We chose the Conchal Hotel (based on the stellar TripAdvisor reviews) for our exotic getaway wedding with a dozen of our closest family and friends. Simon and Hilda handled everything for the ceremony and dinner reception, so it was just as much a surprise for us as it was for our guests. We had high expectations going in, and were thrilled to discover that even those were exceeded on every level.
The hotel itself is like a little piece of heaven, plopped down off the main road in Brasilito — a charmingly authentic little beach town. The pictures do not do the hotel justice. The "Rancho" is packed with character and is a wonderful place to grab a drink or a meal, and relax with friends or loved ones. The rooms, too, are comfortable and inviting, although we were too busy eating, exploring, and soaking up the sun to really enjoy the rooms. At night, the Rancho and hotel grounds are beautifully illuminated with light — and sometimes live music.
I can't say enough about the wonderful staff at Conchal Hotel, from Simon and Hilda on down. They are not only very friendly, warm people, but are willing to accommodate most every need. After months of correspondence with Simon and Hilda, arranging the details of the wedding, we felt as if we already knew them upon our arrival. But we left with true friends in Costa Rica.
We can't wait to celebrate many wedding anniversaries at the Conchal Hotel. Definitely a place worth going (back) to!