Playa Potrero Guanacaste Region of Costa Rica

Playa Potrero is a wonderfully tranquil place for passing the day, lying on warm sand, bathing in the sun and reading in the shade of palm trees. On the beach's
north end, the small fishing village of Potrero looks to Playa Potrero and its bay. Toward the southern end, sits the chic beach community of Playa Flamingo.

 





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300 Visitor Ratings

Culture
 
10 9.48
Experience
 
10 9.02
Nature
 
10 8.32
Representation
 
10 9.12
Safety
 
10 9.28
Touristy
 
10 9.14



Vacations in Playa Potrero




The quiet and gorgeous bay of Playa Potrero is situated in the province of Guanacaste, where visitors enjoy dreamy summer days along the numerous beaches and warm turquoise waters. The area is rich with exotic plant and wildlife, and to the east, a string of volcanic mountain ranges boarder the Province.

In the Playa Potrero area, visitors can choose from a wide variety of water sports such as Scuba Diving, snorkeling, and kayaking. They can also enjoy world-class deep-sea fishing for Marlin, Tuna and Swordfish. The Playa Flamingo community to the south, maintains a full service marina, offering boating excursions and water sport rentals.  For those wanting to get off the beach and discover the surrounding rainforest, Santa Rosa National Park and Palo Verde Natural Reserve are not far away.

To reach the small paradise of Playa Potrero, a drive from Liberia's International Airport takes 45 minutes, or it is four and a half hours from San Jose.






Comments

"Had some good meals at the sodas during the day, it was nice that we were able to get to church in town, everyone at the hotel was very friendly."

"Very quiet area. Had a nice relaxing time here. "

"We didn't have any excursions planned thru Anywhere Costa Rica but the Sugar Beach Hotel recommended the sunset catamaran/snorkel tour which we did and loved! We also ate at Las Brisas one night and would also recommend. It had a local feel- the waitress's english was rough but the food was very good and reasonably priced. Also, we took several cabs here and unlike the US, the same cab driver that brought you will also pick you up (you just tell him what time) and he brings you back. If we come back to this area, we will probably rent a car as the Hotel was very secluded and far from any shopping."

"Enjoyed the beaches here the most. Great sunsets, very relaxing. Crazy drivers! Would visit again! "

"We stayed in Playa Flamingo and enjoyed our walks on the beach."


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Hotels in Playa Potrero





Things to Do in Playa Potrero