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Potrero is a city in Costa Rica.

Get in[edit]

Offroad from LIR airport 40km. Comunidad-Sardinal-Potrero On winter 4x4 need it, you will cross a small river.

Regular route from LIR airport 66km. Belen-Huacas-Brasilito-Potrero

Get around[edit]

Walk or ride a bike. Potrero is tiny.

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Do[edit][add listing]

  • Look for monkeys and other wildlife.
  • Go snorkeling at Playa Danta, Dantita, or Prieta. Hurry and experience the abundant wildlife while it is still there.
  • Talk to and hang out with the locals.
  • Kayak, Fish, or Snorkel with local mariner Walter Moreno

Contact Walter Moreno at 8760.5459 or [email protected]

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • NASU Restaurant, (2 kilometers from Flamingo intersection, Playa Potrero. Beach Front Hotel Bahía del Sol). Open from 6:00 a.m. to 22:00 p.m. Come and enjoy our Sunset Hour 16:30 p.m. to 18:30 p.m. Amazing and delicious food mix of Costa Rican and International cuisine. Decide to eat on the garden or inside of our restaurant area. Enjoy our sunsets and beach front property. Right in the heart of Potrero were you can walk to a supermarket or visit other properties.
  • Restaurante Sol y Mar, (100 meters north of the soccer field, Playa Potrero. Next to Super Catalinas). Open all day, closed on Sundays. This family run restaurant in the heart of Potrero serves excellent, traditional Guanacastecan food. A great place to eat breakfast, lunch, or dinner and catch a glimpse of the authentic Costa Rican lifestyle. A simple, rancho style building with large Guanacaste tree trunk tables, and well landscaped with native tropical plants. Very popular among locals and tourists alike, and it is not uncommon to see Howler Monkeys playing in the mango trees that surround the restaurant. Specializes in seafood. Try the whole red snapper or grilled mahi mahi. The generous portions, excellent prices, accommodating, friendly, English speaking family make Sol y Mar the gastronomic gem of Guanacaste. Credit cards now accepted.

Soda Marcell: A local casual restaurant located on the road coming into Potrero from Flamingo, on the left hand side. Open for breakfast and lunch, and occasionally for private groups for dinner. Serves authentic Costa Rican food (gallo pinto, maduros, arroz con pollo, casados, and more, as well as excellent fruit smoothies) at very reasonable prices. Cash and credit card are accepted.

Las Brisas Restaurante y Bar, the only beach-front restaurant or bar in Potrero. Great seafood and a great view.

Drink[edit][add listing]

  • Las Brisas Bar - Wednesday night is Ladies Night, the only night of the week when things really get going. Free ghetto drinks for the ladies from 10-11. Should really be called 'Guy's Night' because of all the sketchy Nicaraguan men hanging outside staring at people. Good times to be had though.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Find a local family and arrange a homestay. Most of the families in Potrero do homestays for Spanish students who study at CPI in Flamingo, so they are setup for this and are very welcoming.


Abriendo Mentes [1] is a US 501(c)3 non profit organization with an office and classroom space in Playa Potrero. The organization is primarily dedicated to teaching English and technology skills to youth and adults in the area. Additional activities are provided weekly for children, including art, sports, dance, and music activities. Another focus of Abriendo Mentes is community engagement, which includes a women's microenterprise initiative called Mujeres Activas de Potrero (MAP). MAP consists of a group of local women who sew handbags, yoga bags, wristlets, and do other sewing repairs or custom-made products. They sell their wares in The Shop, in the office next to Abriendo Mentes. Volunteer and internship opportunities are available year round; minimum commitment is usually 3 months.


Get out[edit]

Buses leave from the soccer field every couple of hours.

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