I was born and raised in Costa Rica. Every year my family would go to the beach for the holidays. One place we always enjoyed was Pirates Bay. So after many years living in the States, I was anxious to go back to Guanacaste and re-visit the beaches my dad took us to as kids. On our recent trip to Guanacaste, we stayed in a villa at Pirates Bay. This place has been ruined by the foreigners that bought it. The villa we stayed in had a smell that would gag a maggot. Both the villa and the grounds are worn out and in bad shape. The Italian guy/owner managing this place is rude and obnoxious. We weren’t robbed but an Americans car was broken into while we were there –the robbers took their passports, wallets, and cell phones. We went to a local bar, and asked the locals what happened to this place. The beach is filthy dirty, the roads in and out were enough to jar a tooth loose- long story short, after hearing the disturbing stories from my fellow countryman we packed up and left. Fortunately the rest of the beaches I remember as being clean and fun are still that way-in fact some were better than I remembered. I will never go back to Pirates Bay-I prefer to remember the positive family memories from many years ago.There are many clean beaches and hotels in Costa Rica you to enjoy - skip this one.
- Also Known As:
- Bahia De Los Piratas Hotel Playa Conchal
- Bahia De Los Piratas Costa Rica/Playa Conchal