Paradisus Playa Conchal all-inclusive hotel is located in the Guanacaste Province in Northwest Costa Rica. Tucked away in an area known for its natural beauty, this hotel and its casino are both popular destinations for international tourists.
The beaches in this part of the country are exceptional. The closest beach to Paradisus Playa Conchal is Punta Conchal (a popular “shell-sand” beach), which is a 10-minute drive through the town. Other nearby attractions include the Vandera Hot Springs (fueled by active volcanoes), Santa Rosa National Park, The Congo Canopy Tour, and Sleepy Cove.
Liberia Airport is the closest that services this part of the country and it offers international flights. It will take you about an hour and a half to get there as it is over 70 km away. You can either rent a car or use a taxi. The hotel also has special packages that offer shuttle services to and from the airport.
The casino requires guests to be fully clothed (no beachwear) and you will need to cover up any bathing attire with semi-casual dress wear. Identification will be asked upon entry to the casino; one must be older than 18.
The gaming floor is on the smaller side compared to other casinos in Costa Rica. It is located inside the hotel premises and is not necessarily considered the main attraction. They have a single room that houses both their electronic games and few table games. Jazz Casino is open 24/7 but dealers only open the table games in the afternoon at 5 PM.
The most popular games at Jazz Casino are their roulette and craps tables. These tables are often full in the evenings. What brings most people to Paradisus Playa Conchal is the access to the all-inclusive resort. It was one of the first all-inclusive resorts in Costa Rica and allows guests to enjoy accommodations, dining, drinks, and amenities without having to worry about separate payments. They have a large selection of on-site restaurants and bars and their sports viewing area is made up of a few HD TVs.
There are no high limit games at Paradisus Casino. The highest limit game can be found at one of their blackjack tables.
The table games are in limited supply at Jazz Casino Conchal but the games that they do offer are active most nights. The games available are roulette, craps, blackjack, and poker.
The roulette table is traditional and the most popular game at the casino; it offers the American Roulette variety with its infamous double zero. Craps is the other popular table game and is located in the center of the gaming hall.
Blackjack is based on the standard variation but has a few added Costa Rican elements. They have instructions for those unfamiliar, but the changes are mostly limited to the orientation of bets. This game includes the highest betting limits in the casino and one of the blackjack tables require a minimum bet of $5 and allows a maximum of $25 per hand.
Caribbean Stud Poker is the only poker variety on offer and they have a single table. There is no minimum bet at this table and gamblers can bet a max of $5 per hand.
There are around 25 slot machines encircling the table games. They only provide slot machines of the video reel variety. The machines are grouped into different betting categories, with bets ranging from $0.10 to $5. Select machines allow gamblers to vary their bets, while most offer single denominations.
The resort’s hotel is the main accommodation at Paradisus Playa Conchal’s Casino because of its luxury and optional all-inclusive services. There are over 500 rooms available and they come in different sizes as well as offering different resort packages.
The standard all-inclusive experience at Paradisus Playa Conchal Hotel will cost you about $450 per night. Although expensive, this package includes various amenities and dining. They do offer rooms for rent without needing to choose their all-inclusive package. These rooms range from $75 – $150 a night.
The amenities available include WiFi, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, air-conditioned rooms, hot tub, spa, fitness center, golf course, and various restaurants and bars.
There are 10 restaurants and various bars scattered throughout the Paradisus Playa Conchal Resort property. These restaurants offer various cuisines and can be enjoyed at different times of the days. The most popular of these restaurants are:
Bamboo is an Asian-style restaurant and offers dishes from East and South-East Asian countries. This restaurant is only open for dinners from 6 PM. You can wear casual resort attire.
Catalinas is their signature restaurant and has some of their most popular dishes. It is only open for dinner and requires guests to dress slightly more elegantly than they would at the other restaurants.
Faisanela is the Italian restaurant at Paradisus Playa Conchal and a popular choice among guests. It is open all day and only closes for a few hours between breakfast, lunch, and dinner services.
*It is important to note that reservations are required at all of these restaurants.