Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Playa Potrero

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Best Budget-Friendly Things to Do in Playa Potrero

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  • ksa0409
    Great Falls, VA52 contributions
    We spent three days in Potrero. The only thing that stopped us from being a five-star experience was the sand color. It sounds like a ridiculous thing to criticize, but the brown sand although very soft, almost resembles mud. Other than that, there are some wonderful restaurants in the area, And if you have a car, it is fun to go to Playa flamingo and up to the high-end restaurants in Las Catalinas. We truly enjoyed our stay.
    Written 16 December 2021
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  • Stacey J
    4 contributions
    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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  • Robert K
    5 contributions
    This was our second time renting golf carts from Jennifer and Chip in Playa Flamingo. What you need to know is that you get so much more than you would think beyond renting a vehicle.

    They helped us find tours, find a photographer, and answer any questions we might have. They responded to our any of our messages within minutes and helped us when we had to adjust all of our reservations because someone was unable to come at the last minute.

    Also, we did have some mechanical issues with the carts but to say that they were responsive is an understatement. They immediately responded, had a mechanic to fix it (even on New Year's Eve) and went as far as to drive our group in their own car while it was repaired.

    I fully recommend using this company.
    Written 7 January 2023
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  • martin k
    1 contribution
    Our family of 4 spent a week in Playa Potrero. Justin and his outfitters were superb from start to finish. He was always quick to respond and upfront about costs and all the details. We scheduled everything before we left, 3 hour ATV in the mountains and a 2 hour sunset beach ride.

    They'll transport you or you can meet them. Paying cash saves you money, but you can use credit cards. Actually, our stay in CR was via mostly just using credit cards. We brought some US dollars and got a few Colones from the supermarket, never had to use the ATM.

    We followed our guide up to the ATV place, All of us had no experience(including two teens). They explained everything, and we practiced a short bit in the parking area, helmets, goggles, face scarves, and then we were off. A bit on the road then off road past farms, small villages, through shallow rivers, seeing animals,. monkeys, waterfalls, lots of pictures.

    For the horseback ride, Justin drove my wife and youngest daughter(both highly experienced riders) to nearby Brasilito beach where they met up with a local guide and then rode over to beautiful Conchal beach by the Westin- walk, trot, cantor, all according to one's capabilities. Too much fun!

    Justin arranged the trips for just us alone. The prices are extremely reasonable. The guides were safety minded. Highly recommended! We'll use him when we come back- lots of neat choices for adventure. Got to do the catamaran. Many thanks Justin!
    Written 20 January 2023
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  • Esther A
    14 contributions
    On our family visit to Potrero we spent quite a bit of time exploring through the Sailing Center. The staff (Justin and Erica) were incredibly helpful and welcoming and the guides (Capi and Danny) were extremely personable and experienced.

    We rented kayaks and did a fishing trip. We caught so much fish and the little restaurant next to it (Hemmingways) was able to cook our fish for us in a few different preparations (poke, sliders, and fried) that were all great!!

    On the fishing trip we saw loads of turtles, rays leaping and twirling over the water, and a pod of dolphins. Totally worth it!!

    Thank you to all at the sailing center, you really made our stay in Potrero amazing!!
    Written 18 November 2022
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  • Timothy J
    Surrey, Canada1 contribution
    Once again we had the pleasure to sail with Captain Jack ,and again it was all we hoped for ,he found us a good snorkelling spot ,saw mating turtles ,jumping rays and porpoise all in the peace of only the wind in our sails . For a intermit sail call Jack .
    Written 25 November 2021
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  • Barbara1077
    San Francisco, CA14 contributions
    My family booked the 1/2 day river rafting trip and we loved every minute!
    The bus picked us up promptly from our villa. It was clean and air conditioned, and all aspects of the drive and the experience were handled well-very professional in all regards. The Tenorio river was beautiful. The guides were experienced and extremely capable, as well as fun to be with. Their pleasant personalities added to the fun. We are a family of 19, and ll ages from 78 to 7 were cared for and well attended. Everyone had a great time!! We felt that all safety precautions were taken, and we felt confidence in all our rafting guides. The pictures taken of the experience were very high quality, and so much fun to look at after the trip. I definitely recommend purchasing them; reliving the trip through the pictures is definitely great. The trip was also planned well. Snacks were provided before the bus ride to the lunch area-so no one went hungry or thirsty. The lunch was well planned, and tasty enough--and then we boarded the bus back to our home. The bus ride was long, though. It was necessary because we were at sea level in Tamarindo, and the river is in the mountains. And of course, there was holiday traffic on the way home. This was explained to us so we understood, but it would have been better if we had known how long the ride was before we signed up for the trip. It was booked as a half day rafting trip with lunch, but in reality, it was a full day's adventure. This shouldn't deter anyone from doing the rafting trip, though. The experience of the rafting is well worth the drive. These memories will last a lifetime. Costa Rica and this rafting experience are perfect examples of the pura vida lifestyle of the country--the people organizing it and running it were happy, courteous, and helpful. They even looked as if they were enjoying the experience, too. One other thing--having water booties was a good thing to wear -just for walking over the few rocks to get to the rafts. I bought mine there-but they didn't have all sizes. Most people on our trip did not have them-so it is not a requirement, but I found it helpful. ( I am 77.) It might be better to buy them at the souvenir shops in town if you choose to wear them.
    Written 3 January 2023
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