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Address: Playa Hermosa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

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Mild swells perfect for beginning surfers. Bring your own chair/umbrella/towel. Arrive early as shade can be limited! The dogs were friendly and barked ar everything. There is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Mild swells perfect for beginning surfers. Bring your own chair/umbrella/towel. Arrive early as shade can be limited! The dogs were friendly and barked ar everything. There is a perfect sun/shade area just past the first lifeguard platform. Its away from the water, but you get a great view of the entire beach!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Huge, clean, great for swimming, surfing, beach tennis, sun bathing and anything else you could think of! The name Playa Hermosa means beautiful beach and they're not lying!

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Super Wide beach with big sand bars and very few people. Nice spot to learn to surf. Beach access is a bit secluded so many not know it is there. Our 3rd time to this area and only our first time to Playa Hermosa.

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Pearland, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This is a great beach to visit and the surf is usually pretty good. Close to Santa Teresa so if you don't find a restaurant that sounds good to you in Hermosa, there are plenty more a short distance away.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Just north of Santa Teresa, less populated area. We stayed at Shaka just down the path to the beach. A great place to call home for a week and a half.

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Long Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Playa Hermosa was one of my favourite beaches on the peninsula. The beaches are nice and secluded making a true tropical feel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Lovely body surfing, if you can dodge the surf school students. We rented a quad in Montezuma, drove past the better known beaches to visit (and revisit and revisit) this beach because it is laid back, not crowded, with a few spots to park and to sit in the shade between dips. A good restaurant afterwards, fill up with gas,... More 

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Woodside, Ca
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Locals beach. Tons of surfing and surfers. Everyone very very nice. There are NO services here though. Nada. Just surfing.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Playa Hermosa was our go to spot for beach days where we wanted to get into the water. The waves are strong but consistent and made for wonderful swimming and bodysurfing. The beach is long and wide and it is easy to find a spot... section to call your own even on the busiest days. It was a bit of... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

The highly-recommended Nalu Surf School in Santa Teresa brought us here, and the short drive from Santa Teresa was well worth it for this beautiful beach with great waves - fun for the whole family!

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Address: Address: Playa Hermosa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
Location: Central America  >  Costa Rica  >  Province of Puntarenas  >  Santa Teresa

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