I recently enjoyed staying at the Casa Conde Beach Front Hotel during my latest visit to Costa Rica. This all-inclusive resort is tucked away along a beautiful, quiet beach and offers a range of amenities and features that cater to guests seeking relaxation and adventure. The property has a flat and compact layout, making an easy time of walking around and exploring all that this resort offers.
I found the rooms spacious and modern, with high-end finishes that added a touch of luxury to my stay. Two large pools were available: one was designed for peace, while the other was geared towards activities and entertainment. The food at the onsite restaurant received good reviews, and I can personally attest to the delicious meals I enjoyed during my time there.
Aside from the beautiful surroundings and comfortable accommodations, the Casa Conde Beach Front Hotel offers a kids’ club, activities, a full pool bar, and a small fitness center, ensuring every guest can find something to suit their interests. Free parking and Wi-Fi only add to the convenience and enjoyment of staying at this beautiful hotel in this fantastic resort.
So, here is our full Casa Conde Beach Front Hotel review. As you can probably tell already, it’s going to be pretty favorable!
Location and Accessibility
When I visited Casa Conde Beach Front Hotel (CC Beach Front Hotel Papagayo), one of the first things that stood out to me was its location in the beautiful Playa Panama (Panama Beach) area of Costa Rica’s northwestern Guanacaste region. I found the surroundings serene and low-key, perfect for a relaxing getaway.
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CC Beach Front Papagayo Proximity to Liberia
The CC resort is conveniently located near Liberia Airport, which is essential for those flying into the region. It’s only about a 30-minute drive from Liberia International Airport or Daniel Oduber Quirós International Airport (LIR), and this proximity makes it simple and hassle-free for visitors like me to reach the hotel quickly after a long flight.
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Perfect for visiting Coco Beach
Another great feature of Casa Conde’s excellent location is its proximity to Coco Beach (or Playa Coco), a popular tourist destination known for its atmosphere and diverse activities. From what I experienced, it’s roughly a 20-minute drive from Playa Hermosa and Playa Panama to Coco Beach, making it easy for guests who’d like to explore the area’s best beaches.
The stunning beauty of the pristine beach and peaceful town made my stay at Casa Conde unforgettable. Because the hotel’s location is pretty remote, renting a car or using a taxi was my preferred choice for getting around and visiting the local points of interest.
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Ocean View Rooms
During my stay at Casa Conde Beach Front Hotel, I was particularly impressed by the Ocean View Rooms. These rooms offer fantastic views of the beautiful Playa Panama, giving a relaxing atmosphere for guests. The rooms are spacious, modern, and well-equipped with air conditioning, a minibar, and a flat-screen TV.
I also had the chance to take a look at the Master Suites. These luxurious suites offer even more space and comfort for guests, with each master suite featuring a separate living area, a fully-equipped kitchenette, and a private balcony to enjoy the property amenities’ stunning beach views fully. The Master Suites unquestionably provide a higher level of comfort for those looking to indulge during their stay.
It’s worth mentioning that Casa Conde also has some older rooms, which might not be as modern as standard rooms in the Ocean View and Master Suites. Despite their age, they were still comfortable and clean. These newer rooms are a more budget-friendly option for those who don’t mind slightly outdated decor.
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Casa Conde Amenities
As a guest at Casa Conde, I made good use of the complimentary Wi-Fi provided throughout the resort. The connectivity was reliable and fast enough for me to browse the internet and stay connected with friends and family back home. Considering the resort’s remote location, this free wifi was a nice added touch to my stay.
Beach Front Access
You are steps from the beach at this incredible all-inclusive resort. This is a great amenity, as some all-inclusive resorts are isolated and tucked away from the beach. You really couldn’t get any closer to the beach from Casa Conde.
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At Casa Conde Beach Front Resort, there are several delicious dining options for guests to choose from. With various settings and cuisines, you’ll never run out of meal options.
Al Fresco Dining
My favorite dining experience at Casa Conde was the al fresco dining. I loved the beautiful weather and breathtaking ocean views while enjoying my meal. The beachfront fine-dining restaurant offers local and international cuisine for breakfast and lunch, with individually-wrapped food options for added safety and satisfaction.
The swim-up bars are an excellent choice for those who prefer to stay close to the water and unwind. I loved being able to swim up to grab a refreshing drink without having to leave the pool, making the overall pool experience even more relaxing and enjoyable.
As expected, the resort specializes in seafood dishes that are both flavorful and fresh. Some standout dishes I tried included ceviches, grilled fish (I loved the grilled marlin), and succulent shrimp – all prepared using fresh, high-quality ingredients and expert techniques. The menu also offered plenty of options for non-seafood eaters, so there were options to suit all palates.
