writing) are $120 per adult ($100 of that can be spent on food and drinks while you’re at the resort). For kids, the day pass costs $60.

What I Didn’t Like About the W Resort Day Pass

While you’ll only get to enjoy the fullness of the resort when you lodge at the hotel, there are still some things I expected to be standard, even as a day pass ticket holder.

For example, there’s only one restaurant for breakfast (Cocina de Mercado), and they seat you without mentioning that the buffet costs $84 per couple. I suggest ordering from the menu instead.

PRO TIP:

  • It was upon my second day’s visit to the W Resort that I learned about many other restaurants in the area, such as Latitud 10° Norte, a fine-dining dinner restaurant; Zona Azul Beach Club for ceviche and patacones; and The Living Room for happy hour cocktails.

I’ve also heard some not-so-great reviews about lodging at the hotel itself, but that doesn’t apply if you’re just buying the day pass. To be fair, the staff, especially the golf cart attendants, were incredibly friendly and efficient. This is unlike our experience with day passes at other resorts in Playa Conchal, where they look down on day pass ticket holders.

Is the W Resort Day Pass worth it?

Going on a day pass trip to the W resort is worth it. The trails there are fantastic for hiking and trail running, and there are also flat surfaces if you prefer regular running. The beach club is excellent, with easy access to the beach, and the spa, which is located right in the beach club, is top-notch.

Even if you’re not usually a fan of resorts, considering what you’re paying, it’s worth taking advantage of everything the W resort in Costa Rica offers for the day pass.

Meanwhile, if you’re staying around the W resort, there’s a bit of nightlife in Potrero, which is closer to the resort.

Check out the area around the brewery. Even closer to the W, there’s BOA (Brothers of Ale), a microbrewery that sometimes has live music.

But if you’re looking for a wilder scene, like nightclubs, then Tamarindo is the place to go.

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Born in California, Michelle traveled extensively through the USA and Europe before moving to South Florida during the pandemic. Her career in Marketing has taken her all across the world. Her favorite country is France but she'll never turn down a beach vacation!

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