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“Beautiful” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Playa Hermosa

Playa Hermosa
Playa Hermosa, Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
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Type: Beaches
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Spokane, Washington, United States
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

My husband took a surf lesson here, and I came along to watch and see a different beach. It was beautiful. Lots of trees in the parking area with lots of monkeys. The water was so blue and the beach was clean and not crowded at all. We came back two more times during our week in Santa Teresa. I boogie boarded one day and it was fun for that as well as for my husband to practice his surfing.

Visited January 2013
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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
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“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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