Top 10 Things to do in Playa Potrero, Costa Rica

December 24, 2017 Lashaunda Abraham

Discover the best top things to do in Playa Potrero, Costa Rica including Costa Rica Sailing Center, Costa Rica Wet and Wild Tours, Sattva Yoga, Rent a Golf Cart Costa Rica, Potrero Beach, Red Pacific Sunset - Alex Tours, Go Buggy Adventures, Capt. Tom's Tours, Penca Beach, Scooters.
Restaurants in Playa Potrero

1. Costa Rica Sailing Center

Buena Vista Restaurante next to Bahia del Sol | 10 M South of Bahia del Sol, Playa Potrero, Costa Rica
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5 based on 98 reviews

Costa Rica Sailing Center

With year-round wind, the best sailing bay in Costa Rica, and a range of boats to meet every sailor's needs, our school and rental facility provide a safe, exciting environment for the sport. All of our instructors are certified in CPR and First Aid. Wide range of boat rentals, boogie boards, paddle boards, snorkel gear and kayaks. Everything you need to have a great day on the water. We also have a full bar and restaurant right on the beach here in Playa Potrero.

Reviewed By Reuben G

This place has it all--very relaxed vibe with totally professional staff focused on making sure you get a good sailing experience. Very experienced but unpretentious sailors who welcome everyone to their sport regardless of experience.
Variety of modern equipment ranging from small single-handed dinghy's to cats--I opted to try to learn how to sail small dinghy's (my limited experience is mainly on Hobie cats)--my instructor (Lucy) was super patient as I had us swimming a few times before I realized that you need to face forward when changing the tiller hands (old dog, new tricks?), smile. She has lots of race and teaching experience and I learned a lot in a short time--after a few sessions I sailed solo on a smaller dinghy and had a great time--well worth the effort and my only regret is that I did not stay longer.
Conditions were perfect when I was there--perfect onshore to cross-shore winds with slightly heavier but manageable stuff outside, building from morning to afternoon (was there in December). They know the bay like the back of their hands and will advise you where to sail to have fun. Water is super warm and forgiving--no "hypothermia-must-right-the-boat-or-die" conditions here. If you like lighter winds then can start earlier and stay closer and if you want to progress then heavier stuff is also available--perfect for a group with multiple skill levels.
Staff is super attentive to safety--during the week saw a few instances where they responded immediately when people got in a bit over their heads.
Lots of families and kids around--great place if you are solo or with a family--they offer camps and group lessons--my family rented boogie boards and had fun in the micro-break in front of the Center--beach is sandy with no rocks or hazards--definitely the highlight of our vacation.
Prices are super reasonable and there are a number of different packages to meet your needs.
Cats are first love but there is something intoxicating about the responsiveness and closeness to the wind and water of a small monohull. When I go back I hope to get some instruction from Ryan on the cats but may end up opting for deeper mono-hull dive.
Sunsets from the Center (with drinks from their bar) were off the charts--hard to describe how beautiful they were--even for jaded "in 1999 I saw a green flash in San Diego" sunset people like me...
Go to the CRSC, have a beer, talk with Ryan and Lucy and they will take care of you while imparting their deep knowledge and infectious enthusiasm for sailing. If you like to sail this is THE place.

2. Costa Rica Wet and Wild Tours

Banano Street, Playa Potrero 50304, Costa Rica
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5 based on 97 reviews

Costa Rica Wet and Wild Tours

Here at Costa Rica Wet & Wild we are committed to you, and ensuring your vacation is the best it can possibly be. Discover the best of Costa Rica with us today!

Reviewed By clct75 - Colorado

We had a large group of 11, ranging from age 3 to 70+, and we all had a fantastic time. Justin was responsive and easy to deal with. The crew of Lucas, Milton, and Germaine were wonderful. Sailing out in the ocean and enjoying the...MoreThank you very much for the nice words, it was our pleasure to help make your vacation a memorable one. Cheers Justin

3. Sattva Yoga

Surfside, Playa Potrero 50111, Costa Rica +506 8983 9894
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5 based on 75 reviews

Sattva Yoga

Beach Front Yoga in the Palapha at the Bahia del Sol. Sattva Yoga is based on Hatha. Classes are Monday 8:30Am, Tuesday 8:30Am, Wednesday 8:30Am, Thursday - 8:30Am and Saturday - 8:30Am Mats, blocks and straps are provided.

Reviewed By MuniraCDT - Paramaribo, Suriname

I just moved to the area and was looking for yoga classes, heard about ot form a friend and I truly enjoyed the class, the view and Colleen were amazing! Great way to start your day. Namaste!Thank you. We love our locals here at Sattva yoga and know you will be part of this extended family.

4. Rent a Golf Cart Costa Rica

Main Street, Surfside, Playa Potrero, Costa Rica +506 8319 4864
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5 based on 76 reviews

Rent a Golf Cart Costa Rica

Rent a Golf Cart Costa Rica offers road legal, gas powered carts in Playa Flamingo, Potrero, Westin Conchal, Brasilito areas. Visit the most beautiful Beaches in the Guanacaste region and drive your cart to any of the 40+ restaurants in our service area. Enjoy Playa Brasilito, Playa Flamingo, Playa Penca or Playa Conchal on a 4 seat regular or deluxe cart. More fun and less expensive than renting a car!! Let the good times roll!

