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Playa Hermosa

Playa Hermosa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

If you are learning to surf, you must go there. All types of waves... You can rent a board 24h for $10.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Perfect breaks, sandy bottom, warm water and consistent waves make Playa Hermosa one of the best places in the world to learn how to surf.

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Zealand, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Great surfing and beautiful beach at the edge of the rainforest. Few but very good restaurants. Feels like staying in the jungle but with beach access.

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theteah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This beautiful unspoiled beach is about a 10 minute drive from Fuego Lodge in Santa Teresa so you will need a quad or a car, but is is so worth is to learn to surf. The waves are consistently big past the break so you can watch the really good surfers, while the rest of us surf on the white... More

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Allendale, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Stunningly beautiful, lush landscape, great waves for surfing, boogie boarding or just playing. Playa Hermosa in the Nicoya Peninsula is now at the top of my favorite beaches list, it was previously the Bermuda beaches, which are pristine however Playa Hermosa and all the Santa Teresa/ Malpais area edges out Bermuda for its less developed, more natural and lush landscape.... More

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Kensington, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Great Beach - naturally setting. Flat sand beach... great for surfing especially for beginners. Even saw 10 to 14 monkeys one morning!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

One of the best beaches in the world when the marea is not too high. At sunset you can hardly not fall in love with such a place.

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Boulder, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This seems to be the go to place if you need a beach for kids. The surf is smaller and the current is weaker than in other spots. Plus there is a guy watching cars, which made me feel good about parking.

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

It's beautiful, enough said! I don't want the world coming into this idyllic paradise! No huge beachfront hotels, no paved roads, no vendors selling me pipa fria or renting me a chair/umbrella it's a untouched part of costa rica...perfect place to beach, to breathe, to be.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Surf here if your a beginner. Location from St. Teresa: toward Manzanillo, turn left after Koji's (an amazing Japanese/sushi spot known by locals), no signs, ask a local if you can't find.

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