Costa Rica might be best known for two breakfast staples – coffee and bananas – but more and more “breakfast balls” are being hit off the first tee at golf courses in this Central American country, thanks in large part, to high-end resorts being built on its pristine shores. One such luxurious Costa Rican getaway in the Guanacaste Province is the Reserva Conchal Beach Resort, Golf and Spa. Here we look at a few reasons why Reserva Conchal is one of Costa Rica’s most glamorous places to stay and play.

1. Golf

Designed by Robert Trent Jones II, the par-71 Reserva Conchal golf course stretches to more than 7,000 yards. Jones II smartly routed the course between the azure Pacific waters and lush greens of the neighboring tropical forest. The returning nines feature amazing ocean vistas with unforgettable holes meandering through tropical lakes, rugged ravines and ample elevation changes.

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2. History in the Making

Historically, no other golf course in Costa Rica rivals Reserva Conchal. In 2008, it hosted the region’s first international professional event, the Costa Rica TLA Masters. Notable professional golfers Jesper Parnevik, David Leadbetter and Hale Irwin have notched rounds here, and that list grew substantially in May when Reserva Conchal hosted the PGA TOUR Latinoamerica Essential Costa Rica Classic. The inaugural tournament – sponsored by the Costa Rica Tourism Institute – was the first-ever PGA TOUR event in Costa Rica, and the field consisted of 144 professional golfers from more than 25 countries.

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3. Life’s a Beach

Enjoy world-class dining, a state-of-the-art fitness center and the luxurious SPA by Westin, Costa Rica – all inside the 60,000-square-foot Reserva Conchal Beach Club. Dining can be enjoyed poolside or in private quarters, but you would be remised if you didn’t head to the Beach Club’s rooftop deck at dusk to see the beautiful sunset views.

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4. W is for WOW!

At Reserva Conchal, the letter “W” is synonymous with luxurious accommodations. The all-inclusive Westin Golf Resort and Spa, Playa Conchal sits on a pristine stretch of white sand and provides the ultimate in elegance – with personal concierge services at the Beach Club and sumptuous amenities standard of the Westin brand.

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In early 2019, the W Costa Rica – Reserva Conchal will open and place the Guanacaste Province among the elite in world-class destinations. The W will offer 151 guestrooms, and contemporary luxury touches and amenities such as a W Living Room lifestyle lounge, specialty restaurants, meeting space, a destination bar and lounge, an infinity edge pool and spa.

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5. “Happiest Country on Earth”

Several surveys have bestowed the title of “Happiest Country in the World” to Costa Rica. The World Happiness Report – yes, there is such a thing – tabbed Costa Rica the happiest in Central America and in the top-12 overall based on life expectancy, per capita GDP, perceptions of corruption and freedom to make life choices, and other factors.

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