Overall, the dining experiences at Casa Conde Beach Front Resort surpassed my expectations with options, settings, and cuisine.
Activities and Tours
When I stayed at Casa Conde Beach Front Resort, I discovered this all-inclusive hotel had many activities and tours that allowed me to enjoy the beautiful surroundings and the local wildlife. I’ve previously spent lots of time in Costa Rica, particularly this area, but the staff was super accommodating to help find new excursions for me to embark on.
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Wildlife and Bird Watching
Costa Rica has one of the most biodiverse ecosystems on the planet and Casa Conde is no different. The resort is teeming with wildlife, and I was especially excited by the opportunity to observe howler monkeys and numerous species of birds in their natural habitat.
During my stay, I encountered a few birdwatching tours led by knowledgeable guides who pointed out endemic species and shared information about their behavior.
The chance to spot howler monkeys on the property left a lasting impression on me. These incredible creatures amazed and endeared me with their unique calls and acrobatics among the trees.
I was never bored at Casa Conde, thanks to the wide range of outdoor activities. From horseback riding and mountain biking to jet skiing and beach volleyball, there was always something fun and exciting to participate in.
For those seeking more adventure, the resort also offers eco-tours and helicopter/airplane tours, providing remarkable views of the surrounding landscapes.
The two large pools were the perfect place to relax, with one poolside bar and room designated for quiet time and the other for organized activities. Although the resort’s fitness center was small, I appreciated its accessibility and convenience.
During my stay at Casa Conde Beach Front Hotel, I noticed that their beer and cocktail offerings were plentiful, catering to numerous tastes.
For beer lovers, they had a decent range of local and international beers available. Costa Rican favorites like Imperial and Pilsen were always on hand, as well as a few popular international options. As a fan of trying local delicacies, I appreciated this touch.
I also found that their liquor selection was quite extensive. They offer a variety of spirits, including whiskey, vodka, rum, and gin. The bartenders were skilled and capable of crafting a wide range of classic cocktails and creative house specials. I was particularly impressed by the selection of local rums, which I found both smooth and flavorful.
The wine list at Casa Conde Beach Front Hotel is also noteworthy. They have a carefully curated selection of wines available by the bottle or by the glass. The offerings included various reds, whites, and rosés from across the globe – a good collection that could quickly satisfy oenophiles and casual wine drinkers alike.
Overall, I was pretty satisfied with the beverage selection offered at this resort. From beers and liquors to wines, they ensured all guests could find something to their taste. It made my stay all the more enjoyable and indulgent.
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During my stay at CC Beach Front Hotel, I found multiple options for transportation to and from the hotel. In my previous visits to Costa Rica, renting a car with RentalCars.com was an excellent choice for exploring the surrounding areas and allowing me to travel at my own pace. Several car rental companies are nearby, making finding the perfect vehicle an easy task.
For those who prefer not to rent a car, the resort offers a shuttle service to take guests to nearby attractions and restaurants. Additionally, taxis and private shuttle vehicles are readily available, providing other options for getting around, as you can see above from outside Liberia International Airport.
Public transportation is another alternative for those looking to save money or travel like a local. Buses frequently run through the area, and several bus stops are within walking distance of Casa Conde Beach Front Resort.
Suppose you plan on partaking in any excursions or activities during your stay. In that case, it’s worth noting that many tour operators provide transportation as part of their all-inclusive packages, making it convenient to access these experiences without needing to arrange separate transportation.
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During my stay at Casa Conde Beach Front Resort, I had the pleasure of experiencing a few unique moments that made my visit memorable. The resort is close to multiple national parks, making it an ideal location for nature enthusiasts like myself. One of my favorite experiences was observing local wildlife, including a rare sighting of an owl.
Another unforgettable experience was the black sand beach. The stunning ocean views, private bathroom, beachfront dining, and the unique black sand beneath my feet made for an incredibly relaxing and picturesque setting. I also appreciated the availability of beach towels and sun loungers, making it easy to enjoy my time by the ocean fully.
I also took advantage of the spa services offered at the resort during my stay. The massages and body treatments left me feeling rejuvenated and pampered. The serene atmosphere of the spa, combined with the skill of the therapists, made for a truly exceptional experience.
Lastly, I enjoyed the al fresco dining experience at the resort’s Vistas del Golfo restaurant. The combination of ocean views, delicious food, and impeccable service created an ambiance that will not soon be forgotten. It was a pleasure to indulge in the local and international cuisine while enjoying the remarkable scenery. Pura Vida!