The Westin Costa Rica Day Pass: Full Guide

The Westin Reserva Conchal in Playa Conchal offers a luxurious stay for $700 per night or a day pass for $130. The pass grants access from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. to amenities like the renowned Guanacaste beach, jacuzzi, private pools, and park. It includes meals, snacks, and up to 10 alcoholic beverages.

Westin is a luxury all-inclusive resort and spa in Costa Rica’s North Pacific Riviera, 15 minutes’ drive from Tamarindo Beach. A night here costs about $700, but day-pass tickets are also available.

Unfortunately, I didn’t manage to stay as long as I wished at this resort. I was able to use the day pass, and it was a bittersweet decision. The beach access, sparkling pools, and food were the best highlights of my one-day stay, but deciding to go to the spa turned the whole thing sour.

In the rest of this article, you will learn all you need to know about the Westin Costa Rica all-inclusive resort day pass, including its price, how to obtain it, and the access to amenities it provides.  If you want to read our full review of the property and see photos of the entire place, head on over to this page.

Key Takeaways

Are you too busy to read the entire article? Here’s a bird’s-eye view of what you need to know about the Westin Resort Costa Rica Day Pass:

  • The Westin Costa Rica Day Pass is valid from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • The current price, as of this writing, is $130 for adults, with a $100 credit towards food and beverages and $30 towards access and use of facilities.
  • The day pass price for kids (5–12 years old) is $60, with a $50 credit and a $10 access fee.
  • Your day pass includes food, drinks, wristbands, a schedule, golf cart rides, pool towels, beach amenities, bar access, and dining options.
  • We confirmed that they don’t offer day passes during the high season.

The benefits of a day pass at the Westin Reserva Conchal are significant.

I understand that many people struggle to understand what exactly comes with a day pass at Westin, as much of the information is unavailable online and must be obtained at the reception.

So, if you buy a day pass, here’s what you can enjoy:

  1. The pass includes all your food and drinks (I recommend you come with money for tips).
  2. They’ll give you wristbands when you buy the tickets at the reception.
  3. You’ll also get a schedule for the day and a map of the area.
  4. You can hop on a free golf cart to get around.
  5. They’ll give you passes to get towels by the pool.
  6. Even though the beach is public, the resort can set up chairs and umbrellas for you (remember to tip!).
  7. You can go to the bar for drinks, use the outdoor showers, and use the restrooms.
  8. As you leave the resort for the beach, you might find locals offering tours, services, and souvenirs.
  9. The schedule lists the opening hours of the resort’s various dining establishments.

 

PRO TIPS:

  • The resort pass does not include the tours.
  • Mitra Market is a food court that caters to large groups with varying dietary needs.
  • It’s best to arrive early at the resort to make the most of your day pass, avoid the hot sun, and find shaded spots.

When we went, we had a big breakfast, spent the morning at the beach, had a big lunch, relaxed at the pool and swim-up bar in the afternoon, and had one more meal before leaving.

How to obtain a Day Pass at the Westin Reserva Conchal

You can go to the front desk to get the day pass for The Westin Resort. They might initially quote a price higher than $130, but if you have a prior response from their Instagram customer chat confirming the actual amount, you can show it to them, and they’ll honor that price.

The Westin all-inclusive resort day pass in Costa Rica costs $130 for adults, which includes a $100 credit for food and beverages and $30 for access to facilities. For kids aged 5 to 12, the day pass price is $60, which includes a $50 credit and a $10 access fee. 

You don’t need to be concerned about waiting in lines or dealing with long processing times. At least during my visit, there weren’t any issues with getting day pass tickets.

Some people may tell you that they bought the day pass tickets online, but I strongly recommend that you get them at the hotel’s reception.

What I Found Disappointing About the Day Pass at Westin Resort

 

One downside to spending a day at Westin with the day pass ticket was that we paid $200 for a spa treatment, which took us two hours away from enjoying the resort. Also, they stuck to the 5 p.m. closing time. However, the spa experience was absolutely fabulous.

Another thing to note is that although everyone was friendly, as a day pass holder, I didn’t receive the same level of service as those who were staying overnight.

It felt awkward every time they asked for my room number, and I said I was a day pass holder.

There are still many pros and cons to visiting this resort, and I’ve taken my time to document many of them in this separate article. You might want to read it to get all the heads-up you need.

Wrapping Up: Is the Day Pass at Westin Resort Worth It?

I highly recommend getting a day pass at The Westin Reserva Conchal, an all-inclusive golf resort and spa, especially if you want to experience the pleasures of a resort but only have a day to spend.

I had a fantastic time there, relaxing on the beach and by the two infinity pools, participating in activities like spirit tasting and deer spotting, and just enjoying myself with my husband.

If you’re in Playa Conchal, this is a lovely resort to consider.

 

PRO TIP:

  • Remember to call ahead to make a reservation (it’s required for security to let you onto the property grounds), and you can pay when you check-in.

The bottom line is that the amount for the day pass ticket at the Westin all-inclusive resort is a bit pricey, but having everything included for one day is really lovely.

Your experience might vary, but my husband and I found it worth it.

 

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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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