Located in Guanacaste, on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, just south of Playa Flamingo and Marina. Playa Potrero Costa Rica used to be a small fishing village. Today it is home to a friendly community of Ticos and Ex-pats who enjoy the serene atmosphere and beautiful location of this adorable little town. The town offers everything you need including shops, restaurants, and bars. If you want a quiet peaceful Costa Rica vacation, come to Playa Potrero. Other more lively towns like Tamarindo, Brasilito and Flamingo, are just around the corner, if you’re looking to experience Costa Rica nightlife!
Playa Potrero is one of the most famous sailfish fishing locations in the world. Off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica you can fish Sailfish, Marlin, Wahoo, Snapper, Roosterfish, Tuna and Dorado. Potrero began as a fishing community and the fishing culture still exits today. Go on a variety of fishing tours from Playa Potrero and enjoy the beautiful Costa Rica coast!
Playa Potrero is close to some of the best National Parks in Costa Rica. Visit the Baulas National Marine Park, and the Santa Rosa National Park and look for sloths, monkeys, iguanas and tropical birds. Enjoy tours to the Caves of Barra Honda, the Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, and the Tenorio Volcano. You’ll never forget the astonishing electric blue waters of Rio Celeste! The Palo Verde National Park is also a must, as well as a Tour of the Guiatil Potteries.
One of the best parts of Guanacaste is that you can find a variety of beaches. White sand beaches, pink sand beaches and black sand beaches can be found near Playa Potrero. The neighboring beaches, Playa Flamingo, Brasilito, Playa Conchal and Playas de Coco are some of the most famous beaches in Costa Rica. Enjoy an incredible array of wildlife with howler monkeys, White faced monkeys, iguanas, toucans, agoutis and more.
Do not forget to visit the Catalina Islands just off the shore. It is a choice destination for snorkeling and scuba diving because the coral reefs are perfect for beginner and experienced divers. From January to May, you can see Manta Rays, Cow Nosed and Devil Rays, and Dolphins frequently. The friendly and relaxing ambiance of Playa Potrero and its spectacular sunsets are just what you need for a memorable holiday.
Visit between December-April:
The great thing about Guanacaste is that the weather is nice all year long. However between December and April (the dry season) the climate is particularly beautiful. Be aware that hotel rates and crowds will be increased during the dry season, so if you want a quieter vacation you might consider visiting during the rainy season (May-November).
Go on an adventure tour:
Every adventure tour you could dream of can be found in Guanacaste. Go horseback riding on the beach, canyoning under a volcano or zip lining through the rainforest. There are also ATV tours, wildlife tours, catamaran tours and kayaking tours available.
Bring your family:
Guanacaste is the perfect destination for a family vacation. With a variety of exciting tours, all inclusive resorts and beautiful beaches, every member of your family will enjoy a trip to Guanacaste.
Getting to Playa Potrero is fast and easy if you fly into the Liberia International Airport. Only 45 minutes away, you can arrive in a shuttle, private transfer or rental car. My Costa Rica can help you arrange the perfect transportation accommodations for your family. If you’re thinking about renting a car, make sure you read about driving in Costa Rica.
Whether you’re craving traditional gallo pinto for breakfast, North American BBQ or fresh sushi, you’ll find it near Playa Potrero. Try NASU Restaurant for Costa Rican, International and vegetarian food. Visit the Smokin Pig for BBQ and gluten free choices. Or find Numu Cocina for deliciously fresh seasfood, sushi and Asian food.
Where To Stay
There is no shortage of beautiful places to stay in and around Playa Potrero. The Hotel Bahia del Sol includes breakfast and is ideal for family vacations. The Westin Playa Conchal Resort and the Flamingo Beach Resort are a part of the many incredible Hotels in Costa Rica. There are many eco-tourism accommodation options at Playa Potrero. Including luxury eco-hotels to sustainable log cabins for the whole family with outdoor showers and beach views. Everything is close to Playa Potrero, and there is also a great choice of restaurants. They offer international cuisine from all over the world. Potrero and Flamingo are amongst the beaches that give the best amenities and facilities. Truly a lovely family getaway that you will simply love!