Poor Calzon

Looking for a stunning white sand beach in Guanacaste? Definitely check out Poor Calzon Beach! 🇨🇷

Poor Calzon is on the peninsula which separates Playa Hermosa and Playas del Coco, on the northwest Pacific side of Costa Rica. An already beautiful area, this beach is on another level.

Bumpy Drive

To get there, you’ll take Route 159, which connects Hermosa and Coco. There’s a large green tarp fence with a small security shack. The dirt road is not well marked, so be sure to drive slow enough to see it. Check out the previous video where we drove into an adjacent beach so you can see where to enter.

You can find the previous video HERE

There’s a long dirt road which isn’t in the best condition. Travelling on this road with a raised 4×4 is a breeze, but you can expect a bumpy ride in a smaller car. Playa Penca is all the way at the end of this road, but if you’re looking to visit Poor Calzon Beach, you’re going to stop about half way.

There’s a gent in the parking area who will guide you in for parking and watch the cars. Be sure to bring a few thousand colon to pay at the end of the day. This is a few dollars in USD or CAD.

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A Bit Of A Hike

You’re going to walk down the side of the mountain along a winding path. It’s a few minutes walk, so be sure to carry only however much you’re going to be able to make it with – a few beach towels and some snacks for sure.

When you arrive at the beach you’ll find perfect white sand and crystal clear water. At the time of filming this video, the tide is almost at its lowest. This allows you to walk along the rocks which flank the beach. You’ll also be able to snorkel with more ease to the deeper parts of the water.

Snorkeling in this location is amazing. You’ll see all kinds of curious fish which will hang out right around your feet. There’s blue fish which have an interesting needle like fin on them. Sting rays can be seen scrolling around the bottom in the deeper parts, but were also swimming up to the more shallow locations.

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Rocks To The East

There’s a submerged rock formation at the east side of the beach (right as you enter), which stays submerged and acts as a refuge for smaller fish. There were many incredible and unique fish swimming around these rocks which are very accessible for snorkeling. If you don’t have a snorkel set, you can use normal swim goggles which will still allow you to check out the cool fish.

Watch out for sea urchins on the rocks to the east and west if you’re venturing a bit further out.

Back on the beach, sun tanning and relaxing are popular. You can also bring down a soccer ball and play on the massive white sand beach.

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