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Our favorite in the area!

Your picture perfect tropical white sandy beach with lovely clear turquoise water! Shade can be... read more

Reviewed April 23, 2018
supgirl2018
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Sherwood Park, Canada
Beautiful Penca!

Just a short walk from the main road Camino Las catalinas. Beautiful white sand beach. Ideal for... read more

Reviewed April 21, 2018
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“body surf” (2 reviews)
“white sand” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Playa Potrero, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Your picture perfect tropical white sandy beach with lovely clear turquoise water! Shade can be hard to come by if it's busy so we recommend an umbrella or shade tent. Good for couples or families. There are no restaurants or groceries nearby so pack a...More

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Reviewed 21 April 2018 via mobile

Just a short walk from the main road Camino Las catalinas. Beautiful white sand beach. Ideal for families and / or couples. Don't forget to bring your suncream and some water ;-)

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

This was the limit of where we could get to with our transportation. This beautiful beach has awesome sunset views. If you go to the end of the beach it is very quiet. If there during the sunset you watch the sunset sailing going on...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2018

We were staying at a resort at the next beach and walked everyday, during low tide, to swim, relax and read. Penca Beach was a beautiful and peaceful discovery!!!

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Reviewed 22 March 2018

Pena beach is one of the best kept secrets in the town of Playa Potrero. Because of that, there are hardly any people on the beach, at any time (I've heard Xmas week there are more families there as locals are off and spending time...More

Thank Diana P
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Clear water,nice waves and nice beach. Park around the corner from the bar for free. Drive way down the road behind the bar. Some guy will try to get $$ from you. Just drive by

Thank Steve D
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

We spent a lot of time at this beach as it was close to where we were staying on our recent and first trip to Costa Rica. We got lucky that this is the beach that was closest to us, we pretty much visited all...More

Thank Clem G
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

We pretty much had the beach to ourselves here. Nice big shady tree near entrance. Park right at rhe entrance to the beach! Current can be strong. May not be great for young swimmers

Thank bonniebail
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

White sand, gentle surf for this part of Costa Rica, some shade from beach trees. Headlands at each end of the beach and small island offshore. Best to visit with 4WD so you can reach more secluded spots on the beach. Even a tiny bar...More

Thank blairhankins33
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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Playa Penca may be a bit difficult to get to on the rutty road leading to it, but once you are there it was worth the trip! Nice white sand, relatively secluded, with a few trees for shade. This Year they have someone renting lounge...More

Thank Dreinauer
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