Turtle on Costa Rica beach
Plan A Trip To This Underrated Costa Rican Beach That Locals Love
At Playa Calzon de Pobre on the northwestern side of Costa Rica, the temperature is around 80 degrees F most of the year. Known to locals, it's not big with tourists yet.
You can take a boat there or charter a boat tour from Playa del Coco to visit. You can also drive in, but the dirt road to get there isn’t easy on a regular car.
From the parking lot, it's a half-mile walk to the beach (it’s a steep walk, so don't try it in flip-flops.) There are no facilities here, so bring everything
in with you.
The water at Playa Calzon de Pobre is very clear and calm, so it's a good spot for kids and tentative swimmers. That also means this area is great for snorkeling.
The beach has rock formations jutting out on either side. There are a ton of fish to see, including wrasse, damselfish, angelfish, butterflyfish, pufferfish, and porcupine fish.
To keep these beautiful animals safer, use reef-safe sunscreen like Coral Isles Sunscreen SPF 50. Make sure you pack out what you pack in to keep Playa Calzon de Pobre pristine.