Vanessa and Matt's Wedding

You're invited!! Join us in Costa Rica to celebrate Vanessa and Matt's wedding!

At the all-inclusive Westin Playa Conchal resort

in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

 Saturday, November 13th, 2021 at 4:30 p.m.

Your luxury vacation escape awaits in Costa Rica's North Pacific Riviera. After a warm greeting upon arrival, enjoy a tropical paradise filled with stunning ocean views and unspoiled beaches. 

The Westin Playa Conchal resort is a secluded all-inclusive, eco-friendly resort for adults and families where you'll be able to relax and rejuvenate while enjoying great food, fun activities and gorgeous views!  

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Travel is being arranged by Jodi Schlichting with EverAfter Travel: jodi@everaftertravel.org 612.730.5019

Guests reserving their stay with EverAfter Travel will be included in the wedding group for all events/activities and will receive the specially reduced group rates listed below. A limited number of rooms are being held for travel Tuesday 11/9/21 through Tuesday 11/16/21 (7 nights) at these group rates. For alternate lengths of stay and/or additional room categories, please contact Jodi for pricing and availability details.

 

Please confirm your stay by completing the online reservation form at your earliest convenience, but no later than 6/2/21.

If you and the person/people you will be sharing a room with live at the same address and will be paying with the same credit/debit card, then only one reservation form needs to be submitted for your room.

IMPORTANT NOTES: Please use Chrome or Firefox to complete the online reservation form. Once your online reservation form is submitted, Jodi will be following up with you directly to confirm all of the details of your reservation prior to applying payment.

If you and the person/people you will be sharing a room with live at the same address and will be paying with the same credit/debit card, then only one reservation form needs to be submitted for your room.

CLICK HERE to see a "cheat sheet" to reference when completing the online reservation form.

Your $200 per person non-refundable deposit guarantees your resort stay at the group rates listed below.

It is good to confirm your room early to ensure you get the room category you want. 

The final balance is due by 6/2/21. 

Group rates are based on a minimum of 10 or more guest rooms confirmed with EverAfter Travel by 6/2/21. 

Minimum three night stay required. 

Cancellation policies apply.

If room is canceled by 6/23/21, no penalty will be charged (initial deposit remains non-refundable).

If room is canceled from 6/24/21-9/15/21, there will be a 50% room revenue penalty in addition to the initial deposit being non-refundable.

If a room reservation is canceled from 9/16/21 on, there will be a 100% room revenue penalty.

Current COVID-19 Protocols (subject to change)

-USA residents are NOT required to complete/submit a COVID-19 test prior to arrival at this time

 

-Every passenger, including minors, must complete a digital form called HEALTH PASS to obtain a QR code to show to airport authorities upon arrival in Costa Rica https://salud.go.cr/. This form will be available 48 hours prior to boarding.

-----Please print a hard copy of your QR approval code(s) to show at the airport.

 

-It is mandatory that tourists purchase travel insurance that covers their accommodations in case of quarantine and medical expenses due to COVID-19 illness. An explanation of one’s travel insurance coverage, addressing Costa Rica’s requirements, must be uploaded or entered into the HEALTH PASS in order to be reviewed and approved by the Costa Rican authorities. If more information on the international insurance is needed, the Costa Rican authorities will contact the passenger at the email address provided in the HEALTH PASS.

-----In the case of international insurance, the tourist must request from their insurer a certification issued in English or Spanish, noting at least three conditions:

  1. Validity of the effective policy during the visit in Costa Rica.

  2. Guarantee of coverage for medical expenses in cases of pandemic disease COVID 19 in Costa Rica, for at least US $50,000 (fifty thousand dollars of the United States of America).

  3. Minimum coverage of US $2,000 for extended lodging expenses due to pandemic illness or trip interruption/cancellation due to illness, which covers the extra cost of the passenger due to quarantine.

-----If you do not have international insurance, it is possible to opt for travel insurance from Costa Rican companies approved by SUGESE (General Superintendency of Insurance of Costa Rica), which offer their services at Juan Santamaría international airports (city of San José) and Daniel Oduber Quirós (city of Liberia).

  • National insurances meet all the requirements to have coverage of medical expenses for illness, including COVID-19, for a minimum amount of $20,000 and coverage for extended lodging expenses or quarantine, due to pandemic illness, for a minimum amount of $2,000.

  • Local insurance authorized for travelers can be valued at the following links. If you have doubts or queries about the requirements or conditions of the insurance, please email seguros@ict.go.cr

 

-You will need to wear a face covering on your flights, in the airports, and in the transportation vehicles to/from the resort.

-----Liberia International Airport https://www.liberiacrairport.com/

NOTE: Airlines may have their own COVID-19 protocols to consider.

 

-Upon arrival in Costa Rica, you may have your temperature checked and airport authorities may ask to review your insurance coverage to ensure it meets the requirements for Costa Rica.

-----Costa Rica entry protocols https://www.visitcostarica.com/en/costa-rica/planning-your-trip/entry-requirements

 

-The resort may do temperature checks upon arrival. Staff are required to wear face coverings at all times, and guests are asked to wear a face covering in designated indoor spaces like: the lobby, retail stores, elevators, and waiting areas of common facilities (e.g. spa, beauty salon, restaurants/bars, etc.). Guests are not required to wear face coverings at the beach, the pool, or in restaurants/bars when actively eating and/or drinking. Some services and amenities at the resort may be modified based on COVID-19 protocols and occupancy levels.

------Westin Playa Conchal protocols https://whattoexpect.marriott.com/lirwi

NOTE: I confirmed with the resort that they currently have five restaurants open each night, and the beach is currently open until 10:00 p.m. The swim-up bar is also open for service, but they’re not currently allowing guests to sit at the swim-up bar. They do also have waiters going around the pool taking orders.

 

-Effective 1/26/21, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced that all international air passengers entering the United States (including returning residents) will be required to take a COVID-19 testing within 3 days prior to their flight to the USA.

CDC announcement: https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s0112-negative-covid-19-air-passengers.html

CDC FAQ: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/travelers/testing-international-air-travelers.html

-----Antigen COVID-19 tests are available at the Westin Playa Conchal for $85 per person plus tax

Flight Information

You may book your own flights directly with your preferred airline. Once your flights are booked, please send the confirmation details to Jodi for coordinating your shared round-trip airport transfers to and from the resort. 

Shared Round-trip Airport Transfer Information

Shared round-trip airport transfers that bring you from the airport to the resort and back are included in the rates below.

Travel Information

A valid passport is required for international travel.  The "six month validity rule" requires that a passport is valid for six months beyond your return date. It is the personal responsibility of each traveler to ensure that they have the correct travel documents and identification.

Please refer to the U.S. Department of State website for the latest travel document requirements, advisories and resources: 

https://www.travel.state.gov and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) website for the latest travel-related health information:

https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/

Travel insurance Information

Optional travel insurance is available and EverAfter Travel encourages travelers to consider purchasing insurance as it can not only cover things like trip delays/cancellations, but it also provides medical coverage while you're traveling just in case something happens - this is very important because your own medical insurance typically does not include international coverage. 

You can click here to review all of the insurance option details for Allianz Travel Insurance and get a quote if you are interested.

When you are attempting to get a quote, the amount of insurance needed is typically the total value amount of your vacation package.  Also, you will need to enter F030702 as the Travel Agency ID (ACCAM#) when prompted.   

 

*IMPORTANT things to note about Allianz Travel Insurance:

-You can call and speak to one of the insurance agent experts directly if you have any policy questions at 1.866.884.3556

-Insurance coverage starts the day after it is purchased

-You can only add Cancel Anytime coverage on the date of deposit

-Cancel Anytime insurance is not available for purchase online - you will need to call and speak to an insurance agent directly

-Coverage for pre-existing conditions only applies if insurance is purchased WITHIN 14 days of deposit 

-There are several policy types to choose from and the policy price is determined by the following: the amount of insurance you need, your age(s) and the specific policy type you choose 

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Westin Playa Conchal Resort

The Westin Playa Conchal resort is an all-inclusive, eco-friendly retreat, located between the exotic forests and unspoiled beaches of the North Pacific Riviera of Costa Rica. Our secluded vacation spot is a perfect balance between unrivaled luxury and local culture, giving our guests an unforgettable vacation experience. Our all-inclusive experience includes all meals, drinks, use of the fitness center and Westin Kids Club as well as entertainment options including non-motorized water sports, daily activities and nightly events.

