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“Nice but not spectacular” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Playa Hermosa

Playa Hermosa
#7 Monte Bello, Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Activities: Sailing, Snorkeling, Surfing
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Owner description: We offer educational, due diligence tours of the Guanacaste area for people who are considering relocating to Costa Rica.
Denver, Colorado, United States
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“Nice but not spectacular”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

This sounds like I am being a snob, but that is not my intent. Playa Hermosa is a very nice beach. It is clean and has all the services that you need. But, it is a long way from being spectacular. We visited seven beaches--Hermosa was ranked fifth. Playa Coco came in last (dirty, small, and generally unpleasant), but let me be clear that Hermosa was much, much nicer than Coco. It is a quite beach and we had a good time walking it each morning. I think the thing that pulled Hermosa down in my opinion was its muddy brown sand, which caused the very clear water to appear equally murky (when, in fact, it was not at all). We liked the people at Playa Hermosa very much and do not have any problem recommending it as a place to visit. If you go, stay on the beach.

Visited July 2013
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Corpus Christi, Texas
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“Very clean beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Beautiful clean beach. Careful with small children. The waves are very strong. Come up right to the edge of the water. Not very many vendors trying to sell you stuff. Hotel has beach chairs located on beach for Villas Sol guest with drinks to anyone staying there. That was unexpected and awesome!

Visited July 2013
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Atlanta, GA
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“Great Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

Just a quiet, relaxing beach. Get a massage for $25/hour from "Maria" or just chill with a cold Imperial. Not a rocking place, just a laid-back place to do what beaches are made for.

Visited July 2013
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Reno, Nevada
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“10 days of fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Liked the quiet and peaceful surroundings. It was just me and my teenage girls. Playa del Coco was a hopping spring break like town over the hills about 6 miles (10k) away. The people of Costa Rica are awesome. Tico Tours was great. We did four excursions with them and I would rate it from top to bottom;
All day canopy tour to Borinquen, white water rafting Tenorio River, Arenal volcano (long day in the car), and snorkeling was not that great around Playa Panama.

Visited June 2013
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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“Sick, Chill Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Families, couples, just not for spring-breakers, unless they're regretting decisions they made in undergrad, and now don't have the funding to actually do the things they really love to do!

Visited June 2013
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