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“Watch out for thieves!” 4 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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Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Watch out for thieves!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Gorgeous beach with a nice beach break. Be aware of rip currents and thieves. Don't leave anything in your car. It is guaranteed it will be gone.

Visited April 2013
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Costa Rica
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Beautiful little paradise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Gorgeous beach with plenty of shade trees. Crystal clear water for swimming & snorkeling. It is a great beach to spend the day.

Visited May 2013
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Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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“Get a quad!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

when staying in any of the beaches nearby get a quad and then you can travel around the best way possible from montezuma (if you're active you only need a day trip here and best way is by quad) and all the remote beaches at the tip of the peninsula.....if you have the time get a quad for 48 hours and this allows you plenty of time to explore and enjoy where you find. Playa Hermosa was one of the nicest places for sunset, swimming and gentle rolling waves for beginner surfers

Visited April 2013
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Carson City, Nevada
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Hermosa means beautiful...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

and they aren't kidding! This beach at the far end of the Mal Pais/ Santa Teresa area is a bit tough to get to and a quad or 4WD is recommended, but so worth the visit. Good waves on a beach break, lots of palms for shade, clean! Our favorite beach there.

Visited April 2013
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San Diego, California
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“Nice beach north of Santa Teresa, we went surfing there too.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Secluded and pristine. It is a great surfing beach. We took our kids surfing there after surfing in Santa Teresa in the mornings.

Visited March 2013
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