Hugging the golden crescent of Playa Conchal on Costa Rica’s northern Pacific Coast, the 2,400-acre Westin Playa Conchal is an all-inclusive (Westin’s only one) that has put great care into navigating the needs of both families and guests who prefer a more, shall we say, peaceful experience. The family club features special family suites, all-day assistance of a “family concierge,” and exclusive activities; the Royal Beach Club is almost a resort-within-a-resort, with its own club lounge and private pool. Both have access to the greater resort, including the huge lagoon swimming pool with swim-up bar, Jacuzzi, 10 restaurants and five bars, and the fitness club. All of the rooms and suites have balconies or terraces, and the Royal Beach Club suites also have a large outdoor tub. Guests also have access to the par-71 golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones.