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“Picturesque” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Playa Hermosa

Playa Hermosa
Playa Hermosa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Picturesque”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

My boyfriend had a surf lesson here one day so I tagged along. This beach was breathtaking. Flat, long, gentle waves, beautiful views. It was perfect!

Visited January 2013
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Whistler, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Quiet, clean and safe”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Its a bit out of town but worth getting to. Sandy beach, long flat beach, surfing for all levels and clean.

Visited November 2012
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Palo Alto, California, United States
2 reviews
“Beginner beach break”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

This is an absolutely awesome place to learn how to surf. I took lessons from Ismael at Pranamar and loved it. Wear sunscreen, and keep your eyes forward and your knees bent.

Visited January 2013
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Hinsdale, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great swimming beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

This long and wide beach was always filled with families and new surfers. The waves were gentler than some of the other beaches and you needed to walk out pretty far--50 to 75 yards--to have the water reach your waist. Great for beginning surfers.

Visited December 2012
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Stowe, Vermont
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Disappointment”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

We came and it was a filthy beach. It was odd, Santa Teresa was clean and so was Mal Pais but this beach was loaded with wood and trash, it seems like it just caught all the trash for some reason, maybe a weird tide or something but personally, I'll stay in Santa Teresa and on the beach next visit, it really is one of the top beaches in the world.

Visited May 2012
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