Reviewed By plingle22 - Delafield, Wisconsin

8 of just returned from Costa Rica and we rented golf carts from Jennifer and Chip. They were so accommodating and helpful and the carts were a great way to explore the area. Chip & Jennifer offered suggestions on where to eat and supplied us...MoreA true pleasure to work with you and your family! Thank you for renting the carts from us and taking the time to write us a review. Hope to see you back in our little slice of paradise! Pun intended! Cheers, Chip and Jennifer

5. Potrero Beach

Playa Potrero 50304, Costa Rica
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4 based on 207 reviews

Potrero Beach

Reviewed By tabhauser - Long Island

Our condo back door opened up to this 3 mile beach that was great for walks. The sand is volcanic so you need sandals in the middle of the day. Barefoot was perfect in the morning or if you walked at the waters edge. Not crowded and very nice to float in

6. Red Pacific Sunset - Alex Tours

Playa Potrero, Playa Potrero 50304, Costa Rica
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5 based on 28 reviews

Red Pacific Sunset - Alex Tours

Since 1998 we provide transportation from the airport and tours to all Guanacaste and Costa Rica. We are responsible to make your holidays unforgettable, journey with us and let us be part of your experience. All our vehicles are properly equipped and our staff ready to assist you.

Reviewed By Mihavacationers - Walnut Creek, California

Alex took our party of 8 on a zip line, horseback, rafting, mud bath and hot Springs tour near Rincon de la Vieja. We had initially booked a location in at Hacienda Guachipelin (recommended in Frommers), on our way Alex asked if we would be...MoreHello, thanks for your review! I'm grateful to know that you enjoy your adventure! For Red Pacific Sunset is always a pleasure to help you with your vacations. Hope to see you again soon, Pura Vida!

7. Go Buggy Adventures

Surfside Playa Potrero, Playa Potrero, Costa Rica
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5 based on 43 reviews

Go Buggy Adventures

Go Buggy is Costa Rica's first and only off-road Buggy tour company. We offer everything from pre-planned tours to packages customized to suit your dream adventure. Our location in Surfside Playa Potrero allows us access to some of Costa Rica's premier locations and breathtaking Beaches. Our buggy's offer a safe and exciting way to discover Costa Rica's hidden treasures. Experience the true spirit of this beautiful country by touring the rugged jungle trails, exploring cascading Waterfalls, breathtaking Beaches and amazing views on our exciting professionally guided dune buggy tours. Come join us on the adventure of a lifetime!

Reviewed By Lindsey F - Albuquerque, New Mexico

My husband and I had SOOO much fun with Nick and Gene on our Buggy Tour!!! This tour was the highlight of our trip.
A little background: Nick and Gene are the two brothers that run Go Buggy. They were born in America (Pennsylvania) and moved to Costa Rica as children. They grew up in the area of Go Buggy tours and know it very well. I also bring this up because their English (and I assume their Spanish) is impeccable.
My husband and I were bored on a Wednesday afternoon in the low season, as we hadn't made any plans for that day. I checked out trip advisor for "something different" we could do. We were staying in the Coco Bay area and saw Go Buggy and headed that way on a whim, having no idea if we could just drive up and take the tour. We figured if not, we would have at least taken a drive to a new area. MY guess is we were able to do this because it was the low season. Go Buggy was very easy to find, right on the main road in Potrero Bay with great signage. Gene greeted us and was very welcoming. He told us it would take about 1/2 hour for them to get everything set up for the tour. We came back at the agreed upon time and took off. It should be said that the Buggies are Semi-automatic. They require shifting, but without a clutch. I do not know how to drive stick, but my husband does. Each buggy seats two, so only one person of each pair has to know how to shift. Also, one brother leads the tour, while the other follows as the tail, just to make sure everyone is OK. As stated in other reviews, the tour really makes you feel that you get to see parts of Costa Rica that you would never see if you didn't take this tour. There are gorgeous, secluded beach coves and amazing mountain backroads. We saw a guy on a horse on one of the mountain roads that looked like a character right off a coffee can, Juan Valdez! A tip, do not wear clothes you plan on wearing later in your trip or that you do not want to get dirty. We took our tour during the rainy season, which meant it was much less dusty, but pretty muddy. These guys are laid back, honest, friendly, and have set up a great tour that I don't think you can find anywhere else. Also, I will say that the buggies felt much safer than ATVs or quads, as they have a very low center of gravity. Do yourself a favor and seek these guys out. You can't not have a great time!

8. Capt. Tom's Tours

125 East Surfside Fruiteria call 1 800 360 9084 toll free, Playa Potrero, Costa Rica
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5 based on 27 reviews

Capt. Tom's Tours

We have been offering the best guided tours for over 16 years in Guanacaste. From the ocean to the rainforests. Side trips and adventures to make your vacation here exciting and memorable. The professional guides are the best....English speaking with extended knowledge of costa Rica. Air conditioned vans will pick you up at your hotel or home.

Reviewed By eva_m22 - Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

We decided to make the canopy tour on the next day so we wrote an email and a whats app message to Tom and he replied immediately and organised a great tour for us. He also came to our hotel to make sure we will be picked up on time.

9. Penca Beach

Playa Potrero, Costa Rica
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5 based on 18 reviews

Penca Beach

Reviewed By iloveholidays74 - alberta

A little confusing to find but we eventually made our way to this beach. Turn at the coffee shop across from the green space in the small town of Potrero. Not the white sand that some claimed, but rather black sand covered by a layer of white-ish sand, nice none the less. Almost no one there meant that it was quiet except for the odd party of quads going by. Not many trees for shade but the day we went had a lot of cloud so it wasn't necessary to find shade. No vendors so bring our own food/drinks. Great place to body surf and read a good book.

10. Scooters

Playa Potrero, Costa Rica +506 8993 6222
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5 based on 16 reviews

Scooters

Reviewed By Tripp T - Escazu, Costa Rica

I rented for a week from Steven in February. Great experience all the way around. The scooter was in great mechanical condition and well equipped. It really made getting around to explore so much more convenient. I'd rent again without hesitation. Terrific experience and thanks!

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