Walking distance from Flamingo Beach, the area is strewn with exotic plant and wildlife, and to the east, a string of volcanic mountain ranges adorn the horizon of dreamy hot summer days and warm turquoise waters.
- This rural town embraces the old Costa Rican coast villages style and can be seen as a tranquil spot away from other touristy places.
A tiny fishing community on a gorgeous bay, Playa Potrero is situated in the province of Guanacaste, a mere 45 minutes from Liberia and its International Airport.
Wonderfully tranquil, the perfect hideaway from the hustle and bustle, lay on the golden sandy beach while you read a good book under the shady palm trees, watch the breathtaking sunsets, go for a stroll, or choose from a wide variety of sports such as horseback riding, Scuba Diving, snorkeling, swimming, and kayaking; 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.
Santa Rosa National Park and Palo Verde Natural Reserve are not far for those that feel the desire to explore the surrounding rainforests, another option is to hire a local Tico fisherman to go Marlin fishing or arrange short day trips to the surf hot spots of Witches Rock in Santa Rosa National Park and Playa Naranjo.
There are a number of beachfront accommodations along with private beach residences, and ‘cabinas’.
How to get there:
Potrero can be reached both by public bus and by car. It’s a 45 min drive from Liberia, Guanacaste’s main hub, or four to five hours drive from San José, but the trip is worthwhile. It can also be a nice place to start exploring the Papagayo Bay and traveling to other famous beaches like Playa Flamingo and Playa Conchal, or visiting Santa Rosa National Park and Palo Verde Natural Reserve that are close by.
Enjoy swimming, snorkeling or kayaking in three local beaches: Pietra, la Penca and Potrero, perfect for people seeking calm beach activities. Bring your own equipment, as you will not find equipment stores and renting services can be sporadic in the area.
You can always get some surfing adventure by taking a short trip to Witches Rock in Santa Rosa National Park and Playa Naranjo, or go Snorkeling at Playa Danta, Dantita, or Prieta.