Penca Beach
Penca Beach
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davethedrill
Hemel Hempstead, UK2,231 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
Excellent quiet beach
Super sand
Beautiful views
Great for walking
Access via a cobbled road
No bars on the beach which is a shame
Written 1 February 2023
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Stacey J
4 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Beautiful beach. We got married here in April 2022, so quiet in high season for such a lovely beach. I’m sure we will return again!
Written 3 August 2022
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JCC952014
Taverny, France75 contributions
Apr 2022
We went there on Sunday morning and there was really few people.

The sand is white, there is a few trees for some shadow, the sea was quiet with small waves.

There is no restaurant or bar. The place is very nice and quiet.

One of the best beach I have seen in Costa Rica
Written 23 May 2022
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Bill M
Winnipeg, Canada85 contributions
Jan 2022
Was within walking distance of our place and decent sand and water and very quiet (good enough for us)
Written 22 January 2022
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lehpares
Curridabat, Costa Rica57 contributions
Aug 2021
White sand, beautiful sunset, fantastic for many water sports or just relax, Penca Beach is, along with Pietra Beach, the best beaches in Potrero.
Written 3 August 2021
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OCDane
Los Angeles, CA1,006 contributions
May 2021
Beautiful beach, but no restaurants or service in any form, it is kind of your own little paradise (if you bring all you need).
Sand is a little more white,
Written 17 May 2021
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Rochelle F
Randolph, NJ820 contributions
Mar 2020
Ask for directions from Playa Portero (sand there is more brown and that beach is just ok). A local told us to go to Penca Beach as the sand is white, the beach large and not so many waves. We put our things under a tree as there are no facilities here. The beach was not crowded (so nice after Tamarindo and other touristy spots). The water was wonderful. You might be lucky to snorkel off by the rocks, but the day we were there is was too murky to see much.

If you walk all the way down to the other end of the beach, there is a wonderful beach bar hidden called Stefanies. Chef Fabio cooked us a wonderful Italian lunch. We sat out doors to eat and it was really a lovely day.

May be best to visit on weekdays as this beach is one the locals like and it is probably busy on weekends.
Written 17 May 2020
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LWickiser
Atlanta, GA101 contributions
Mar 2020
This is one of the prettiest beaches in the area! The sand is white and so beautiful and the water is a gorgeous shade of blue. We were there at high tide so the water was a little rough but we had fun getting knocked around by the waves- just be careful as rip currents can be strong in some areas. Access to this beach is easy and there's plenty of parking- most of which is shaded which is a plus! There's not much shade on the beach- only a few spots but as we were really just there to swim we didn't mind. My only regret is not going back in the evening to watch the sunset. Next time for sure!
Written 12 March 2020
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gypsycontessa
Merritt, Canada80 contributions
Feb 2020
Walk to the north end of the beach in Playa Potrero. Walk in towards town and look for a sign that says 300 metres to Playa Penca. White sand, spotless beach and beautiful water. A few small snack places open, depending on the season. Beautiful.
Written 2 March 2020
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John M
United Kingdom472 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Nice little quiet beach but no real facilities other than a local shop and very little cover from the sun!
Written 14 February 2020
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