Playa Potrero

Playa Potrero, also known as Potrero Beach, is a small, beach community situated on Costa Rica’s northwestern Pacific coast. Playa Potero’s beachfront stretches about three miles in length, and is a five-minute stroll to its busier sister community, Flamingo Beach. Playa Potrero is in the Costa Rican province of Guanacaste, which was first colonized in the late 1500s. The area has a subtropical climate, and is one of the driest and hottest regions of Costa Rica. Temperatures are consistently range between the mid 80s to upper 90s. The small town of Potrero Beach is a classic Tico community, offering a marina at one end of the beach, a public church, supermarket, school and soccer field.

Playa Portrero, Guanacaste, Costa Rica, Mind's Eye PhotographyActivities are abundant in Potrero Beach and include horseback riding, scuba diving, surfing, kayaking, sport fishing, sailing and golfing. Tours are available within the region as well, and visit other beaches in the area, caves, native villages, hot springs and natural conservation areas. Golf courses are located along the beach and offer breathtaking ocean views at every turn. Charter boats allow visitors to see a variety of marine mammals up close, such as migrating humpback whale pods, dolphins and manta rays.

When traveling to Playa Potrero, there are a number of accommodations and dining options to choose from. Visitors can rent out multi-room condominiums and private houses that offer all of the comforts of home. Romantic beachside cabanas and huts are also available that provide few amenities, but are right on the beach and offer a one-of-a-kind experience. If you would rather be pampered, you can always opt to stay in one of the area’s all-inclusive resort hotels. The majority of the restaurants in Playa Potrero are a restaurant and bar combination, so you can experience full-service dining and nighttime entertainment in one location.


Visitors to Playa Potrero have a few transportation options when it comes to getting around the region. Rental cars are available at the airport and can be booked ahead of time, or at your time of arrival. Taxi service is also readily available, but not necessarily the cheapest option. Costa Rica’s public transportation by bus is well organized and travels to all areas of the country, via its vast road system. Travel by bus is not always the most convenient option, but is the least expensive.


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