Welcome to Playa Potrero | Surfside Estates & Pacific Heights

About Playa Potrero.....  Potrero is a vibrant community on Guanacaste’s Gold Coast that’s very popular with visitors yet retains its small-town charm. Located between Flamingo and Las Catalinas, it offers easy access to three beaches and a central location to strike out for destinations north or south. 

Like most authentically Costa Rican towns, the Potrero downtown has a central soccer field, church, school and shops — but unlike most downtowns, it’s just one block from the beach. Branching out from this central hub, there are multiple residential developments, hillside mansions, luxury hotels and great restaurants.

On the southern outskirts is the popular town of Surfside, where many expats live in an exclusive yet accessible neighborhood a few blocks from the beach. Surfside’s hopping main street, just two or three blocks long, is packed with restaurants, bars, shops, tour agencies, an all-inclusive hotel and a sailing center. Krain Costa Rica’s central office is located at the western end of this main street, sharing a building with a great little grocery store and a pharmacy. We made this our base for a reason — we love Potrero and would recommend it to anyone. This coastline is known for having some 300 days of sunshine a year. Rainfall is rare during the dry season, which lasts from mid-November through April. The rainy season (or “green season”) lasts from May through October, yet compared to most of Costa Rica it’s more like “Rainy Season Lite.” September and October are known for big downpours, but Guanacaste receives much less rain from May through August. Guanacaste is also less humid than the central and southern Pacific Coast or the muggy Caribbean. A 10-minute drive from downtown Potrero, the brand-new Flamingo Marina is now open to the public. This state-of-the-art marina will attract yachts, fishing boats, sailboats and affluent visitors from all over the world, and it’s likely to revitalize the economy of this entire coastline. This makes Potrero an excellent place to invest in real estate, and the sooner the better. Prices are already rising in anticipation of the marina’s opening, and we expect current buyers to see excellent return on their investments.

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Villa Ballena: Sleek Beachfront Masterpiece in Costa Rica

House — Residential Sale

Playa Potrero, Tempate, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Meaning “Whale House” in Spanish, Villa Ballena certainly lives up to its name, boasting nearly 5000 square feet of space to enjoy rain or shine. As you enter the home, your eyes are immediately drawn to the grand 50-feet high foyer,...

  • 5
  • 5
  • Total Lot Size : 443.00 m² (4,768.39 sq ft)
  • $3,650,000

Casa Oltmann: Beach Front Mansion

House — Residential Sale

Playa Potrero, Tempate, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

This beachfront mansion offers comfort, beauty and is equipped with the latest in technologies, appliances, and systems to make your Costa Rican retreat a relaxing and enjoyable experience.

  • 5
  • 3
  • Total Lot Size : 1,128.00 m² (12,141.64 sq ft)
  • $3,375,000

Villa de Oro: Near the Coast House For Sale in Playa Potrero

House — Residential Sale

Playa Potrero, Tempate, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Villa de Oro is a 4 bed, 4 bath luxury home situated above Potrero Bay in the Pacific Heights neighborhood, adjacent to Las Catalinas and its miles of hiking and biking trails. Up here, with views over the brand new Flamingo Marina,...

  • 4
  • 4
  • Total Lot Size : 0.73 ha (1.80 acre)
  • $1,195,000

VILLA MARSEILLE: VILLA MARSEILLE - Located in Potrero

House — Residential Sale

Playa Potrero, Tempate, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Magnificent project of architect's villa(410m2) with a pool & view of nature, valley, and sea.

  • 4
  • 4
  • Total Lot Size : 0.58 ha (1.43 acre)
  • $1,070,000

Casa Maravilloso: Beautiful Ocean Views in Pacific Heights

House — Residential Sale

Playa Potrero, Tempate, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

This 3 bedroom/4 Bathroom home plus guesthouse is situated in Pacific Heights and it enjoys beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean. There is plenty of extra room to add another casita, expand the main house or build a brand-new home!...

  • 4
  • 4
  • Total Lot Size : 2.00 ha (4.94 acre)
  • $849,000

Casa Elena: 4 Bedroom Home Just Steps to Potrero Beach!

House — Residential Sale

Playa Potrero, Tempate, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Casa Elena is a brand new construction 4 bedroom, 3 bath home located in the community of Surfside Estates, Playa Potrero that offers a fresh, modern concept and is only a one-minute walk to the beach! Casa Elena also features a bonus of...

  • 4
  • 3
  • Total Lot Size : 343.60 m² (3,698.46 sq ft)
  • $660,000

Casitas Kayanne: Near the Coast Property with Two Homes, Charming Palapa and Pool!

Other — Residential Sale

Playa Potrero, Tempate, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Welcome to Casitas Kayenne, a unique property that offers the best of tropical living in Costa Rica. Situated near the coast, this delightful retreat boasts not one but two charming homes, making it an ideal investment opportunity. With a...

  • 4
  • 4
  • Total Lot Size : 500.00 m² (5,381.93 sq ft)
  • $525,000

Serene Escape B&B: Imagine waking up every morning to the soothing sounds of nature, just steps away from pristine white sand beaches.

House — Residential Sale

Playa Potrero, Tempate, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Welcome to your new slice of paradise in Playa Potrero, Guanacaste, Costa Rica! Nestled in this sought-after beach town, this custom-built 3-bedroom bed and breakfast is your ticket to starting a fresh chapter in the vibrant Costa Rican...

  • 3
  • 3
  • Total Lot Size : 714.00 m² (7,685.40 sq ft)
  • $525,000

Casa Lipari: Just Finished, Beautiful house for sale!

House — Residential Sale

Playa Potrero, Tempate, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Just Finished! This contemporary style home was designed for entertaining in mind and boasts over 2604.87 square feet of indoor and outdoor living.

  • 3
  • 3
  • Total Lot Size : 689.00 m² (7,416.30 sq ft)
  • $489,000

Surfside Tower 205: Spacious 3 Bedroom Condo by the Beach

Condominium — Residential Sale

Surfside, Potrero, Cabo Velas, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

The Surfside Tower development is a rare find, containing 16 condos and features lush gardens with lovely mature Guanacaste trees. The condominium provides 24-hour gated security, private secured parking, private owner storage, elevator...

  • 3
  • 2
  • Total Lot Size : 119.90 m² (1,290.59 sq ft)
  • $429,900

Surfside Place 8: Fantastic Two Bedroom Condo by the Ocean!

Condominium — Residential Sale

Playa Potrero, Tempate, Santa Cruz, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Surfside Place 8 is a beautifully-appointed 2 bedroom condo with 1280 square feet of living space, a fabulous veranda overlooking the lush jungle and the zero-entry pool with separate jacuzzi in a small complex, less than 100 yards from...

  • 2
  • 2
  • Total Lot Size : 119.56 m² (1,286.93 sq ft)
  • $359,000