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“Kid Friendly” 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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“Kid Friendly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013 via mobile

The long flat shore allows for slow gentle breaks that are the best in the region for kids to enjoy what they traditionally love doing at the beach. Ie. playing in the sand, jumping waves, surfing or boogie boarding, etc. This beach has soft fine sand with numerous lemon sized rocks scattered along the shoreline. All beaches advise to watch out for rip currents, I'm convinced all beaches at certain times of day on certain breaks all should be watched for a few hours. The several days we spent sun worshipping found nothing terrible to navigate around in just simple fun for our kids ages 5-11, with great beginner surf for all ages. I advise renting from Kina Surf Shop in Santa Teresa. There is a security guard in the shade tree parking area but don't be so naive to think that they weren't hired to be there for a reason, lock your vehicle, and mind your belongings.

Visited June 2013
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Fort Worth, Texas
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“Loved it here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Loved spending the day here! Rented some boogie boards for $8 at del soul and had a blast in the waves. The beach is HUGE. There were security guards at the parking area and we were able to leave our bags and stuff in the car without worry. Watched some surfers for awhile. Overall it was just a lovely day!

Visited June 2013
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Boulder, Colorado
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“great for swimming and beginning surfers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

gorgeous, sandy bottom with few rocks and gentle waves, we took a taxi from Santa Teresa twice and had them come pick us up. Both drivers were right on time.

Visited June 2013
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Denver, Colorado
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“Beautiful sandy beach.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

Beach is nice and flat, good surfing and verrrry peaceful. Just a five minute drive from Santa Teresa.

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Toronto, Canada
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“the beach of your dreams”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

This beach is EMPTY and stunning. Don't forget your sunscreen! A little tricky to find, but well worth the trip.

Visited March 2013
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