HIGHLIGHTS

-All inclusive resort: gourmet meals, premium spirits, entertainment, activities and more are included

-Located about an hour from the Liberia International airport (LIR)

-Beachfront property with over a mile of sandy beach

-24-hour room service available

-Complimentary WiFi

FACILITIES/SERVICES

-Nine dining options with everything from Italian to Asian to seafood and more

-Five bars including a swim-up bar and sports disco bar

-Main pool and adults-only pool for Royal Beach Club guests

-Whirlpool

-The Westin Workout fitness center

-*Heavenly Spa by Westin

-Sauna

-Shopping available on property

-Westin Kids Club for children 4-12 years old

-*Babysitting services available

-Medical staff on call 24 hours

-*Laundry service

-*Shuttle to Tamarindo

-*Car rental service

 

*additional fees may apply

ACTIVITIES/ENTERTAINMENT

-Daily activities and nightly entertainment including live shows and theme nights

-Kayaking 

-Snorkeling equipment

-Boogie boards

-Darts

-Ping pong

-Board games

-Bingo

-Lawn chess

-Volleyball

-*Bicycle rentals

-*On-site golf at the Reserva Conchal Golf Course 

-Tennis (4 lighted courts)

-Jogging/fitness trail

*additional fees may apply

ACCOMMODATIONS

All rooms offer the following amenities:

-Terrace or balcony

-Living area with pull-out sofa bed

Daily refreshed minibar 

-Air conditioning

-Ceiling fan

-Plasma TV

-IPod docking station

-Daily maid service

-All rooms are non-smoking

-In-room safe

-Iron and ironing board

-Coffee maker

-Hair dryer

ROOM RATES

The following room categories are included in the wedding group room block Tuesday 11/9/21 through Tuesday 11/16/21 (7 nights), but just a reminder that additional room categories and alternative lengths of stay are available upon request through EverAfter Travel.

Deluxe Junior Suite

Deluxe Junior Suites provide everything you need for a restorative stay, with a comfortable open layout decorated in subdued earth tones with lime green, blue, and yellow accents. A private terrace or balcony overlooks lush gardens.

Make yourself at home in the sitting area with comfortable furnishings including a sleeper sofa and armchairs. A small dining table with two chairs inspires games or leisurely meals in, while the latest technology—a 32-inch LCD TV, iPod docking station, and Complimentary High Speed Internet Access—keeps you connected and entertained. Morning or afternoon, enjoy a pick-me-up from the in-room coffee maker, furnished with rich Costa Rican coffee.

In the restful bedroom area, escape to your choice of a king-size or two double Heavenly® Beds, each with a lofty duvet and signature pillow-top mattress, for sleep that renews and re-energizes. In the morning, reawaken your body in the sleek marble bathroom with an invigorating rainforest shower. Westin White Tea Heavenly™ Bath Amenities and a plush bathrobe complete the experience.

Bedding: one king bed or two double beds

View: garden view

Room size: 538 square feet

NOTE: Rates in grid below are per person

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Premium Junior Suite 

The recently renovated Premium Junior Suites have privileged locations that are only a one-minute walk from the main pool. These accommodations also afford charming views of lush gardens from their private terraces that feature two beautifully crafted rocking chairs.

 

Premium Junior Suites guests enjoy a welcome amenity of champagne, and strawberries, as well as nightly turn-down service.  A comfortable open layout is decorated in subdued blue tones and marvelous wood accents. Make yourself at home in the sitting area with comfortable furnishings, including a sleeper sofa and a small dining table with two chairs inspires games or leisurely meals in, while the latest technology—a 55 -inch LCD TV, iPhone docking station, and complimentary High Speed Internet Access—keeps you connected and entertained. Morning or afternoon, enjoy a pick-me-up from the in-room espresso machine, furnished with rich Costa Rican coffee. Hydrate with a free bottle of water, or help yourself to the complimentary minibar, which can be refilled for a fee.

