Penca Beach, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

playa penca

The most beautiful beach in Carrillo

Almost virginal, perhaps due to its difficult access (a 4×4 is recommended and cars must be parked 1.5 km from the beach, from there you must walk, as there is only a pedestrian crossing) it maintains a clean, pure appearance.

A heavenly beach with white sand and calm, crystalline waters. It seduces true beach lovers. In my opinion, it is the most beautiful in the area but curiously it is not the most popular for those who visit El Coco.

Important information

Beach Sunset




Beach Siwmming


Beach Lenght

800 meters

Beach Sand

White sand and light brown

Beach Shadows




Stones Underwater



Playa Penca, in the Carrillo canton, Guanacaste, located 10 km north of Playa Coco, 50 km from Liberia, Guanacaste.

How to get?

4.5 hours driving from San José, drive to Route 27, pass Orotina, then exit at El Roble on the Inter-American Route. After Abangares drive to Liberia, then drive for an hour to Playa del Coco, then the last 3 kilometers to Playa Penca. The main entrance is a little hidden. 2 km before to arrive Hermosa beach, on main street there is a entrance of green sieve and a surveillance booth.

Nearby Beaches

  1. Bonita Beach (900 m)
  2. Buena Beach (900 m)
  3. Calzón de Pobre Beach (500 m)
  4. Panamá Beach (4.5km)
  5. Arenillas Beach (6km)
  6. Coco Beach (9km)

Other activities

  • Tour Blanca Beach
  • Papagayo Tour

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