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Potrero Beach

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Playa Potrero 50304, Costa Rica
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

Potrero beach is about 3 miles long and has some beautiful scenery. Some folks prefer the lighter-colored sand beaches of neighboring Flamingo or Penca but Potrero is never crowded and has mellow surf breaks for great swimming. No hawkers on the beach but that will...More

Thank yesileft
Reviewed August 28, 2018 via mobile

Nice quiet beach, not commercial or busy like Tamarindo or Coco. Tiny town has basic amenities and a few good restaurants.

Thank Lj J
Reviewed August 19, 2018

This is a dark sand beach area but very close to amenities, like food, dive shops, and board rentals if you want to paddle, surf, or sail. Fresh water showers outdoors to rinse off your body or feet, and bathrooms nearby.

Thank mad m
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Quiet, but with several options for drinks, snacks and meals. Dark sand seems to deter people, but the benefit of this means you'll largely have this beach to yourself. Diving platform located a short swim from the shore line providing fun for older children. Outstanding...More

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Reviewed July 28, 2018

A great beach in which you can enjoy the natural scenery of the Potrero bay area: the boats, the hills and the vegetation. There a lot of restaurants and small shops nearby.

Thank SBE73
Reviewed July 27, 2018

Very few people, you can walk from one end to the other and possibly see less than 10 people. Unique sunset with the sun illuminating the islands on the horizon. Very clean!!

Thank SunriseSki
Reviewed July 22, 2018

This is a nice place to chill by the beach as it is not over crowded and the surf is pretty calm. It is also near several restaurants, bars and hotels.

Thank 919darwing
Reviewed July 18, 2018

We visited this beach several times last week, hoping for a good sunset to photograph. It has a great view of the Catalina Islands offshore. The beach was not crowded at all. At one point we counted less than a dozen people from one end...More

Thank Mstraha
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Playa Potrero has dark sand but is a nice beach for swimming and relaxing. It is also very close to two more popular beaches, Playa Danta and Playa Flamingo.

Thank Cgreg123
Reviewed June 24, 2018

Very nice beach, not crowded and the waves were very gentle. Gorgeous sunsets and wonderful view of other surrounding beaches

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jasjo2018
March 27, 2018|
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Response from frohls | Reviewed this property |
Stayed in Potrero for a month and loved Potrero beach as it was not busy ever and fabulous for morning walks, flamingo and Conchal are packed with people. A short walk further north from Potrero and you have Playa Prieta and... More
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nitsie2
February 17, 2018|
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Response from Bob R | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I just finished a month studying Spanish at CPI Costa Rica in Playa Flamingo. I walked past this place a couple of times but don't remember it specifically. My homestay was about a 5 minute walk from the bar at Las... More
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Jackie-CG
June 10, 2017|
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Response from Jason K | Reviewed this property |
Our family really enjoyed the beach. It is not dirty, just dark sand. Very soft, you can go barefoot. It is about a 25-30 minute walk from one end to the other. Walked from where the river enters all the way past the... More
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