 

In the restful bedroom area, escape to your choice of a king-size or two double Heavenly® Beds, each with a lofty duvet and signature pillow-top mattress, for sleep that renews and re-energizes. In the morning, reawaken your body in the sleek marble bathroom with an invigorating rainforest shower. Westin White Tea Heavenly™ Bath Amenities and a plush bathrobe complete the experience.

Bedding: one king bed or two double beds

View: garden view

Room size: 699 square feet

NOTE: Rates in grid below are per person

Costa Rica Destination Wedding Room Rates

Family Junior Suite

Our recently renovated Family Junior Suites let you accommodate your family in style while resting easily, thanks to a range of thoughtful, kid-friendly amenities. Savor time together or a quiet moment with serene garden views.

Enjoy downtime in the open-plan sitting area comprised of a sleeper sofa, comfortable armchair, and coffee table in natural wood tones with lime green, blue, and yellow accents. Entertainment options like complimentary High-Speed Internet Access, a 55-inch LCD TV, and an iPhone docking station mean easy relaxation. Thoughtful details such as a refreshment center stocked with kid-friendly drinks and snacks plus an in-room coffee maker stocked with rich Costa Rican coffee help make for a carefree stay.

In the restful bedroom area, escape to your choice of a king-size or two double Heavenly® Beds, each with a lofty duvet and signature pillow-top mattress, for sleep that renews and reenergizes. The spacious marble bathroom, with an invigorating rainforest shower and refreshing Westin White Tea Heavenly™ Bath Amenities, is specially appointed with child-sized bathrobes and slippers and children’s bath amenity kit.

Guests receive exclusive access to our Family Club Lounge and Family Concierge. The Family Club Lounge serves a daily breakfast and evening happy hour in addition to providing private check-in and checkout, daily turndown service, video games on request, and a Welcome Kids package.

Bedding: one king bed or two double beds

View: garden view

Room size: 538 square feet

NOTE: Rates in grid below are per person

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Royal Beach Room - Adults Only

Royal Beach Club Rooms are limited to guests aged 18 and over.

 

Our inviting Royal Beach Club Rooms ensure a refreshing vacation from the moment you arrive. You'll be greeted by a garden or pool views through the large glass doors of your private, furnished balcony or terrace.

Spend quality time relaxing and reviving amidst natural wood tones with gold, turquoise, and yellow accents. Curl up in the sofa or armchair with a book or your thoughts while enjoying the superior Costa Rican coffee provided with your in-room coffee maker. Entertain yourself during downtime with a 32-inch LCD TV and iPod docking station, and connect at a moment's notice with complimentary High Speed Internet Access.

With a mahogany-and-marble headboard, your king-size or two double Westin Heavenly® Beds promise truly restorative sleep. In the morning, reawaken your body in the sleek marble bathroom with an invigorating rainforest shower and separate soaking tub. Westin White Tea Heavenly™ Bath Amenities, plush bathrobes, and slippers complete the experience.

Guests enjoy access to the Royal Beach Club Lounge as well as the adult-only Royal Beach Club Pool. Take advantage of exclusive breakfast and lunch service, coffee and beverages throughout the day, and evening happy hours. You’ll also receive complimentary pressing of two garments per stay and access to the Royal Beach Concierges.

Bedding: one king bed or two double beds

View: garden view

Room size: 474 square feet

NOTE: Rates in grid below are per person

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IMPORTANT NOTES: Please use Chrome or Firefox to complete the online reservation form. Once your online reservation form is submitted, Jodi will be following up with you directly to confirm all of the details of your reservation prior to applying payment.

If you and the person/people you will be sharing a room with live at the same address and will be paying with the same credit/debit card, then only one reservation form needs to be submitted for your room.

CLICK HERE to see a "cheat sheet" to reference when completing the online reservation form.

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